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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Patio Furniture News, December 30

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THE HOUSING SLUMP'S EFFECT
The Monterey County Herald
Once upon a time, buying a house was just that: You checked out a couple of open houses, filled out piles of paperwork, waited till escrow closed, then moved all your furniture into your house.

Warming up to your garden when, baby, it's cold outside
Seattle Times
You've raked up the last of the leaves to reveal your winter landscape. Dotted with evergreens, textured grasses and a granite sphere dusted...

Rare success in long-distance renovation
International Herald Tribune
Thanks to the skills of a local builder, Susan Jacobs of New York tells a story that is the stuff of householder dreams. She added two rooms totaling 70 square meters, or 750 square feet, a covered patio and a swimming pool to her vacation home in the Dordogne region of southwestern France -- while she worked in New York.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Patio Furniture News, December 20

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How to make sense of aromas in our lives
St. Petersburg Times
I was sitting on my patio the other day, taking a much deserved break and sniffing my arm. Sniffing my arm, you say? Well, some very good salesman at the mall sold me this lotion that promised to make my skin soft and the aroma was to calm me down.

The artful house
Austin American-Statesman
From wood to stone to metal — an artisan's touch isn't out of reach for Central Texans.

Summer love for plants
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
... is a tricky time to be away from home - for dedicated ... in the bathroom, kitchen or on a sheltered outdoor porch or patio. ... If you are leaving your garden to a ...

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Patio Furniture News, December 17

The feel of history: Owners, architectural antiques give new mansion instant patina
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Standing in the great room, your head in the shadow of century-old beams, hand on the massive fireplace's hand-carved mantel, it's easy to forget this house was built just 11 years ago.

Warming up to your garden when, baby, it's cold outside
Seattle Times
You've raked up the last of the leaves to reveal your winter landscape. Dotted with evergreens, textured grasses and a granite sphere dusted...

The artful house
Austin American-Statesman
From wood to stone to metal — an artisan's touch isn't out of reach for Central Texans.

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'Kind of Trendy'
Press-Enterprise (subscription) - Riverside,CA,USA
... It will also feature a wraparound patio, live music and a full range of ... and JD Myers, as well as La Belle Maison, selling home and garden décor, which ...

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Patio Furniture News, December 03

Fireplace sales heating up
The Times of Northwest Indiana
Fireplaces and stoves may be making a comeback as a major source of home heating, as higher energy prices and advancements in technology make them a more attractive alternative, or supplement, to a central furnace that heats a whole house.

Entrepreneurs show creativity at annual holiday craft fairs
The Missoulian - Missoula,MT,USA
... extra income, never venturing too far from his home in Hamilton ... wooden benches will go perfectly on the patio they just ... This is kind of a flower garden - if you ...

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A little bit of everything
Corvallis Gazette Times
In 1989, Corvallis resident Doug Eaton decided he was ready for a change, and began exploring the local real estate market. He brought his father, Robert, with him, and the two drove around historic neighborhoods, looking for available houses.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Patio Furniture News, November 30

Move in time for Christmas
York Press - York,UK
... is mainly laid to lawn, with a patio area, shrubs ... There is a rear garden which is mainly paved with ... Move Anscombs has a newly-built four-bedroom family home. ...

Meet the artists
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
STEPHEN CAPIZ, painter A wooden horse's head is not what you'd expect to find in an artist's studio. But this is Stephen Capiz's studio, and he has always been fascinated with "found objects." He grew up near a dump in St. Paul and used to pick up items he found there, take them home and use them to create sculptures. His father referred to his abstract pieces as "Bonche de Yonke," Spanglish for

Stringing up the lights
Town Online
Iwent home early Wednesday and did the unthinkable. I started taking the Christmas decorations down from the attic. I put the Santas, Rudolph and the Christmas tree lights in the windows. I put the reindeer out.

Help! (Cover Story)
City Pages
Stephanie and Kelly Kinnunen didn't quit their jobs, sell off their worldly possessions, and move into a motel in order to launch a new magazine about patio furniture.

For holiday gifts, why not give art forgeries?
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando,FL,USA
... casual meals, or for the back yard or patio to hold everything from cold drinks to garden tools. ... Debbie Travis' House to Home column is produced by Debbie ...

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Patio Furniture News, November 26

City living looks up, out
Akron Beacon Journal
Developer Joel Testa stood on the roof of the new Northside Lofts and looked toward Main Street in the distance. ``It really gives you a whole different feeling for the city,'' he said, gesturing across Martin Luther King Boulevard toward an urban canyon lined with a mix of century-old buildings and newer construction and dotted with landscaped traffic islands.

Castoffs of the rich and famous
Denver Post - Denver,CO,USA
... passed on a hibachi and a roll of garden fencing. ... Jumbles of metal waste - such as patio sets too well ... Pitkin County is home to just fewer than 15,000 residents ...

Modern-day forgeries make gifts crackle
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada

Playing with fire
Carroll County Online
A fire pit can provide a warm gathering point on crisp fall evenings. Jan Flora of Westminster, who received a fire pit as a Christmas present three years ago, uses hers into late fall.
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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Patio Furniture News, November 18

Playing with fire
Carroll County Online
A fire pit can provide a warm gathering point on crisp fall evenings. Jan Flora of Westminster, who received a fire pit as a Christmas present three years ago, uses hers into late fall.

Kitchen now in sync after a few tweaks and updates
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Project: A kitchen in Chaska. Positives: Spacious, lots of natural light and an attached deck. Negatives: Poor furniture placement and dated cabinets and light fixtures. This large eat-in kitchen offered plenty of open space, but the room felt lopsided and out of proportion compared with the rest of the house. "The flow between the kitchen and adjoining living room felt very out of sync. Even

Household Hints
The Times of Northwest Indiana Thu, 16 Nov 2006 10:37 PM PST
Winter is soon approaching and it's very important for homeowners and renters to begin winterizing their homes. Robin Wilson, CEO of Robin Wilson Home and home/efficiency expert, is quickly becoming known as the "renovation/efficiency queen."

Fill your porch or patio with plants on a small scale
Home News Tribune
Small plants are adorable. They're like every mother's secret dream — a child who never grows up into a gangly and unruly teenager.

Eco-friendly is not ho-hum
The Olympian
DALLAS - Whitney "Anna" Walker repaints rooms as casually as some women swap out handbags. "Miyoga Ginger" is the blue-purple shade du jour coating the walls of her Dallas living room on this particular afternoon.

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