Category Archives: Decorating

I Should Feel Guilty

But I don’t. Okay, maybe a feel a little guilty about buying a perfectly serviceable button-down shirt at Salvation Army and then rending it to pieces for my own amusement. But I think it turned out well. I just loved … Continue reading

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Champagne Tastes & Beer Realities

Everyone has a talent. As for me, I can walk in to any store in the western hemisphere and with no knowledge of prices, pick out, by the simple virtue of what I honestly like best, The Most Expensive Anything … Continue reading

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I Do Own A Calendar

But you can’t really tell by my front door. Being that I’m expecting company on Monday, I thought it time to take down the St. Patrick’s Day wreath and switch it out with something a bit more seasonal. (Eventually, I … Continue reading

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Scenic 30-A: Cottage Charm Giveaway

While I was in college, I was very fortunate to spend two summers working in Destin, Florida. These were very formative summers for me, not the least because they served as a proving ground for a budding romance with the … Continue reading

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Spring Market

Well, I survived the Spring Market. Thanks largely to the good company of good friends who managed to put up with me for an entire day-and-a-half. Even with no drinking involved. Now that it’s over, I’ve been just kicking back, … Continue reading

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The New Oven

Scott installed the new double oven today and I’m thrilled. There’s nothing like a shiny new appliance to make me feel like spending some time in the kitchen. Thank you, Green Country Home & Garden Show, for making this post … Continue reading

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My New Toy

Between plans for the bathroom remodel, volunteer commitments and getting ready for Spring Market, March was a busy month. But I have had time to buy a new toy — one I hope will play a starring role in both … Continue reading

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Giveaway at The Old Painted Cottage

I had to share a giveaway going on at The Old Painted Cottage — not only because its one of my favorite design sites but also because I am in love with the prize. Check out these fantastic Ruffled Burlap … Continue reading

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Patron Saint of Tacky Decor

Something about my front door seems to warrant decoration. I didn’t have this problem in the old house. Or maybe I just never noticed it. My old door was completely blank 11 months a year, with just one lonely wreath … Continue reading

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More “Faux Pillows”

I hope this will count as an exception to the rule that a sequel is never as good as the original. BEFORE: I found these yellow silk pillow slips in the bargain bin at Restoration Hardware a good seven or … Continue reading

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