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Mix Your Plates for Memorable Table Settings

Hodgepodges are happenin’ — learn how to combine different-style dishes, silverware and glassware for a highly personal look Full Story
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caroleholdahl
So fab! And those light blue stemware pieces are to die for!
April 13, 2014 at 5:38am     
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wantsideas
I have to resist the urge to buy new dishes when I see something that I like. I already have too many! I think I am the only person who doesn't have a broken dish once in a while. But the idea of mixing has always appealed to me and I have purchased a "set" of three or five before. I have a lot of depression glass and I like mixing it with modern. Thanks Becky for sharing your personal stash and showing how it do it well.
April 13, 2014 at 8:02am     
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lellogirl
I debated replacing my white dining sets with Fiesta, but now that I've made the switch, I just love it! I also love the mix n' match china, and the mismatched white. Mixing and matching feels homey, and authentic.
April 13, 2014 at 8:47am     
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jhm7025
Thanks, Becky, for your outstanding creativity...you write stimulating articles! For me, setting the table is the most enjoyable aspect of preparing for guests to visit. Here are a couple of my tables with mixed elements, yet a unifying color theme.
April 13, 2014 at 8:12pm     
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madeleinejs
I have my New England great-grandmother's silver (and china), neither of which is a matched set. Each type of piece is different, but coordinated; Buttercup, Francis 1st. Apparently it was considered nouveau riche if everything matched, as if you made all your money at once and splurged on a set instead of accumulating it over time.
April 13, 2014 at 11:03pm     
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How to Choose the Right Solar Lights

Learn about different types of outdoor solar lights, where to use them and why you might want to avoid the bargain bin Full Story
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minimumjoe
Laura, I'm often blown away by the relevance of your ideabooks. Thanks again ... but I need clarification on "you get what you pay for."

I've been looking for spotlights, and will be looking later this year for ground lighting, but every one that has reviews has 1/4 or 1/3 of its reviews saying "unreliable," or "quit working" or "comes on at the wrong time," and so on. The problem area I see most often is one that was overcome in most exterior lighting in the 1960s! ... they need to be sealed against rain and humidity. D'oh.

So ... what's a brand you can recommend as making products that seem to work for a year or two. At least?
April 14, 2014 at 2:12pm     
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How to Navigate an Extended Guest Stay

Keep sharing living quarters a positive experience by pondering the answers to these questions in advance Full Story
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foreverfarm11
Your right Bonnieinflorida, I really need to sit him down. The really funny thing is my husbands company is a catering company, so he can bring what ever food they have during the day home to eat at night, as well as snacks etc. And believe me, they have good food.
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mschil9
I read all these comments and I agree a conversation prior to any arrangement needs to be discussed. If you put a time limit it helps to know what are the expectations are. We have been blessed a couple of times with great room mates and it was a wonderful! Both times it was to help out four a couple of months and our house guests were gracious and gave so much back! We are two busy people and having people shop and cook for us was wonderful. Great meals at night is so rewarding and helpful. We know ourselves and people who stay with us and our motto is you shop plan the meals we will clean up and provide the wine! We love helping friends and family get on the right path.
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