Create an Earthy Table Setting with Magic Linen

This post is sponsored by Magic Linen, all opinions are my own. Last week I shared a variety of inspirational ways to decorate with linens. Today I'm featuring an earthy table setting with a linen table cloth and napkins as the star features!   Magic Linen provided the gorgeous linens for my earthy table setting. They're located in Lithuana and ship to the United States! I was surprised how quickly I received my package of … [Read more...]

Spanish City House with Rooftop Terrace

Let's take a trip to Madrid, Spain to enjoy a bit of sunshine and a beautiful Spanish city house with a lovely rooftop terrace! The first thing that caught my eye in today's home tour was this lovely arch leading to the living room. I love anything that makes a home unique, like architectural details. Photo by Coton et bois   Lots of windows is always a plus. Natural light is always more flattering than light bulbs so whenever you can leave … [Read more...]

Transitional Mantel from Winter to Spring

Winter storm Harper is blowing through our neck of the woods and I'm hunkering down with candles at the ready in case we lose power. I'm also keeping our decor simple while we paint a few rooms and pieces of furniture. In that spirit, I created a transitional mantel to last from winter to spring.   White ironstone lightens up my vintage transitional mantel while a few houseplants soften the look. The plant is Swedish Ivy and is super … [Read more...]

Create a Staycation: My 2019 Resolution

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Nature Conservancy for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine. Almost every year my New Year's resolution is to lose weight. Unfortunately, I don't always stick to it. So this year I chose a more creative 2019 resolution inspired by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). I'm going to help the planet and create a staycation in my very own yard!   After downloading and … [Read more...]

Linen Decorations in the Home

My love for linen goes back many years when fresh out of college, I started working for a high-end women's clothing store. Something about that organic looking fabric with natural slubs tugged at my heart strings. But clothing isn't the only way to enjoy this wonderful fabric. Linen decorations look luxurious in the home, too. (This post contains affiliate links.) Billowy linen curtains add special softness to any room and they look fabulous … [Read more...]

Stone Cottage on the Lake

A cozy stone cottage on the lake oozes charm and architectural details. The home's exterior is especially unique with its mix of rustic wood and stone. Photo by Jeffrey Dungan Architects I love the diamond mullion windows throughout the home. They remind me of Dutch windows. My childhood bedroom had diamond mullion windows, although not as elaborate as those on this stone cottage. Photo by Jeffrey Dungan Architects The front door wears a … [Read more...]

10 Vintage Steamer Trunk Ideas

A few years back I scoured our local flea markets and antique shops for a vintage steamer trunk. My goal was to find the right one to use as a coffee table but I ended up with a new coffee table made of mango wood. I still dream of a vintage steamer trunk in my house some day and found 10 ideas to keep the inspiration going. (This post contains affiliate links.) Photo by Wind and Willow Home I love the idea of a dark steamer trunk in the … [Read more...]

13 Ideas for Decorating with Store Bought Flowers

It never fails. Shortly after a New Year begins I always find myself longing for my garden flowers. Although I prefer flowers from my garden beds, our cold Midwestern winters force me to settle for decorating with store bought flowers. Following are 13 ideas to turn store bought flowers into beautiful decorations for your home. Roses are always plentiful and look pretty as a simple arrangement in an enamelware pitcher. Photo by … [Read more...]

NEW Martina McBride Cookbook Giveaway

Are there any country music fans in the audience? I'm excited to give away a copy of the new Martina McBride cookbook entitled "Martina's Kitchen Mix" with the subtitle, "My Recipe Playlist for Real Life." (This post contains affiliate links.)   Country singer Martina McBride shares 150 recipes in her new cookbook. I just received a copy of the book to review and have already made a couple of the recipes and love them. Like these … [Read more...]

Modern Farmhouse in Chicago Suburbs

Today's modern farmhouse tour would make Joanna Gaines proud. It carries her signature black and white farmhouse style and is located not far from where I live. Large double front doors let in plenty of natural light through their windows. I'm not a fan of exterior doors that don't have a window. If privacy is needed, simply add a shade like you see here. Photo by M House Development   The nearby staircase also receives a lot of natural … [Read more...]

New Rug in My Sitting Room: Cozy Living

Today is the first Saturday of January and that means it's time for another Cozy Living post with my blogging friends. I cozied up my dining room for the winter with a new area rug in brown, beige, and sage green. Similar to the colors in the landscape painting on the wall. (This post contains affiliate links.)   You may or may not have noticed the new rug during my Christmas home tour. I found both the area rug and new coffee table … [Read more...]

17 Rooms with Spectacular Views

If you're lucky enough to live on the water or in a mountain range, I hope you have a room with a view. But even if you live on the prairie, you can enjoy pretty views outside your window. Here's a collection of 17 rooms with spectacular views that will take your breath away! Mountain Views My first trip to the Rocky Mountains involved lodging at a camp that had a spectacular view of the mountains the moment you stepped out the cabin door. If … [Read more...]

Your Favorite Posts of 2018

At the beginning of each New Year I like to look back and see the top ten reader favorite blog posts here on Town and Country Living! 1. My Summer Colors Home Tour I chose an apple green color to brighten my rooms for the summer months.   2. My Christmas Home Tour My holiday home tours usually make the Top Ten list each year so this one comes as no surprise.   3. Simple Steps to Spring Decorating … [Read more...]

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