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Christmas at Castle Hill

Get into the Christmas spirit at Christmas at Castle Hill. Florists, garden clubs, and designers will incorporate the 2016 theme–The Twelve Days of Christmas–into their decorating plans for the 59-room mansion at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. The mansion will open for holiday tours December 2-4, 2016.

Glocester, RI: Lydia Walshin

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Glocester, RI: Lydia Walshin

In early December 2003, Deborah DeBare, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) in Warwick, received a call from a woman who wanted to make a donation. For DeBare, whose agency oversees shelters around the state, it wasn’t an unusual inquiry. What was different this time,

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Held during the peak of the Fall Foliage season, RambleFest is a celebration of autumn in the Berkshires. Held out of doors, this festival includes live bands, local food, craft beer & wine, and outdoor recreation and craft vendors. Historic tours in a vintage horse drawn trolley, pumpkin decorating for

Newburyport’s Fall Harvest Festival

Come to downtown Newburyport on Sunday & Monday of Columbus Day weekend for our annual Fall Harvest Festival! Enjoy great food, live music, and family fun while celebrating autumn’s arrival. Explore downtown shops as well as craft vendor booths from artisans all over New England!Bring the kids in the morning

Drop In & Decorate

These days, Walshin is connecting in ways she never imagined. She’s established a nonprofit, aptly called “Drop In & Decorate,” around the whole endeavor. She hosts cookie-decorating get-togethers during the holidays as well as in early May, just before Mother’s Day. More impressively, she’s inspired others to follow her lead.

Nesting on Main

Spring at last! And in the spirit of the season, I love decorating my dining room table for Easter with fresh and unusual designs. Several great ideas came to me as I was poking around my favorite gem of a home-decor store, Nesting on Main, in Concord, Massachusetts (978-369-4133; nestingonmain.com).

The Atlantic Birches Inn Bed and Breakfast

The Atlantic Birches Inn Bed and Breakfast

Hosted by Ray and Heidi (Ray is a native New Yorker who enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and furniture restoration; Heidi is a native Mainer who enjoys cooking, inn decorating, and guest-trip planning). This historic 1903 Victorian inn and casually romantic 1920s cottage is perfect for small weddings, elopements, family reunions,

Twin Elm Farm

Thirty handpicked dealers fill Louise York’s carefully curated antiques shop, where country chic meets garden vintage, with a nod to mid century. The pretty farmhouse and barn are strewn with airy white linens, shabby-chic cupboards, and metal garden furniture—enough to inspire a serious case of cottage envy. Best Country Decorating

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