Whimsical Woodland Tablescape

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I adore all things Beatrix Potter I love her simple stories, her beautiful illustrations and the story of her life. This sweet mossy bunny became the first inspiration for this tablescape. Then as I was doing some sewing, I came across some fabric depicting Beatrix Potter characters. I was smitten. So I decided to make Beatrix … [Read more...]

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Pretty Pillows

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I just love pillows in decorating. Pillows add such beautiful interest to your decor - not to mention the comfort they add. Layering pillows. Earlier this year, I happened upon a fantastic sale on Euro pillows - 60% off! I initially thought they'd be great for the couch - but then decided to use them on our bed. Euro Pillows make a … [Read more...]

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Make Decor Stand out in Bread Dough Bowl

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How I did it. I just love the Bread Dough Bowl I purchased last autumn at The Country Living Fair. It's Huge I think it could be called a Bread Trough. I could bathe my Dachshund in it! It's Deep  When I decorated the Bread Dough Bowl with pumpkins in the autumn, that was easy - they were just the right size. I shopped for … [Read more...]

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Ringing in Spring Home Tour

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  I love the theme to this Home Tour… Ringing in Spring It reminds me of bells being rung for a special event and the arrival of spring is definitely a special event. To begin my tour, I wanted to fill my Bread Dough bowl with the beautiful greens and purples that are now filling the garden.  I have wanted to make Lavender bud … [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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Jubilant Green

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Spring Porch Decor I should be painting the door and the awning. But I was so delighted in the bright green burlap ribbon and the 'Jubilant Green' acryllic paint I used to paint the letter "R"; I had to take a quick break from cleaning and gardening. Spring's fresh green is reflected in the beautiful Viburnum. I just adore these flowers … [Read more...]

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Redbuds – A Spring Vignette

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The Icy Wintry Weather has caused a lot of garden clean up. During the weekend, my neighbors gave Dearest a few branches from a broken Redbud tree - they thought I might like them. They were so right!  Redbuds are actually dark pink when unopened and become lighter when they open. The diminutive flower buds run along the stem in … [Read more...]

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Spring Mantel

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I've been putting off this decor task. I really do love the look to the winter mantel. I made this Monogram wreath and placed these items to compliment it's coloring. I really didn't want to change it just yet... My solution is to add just a few things here  from the winter mantel- change a few things there to keep the over-all look … [Read more...]

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Let’s Round it Up

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The Scoop Mega Spring LINKY Party What a wonderful, inspiring party!   What a Delightsome event! It was an honor to join in with over 30 of our fellow Bloggers in sponsoring a fantastic LINKY party to celebrate all things Spring. Several Bloggers created amazing Round Ups of a number of the posts….this makes it easy to see inspiring … [Read more...]

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Great Grandpa’s Chair

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One of my greatest delights is to have inherited pieces of furniture or ephemera. From my Mother I received three chairs that belonged to my Great-Grandparents.  I believe this chair was made by my Great-Grandfather.  There is evidence that this chair was hand-made and that the chair cushions had been redone over the … [Read more...]

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