The Dining Room – Simplified Winter Decor

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The Soothing Light of Winter Light, in the wintertime, has a different glow and casts differently on all that surrounds us. Light, in the wintertime, is brief and always welcomed. After the gaiety of Christmas decor we crave the serenity of the simplicity of winter light. This is the inspiration for the changes I'm making in each room of … [Read more...]

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Rainy Saturday Musings…

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I love a foggy morning…. This morning we woke to a light rain that is forecasted to last all day. I’d hoped to be able to do some garden chores today, but instead, I’ll be puttering indoors. Chalkboard Art It’s time to put away all things Christmas - that includes the Christmas messages on the chalkboards. I do love chalkboard art! I … [Read more...]

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Handmade Christmas Holly Garland

Textured Wallpaper Christmas Holly Garland Tutorial

Made from Textured Wallpaper I have so enjoyed my book page leaf garland and wreaths for my fall decoration that it is going to be difficult to replace them. I think I have found my solution - for Christmas. I found a way to make handmade Christmas holly garland using textured wallpaper. The Holly I studied the way the holly leaf grows … [Read more...]

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Winter White Guest Bedroom

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It is so much fun to find things that you know will add charm to a room in your home. My daughter and I were visiting garage sales last weekend and at the first stop I found some very beautiful bed coverlets. They were from what appeared to be decades of collecting. Just my kind of find! This bedspread was one of them and I knew that it would … [Read more...]

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Giving Thanks

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Fall Home Tour ‘Come ye thankful people, come, raise the song of Harvest home Henry Alford   I am so thrilled to be participating in this home tour blog hop hosted by my friend, Michele from Shelstring Blog. I'm joining these marvelous bloggers in sharing our homes decorated for fall - I hope you enjoy the visit...linger, … [Read more...]

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I Envisioned a Sparkly Chandelier Dripping with Crystals

French Crystal Chandelier Dining Room A Delightsome Life

I love the elegant look of French Crystal Chandeliers.  They're so sparkly! It is like the beautiful crown of the room. So, as I was transforming my dining room from red traditional to French blue...I envisioned a sparkly chandelier dripping with crystals.  The Standard Brass Chandelier with twelve curvy arms curling at the … [Read more...]

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Fall Home Tour

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Bringing in The Warm and Cozy acorns, apples, apple cider, bonfires, boots, corn, crisp air, crows, harvest moon, hot cocoa, frost, rain, fog, leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, sweaters, and color...sentiments for my fall home tour There are so many reasons we can list that we love fall. I love the brilliant color of the sky, the contrast of … [Read more...]

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Autumn Mantel

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Going Neutral for Autumn I had a completely different look when I first started decorating the mantel for autumn. When I was finished, my daughter said she didn't like it. I sat back on the couch and stared at it for a while. I had to agree with her. The typical autumn colors of orange and red was fighting with the colors and pattern on the … [Read more...]

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French Stamp Fabric Pumpkins

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How to Make Fabric Pumpkins - the easy - peasy - way! It takes about 75 to 100 frost free days to grow a pumpkin. In an afternoon you can have a patch full of fabric pumpkins to decorate with year after year! The choices of fabric are extensive - you can use burlap, silk, cotton duck, linen and more. Today I'm sharing how I made these French … [Read more...]

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Book Page Leaves- DIY Tutorial

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Simple Transition into Autumn Decor Book pages, especially those aged with patina, make beautiful, easy DIY home decor. While the weather has turned hot again and the calendar tells us summer has three more weeks to go, I am beginning to make simple transitions in our home toward fall decor. If you're looking for beautiful, neutral Fall … [Read more...]

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