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    Mary’s Snowglobe

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America. It is snowing here and the wind is blowing every where…………..even down the chimney. […]

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    Christmas Wishes That Last the Ages.

    BY:Josh Kilmer-Purcell

    Some people who saw our Country Living Holiday feature noticed the collection of vintage holiday post cards lining our dining room mantle. This was something we did our very first Christmas at the Beekman when we had few furnishings, and even fewer decorations. I remembered the stack of various holiday post cards in the attic […]

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    ‘Twas the Night

    BY:Josh and Brent

    ‘Twas two years ago In old Sharon Springs Two boys did appear, Along with their things. City slickers turned farmers Who hadn’t a clue But Farmer John and the internet Taught them what to do. They were bested by pigs And challenged by llama, But in their fabulous way They handled the drama. Tonight! Josh […]

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    Holidays at Beekman 1802

    BY:Josh and Brent

    At Beekman 1802 we work hard to design and create items that are of exceptional quality.  If you would like to make us a part of your holidays this year, please visit the online outpost of our Mercantile.  Click here. Remember that the last day to order for guaranteed Christmas shipping is Dec 16.  NOTE:  […]

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    A Victorian Holiday to Remember

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Sharon Springs may have historically been a summer spa town, but that didn’t stop the village from hosting a Victorian Christmas Celebration that would have rivaled any throughout the ages.  From an operetta performed on the second floor of the American Hotel, to Victorian dance lessons in this historic Roseboro ballroom, to the village’s annual […]

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    Aural Decor

    BY:Josh and Brent

    One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to decorate any space is by filling it with music.   Using our laptop computer and wireless speakers, we can set up a sound scape throughout the house with just the touch of the button.  Guests are often humorously called to breakfast with the “Call To The Cows” section […]

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    Sugar Plums

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We’ve had visions of sugar plums dance in our head before, especially after seeing The Nutcracker performed at Lincoln Center. But despite having heard of them pretty much our entire lives, nary a one had ever crossed our lips. What is a sugar plum, after all? The term “sugar plum” originated in the late 17th […]

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    Campfire Cookies

    BY:Angela Rae Berg

    Brent wants to build a fire pit down by the  lower pond where the boys can entertain by fire-light.  He’s been too busy this autumn to get it done. S’mores have become a slight obsession for me in the past couple years.  I’ve gone through batches of homemade graham crackers (see how here), almost burnt […]

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    Champagne Pears


    You’ll need some pear nectar or, better, pear purée. You could make pear purée yourself , but you need very ripe, very sweet pears. (and you run the risk that the homemade version will oxidize and turn brown), so look for frozen purée. If you can’t find it in a gourmet shop, try here.  It […]

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    Christmas Eve Traditions

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We timed the airing of the Fabulous Beekman Boys’ Fabulous Holiday Special (Dec 8, 9:00pm, Planet Green) so that you could use the premier as a perfect excuse to get your holiday gathering out of the way.  In addition to serving something delectable like Beekman Blaak & Blaak Onion Jam, we thought it might be […]

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