The calendar says "spring" even if it was 20 degrees last night here in the North Carolina mountains.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I mentioned a couple weeks ago I was trying to finish up some projects that needed finishing, and the kitchen backsplash was one of them. I had found this mixed mosaic tile last year at Lowes that I LOVED, but of course there were only two 12 x 12 pieces, and no more anywhere. You can read about my dilemma HERE.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Like I said last week, the smallest projects always turn into something bigger and this has been no exception. It all started with taking out the corner bathtub in the master bath and replacing it with a closet. I was determined to build it around these antique doors from my grandparent's house.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
While I realize most people are not decorating around an 1886 organ, it does provide a sort of "sideboard" space when closed, and most all of us can relate to that.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
It's been a while since I set a Saint Patrick's Day table, so I decided to get out the Franciscan "Ivy" dinnerware, thinking the green would be just perfect for such an occasion.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
It actually does look like Spring might be arriving soon here in the North Carolina mountains. It will be 72 today, then 23 tomorrow night with a chance of snow??!! Go figure. In the meantime, I have been warming things up in the living room with hot pink and the gold/brass that I showed in yesterday's post.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Everyone knows I love antiques, vintage, old and worn, and if an object has a family connection, I love it even more.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I have always loved sparkly chandeliers, but never had one until last year when I sold the fixture I had to buy the one now hanging over my grand piano. I have since added several more in the kitchen and living room.
Monday, February 17, 2014
The more I am drawn to the nitty gritty details of photography, the more I wanted to try out a Canon 5D Mark II, full frame camera. I am lucky enough to have a talented neighbor, Regina Holder, who just happens to be a professional photographer, and who was gracious enough to let me borrow her Canon 5D Mark II:-)
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Everybody knows I have a big thing for vintage...everything --from art, furniture, books, silver and Christmas decor all the way to electronics and old calendars. My heart skipped a beat when I ran across this vintage radio while casually strolling through a local indoor flea market.
Monday, February 3, 2014
wanted to throw my camera off a cliff struggled with the technical aspect of photography, especially, I have now come to really enjoy tolerate pushing my camera to the limit. I have learned firsthand if you can't take a good photo with the camera you already have, you won't be able to take a good photo with a better camera.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
I started blogging over four years ago because I wanted to learn the art of tablescaping. I had been posting photos of my home and decor at HGTV's Rate My Space and really had gotten tired of the mean and nasty comments people would routinely leave, not just for me but for others as well. Blogging seemed to be such an encouraging and positive community. And it has been.