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the scrapbook: near-black green

In Edgartown proper on Martha’s Vineyard it is called “near-black green” and in the South it is commonly referred to as “Charleston green.”

It’s the deep, inky green found on shutters and doors in many historic homes in historic towns, and what I love about it is how gives a house a classic, clean, slightly formal look with a hint of mystery: is it black? 107 more words

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Create a Safe and Secure Pool Space with Glass Pool Fencing

A pool is where the party is and a party is where kids are running around and adults too having fun with each other. In short, a pool area is where a lot of fun things are happening but it can also be a place where some unwanted accidents can also happen. 455 more words

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Can Garden Landscaping Add Value To Your Home?

A well-designed, landscaped garden is the pride of the owner, a landmark in the neighbourhood and of course, a beautiful sight to look at. But did you know that garden landscaping adds value to your home? 463 more words


4 Tips for Late Summer Lawn Care

To everyone’s consternation here in Pleasant, summer is slowly closing. I know how amazing! The nights are slowly slower and the shops begin to launch their dunes while all the summer items are carried to liquidation. 417 more words


Basic Guide About the Stair Parts That you Should Know

Before you think of renovating or reconstructing your stair, you should have adequate knowledge regarding the essential stair parts. Some basic stair parts that you should be familiar with are stair treads, hand railings and baluster. 475 more words

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@recesscity- Manchester MA couple's successful Instagram is profiled @ke_locke @BosGlobeTravel

Happy Cape Ann news:

Anna Lisa and Porter Grieve, “a recently married couple in their early 20s from Manchester-by-the-Sea” turned their blog and Instagram account “into a means of full-time travel.” … 32 more words

Good Morning Gloucester

new book on timeless Southern charm

What is it about Southern style that so enchants us? It’s beguiling and mysterious (the Spanish moss and the black iron and the shuttered rooms), and many years ago when I returned to Baltimore after some time living in Georgia and South Carolina, part of its spirit stayed with me. 577 more words

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