Americana Table for the 4th of July

Americana Table for the 4th of July

    I love decorating with red, white and blue, and I love gardening, so I was thrilled to find these dishes that bring together veggies and Americana.        There were only four choices, so I picked one of each.  We normally only have four of us for dinner, but for several months this year, we had five.  I decided to use some complimentary plates for the ends so I had enough place settings for everyone. I used the red Pottery Barn…

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After Vacation, This is the Only Type of Scale I Can Handle!

After Vacation, This is the Only Type of Scale I Can Handle!

Last week we went on vacation to Southern California and had a great time!  On the way home, we stopped at an antique store in Southern Utah.  The owner doesn’t allow pictures to be taken of her place, but let’s just say it was pure, perfect, rusty goodness everywhere!!   I found this little scale.   I straightened out the top a bit and added the bird and nest.  I put it on top of this table I recently found at a…

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Timber Cladding for Walls–Guest Post

Timber Cladding for Walls–Guest Post

Today, I’m sharing an informative article contributed by Cherry Soriano.  Thank you Cherry!    Timber Cladding Is Ideal For Walls Timber cladding offers a natural beauty. Australia’s solid timber cladding is becoming increasingly popular for use on wall exteriors not only because of its aesthetic properties but the material offers a practicality and can be added to the exterior of a building for a functional, decorative finish.   Using Timber Cladding Has Its Advantages  Timber cladding is usually available in long narrow boards,…

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A post about the Birds and the Bees–G Rated!

A post about the Birds and the Bees–G Rated!

    This post is about flying creatures, not any anatomy lessons!  đŸ™‚   It’s summertime and we have an abundance of birds and bees.  Of course, I love bees, but I am not a fan of wasps, which are out and about now too.   I added a few hummingbird feeders to the backyard.  We are getting a lot of beautiful little birds.  And boy are they LITTLE!  It’s funny, that with the naked eye, this guy looked like he had a…

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Do You Ever Give Any Thought to What’s Under Your Rug?

Do You Ever Give Any Thought to What’s Under Your Rug?

    I have a big rug under the coffee table in our family room.  When we had our walnut floors refinished two years ago, I didn’t think much about the rug pad underneath the rug.  It was a rubbery thing that occasionally bunched up and sometimes peaked through the edges of the carpet.  Ok, and another thing I did not like about it was that if I had to move the rug at all, that rug pad would stick like glue to…

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