Creating a Vignette for Summer

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I have been changing over the decor in our home for summer. In doing so, I pondered - what are the elements in creating a vignette? We create vignettes whether we realize it or not. So, I decided to research this to find the common key steps recommended. I've created two versions of this vignette - with the elements below in mind. Which is do … [Read more...]

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Lavender and Summertime

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Quotes and Tea   I love having a framed chalkboard in my kitchen and I love finding quotes to write seasonally...there's so much scope for the imagination to share! I chose this quote by Charles Bowden ...it reflects the vibrancy of all things summer. There are several I could have used “I almost wish we were butterflies and … [Read more...]

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Scarborough Herb Nesting Crates

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I've long admired these beautiful decorative crates. So, when I sawy them on Decor Steals, I jumped at the opportunity to make them mine! I've had these for a while, I wasn't sure where to put them! At first I tried the Blue Bedroom -  I thought they'd be marvelous for craft storage/display. These crates needed … [Read more...]

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My first Louis XV Fauteuil Chair

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"There are certain Classic styles that immediately evoke the style of a French salon" (Josephine Ryan 'French Home')   The French have been known for their penchant for detail in furniture and decorating. There is something so distinct in the development of taste in furniture, marked out by the three styles to which the three … [Read more...]

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French Rolling Pin and Dough Bowl

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Last weekend, I went to Atlanta to retrieve an auction item we'd won - garden tools. I bid on a French style bed and was outbid. Sigh. There will be one in my future! Since I was traveling so far, I thought I'd see if there were any sales in the nearby area. There was - an Estate liquidation. Most of what I saw pictured didn't appeal to me, … [Read more...]

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Blue vases, Forsythia and Lemons

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I had a wonderful full day shopping last week. Living in the country, and with my schedule - I combine errands because most things are at least 30 minutes away. This is both good and bad. This is one part of country living that I like. The slower pace, the quiet - save for the chorus of birds every day. As well as making shopping day an … [Read more...]

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Laura Childs Tea Shop Mystery Winner!

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Congratulations to Kathryn Ross, winner of Laura Child's latest Tea Shop Mystery, 'Steeped in Evil'! Thank you, Laura Childs for this opportunity to review your wonderful book, the interview and for sharing with us - we look forward to more adventures with Theodosia and Drayton!   … [Read more...]

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Vintage Dress Form

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And she shall be called 'Jane' I have the habit of naming inanimate objects…much to my family's amusement. Since I've already named my Bird Girl statue Eliza (like Lizzie from Pride and Prejudice) I thought I'd name my new vintage dress form Jane I found her on Saturday at The Country Living Fair. I wasn't really planning on purchasing … [Read more...]

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Bread Dough Bowls

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I've seen them everywhere for quite some time in blogland. Beautiful wooden dough bowls filled with a variety of beautiful items - these things are so versatile. Although they really are quite rustic, they seem to fit right in with a lot of decorating styles. This one I found at the Country Living Fair is quite large and heavy. I found it at … [Read more...]

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Vintage Cast Iron Bed

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When I saw this vintage cast iron bed...it was love at first sight. She was at an Estate sale in a room filled with collected ephemera. The collection of someone's life. Dearest and I had been looking for full size beds for the bedrooms of this house, while the children were here we had twin or daybeds for them. Now, we wished to make … [Read more...]

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