Floral Friday – A Jewel Box Arrangement

Well, I took the advice of many of my readers and I am starting Floral Friday!

As I stated previously, I love making floral arrangements because the results

are simply smile makers!

So today, I bring you the first Floral Friday – A Jewel Box Arrangement.

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A Place To Call Home – A Giveaway

If you have been a reader of mine for a while,

you know how much I love great interior design/home decor books.

There is something about relaxing with an incredibly

beautiful book filled with abundant inspiration.

I certainly have my favorites and last year I purchased this book,

“A Place To Call Home, Timeless Southern Charm” by James T. Farmer, III.

Undoubtedly I gravitate toward books that have timeless, classic decor,

and this book certainly lives up to it’s title.

It’s been a while, so it is indeed time for another Book Giveaway.

My way of thanking my readers for your support and kindness!

So here is a peek of A Place to Call Home – A Giveaway to start off the New Year.

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A Blue and White Floral Vignette

The other day I received my copy of Southern Lady magazine.

It was their Annual Decorating issue.

When I saw the cover, I gasped!….That’s my pretty lidded jar!

The cover, like many covers of beautiful magazines,

gave me the idea and inspiration to re-create it.

So here is my version of a Blue and White Floral Vignette,

right off the cover of Southern Lady Magazine!

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It Was More Than Just a Pen

Hello everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I hope that you all had a most wonderful Christmas

and amazing New Year filled with the joy of family, friends and making beautiful memories.

I took a blog break to spend time with my family

 which included a trip to surprise my mom.

During the Holidays, I, like many of you, have wonderful memories

 of Christmases past.

While searching for a pen to write down an address, 

memories came flooding back of a Christmas day many, many years ago.

A memory of a kind heart.  A memory of . . .  it was more than just a pen.

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The Christmas Porch

All I have to say is better late than never!

It seems like I had been working on many Christmas trees this year,

that I did not have much time to decorate the porch.

Early in December, I placed the wreaths on the door.

I finally put the finishing touches on the porch, making sure not to overdo it!

So for my last post of this Christmas season, I present, The Christmas Porch.

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Christmas Trees Tour and More Trees

Yes, that title is correct.

I have more Christmas Trees.

So, come along with me as I give you a Christmas Tree Tour and More Trees

that you have not seen or maybe just glimpses of them.

We shall start in the Great Room.

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My Christmas Guest Room and a Beautiful Tree

My Guest Room is always simply dressed for Christmas.

Yes, you read that right . . . simply . . . I can do simply at times!

However, this year that is not the case as I added a grand tree in the Guest Room.

The tree took on a 12 Days of Christmas theme with a Southern Traditional look.

So let’s take a look at My Christmas Guest Room and a Beautiful Tree.

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The Blush Christmas Master Bedroom

It seems as though I have been doing things a bit differently this year

in decorating my home for Christmas.

In past years, in my Master Bedroom, you may have seen very festive bedding

of traditional colors and the traditional patterns of Christmas.

This year, I decided that I will go with  my heart and what I am loving.

So here you go!

THE BLUSH CHRISTMAS MASTER BEDROOM

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The Holiday Dining Room Featuring MacKenzie-Childs

I cannot say enough how head over heels, turning cartwheels across the floor

happy I am with my Holiday Dining Room this year.

It is a bit of a departure for me as it is not in my

usual traditional colors and decor of Christmas.

I gave you a sneak peek a while back showing you a tree with some black and white,

well actually more like black and cream ribbon, that I hand flocked.

The inspiration for the dining room this year began with a tea kettle.

Yes, a tea kettle!

Here is my Holiday Dining Room Featuring MacKenzie-Childs.

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A Mini Christmas Tour

Today, I have a Mini Christmas Tour for you.

I guess you can say it’s Part One of my Christmas Home Tour.

I do have a some sneak peeks of rooms I that I have yet to reveal.

Let’s start with the Dining Room.

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