A delightful grab bag of interesting and varied topics to excite any home renovator or decorator. Get inspired to start your next bathroom, kitchen or home project. 

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Sources for Storybook Houses

Looking for castle doors, diamond windows, massive iron gates, chimney pots, storybook wallpaper, medieval Tudor lighting, or a thatched roof? Here you go!

Liz Burcheit leads workshops in making traditional Nordic jewelry.

Hands-On: American Swedish Institute

The American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis keeps traditions alive.

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Remuddling: In the Crow's Nest

Don't skimp on safety measures for the sake of saving time and money during your next renovation project.

Sally Lunn bread is one old recipe for baking in the beehive oven.

Hearth Cooking: 18th Century Recipe

Enjoy a taste of the past with this 18th-century Indian pudding recipe to be cooked in a hearth.

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