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Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living September 2014

We've expanded our magazine to bring you more of the ideas you want for organizing, entertaining, cooking, and decorating- all in one place. Plus, our special Gardening issue, Entertaining Issue, Decorating Issue and Holiday issue are all yours to enjoy as a subscriber.

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1 min.
martha’s month

Martha preserves tomatoes by slowroasting them with olive oil and seasonings until they’re caramelized and shriveled. Try them with salads, pastas, or toasted bread. For the recipe, go to marthastewart.com/ovendried-tomatoes. Layered Bulbs To enjoy blooms longer, plant bulbs in layers. next spring, the topmost ones will flower first; the lowerlying bulbs will emerge later in the season. 1. line a weatherresistant pot with gravel; add 2 inches of potting soil. plant a layer of lateblooming dafodil bulbs. 2. Cover with 2 more inches of soil, then plant midsize tulip bulbs. 3. top with more soil, then plant earlyblooming crocus bulbs. add 2 inches of soil; water thoroughly…

2 min.
out& about

We appreciate staplers for their functionality, but their elegant designs have earned the office standbys a permanent spot on top of our desks. One example: the steel button-top 404 Ace Pilot (silver, second from right), which has been produced since 1930. (Look for the original patent numbers on the bottom.) Bay search terms: vintage staplers, retro staplers Visitors will discover hundreds of vibrant dahlias in all shapes and sizes, big as dinner plates and tiny as coins, at the Central States Dahlia Society Show, hosted by the Chicago Botanic Garden on September 27 and 28. And don’t stop there—make sure to check out its two-day flower-centric photography exhibit. Central States Dahlia Society Show, Chicago chicagobotanic.org american made market Keep tabs on your books with Plurabelle Calligraphy’s hand-lettered bookplate stamp, one of the latest additions to…

3 min.
editor’s letter

kevin Sharkey, the magazine’s director of decorating, often says that Martha and I see color the same way—which might explain why she and I both love vintage drabware, a line of porcelain originally made by Wedgwood that she collects. What’s most interesting about the pieces is that their colors range from tan to beige to khaki to olive to mocha. For years, Martha has painted and decorated her rooms in these shades, and that soft, warm, universally appealing palette is what inspired the interiors in “Put It in Neutral” (page 94). These colors are made only more beautiful by the sunlight in September: The clear, crisp quality of light this time of year has always been my favorite. The upstate New York garden of Dominique Bluhdorn, a friend of Martha’s, is…

4 min.
from martha

TEACH AND INSPIRE Giving Back, for the Love of Birds PARTY PREP my granddaughter, Jude, was transfixed as she studied the exquisite audubon images that I had reproduced on fabric to use as wall hangings, table skirts, and a banner for the afternoon cocktail benefit. Audubon Benefit from martha Each year, I like to support local organizations by hosting benefits at my farm in Bedford. Last fall, I worked with the board of the Bedford Audubon Society to celebrate its 100th anniversary. On a spectacularly beautiful afternoon, an avid group of bird lovers gathered to honor this venerable institution and support its mission to protect and preserve wildlife and habitats in and around our region. I have 45 bird feeders on the farm, and I am a longtime admirer of all kinds of birds—from majestic bald…

5 min.

Good ThinGs Upgrades, Solutions, Inspirations raise the bar It’s hard to come by storage solutions that are super-functional, streamlined, and also easy on the eyes. But this handmade wall-mounted system—created with painted dowels and inexpensive brass hardware—meets all those requirements. In the kitchen, it keeps towels, pot lids, and go-to utensils within reach (and provides a striking display). Turn the page for instructions. Initial Impressions September signals back-to-school and with it, that crucial first-day outfit. A button-front shirt embroidered with a “handwritten” message is especially fitting for kids with budding penmanship skills. Personalize the shirt with an ice-breaking salutation, like “hi,” or with your child’s first initial (extra credit for both upper and lower case). how-to DIY Dowel Rack Depending on how you plan to use each bar, choose either a hardwood or a steel dowel (steel…

3 min.
beauty & style

Go With the Grain Clay Farmhouse Fresh Sand Your Ground mask, $36, farmhousefreshgoods.com. Coffee Pacifica Kona Coffee & Sugar Detox whole-body scrub, $28, ulta.com. Sand H2O+ Sea Moss Black Sand body scrub, $20, h2oplus.com. Fragrance-free Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator cream, $25, clinique.com Warm oil Bliss Hot Salt scrub, $38, blissworld.com. Vitamin E Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Treatment scrub, $90, jomalone.com. Sea salt Soap & Glory Scrub ‘Em and Leave ‘Em body buff, $25, sephora.com. Softer Skin from SCALP to SoLe The best scrub for each body part. scalp 1. Alterna Caviar Clinical Exfoliating Scalp Facial Why you need it: It helps remove buildup caused by clogged hair follicles and a dry scalp. Clean sweep: The cap’s massage bristles work with the product’s fruit enzymes, salicylic acid, and dandrufshampoo standby pyrithione zinc to dislodge flakes. $36, sephora.com. face 2. St. Ives Even & Bright Pink-Lemon and Mandarin Orange scrub Why you need…