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”

Easter tablescape

Hi friends.  I know Easter has come and gone but I wanted to quickly pop in and share our Easter tablescape for this year for future reference.   Easter was fun and we were blessed with a little bit of family.  I shared our menu in my last post which you can read all theContinue reading “Easter tablescape”

rustic Easter decor vignette

Today I am sharing an Easter vignette using muted colors and rustic touches, showing spring and Easter decor does not have to be all pastels all the time. I created this Easter decor vignette in our front foyer, using wooden accents.  I have some wooden eggs and a bunny that are hand decorated with beautifulContinue reading “rustic Easter decor vignette”

easy spring grower pot wreath

I have a super cute Spring DIY wreath to share today.  It is not my own idea since I was totally inspired by all the Spring inspiration you can find online.  Simply by using a grapevine form, peat pots and moss you can create this too.   It’s super easy, super inexpensive, and super fast,Continue reading “easy spring grower pot wreath”

how to antique a gold gilded mirror

Hello friends!  Showing a quick trick and technique today on how to antique a gold framed mirror using dark furniture wax.  It worked like a charm and it was super easy. Remember this mirror we purchased last year, which I shared here{mirror, mirror on the wall}?  I loved all the details and profile and sizeContinue reading “how to antique a gold gilded mirror”

things to do now that Spring has sprung

Now that Spring is here there are things that can and should be done to prepare for the season inside and outside of the home.   Here are some ideas that are on my list for Spring to dos but keep in mind this is not a comprehensive list but rather suggestions and inspiration forContinue reading “things to do now that Spring has sprung”

St. Patrick’s day celebration tablescape

Today I am sharing a pretty table set for the upcoming St. Patrick’s day celebration next week. The toile green table cloth and the Spode green transfer ware plates were the inspiration for this table. The shamrock plants and pillar candles as a centerpiece completed the picture and everything else fell into place.   IContinue reading “St. Patrick’s day celebration tablescape”

St. Patrick’s Day crafting vignette

The other night I was inspired to cobble together some St. Patrick’s day altered art from my craft supplies. I started scrapbooking years ago when the masterpiece kiddos where littles.  After a few years of fully embracing the hobby, I taught classes and acquired quite a bit of inventory.  I am sad to say IContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day crafting vignette”

spring vibes tablescape

I set a spring inspired table since Spring has been peeking around the corner around here.  The temps have consistently been pushing 70 degrees and all sort of trees, flowers and plants are blooming. It’s amazing how weather affects our mood and well being.  This table makes me happy just like the signs of SpringContinue reading “spring vibes tablescape”