• Downsizing
    How To Make The Most Of Downsizing Your Home

    It’s only ever when you have to move homes that the amount of stuff around suddenly seems like too much. When did you get so many random vases? Was it ever a good idea to invest in...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Downsizing With Style

    By Karen Olsen, The Decorating Diva – The revival of “less is more” has influenced many people to reevaluate their lifestyle and downsize their homes.  Downsizing is the newest trend in decorating with décor that is more...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Avoid These Common Painting Faux Pas

    By Kayla Matthews – Painting is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to freshen your space and change the look of a room. However, your painting project can go very wrong without proper planning....

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Rustic Fall Mantel

    I forgot to tell you all yesterday, thank you so much for all the kind comments on our fall porch and table! Today I am showing the mantel I put together for fall. I saw a great...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Red Toile Curtains with Yellow Pom Pom Fringe!

    We had one very rainy stormy day this week so I decided to do a few indoor projects. Besides working on my bookcases, I also took down my polka dot curtains which I’ve enjoyed all summer. Here’s...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Sprucing Up the Deck

    I really need to re-do the stain on my deck – it’s been peeling all summer. But that’s too big of job to tackle right now so I thought I’d start with this – I know…awful right?...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • The Softer Side of Autumn

    Decorating our green room (guest bedroom/sitting room) allows me to indulge my love for Shabby Chic, Romantic Cottage and Garden Cottage – all rolled into one. A while back I shared with you that I moved the...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Using Old Windows

    I mentioned a while ago that my husband had brought home a few old windows that a neighbor had put in the garbage when they got new ones. So I’ve been looking around the web trying to...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Autumn Mantel

    Time to Decorate? I have seen a few bloggers change room decor, tabletops and mantels to reflect the autumnal season. I had been resisting, until I talked myself into it. This is what the mantel looked like...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Cross Gallery Wall

    I guess a  gallery wall can be  a collection of anything – empty frames, mirrors, family photos, plates, vintage maps, clock faces, whatever you like (or it can be eclectic and a mix of things but with a theme...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • How to Prepare for 4th of July Entertaining

    I love this time of year. Now all we need is warmer weather for the week ahead. We’re laying low this year for the 4th, and I’m looking forward to a smaller celebration. I’ve already pulled my...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Toile de Jouy

    As many of you know, I’ve loved and used toile de jouy (simply known as toile) in my home for many many years. So I found it very funny that Pottery Barn is now carrying toile kitchen...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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