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Susan Perry knew that hanging curtains on the deck of her Lockport home would make it more homey. But there was another reason she decided to add them.“Because I sew, I love colors, patterns and textures. I have to have fabric around me,” said Perry, who chose a large floral-print outdoor fabric. The home-sewn curtains hang on clip rings from a rod attached to the perg…

When Mark and Janice Stevens turned some trash-strewn, city-owned lots into vegetable gardens several years ago, they became urban-farming pioneers. Since that time, the Wilson Street Urban Farm in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood has increased its agricultural output more than twentyfold.The Buffalo News’ Brian Meyer talked with the couple about ongoing efforts to pro…

The Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens & Homes will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Event includes six homes each with a chef , food sampling and tablescapes; dessert- and wine-tasting reception and vendor market at the Barton Hill Hotel. Tickets are $27. See www.TourofKitchens.net for information, or call 745-9583....Youngstown Garden Club will hold …

As the gift-giving season approaches and shoppers venture out to local stores and holiday arts and crafts shows, the question arises: Where will buffaloes roam next? That’s buffalo, with a lowercase “b,” and the popular bison is popping up on much more than coffee mugs, shot glasses and T-shirts.Stitched or etched, painted or stenciled, buffaloes present themselves o…

By Jura Koncius / Washington Post

Fri, Oct 12, 2012

Bedroom-closet-organizing systems are a major part of the $1 billion organizing business. You can go DIY in adjustable wire or wood systems or hire a firm to custom-design and professionally install rods, shelving and drawers. “An unorganized closet is like a refrigerator with no shelves,” says Ginny Snook Scott, a vice president at California Closets. “The appliance…

No matter how much you love summer, it is hard to resist fall's rich colors and nature-inspired decor. This season, textiles are chunkier, patterns and colors are bolder, and wildlife has found a home on everything from dessert plates to wall art. And there is plenty of shine. Metallics and glass - often colored - are two trends to watch for. You'll see lamps with jewel-to…

The last place I planned to end up while on vacation was at a scrapbooking shop in the little town near our cottage rental.As I glossed over the papers, glitters, templates and mysterious little tools, my craft-loving cousin found herself in scrapbooking heaven.But I am a patient person and soon began chatting with the woman in the shop, telling her where we were from, com…