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    Five Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

      Winter White While I was looking for my  first apartment, I was warned by friends and family that I would likely have to surrender myself an environment painted entirely in “Landlord White.” Surrender isn’t really part of my vocabulary, so when I did find a bright, spacious bachelor pad on the 19th floor of […]

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    Dinner by Candelight

    BY:Josh and Brent

      At Juniper Hill Inn in Vermont we saw a clever idea for masking the unattractive “faux candle” stems that are standard on most chandeliers. Measure the diameter and height of the stem.  Using sheets of bees wax that can be purchased at any crafting store, simply cut the appropriate-sized piece and wrap it around […]

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  • For many years it housed the Sharon Springs Fire Department. Our intent is to recreate a similar look to this era by restoring the two firetruck bay openings, visible in this picture.

    The Future Home of Beekman 1802 Mercantile

    BY:Josh and Brent

    One of the things we wanted to do with our winnings from The Amazing Race was to invest in the growth and preservation of Sharon Springs’ Main Street. So when the Village Hall Gallery recently came up for sale, we saw it as the perfect opportunity to expand the Beekman 1802 Mercantile and headquarters. We […]

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    5 Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

      Winter Sunlight While winter is not my favourite season – I reserve that designation for autumn – it ranks as second in my books. Call me Canadian, but I am a sucker for blankets of white, fluffy snow stretching across open fields, or heaped like giant scoops of ice cream on the branches and […]

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  • Try to schedule your refrigerator/freezer cleaning for a cold day. Freezer items can be transfered outdoors, and refrigerator contents can be moved to cold garage or basement while units are being cleaned. Be ruthless with your food triage - if it's past it's due date, make no excuses. Toss it.

    Refrigerator/Freezer Cleaning Tips

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Remember that huge harvest of raspberries three years ago? Or that Strawberry-Cumin-Chive Jelly you thought sounded interesting up until the first spoon full? How about those cheese cubes leftover from a party tray that you swore would make fabulous macaroni and cheese one cold winter day? That’s pretty much all they should be right now…a memory.

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  • Our "Sweet Dreams" Christmas tree stands between the living room and library so we can dream from all angles.

    Sweet Dreams Christmas Tree

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Josh and Brent decorate a Christmas Tree for all of the Beekman children throughout the years.

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    5 Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

      Five Holiday Plants How many of you have tried your hand at keeping holiday plants, such as poinsettia, cyclamen, amaryllis and Christmas cactus? My guess is, quite a few of you! While they are seasonal favourites, each plant has specific health requirements, which I’ve outlined below, to keep them growing and blooming well past […]

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    5 Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

      Christmas at Longwood Gardens This time of year, many towns and cities around the United States and Canada enhance their public spaces with Christmas decorations. Tourist attractions, too, are decked out in holiday finery: garlands, twinkle lights, wreaths and Christmas trees. At Longwood Gardens, just 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, the Christmas tradition is […]

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    5 Beautiful Things

    BY:Andrew

      Chalk It Up To the Holidays I am really inspired by the décor at the Beekman 1802 Mercantile from a few years ago: the theme was Black Christmas. Brent really outdid himself with the black-and-white Victorian designs, creating a look of etched whimsy throughout the displays. With the theme in mind, I ventured forth […]

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    Made by Hands

    BY:Josh and Brent

      From artist Jesse Freidin “Last Winter I was invited by Josh and Brent to photograph the incredible craftspeople of their B. 1802 Aritst Collective. After having spent many Summer hours on the Beekman farm photographing Farmer John, his goats and Polka Spot, I was excited to turn my lens on the people of Sharon […]

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