Things I have been loving in May.

Has it been another month. So many projects done and so many more to work on. I am part-time at my job now so I should have a bit more time to focus on the house. My mind does not stop, I am from one thing to the next. Always planning months down the road,…

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Painting the Chandelier-Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

A few months back I had a Chandelier Party, so to speak. It was kind of a chandelier switch-a-roo. I had purchased a new light fixture for my dining room. That fixture ended up being to small in scale for the the room, however I loved it. So I went on the hunt for a…

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Why I’m Changing All the Molding in the House to White

For twenty years I have had most of the molding in the house painted Steeple White, from Old Village Paint. My taste, as always, kind of evolves over time. And in the past two years it has been a slow transition from warm colors to cool colors. On my journey to paint these rooms from…

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DIY-Painting the Island-ASCP

I have had this kitchen Island for about fifteen years. I will never forget the day I brought it home from the store in the back of my then, Mini-van, at the time. It was probably the largest thing I ever bought, without talking to my husband first. It was rock solid and still is. It is,…

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Adding Fresh Flowers to Your Home

One of the easiest ways to add color and life into a room, is to purchase fresh flowers. Fresh cut flowers just have a way about them, they make you smile and feel good inside. They add so much richness to a room. Some have a beautiful scent. One important trick I learned is to…

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A Simple Table-settings

I love, love, love, setting a pretty table. I don’t do it often enough, and when ever I do it, I realize, I need to do it more. It really does make a difference. Don’t save all the special touches for company. Even a Saturday morning breakfast table can be pretty. We take so much time…

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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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Pretty Porches-your summer get away

Oh, Oh, Oh, how I love to sit on the front porch. A couple of weeks back we set up all of our porch furniture and I have been waiting to take some pictures. Today I brought home three lovely bunches of purple tulips, and just knew today was the day to make it pretty. A cup…

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The Details-four LLLL’s that bring a room to Life!

What is it that makes the difference, that makes a room pop, and come alive. Here are a few of the tricks I’ve learned over the years. Remember though, I am still learning as well, so there might be more than I mention here. These are just a few that I have found to work for me. Try to remember…

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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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