Why is it that the warm and festive decorations of Christmas look so wilted, glitzy and gaudy in the cold clear light of early January? One really craves Scandinavian simplicity at this time of year. I chose a reindeer theme for this year’s holiday decor and now I’ve got alot of deer to pack away, along with ornaments and other embellishments. In addition to the reindeer head measuring cups from Anthropologie and the John Derian plates on our marble mantles, my favorite reindeer this year is the fabric wall hanging from Middleburg Folk Art Studio.
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- The quote is from the dedication of Plummer Hall in 1857. The Hall was indeed a "treasure house" from that time all the way up to 2011, first housing the @salemathenaeum and then the Essex Institute. It was long the site of the @pemlibrary, until the @peabodyessex removed its collections to a temporary location for renovations. In 2017, during this very week, the PEM finally admitted that the Phillips Library, constituting the collections of so many #salemma families and institutions would not be coming back. #fiveyearsago
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