An Autumn Inspired Centerpiece-a 15 minute project

I purchased two gorgeous Mercury Glass Pedestals/Compotes from Painted Fox Treasures a few months back. I have been so busy with other projects that I am just getting around to styling them today. I had picked up some rolls of grapevine. Its a pretty simple process to mold the vine into the size you want….

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A Simple Way to Add Life to a Room

I always think I’m done decorating and then I get an idea. I know I am not alone in this. I think if you love to decorate you are always being inspired and then making little changes here and there. I find myself filling up my rooms, and then pealing things away. This time I…

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A New Tiered Stand

Oh how I love and adore tiered stands. I have had them in my home for many, many, many, years. I still have some of the older ones and I pull them out for serving food. Remember the wrought iron ones you would lay plates, bowls, or even pie plates into. I have two, one…

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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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Looking for Happiness

If you desire a little more happiness in your life, here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years. If only I always applied them! This is more for me than anyone. 1. Get out more, running a few errands can really change your whole mood!  Lets make some of the things we do a little more simplified,…

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How I Made my Artwork look more Grand, and fill a larger space!

On a recent trip to Virginia, to take my daughter back to college, of course my husband and I stopped in to a few antique stores, as we do. And along the way, we brought home a few lovely things, to add to our home. One in particular was a beautiful painting, in mostly shades…

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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

Ok, I love, no I adore mirrors. I love Antique Mirrors, new, small, large, painted, wood, silver, gold, you name it, if its a mirror I probably love it, and not to look in them, I just think there is something so beautiful about them. Just a few weekends ago when my hubby and I…

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Freshening Up the Staircase Wall

This space is just about impossible to photograph, but I wanted to give you an update anyway. After painting the molding white I decided to tackle the wall going up the stairs on the landing, again. I have not been  happy with it for a while now. I did try just adding a little to my already existing…

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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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A Little Autumn Inspiration

As the calendar turns to August, my mind turns to all things Fall inspired. I start dreaming of cooler weather, shorter days, pumpkin patches, and hay rides. I start to long for cool nights, walks, and fireflies. Gone is the desire for iced tea and lemonade, I am longing for warm Chai Tea, Apple Cider,…

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