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Harvest a Christmas tree for a holiday memory
KENNY KEMP | Sunday Gazette-Mail photos
Harvest a Christmas tree for a holiday memory

GRIFFITHSVILLE, W.Va. — On a busy Saturday at Wilkerson Christmas Tree Farm, dozens of families had traveled many miles to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Families harvesting a Christmas tree is...

WV Design Team: Christmas trees for any taste
WV Design Team: Christmas trees for any taste

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There are only three weeks left in November, and for most people that means it’s about time to haul out the holly and put up the ol’ Christmas tree.

But what if you’re tired of the same old tree...

Renovation conserves both history and energy
Renovation conserves both history and energy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — House after historic house along Kanawha Boulevard has been turned into commercial property in recent years, transformed into offices for attorneys, organizations and other institutions.

But Dale and Lesley Oxley are...

WV Design Team: A guide to estate sales
WV Design Team: A guide to estate sales

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Estate sales — also commonly called “tag sales” — serve two purposes. For buyers, these sales provide a way for them to acquire items for their own home, from the antique and unique to the...

WV Design Team: Cozy home must have fireplace
WV Design Team: Cozy home must have fireplace

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I admit to having a love affair with fireplaces. As cooler days bring us indoors, I am a confirmed ambiance seeker.

I love the return of chilly, rainy Saturdays. I know this seems like a deranged idea to many who...

Create an artful jack-o’-lantern out of your gourd
Create an artful jack-o’-lantern out of your gourd

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Most of us don’t look at a pumpkin in a patch — or, let’s be honest, a stack of pumpkins at the grocery store — and see a blank canvas on which to create a jack-o’-lantern masterpiece. If...

Early American furniture reveals story of its makers
Early American furniture reveals story of its makers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A historic object, whether it be a piece of furniture or a clock, is more than just the sum of its parts to Philip Zea.

It’s also a story that can offer clues to the time, place and life of the people that used...

WV Design Team: Area rugs are art for the floor
WV Design Team: Area rugs are art for the floor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — So you’ve just invested in having your hardwood floors refinished, or you’ve built a new home and carefully selected hardwood flooring throughout — and it’s beautiful! Why in the world would you...

WV Design Team: Warm up that cold commercial space
WV Design Team: Warm up that cold commercial space

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Be honest. When you walk into most of the businesses you frequent on a daily basis, you rarely stop and think to yourself, “Wow, what a beautiful space.”

Why is this? Wouldn’t it be smarter, as a...

WV Design Team: Vintage style — it’s about time
WV Design Team: Vintage style — it’s about time

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Items from the mid-20th century are our bread and butter, our default style mode and our first love. Be it furnishings, art, accessories or just plain functional items, the versatility of these treasures from the last...

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