why you should always thrift shop while on the road

Last week was my daughter’s Spring Break and we took a quick break and trip up to Incline Village on Lake Tahoe.  We were there for four days and one of the things I looked up to do in the area was to visit a local thrift store.  Why would I do that?  Let meContinue reading “why you should always thrift shop while on the road”

linen closet organization

The year is well on it’s way and I have high hopes for 2021 and one of them involves organizing and decluttering my home piece by piece.  Every year we kick off the year with so many organizational projects but soon they dwindle and are soon forgotten.  In order to prevent my organizational plan toContinue reading “linen closet organization”

my latest dish obsession

I know most of us share a love for pretty dishes from ironstone to transferware to delicate china patterns to much, much more and today I wanted to share my latest dish obsession of Wonki Ware, a handmade pottery dinnerware. Wonki Ware originated in South Africa where it has been produced for two decades now.  I haveContinue reading “my latest dish obsession”

mercury glass – tips & techniques

Do you love mercury glass as much as I do?  I have accumulated quite a few pieces over the years for both everyday decor to particular seasonal items.   easter mantel 2016 Mercury glass, also referred to as silvered glass, was considered poor man’s silver when it first hit the scene in the mid 19thContinue reading “mercury glass – tips & techniques”

birthday wishes

My birthday just passed and I feel truly blessed with the love all around me from the little messages on social media to the efforts my family and friends made to make it special.  Not big festivities but still intimate appreciation.  I just want to share some of the fun things my birthday brought uponContinue reading “birthday wishes”

chippy shutter centerpiece

Hi friends!  I just wanted to quickly show you a new centerpiece I was inspired to create. It’s not a novel idea nor is it a new shutter but it’s a fresh piece for my home. I’ve had this old shutter kicking around for awhile now.  Like in years and years kicking around for awhileContinue reading “chippy shutter centerpiece”

a farewell fall tablescape

Last week we took Sebastian, my baby boy, our first born, my only son, to University of Oregon.  He is an incoming Freshman and between Covid-19, the wildfires, unsettling protests and who knows what else it’s very unnerving to leave him. The process of letting go of a child is hard enough as it is,Continue reading “a farewell fall tablescape”

through the seasons – an ornamental birdcage

Next in my “through the seasons” series I wanted to share my ornamental birdcage since I just decorated it for Fall.  If you are not familiar or just curious of my “through the seasons” series you an see all the previous posts at the end of this post. The ornamental birdcage sits in front ofContinue reading “through the seasons – an ornamental birdcage”

secretary desk dressed up for fall

I have been sprinkling Fall fairy dust around the house and I wanted to share today my parent’s antique secretary desk dressed up for Autumn.  For other Fall feels around here, I also recently shared my Fall rustic mantel and before that I shared my early Fall foyer.  For the secretary desk I used threeContinue reading “secretary desk dressed up for fall”

bottle & jar decor projects

Many different jars and bottles are used in home decor.  I am partial to the vintage styles of many different types, including apothecary bottles, demijohns, milk bottles, canning jars, seltzer dispensers and the list goes on. The marketplace is also flooded with many reproductions or contemporary versions as well.  Whether you prefer the vintage stylesContinue reading “bottle & jar decor projects”