Creating an old gate for the (Christmas) fireplace mantel

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Creating an old gate for my over scaled fireplace mantel was the answer for so many reasons. The fireplace is challenging. While I love it, the scale is quite large, and the rock is dark.  I did however desire something new for the fireplace mantel this year to help brighten things up, so when I […]

A Heaven sent junkin’ event right next door!

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The day was Saturday, Nov 27. I woke up to the clock showing me it was 10:30 AM. 10:30! That could mean only 2 things. #1. It was the weekend. #2. I had been knocked out flat with my current cold. Bingo. So I slumbered along my merry way, brewing a pot of java and […]

SNS #58 brings you – collections!

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #58, the collections edition! If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the 3rd themed link up. Check below for this weekend’s theme. Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific, so you have all weekend to join! […]

Let’s make some blog biz card/tags!

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I have a big ol’ bad confession.  Remember my junk giveaway I held a month ago? All those items are sitting beside my desk as I type. Why? I hadn’t gotten my branding act together yet to send along in those packages. This from a graphic designer is unheard of! 🙂 So I went out […]

Sat Nite Special #57 brings you ~ white!

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #57, the white edition! If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the 3rd themed link up. Check below for this weekend’s theme. Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific, so you have all weekend to join! […]

Lighting up my life with a white twig chandelier

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   How I made a twig chandelier – with willow branches and grapevines  Supplies: Some kind of wire, clippers, needle nose pliers, scissors, twine, spray paint (something for wood is good), twigs of choice, chandelier to work with. 1. Gather stock. Willow and grapevine branches are abundant in my backyard, so they were the lucky […]

Staging tips when working for another

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How many of you decorator types have dreams of staging for others? Whether it be in homes or businesses, I’d say it’s fair to admit, most of us have those desires and wonder what it’s really like. I am currently staging for a restaurant just moments from my home,  The Vedder Mt. Grille. It’s a […]

How do you challenge yourself?

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 Have you noticed a little theme that’s transpiring on my blog lately? The weekend themed linkups basically dictate what the entire flavor of that weekend’s link party will be. So what have I been doing? two project  Create something new myself with the new theme to really ring it in. And last week I pushed […]

Sat Nite Special #56 brings you ~ numbers!

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #56, the numbers edition! If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the 3rd themed link up. Check below for this weekend’s theme. Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific, so you have all weekend to join! […]