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Apartment size, manor style

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With its smooth back, crisp, tailored lines and 78-inch width, this Lee Industries Apartment Sofa packs a lot of personality into a smaller package. I fell desperately in love with the “Artistry Pink” fabric pictured here. Upholstered in it, the piece is urbane yet delicate – and feminine without being “girly.” It comes with two […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Window Shopping

Saved from the Dumpster: Furniture Finds

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I tell the story that when I came to look at this house to potentially buy it, it was winter and I came after work so it was dark. I tell that story to people who come to visit because what I didn’t see in the dark, and it’s a good thing I didn’t or […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Not just for birds anymore…

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I found this adorable white wooden decorative bird cage at Home Interior Consignments in Brookfield. Wouldn’t it be perfect on a shelf in a sun room, on a sideboard, or even above kitchen cabinets, if you have a big space to fill? It could enliven virtually any space – even standing alone. Or fill it […] [Read More]
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How Green is Our New Garden

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By Amy Dolego Our dear friends, Susan and Steve, affectionately call us, “The Pioneers” and I’m beginning to think it’s an apt description.  My husband and I have learned how to fell trees, move rocks, till the land and dig until we drop.  Dennis reminds me quite often that we are doing most of these […] [Read More]

Posies, petunias and pansies – oh my!

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Fill this purse with posies, petunias or pansies – or a flower that doesn’t begin with “p,” if you prefer. This planter is constructed of a netting frame covered with sheets of moss, and lined with plastic to protect the bag and retain moisture. The folks at Shakespeare’s Garden in Brookfield predict the bags will […] [Read More]
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Art of the Second Chance

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Why do I love Etsy? Let me count the ways. By now you probably know all about the goodness that is Etsy -— the marketplace that brings artisans from around the globe together in one place. The community they’ve created with events, forums, teams and a super-informative blog are a few of the reasons I love […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Tutti Frutti

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Magazine reading has never been so stylish a pursuit. These Tutti Frutti magazine holders by Glas are constructed of chamfered 10mm-thick glass, and available in the clear glass at the forefront of this photo, plus 15 lacquered glass colors, including the three pictured here. The colors are positively delicious! $750. Signorello of Westport, 11 Wilton […] [Read More]
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The grass grows greener over the tennis court

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By Amy Dolego After the tennis court was demolished, we were left with a giant dirt patch.  As luck would have it, the tennis court wasn’t the typical 50 x 100 size.  It turned out to be a whopping 7,500-square-foot area or about one-third larger than we anticipated.  This meant more topsoil, more seed, more […] [Read More]