Category Archives: Garden etc

This category will cover gardening ideas, planting tips, indoor plant advice, porch and deck decorating – and general curb appeal.

Decorating the Porch for Fall with an Outdoor Rustic Sign

happy autum sign on front porch

So, I came across a wonderful, rustic Welcome sign made by Shayna of The Woodgrain Cottage – such a nice touch to her absolutely beautiful fall porch. I am in the midst of decorating my front porch and felt that something like that sign would be a great addition.  My husband had an old wooden board taking up space in our shed, sooo… I felt it could have been a little taller…but for now…it was perfect. 

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Chinese Lantern Pods: An Old Favorite Re-Discovered

blue teapot and orange Chinese lantern pods

I love Chinese lanterns! These colorful beauties are a natural for fall décor. They can be dried and used in wreaths and floral arrangements around the home. One of my clients, Dottie, gave me a beautiful bunch of these plants last week. As soon as I saw them I was transported back to my childhood.

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Fall Colors and Memories Tablescape

fall tablescape on server in dining room

Bringing in Fall Color and Memories into Your Home So today I thought I’d show you a tablescape I did that brings in the last bits of fall foliage from my garden and a few mementos.  I love to bring in memories and special items into any vignette that I do.  

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A New Magazine to Inspire You

flea market magazine

A new magazine celebrates green living, revamping old to new…in a beautiful way! 2009 saw many design magazines come and go – Domino, O at Home, Cottage Living, Southern Accents and many others bit the dust this past year. But yet there are some intrepid publishers that still want to enter these treacherous waters! One magazine is called Flea Market Style. I love the magazine because it helps us stay “green” by using our own … Continue reading

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