Simple Summer Blue and White Vignette

Before I left for Tennessee last week to join the Boys of Summer,

I re-potted some topiaries into blue and white containers.

I had been wanting to do that for a while now, and finally got around to it

as I wanted to create a simple summer blue and white vignette

for the French buffet in the foyer.

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A Winter Foyer and A Unique Planter

The foyer is simply decorated for Winter.

However, there is a little surprise in the foyer.

Something very unique that I found on my birthday.

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Fall Foyer Decor

Fall foyer decor this year is a bit of a departure

of what I have done in the past.

Lately, I have been drawn to all of the shades of purple . . . lavender.

There were some beautiful deep purple stock flowers at Trader Joe’s.

I began decorating the my antique French Buffet in the foyer by placing

the stock flowers in the blue and white ginger jars.

I added some stems of wheat for texture and to add more of a “fall look”.

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Repurposing Candle Holders Into Pedestals

I needed  something to place my blue and white ginger jars on to gain more height.

I only had one small pedestal  that I use to prop things on, but needed two.

I came across a second set of Pottery Barn candleholders that were put away

on my staging shelves in the attic. I then got the epiphany, the light bulb moment.

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Simply Summer with Daisies and Ironstone

I went to the grocery store the other day.

 Each time I go there, I usually make a stop at the floral department.

Knowing I had beautiful hydrangeas at home for the picking,

I was going to race by that section of the store with eyes forward.

However, something was lurking  out of the corner of my eye. Clearance!

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I Didn’t Shop the House

I didn’t shop the house,

but I shopped someone else’s house!!! ….. My friend Martha’s house to be exact.

I presented a beautiful red transferware pitcher to you the other day

which was also a purchase from Martha who is moving

and downsizing her beautiful collections and antiques.

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A Personal Valentine’s Story

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching

and one of my very favorite personal Valentine’s Day stories

could be one that you may have already read,

if you have been a follower of mine for some time.

However, if you are fairly new to my blog, I would love to tell you

about my very favorite personal Valentine’s Day story.

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Winterizing the Foyer, A Winter Vignette

After a very busy and fun-filled weekend with friends and family

which was  also filled with surprises,

I hit the ground running on Monday, dismantling the Christmas decorations.

It usually takes me the better part of the week to do this,

so I concentrate on one area at a time.

I thought it best to start in the entry . . . the foyer.

After the Christmas items were taken away,

I began winterizing the foyer.

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My Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my home!

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My Christmas Foyer

Today, I am teaming up with some of my wonderful fellow bloggers of bHome,

in Day 3 of A Christmas Tour.

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Today I am presenting my foyer dressed for Christmas.

Welcome!

Great Room/Christmas 2015

As you enter my home you walk into a small foyer area

and immediately see the great room.

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