Antique French Limoges China

These dishes were my great-grandmothers, they belonged to the same woman Ella, who painted my dog painting. I would love to use them but they are way to fragile. I once held a cup in my hand and I heard it crack. So I simply cant risk it. However they are beautiful, so every chance…

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A Whimsical Collection-displayed in my kitchen

 I have been collecting Annalee Dolls since I was 20 years old and working as a buyer in a gift shop. They are a New Hampshire Tradition, and have been in business since 1934. It was the early eighties when” they found me”, and I instantly fell for those sweet little mice, and the Santa’s….

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A Tinsel Tree and some Vintage Ornaments

I have collected Vintage Christmas Ornaments for many, many, years. However this year in particular we spent a lot of time at a local Flea Market, and we came across a ton of them through out the summer. In addition I had purchased a tinsel tree, not vintage, but the look of vintage about seven…

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Decorating the Staircase-Step by Step Directions

Every year I decorate my staircase with layers upon layers of faux pine green garlands, floral picks of different lengths, Christmas fruit, ribbons, crystals, and feathers. These are the things I have chosen and it has changed over the years. I add in and take away as I go. Some things wear out and I get…

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In Everything Give Thanks-a Thanksgiving Day Table Setting

Yay for the Holidays. Every year is the same for me, I am always super excited to pull all of my Christmas decorations out, start weeding through and getting started. I have thought about it all year, literally. After the previous holiday season ends, and I have purchased a few new items on sale, as we all…

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How I Transitioned my Living Room from Fall to Winter

I know there are those out there who probably cringe at the thought of Christmas decorating right now. I for one am not one of those people. I am not sure why, but believe it is the culmination of four things, 1. I don’t celebrate Halloween just Fall, 2. I worked in retail for many, many, years, 3….

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Some God Bless America décor

I don’t always do it, if fact I rarely do I decorate for the Picnic Holidays. However, this year, I was simply in the mood. I have this antique flag that I adore, and recently came across, so up on the wall it went, it made quite a statement. I white washed this Longaberger basket to…

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Some Summer Salads-as a Hostess Gift

If  you invited me over to your home for a picnic, this is exactly what I would bring to share with you and your family. These recipes were given to me by friends, and now I will pass them on to you. In my opinion, it is the best Pasta Salad Recipe, I have ever tried. I…

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Tiered Stands

Though these tiered stands have been around for years, right now they are super popular. The decorating possibilities are endless. You could set it on an island and fill it with fruit, dishes, coffee, tea,  cream and sugar, easy to grab snacks for the little ones. I would love to fill this tray with small…

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Some Simple Spring/Easter Decorations

For me decorating for Spring/Easter is second only  to decorating for Christmas. I absolutely love getting a few things for spring in the mix, and who doesn’t love a little bunny. I even have a few bunnies, I leave out all year long. I try to put my money into pieces, that will stay in style…

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