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Caring for Your Cherished Possessions

by Mary K. Levenstein

An invaluable guide for everyone who owns fine and precious things and wants to know how to maintain their beauty and value. Whether it's art objects, furnishings, or textiles, this complete, practical book provides state-of-the-art and traditional techniques for effective preservation and restoration.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Carl's Summer Vacation

by Alexandra Day

Carl and Madeleine are supposed to be napping while Mom and Dad get the summer cabin ready for company, but this lovable canine and his charge have better things to do. They escape from the hammock to do some canoeing, pick blackberries, and enjoy a picnic. Carl even plays a little baseball! That night, Mom and Dad wonder why the two are so tired--little do they know that Carl and Madeleine have been busy exploring all that a summer vacation on the lake has to offer. Picture descriptions added.


by Floyd Vogt

Part of our new Residential Construction Academy series, Carpentry introduces users to skills and information required to work professionally on any job site. Based on nationally-recognized standards set by the construction industry, this handbook is organized into four sections:

Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening (2nd edition)

by Louise Riotte

This gardening classic was first published in 1975, and now a second generation of gardeners who prefer pest-resistant planning to chemicals will find a place for it on their shelves.

Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, 2nd Edition

by Cass Turnbuss

Nothing about pruning is obvious; in fact, most of it is downright counterintuitive, says expert Cass Turnbull. This second edition of her definitive illustrated guide adds 40 percent new material, with more coverage of different kinds of trees, shrubs, and ground covers and how to prune them for health and aesthetics. The book is organized around the most common types of plants found in Northwest gardens: evergreen and deciduous shrubs; bamboos and tea roses; rhododendrons, camellia and other tree-like shrubs; hedge plants like boxwood and heather; clematis, wisteria and all those vines; and detailed information on trees by species from dogwoods to weeping cherries. In her trademark witty style, Turnbull also addresses tools, landscape renovation, and design errors. Included too are her amusing Ten Commandments for gardeners, which feature such treasures as "Thou shalt not weed-whip the trunk of thy tree, nor bash it with thine mower, nor leave anything tied on thy tree or the branches of thy tree, as is done in the land of the philistines."

Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, 3rd Edition

by Cass Turnbull

This 3rd Edition of Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning covers more than twenty additional plants in three new chapters. The result is the new definitive guide for the home gardener with friendly, expert advice from Cass Turnbull, founder of Seattle's PlantAmnesty, whose mission is "to end the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs caused by mal-pruning."Nothing about pruning is obvious. In fact, most of it is downright counterintuitive. People try to prune plants like they cut lumber or hair. But that doesn't work to get what they want. Your plants are actually telling you how they want to be pruned and where they need to be planted, if you would just learn to listen to your burning bush. Here are ten commandments for preventing mal-pruning and other gardening sins:The Ten Gardener Commandments1. Thou shalt not shear thy bush.2. Thou shalt not top thy tree.3. Thou shalt not plant thy sun-lover in the shade, nor thy shade-lover in the sun.4. Thou shalt mulch.5. Thou shalt not leave stubs.6. Thou shalt not flush cut, neither shalt thou paint wounds.7. Thou shalt not cover up the base of thy plant, or thy tree, or thy shrub. Neither with mulch, nor with soil, nor with any landscape material.8. Thou shalt cut circling/girdling roots.9. Thou shalt not compact the root zone of thy tree, nor trench near the trunk of thy tree.10. Thou shalt not weed-whip the trunk of thy tree, nor bash it with thine mower, nor leave anything tied on thy tree or the branches of thy tree, as is done in the land of the philistines.With the information in Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, you can approach your trees, shrubs, and other plants with the knowledge that will make your plants grow in healthy and aesthetic ways. The book is organized around the most common types of plants found in Northwest gardens: evergreen and deciduous shrubs; bamboos and tea roses; rhododendrons, camellia, and other tree-like shrubs; hedge plants like boxwood and heather; and clematis, wisteria, and all those vines. It also includes detailed information on trees by species from dogwoods to weeping cherries.Cass Turnbull is a gardner with a mission, so mind your shears and loppers!

Catalog Living at Its Most Absurd

by Molly Erdman

Millions have already been to Gary and Elaine's. Isn't it time you dropped by? Have you ever flipped through the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog and thought, "Who actually lives that way?" Rest assured, you are not alone. Pushed too far by a photo depicting a plate of figs placed under a table, actor and Second City-alum Molly Erdman created Gary and Elaine, a well-heeled and deeply superficial couple living happily amongst abundantly pillowed chairs, giant abacuses, and decorative fruit. Inspired by Erdman's popular blog Catalog Living, Decorating Takes (Wicker) Balls takes home décor catalog photos and sends them up with wickedly funny captions mockumenting Gary and Elaine, their lives, and their absurdly over-decorated rooms. Praise for"'Catalog Living'" taps into thoughts many have had ... about how things are sold to us." --Chicago Tribune


by Jackson Galaxy Kate Benjamin

The star of Animal Planet's hit television series My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, shows cat owners everywhere how to make their homes both cat-friendly and chic. Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. Don't just go to your local pet shop and adorn your home with unattractive cat towers and kitty beds. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular cat design website, walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats. This gorgeously designed, full-color book includes more than twenty fun DIY projects, from kitty beds and litter boxes to catios (cat patios) that will be sure to make readers--and their cats--purr in approval.

