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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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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Whimsical Woodland Beatrix Potter 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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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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Valentine Tablescape

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Candlelight and Roses   'We loved with a love that was more than love….' Edgar Allen Poe Sharing wonderful romantic moments over a special Valentine Tablescape is delightful. I think we should find reasons to celebrate like this more often! 'Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will' Setting a Valentines … [Read more...]

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Thanksgiving Tablescape

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This month we focus on the many blessings we have in our lives. We Give Thanks Don't you find that when you begin to list your blessings those things that may cause concern or trouble you seem to lessen in importance. While taking a break and shopping at Hobby Lobby, I found these sweet and simple placecards. I like that they're small, can be … [Read more...]

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Romantic Dinner for Two

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Cottage Style   I love cozy round tables in a room, especially near a couch or two chairs...they invite an amiable atmosphere for two to sit together to enjoy each other's company.   I love the Romantic Cottage style of my green room, the room I often refer to as my retreat. There I have my grandmother's couch, … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Applesauce Cake Charmed by Autumn There is a distinct crispness to the air today - we are in a fluctuating pattern  where it feels like autumn on day and summer the next. There's talk that we  may have an early light frost this October - I need to prepare. I can understand why on days like today, poets may wax poetical about … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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The Romance of Red I visited my dear friend Maria at her store Rooms U Love.  She had just changed over to her fall displays - I had my eye on this tureen that she filled with lovely red flowers - I am always drawn to red it seems - it is such a romantic color. As I strolled through I saw a few Johnson Brother's … [Read more...]

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