Better Homes and Gardens January 2019

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the great outdoors

January. Sigh. Sometimes it seems like we’re offered only two ways to handle this wintry month, with its early sunsets and cold temperatures. We can get busy organizing every closet and pantry. (If so, we’ve got you. See pages 48 and 68.) Or we might want to climb under a blanket and stream Netflix until the apple blossoms arrive. Both are viable options, but I have another thought. This winter I’m heading out. Not to a sunny Caribbean island (though that sounds great). Instead, I’m setting a goal to shake off any hibernal malaise by taking advantage of the cultural offerings in my town. Every week or so, I’ll go to a concert, an art opening, a museum show, or a library reading. Check your local cultural calendar, and you’ll likely…

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Plan Your Garden Use the dormant winter months to map out next year’s garden design. Visit’s Get Growing page for tips about Zones, guides on buying seeds, and how-tos for starting seedlings indoors. [SWEEPSTAKES] Win $10,000 to help pay your post-holiday bills. Enter for a chance to win at Details on page 97. EASY RECIPES TO HELP YOU EAT WELL FAST & FRESH Stick to your resolution with our quick and healthy seasonal recipes. They aren’t all salads. Check out pizza and casserole dishes that are better for your body and taste indulgent. EXCLUSIVE BH&G OFFER Hale Groves Honeybells A cross between the Dancy tangerine and Duncan grapefruit, honeybells are available for only a few weeks each citrus season. Hale Groves harvests the ultrajuicy fruits in January then sends them straight to your doorstep along…

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obsessed with scalloped edges

We’ve seen their swooping symmetry in architecture, furniture, and hemlines for decades, even centuries. What’s new is the way scallops’ structure has been loosened, scaled up, and repeated graphically in a way that’s bolder, curvier, and a bit more carefree. BY: MALLORY ABREU; STYLING: MARY-BETH ROUSE…

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simply sweet

SCALLOP BORDER RUG A rhythmic border adds flair to the solid gray and rounds out corners. $130–$300; SCALLOPED STRIPE POT Finally, a metal pot dainty enough to display indoors. $12; SILVER PLACE CARDS Gussy up your next party tabletop; the glitter makes delicate edges pop. $14 for 10; SAGAFORM PICCADILLY RAMEKINS Arches fanning from the rims make these pale pink ramekins look like flowers. $25 for two; NOW DESIGNS TIN CAKE STAND Two sizes of scallops compose a less formal, extra-charming trim. $17; RUFFLED EDGE METAL PENDANT The barely there scallops look as carefree as a twirling dress; a metallic lining helps it glow. $169; SCALLOPED SCREEN An upholstered classic in French blue stripes embraces traditional scalloping. $299; CAMELLIA WAVE WALL MIRROR Art Deco sunburst meets seaside ripples in this textural statement piece. $200; PINK WALL SHELF Pastel pink…

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that’s the spirit

THE OWNER Maybe the reason Marie Teckmyer’s store, Happy Hour Collection, is unlike any other is that she believes a good cocktail starts before the liquid. “I remember my parents throwing parties and the vintage glassware that made it so special,” she says. “People are looking for that kind of connection again and a way to honor and celebrate life.” WHAT’S INSIDE Inspired by the mystery and glamour of 1920s speakeasy culture, Marie stocks curvaceous coupes, Hollywood Regency-era crackled glass shakers, and gunmetal black pineapple-topped barspoons (see page 14). She scours estate sales and auctions to find vintage pieces and sources bitters from small-batch makers across the country (like Crude’s Rizzo blend of rosemary, grapefruit, and peppercorn). THE EXPERIENCE Ask Marie to build a cocktail menu for an upcoming party. She’ll walk you through a…

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the bar essentials

THE TOOLS 1 BOSTON SHAKER This tin and pint-glass shaker subs as a mixing glass. $20; 2 HAWTHORNE STRAINER Tight coils on the Buswell catch all the ice. $14; 3 JIGGER It has 1 oz. over 2 oz. with ¼-oz. markings. Leopold Jigger, $20; 4 BAR TOWEL Maximize absorption with 100 percent cotton. DII Oversize Napkin in Herringbone, $18 for six; 5 CUTTING BOARD To slice garnishes. $26; adirondack 6 BARSPOON For stirring and measuring tiny additions. Bulu Barspoon, $30; 7 WOOD MUDDLER Gently crushes herbs or fruit. $11; “BITTERS ARE THE SPICE RACK FOR DRINKS; THEY ADD FLAVOR WITHOUT SUGAR.”MARIE TECKMYER BITTERS FLAVOR CHANGERS Keep a stash of bitters on hand to personalize classic cocktails. PEYCHAUD’S AROMATIC A few drops in cider or a mule add a hint of Christmas spices and anise. $6; ANGOSTURA ORANGE Try a dash in your…