Catify to Satisfy

by Jackson Galaxy Kate Benjamin

In this book, Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's hit show My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, cat design wizard, show cat guardians everywhere how to use home design tricks to address everyday cat care issues. Does your feline friend like to pee everywhere but in his or her litter box? Does your kitty have a thing for your furniture that has left your beloved couch in tatters? Catify to Satisfy will show you how simple DIY design projects and hacks can help bring harmony back into your home. Featuring the amazing projects cat guardians from around the world have shared with Jackson and Kate--design strategies for solving even the most daunting kitty challenges--this book is the ultimate guide to creating a happy home for cat guardian and cat alike.From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Celebration of Stitching

by Krause Publications

This one-of-a-kind compilation features needlecraft creations donated by more than 70 designers from around the world. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward the Copyright Protection Fund, which was created to help protect the needlecraft industry from copyright violations, as well as increase awareness of copyright issues. Designs include a wide range of styles and motifs, from animals, landscapes, and fantasy, to beautiful geometric designs. You will enjoy the versatility of the squares, whether stitched individually o r incorporated into larger designs.


by Tori Spelling

"I love the puzzle of throwing special, chic parties with down-to-earth budgets, and lucky you, I'm psyched to share my secrets." Tori Spelling planned her very first party (her own roller skate-themed birthday with a hot-pink- and-turquoise color scheme) at the age of eight, and she's been hosting friends and family in her home ever since. She knows as well as anyone that "style" and "elegance" don't often play well with "budget." Well, with celebraTORI, she rolls up her sleeves and turns that notion on its head--expertly showing how creativity, passion, and smart planning are the secret ingredients for throwing a truly unforgettable bash on any "real world" budget. All it takes is a little elbow grease and a lot of imagination to transport your guests to another world as soon as they walk through the door. In this delightfully entertaining, must-have party companion, Tori shares all the tips and tricks she's learned from her most successful soirees (and a few train wrecks). It's like having your own personal party planner for a fraction of the cost! celebraTORI is not just instructional, it's inspirational. Hosting an event is not about ticking to-dos off a list; it's about turning an organic idea into a fun day you and your guests won't forget--so much so that you just can't wait to do it again . . . with a different theme, of course. Tori covers all the basics, from discovering new reasons to celebrate and choosing a concept, to decorating, creating flower arrangements, making refreshments, and building the corner-stone of any great party: the dessert table! The best part is that all of her suggestions, including her mouthwatering recipes, are 100 percent do-it-yourself. Filled with lots and lots of great advice, handy blueprints, and hilarious anecdotes, celebraTORI will be the most important guest at your next party. It's the perfect foundation for taking life's special occasions up a notch . . . or five. ***They say the devil's in the details, but for me the details are heaven. Maybe an avid planner and host like me should say that in the course of the party I'm on a cloud of joy, but that would be a lie. Planning and preparing are my favorite parts of the process. Truth be told, when it comes to the actual parties, I'm a nervous wreck. But there is a moment of joy. Mine comes when I see the party come together. The guests are flowing through the space, tasting food, trying out any activities, having conversations with friends and strangers. And when I see someone take a bite of dessert, or try out a photo booth costume, or smile as they pick up a favor, well, that makes it all worth it. Creating a party. It's my favorite thing to do, and I'm inviting you, as my guest, to join me in the festivities. I know we're going to have fun. Come--discover your inner party planner! Love, Tori

The Challenge of Interior Design

by Mary V. Knackstedt

A groundbreaking work-at an affordable price!* Fully revised and updated to reflect current trends* Invaluable for designers and the contractors and consultants who work with them Where is the business of interior design now? Where is it going? The Challenge of Interior Design shows designers how to see the big picture-how to understand the trends and movements in current design, then use them to work more effectively. Learn how to create spaces that reflect the times. Discover how to spot a trend, recognize a pattern, work as a team member, and understand what clients really want. This inspiring work, will guide designers to develop their skills and create new spaces to live, work, heal, learn, and grow.

