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home organization system guidelines
We all start the new year with goals and dreams in mind. We aim for more organization and successes in our life, aspiring for more peace, health and happiness around us. Invariably some of these thoughts, which are so important at the onset of the year, quickly go by the wayside. Today I'm sharing my …
a guide to setting a red & neutral Valentine’s day table
Do you decorate, celebrate or do anything for the Valentine's day holiday? We like to celebrate it at home, so I always set a pretty table around here. I lean towards neutrals and monochromatic stylings in this stage of my life, and injecting red into my decor and celebrations is always a challenge. Let me …
thrifted goodies – using vintage linen pieces to make a table runner
Welcome to the next installment of thrifted goodies. Today I am sharing a collection of vintage linens, and how I used them to create a unique table runner. I used table toppers, doilies and the like to form a continuous runner down the table of the Valentine's table I shared the other day.
how to brighten your home during the winter blues
Do you suffer from the winter blues during the gloomy days of winter? Here are some ways to brighten your home to create a warm space and help your mood during those long, dark and cold winter days.
vintage sheet music coasters DIY
Do you love the look of old sheet music in your decor? So do I. Check out how to make these easy and inexpensive sheet music coasters for your home. Although not a difficult craft, they will look amazing and will add immediate interest to your space.
setting the mood for a Valentine’s day table scape
A Valentine's day celebration does not necessarily have to involve a romantic setting. It can be shared with any loved ones, including a sweetheart, or family, or friends or any loved one. You can set the mood accordingly with your Valentine's day table scape design.


“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero



MaryJo Materazo
MaryJo Materazo

Hello, Hola, Bonjour! I’m a vintage soul, who’s married to my honey, aka Mr. M., who made all my dreams come true. He made me a wife, he made me a mother and he makes me laugh each & every day. My life revolves around my family & my home and on this blog I share all the pieces of this wonderful life. I love all things that are weathered, tattered, tarnished, rusted, faded, shabby, & distressed because they have a story to tell. Here- I tell my story, which includes my love for home decor, gardening, entertaining, cooking, traveling, crafting and anything that makes life pretty, fun & interesting. Welcome & thanks for visiting. XO

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