A Fresh Start

Now that the Holidays are over and we are back on the road to renew and remodel. I love to start the year off with a clean fresh, scaled back a bit pallet. Everything looks so bare once all the Christmas decorations are packed away. I am not sure if my house is too small or…

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#letsdoitallagain

Well for me it was a fabulous year. My first on Instagram and I have to say its been so much fun recording this photo diary of  “a year in the life of me”, lol. Every DIY, painting everything in site, and all the decorating. I mean almost every day I am messing with my…

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ONE YEAR OLD

Today marks my 1-year anniversary writing this blog and doing Instagram. It has been so much fun and very rewarding. Maybe its been more for me than anyone else really. I never realized before just how much I do in a year. I have always been this way, going from project to project, planning my next…

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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 Perfect Summer Day

What could be more perfect than sitting on the porch, with a pitcher of pink lemon-aide, on a summers day? I mean what more is there to say. If the temperature is right, you just sit there and let the hours pass. Dreaming, looking up into the sky, listening to the sounds of summer off…

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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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The Planning, Painting, and a White-washed floor for my Study

I have known for many months that I would be repainting and restyling my office. There was to much furniture in there, and it was too outdated to enjoy anymore. I just simply didn’t want to sit in there. I decided to go for a little different look, and paint the molding white, oh yes,…

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Meet my oldest Daughter……..and her Kitchen

Let me introduce you to my oldest daughter and her family, Kristin, Jeremy and Stella. Kristin writes a blog and has a shop, www.kristinschmuckershop.com, Jeremy works a full time job and helps Kristin with her shop, and Stella, well, isn’t she just the cutest thing ever. They recently traveled across the country, from the big state…

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February Favorites

February was a big month, I’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on this “Red Room Makeover” for starters. Purchasing the draperies for the Living Room, and waiting to hang them, [which is why they are not on the favorites list}, refinished a table in the living room, and purchased this lovely horse to sit on it. I’ve…

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5 Tips for Shopping at a store like Homegoods

Did someone say shopping. My ears just perked up, what about yours. There are a lot of places to shop for home decorations. These days you can lay in bed all snuggled up, order from any number of websites, and have your things delivered right to your front door. I love shopping this way. However,…

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