hydrangea and mercury glass tablescape

July is hydrangea season! Hydrangeas are one of my all time favorite flowers and they are in full bloom! We have several varieties in the back yard and I brought some in to create a simple but beautiful centerpiece for this summer tablescape. We love to eat outside during the summertime but it’s been blazingContinue reading “hydrangea and mercury glass tablescape”

Christmas crafting in July

Ok, who’s with me, or is 2021 flying by? As slow as 2020 was, 2021 is making up for it in record time. Before we know it it will be Christmas time with all it’s festivities and traditions. So we thought we would share some Christmas crafts for the upcoming holiday season today to beContinue reading “Christmas crafting in July”

decorating with the red, white & blue

Happy July everyone! I am excited to celebrate the 4th of July this year since we have moved to a more normal lifestyle where we can gather and mingle. All this festivity brings with it patriotic decorating and patriotic entertaining, which can be done easily with some simple touches. Flowers are always pretty and immediatelyContinue reading “decorating with the red, white & blue”

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”

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”

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”

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”

container gardening ideas & inspiration

I am a big fan of container gardening.  I love the versatility, variety, and volume, that container gardening can offer without the huge, permanent commitment with landscape design.  Today I am sharing useful tips and thoughts for creating your own container gardens.  We have not planted our containers for the season this year yet, butContinue reading “container gardening ideas & inspiration”

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”