Archive for May, 2016


Bring your imagination to the table

  Well, I thought 20 tips about living with heirlooms and antiques would suffice, but I’ve got so many more ideas! My readers are telling me they want more, too, so here we go with another 20 ideas about beautiful and unusual ways to use the things you love.   Tip 21: Bring your imagination to […]

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Keep it local

  Just in case you missed my Monacelli Press Instagram takeover (@monacellipress), I will be posting twenty tips about ways to live creatively with heirlooms and antiques.   Tip 8: Keep it local         Fashion executives Charles Keller and Glenn Purcell furnished their 1898 cedar-shake cottage in East Hampton with heirlooms of […]

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Dress up the garden for dinner

  Just in case you missed my Monacelli Press Instagram takeover (@monacellipress), I will be posting twenty tips about ways to live creatively with heirlooms and antiques.   Tip 7: Dress up the garden for dinner         For al fresco parties, decorator Mary Finch often combines fine antique silver with casual contemporary […]

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Mix the formal with the relaxed

  Just in case you missed my Monacelli Press Instagram takeover (@monacellipress), I will be posting twenty tips about ways to live creatively with heirlooms and antiques.   Tip 6: Mix the formal with the relaxed         Decorator Mary Finch likes to mix the formal with the relaxed when she sets tables […]

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Make it modern

  Just in case you missed my Monacelli Press Instagram takeover (@monacellipress), I will be posting twenty tips about ways to live creatively with heirlooms and antiques.     Tip 5: Make it modern     For a contemporary effect, David Feld and partner Kurt Purdy place table settings directly on the dark granite surface […]

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Never set the table the same way twice

  Just in case you missed my Monacelli Press Instagram takeover (@monacellipress), I will be posting twenty tips about ways to live creatively with heirlooms and antiques.   Tip 4: Never set the table the same way twice     If you never set the same table twice, you will find that you use everything […]

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Heirlooms on the Road: When and Where

Here’s a list of all the whistle stops for my traveling antiques and heirlooms road show. Please come if you’re in the area and celebrate with me the joy of living with heirlooms and antiques.   Thursday, May 5th, 6 PM Charleston Library Society Lecture & Book Signing 164 King Street, Charleston 843.723.9912 Charlestonlibrarysociety.org   […]

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Use the Things You Love

Just in case you missed my Monacelli Press Instagram takeover (@monacellipress), I will be posting twenty tips about ways to live creatively with heirlooms and antiques.   Tip 3: Use the things you love   If you use the things you love, however disparate in style, period, or formality, you might just find that they […]

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