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Earliest known Cork silver teapot, by Thomas Lilly, 1723

and and Opportunity

The Republic of Ireland is in desperate need of a philanthropic angel to preserve an immensely important part of its history and cultural heritage. The...

I’m not talking about those sticky, lanky petunias that your grandmother grew. Old-fashioned petunias do have a place, and that place is in the past.  Remember...
2013 Preservation Awards Ceremony

The Nantucket Preservation Trust 2014 Preservation Awards: call for nominations will run now through Friday, March 21st at 5:00 PM. The Preservation Awards...
Apartment of Madame de Florian as it was left during World War II

Every once in an increasingly great while you chance upon a circumstance which puts a smile on your face and warms your very cockles.
Senetti will brighten your spring garden and window boxes.

These dark winter days have me dreaming of springtime and the flowers that go with it.  A fairly recent development in the spring plant world is a group of...

When I was in college, it was a treat to go to the Corner Room in State College to get a bowl of their ‘Winter Soup. ’ It came with some sort of crusty bread,...

They’re everywhere. Catalogs, commercials, pop-up ads, blogs, emails and TV shows are regularly telling me that I need some kitchen gadget to make my life...
Pantomime curtain of Aladdin

I admit it: I look forward to the annual Christmas Pantomime every year. I had heard about them in old Christmas books, but of course had never been to one. We...
Calliope Hummingbird Photo by Jeremiah Trimble

One of the last flowering plants to give up the ghost in my garden is always Pineapple Sage or Salvia elegans.  A perennial in Mexico, this northern annual...

Late this spring I bought two anemic looking roots that promised to grow into horseradish.  I’ll admit, it was a little late in the season to be planting, but...
Knitted Christmas Tree Light Ornaments

by Natalie Barrett Gonzalez

Christmas Tree Lights I don’t know why, but I have been all about knitting flat lately. And, these are my favorite thing to knit recently. I finally sat down...

I love figs.  Dried figs are a main ingredient in one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes, but I also love them fresh, warmed with a little goat’s cheese....

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