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You Need a Tray for That!

Katherine places pretty tin tray with glasses down on table

Using trays in your home decor 4 different ways to instantly add style, function, and organization. Always…always buy a lovely tray if it catches your eye, especially if it’s reasonably priced. Trays are one of those decorating essentials that serve so many purposes and easily add style, function, and organization to a decorated arrangement. From …

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Simple Strategies for Going Green

A simple going green strategy is to swap your light bulbs for LEDs

4 simple and practical strategies to help us in going green to reduce our carbon footprint and be more environmentally conscious. This sweet little mountain landscape painting found its way to me a few weeks ago, jumping out at me amongst piles of bric-a-brac and discarded clothing in this hole in the wall thrift store …

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Going Green: 15 Eco-Friendly Products to Shop Now

Collage of 15 eco-friendly products to use in your efforts going green

Put your everyday dollars into eco-friendly household and personal products that are better for the environment! This post shares brands making an effort to go green and 15 items you can shop right now to make a difference! Click on a picture below to shop (affiliate links included): Choosing eco-friendly products is not always easy, …

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Pretty Spring Dresses for Every Budget

Katherine in pink gingham ruffle dress from Elizabeth Wilson Designs

Just give me all the pretty spring dresses from budget florals to splurge worthy flounces! The azaleas are in bloom, and I must wear pretty spring dresses! If you feel the same way, here are 50+ options picked just for you. From florals to flounces and full skirts to flirty necklines, I’ve pulled fabulous frocks …

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Collector’s Notes: Antique Plates

Collector's Notes series - the basics of antique plates, dishes, china - flat lay of antique plates

Useful basics to understand when collecting antique plates and ceramics from European porcelains to folksy Staffordshire and Chinese export to transferware. If you are a lover of china or collector of antique ceramics, your china cabinet or kitchen cupboards probably hold one or more of these ceramics: No. 1 Porcelain Commonly referred to as “china” …

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Get Cooking! 50+ Kitchen Gadgets & Accessories

50+ Kitchen gadgets and accessories you'll actually use collage

50+ kitchen gadgets and accessories you’ll actually use for cooking and organizing your kitchen! One of life’s greatest pleasures is cooking a delicious meal! I love the chopping…the sizzle of veggies in a skillet…the aromatic herbs…the mixing and mingling of ingredients and flavors! Just writing this makes me want to head into the kitchen to …

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My Recipe for Coffee Table Style with Traditional Decor

A grandmillennial coffee table style with 5 traditional decor staples

With this 5 ingredient "recipe" you can master coffee table style using traditional decor! Your coffee table is one of those key focal points in your living room that deserves some carefully styled decor. Sitting in the middle of your seating group, the eye is always drawn to this surface, and what you choose to …

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The Traditional Designers Every Grandmillennial Should Know – Part II

The Traditional Designers Every Grandmillennial Should Know graphic collage

Do you know… America’s first decorator? The master at tailored relaxed traditionalism? Who started the mix of humble and haute to great acclaim? Love traditional interiors and the grandmillennial look, but unsure which traditional designers to go to for inspiration? This series is for you! We are continuing our look at important interior decorators with …

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Songbird & Tulipiere Spring Centerpiece

White wicker bird cage decorated with blue songbirds and baby's breath creates a whimsical spring centerpiece on this tablescape

Create a whimsical tablescape perfect for March with a baby’s breath, songbird and tulipiere spring centerpiece! Ah spring! You just delight me with your popping buds, delicate unfurling leaves, and twittering songbirds! In celebration of all the promise and joy you bring, I’m setting a whimsical tablescape with a fanciful baby’s breath, songbird and tulipiere …

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The Traditional Designers Every Grandmillennial Should Know – Part I

Stack of design books on traditional designers: Sister Parish, Colefax & Fowler, and Classic Interiors

Have you heard about… The Prince of Chintz? The legacy of American country style? The timeless appeal of the English country look? But not really sure who or what this all refers to. Love traditional interiors and the grandmillennial look, but unsure which traditional designers to go to for inspiration? This series is for you! …

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