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Yard Sale Booty + Another Map Giveaway

UPDATE: Jordy P., fan of Jersey Shore yard sales, is the winner of the Texaco map – congrats, Jordy! To enter casaCARA’s vintage map giveaway (I’m giving away a 1930s Texaco map of New York City, Long Island, and New … Continue reading

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Independence Day Porch Makeover

THE 4th OF JULY found me on Shelter Island, chillin’ in 100 degree heat at my friend Debre’s extraordinary Carpenter Gothic farmhouse. Somewhere between the Jamesport Vineyards sauvignon blanc and the Wolffer Estate rose (we like to support our local … Continue reading

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A-Junking We Will Go

IT’S GOOD TO KNOW eBAY HASN’T KILLED IT OFF ENTIRELY. I’m talking about junking — the time-honored act of rising early and heading out to flea markets and yard sales to find old, cheap, secondhand stuff that is dinged and … Continue reading

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My Wonderful, Beautiful, Not Bad, Very Good Day

WHAT A SATURDAY I had. Just about perfect in every way. Color is peaking in my own backyard, above. Eric the Tree Man is almost done taking down the big dying oak in front, below. That, plus some huge limbs … 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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