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White & Wood Winter Table | $100 HomeGoods Giveaway

The Farmhouse Holiday Decor Series is back and today I'm sharing a winter tablescape.  I'm not quite ready to break out the Christmas decorations, especially since I use a lot of fresh greenery, but I like the idea of a festive winter table to fill in that decorating gap. This week's "theme", a holiday/Christmas tablescape, was sponsored by HomeGoods, so I drove out to the nearest one with my  (read more …)

farmhouse holiday series | fall dining room

It's time for another installment of the Farmhouse Holiday Series with some of my blog buddies.  And this week, we partnered with All Modern to show you our dining rooms decorated for fall. I remember when I felt like "holiday" colors were locked in.  Christmas had to be green and red and fall had to be yellows, oranges, and browns.  That is it. And then I vividly remember seeing an article in  (read more …)

Farmhouse White Dining Room Table

I have been thinking about painting my dining room table top for ages.  I never actually went through with it, though.  Partly because of time, but mostly because I was a little nervous about painting it.  Yes, I was actually nervous about it!  I have never had an all-white dining room table and I honestly wasn't sure if I would like it.  As much as I like painted pieces, I am partial to wood  (read more …)

ironstone, a tool tote, bottles & tags

After all of the craziness of Lucketts, I decided to take the week off.  I knew I probably would, so I cleared the calendar.  Sometimes I think I'll want a break and then I don't. I feel the momentum and I am raring to go.  This time I thought I would want a break and I was right.  I really needed it.  So, I had a "jammie day" and splurged on a massage and I even did a little antique shopping just  (read more …)

living & dining rooms | Christmas 2015

My favorite rooms to decorate for Christmas are the definitely the living and dining rooms.  It's hard to believe how dark these rooms were when we first moved in over nine years ago and now how light-filled and fresh they feel. For Christmas, I just add some fresh greenery and a few wool pom-poms.  That's about all these rooms need. I shared video tutorial HERE showing my trick for dressing  (read more …)

teacup & pedestal advent wreath

Last year, I made an advent wreath out of an ironstone ring mold.  I was planning to do the same this year, but my ring mold was at the studio when I was in the heat of the decorating moment, so I shifted gears.  (Of course, I could've hopped in the car and made the two minute drive to the studio to get it, but that seems like too much of a disruption to someone who is in the thick of a creative  (read more …)

idea overload & glass glitter banner kits

This weekend, I'm presenting at the Holiday Expo at McLean Bible Church, just outside of DC.  (I shared the details HERE, if you're interested in attending.)  With a sick kid, I was a little behind with getting my presentation together, but I'm going to the set up and rehearsal tomorrow, so I needed to get myself in gear today! As I've been thinking about what table setting I want to present, I  (read more …)

living with raw wood floors

Back in November of last year, I had finally worked up the DIY gumption to sand down the oak hardwood floors in the front of our house. The polyurethane finish I had applied only a few years earlier was peeling off, taking the dark stain along with it.  I could literally peel it up in sheets with my fingers...like cheap nail polish, which might be fun when you're 13 and bored in algebra, but  (read more …)