Summer Fun Getaway to Historic Morgantown, WV

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I’ve written before about my love for the state of West Virginia. It’s one of my very favorite road trip destinations and just brimming with stunning mountain views, charming small towns, and plenty of local character. I love sharing delightful travel experiences with readers, and that’s why I’m thrilled to tell you about an exciting giveaway from Greater Morgantown Convention …

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Cookbook Author Gena Knox’s
Southern Cottage

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The Cottage Journal’s latest special edition, Southern Cottages, features a variety of beautiful homes. Among them is the home of cookbook author Gena Knox. With business owner and mom also among her credentials, Gena is already an inspiring woman. To see her home—with its warm touches and creative accents—only adds to her appeal. Gena’s love for the South is as …

Wakefield-Scearce Galleries from Victoria Magazine

Gleaming Christmas Antiques at the Wakefield-Scearce Galleries

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Guest post from the editors of Victoria.  The legacy of the Wakefield-Scearce Galleries—once a renowned school for young women—is perhaps best illuminated during the holidays, when the shops are gleaming with treasures and the property’s rich history comes alive with the jubilant spirit of the season. In keeping with the Kentucky landmark’s original mission, the site remains a wellspring of knowledge …

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Classic Sewing Has Arrived, Downloads Are Available

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By now most of my fellow sewists out there have their copies of our newest magazine, Classic Sewing. Our premiere issue got back from the printer just before Thanksgiving and has been on its way to subscribers ever since. I couldn’t be happier with the results of this new endeavor. There are so many lovely projects throughout its pages. We …

Antique Lockets - French Garden House

The Secret Life of Antiques: Lockets

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Guest post from Lidy Baars, antiques dealer with There is nothing more romantic than wearing a reminder of someone you love close to your heart. For centuries, the locket—a pendant that opens up to reveal a small space to insert a portrait, lock of hair, or tiny love letter—has been a lady’s favorite accessory to do just that. Lockets …

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Why I Love to Bake from Scratch

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Do you love baking from scratch? I do. When I undertake a new baking project, I cherish getting out all of my “stuff” and laying out my pans, measuring cups, whisks, and measuring spoons. There’s nothing quite like carefully adding each ingredient and ending up with a delicious result. Our newest publication, Bake from Scratch, celebrates the many joys of …