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When Grandmillennials Decorate with Pink

Flatlay with grandmillennial decor showcasing how to decorate with pink - boxwood topiary, pink gingham bow, botanical florals, rose medallion, wicker, Wedgwood, and needlepoint

10 tips exploring how to decorate with pink when you are a grandmillennial and lover of traditional decor! Whether you adore big bold intense doses of the hue or favor a more subtle approach there is a certain charm to pink that is undeniable. Even at its most subtle pale range, pink feels full of …

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5 Decorating Solutions For Design Challenges When You Cannot Renovate

Waverly chintz cornice boards and gingham curtains were my decorating solution to large windows

Renovating not an option? Here are 5 decorating solutions to tackle those pesky design challenges that will help you live with the eyesore. When you find yourself staring down a particularly ugly design challenge in a house you are redecorating, what do you do? Sometimes money is short and design decisions seem endless and major …

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DIY Williamsburg Inspired Magnolia & Citrus Christmas Wreath

Floral and greenery materials for Williamsburg inspired magnolia & citrus Christmas wreath laid out on table

Learn to make a magnolia & citrus Christmas wreath inspired by Colonial Williamsburg in this 7 step tutorial! Feeling inspired by the gorgeous fruit filled, natural wreaths of Williamsburg? Me too! So I whipped up this magnolia and citrus wreath with a big pink and green plaid bow for my front entry, and today I’m …

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Rose Medallion 101: Building a Collection

Flat lay image of various Famille Rose porcelains from the Chinese export market, featuring Rose Medallion

A collector’s guide to understanding and buying Rose Medallion. What makes Rose Medallion so appealing?  Is it the darling details? The whimsical flora and fauna? The curious figures strolling about in gardens? Or perhaps the vibrant play of colors? No doubt the appeal is a combination of all of these characteristics, and really it is …

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A Very Chinoiserie Christmas – It’s a Colorful Life Home Tour

a green pagoda lantern decorates the coffee table in my very Chinoiserie Christmas living room

A very Chinoiserie Christmas home tour inspired by Rose Medallion porcelain with whimsical florals, pink and green decor, and grandmillennial style! Welcome Friends! I’m so pleased you’ve stopped by my very Chinoiserie Christmas home tour with the It’s a Colorful Life Blog Hop! These ladies are such a joy to tour with, and I am …

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Tartan Meet Chinoiserie Traditional Christmas Look

Katherine in camel sweater and gold pleated skirt lights candles on tartan meets chinoiserie traditional Christmas mantel

Plaid ribbon, red velvet, blue and white Chinoiserie, pine, ivy, and needlepoint mingle merrily in my den for a Tartan meets Chinoiserie traditional Christmas look. Deck the halls with Chinoiserie 🐲 fa la la la la la la la la 🎶🎶 Tis the season to be plaid ✨ fa la la la la la la …

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3 Antiques to Repurpose as Unique Christmas Ornaments

3 antiques remade into unique Christmas ornaments: horse brasses, Jasperware trinket dishes, and vintage brooches

Looking for a unique Christmas ornament idea? Love vintage and antiques? Here are 3 antiques you can repurpose into charming and unique Christmas ornaments! 🎶 O Christmas tree, o Christmas treeHow lovely are thy branchesO Christmas tree, o Christmas treeHow lovely are thy branches… Especially when bedecked with unique Christmas ornaments transformed from vintage and antique …

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How to Turn Trinket Dishes into Ornaments

Katherine's Wedgwood Jasperware tabletop Christmas tree in dining room

Try my simple 3 step process to turn vintage trinket dishes into ornaments for Christmas like I did with my collection of Wedgwood Jasperware. You can take beautiful vintage trinket dishes, butter pats, ashtrays, or small plates and turn them into Christmas ornaments in a snap with my easy method, and the best part is …

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Christmas Decor – Amazon & Etsy Finds

Christmas decor Amazon & Etsy finds collage of holiday decor, tableware, ornaments, wreaths, and decorations

Looking for some fabulous and festive Christmas decor? Trying to mind your pocket book? I curated this merry list of holiday decorations for you lovely! All the finds are from Amazon or Etsy, and almost everything is under $100 or less! There is no doubt 2020 has been a doozy for everyone and even worse …

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A Joyful Nativity Scene Decoration

Blue and white Nativity set on silver tray with cedar garland surrounding and silver framed Bible verses in background - top view of Baby Jesus

Create a joyful Nativity scene decoration amongst the tinsel and lights as a vivid reminder of the meaning of Christmas. Fill your tableau with meaning and love to inspire you throughout the holiday season and share God’s gift! Do you remember as a small child standing in awe of your family’s Nativity scene? Being fascinated …

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