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  • Once finished, coil a short strand of electric LED holiday lights inside each pumpkin, and plug into a hidden powerstrip. (Non-LED lights will also work, but put off more heat and may shorten life of pumpkin.)

    Pumpkin Porch Decor

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Jack-O-Lanterns are great for Halloween, but what if you want to decorate with carved pumpkins for more of the autumn season?

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    Haunted Houses

    BY:Josh and Brent

    When you drive around Otsego and Schoharie Counties you see lots of evidence of the area’s history.  As one of the first “settled” parts of a young country, remnants of the growth of America march right along with you. Photographer Richard Walker has beautifully documented some of this history. Whether you believe in haunted houses […]

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    Same Old Story

    BY:Josh and Brent

        Two people happen across an old farm in upstate NY and fall in love with it. They figure out how to turn a piece of history into a flourishing new business. They become home décor icons. Does this sound even vaguely familiar?  It’s the story of Mackenzie-Childs. You can tour the original home […]

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    5 Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

    Wear in the World For this week’s Five Beautiful Things I wanted to incorporate the element of travel, given Brent’s and Josh’s involvement in The Amazing Race. Hopefully everyone tuned in to the season premier to see them repel from a 300-foot bridge in California, play ping-pong with a Chinese junior champion in Shanghai and […]

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    5 Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

      A {Painted} Penny For Your Thoughts Beginning early next year, pennies will no longer be manufactured in Canada, ending over 150 years of production by the Canadian Mint. The poor penny has been deemed “unnecessary” to the Canadian economy and the one-cent tender will become a thing of the past. Reaction to the news […]

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    5 Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

    It All Started With The Apple Anyone who knows the lore about how Brent and Josh wound up at the Beekman mansion in Sharon Springs knows about the central role an annual apple-picking excursion played in its eventual acquisition by the self-described “city boys.” Each autumn, Brent and Josh would travel to upstate New York […]

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    5 Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

    For The Love of IKEA The old adage goes that if your relationship can survive a trip to IKEA, you’re in it for the long haul. Never mind that the average Ikea patron spends over two hours in the store, or that the maze of endless aisles seems designed to inspire impatience. The real relationship-killer […]

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    5 Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

    This new feature is designed to inspire you to look at the world around you, to take note of the season at hand and to capture it – in memory or on film – for posterity. I will be choosing five photos each week for Beekman1802.com with this aim in mind. We’re calling the feature, […]

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    Cuts Both Ways

    BY:Josh and Brent

      Beekman 1802 is devoted to all things “heirloom”, and in some sense this is a romantic way of saying that we value permanance. We love going through old buildings and houses and seeing built-in cabinets or light fixtures or windows that were created specifically for that place.  Craftsmanship aside, their value is intimately related […]

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    5 Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

    This new feature is designed to inspire you to look at the world around you, to take note of the season at hand and to capture it – in memory or on film – for posterity. I will be choosing five photos each week for Beekman1802.com with this aim in mind. We’re calling the feature, […]

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