Blog Archive

Monday, February 29, 2016

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party


I wanted to share the fun tablescape that I created on the coffee table in the sun room.

   Kyleigh  (our 9 year old grand daughter )  will be hosting an Alice in Wonderland tea party this afternoon.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Easter Mantel


I am loving the faux chocolate foiled Easter bunnies that are in some of the stores this year.    I had collected a couple of them over the years,  but they seem to be more available this spring.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Easter Tablescape


We have been trying to eat  healthier in 2016 and I think a pretty table can really make food seem to taste better,  don't you?

Spring Decorating in the Kitchen


I'm pretty much done with spring/Easter decorating......now if I can just find time to take photo's and write up  posts!

 The weather is supposed to be in the 70's for the next 10 days,  so I plan to work in the yard.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Easter Fairy Garden


You have seen my concrete bunny before....but, she was filled with live plants out in the back yard.  
 Since it's a little early to plant any flowers outside,   I thought I would bring her in and make her a part of the Easter decor.    By the way,  she is pretty heavy...thank you H for bringing her in for me!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Spring Decorating in the Dining Room Cabinet

One of my friends gave me this sweet stuffed lamb that she made.....isn't she the cutest thing in her frilly pink dress!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Spring Vegetables

I love eating fresh spring vegetables,  don't you?
  We don't have any in our garden yet,  but the grocery stores have pretty good ones in our area.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Easy to Make Glitzy Easter Wreath

I made an Easter wreath to hang over the fireplace mantel and  for once I remembered to take photo's as I made it....usually I don't think to do that until after I am all finished and it's too late........lol!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Flip Side


I haven't decorated the family room fireplace mantel for Spring yet,   but I have got the cabinets on each side of the fireplace done.  

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cherish Spring in all its Splendor

I did some spring decorating in the kitchen today.  
 As you can see in the photo,  the sun is streaming into the kitchen.   We have been in the high 60's the last 7 days and the 10 forecast is for more lovely weather.   I think spring has arrived in Eastern New Mexico!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Spring Vignettes

As I put out my seasonal decor this year,   I am trying to prepare for several yard sales that I am planning to have in 2016.    In the process of looking in each tote,   I have found lots of treasures that I had forgotten about!  
 I hadn't seen this lit teapot in years....lol!    Is it a keeper ....or should it go to a yard sale box?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Spring Horses and Bunnies

Two sweet bunnies came galloping into the family room on their Spring horses this afternoon!    With the weather in the mid 60's here in Eastern New Mexico,   I am really in a spring mood and have started my decorating a bit early this year!

Estate Sales and Some Spring Shopping

On Saturday,  H and I took an early  Valentine's  day  trip to Amarillo Texas to have dinner and do some spring shopping.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

New Slip Covers

A few weeks ago,  I added some of  Pantone's 2016 colors Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue to our family room decor.    I have liked it so well that I decided to add a little bit more!

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.