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  After enduring one of the hottest summers I can recollect, I am so ready for fall. I can’t wait to breathe in the crisp air and to see the trees dressed in dazzling shades of red, orange and yellow. One of the best ways to greet autumn is to throw an outdoor party, dining [...]

I’ve always told myself that I don’t keep my silver polished because I love that aged patina silver gets when it starts to tarnish. That’s only partially true. I do adore a lightly weathered finish, but, mostly, I hate to polish silver. That’s why I’m crazy about high luster mercury glass: all the sparkle; none [...]


  I am completely crazy about buffets. What’s not to love about a piece of furniture that is beautiful to behold, offers up gobs of tabletop space just waiting to be filled with displays, and gives you lots of room to store all those extra dishes and doodads? But the best part of buffets is [...]

      Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner, and you’ll soon be filling your home with friends and family. Where are you going to seat all those hungry guests? If your dining table isn’t up to snuff – too small, too rickety, too weathered and worn — this is [...]