August 28, 2016

DIY * How To Make New Books Look Old


It's no secret that I love to create vignettes and many times I use books in my styling. Old books with those rumpled and ruffled pages set my heart on fire, and I have picked up bunches in my travels over time. Today I'm going to share a secret...

August 27, 2016

Share It One More Time Inspiration Party 48

Welcome to Share It One More Time inspiration party, the Saturday morning link party where many of our favorite DIYers and decor stylists link up their latest design projects to inspire you. You’ll also find links to the co-hosts recent posts below. Enjoy!

August 26, 2016

How To Style A French Farmhouse Fall Table


Let's go back in time today, to just around four years ago when I shot the photos that you will see in today's "it's going to be fall soon" post! Things have changed in my home, but not really. I still have that farmhouse scale and I use it often for display and practical purposes as well. The pink glasses are from Anthropologie

August 25, 2016

20 Beautiful DIY Candleholders - Round Up

candle holders from clay, wood, glass, recycled material

It's no secret that I love to set a pretty table, and that quite often includes candles. I've shared several candle DIYs over the years and

August 24, 2016

How To Make Oil Lantern Candles For Summer

oil candles

Are you a candleaholic like I am? Flowers and candles are two things that I do treat myself to on a regular basis and today I'm sharing a DIY that gives a great look and it's very inexpensive to the point of being almost free! Read on and you'll see what I'm talking about...

August 23, 2016

Debi Coules Romantic Art


Sometimes you come across an artist whose work just speaks to you and the talent just makes your jaw drop. One of these artists in my world is long time internet friend Debi Coules. I am so grateful that she also has sponsored my blog for awhile now and if you haven't seen her work I thought that today would be a great day to share some of it with you...

August 22, 2016

How To Layer Plates In A Tablescape

chinoiserie pot with floral arrangement

Table setting isn't something that I was ever taught to do at home growing up. We lived a somewhat typical chaotic lifestyle in those formative years, but perhaps not so typical of my generation as a child was that my mother was a working mom. As a result, dinners were not informal, except for holidays when all of the relatives came to our home to dine. So table decorating was not something that I recall learning, like much of what I've learned as an adult it's been self taught. Sometimes I feel like Wonder Woman (sans cape) who can teach herself anything and sometimes like a buffoon or perhaps a "Jill of all trades and master of none"! I do enjoy setting a beautiful table when I have the occasion to and I'm sharing a couple of tips today.