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For today's post I was thinking about doing a non-kitsch guide to Fourth of July entertaining, but why? If there was any time to break out the tchotchkes--it's a backyard barbecue with friends and family. Have a happy Fourth of July weekend!

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I got Wish magazine/catalogue , the W Hotels new fashion and decor catalogue, in the mail this morning. I had never heard of it but when I opened it I was pretty impressed. Impressed not so much by the novelty of the items but how well they did their homework. The offerings were essentially an ...

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When I think of patchwork, I think of my bedspread as a ten-year-old girl. I have plenty of fond memories of my elementary school years but my decorating sense is not one of them. I have since graduated from rag dolls and country quilts but the decor scene is looking to bring me back. The ...

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I have been noticing naked mannequins in every store I go to—and these aren't clothing stores. Small wooden or wire mannequins are being sold as decorative objects through all the home decor manufacturers and I don't really know how I feel about it. The bare and sometimes faceless dolls are kind of charming yet creepy ...

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