The Challenge of Interior Design: Professional Value and Opportunities

by Mary V. Knackstedt

Knackstedt, an interior designer and business consultant, takes an eye to changes happening in the interior design field and advises readers how to confront the challenges they entail. The book discusses what is different in the following design-related areas: business theories and today's market, industry, trends, clients' needs, design firms, learning programs, communication, the design team, and specialization.

Character Wreaths

by Kasey Rogers Mark Wood

The home decor market is going strong - with little sign of slowing - and wreaths are an extremely popular way to add panache to one's home. This book goes beyond the "typical flower and fruit" wreaths. Readers will find characters that relate to seasons and holidays, including Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, Santa, a mummy, and Father Time.. Focusing on technique, authors Kasey Rogers and Mark Wood cover the basics of creating a character wreath, from making the face to adding the sleeves to complete the perfect outfit. Each of the projects includes stunning photographs and step-by-step instructions. Detailed instructions for character wreaths that add unique decor to any home. Stunning photographs to guide the reader through each project

Character Wreaths

by Kasey Rogers Mark Wood

Readers will learn to create character wreaths for every month of the year, such as Uncle Sam for July, Santa Claus for December, and Father Time for January. Focusing on technique, the authors cover the basics of creating a character wreath, from making the face to adding the sleeves to complete the perfect outfit. Each of the 12 projects includes stunning photographs and step-by-step instructions.

A Charming Exchange: 25 Jewelry Projects to Create & Share

by Kelly Snelling Ruth Rae

Make your own stunning jewelry and meet new friends in the process! Welcome to A Charming Exchange, a place where inspired minds meet to combine and swap ideas and techniques to create unique charm bracelets, earrings, talismans and more. Your hosts, authors Ruth Rae and Kelly Snelling, have joined forces with a diverse group of talented contributing artists to bring you 55 step-by-step techniques in 25 inspiring jewelry projects.

Chasing the Rose

by Andrea Di Robilant

From the author of the best-selling A Venetian Affair, here is the charming chronicle of his search for the identity of a mysterious old rose. Andrea di Robilant's tale takes us back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Italy today, brought to colorful life on the page in the watercolors of artist Nina Fuga. In his 2008 biography of the Venetian lady Lucia Mocenigo (his great-great-great-great- grandmother), di Robilant described a pink rose that grows wild on the family's former country estate, mentioning its light peach-and-raspberry scent. This passing detail led to an invitation for an audience with a local rose doyenne, Eleonora Garlant. She and other experts wondered if di Robilant's unnamed rose could possibly be one of the long-lost China varieties that nineteenth-century European growers had cultivated but which have since disappeared. On the hunt for the identity of his anonymous yet quietly distinctive rose, Di Robilant finds himself captivated by roseophiles through time--from Lucia and her friend Josephine Bonaparte to the gifted Eleonora, whose garden of nearly fifteen hundred varieties of old roses is one of the most significant in Europe--and by the roses themselves, each of which has a tale to tell. What starts out as a lighthearted quest becomes a meaningful journey as di Robilant contemplates the enduring beauty of what is passed down to us in a rose, through both the generosity of nature and the cultivating hand of human beings, who for centuries have embraced and extended the life of this mysterious flower.From the Hardcover edition.

Check Points on How to Buy Oriental Rugs

by Charles W. Jacobsen

The check points represent the essence of his five decades of experience in buying and selling new and antique Oriental rugs. Experienced dealers and first-time buyers alike will benefit from the expert information and advice Mr. Jacobsen offers.

Check Points on How to Buy Oriental Rugs

by Charles W. Jacobsen

The check points represent the essence of his five decades of experience in buying and selling new and antique Oriental rugs. Experienced dealers and first-time buyers alike will benefit from the expert information and advice Mr. Jacobsen offers.

The Chelsea Green Reader

by Ben Watson Ian Baldwin

Chelsea Green, the Vermont-based independent publisher, has always had a nose for authors and subjects that are way ahead of the cultural curve, as is evident in this new anthology celebrating the company's first thirty years in publishing. The more than one hundred books represented in this collection reflect the many distinct areas in which we have published-from literature and memoirs to progressive politics, to highly practical books on green building, organic gardening and farming, food and health, and related subjects-all of which reflect our underlying philosophy: "The politics and practice of sustainable living." The Chelsea Green Reader offers a glimpse into our wide-ranging list of books and authors and to the important ideas that they express. Interesting and worth reading in their own right, the individual passages when taken as a whole trace the evolution of a highly successful small publisher-something that is almost an oxymoron in these days of corporate buyouts and multinational book groups. From the beginning, Chelsea Green's books were nationally recognized, garnering positive reviews, accolades, and awards. We've published four New York Times bestsellers, and our books have set the standard for in-depth, how-to books that remain relevant years-often decades-beyond their original publication date. "Chelsea Green was born from a single seed: the beauty of craft. Craft in writing and editing, in a story well told, or a thesis superbly expressed," writes cofounder and publisher emeritus Ian Baldwin in the book's foreword. Today, craft continues to inform all aspects of our work-design, illustration, production, sales, promotion, and beyond. It has even informed our business model: In 2012, Chelsea Green became an employee-owned company. With the rise of the Internet, new media platforms, and a constantly shifting bookselling landscape, the future of publishing is anything but predictable. But if Chelsea Green's books prove anything, it is that, despite these challenges, there remains a hunger for new and important ideas and authors, and for the permanence and craftsmanship of the printed word. Today our ongoing mission is stronger than ever, as we launch into our next thirty years of publishing excellence.

