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decorations

  • make your own: dried flower garland.

    If you’ve yet to pass a quiet hour stringing flowers this summer, consider this your encouragement. There will be long winter evenings aplenty for knitting or card playing or scrolling absently through Instagram, but…

    August 22, 2018 11 Comments
  • zero-waste decorations for fall.

    In any season, filling a house with reminders of the passing time and seasonal celebrations is a festive thing to do. Happily, it doesn’t need to require a special storage bin, lots of landfill-destined waste, or a decorating…

    October 10, 2016 38 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #115: Downsize holiday decor.December in New York practically begs for more light. When it gets dark by 4:00 in the afternoon and when the sky’s still pitch black when you wake up in…

    December 10, 2014 12 Comments
  • wintry things.

    It’s officially the time of year when I convince James to take a crowded train back to Brooklyn with me, loaded up with brown paper shopping bags stuffed to the gills with pine cones…

    December 1, 2014 6 Comments
  • dried fruit garland.

    A few weeks ago I had the chance to do an indulgent little project for Gardenista. I’d always wanted to try making one of the dried fruit garlands I’d seen hanging anachronistically in historic…

    November 25, 2013 13 Comments
  • make your own beeswax candles

    I know I talk a lot about needing a little extra light during these dark days, but I don’t think it’s a sentiment that can be too often repeated. Especially in the wake of…

    December 17, 2012 36 Comments
  • holiday decorations for a tiny apartment.

    At long last, a few shots of wintry decorations in our tiny apartment. This year, instead of a tree, I opted for wintery greenery of a more miniature kind: tiny swags, fir clippings in…

    December 13, 2012 22 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #41: Deck your halls. But more specifically, deck your door. I admit, this is a teaser. I’ve got a whole slew of wintry things that I’ve whipped together to get this tiny apartment…

    November 28, 2012 22 Comments
  • scrappy.

    left-over boxwood branches tucked between lavender and driftwood: makings for a wee wintry garland.…

    November 29, 2011 9 Comments