Vignettes When to Break the Rules

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Or Just Bend Them Decorating is and should be fun! Creating vignettes on your tabletops, ottomans, sideboards and even piano tops can be like a game when you learn and attempt to apply established rules and even 'The Golden Ratio'. So, in creating vignettes, when to break the rules depends upon you. 'Let's not break the rules, lets just … [Read more...]

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Building A Vignette

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Dining Room Summer Tabletop Vignette The girls and I spent a wonderful day this week shopping. I found this amazing lamp at Goodwill. I knew it had a home in my dining room and would be create a good learning lesson for me in my endeavors to understand vignettes better. So this will be a step by step post on building a vignette, namely a tabletop … [Read more...]

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Creating a Vignette for Summer

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I have been changing over the decor in our home for summer. In doing so, I pondered - what are the elements in creating a vignette? We create vignettes whether we realize it or not. So, I decided to research this to find the common key steps recommended. I've created two versions of this vignette - with the elements below in mind. Which is do … [Read more...]

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Dining Room Changes

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Ten years ago, our home was a complete blank slate. Everything that could be painted white, was painted white - walls, trim, lighting, shelves, fireplace - everything. One of the first things I knew, I wanted a red dining room. I selected several shades of red until I settled on the color I liked best, Southern Beauty Red (Lowes). I have … [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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Summer Mantel Decor

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It all started with a Monogram Wreath After Christmas, I wanted a simple, beautiful wreath for our mantel. I've seen burlap wreaths and thought I could use fabric instead. I had some lovely black and tan toile fabric to which I cut into strips and wove into an iron wreath form. Winter Mantel After the Christmas decor was taken down, I wanted … [Read more...]

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Changes

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Friday Morning Musings...   I've been thinking about making some changes to the decor in our home. When does it hits you... That you want something different...that you need a change. I am quite happy, content -actually feel blessed in our home. I've determined before that this is our final home.  Until we visited that gorgeous … [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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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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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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