French Stamp Fabric Pumpkins

How to make fabric pumpkins a delightsome life

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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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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Saving the Flowers from the Rain

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The Duchess has arrived - The Peony My garden is holding court. To me, the roses are the queens and princesses, the Iris are the Ladies in Waiting and  The Peonies are the Duchesses. We're expecting potentially severe weather today and tomorrow, I know this can adversely affect my dear flowers. So I picked a few to 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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Blue vases, Forsythia and Lemons

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I had a wonderful full day shopping last week. Living in the country, and with my schedule - I combine errands because most things are at least 30 minutes away. This is both good and bad. This is one part of country living that I like. The slower pace, the quiet - save for the chorus of birds every day. As well as making shopping day an … [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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Sing a Song

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Today's tabletop inspiration comes from Doreen at Hymns and Verses. A while back I saw artwork by Hymns and Verses on Debra's blog, Common Ground. This set off some wonderful memories of when I was a young teenager and this was one of our favorite songs. So, I drew it on my chalkboard. Doreen shared her version of Daisies with Lemons in a vase … [Read more...]

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Upcycling Ideas from Country Woman

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Nearly everything in Christina Symon's cottage kitchen 'has been repurposed, recycled and reimagined'. With the help of their neighbor and carpenter, Jeff Dexter, who has a talent for finding interesting salvaged items, Christina took her kitchen once filled with particle board cabinets and laminate countertops to one of character and … [Read more...]

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