Whimsical Woodland Tablescape

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I adore all things Beatrix Potter I love her simple stories, her beautiful illustrations and the story of her life. This sweet mossy bunny became the first inspiration for this tablescape. Then as I was doing some sewing, I came across some fabric depicting Beatrix Potter characters. I was smitten. So I decided to make Beatrix … [Read more...]

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Pretty Pillows

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I just love pillows in decorating. Pillows add such beautiful interest to your decor - not to mention the comfort they add. Layering pillows. Earlier this year, I happened upon a fantastic sale on Euro pillows - 60% off! I initially thought they'd be great for the couch - but then decided to use them on our bed. Euro Pillows make a … [Read more...]

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A Spring Lunch

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Pink Cakes are for Daughters Last week I made a cake just for Dearest. This weekend, I made a cake welcoming our daughter back from her trip to Mexico. In her honor I made it pink. She loved it! It is a pink pound cake with a simple pink lemonade icing. The day today was perfect for Lunch outdoors. The temperatures are mild enough, … [Read more...]

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Bunny Tablescape

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Spring is oh so close! When you come into our home, you generally come through the dining room. The first thing you see is our dining table. I decided to bring some spring inspiration to the tablescape. I began by choosing this bright yellow tablecloth - to compliment the forsythia and daffodil blooms gracing my garden and arrangements … [Read more...]

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Hamilton Beach Durathon Iron

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Review & Giveaway! Do you like to iron? It's not one of my favorite tasks. But it is one of those tools and tasks that I love - because of the results. I use the iron for a lot of decor and craft projects. I am preparing a Spring Tablescape and one of the most important things is to have a well-ironed tablecloth. It sets the whole … [Read more...]

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Let’s Round it Up

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The Scoop Mega Spring LINKY Party What a wonderful, inspiring party!   What a Delightsome event! It was an honor to join in with over 30 of our fellow Bloggers in sponsoring a fantastic LINKY party to celebrate all things Spring. Several Bloggers created amazing Round Ups of a number of the posts….this makes it easy to see inspiring … [Read more...]

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Great Grandpa’s Chair

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One of my greatest delights is to have inherited pieces of furniture or ephemera. From my Mother I received three chairs that belonged to my Great-Grandparents.  I believe this chair was made by my Great-Grandfather.  There is evidence that this chair was hand-made and that the chair cushions had been redone over the … [Read more...]

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Farmhouse Kitchen Chair

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From a Goodwill Find This little chair has a lot of patience. I had found it quite a while back and knew it would eventually be made new and find a home in my kitchen.  It has the sweetest lines! When finding a chair at a thrift store or garage sale the most important thing is to note whether it is sturdy. This little chair is very … [Read more...]

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Built in Bookcases

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Spring Cleaning - Before and After Last week, I shared with you the two Book Page Wreaths I made and placed in the built-ins in our living room. My daughter said that the arched area was a perfect spot for the wreaths. I think so too! Then I noticed that the remainder of the shelves needed a little bit of tweaking. Some of the decor had been … [Read more...]

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Rustic Valentine Wreath

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Dried Roses I am having fun creating Valentine wreaths this year. I shared with you earlier the Coffee Filter Paper Rose Heart-Shaped Wreath (mouthful!) and a tutorial on how I made it. I have a couple more in the works! Today, I'm sharing a super-easy wreath. Dried Roses on Rustic Grapevine Heart Wreath I just love roses in all forms - … [Read more...]

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