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Mixing It Up With Prints and Patterns

Inject some boldness into your look and become a certified master of fashion mixology.

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The Illuminating Art of Tinsel Painting

Within the gas lamp-lit homes of the 19th century, a mysterious artform shimmers with clues about the history of women and domesticity.

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Story Board: Gifts for Bookish Girls

She notices the sentences that end in prepositions. She notices your gnarled grammar. She remembers whole conversations of words you might have said.

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Kitchen Histories: Cranberry Sauce Serving Set

This faddish object combined old school elegance and modern day convenience to showcase the side dish everyone overlooks: cranberry sauce.

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Horse Crazy

“Horses are subtle teachers and quiet therapists. They can elicit love from a wounded heart and share legs with a damaged body.”

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Collecting English Transferware: One Woman’s Story

One woman’s passion for collecting created an unexpected opportunity when her family faced dire financial hardships.

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History Lesson: Stanhope Viewers

There’s more than meets the eye to these appealing trinkets — they double as viewers for microscopic photographs showing famous scenes and sights.

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Waste Not: The Art of Inventive Repair

The creative ways our ancestors repaired their most precious possessions is an astonishing, valuable lesson in learning how to make do.

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History Lesson: Libby Prison Bloodhound Hooked Rug

This striking rug marks a juncture between the rise of an uniquely American handcraft and a cultural interest in commemoration.

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The Historic Spice Cupboard

Old spice tins hold more than fragrant dust — they tell a tale of changing tastebuds and vanished cooking fads.

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The Daily Five

Eating seasonally and locally transformed Cate Fitt’s relationship to fruits and vegetables.

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Halloween Costumes for a Crowd

Going out with friends this Halloween? Coordinate your costumes around a theme inspired by Casey Keasler’s clever picks.

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Dressing Up for Halloween

This collection of inspiring costume ideas include thoughtful picks you can integrate into your year-round wardrobe.

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An Autumn Reverie

For Cate Fitt, autumn is the season for reflection, renewal and revelry.

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Real Weddings: A Very Vintage Romance

Tabitha and Dan’s shared love of design, architecture, and antiques came together in a grand Sydney wedding.

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The Magic Whisk

Over time, this humble kitchen tool has evolved in both design and ease-of-use. Sarah Lohman puts vintage models to the test, with surprising results.

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Storyboard: The Fiber Arts

You can mark your thoughts by the rows you’ve done, the ratio of warp to worry.

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The USB Typewriter

Inspired by fellow tech-savvy enthusiasts at hackerspace Hive76, inventor Jack Zylkin breathes new life into vintage typewriters.

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Instant Collection: Virginia Metalcrafters Brass Leaves

Shiny, organic and sculptural, the humble leaf becomes a covetable collectible when cast in brass.

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Short Stories: Elizabethan Galleon Door Knocker

The unusual knocker brings a touch of the sea to your front door.

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Summer Reading

Inspired by school assignments of long ago, Cate Fitt turns in a few summer book reports.

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