Considering Gray or Greige

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A Big Change I am so delighted by the change I made last year to our dining room. I do love that blue! Now, it is time to change the color in the living room. We chose the colors throughout the house over 10 years ago. We've loved them, but they're showing the love in some places, and I have a different vision for our living room. The … [Read more...]

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Seasoning new and restoring old Cast Iron Pans

Cast Iron Pans Reseasoned-how to restore, reseason and maintain cast iron

You Can Restore Old, Crusty Cast Iron Pans There's nothing quite so beautiful as the blackened, shiny patina of a well-seasoned cast iron pan. There are a few specific rules in keeping your pans in pristine condition. If you do, they'll reward you with good service for many, many years But, what if you find gunky poorly used cast iron pans … [Read more...]

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A Dramatic Change

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Going Black   From a Farmhouse Country Style to a Formal, Elegant Dining Table I was so thrilled with look of the French Provincial dresser I created using Fusion™ Mineral Paint, that I welcomed another opportunity to transform a piece of furniture with this marvelous paint. When reviewing the beautiful selection of Fusion™ Mineral … [Read more...]

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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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A Dream House

Burwell Goss House

  I say I'm living my dream. We live in the country, I have a wonderful family and a beautiful home. The life I live has a wonderful rhythm - the pace of a small country town where your neighbors and local business owners are your friends. Finding a Dream Home Everyone has their ideal of what a dream home is to them. One of the … [Read more...]

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I am thankful for…

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The days are getting so busy! So much to do! I definitely have to keep to my Most Important Things To Do list! Otherwise, I'll get sidetracked. I missed my tea time with you last week and I definitely wanted to make time to have the opportunity to share that I am thankful for you. We have had opportunity to spend more time with our extended … [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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Creating French Provincial Romance

Fusion Paint Romantic Garden Decor

Transforming with Fusion Paint This is the room I call my retreat. It is filled with the soft colors and decor that evoke the feeling of a Romantic Garden Cottage look. This is where I enjoy reading a good book, or a good cup of tea. This is a room I also create in and this is a room that is also one of our guest bedrooms. Each piece of … [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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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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