Category Archives: Mantel

Living Room, Dining Room Christmas Decor

I have spent the last few days working on making the house look in the holiday spirit, and I am exhausted! If you read my blog, you know that I have a lot of Christmas dishes and I like to … Continue reading

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Holiday Entertaining

For someone who has never really been comfortable entertaining, I have really been doing a lot of it lately…4 holiday parties in less than 2 weeks…go ahead, call me crazy. I deserve it. I have already written about my December … Continue reading

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Mantel plus Christmas China

I can’t believe how long it has been since I have posted…seems like 5 forevers. My son and his wife visited the first part of Thanksgiving week, and we had an enjoyable time. Callie had to do some work, so … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Collecting Vintage Pottery plus More Blooms

  If you have seen my last few posts, you know that my spring-blooming bulb flowers are producing more than I can remember in the almost 20 years that we have lived in this house. I have come up with … Continue reading

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Before and Afters; Salt & Pepper Shakers; Christmas Mantel

Before I update you on my mantel décor, I’ll show you a couple of recent furniture projects that David has finished. We purchased this nice oak table from Driveway Man. It only had 2 chairs with it, but most tables … Continue reading

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It’s Fall, Ya’ll, My Baby Cousin, and My Niece’s Table

I’ve been resisting fall décor for a while now. It’s been rampant throughout blogland for weeks, but I just haven’t wanted to join in. It’s hard to put out pumpkins and gourds when it’s 90 degrees here and way too … Continue reading

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They’re Multiplying Like Rabbits!

I think this was the first Gail Pittman rabbit that I purchased. The milk glass is a Martha Stewart reproduction from the original molds. I’m not sure, but it may have been the first rabbit of my collection. I didn’t … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Christmas China Patterns, Part II

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. I did not have a lot of money at that time, and it was very foolish … Continue reading

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The Stockings were Hung… (plus mantel metamorphosis)

I explained in my last post why I’m a little late getting the decorations up, so I won’t go into that again. Today I am trying to finish the mantel and other vignettes in the living room. When you last … Continue reading

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I am not a Stepford Resident; I’m just Weird {plus the Harvest Living Room}

I have had a great week of not having to get up and go to work. As I stated previously, I did enjoy my six-week teaching stint. However, I really came to miss being at home, calling my time my own, … Continue reading

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