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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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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Great Grandpa’s Chair

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE Greatgrandpa's chair

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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Christmas Burlap Wreath Tutorial

French Farmhouse Kitchen closeup burlap Christmas wreath

It began with an idea Inspiration for wreaths of all kinds abound every where. There's so many beautifully styled natural and creative wreaths to choose from. I wanted a burlap wreath. I've seen so many out there on Pinterest and Blogs with woven or ruffled burlap - the look enchants me. So I decided to take a couple of my burlap … [Read more...]

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Bread Dough Bowls

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I've seen them everywhere for quite some time in blogland. Beautiful wooden dough bowls filled with a variety of beautiful items - these things are so versatile. Although they really are quite rustic, they seem to fit right in with a lot of decorating styles. This one I found at the Country Living Fair is quite large and heavy. I found it at … [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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Colorful Autumn Mantel Decor

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Pumkins, gourds, leaves, sunflowers, wreaths and more... An abundance of color. This is what I had in mind as I dreamed, planned and gathered for my Autumn decor mantel. There must be pumpkins. There must be leaves. And there must be flowers. To me, Autumn decor in this room is all about color. Visually appealing. Atop and above the … [Read more...]

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French Impressions

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This story began while reading one of Betty Lou Phillip's books, French Impressions. As I was thumbing through the pages scanning photos and text, I soon realized this book, this author was bound to be one of my favorites. Betty Lou Phillips delves into reasons French style so appeals to us and to those who influenced the decor. 'I must thank thre … [Read more...]

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Cheery Cherry Blossoms

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It is cold and rainy today in Central Georgia, but in my kitchen, these Cherry Blossoms are making it quite cheery. I took a few branches and divided them amongst two vintage buckets I have. Love their patina. I placed these buckets in the corner of my kitchen. I had to cut some of the smaller branches and not wanting to lose a single bud … [Read more...]

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Make it Milk Glass

Make It Milk Glass

Anchor Hocking Storage Jar I have shared this corner of my kitchen several times - showing the changes in decor throughout the seasons and holidays - this is one thing I always remove while taking pictures - that is before I painted it. It was one of those 'aha!' moments. I didn't think a large jar full of granola bars, crackers and cookies … [Read more...]

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