My Country Living Fair Finds

Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain Georgia finds

For Me! I found so many cool things at The Country Living Fair - for my children. They would see something, express interest and boom - I got it for them - early Christmas! I was looking for specific things for myself, and not finding them. Sigh. But what I did find as my Country Living Fair finds Delighted me completely! Happy Cow … [Read more...]

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Red Transferware

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Adding to My Collection Wherever I go, I'm always on the lookout for teacups.  I am quite fond of Transferware and Chintz... Strolling along the path at The Country Living Fair I was almost overwhelmed with all of the wonderful items displayed. Almost. I spent most of the first day thoroughly enjoying my sister's and daughters' … [Read more...]

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Hanging Creamware Platters

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Adding to the Dining Room Decor The first time I saw these marvelous platters from Decor Steals, I knew they'd be a perfect addition to my dining room redecorating plans. I just had to wait! There were many things to accomplish first: paint the walls, ceiling and trim, paint some furniture, reupholster chairs, and now, the walls.  I love … [Read more...]

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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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