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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Repurposing a Vintage Dresser

One of my favorite things to do is gather up a bunch of unrelated items....put them all together....and make a unique piece!  

This piece of furniture  is a combination of  a vintage dresser,  a mirror frame,  old chair legs,  silverware cases,  faucet handles, wrought iron,   and some odds and ends pieces of lumber

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Spring Mantle and Bedding

We are experiencing early spring weather here in Eastern New Mexico and it has really put me in the mood to do some spring decorating.  

Monday, February 8, 2016

Early Spring?

Our ornamental pear trees are  budded out and ready for spring.   The trees  probably won't bloom for a while longer but I thought I would cut a few small twigs and try to force them to bloom in the house.

Signature Style

I have a decorating style that has worked for me over the years and when I try to vary from it.....well,  sometimes it's a big flop!     Some might say I am in a "decorating rut" ..... I choose to define it as being comfortable with my style.     I have had readers tell me that they can pick out my signature style in a "line up"  of photo's ....lol!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ribbon Embroidered Pillows

I love ribbon embroidery but I have to admit that I don't have the patience to do it.    I wanted to share the pillows I found yesterday ......

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ruffled Seat Covers

I've had plans to put new seat covers on the dining room chairs for several months and finally set aside the time to do it this morning.  

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Master Bathroom Makeover


One of the things that I like to do at the start of a new year is go on a tour of the house and look for things that are in need of repair or need to be replaced.     Other things I look for are....Is the decor outdated ......has it been the same way for several years.....or am I just tired of it!    
When I looked at the master bath,   I saw the walls were full of nail holes and could use a fresh coat of paint.   The walls  had never been textured,  so I think it would look great with some new paintable wallpaper like we hung in the guest bath last year.     The window needs something new......I think the blinds are original to the house.    I am also planning to replace the shower curtain.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Milk Glass and Dreamcicle Valentine Decor

I hadn't intended to do anymore decorating for Valentines,  but when I put away the winter decor that was in the hall cabinets this morning......      

Friday, January 29, 2016

Tea Cup Shelf

I have collected tea cups for years and am always looking for a new ways to display them.    

Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Cabinet in the Kitchen

I do my "deep cleaning" for the year after I take down the Christmas decor.     This is when furniture gets moved over and vacuumed or mopped under.     Sometimes when it gets moved over....it gets moved out....lol!    That is the case with this small lit display cabinet that was at the end of the hallway to the bedrooms.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Valentine Tree

I didn't take down  the Christmas tree in the formal living/dining room because I wanted to decorate it for Valentines day....Easter....maybe I'll just leave it up year round!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Valentine Wreaths


I wanted to share the Valentine wreaths that I have scattered around the house.   

 I made this wreath a few years ago,  but it is still one of my favorites.....

Sunday, January 24, 2016

How to Make your Fairy Garden Pop


I unpacked my spring/summer fairies and put the Mark Roberts Christmas fairies  in their tote.   When it's time to put the Christmas fairies out.....I'll do the same thing only in reverse!    It's a never ending circle....lol!

Friday, January 22, 2016

H's Treasures

H and I were cleaning the garage today and I thought  "I don't know if I have ever done a post on my blog showing you some of H's treasures and his work area"   It's not as pretty as the inside of the house,   but it's a "real life" area that could be called H's man cave I guess...lol!