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A Return to Loveliness

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Welcome to A Return to Loveliness  Hello all. This morning I feel like all of the stuffing has been taken out of me. I received a phone call early sharing that our beautiful Hancock County, Georgia courthouse had burned down. We only live a few blocks from the courthouse and we did not hear a thing! We're very saddened and shocked. My … [Read More...]

Hanging Creamware Platters

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Adding to the Dining Room Decor The first time I saw these marvelous platters from Decor Steals, I knew they'd be a perfect addition to my dining room redecorating plans. I just had to wait! There were many things to accomplish first: paint the walls, ceiling and trim, paint some furniture, reupholster chairs, and now, the walls.  I love … [Read More...]

Home and Garden Thursday

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday "Whilst August yet wears her golden crown, Ripening fields lush- bright with promise; Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn." - Michelle L. Thieme, August's Crown   August - the last few days of summer are upon us. Here in Georgia summer has … [Read More...]

10 Ways to Simplify Your Life

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Make It Easy On Yourself It is about time for many children and teachers to go back to school. The easier schedule of summer - for some- is about to pass. I say for some, because it seems to me we're always busy, always have things to do - even when we plan our vacations and leisure times! Grandma Was Right A man works from sun to sun, … [Read More...]

Dining Room Chairs and Habitat Restore

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Habitat Restore and More... I try to visit the Habitat Restore as often as I can - it is a good half hour drive - well, most everything from our country home is a good half hour drive! I have found many wonderful things at the Habitat Restore and love supporting this marvelous place. I found these two chairs there and knew they'd have a place … [Read More...]

Blueberry Peach Pound Cake

Blueberry Peach Pound Cake

I love the freshness of summer fruit! My daughter and I both were wanting something sweet and I knew whatever we came up with, Dearest would love too! I searched for recipes and decided to tweak a recipe I'd found to create my Blueberry Peach Pound Cake. Peaches and Blueberries My Darling Daughter brought home these blueberries from a … [Read More...]

A Return to Loveliness #204

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Welcome to A Return to Loveliness  Hello all! First of all I wanted to thank you all for generously visiting one another! I was quite delighted to see the number of visits each post received! I'm running a little behind on my tea post and working backwards this week. My co-workers have so graciously switched working days with me so I … [Read More...]

Home and Garden Thursday #131

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Welcome  to Home and Garden Thursday This has been quite a busy week at our home! Dearest and I spent all day Saturday cleaning the garden and tweaking rooms in our house. I'm doing more projects in our dining room - it's developing into one of my favorite rooms. I've been thinking how my style and taste has evolved over the last 10 years … [Read More...]

Home and Garden Thursday

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Welcome  to Home and Garden Thursday This has been quite a busy week at our home! Dearest and I spent all day Saturday cleaning the garden and tweaking rooms in our house. I'm doing more projects in our dining room - it's developing into one of my favorite rooms. I've been thinking how my style and taste has evolved over the last 10 years … [Read More...]

China Hutch Makeover

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I have a new china hutch! My China Hutch Makeover! It is my first Craigslist purchase! I know. Where have I been! It was quite exciting and a little nerve racking! We drove two hours to purchase this - an item of which I only saw one picture and corresponded with the seller twice. As we were driving there I kept thinking, what if I don't … [Read More...]

A Return to Loveliness

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Welcome to A Return to Loveliness   I hope you've had a lovely week! I've had quite a busy one getting many tasks I'd lined up for myself done - mostly in our dining room! My daughter's surprised me Friday by taking me out to tea at a lovely tea parlor, The Potted Geranium. As I've shared a couple times before, I've got a surgical … [Read More...]

Tea at The Potted Geranium

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A Sweet Tea Story There was a conspiracy brewing that I was not aware of. A couple weeks back, my eldest daughter said she wanted to get together; she, myself and my youngest daughter - to go shopping. I'm thrilled at the opportunity to go - it is not easy with all of our busy schedules. What I didn't know was that these girls had been planning … [Read More...]

Curtains, Cushions and Pillows

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For the Windowseat and the French doors I have been staring at my newly painted dining room. Sitting on the couch in the living room looking toward the dining room - I'm amazed at the difference this beautiful blue color has created. Like bringing a picture into focus, the changes that I've been planning and envisioning for the dining room are … [Read More...]

Home and Garden Thursday

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Welcome  to Home and Garden Thursday Summer is really flying by! I hear that some school districts will be going back to school mid August. When did the schedule change - summers used to be - June-July-August? Unless you were in a year-round school schedule. I had so much fun at Haven - still trying to catch up on things and to visit … [Read More...]

20 Breathtaking Roses {Curated Board for Hometalk}

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20 Breathtaking Roses for Your Garden! My Dear Ones, you know how much I just love roses! It was the La Marne Rose by the front porch of our house that drew my attention when we first looked at our home. So, I was extremely delighted when I was contacted to curate for you a board on roses at Hometalk. I found 20 breathtaking roses for … [Read More...]