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Falling for Fall

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I know, I know it’s not officially fall yet, but the allure of pumpkin and autumn decor is a pretty strong pull for me post-Labor Day so I offer up one teeny visual to get you inspired. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be at a dinner gathering or party that featured even just a [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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It’s back to school time, and while I don’t have any wee ones anymore, I do think these washable, eco-friendly sandwich bags in the Silver Bobbin’s shop on Etsy are what I should be using for my own lunch. Maybe I wouldn’t use the hungry hippo print — or maybe I would — but the [...] [Read More]

The First Sniff of Fall

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Yup, after a summer of hotter than most weather here in the Northeast, I woke up this morning with the undeniable sniff of fall in the air. If you are from around here you know what I mean — the air is cooler but without any hint of humidity and just a tinge of crispness [...] [Read More]

Vintage Bottles Anyone?

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Object Mythology is a mixed bag website that features everyting form bags, scarves and vintage jewelry to room and wall furnishings. These vintage seltzer bottles would be perfect for a patio or garden party, now that summer has officially kicked off. The bottles, which are from Argentina, are about 12 inches high and 4 inches [...] [Read More]

Summer Fun

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Memorial Day is this coming weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer and summer living. If you like to eat outdoors, having trays to haul the food outside is important, and having cute trays like these from Huset just make the schlepping more fun, don’t you think? Here is a sample of what’s available. [Read More]

Chair Envy

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Haven’t stopped by Anthropologie in a while so did today and fell in love with these chairs. I set up our patio and porch furniture last weekend, ever hopeful actual heat would start here in the Northeast, only to be followed by a week of rain and 55-degree weather. Anyway, I love the fabric on [...] [Read More]

Garden Lighting

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Our daughter got married in our backyard nearly two years ago, and one of the benefits was all the work we did to get it presentable. We’re still reaping the benefits today. One thing we added were solar lights along the walkway and driveway. We’ve managed to run over or crush them all, but I’m [...] [Read More]

Posh Disposable Plates

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With picnic season not too far away, it’s always smart to have a stash of paper plates at your beck and call. But if you think paper tableware and can only picture items in little round circles with flowers, you haven’t seen WASARA‘s simple but beautifully designed disposable tableware. This sample kit is available at [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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Mother’s Day will be here before you know it — yes, it’s true — and as a favor to help those of you who present your mothers with gifts (and if you don’t, well, I guess you like to live dangerously), I’m dedicating this week’s Etsy round-up to some gift ideas that could work (or [...] [Read More]

Farmhouse Fab

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Stopped by Farmhouse Wares the other day to see what was new and fell in love with some outdoor stuff (clearly I have a major case of spring fever, folks. Just seeing ground, no matter how brown, has me excited). Anyway thought these items would make good additions to a garden or patio. I’m looking [...] [Read More]