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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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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Pretty Pillows-Using Pillows in Decorating

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I just love using 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 … [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 Perfect Step Stool

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I found it! Well, two! I found the perfect stools for the Vintage Cast Iron bed I shared with you earlier that I found and then had the dilemma with the too tall mattresses. I was considering lowering the mattresses by adjusting the box spring as an option. I was also considering a long bench to span the length of the bed. I hadn't … [Read more...]

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The Cottage Styles Primer

what is beautiful to you? Home Interior style is definitely personal. What might appeal to one may not appeal to another. There are so many 'Cottage' styles that I wondered, what features are signature to each style and what makes it appealing. Finding your Cottage style is fun...perhaps you're like me and you like to mix Cottage styles. Let's … [Read more...]

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Autumn in the Master Bedroom

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This weekend it will be officially Autumn. whether we're ready for it or not. Several are staging dramatic changes throughout their homes heralding Autumn's glory. I'm looking forward to seeing their home tours! In our Master bedroom - the changes are subtle and warm. It's all about color and mood. The first to change over was the … [Read more...]

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The Making of A Kitchen Renovation

The Making of a Kitchen Renovation

The Successes and Misadventures of a Living Project I called this kitchen renovation a living project - because it could not be accomplished in a weekend - we had to live around it. As I work part-time during the week and we've had family events during this time, I had to come up with plans and methods I could work around and so that the … [Read more...]

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