Summer Gardens of a Craftsman Style Home


This past weekend . . . we were in Georgia. Yes, for another tournament. We stayed with my brother and his wife. My sister-in-law, Pam, definitely has a “green thumb” . Both her indoor and outdoor plants and flowers thrive with her talents. So I thought I would share her beautiful yard with you today. […]

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My Home Tour Is “At The Picket Fence”


The lovely Heather and Vanessa from “AT THE PICKET FENCE” are featuring my home today. I so love them and their most inspiring blog that they write together . . . They have beautiful homes . . . Heather’s fabulous breakfast room . . . Vanessa’s beautiful living room . . . Tablescapes to adore […]

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I’m on the Back Porch of Cedar Hill Farmhouse!!

If you have ever seen the “back porch” of Anita’s gorgeous farmhouse . . . ~ ~ you would just want to while the hours away sitting on her iconic porch. Well, today I got my wish!!! I am featured over at Anita’s . . . ~ ~ vicariously sitting on the porch while she […]

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Adding French Country Style to the Coffee Table


Well, I find I have a “time limit” of how long a vignette stays on the coffee table. . . Time’s up for the crystal theme . . . ~ ~ and time for a more casual feel of French Country. So what do you do? . . . you add some lavender buds in […]

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A Simple Summer Tablescape and a Chair Makeover


Happy Monday everyone! . . . Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mine was filled with lots of tasks, including preparing for a dinner party . . . ~ ~ my annual turn with the Dinner Group of wonderful friends. I set a simple table this time . . . ~ ~ no place cards […]

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Going Coastal in the Sunroom


It was time . . . ~ ~ as the first day of Summer is quickly approaching. Time to add a bit of Summer in the room . . . so that meant, it went “Coastal” My goal was to use what I had on hand. Items gathered from a few rooms in the house […]

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Memories of France . . An Elegant Hotel and Spa In Normandie, France


Almost a year later, I still have fond and vivid memories of France. . . ~ ~ from the time we stepped off the plane in Paris . . . ~ ~ ~ ~ to the time we had to bid farewell to the breathtaking countryside of Normandie. Today, I want to share with you […]

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Potting Bench Makeover


A year ago, I created a potting bench area on the lower porch of my home. You can view last year’s potting bench here. It looked like this: A vintage enamel top table that I added a skirt to . . . ~ ~ and placed a garden bench on the table as a “shelf […]

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A Special Father’s Day Card


My hubby has many, many Father’s Day cards . . . ~ ~ from our son and now from our granddaughter. But there is one very special card that he received many years ago. . . ~ ~ that warranted framing. . . and it still brings a smile and a tear to my hubby’s […]

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Dundee Marmalade Jars and Bread Boards


I have been a little absent . . . no, not “minded” . . . but away from the computer. Between an out of town trip and company of dear friends arriving the day after we came home. The day after we arrived home, there was a package on my porch. Goodies that I purchased […]

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