Author: Julianna Lawson

The New Domesticity: Autumn Nesting

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The bright red tartan wool blanket gently sways in the autumn breeze. Slanted sunlight and scurrying squirrels remind me that this blanket may have seen the last of the picnic days. But, who knows? Weather is a capricious maiden, and we may yet have some crisp, bright days, begging for hot chocolate and cider to… Read More

The New Domesticity: Vintage Life Hacks

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They were only three little words written at the end of a paragraph, but they immediately influenced my housekeeping routine. I was immersed in a 1950s Barbara Pym novel. Mildred Lathbury, ready to tackle a messy kitchen, grimly noticed that “the plate rack needed scrubbing and the tea cloths boiling.” I was jolted to the… Read More