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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Gunne Sax Pumpkin

I decorated part of  the entry for fall today.   I decided to use some of the more "traditional " fall colors this year,,,,, and of course some pink.  
 First I gathered up some  fall flowers to make a centerpiece for the table that sits just inside the front door.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fall Centerpiece

We just completed a redo on the guest bath and this shelving unit didn't fit into our new bath.      I decided to swap it out with the table that was in the hallway just outside the bathroom door.    That table went to the know how the domino effect works don't!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015


I didn't strike gold Saturday,  but I sure struck silver!    We got up early to go yard salin',   and the first sale we went to was just around the corner from our house and it was just opening.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Guest Bath Reveal

We finished the guest bath yesterday and I couldn't wait to give you a tour.  

   We replaced the pink wall paper with paintable wallpaper,  .now I can paint the room any color I want.   But for now,  I want the walls a neutral color.
I don't think I have ever photographed this room with the door shut.   The full length mirror has always been there.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Festive Fall Mantle

What with our daughters wedding the first part of Oct,   I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.     I'm really not ready for fall yet,  but I decided today to get the mantle decorated.
 We are hosting some parties next month and I decided to do the mantle a little more festive this year.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Baseboard Molding Problems

Today was the day we had planned to wall paper the north wall of the guest bath.    We planned to replace the plain jane baseboards we had with some beefier ones,  so we thought it would be a good idea to remove them before hanging the wallpaper

It's All in the Details

If your're asking yourself    "is she still working on that bathroom"  the answer would be Yes!   In fact,  I'm still working on the same wall!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Lemonade and Osage Oranges

I  bought this lovely pitcher with hand painted lemons on it at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago  ( $5)  

Sunday, August 23, 2015


I went to some of my favorite shops over the week end,  did a little yard saling,  and had a very relaxing Saturday.

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Old Home Place

H and I have lived in the home you see in my posts for about 8 years.   Where did we come from? ......a lovely townhouse that we had lived in for 25 years.    We have kept it in case we might want a smaller home to retire in.
  It has been a rental all these years that we have been gone...and occupied the entire time.   When the last  tenant moved out,  we took the opportunity to do a few updates.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Is Paintable Wallpaper Right for You

Paintable wallpaper may not be for everyone,  but it was certainly the answer to the problems in our guest bathroom.   The pink floral wallpaper in the bathroom was original to the home...built in the 60's.    It was pretty well worn out and needed to be replaced.

Fall is in the Air

I made this wreath last fall from dried materials that I had harvested from nearby fields and flowers from our back yard.    The sunflowers came from one of the many fields of pumpkins that one of our friends has....they sell the pumpkins to Walmart.   What do sunflowers have to do with pumpkins you ask....well,  Dan plants them between the rows.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015