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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The Story of Us

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Valentine's Day is special to me. It was on Valentine's Day in 1987 that Dearest asked me to marry him.  Yes, yes…a thousand times yes! My heart rang out - long before that scene was dreamed of in Pride and Prejudice…one of our favorite movies. We were young and excited. We did an unusual thing, we worked together on our … [Read more...]

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Chalkboard Love

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I suppose if you'd told me a couple years ago that I would love having a chalkboard or two in my kitchen I might have looked at you strangely. But I do love my chalkboards. Especially the framed one above my desk where I spend a great deal of time. Since I spend so much time at my desk, I like to surround myself with beautiful and … [Read more...]

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Sweet Ladies and Red Roses

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I love the serenity of winter decor, there's a sense of calm.  Living in the country some times it can get pretty quiet. It causes me to pause, to look and to observe the beauty surrounding me.  One evening I was sitting at the corner of one of our living room couches and glanced at the sweet lady bust on our book trough. I … [Read more...]

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My Favorite Winter Decor for My Home

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The Precious Quality of Winter Light   The quality of light in the wintertime has its own characteristics. This light affects the shades and moods in the rooms of a home. Outdoors, winter’s palate is a muted combination of whites, browns, greys, golds and greens. I took a few pictures of vignettes of winter decor in my home and created … [Read more...]

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Winter Mantel with Monogram Wreath

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Christmas Decor is down and now it is time to change over to a winter decor. I have been looking forward to this time of the year, because I've had this wreath project on the back burner for quite some time. I shared with you a while back that I found some wonderful burlap chargers at Hobby Lobby. I thought one would make a terrific background … [Read more...]

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New Year Tabletop Decor

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Quick, Easy and Elegant As I was taking down our Christmas decorations I set aside some silver and gold ornaments to create tabletop decor for New Year's night.   On our dining room table I set a white tablecloth with a light gold runner. On that I placed a Southern Living at Home candelabra. I laid a bed of greenery and then arranged … [Read more...]

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Christmas Burlap Wreath Tutorial

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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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Bleaching Pinecones and Boxwood Wreath

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Bringing in the Natural to your Christmas Decor Time is flying by so very fast and Christmas is just around the corner. So is our Christmas party. Bleaching Pinecones has been around for years. But this year it is new to me. When I saw past projects shared by others, I thought, 'how cool is that!' And immediately took a 5-gallon bucket … [Read more...]

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