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The Delicate Dependency

They are cool to the touch and alluringly beautiful in their ageless youth, and their fathomless eyes are the eyes which transfix. The secrets they guard are rendered in the iron doors and gothic traceries of Notre Dame. Their arts … Continue reading

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RIP X

Image courtesy of Abigail Larson, used by permission. It’s time! Past time, actually, I’m slow to get back to the blog this year–but I’ve been reading, greedily and joyfully. Here’s my pool of possible titles for this year’s Readers Imbibing … Continue reading

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Fergus MacFearsome

I found a neat wood cut-out of an octopus on a recent trip to HomeGoods and just had to bring it home to add to the cephalopod theme in the bedroom. The only problem: it was a terrible minty-blue color. … Continue reading

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2014 Reading List

I had a modest goal for 2014: to read at least two books per month. I made it with a few to spare, thanks to some quick mystery novels read during the RIP Challenge. I read much more than I … Continue reading

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Yule at Larmingard

A joyous Yule to you and yours from Larmingard! Yes, we’ve given our teeny, mid-century house an enormous, ancient name, and why not? We’re having a marvelous holiday season in our happy abode–just enough Christmas to make me happy without … Continue reading

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Maplecroft

Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave the thing that was no longer her mother forty whacks… Fall River, Massachussetts, two years after the sensational trial that found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the gruesome murders of her father and … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Feather

War correspondant Connie Burns is accustomed to the horrors humans visit upon one another, but the sadistic killings of five women in Sierra Leone seem to be on another level of cruelty all together. She suspects a British mercenary, well-known … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunting

I went to a really enticing garage sale this weekend–twice! I heard about it from Plucky Maidens Junk Fest–one of their friends/associates is cleaning out her basement in preparation to move, and is unloading a ton of interesting vintage and … Continue reading

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Fire in the Hole!

Well, fire in the pit, to be more accurate. Our latest home-improvement project has been getting the fire pit installed. It took me a little while to decide that yes, I really did want to dig a hole right in … Continue reading

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Tour

We’ve been hard at work getting unpacked and settled into the new house, and it’s finally ready to show off a bit, so I took photos of my favorite corners and vignettes. This mirror was a gift from family friends … Continue reading

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