Giving Aged Patina to a Side Table

painted side table with Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint and Dust of Ages

I love the look of age worn patina on painted furniture. My dining room has an air of collected pieces from different places and different times. I found this lovely oval side table at an Estate sale. It fits perfectly by the dining room's window seat. I was given the opportunity to review Amy Howard at Home's One Step Paint and I knew that this … [Read more...]

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A Delightsome Blogger

Shirley Housepitaility Designs

Shirley - Housepitality Designs It began with a light conversation on color, wall colors. Shirley wanted to know the color I used in my dining room. Then I took a look at the colors in her home - through her blog. Instant admiration.  Intrigued, I began to stroll through Shirley's blog - from the beginning. After retiring from the … [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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In and Out of Paris Gardens of Secret Delights

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Book Review Three things are brought together for me in a serendipitous fashion. A good book. A good book on gardens. A good book on gardens in Paris. Would I like to review this book? Oh, yes, yes I would! 'In and Out Of Paris Gardens of Secret Delights is an exquisite, coffee table book that you'll love to read. The Advantage of … [Read more...]

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Rainy Saturday Musings…

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I love a foggy morning…. This morning we woke to a light rain that is forecasted to last all day. I’d hoped to be able to do some garden chores today, but instead, I’ll be puttering indoors. Chalkboard Art It’s time to put away all things Christmas - that includes the Christmas messages on the chalkboards. I do love chalkboard art! I … [Read more...]

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On the First Day of the Year

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Living with Awe and Anticipation I love new beginnings. The first pages and words in a book, the first notes in a song, the first flower of the season, the first light of day. I love new beginnings and the first day of the year, to me, is a grand opening to a wonderful adventure. Everything is new. What will this day be like.... I am in … [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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Country Living Fair Reflections

Country Living Fair Collage red

All of my anticipation and planning, thinking what I wished to do, to see - came about - better than I expected. Sharing my Country Living Fair Reflections... A Great Girlfriend Trip This year both my daughters and one of my sisters tagged along with me on this awesome journey. My eldest daugher had been there last year with me and knew … [Read more...]

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Country Living Fair

Country Living Fair Pumpkin Stack  meeting place A Delightsome Life

What I'm Looking Forward To. This will be my fourth year attending the Country Living Fair! It is such a wonderful event that I begin to look forward to it the day after I leave!  So Much to See.... Once you enter to your right there is a pavillion where all things Country Living Magazine can be found. At certain times the Editors of … [Read more...]

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Pink Tea And Country Living Fair

Pretty In Pink teacup and Country Living Fair 2014 A Delightsome Life

Celebrating Pink in October October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - today, most of us know someone close who is affected by breast cancer. It is a very sobering diagnosis that not only affects many women, but also those they love. As I prepare for the week I have prepared a pink tea and Country Living Fair inspired post. We celebrate those … [Read more...]

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