A Vignette Inspired By A Beautiful Book, My High-Low Project

I love beautiful home decor books. I came across this book, “Beautiful” by Mark D. Sikes while reading a review on it by the lovely ladies of Design Chic. I ordered this book right away and was totally immersed in the magnificent rooms and decor featured in his  book. While reading this book, I  came […]

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Vignettes Tell A Story and A Winner

Do your vignettes tell a story? Mine always seem like they do.  Whenever I gather things to place on a table or a surface/area I am styling, I think of each piece and the story behind it. Whether it be a memory of a friend, a place that I traveled to, or a shopping experience […]

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French Door Love. What Were We Thinking?

As my hubby and I pour over house plans with one in particular, we discovered that we definitely are not only downsizing in square footage, but downsizing in the amount of windows and french doors. We have French door love. What were we thinking? Yes, what were we thinking when we installed 7 sets of […]

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Another Favorite Shop and a Winner

As I go about the house, cleaning closets, donating or tossing things that I no longer need or want, I think about how I want to decorate the home, the home that we are planning to build, the downsized home. I want a lighter feel for the house as it will be smaller. 1,500 square […]

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Upstyled Home Outdoors and a Giveaway

Hello everyone! You are in for a treat today as I am happy to share with you, Matthew Mead’s new publication (by Country Sampler), ” Upstyled Home Outdoors” As soon as I received this issue in the mail from Matthew, I could not wait to sit down and browse through the many articles of beautiful […]

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A Mother’s Day Letter, A Tribute to My Mom with Balsam Hill

Years ago, as Mother’s Day was approaching, I was thinking about my Grandmother . . . my mother’s mother. I never met her. She passed away when my mom was just 16 years old. I have always dreamed about how it would be like, to have spent time with her, to have her tell me […]

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Paris in Bloom, A Giveaway

I shall never forget my wonderful trip to the beautiful country of France. I traveled there for the very first time, with friends and bloggers for an exciting adventure, of sightseeing,  shopping the Brocantes and many fabulous shops, that were mainly in the Normandy area. I so hope to return soon, to that country of […]

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A Most Charming Shop of Vintage and All Things Beautiful

This past weekend I traveled to Richmond, Virginia where my hubby had a tournament. Yes, tis the season and let the games begin! I had the over the moon pleasure of meeting up with a fellow blogger friend, Lisa of Celebrate Creativity. Many of you may already know Lisa. Lisa with such  amazing talent in […]

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My Spring Front Porch in Pinks, Purples and Cobalt Blues

The painters have completed their painting and refurbishing projects. I was anxiously waiting for them to complete the job, as one of the projects they had to do was to re-coat the wood garage doors and front doors. When the front doors were done, I began freshening up the front porch for Spring. I knew […]

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Simply Decorated the Mantel for Spring with Roses

I wasn’t quite sure of which direction I wanted to go in to decorate the mantel for Spring. I seem to like the bread boards against the backdrop of the wood and iron shutters; therefore,  they will stay. I just wanted a touch of color and texture. So I simply decorated the mantel for Spring […]

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