Winter White in January

After the holidays and the fullness of the decorations from the past few months, I like to clean things up for January.  For many years, I have preferred a simple and mostly white decor to start the new year.  On the veranda, I replaced the red poinsettia blooms with white ones in the birdcage. On …

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Decorating for Autumn with Quilts

I adore Autumn, as most of you already know, LOL!  So it isn't a leap to think that our home is covered in Autumn glory in the form of quilts when the season arrives.  While it is still warmer outside than I like, inside it looks like fall and I can imagine the crisp days …

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Valentine Decorating

Valentine hearts finally came out over the weekend. I haven't done anything new quilt-wise for Valentine this year, unless you want to count the red and cream Scrap Dance Waltz.  But I did put up a couple of things from years past. The pink candles came out to replace the Winter White of January. I …

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Decorating for Christmas

Decorating the house for the Christmas season is always fun.  Each year I try to use the same things we have had for years in new ways, adding a few new things and donating others.  This time, I had a new Wool Applique Christmas Penny Rug from the Christmas in July event, and it was …

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Christmas Breakfast and Tablescape

Christmas breakfast is a time for hearty but easy.  Something that can practically make itself while coffee and presents get the first attention of the day.  The baked egg casserole fits this bill nicely, you know the one that you make the night before and put into the oven cold.  I add some Cranberry Scones …

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Christmas Dinner Tablescape

We are having our Christmas dinner with family and friends a little early this year, while my Mother in Law is visiting.  My Christmas Tablescape last year was a bit more casual with my quilted table cover, but this year I wanted things to be a bit more elegant.  We are planning to have a …

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Holiday Tour of Inns Part 3

This is the last of the Holiday Tour of Inns posts.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing the inside of these wonderful Victorian era homes.  Out in Laurel Park, on top of the mountain is the Echo Mountain Inn.  Just look at the view behind this charming village. The unusual wrought iron railing is decorated …

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Holiday Tour of Inns Part 2

More ideas today from the Holiday Tour of Inns, a day of open houses at local bed and breakfast historic inns.  In the downtown area there are three inns.  The Inn on Church is a block off Main Street. On the front porch was a tree dedicated to finding homes for dogs and cats at …

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Holiday Tour of Inns

The Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission held a Holiday Tour of Inns as a fundraiser for their preservation efforts.  Seven local bed and breakfast Inns participated with wonderful Christmas decorations.  This was the first time I have been inside many of these wonderful homes, and DH thoughtfully recharged the camera battery before we went so I …

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More Decorating with Books

Here are additional interesting ways to hide your book stash decorate with books. They can be put in lots of places, not just on shelves.  I used this set of Monica Ferris' Needlecraft Mysteries as a display in my sewing room on the mantle over the fireplace. A tiny quilting book is in the lap …

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Decorating with Books

I love to read, and I have a huge To-Be-Read pile.  To keep the ones I have read and want to keep, along with all the ones I want to read under control, I use books to decorate.  They are literally all over the house.  Here are some of the ways I use books as …

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