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Holiday Cheer at Mirror Lake | Home for the Holidays with the Sacketts

Photography by Michael Patch Stories and laughter echo good cheer among the nostalgic and homey arrangements and twinkling lights of Luck and Laura Sackett’s Mirror Lake home at Christmas. Built ...
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Pump Up the Powder Room | The Home’s Smallest Space Can Pack a Big Punch

A powder room, known in real estate parlance as a half bath, is often located near the entrance of the home. Used by the family and guests alike, the powder ...
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Holiday Shopping with Local Makers | Think Outside the Gift Box

‘Tis the season for gift-giving and holiday shopping. Before you find yourself in front of yet another screen to choose from one-click and two-day shipping, think about choosing something one-of-a-kind ...
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The Holly and the Ivy | Homemade Garlands, Swags & Topiary

As a child I remember Christmas Eve at my parents’ house in Boonsboro. The tree would have been decorated a week or so earlier and tree lights would finally be ...
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EDITOR’S note

Dear readers,
Deck the halls and fa-la-la and all that jazz! The year has flown by and here we are, right smack in the middle of the fervor and fever ...
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Paper Swoon | For the Love of Wallpaper

Ah, wallpaper, how I love thee; I can’t begin to count the ways. There’s no faster, can’t-fail route to dramatic space transformation than a trip down the paper trail. Wallpaper ...
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Home Grown Cuisine | Farm-to-Table Dining

From Hanover tomatoes and Halifax cantaloupes to the basil and mint growing in your kitchen garden, the Commonwealth is rich with locally grown delectables—and thanks to a growing interest in ...
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A Barn House in the Country | Farmsteading Family Creates a Dream Estate

Photography by Craig Shaffer “Bella and Sterling—they’re why we bought the farm,” says Thistlewood Farm owner Meredith Elliott. Bella is a winsome Bashkir Curly Clydesdale Cross and Sterling’s a stately ...
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