Rustic and Elegance, A Great Combination

Great Room Mantel

I cannot say that my house is either rustic or elegant. However, I would like to feel that I have a bit of both. Marrying the two elements to make an interesting vignette or feel of a room. I removed the winter items from the mantel and added a few of my favorite pieces to […]

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My Favorite Dance, The Furniture Shuffle

Antique Split Oak Bench-Housepitality Designs

Do you remember the Macarena? . . . Well, I was doing the Furniture Shuffle to the tune of the Macarena! OK . . . do you now have that song in your head . . . waving your arms and shaking your hips? My sister Chrissy is a great dancer and dances the Macarena […]

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How To Create A Cozy Writing Corner

A Cozy Writing Corner in the Guest Room

Several months ago, I ran across an estate sale on the way to breakfast with friends. My hubby spotted it; however, we continued on as there were 3 cars following each other. On the way back my hubby suggested we stop and take a look, as he always admired that house from afar. I am […]

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Love and Lavender {Lavender Wreath}

Lavender Heart Wreath

Lavender a most sensual and calming scent, so what goes together better than love and lavender. I have always wanted to make a wreath of lavender; however, you know how it is . . . something on my to do list that I have never marked off . . . until now. I decided to […]

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Galvanized in the Sunroom


Galvanize. gal-va-nize 1. Shock or excite (someone) typically into taking action. 2. Coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc. I was galvanized to taking action in the sunroom. A package arrived and it was a birthday gift from my brother and sister-in-law. This caused me to take action and do a little […]

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How To Make A Memo Board From Vintage Trays

Vintage Trays

I needed a memo board. One that I can see on my way out the door. A board to remind me of things to do, things to get, and places to go. One that is also for my granddaughter so she can leave us notes. I did not want a typical framed cork bulletin board, […]

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How I Am Chasing Away the Winter Blues

The Winter Porch

As I sit in my Great Room, or doing things in the kitchen, I can see the beautiful outdoors and my upper back porch, actually from just about every room on the main floor. Being that it is winter, the porch was pretty bare and absent of any color. No plants or pretty flowers to […]

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Friday Find {Vintage Chicken Wire Enamelware}

Chicken Wire Enamelware Pot

While antiquing in Strasburg, Virgina a week ago, I came across something that I have not seen before. Mary Alice was quick to tell me what the design was and stated she had a French enamelware pitcher in this design. . . CUE THE ENVY GENE!!! It was love at first sight, but it took […]

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How I Gave One Area Three Different Looks

Antique French Commode

I finally undecorated the large great room tree and the space always looks so different after the tree is removed. The item that was previously in the space found its way back; however, me, being me, could not leave it alone. I started experimenting with some different looks. Today, you will see how I gave […]

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A New Blog Post Delivery System

Vintage Schwinn Bicycle

Hope everyone had a wonderful 3-day weekend! We had some pretty days with slightly warmer temps to enjoy the outdoors. So thoughts of Spring flowers were dancing in my head. Over the weekend, my go to “blog technician”, Dawn from Creative Cain Cabin, switched my current email blog post delivery system over to Mad Mimi.

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