Adding Artwork

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More Dining Room Transformations! I'm starting to feel like an infomercial! 'But Wait! There's More!' Don't get me wrong! I'm still excited about the changes I've made in our dining room - I see the end and wish to get there to share with you! There are two more big changes - that are a little delayed. Mainly because I miscalculated a couple … [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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Dining Room Chairs and Habitat Restore

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Habitat Restore and More... I try to visit the Habitat Restore as often as I can - it is a good half hour drive - well, most everything from our country home is a good half hour drive! I have found many wonderful things at the Habitat Restore and love supporting this marvelous place. I found these two chairs there and knew they'd have a place … [Read more...]

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Curtains, Cushions and Pillows

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For the Windowseat and the French doors I have been staring at my newly painted dining room. Sitting on the couch in the living room looking toward the dining room - I'm amazed at the difference this beautiful blue color has created. Like bringing a picture into focus, the changes that I've been planning and envisioning for the dining room are … [Read more...]

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The Story of Camille – The Little Blue Chest-Creating Patina with Paint

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I was looking through Anne Sloan's book, 'Creating the French Look' for inspiration - and I found it! I have a little chest in our dining room that will stay and I wanted to transform it - giving it 'patina'. I knew this was the look I wanted to create for my little chest - but how to create the layers of color - of history by creating patina … [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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Whimsical Woodland Beatrix Potter 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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