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How to Protect your Garden

Winter Wildlife: How to Protect your Garden

Wondering how to protect your garden and yard during the winter months? Follow these simple steps to keep the critters away.

Thanks so much for the Kris Moose pattern. He’s adorable! I made mine with a bow, moving eyes and nostrils made with black permanent marker, then topped it off with a bit of Christmas greenery.  —Joan Nesmith, Williams, Minnesota

Idea Gallery: Kris Moose Ornament

This reader’s version of Country Woman’s “Kris Moose” ornament adds whimsy to her tree.

Archway leading to garden.

Outdoor Decor

Create beautiful yet budget-friendly garden and outdoor spaces to entertain or unwind.

Antique doll carriage front view

What’s it Worth: Doll Carriage

Baby dolls rode in high style in vintage toy carriages like this one. Our antiques expert helps a reader determine what her carriage is worth today.

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Blue Willow Kitchen Remodel

Couple’s kitchen design ideas take inspiration from a treasured Blue Willow dishware collection.


What’s It Worth: Father Christmas Figure

Our antiques expert appraises a Father Christmas Belsnickle figure to determine what it’s worth today.

Cheery red cabinetry, creamy walls, warm oak flooring and white faux brick accents on the backsplash and island all help carry through the country feel of  Barb’s kitchen.

Cheery Red Christmas Kitchen

Kitchen makeover helps recall the farmhouse of her childhood.

Victorian kitchen table decorated for holidays

Victorian Kitchen Welcomes Christmas

Christmas past is a real presence in this family’s Victorian kitchen.

Our Garden Party Planning Expert

Garden Party Ideas

Throw a garden party to remember with these bountiful tips from our expert.

Prairie Flowers

Plant a Personal Prairie Garden

Create a natural meadow in your own backyard with these expert tips on planting a prairie garden.