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Succulents

Planting Succulents So let me begin by saying, I have no idea what I am doing. I have wanted to plant real succulents for years but for whatever reason, they really intimidate me. I finally decided I was going to plant at least three this summer so when I visited World Market, I was happy…

Print Your Photos

Once I lived in a world without digital photography. I had to use a disposable camera or a camera with 35mm film and the only way to see the photos I took was by printing them. Living in this digital world, less and less photos are being printed. People relive and share their memories by…

Christmas Wreaths and Things

Faux Magnolia Wreath // Lead Window // 2″ Burlap Ribbon // 2.5″ Burlap Ribbon   This is the fourth winter that I have not had access to magnolia leaves. I can’t handle another Christmas without a magnolia wreath so I finally decided that fake is better than nothing at all.  It is definitely not the real thing but for $24.99 ($49.99 with 50% off) it works just fine. Eventually, I am going to invest in this one. I found the old lead window at an antique mall in North Dakota.   Artificial Tree // Round Wicker Basket // 12″ Natural…

Christmas Foyer

The foyer houses a few antique-store-finds and hand-me-downs. I found the old potato basket and wood folding chair at antique stores in North Dakota. The table belonged to my grandmother and my mom bought the rug for me almost ten years ago from Lowe’s, which I think I am eventually going to replace with this cream/dark grey rug. The jute twine Christmas trees came from the bargain section at Target and could easily be made with styrofoam or paper mache cones, a glue gun, and some twine. West Elm Table Runner //  Weathered Seaboard Table Lamps // Glitter Twine Trees…

Christmas Details

This is a “hand-me-down” vignette for sure. The old French doors came from a thrift store in rural Alabama. The pointer print was found by my mother-in-law at a garage sale in Kentucky.  The silver tray belonged to my mother.  The Waterford Christmas tree ornament was a gift to my parents from my great aunt and like my Aunt Susan I found an ornament stand to display it. My mom bought the tiny covered dish from an antique store in Georgia. The rest of the items are finds from Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx, and Homegoods. Target no longer carries the…

Christmas Season Begins

West Elm Mercury Glass Hexagon Candleholders // West Elm Table Runner // Artificial White Poinsettias // Six Inch Silver Plated Pedestal Bowl // Pewter Taper Candleholder // Faux Fur Throw Blanket // Cream Textured Square Pillows // Embroidered Lumbar Toss Pillow, Off-White Lumbar Pillow With Decorative Sewn Lines, Natural Lumbar Pillow   Christmas is in full swing here and rather than just posting pictures of decorations, I thought it would be helpful to provide links to the items (or similar items) I used. I purchased the faux fur throw blanket, toss pillows, cement Buddha head, and Fitz and Floyd three-wick candle…

Bar Cart Updates

Once the holidays were over, I took down the door swag hanging over my bar cart. The old French doors looked really plain and so I decided to reframe and mat an old picture of Matt’s. I found a new 16 x 20 frame and had double mat made. In addition to filling the blank space over the bar cart, I think the picture makes the bar cart look a little more masculine. Of course, the polkadot straws and the overall arrangement of barware may counteract the added masculinity. The frame is actually a grey brown with a little metallic sheen. The mat is…

Christmas Projects

My aunt flew me down South for Christmas and while I was visiting with my family, I got to help some folks with a few of their Christmas DIY projects, try some new recipes, and assist in some Christmas decorating. Wreaths It’s not Christmas in the South without a magnolia wreath. I haven’t got to make one of these in a while so I was happy to help my sister-in-law make this big beauty. Credit to my mother for my wreath and bow making skills. My sister-in-law and I made three wreaths total. The one below was a mix of left…

New Bar Cart and Christmas Decor

I finally found a bar cart that I liked enough to purchase! I have been collecting glassware and tools for years now.  All I need now is liquor and mixes. It is already decorated for Christmas. Some of the items were gifts and the silver trays are ones that my mom has had for years. Bar Cart, Shaker, Strainer, Tongs- Target. Ice Bucket, Short Glasses-TJMaxx. Decanter- Marshall’s. Wine Glasses- Pier One Click here to see how to make these floral arrangements.

Christmas Door Swag

Materials (per arrangement) Floral Wire Floral Tape Scissors Wire Ribbon (enough for small 7 loop bow) 2-3 Green Stems 1 Decorative Stem/Pick Pliers (for cutting and bending wire) Jute twine, string, or pipe cleaners (to tie your bow and attach to arrangement) Directions 1. Decide how long you want your swag to hang. From hook to tip of the greenery, my arrangements are 16 1/2 inches long. 2. Using your pliers, cut your green stems first (your decorative stem/pick will be shorter). I cut my stems where they now measure about 3 inches (from the end to where the greenery…