Topic “Decorating”

By Mary Carol Garrity (Scripps Howard News Service)

One of the things I like best about living in the Midwest is enjoying the changing of the seasons. While I truly love each season, I confess that fall is my absolute favorite because of the rich color palette Mother Nature gives us to decorate with this time of year: amber, ruby, chestnut, sage, persimmon, burgundy, eggplant, chocolate and so...

By Kim Palmer (Minneapolis Star Tribune/SHNS)

The last time Wendy Berghorst appeared in the news, in 2006, she was sharing a candlelit bath with her husband, for a feature on “Love Nests.”

That was then. Now Berghorst is moving into a nest of her own.

“Yes, the romance is gone,” she said. She originally planned to stay in their Excelsior, Minn., home, which she’d bought...

By Mary Carol Garrity (Scripps Howard News Service)

Very few of us like to completely remake our home’s interior on a regular basis. But I’d guess that most of us like to tweak it every few months. One of the things I like to do most on my days off is play with the displays in my home. I frequently move favorite accessories from room to room, display to display, making room for new treasures....

By Mary Carol Garrity (Scripps Howard News Service)

I love romantic candlelight. And the older I get, the more I believe that everything -- and everyone -- looks better in its soft, forgiving glow. And while you’ll find lots of displays in my home that feature candles, from elegant tapers on my dining-room table to tiny tea lights on my kitchen windowsill, I just as often leave the candles out...

By Mary Carol Garrity (Scripps Howard News Service)

No matter how crazy our schedules get, several nights a week Dan and I try to enjoy a family meal at home. We invite my mom over, and Dan cooks up something wonderful. Then the three of us relax around the kitchen table, catching up.

I think some of my fondest moments are of times spent at that little table, connecting with those I hold...

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