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A Holiday Invitation to Marble House

The interiors of Marble House, a property of the Preservation Society of Newport County, are…

Holiday Dreaming: The Parterre Bench

When the Parterre Bench was recently chosen as an engagement gift I was thrilled for…

New York’s Holiday Sights and Views

December isn’t complete for me without a visit to New York City for all its…

9 Inspiring Holiday Mantles

I may not start decorating for Christmas until mid-December, but early on I am gathering…

Spicing up your Holidays with Pomanders

Blithewold Gardens and Arboretum is an exceptional historic mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island. Overlooking the…

‘Tis the Season!

When anticipating this glorious holiday season, one image lingered as I carried out the bittersweet…

The Private Newport Bar, at Home

As we head into the most festive of holiday seasons, invitations are being readied and…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Over the years, celebrating this wonderful season… Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

The Tale of a Turkey

“Swiss Village has been a part of everybody’s life in Newport,” the late owner recalls.…

Making Thanksgiving Memorable

Yet again, it was that stop by the pumpkin stand that inspired a Thanksgiving centerpiece…

A Fall Centerpiece: Intriguing Combinations with Garden Favorites

Even though Parterre’s gardens are formal in a design sense, I always find a few…

All Around the House: Decorating with Pumpkins

Who doesn’t love driving past a farm stand packed with those jolly, fat fellows that…

‘Limelight’ Hydrangeas: An Autumn Gift from the Garden

The beautiful pristine white quality of these ‘Limelight’ hydrangeas at this time in the fall…

Carriage and Gate Houses of Newport, Part 2

There are more carriage and gate houses in Newport than I had ever imagined, so…

5 Scrumptious Containers that Prove You Can Still Garden into November

Receiving a text the other day from a creative savant and major plantsman, Kent Russell, (aka…