Flea Market Finds

I love, love, love, to roam around the Flea Market every Sunday. My husband and I go almost every week. Sometimes we come home with nothing, and sometimes we find tons. This week I brought home a cast iron tray/griddle who knows for sure. We had passed it by at first, and then when we saw…

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A Ribbon Wreath-for all seasons

If you are like me, and you make too long of a to do list, and it just never goes as plans, every thing takes ten times longer in real life than it does in your head, and, well, sometimes you need to change the order of the things, on your to do list. So,…

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Tiny White Pumpkins and Ball Jars-SIMPLICITY

I love pretty little things. I adore blue glass of all sorts, old and new, and in particular I adore the blue, antique ball jars. My husband is always bringing some home. I mean who doesn’t love them, right? They are too cute for words, as are those sweet, tiny, little, white, pumpkins that show up…

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A Sofa Table-making my new piece look old

Ok, I love and collect antiques. I have seen a lot of beautiful pieces over the years and I have purchased quite a few of them. But I have never seen, or at I cant remember ever seeing a sofa table. I wanted one but I wanted it to sit just under my window sills…

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$21 and 6 Pumpkins-some simple uses

I don’t know about you but I don’t have a lot of fall décor stored away in bins. I have one small bin, and half of the stuff in the bin, I do not even like anymore. So really just a few faux pumpkins is all I have to work with. I usually pick up fresh pumpkins and…

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Hydrangeas

Here in Pennsylvania its best to cut your Hydrangeas around September 15th, if you want them to dry. Its so hard to wait, but I so enjoy them. They are one of my favorite flowers, fresh and dried. My mother has the most beautiful Paniculata (Pee Gee) Hydrangea Shrub, its is well over 10 or…

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Fresh Pumpkins, Bathed and Sealed

Just a little post today. When purchasing fresh pumpkins from a local farm, its best to give them a little bath. I wanted to give mine the traditional bath, which is a mix of 1-part bleach and 10-parts water. In the past I have mixed it in a spray bottle and then sprayed them down outside. This year I simply mixed it in…

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Painting the Staircase White was like turning on a light.

A tiny update, on my journey around the house painting all the molding white. I came to the staircase and  I have to say, because of the size of the staircase, I was a little concerned, this would be a lot of white paint. Remember it wasn’t to long ago I didn’t like white paint,…

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Combining Decorating Styles As A Newlywed Couple

I was recently asked by the lovely Kimberly over at The Lovely Knot, to write an article for them about “Combining Decorating Styles As A Newlywed Couple” I jumped at the opportunity of course, yes, yes, yes, is what I was saying to myself and to Kimberly. After I pushed send on that email, I…

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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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