Month: November 2016

Snow Scenes in Containers

November 30, 2016

Every Holiday Season, I seem to get a little crafty and make something new. Last year was my boxwood trees here:

boxwood-tree

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One year I decorated a small tree for the condo I was living in at the time here:Read More

Creative Ideas and Inspiration For Decorating Your Christmas Tree and Wreaths

November 26, 2016

Last week I was fortunate to be able to visit two great stores for Christmas ideas and supplies. In RI, I visited Carbone’s:

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Carbone’s Floral Distributor is a full-service wholesaler with 3 departments – fresh flowers, greenhouse plants, and floral hard goods. It is an overwhelmingly large store set up in a huge warehouse with fresh flowers from all over the world and tons of craft supplies. They had a few Christmas trees set up for ideas and inspiration:

red tree

white

Nature seemed to be the main theme this year:Read More

Lynn’s Family Room Window Treatments

November 19, 2016

Continuing with helping my sister-in-law with her family room:

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The blue sofa looks so nice with the Ben Moore Shaker Beige walls:

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She has not received her chair because it was a custom order with the fabric she choose:Read More

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

November 16, 2016

Have you decided on how you are going to set the table for Thanksgiving? I can’t believe it is already coming up next week! I have been playing around with my dinnerware:

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tabletop

table play

I like to figure out what I am using for my table setting and then take a picture. Then when I am ready to set the actual table, it is quick and easy.

I thought I would share a few beautiful table settings I have seen, (because I know you love looking as much as I do!):Read More

Selecting a Sofa For Beige Painted Walls

November 12, 2016

My sister-in-law recently asked if I could help her find a new sofa for her family room. It is a well used, busy room for an active family and is a really nice and bright sunny spot in their home.

Lynn’s existing family room wall color is Ben Moore Shaker Beige:

shaker beige

Before she even went shopping, I gave her a few tips to remember:

*   Bring a painted sample  of your wall color to the store. The bigger the better I say.

*   FYI- When looking at various sofas, if you like the comfort and design of the piece, but not the fabric, there are other choices of fabric to choose from. There are usually around six to twelve other colors of fabric that you can choose from for the same cost. There are also other fabric options, but that is getting into custom and that means the price tag will go up. Just so you know that you have other choices besides the sample on the floor. The store never seems to mention that!Read More