Pretty Paper Cone Garland How-To

If you're a regular reader of Town and Country Living, you know how much I love banners and garlands. They're an inexpensive way to add color and charm to a room, whether you're hosting a party or just want a pop of color to enjoy every day. Today's pretty paper cone garland doesn't take long to make and it's easy enough for people who think they're all thumbs.   Hubby thinks my paper cone garland looks like little hats.   To … [Read more...]

Pendant Lighting: Ideas and Options

If I had to choose my biggest decorating weakness, I would have to say it's something to do with lighting. I don't pay attention to overhead lighting. When choosing table lamps I always err on the side of picking lamps that are too small. Right now I'm in the market for pendant lighting for my new sitting room. As usual, I found plenty of inspiration from fellow bloggers and interior designers on Houzz. (This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Dining Room Makeover to Sitting Room

A couple of weeks ago I revealed that I was turning my dining room into my sitting room. My living room will become my new dining room. After I made the decision to move forward with a dining room makeover - to a sitting room - I came across an inspiration photo on Houzz. I decided my sitting room needs a little more work to look the way I want. Here's my inspiration photo: Photo by Bret Franks Construction, Inc.   I love the wood and … [Read more...]

Colorado Retreat: Charming Home Tour

The last couple weeks we've toured east coast homes, but this week we're heading out west to enjoy a Colorado retreat that has amazing detail and warmth. I think you'll enjoy some of the fun interior design details created by Ashley Campbell Interior Design. A rustic style living room impresses with its soaring wood ceiling and stone fireplace. The room avoids being dark and dreary with the application of white paneling on the walls. Photo by … [Read more...]

Cozy Comfy Bedding That’s Oh So Pretty

Winter is the season for hibernating and sleeping. Even the animals know this is the time of year to catch up on a little shut-eye. What better way to snuggle up for a winter's nap than with cozy comfy bedding?  And if the bedding is soft and beautiful - all the better! Today I'm sharing 15 examples of bedding in a variety of styles from some of my blogging friends. Softly striped sheets and textured bedspreads create a pretty coastal style … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Kitchen in 1902 House

Lately I've given some thought to my diet and feel a need to get back in the kitchen to cook healthy meals. I love the act of cooking, but I don't like the time it sometimes takes. A well-organized kitchen makes meal prep more efficient, and I found a beautiful farmhouse kitchen in a 1902 house that fills the bill!  This beautiful kitchen and its photos are by Wengerkois Architecture + Build. Photo by wengerkois architecture + design   An … [Read more...]

Upgrading Houseplants: Creative Ideas

Most of us know that plants purify the air and so we bring them into our home. They lend beauty, texture, and health benefits. Unfortunately, they often come in plain plastic pots. Today I'm sharing a few creative ways for upgrading houseplants to give them a customized look.   This is a cute little Lemon Button Fern, which is easy to grow. Its dainty fronds enjoy indirect light and prefers the soil moist, but not … [Read more...]

Oyster Pond Estate: Charming Home Tour

A couple weeks ago I shared a home tour that I said was my favorite so far. Well, today's tour of Oyster Pond Estate is right up there! This home is so huge, they call it a compound. Choosing room photos to share with you was hard. I think you're going to love today's charming home tour built by Holmes Hole Builders LLC of Martha's Vineyard.   Because this home is so large, there are several living rooms to enjoy. This room is bright … [Read more...]

Easy Home Organization Ideas

Today is the day I'm announcing the winner of The Complete Book of Home Organization. I started feeling a little bad that I couldn't give everyone a copy of the book, but then I realized I could at least give all of you some easy home organization ideas from my blogging friends. And by the way, I loved reading all of your comments about why you want to win this book. Thank you for sharing your stories!  I truly love when I get to know a little … [Read more...]

Controlling Cat Odor: My 10 Tips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skout’s Honor for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.  If you're a cat lover, you know that controlling cat odor can be a bit of a challenge. We've had kitties in our house for the past 20 years and have loved each and every one. Most of our furry friends are rescue cats and when you own multiple pets, odors can become a problem. After all these years of experience, I consider myself somewhat of … [Read more...]

10-Minute Floral Centerpiece

Every morning this time of year I dread waking up in the dark. I like summertime and waking up with the sun's warm rays touching my face. But since I can't have that right now, I'm cheering up my interior spaces with pretty flowers. Today I'm sharing how to make a 10-minute floral centerpiece. It's nice to have quick and easy projects that put a smile on your face. (This post contains affiliate links.)   Pink and white were the colors of … [Read more...]

Vintage Cottage: Charming Home Series

Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away so I thought I'd share a sweet little vintage cottage dressed in red and white - perfect for Cupid's holiday. The cottage has a well-loved and slightly worn look that I think you'll find charming and endearing. This quaint home was shared on Houzz by Tumbleweed & Dandelion. (This post contains affiliate links.) Soft white slipcovers and grain sack pillows create a shabby chic vibe in the … [Read more...]

Home Organization Book Giveaway

Do you long to be more organized at home but you keep putting it off? I stumbled across The Complete Book of Home Organization by Toni Hammersley and am so in love with it, I have to share a free copy with one of my readers. To enter win a copy of the book, simply leave a comment below telling me you want to be entered for the drawing. (This post contains affiliate links.)   The book is written by the same person who blogs at A Bowl Full … [Read more...]