Category Archives: Home Decorating

I Just Call It Nesting

A friend asked me the other day what I was doing for self-care. The answer is a little odd, but, in times of stress, I tend to nest. I guess I wouldn’t consider it self-care, because I’m inevitably moving heavy … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

“It’s beginning to look a lot like FISHMEN. Everywhere I go!” Cue the H.P. Lovecraft Society’s A Very Scary Solstice and I am now firmly in a festive mood. One of the pleasures of owning this big, beautiful, drafty old house is … Continue reading

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Penny Floor Obsessed

Someone save me from myself, because I’m about to walk off a cliff and dive into the land of pennies. I’m serious. But before I tell you about my latest obsession, I will update you on the Homes Tour. The … Continue reading

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Add a Cute Little Table

I showed a picture in the previous post of a tabletop I had just begun to draw a mandala on with paint pens. Now I’ve finally finished the design. My inspiration for the mandala came from this lovely one I … Continue reading

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A Bathing Retreat

I can’t believe it took me 3 1/2 years to discover how perfect the main level bathroom is. In fact, it took us working on The Cottage and my husband asking, “Hey, why don’t we use this bathtub down here … Continue reading

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Deals, Kindness, and Home

Gotta Love Savers We went by Savers last Saturday. For those not in the know, Savers is a used clothing (and more) store. I discovered it when my eldest daughter was an infant and have been shopping there faithfully for … Continue reading

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The Old Made New

I’ve been rather busy on house decor projects this month. Here is a rundown of what I’ve started: Portieres In the Victorian era, there were often decorative draperies in the wide transition doorways and pocket door frames. The looked something … Continue reading

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Hallway of Family

  After putting it off for way too long, I’m finally getting around to putting up family pictures in the long hallway on the main level. The hallway is a bit dim, and the picture rail is installed right at … Continue reading

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Curtains, Chairs and Other Ongoing Projects

Disclaimer…some of the photos are sideways in this post. At this point, I cannot fix them (thank you so much Windows 10, you just really know how to make my day go smoother…NOT) until I upload my digital image software … Continue reading

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Creating an Oasis

One of the benefits to having a big house is that there is plenty of room to spread out. We have many rooms to choose from, and different things we can do with each of them. It is absolutely dreamy … Continue reading

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