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Showing posts from September 18, 2011

Paisley, Leopard and Roses Tablescape for Fall

I have to say that when I came across a full set of these dishes some months back I really wasn't sure whether or not I liked them. When I buy transferware to resell, my general rule is that I have to like it myself, not that my taste is better than anyone else's but just because I like what I do and I just don't have an interest in trying to sell something to someone that I wouldn't buy myself.    Well, I let these dishes sit stacked in a pile at the shop for a long time.  One day I took them out and began pairing them with other patterns in sage/light olive greens, oranges and browns.  Wow, they are versatile.   I set a table with these dishes paired with some April Cornell linens that had a black background filled with fruits and flowers in greens, reds and oranges.  They just popped against the black background.  They really began to grow on me. When I came across these leopard placemats for $2 each I knew I 'needed' them. Then I found this p

Drapery Tie Backs Make Great Towel Holders

Needing towel holders for our guest bathroom, I opted to use what I had on hand and that turned out to be a pair of drapery tie backs. The drapery tiebacks extend out about 4" making it just the right size to drape a hand towel over!  Shawn put one on each side of the mirror for me! Today is Jonahs 18th birthday!  I now have three kids of the legal age!  Hard to believe.  Each year our kids choose what they want for their birthday dinner and Jonah chooses corn chowder every single time.  You can get the recipe HERE . Happy Birthday Jojo!  (Jonah's kindergarten pic in our back yard) 18 and Life to Go! Joining: The house in the roses Between Naps on the Porch Amaze Me Monday Boogieboard Cottage Mod Vintage Style