Gilded Tablescape for Holiday Entertaining

Hello Friends!  Welcome to a special week of holiday entertaining organized by the very talented Lory who blogs at Designthusiasm. She invited me to participate in Styled and Set, a Holiday Entertaining Blog Tour. All week you'll enjoy creative inspiration from a variety of amazing bloggers. I hope you'll find ideas for your own plans for holiday entertaining. I gave careful consideration when deciding what to share with you ... and after much … [Read more...]

Georgian Style: Charming Home Tour

Georgian style homes are noted for their classic symmetry and today we're taking a tour of this beauty located in the canyon. Georgian style was very prevalent in the U.S. from the 1700s through the Revolutionary War. I think you'll love the clean lines and traditional styling of today's charming home tour from Tim Barber Ltd. Architecture.   Gleaming wood floors and a beautiful staircase greet you in the entryway. An arched hallway adds … [Read more...]

Fun Facts about Pumpkins

The third weekend of October is upon us and that means the riotous colors of fall are reaching their peak. Local farmers are selling their pumpkins and gourds and I love that I can just down the street and stock up on more pumpkins. I was just working out in the yard and while one hand was pulling faded flowers from the garden beds and flower boxes, the other hand was replacing them with pumpkins and gourds. It got me to thinking about pumpkins … [Read more...]

Home Exterior: What’s Your Favorite Style?

When you drive or walk around neighborhoods, do you find yourself drawn to one particular style of home exterior?  Or maybe you're drawn to a specific color of houses. Today I've got a collection of home exterior styles to share with you. I'd love to hear what style you prefer most! Photo by JB Architecture Group, Inc.   Craftsman Style Home Exterior Craftsman style is distinctly American. The houses typically have low pitched roofs and … [Read more...]

Mini Cream Cheese Fruit Tarts

Although this post is sponsored by Welch's® Frozen Fruits, all opinions are my own. Kids are back in school, the grass doesn't need to be mowed as frequently ... you'd think life would be less busy now that summer's over, but no. I feel like fall season is full-on party season. There are football games, school open houses, family birthdays, and more to attend. Seems like every time I turn around I need to make food to take somewhere. I always … [Read more...]

21 Rosemary Lane: Charming Home Tour

Today's charming home tour features a fellow blogger! I love her traditional style and use of color throughout each room. Barbara grew up in a little town outside of Philadelphia and moved to New Jersey as an adult. She loves decorating and her friends like to call her "Martha." It's easy to see why when you take a tour of her beautiful home. When you step onto Barbara's front porch dressed for fall, you're immediately welcomed by the style that … [Read more...]

Decorating with French Gray

When I was a young girl I thought gray was a boring color. It wasn't fun and happy like pink or yellow. But now as an adult, I appreciate the drama and comfort of this sometimes moody hue. Today I'm sharing ideas for decorating with French Gray, which is actually a greenish gray. This Old World living room with a tufted couch wears French Gray paint on the walls by Farrow & Ball. It's the perfect color for creating a bit of elegance, without … [Read more...]

Book Lover’s Table Setting

Before you know it, the holidays will be here and it'll be time to set a pretty table. Today I'm happy to join a group of creative bloggers to bring you a round of tablescapes to give you ideas for a holiday setting. Of course, you don't need a special event to set a nice table. Make any day a special occasion with these ideas. I've chosen to share a Book Lover's Table Setting with you. Links to the other bloggers are at the end of the … [Read more...]

French Wall Clock for the Family Room

A recent trip to World Market changed my decorating plans for the family room. I found a beautiful object in the store that I admired, and noticed happily that it was on sale for 50-percent off. I told myself I didn't need it and kept shopping. But it haunted me. Halfway through the store I knew that pretty French wall clock was coming home with me.  (This post contains affiliate links.)   I still love the turquoise clock that previously … [Read more...]

Modern Cabin in the Woods: Charming Home Tour

Today we're traveling across the pond to Ireland to visit an adorable modern cabin in the woods. While you might expect a cabin to be a bit rustic, this one successfully flaunts a bit of mid-century style. Award winning designer Egon Walesch Interiors and Flowers is the creative mastermind behind the fun and charming living space.  (All Photos by Egon Walesch Interiors and Flowers.) Colorful pendant lights suspend playfully from the vaulted … [Read more...]

Mini Christmas Box Ornaments: Make Your Own!

This month I'm joining 30 talented bloggers to bring you a handmade Christmas ornament every day. We've each chosen a day to feature our ornament, and today it's my turn. I made a few Mini Christmas Box Ornaments that are super easy and don't take a lot of time. And when you're done checking out my ornament, you'll find the list of all the ornament bloggers at the end so you can check out their holiday craft on their day to post. (This post … [Read more...]

Fall Decorating Inspiration: Blogger Roundup

This weekend is going to be busy so I'm popping in with fall decorating inspiration from several of my blogging friends. Every year when I look at their fall home tours I'm even more impressed than I was the year before. It doesn't seem possible, but the creativity level of my fellow bloggers just seems to be getting better and better. I trust you'll find decorating inspiration from them that you might want to include in your own homes as we head … [Read more...]

Country Home Furnishings by The Cotswold Company

One thing I feel like I'm not very good at is choosing furniture. I tend to work with what I have or what I find at a flea market or resale shop. I force things to work together (sometimes awkwardly so). But lately I've wanted to create a more cohesive look, even if it means I need to spend a little more for quality pieces. I recently stumbled across beautiful country home furnishings by The Cotswold Company and want to share them with you. It's … [Read more...]