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springing into summer with a frame wreath
Remember the frame wreath in the dining room? I just updated it for all the late spring and early summer feels. A pretty basket with blooms decorates the summer frame wreath in the dining room now, adding a touch of summer cheeriness.
faux candle tip
Faux, battery operated candles tend to be a safer and lower maintenance option over real open flame candles. The problem is faux candles can be very "fake" looking. Let me show you a faux candle tip I used to jazz up some battery operated tapers.
garden party tablescape
Houseplants make me happy. In turn, using houseplants in this garden party tablescape makes for a happy table. Come see all the garden goodness that makes this table styling a happy table setting.
rock candy champagne cocktail
Cocktails with champagne and sparkling wine are always associated with a festive occasion. This is a fun and super easy way to jazz up your bubbly toast with a rock candy champagne cocktail.
a great topiary mantel styling idea
Topiaries are a classic and charming way to add a decorating impact to your home. Today I am sharing our topiary mantel styling in the living room. Come see how this easy mantel-scape packs a stylish punch.
summer front porch blog hop
Our front porches are the first impressions to the world of our home. It's all about curb appeal. Front porch styling is key to how guests feel about our homes before they even step inside.


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

Marcus Tullius Cicero



MaryJo Materazo
MaryJo Materazo

Hello, Hola, Bonjour! Iโ€™m a vintage soul, whoโ€™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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