Category Archives: Decor and Design

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Planter Evolution

It’s nearly time for hydrangeas and Easter bunnies to clutter my foyer, but first, one more change to my large indoor planter. I took out the spent bulbs from the arrangement in my recent post, as well as the faux … Continue reading

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Transitioning your Winter Planters to Spring

Here in Ontario, spring comes in April.  Last year, it came sooner, but was followed by a burst of bitter cold that killed off the hopeful fruit tree buds and buried eager Snowdrops and Crocuses in a chilly blanket of … Continue reading

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Welcoming Christmas Foyer

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year to all my readers.  At this busy time I am just posting a couple of photos of my foyer, decorated and ready for party guests. The garland of fresh mixed greens … Continue reading

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Holiday Lanterns

I have nothing to do at this time of year, and I know you don’t either. Just kidding, but being really busy never stops me from thinking up more unnecessary but creative things to do. This is a fun perk … Continue reading

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Country Casual versus Hollywood Dreams: Exterior Christmas Planters

I finally got my front planters decorated for the holidays.  As with all my projects, my hesitation and delay had less to do with time and more to do with the inevitable battle between “should” and “want”. As in, I should … Continue reading

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Dramatic Indoor Holiday Arrangement

Thanks to the positive feedback on my post, Arranging Autumn Indoors, you have all inspired me to blather on about my Christmas decorating–and also to be creative!  So, my holiday guests will undoubtedly appreciate your egging me on when they are … Continue reading

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Rehabilitated Chair Project, Phase I: Gold-Leafed Crackle Finish

You don’t always need to buy new things to decorate well.  This project can give new life to an old chair, or stretch your Craigslist dollars to a whole new level of decorating.  It takes patience and time, but the … Continue reading

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