The Sunroom Dressed for Christmas


This is the first room that I have decorated for Christmas. I have only completed a Christmas Vignette in a basket so far. The Great Room tree is still a work in progress. The sunroom is my favorite room . . . ~ ~ so it is where I initiate the Christmas decorating of an […]

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I Am Featured at Design Dreams by Anne

Wood and Iron Shutters

The lovely and talented Anne of Design Dreams by Anne is featuring me today… Anne is a talented artist, DIY’er, and decorator extraordinaire and has single handedly . . ~ ~ restored her beautiful home. You can see her doing such projects such as this most recent one:

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A Rustic Sunroom Christmas Vignette


Should I call my vignette rustic or maybe woodland . . . ~ ~ a bit of both. A vignette filled with memories and treasures from friends. Of a Christmas tree in a galvanized bucket with a vintage scale with a galvanized tray. These things gathered together in one area just makes me smile.

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Winter Woodland Vignette in a Basket

Felted Wool Santa

In the past, I usually tended to go a bit overboard on my Christmas table vignettes. Which meant, there was little table space for entertaining . . . ~ ~ places for drinks and an appetizer or two. This year I solved that problem by containing the vignette in a basket . . . ~ […]

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The Best Pumpkin Cheesecake Ever and a Winner


I was looking for a Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe the other day . . . ~ ~ wanted to make one for my Sewing Group that I was hosting. I searched the Food Network site . . . and came up with one that had 5 stars!

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You Make Me Happy Wood Pallet Sign


When I was a little girl, I had a problem with nose bleeds. I would wake up in the middle of the night and my pillow would be stained due to a nose bleed. My dad would comfort me by singing . . . “You Are My Sunshine” I shed a tear of joy when […]

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Thanksgiving Vignette of Ironstone

Fall Vignette

I have an area where I display the majority of my Ironstone. The area needed some “Fallifying”. Gathering some Thanksgiving inspired items and fall decor and set about creating this vignette.

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Christmas Decor and Projects

Christmas Woodland Mantel

Last week I took out a few Christmas decor storage bins to create a Winter Woodland Tablescape . . ~ ~ and now the pandora’s box is open and Christmas bins are everywhere. So let the Christmas projects and decor begin!… Today, I am pouring through last years Christmas projects and Christmas vignettes . . […]

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Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Tablescape and A Giveaway

Winter Woodland Tablescape

The Pfaltzgraff Winterberry dinnerware collection has been a classic Holiday pattern. This pattern has been in existence for over 20 years and still a holiday favorite. I love this pattern as it can be used for both Christmas and the months of Winter. ~ ~ a great pattern that is so very versatile.

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Life Is Good

Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

Life is Good . . . ~ ~ it may not be perfect, as nothing is perfect. Life is filled with ups and downs . . . bumps in the road . . .laughter and tears. ~ ~ however it is how we deal with those bumps is the key. Life is good when you […]

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