EYE ON ANTIQUES: REVIVING THE SPIRIT: SHAKER GIFT DRAWINGS
Art-on-paper messages from the spirits, discounted by the Shakers themselves, are rare and valuable today.
STONE BY STONE: A CONNECTICUT HOUSE REASSEMBLED IN MASSACHUSETTS
Dismantling and reconstructing an 18th-century house reveals the sophistication of early building techniques.
HISTORIC STENTON: PHILADELPHIA’S HIDDEN TREASURE
James Logan’s country estate, now engulfed by the city, is a pristine example of early Georgian architecture.
Karla Klein Albertson
A VERSATILE ARRANGEMENT FOR DECORATING
You can adapt this festive combination of seasonal greenery, flowers, and fruits to suit any space.
Rebecca A. Baxter
HOOK A HOLLY STOCKING
This charming primitive design gives Santa plenty of space to hide Christmas treats.
Jeanne Smith and Pat Brooks
PREPARE AHEAD FOR POPOVERS
Recipes to make in advance so you can entertain [and] enjoy unexpected holiday visitors.
Margaret E. Guthrie
LIFE IN EARLY AMERICA: EELS IN POT AND HISTORY
Fat, succulent eels were as likely to have been on the first Thanksgiving table as a turkey.
BOOKS TO GIVE, BOOKS TO GET
Settle in for a good read about early recipes, hooked rugs, log cabins, or Founding Fathers.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Strawbery Banke’s Christmas Stroll
Anna O'Brien Smith
SIDE BY SIDE
Setting an Early American Table
ON THE COVER
In Richard Mecke’s First Period house, the smooth, hand-planed summer beam and joists complement later feather-edge paneling around the fireplace.