It’s the little touches at Christmas…


My wonderful friend, Pat, sent me these pictures of her amazing Christmas creations.  Two things inspired me when I looked at the pictures.  The first thing would be the utter simplicity of each arrangement.  There isn’t an item she used that most of us can’t reach into a holiday storage box or cabinet and grab: a tray or flea market vase; random ornaments, candles, decorative candle holders, etc.  The addition of simple greens fills in the negative spaces and completes the look.  The greens can be boxwood cut from a common yard hedge or a quick grab from the floral stand at any grocery store.

The second thing I love is the “V” tag.  It is such a personal and easy touch and can be designed and printed from any computer program.

With only a day or two before the holiday, here is a simple way to beautify any table top in your home.

Thanks, Pat!

I hope you find some inspiration.


A simple decoration.

Holiday Splendor.


Formerly…a Bedroom.


Old houses can often be quirky spaces.  My house is technically listed as a three bedroom however, it was a better fit for me to turn one bedroom into a den.

As a rule, I abhor recliners; but that became the starting point for the room in deference to my parents when they visit.  So I searched for one that looked the least like a recliner and had it custom upholstered.  It is the only new piece of furniture in the room.

When you look at the pictures (click below on the home tour link), you will see vintage French grain sack pillows, a found sofa with a newly made white denim slipcover, an antique farm table with the legs cut down to use as a coffee table, flea market ottomans updated with paint and french ticking fabric and 250 year old architectural and nautical prints in vintage Eastlake frames.

Please enjoy these additional pictures added to the home tour.