Use Natural and Reclaimed Items to Make a Bench

This might be one of the funkiest pieces of furniture I have ever made. After our Tag Sale a few weeks ago, I took some of the items that didn’t sell and used them to make this outdoor seat. Do you know what this is? It was a stereo speaker stand that my husband made…

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Welcome Contrast and Color

What is more beautiful than fresh flowers in spring? The fantastic colors wake up from a long winter nap. It feels to me like I do too. The sun is bright and the days are longer. (the words in red are links to click on) I love the natural energy spring brings. Even my kids…

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Easter Lilies & Orchids

I went to the grocery store today. The floral department was so beautiful and full of color. I picked up three mini orchids on special for $4.99. The boys want to give their teachers and our sweet bus driver (you wouldn’t believe how nice she is) a small something for Easter.  I think these will…

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White Spring….

Do you remember my spring fireplace? I found the ‘spring’ sign at Homegoods for $16.99. I love it but I didn’t notice it much here on my old window under my mantel. So…I painted the ‘SPRING’ part white! The white accents along with lavender greenery make my ‘white’ spring day feel a little bit more ‘springy’. A Spring…

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Spring Color…..naturally

I noticed some forsythia blooms out on my walk today. I brought some home. I love the bright green on the boxwood wreath, too. The live forsythia sits in a white vase on our antique piano. Bringing nature indoors…my favorite way to decorate. Sharing with:Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday #156Farmhouse Porch – The Scoop Link…

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Muslin Rag Wreath for Spring

I made this shaggy wreath with white muslin fabric. Using a wire wreath form (small) & 1 1/2 yards of muslin ($1.99 per yard). I folded the fabric into fourths length wise. Ripped into approx 8 inch wide strips and snipped the edges width wise at every 1/4 inch – approximately – with fabric scissors.…

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Spring Fireplace

I went to Homegoods today and brought home these 3 enormous candles. And the SPRING twiggy art was irresistible at $16.99. So right to the mantel they all went. I made a box out of an old shipping crate (leaving the hardware on) and new wood for the candles and surrounded them with pine cones and a faux…

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Signs of Spring

 I am so happy the weather has finally warmed up here in New England. The bright yellow forsythia is a sure sign of Spring. My boxwoods needed a little “help” so I gave them an extra vine wreath.  I know that artificial plants outside are a huge design faux pas but I had to stick a…

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