Magazine Ideas

Magazine Decorating Ideas

One of my favorite things to do is read at magazines.  I look for ideas that are affordable, simple and fresh. I don't want to buy new stuff, I want ideas on how to use the stuff that I already have. Here are several changes that I made using what I had with ideas from magazines. Click on the Photos to get all the details.   Spring Decorating … [Read more...]

How to Make a Natural Wreath

How to create a natural wreath

A Wintery White Wreath You will need: Vines, Twigs from your yard Florist Wire Dried Leaves A Sharpie Flat White Spray Paint Seed Pods I gathered my vines and twigs and removed all  the leaves. My grandsons picked up fallen leaves and I placed them between the pages of a magazine until they were dry.I wrapped the vines in a … [Read more...]

Lemon Pie Recipe

Lemon Pie

I have been making this recipe for 40 years, and when you see the ingredients I know you're going to think that it doesn't work. But it does and this is all it takes!The RecipeI squeezed mine the old fashioned way, with this little do-dad!Lemon juice poured in to the bowl over the sweetened condensed milk.Stir well, it is … [Read more...]

Under Glass

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It's true  being placed under a glass cloche brings importance to any object.I read about this decorator's trick in the March 2012 issue of LIVING~Martha Stewart The article states that even your tiniest treasures can make an impact.I gathered all my little inexpensive treasures.Layering natural pieces, adjusting butterflies and … [Read more...]

Bedroom Makeover

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My bedroom makeover began with this issue of Pottery BarnI knew I had a sheer swag there was one time in my life when several of my windows had their swag on.   Sometimes I'm glad that I keep stuff, like swag.I placed a basket on top of an ottoman, layered a wooden tray, with a few old books at the end of the bed and added a corbel. … [Read more...]

Tulips again,

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for a Copy Cat Magazine Challenge hosted by Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing This month I've had a few posts about tulips. They are fresh and beautiful. I wished a you a Happy New Year with a picture of tulips: I talked about how I made the natural frog to support them:But before all that I was inspired by a picture from a Southern Living … [Read more...]

I got mail today,

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email that is from Knock Off Decor.  My Pottery Barn Copy Cat Christmas Tablescape is going to be featured tonight(12/15) at 8 pm.  I love it over there, you can find perfect knock offs from PB, Ballard Designs, C & B, Pier 1,  the list goes on.  You name it, they've probably got a knock off for it.  Spread the word, great place for … [Read more...]

Christmas Tablescape

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I've been working on my Christmas tablescape.  You've probable seen several of my post about a couple of the items that I've used on the table.  Like the Christmas Floral Craft or the Gift Tag, well here's the completed table.Are you like me?  Everytime I get a new Pottery Barn catalog, I just drool all over every page!(Via Pottery Barn) … [Read more...]

A Nest for All Seasons

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One simple natural element, oh the possibilities!The idea started with a magazine copy cat challenge. More about that at the end. SpringAnd I thought, why stop there.I wanted to show how you can reuse the nest for each season.SummerBy combining the starfish, nest and white dishes, you have a summer look.Same place card (a … [Read more...]