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Less is More: My New Arch

First, let’s recall what the front of my property looked like six short months ago, in November ’09…aaaarrrggghhhh!! I HAD BEEN CALLING IT AN ARBOR. But when people asked what I was going to plant on it — grapes? clematis? … Continue reading

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Yard Sale Triumph!

FOR FIVE MONTHS, I’ve been scouring local yard sales and thrift shops for something that would serve as a pantry/additional storage in my Springs, Long Island, cottage kitchen. I was thinking maybe I’d find a 1920s Hoosier cabinet, or something … Continue reading

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GARDEN VOYEUR: Backyard Architecture in East Hampton

“BACKYARD” IS HARDLY ENOUGH WORD for the gorgeous green acre my friend Stephanie Reit been lovingly tending and tweaking for the past 13 years. It’s more like a private park. This is an artist’s garden. Stephanie is an accomplished painter … Continue reading

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Material Objects in Jamesport

THE NORTH FORK HAS A BRAND NEW HOME FURNISHINGS STORE and it’s a winner. Material Objects in Jamesport opened Labor Day weekend in a converted 1870 farmhouse, plus a newly constructed barn, above, after several years in the making. The … Continue reading

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The Best Housewarming Gift

SOMETIMES IN MIDDLE AGE, people pick up strange new hobbies — salsa dancing, wine-tasting, or maybe bonsai. My handy wasband has taken it into his head to make rustic garden furnishings from fallen cedar trees he finds in the woods … Continue reading

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