Chill Out!

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Just calm down people. Seriously.  Chill. Out. I know you are chomping at the bit to see my new textiles that I’ll be carrying for fall. All that canvas. All that leather. All that coolness. So very chill. These incredible pillows will be in the store next week.   They are 42” x 30” … [Read more...]

In The Store: Fall Preview 2014

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I’ve been at the store all week getting it ready for the new retail season.  Can you believe August is almost over?  Craaaazzzzy.  Gone are the summer accents of citrus hues, beach inspired treasures and outdoor activities. While I can feel the change in the air, it seems odd to walk into my store and smell the fall … [Read more...]

Getting Ready…

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It is time. Time for the fall inventory to be unpacked and on the shelves.  I’ve spent the last two days getting the store ready and tomorrow it will start to be fall-i-fied.  Harvest. Natural woods. Seasonal scents. Signage. Textiles. And a lot more. It is a tough job, but somebody has to … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: The Pioneer

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  …Now all the prairie and the plain Are waving field of golden grain: Look till eve, from early morn See all the valleys clad with corn. Grey haired sires and young men brave, Maidens fair and matrons grave, Children bright and babies sweet, At Harvest Home each year we meet…   That is an excerpt from R.H. … [Read more...]

How We Repurposed An Unknown Object Into Our New Kitchen Chandelier

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Switching gears mid-makeover-stream is a must.  I mean, sticking with an original plan is way too easy. Chaos breeds creativity. Or is it the other way around? A few weeks ago, I showed you the finalists in my hunt for a new chandelierover my breakfast nook table.  I had narrowed it down to the first option, and was … [Read more...]

Furniture Debut: The Doublets

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Sometimes, one is indeed the loneliest number and to get a match made in heaven, it takes two to tango. Well, something like that anyway.  In other words, I painted two tables. And  I called them The Doublets. I wanted them to look timeless.     …and since the tables themselves are … [Read more...]

New Pendant Lights In The Kitchen

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Let There Be Light! Well, different light anyway.   Five years ago, when we built this house, we were at the very end of the process and almost ready for inspection.  All we had left to do was purchase the remainder of our lights and install them.  Have I told you this already??? Anyway, at this point, we just wanted to … [Read more...]

Help Me Choose My Breakfast Nook Chandelier

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Small spaces can sometimes take a while to makeover.  It is almost like you only have one chance to get it right because every detail stands out.  They can blend, and possibly get lost, in a large room, but in a small room?  Every piece is a star in its own way. I’ve mentioned that I am changing the look of my breakfast area … [Read more...]

10 Last Minute 4th Of July Entertaining Ideas

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It happened, didn’t it?  The day before your 4th of July festivities got here and you still aren’t ready.  I’m not sure how you all deal with that.  I wouldn’t have a clue as it has never happened to me. Never. - yeah, that would be a gazillion bolts of electricity from the lightning that just struck. I’m pretty … [Read more...]

DIY: An Old Crate Into A Side Table

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Sometimes things are meant to be given a second life.  A new purpose. After all, their original purpose can become boring. Or for whatever reason, they are no longer able to deliver. Kind of like how I feel at least once a day.  ha ha. For this project, I decided to do a quick repurpose of an old … [Read more...]