Chic & Unique Wedding Cakes: Lace

by Zoe Clark

Be inspired by the theme of your wedding: the stationery, the flowers, the venue, and of course, the dress! Expert cake decorator Zoe Clark shows you how to create a beautiful unique wedding cake for your special day. The gaps between the tiers mimic the dress by allowing the jagged icing to hand down below the edge of the cake!

Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide

by Ann Durkin Keating

"Which neighborhood?" It's one of the first questions you're asked when you move to Chicago. And the answer you give--be it Bucktown, Bronzeville, or Bridgeport--can give your inquisitor a good idea of who you are, especially in a metropolis with 230 very different neighborhoods and suburbs to choose from. Many of us, in fact, know little of the neighborhoods beyond those where we work, play, and live. This is especially true in Chicagoland, a region that spans over 4,400 square miles and is home to more than 9. 5 million residents. In Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs, historian Ann Durkin Keating sheds new light on twenty-first-century Chicago by providing a captivating yet compact guide to the Midwest's largest city. Keating charts Chicago's evolution with comprehensive, cross-referenced entries on all seventy-seven community areas, along with many suburbs and neighborhoods both extant and long forgotten, from Albany Park to Zion. Thoughtful interpretive essays by urban historians Michael Ebner, Henry Binford, Janice Reiff, Susan Hirsch, and Robert Bruegmann explore how the city's communities have changed and grown throughout the years, and sixty historic and contemporary photographs and additional maps add depth to each entry. From the South Side to the West Side to the North Side, just about every local knows how distinctive Chicago's neighborhoods are. Few of us, however, know exactly how they came to be. Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs brings the city--its inimitable neighborhoods, industries, and individuals--to life, making it the perfect guidebook for anyone with an interest in Chicago and its history.

Chicago Spaces

by Jan Parr Nate Berkus

With big names such as Nate Berkus and Alessandra Branca putting Chicago on the national design map, and with lesser-known (but no less talented) pros working their magic from the Gold Coast to the North Shore, Chicago teems with beautiful homes. This gorgeous coffee table book not only shows these dwellings in all their splendor but also tells the stories of how they came to be. Compiled by the editors of Chicago Home + Garden magazine, Chicago Spaces is divided into two parts. The first features homes in their entirety, while the second focuses on specific rooms: dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, baths, dens, foyers, and children's rooms. Readers learn how these spaces came together and find tips for making changes in their own homes, as well as a directory of the area's best furniture and accessories shops. Chicago Spaces shows readers smart ways to turn their homes into comfortable, stylish oases.

A Chicken in Every Yard

by Hannah Litt Robert Litt

Got a little space and a hankering for fresh eggs? Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their perch at Portland's Urban Farm Store, and now they're ready to help you go local and sustainable with your own backyard birds. In this handy guide to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you under their experienced wings and share the secrets to: Picking the breeds that are right for you * Building a sturdy coop in one weekend for $100 * Raising happy and hearty chicks * Feeding your flock for optimal health and egg nutrition * Preventing and treating common chicken diseases * Planning ahead for family, neighborhood, and legal considerations * Whipping up tasty egg recipes from flan to frittata With everything that first-timers will need to get started--along with expert tips for more seasoned keepers--this colorful, nuts-and-bolts manual proves that keeping chickens is all it's cracked up to be.From the Hardcover edition.

Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Cynthia Brian Cindy Buck Marion Owen Pat Stone Carol Sturgulewski

For beginning gardeners and veteran green thumbs--this uplifting collection of stories is filled with what every gardener knows-gardens fill lives with a special richness because they are a living reminder of the beauty in the world. Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul celebrates all the magic of gardening--the feeling of satisfaction that comes from creating something from nothing; the physical and spiritual renewal the earth provides; and the special moments shared with friends and family only nature can bestow. Written by hobbyists and celebrity gardeners, the stories relate the joys and challenges of gardening, with chapters on Blossoming Friendships, The Family Tree, Love in Bloom, The Seasons of Life, Overcoming Obstacles, and Potpourri.

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