Less is More, the Staging Begins

They say less is more. However, I love seeing my pretties about the house.

I have been very busy taking small pieces that can be considered “too much” in

the room and taking them to the storage unit ….. or should I say the hubby

has been taking them to the storage unit.

So with some difficulty, I am in the mindset of

Less is More, the Staging Begins!

Welcome to the Great Room.

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The Great Room Refreshed for Spring

We have been experiencing unusual warmer temps here

and many flowers and trees are blooming.

I am sure this warming trend will not last,

however; I thought it was time to get

The Great Room Refreshed for Spring.

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Christmas Home Tour 2016 – Part 1

Happy Holidays!

Today I bring you my Christmas Home Tour 2016 – Part 1.

I am joining the wonderful 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour of 25 homes,

hosted by Jenny of Evolution of Style and Amy and Christy of 11 Magnolia Lane.

A big thank you to these amazingly talented ladies … and speaking of thank you’s ….

this tour is sponsored by the wonderful folks at Lynch Creek Farm.

And if you are coming by from Heidi’s at Home by Heidi …. welcome.

Welcome to my home all decked out for Christmas!

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The Great Room Christmas Tree

It takes me 2 full days to decorate the Great Room Christmas tree.

So many ornaments that I treasure to place on the tree.

The tree is a 9 foot Silverado Slim that I purchased

from Balsam Hill a couple of years ago. It replaced my 12 foot tree,

that truly got so cumbersome to decorate.

Always up and down a very tall ladder, so this 9 foot tree is easier to manage

not to mention taking up much less space.

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This Year’s Christmas Decorating Inspiration

This year’s Christmas decorating inspiration began with a pillow.

Was it the design or was it the beautiful shades of color that attracted me to it.

I would have to say, both.

When I packed away last season’s Christmas decorations I did a lot of purging . . .

giving away and donating many ornaments and decorations.

I made a decision not to buy any more decorations as I had so much

that I have collected over the years.

But when I saw this pillow, I caved!

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Fall Home Tour

As I start to gather ideas about how I am going to decorate my home

for Christmas, I wander about the house enjoying the Fall decor that I created this year.

For me, it is always sad to put away decor of the previous season,

however, exciting to bring out the decorations for the Season of Joy.

Before I put the Fall decor away, I decided to do a recap of my home for Fall this year.

It all started with the front porch.

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10 Minute Decorating, A Pre-Autumn Mantel

A simple pre-autumn mantel was on the agenda

when I returned from my Florida trip to visit my mom and sister.

I knew I wanted something simple that I can later tweak to add autumn decor.

I guess you can say this is my late summer, pre-autumn mantelscape.

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It’s Like Jewelry

It’s like jewelry . . . step back, take a look and eliminate at least one item

of accessories . . . one piece of jewelry, maybe nix the scarf.

This past weekend, I did this, but with items on a shelf or table

and in one case, something sitting on the floor.

I kept walking by the sofa table and it bothered me.

I knew it just wasn’t just right.

This is what it looked like AFTER I made the adjustment.

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em . . . Join ‘Em

If you can’t beat ’em . . . join ’em.

If you can’t fight it, go with it.

That has been my motto of late with the sofa.

A sofa that has been in my home from the first day we moved in 11 years ago.

Would I love to have a new sofa to change the color?

The answer is yes. However, it really is so very comfortable and in great shape.

But there is another However.

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I Couldn’t Leave Them Behind, So I Broke My Own Rule

I couldn’t leave them behind, so I broke my own rule.

My rule of trying to re-design my interiors, using what I already had in the house.

I was doing pretty good, until I saw these.

Temptation set in, and it won.

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