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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Al Fresco Dining on the Porch


My favorite place to serve meals to the family  is at the farmhouse table on the front porch..... and  I couldn't wait to use my new place mats in a tablescape for a family dinner.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shabby Chic World Globe


I want to share how I styled the coffee table in the family room using the travel theme that I created  on the mantel and piano.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Travel Themed Decor in the Family Room


I have been busy packing away Easter this week and today I cleared off the piano and continued the travel theme in the family room  that I started yesterday on the fireplace mantel,

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Maps on the Mantel


I packed away the Easter decor that was on the family room mantel this morning and replaced it with a travel themed fun mantel.   The map pictures that I have noticed in the stores lately gave me the inspiration for my late spring map mantel.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Front Porch Spring Mantel


We couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous spring day Sunday to celebrate Easter.     There were 10 of us for dinner and we spent a fun afternoon hiding eggs in the yard...several times!     Kyleigh hid them a couple of times for the adults to find...lol!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Vintage Step Stools


H got the bid on a bright yellow vintage step stool a couple of Saturdays ago....$3.    I knew I had one at home , but didn't realize that the two would be "twins"    Just alike,  except one was dull green and the other bright yellow.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Spring Sunroom



I have been cleaning ,   moving stuff around,  and adding some spring touches to the sunroom this morning.    

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Week End Treasure Hunt and Crack Slaw


It was too cold here in Eastern New Mexico to go to any yard sales....it was freezing!   What's with this 75 one day and 32 the next!    We did go to an inside auction Saturday though and came home with some real treasures and a few that were a little trashy!

Breakfast in Bed Tray Used Three Ways



I bought a gently used white wicker chaise lounge at the auction Saturday and of course that meant the family room had to get a complete makeover.....lol!    I moved the furniture around several times and reworked the breakfast in bed tray many times!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

White Wicker Chaise Lounge


H and I hadn't been to the auction in forever......well,  maybe not that long,  but it's been a while!    Usually I don't see anything that I'm interested in at the preview,  but this week was different.    There was a white wicker chaise lounge that caught my eye .....and maybe one or two other things....lol!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sunny Yellow Easter Tablescape


I  gathered up all the yellow Easter decor I had and created a Sunny Yellow Easter tablescape.....and of course I had to add a touch or two of pink!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spring Sheep


A more appropriate name for my post might  be Springs and Sheep since I mixed some small springs in with my sheep vignette!

Week End Treasure Hunt


We had another pretty spring day here in Eastern NM on Saturday,  and H and I took advantage of it by doing some treasure hunting!     

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Repurposed Metal Settee


H and I worked on the flower bed that runs parallel to the Greenhouse today.
  I  mentioned in an earlier post that the deck on the east side of the house needs to be replaced,  so everything on it needs to be moved to another location.    The metal terrariums that are on each end of the Greenhouse used to be on each side of the faux fireplace on the deck.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Easter Wreath


I created several Easter tablescapes in the family dining area over the last couple of weeks and decided to use the MacKenzie Childs style theme for our family's Easter dinner.  
Once the decision was made,  I set in and decorated the rest of the dining area in the same theme.   I shared the buffet in an earlier post,  and now I wanted to share the built in cabinet.