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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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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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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Farmhouse Kitchen Chair

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From a Goodwill Find This little chair has a lot of patience. I had found it quite a while back and knew it would eventually be made new and find a home in my kitchen.  It has the sweetest lines! When finding a chair at a thrift store or garage sale the most important thing is to note whether it is sturdy. This little chair is very … [Read more...]

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Built in Bookcases

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Spring Cleaning - Before and After Last week, I shared with you the two Book Page Wreaths I made and placed in the built-ins in our living room. My daughter said that the arched area was a perfect spot for the wreaths. I think so too! Then I noticed that the remainder of the shelves needed a little bit of tweaking. Some of the decor had been … [Read more...]

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Rustic Valentine Wreath

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Dried Roses I am having fun creating Valentine wreaths this year. I shared with you earlier the Coffee Filter Paper Rose Heart-Shaped Wreath (mouthful!) and a tutorial on how I made it. I have a couple more in the works! Today, I'm sharing a super-easy wreath. Dried Roses on Rustic Grapevine Heart Wreath I just love roses in all forms - … [Read more...]

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The Story of Us

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Valentine's Day is special to me. It was on Valentine's Day in 1987 that Dearest asked me to marry him.  Yes, yes…a thousand times yes! My heart rang out - long before that scene was dreamed of in Pride and Prejudice…one of our favorite movies. We were young and excited. We did an unusual thing, we worked together on our … [Read more...]

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