I propose that Spring, not the dead of winter, is the time for rebirth. The sun’s generosity expands, and buds on the stark trees appear by the hour. All we have to do is follow
— A.K. Freeland


Is there any better time of year than spring? Particularly in our area of the country? I think not. It’s certainly my favorite and that’s why I’m delighted that we’ve filled this issue with lots of spring color and articles that enhance the enchantment of the season.

Our wonderful quote above about spring is from an equally wonderful writer who is sharing her favorite poetry books with us in Off The Shelf. She will help guide you to some books on poetry that will either make you a fan or solidify why you already are.

You’ll find two featured homes that are both light and art filled; yet each is alive with a very different character. Then there’s a garden feature that will inspire you with its stunning color and thoughtful arrangement of various “rooms” throughout the entirety of its design.

Looking for something to surprise Mom with in May? Check out our captivating hand-tied bouquets found on the pages of In Bloom. There surely isn’t a woman who wouldn’t love to have one of these gorgeous bundles presented to her.

Did you know that colored-stone engagement rings are a “thing” again? Learn why and see some impressive examples in Treasures.

Engagement rings mean a wedding is coming and a spring issue is the perfect time to include one. But we have gone a step further to offer you three very unique weddings that will surely provide inspiration.

Lots of other wonderful articles are awaiting you so I’ll finish with some extra exciting news. We are launching an atHome website with this issue. We hope you’ll share our new site, athomeupstate.com, with everyone you know. Happy Spring! Enjoy it along with all of the delightful pages in this issue.





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