January 14, 2017

Following My Passion For Design This Weekend

Before I get started on a little wrap up and news, I want to wish you a happy weekend! It's been a busy week for me so far and I hope that I get to take tomorrow off. Sunday is generally a day that we take it easy, read the New York Times with a pot (or two) of coffee and often go out for breakfast. Sound good to you?

breakfast-waterside

January 12, 2017

How To Whitewash A Farmhouse Table In 30 Minutes

I just love the power of paint and how it can absolutely change the entire attitude of a room! Paint comes in all different types and there are enough techniques to write a massive paint encyclopedia on. Maybe there already is one?!

pink champagne glass with gold rim

January 11, 2017

How To Make A Beautiful Wild Flower Arrangement

I love to have flowers on the table at all times when possible, as they make a room come alive and are small in size yet big in beauty. There is nothing as elegant as a bare table with a large bouquet of flowers in the center in a pretty container! 

flowers-pitcher-peonies

I'm not a trained florist and over the years have found that I love to just toss together and arrangement with either flowers from the market or sometimes straight out of my garden.

January 10, 2017

Collecting Antique French Ironstone and Using It

You've seen these plates before in my table settings and they are a special way to weave some French country vibe into my home. Not only that, but I have had a long standing love for BLUE and WHITE, so why not mix some of that into my tablescapes.
 French terre de fer blue and white plates

January 9, 2017

Twenty Festive Valentines Day Cupcakes To Bake

Coming down from the sugar high of the holidays has been difficult and admittedly I do have quite an affinity for anything sweet. Salty goodies take a backseat to my tastebuds, and I would much rather have a cupcake any old day than a handful of chips or pretzels.

pink-frosted-cupcakes
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Cupcake baking is so easy and satisfying and I feel as if it's built in portion control, just as long as you don't eat the whole dozen at once:-). Cupcakes are

January 7, 2017

Organize Your Life With 25 Sweet Stylish Storage Bins

Everyone has been talking about organization and storage these days, and I have to agree that when the old year closes and a new one begins, it's a great time to clear up the clutter. 

diy-leather-bucket-organizing
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I've been doing that in my home and I don't know exactly why, but as much as I clear out of here there is always too much stuff! Last year at this time I took a trailer full of vintage items up to...