New Antler Tray

Just popping in quick to let you know several new items were added to the shop and why not jump on them during the biggest sale of the year. Using the code DECKTHEHALLS you can receive 30% off at check out store wide through Monday November 30th 2015 at midnight EST. Stop over at The…

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Four New Chairs-and a review

Many months back I painted my old ladder back chairs white, and I love them. I did not paint the arm chairs for two reasons, they were not in the best shape, and they never pushed completely under the table because of the arms, they simply did not fit. So I decided back in February I…

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Wicker Domed Cloche

Happy Saturday.Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I recently ordered these two lovelies to see if they would be something I would like to carry in the shop. I am absolutely in love with them, but wanted your opinion. Is this something you would be interested in seeing me make available to you? The large…

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The Styling of my Study-Collected Over Time

 This was a long time coming, back in April of this year I shared a list of things that I had been collecting and putting aside to add to my study once it was finished. The list included an oversized antique chalkboard I had owned for 20 plus years, a sentimental church pew, a French…

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Why I Purchased my Upholstered Furniture at IKEA

My philosophy has always been to spend big on my upholstered pieces. I could always make do with antiques wood pieces, in fact I preferred them, and I love painted pieces as well. This time however, was different. I spent a good year thinking about purchasing a new sofa and two chairs. And I looked several…

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Purchasing things in Multiples

Decorating your home is very rewarding, and I love picking up new things to add and change things up. Of course I have learned over the years that you don’t have to have everything out at the same time, that can start to get cluttered looking. Sometimes after I think I am done, I need…

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Christmas in July-the prep work begins

Well, how do I explain, I simply adore, and plan all year, for my Christmas decorating. I mean I love, love, love, Christmas, Christmas decorating, Christmas shopping, Christmas baking, Christmas presents, Christmas music, Christmas time. hmmmmm……….. simply put, I love everything about Christmas. I am the kind of girl who plans all year, starts very, very, early,…

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French Style Nesting Baskets-and the many uses

These sweet, nesting, baskets from Painted Fox Treasure, found me a few months ago, and I fell in love. As soon as I received them, my mind started to swirl with the multiple ways I could use them. If you are just stopping by my blog for the first time, you may not know that I…

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#ahouseinbloom-and what that means to me.

Many years ago I had a small antique business and it was called, “A House in Bloom”  This mindset, defiantly sums up my decorating system. Not that I have a litteral system, but I do try to make certain specific choices with the idea of changing my mind down the road. Because I will, for…

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April Favorites

This month has flown by. I’ve been super busy painting my study, an antique mirror, the pew, the white cabinet, the bookcase in the foyer, and the molding in the foyer/hallway. I got a lot accomplished and had some help along the way, moving some light fixtures around. And as always I have my favorites…

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