Sunday, October 15, 2017

When Home Goods Comes to Town

I have been waiting for years for a Home Goods to call my own.
On October 22, the wait will be over!

I will no longer have to travel 50 miles one way to get to a Home Goods.
We will finally have one locally.

I cannot tell you how happy this makes me!

In all honesty, the fact that we did not have a Home Goods store
locally has not made me a stranger to the store.
I would seek out  Home Goods on all my travels and vacations
hoping to find that one treasure (or 25) to bring home with me. 

My family knows the routine well.  It goes something like this:  

When my son has a baseball game 3 hours away...
 Me:   Do they have a Home Goods there?

When 11 family members go on a big vacation...
 Me:   Do they have a Home Goods there?

When my son wants to take a college tour... 
 Me:    Do they have a Home Goods there?

When my daughter wants to see a concert a few hours away...
 Me:  Do they have a Home Goods there?

So you get the idea.

My husband cannot fathom for the life of him,
why Home Goods has not asked me to cut the ribbon at the grand opening! 
(That one's a comedian, I tell ya)

He has lived in fear ever since the announcement was made
that we would be getting a store. 
Now neither rain, nor snow, nor heat, nor gloom of night 
shall deter me from going.
In other words, having one so close by could spell trouble.

So if all this causes us is a one way trip to the poor house,
I want to know...
Do they have a Home Goods there?

Have a super week, friends!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Pumpkins, Gourds & Leaves Tablescape

As so the calendar has turned over to October...

October is such a busy month for me.  
Lots of birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
I pretty much eat a whole lot of cake in October.  
My pants are not going to like it one bit!

I put together a simple fall tablescape.
I have to admit, I haven't tablescaped in quite some time,
so I'm a little rusty.

Everything here I've had for quite a few years.
I'm not sure I can even remember from where everything came.

Let's see....

The wicker place mats are from Pier 1


Dinner plates, napkins & pumpkin cookie jar are all Better Homes & Gardens (Walmart)

The salad plates came from a pottery store in the Cleveland, OH area.
We were on vacation there;  I'll never remember the name of that store!
Something makes me think those little amber colors candle holders also
came from that same store.

The amber Park Lane glasses are from a local antique store.

I no sooner start enjoying my Fall decor
and what do I just realize?
It's October & time to start thinking
about decorating for Halloween!!

Are you getting ready for Halloween?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fall 2017 Dining Room & Sitting Room


I'm back with more of my Fall decor today.  
It looks like it's going to be a beautiful 
sunshiny week for us.  
As much as I prefer the cooler fall temperatures, 
I'm going to try to enjoy this last bit of warm Summer weather, 
knowing all too well, 
it'll be gone until next June at least.

I won't chat too much, just pictures...

Dining Room:  

Sitting Room: 

I may have done a little dance in the aisle
at Home Goods when I found that blue
pumpkin pillow.  I couldn't love it more!

Happy Fall to all!

Monday, September 11, 2017

2017 Fall Mantel & Living Room

Hello friends!

I have been bitten by the Fall bug as I'm sure so many of you can relate.
I've pretty much decorated all over the house, I just haven't gotten to the outside yet.

I thought I'd start off sharing the mantel & living room with you today.

I guess it's not a secret that I haven't followed the trend 
and gone completely neutral for Fall.
I can't help it. 
 I love the colors of Fall too much!

All the pumpkins shown, the white & the orange,
are from Big Lots. 
I bought them figuring to keep either the white ones or the orange ones,
not both, however, I think we know how that turned out!   

I bought this ladder in the Summertime from
Decor Steals and I love it!

The photo above is the view of the room when you
come in the doorway.

I went with a simple coffee table vignette this year.

How about you?
Have you decorated for Fall yet?

I will be back soon with a continuation of the tour.  
Have an excellent week!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Summer Decorating Feature

I was very excited when Country Sampler magazine contacted me 
last year about possibly featuring my umbrella wreath in their 
special Summer Decorating publication.

I have to say it was even more exciting when they notified me that it was, 
in fact, chosen to be featured in the Summer edition!  

Thank you, Country Sampler!
It was an honor to be featured in your magazine.

Have a sweet weekend, friends.
I'm getting ready to decorate for Fall & I can't wait!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Back Again

I've decided to give this blogging thing another round.  I didn't realize I've been at it for 11 years now!  Believe me, I really thought about giving it all up, but here I am.  

Once I made the decision to start blogging again, I thought it might be time for something new, so
I did a very smart thing....

I contacted Linda @ My Fairy Blog Mother to turn this place around!

Need a New Look?

Didn't she do an outstanding job?  I'm so pleased with this new look.  

Linda is seriously like Superwoman.  She's very knowledgeable and very patient.  I have to say that because I may or may not have driven her a little crazy.  Half the time, I wasn't sure what I wanted, the other half, she had to explain to me what all the options were!  lol   Honestly, I have no technical knowledge at all.  

I need to also add that I'm in New York, Linda is in California, yet she always seemed to answer me right away despite the 3 hour time difference.  Maybe she never sleeps?

So my point is, if you are thinking of a new blog design, contact Linda.  You won't be disappointed.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
I have a lot to share with you, so I'll be back soon! 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Lovely Sunflowers

Since Fall is around the corner, I thought I would re-share one of my tablescapes.

The warm colors of Fall are always a welcome sight this time of year.


You may recall seeing some of these items 
from my other tablescapes.
Nothing is new here.

Wicker placemats from Pier 1.
Bronze chargers from Michaels.
Orange Dinner plates from Walmart, Better Homes & Gardens collection.
Sunflower plates from Christmas Tree Shop.
Napkins from Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Flatware...a mystery.  For the life of me, I can't remember!
Park Lane wine glasses from local antique shop.
Amber bubble goblets were borrowed from my sister 
(I believe she got them at Tuesday Morning)
Burlap runner from Home Goods.
Black enamel splatterware coffee pot from local antique shop.


The tree looking out the dining room window
had not changed when I took these photos several weeks ago.  
 It's turning a vibrant red now. 

Thank you for visiting me today.
Happy Fall!

Just an fyi:  I'm having computer
issues, which I'm hoping are resolved soon.
I could scream... it's all very frustrating.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine's Day Vignette

I've been meaning to share my Valentine's Day hutch with you for a few weeks now,
but you know how that goes...sometimes blogging takes a back seat.

So, with only a day to go, here goes:

I put this together with stuff I hand on hand.
I will forever love that little cupid boy.
I've had him for quite a few years now. 

I'm happy seeing the pops of red here.  There's just so much white
outside my window right now, any color is a welcome change.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Winter Mantel 2017

Happy New Year, friends! 
I may be a few weeks late with the wishes, but they are sincere.

Today, I thought I would share my Winter mantel.
If you are a fan of Gilmore Girls, 
you might really enjoy it.  
If you are not a fan of Gilmore Girls, 
hopefully you will enjoy it anyway! :)

I found the poster on Etsy and I just couldn't resist.
Stars Hollow, Connecticut...
the fictional hometown of Gilmore Girls.

I love the blue grey wooden snowflakes.
I found them at Lowe's after Christmas and had to have them.

I added a strand of snowflake lights for a little light in the evenings.

I hope you are all staying warm & cozy this Winter.
See you soon!


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