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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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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Fragrant Lilies and Roses

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Yesterday, while out shopping I found these gorgeous flowers at Kroger. I usually bypass all the 'new' flowers and look what is offered for clearance. I found two bouquets of roses for two dollars each and one bunch of Lilies for three dollars. The Lilies drew me by their incredible fragrance. I quickly put them in water last night and this … [Read more...]

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My OneKingsLane

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  I am so excited by my recent OneKingsLane purchase. I have been wanting a Mint Julep cup for a very long time, so when I saw this one for sale, I knew it was to be mine. The shape and the pattern on this Mint Julep cup is perfect for flower arrangements - Roses are always a wonderful choice - I found these the day after Valentines - … [Read more...]

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A Romantic Quote

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One of the things Dearest and I have fun doing is quoting from our favorite movies. I shared with you recently one of the gifts I gave him for valentines, the framed quotes from 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. Another of our favorite movies is the latest version of 'Pride and Prejudice'. I found this romantic quote from the movie at an Etsy … [Read more...]

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Winter White

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Serenity in White After the brilliance of the Christmas festivities, I believe we seek the soothing, peaceful ambiance of decorating with white. A While back, I featured my collection of White Pitchers. I loved the look of them grouped together and decided that after Christmas I would aspire to recreate a lighter version … [Read more...]

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