through the seasons – an antique secretary desk

Today I am sharing how I style my parent’s antique secretary desk throughout the year during the different seasons.  I have not done an installment in the {through the seasons} series in awhile and I was inspired while transitioning my decor to some patriotic and summertime feels.  You can find the previous {through the seasons}Continue reading “through the seasons – an antique secretary desk”

rustic and casual summer tablescape

The “official” start to the Summer season according to the equinox is less than a week away but for many of us summertime is well under way.  Summer gatherings and mingling tends to be more relaxed, which brings outdoor grilling onto the menu with more casual settings.  The tablescape I am sharing today is perfectContinue reading “rustic and casual summer tablescape”

faux cast iron candlestick DIY

I love cast iron decorative accessories.  When I saw this candlestick in a thrift store it reminded me of cast iron pieces although I believe it’s constructed of resin or fiberglass.  I thought to myself this could be transformed to look like cast iron and I will show you the steps used to convert thisContinue reading “faux cast iron candlestick DIY”

étagère plant stand update

I love clustering pretty pots and beautiful blooms on the green, metal étagère that sits in a corner in our back patio.  Styling this plant stand is always a fun and satisfying project every year.   If you have been around here awhile, you’ve seen it many times before, but if you’re new here then I hopeContinue reading “étagère plant stand update”

outdoor gathering tablescape & tips

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summertime feels even though it’s not the “official” start to summer.  Outdoor gatherings and entertaining will hopefully be back to some type of normalcy this year so today we are sharing some tips and techniques to help with all the outside mingling. Entertaining outside, merely by just being outside,Continue reading “outdoor gathering tablescape & tips”

why you should have a water feature in outdoor spaces

We just added a water fountain to our sitting area in out front yard remodel.  Water features have so many benefits and beauty too add to outdoor spaces.  Today we are sharing why we chose to use a water feature in our outdoor space and why you should consider to do the same. We sharedContinue reading “why you should have a water feature in outdoor spaces”

late spring decor ideas in an antique secretary desk

My parent’s rustic, antique secretary desk is a favorite piece we inherited and have in our home now.  It’s one of the pieces I change up with seasonal decor. Spring decor is associated with Easter much of the time so when the bunnies and eggs were put away weeks ago the secretary desk was updatedContinue reading “late spring decor ideas in an antique secretary desk”

floral cone bouquets DIY

Happy May Day! We are enjoying May Spring goodness around here and I created some floral cone bouquets to spread the Spring May cheer.  I am SO happy to share my DIY floral cone bouquets including an assortment ranging in size and materials with you today. These floral cone bouquets are pretty simple to putContinue reading “floral cone bouquets DIY”

moss chargers DIY

I recently created these moss chargers using inexpensive, plastic chargers and moss sheets.  It was pretty easy and I love the organic vibes they gave this table{a MOSSY tablescape} I shared a few days ago. This DIY craft is very simple and you only need inexpensive, plastic chargers, sheet moss mats, spray adhesive and sturdyContinue reading “moss chargers DIY”

a MOSSY tablescape

Hello friends.  Today we are sharing a moss inspired tablescape in honor of Earth Day.   We used moss accents throughout the tablescape to give the table a very nature filled and earthy feel.  There are DIY moss chargers, a DIY moss runner, faux moss rocks plus moss balls are sprinkled around. To play offContinue reading “a MOSSY tablescape”