A Southern Evergreen Holiday Centerpiece and a Giveaway

Hello Dear Readers!

It’s been a while and what better way to say hello again

than  with a beautiful Southern Evergreen Holiday Centerpiece

and a GIVEAWAY!!!

The giveaway details are stated at the end of this post.

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Vintage Fall Vignette and Hickory Cottage Update

Hello Dear Readers! Again, I am reaching into the archives and thought I would bring to you a vintage fall vignette  that I created a few years ago, when finding some great items while shopping with my friend Mary Alice in Leesburg, Virginia. The vignette started with a vintage Borden’s crate.  I have never seen […]

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The “Plum Crazy” Fall Porch and Hickory Cottage Update

Hello Dear Readers!!! I have a soft spot in my heart about the last Fall Porch that I created in my former house. However, I look forward to “going crazy” on the Fall porch next year at Hickory Cottage! I was  attracted to the beautiful Berry colors that Fall. The shades of purple and plum have […]

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Fall Memories and a Spiritual Experience

Today, I am having one of my best days  since my chemotherapy treatment.  I am not 100%, still with fatigue and such, however, well enough to sit at the table and write to you my dear readers. I had a truly amazing spiritual experience one night, that involved my dad. That overwhelming experience I will […]

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My Life’s New Challenge

Hello Dear Readers, Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn. A turn that for me, that I thought I would have never, ever, faced. Not in a bazillion years. We all have those bumps in the road. But for me, it is a “lump” in the road. My Life’s New Challenge. But hey!…I love a challenge […]

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One of My Favorite Fall Home Tours

How to create Fall inspired rooms with French Country decor. A Fall Home tour. Hello Dear Readers! A few years ago, I participated in a A French Country Fall Home Tour  presenting  my former Great Room      

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Hickory Cottage Update Part 5 and Taking a Break

Hello Dear Readers! Hope you are having a fabulous week! Things are moving along at Hickory Cottage. They started placing the shingles on the roof and once the roof is complete, they will be starting more work on the interior. But first, let me show you another treasure I found at the consignment shop, Always […]

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Seashells, Flowers, and Wabi-Sabi

Hello Dear Readers! Today you will see how I created a box of memories of a summer past for  the sweetest little girl who finds beauty in the most imperfect things and treasures them as many who would not. Welcome to Monday Morning Blooms, when I join my dear flower friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam […]

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Hickory Cottage Update Part 4 and an Estate Sale Find

Hello Dear Readers! Hope you had a most wonderful week and weekend. Mine has been very busy with the house and a tournament thrown in last week too. I did manage to get to a most amazing estate sale this past Saturday. Today we have the Hickory Cottage Update Part 4 and an estate sale […]

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Hickory Cottage Update Part 3 and Consignment Find

Hello Dear Readers! Things have been moving along at Hickory Cottage. That also means that I have been really busy with so many selections/details for the house. My main project this week is to do the final selections for the kitchen and bathroom fixtures. In the meantime, when in the neighborhood, I visit my fav […]

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