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Updating a Chair…

recovered chair before and after

Recovering the Seat Cushion This transformation in my living room redecorating project was the easiest and I think one of my favorites! I just love the fabric! To coordinate with the new color scheme  – updating this chair was very important. The Chair This chair we’ve had for a very long time – several years […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

H&GT BUTTON FALL

Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday What a week! Once again, I haven’t been able to create posts, but have been sharing my activities on Instagram! I’m going to have to get back on track – Here’s what I shared:   I used some of the fabric I found in February to recover this ottoman. […]

A Return to Loveliness…

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Hello All! I hope you truly had a lovely week! Dearest and I frequently wished we were still on vacation…that time came and slipped by so quickly. We sit, discuss and imagine the gentle waves, the soft breezes, the cry of the birds…taking our hearts and minds back to those lovely moments. At home – […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday I hope you all had a wonderful week. I did. A week ago today, Dearest and I took a much needed vacation. Our darling daughter and her husband gifted us with a two-night stay at Tybee Island Inn. I shared more in a post. It was so relaxing – […]

The Best Pound Cake Recipe…

The Best Pound Cake Recipe in my opinion

Dearest loves cake. When we go to weddings, he always looks forward to the cake, especially if it is good cake. Most of the time, it is a type of pound cake. I found this recipe that would make a wonderful wedding cake – to me, it is the best pound cake recipe. Beat that […]

Recovering Side Chair…

recovered chair before and after

Before and After There’s no rhyme or reason as to what comes next in the living room transformation. Once I chose and then painted the walls, I had a plan to transform some furnishings in the room. One of these was this side chair. Initially I was going to create a slipcover then I decided […]

A Return to Loveliness…

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Dearest and I had the opportunity to go away for a few days last week to Tybee Island, Georgia. Our daughter and her husband gifted us with a two night stay at the Tybee Island Inn. We needed this so much. I’ve not shared, but Dearest hasn’t been well for nearly three months now. We’re […]

Our Tybee Island Getaway…

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Relaxing Stay at Tybee Island Inn Dearest and I were gifted with a two night stay at Tybee Island Inn by our dear daughter and her husband. We had such a lovely, restful time. The island was full of folks taking spring break or breaking away from the long, hard winter.  Low Key We stayed […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday I hope you had a wonderful Easter. We did. I love having family come over. We had a lovely time at church and fun playing lawn games. April is moving along so rapidly – I have so many things planned to accomplish…I hope to make the best of each […]

Choosing Gray or Greige for Wall Color…

going gray living room transformation

Living Room Transformation It seems I’ve been transforming our home’s rooms one at a time. Last year, I transformed our dining room – to blue. The year before, I transformed our kitchen – creamy beige. This year its the living room transformation I’m working on. Calming Gray Is it a reflection of the time of […]

Little Blue Bench…

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Garage Sale Find I found this sweet little bench many years back at a garage sale. It has had two lives before this transformation to a little blue bench. Going Gray   I’m going gray in our living room – wall and ceiling colors. I’ve concluded that I love the calming affect of the color […]

A Return to Loveliness…

ARTL april showers

April Showers are definitely here in my corner of the world! Everything is so lush and green. I so love Spring! I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Easter. We had a beautiful service at church and wonderful time with family afterwards; a truly blessed day.  I am so honored by your participation […]

Home and Garden Thursday…

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Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday Is anyone else, besides me, surprised that it is already April! What! I’ve got so much to do still – I haven’t been able to do any spring decorating. There’s been some outside events in my life that I’ve not shared – a new responsibility and a family member […]

A Return to Loveliness…

ARTL april showers

I didn’t expect the rain this morning. I looked at our forecast and saw that it was supposed to be sunny and 70 degrees. What I missed was that my phone had scrolled to this afternoon’s temp. I love the beauty of rain – the softness and serenity. I hope you’re having a wonderful day […]

Why I like Decor Steals…

Decor Steals Collage

Finding The Perfect Decor Item…At the Best Price! That statement could be enough! I have been a fan of Decor Steals for some time. I find so many wonderful decor items – ones I’ve seen in magazines, on blogs, on Pinterest etc… Cottage and Farmhouse Style Decor Steals offers at least one bargain sale each […]