Fall · Home decor · Home Landscaping

Fall Decor 2018 – Part 2

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I actually felt a little bit of a fall breeze this week!  Maybe those fall temps will indeed be making their way to Tennessee!  To match the season, I’ve added my touches of fall decor to the living spaces of my home, as I shared with you here.

Today I’m sharing my entry way and outside areas.  The first place that welcomes our Continue reading “Fall Decor 2018 – Part 2”

Fall · Home decor

Fall Decor 2018 – Living Areas

Being a lover of summer, I waited until the first day of fall before I pulled out my fall decorations.  Now that it’s all out, I’m smiling at those cooler breezes and autumn skies.  There is definitely something truly cozy about fall and its decor.

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Low lights and twisty branches…

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Twinkly lights and warm hues…

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Pumpkins of all sorts – fabric and ceramic.  An old mason jar with a battery operated votive inside adds a little whimsy and shine to the tabletop.

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My desk area got a new chalkboard design.  I found a drawing that I liked, then I made it my own…

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I added my list of books I love to the binding of the books.

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My kitchen chalkboard is my favorite.  I found this idea on Pinterest and then drew it in my colors and added the leaves.

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Next time I’ll share my front entry way and the outside decor!

Have you decorated for fall?  If not, I hope you’ve found a little inspiration here!

Denise

Home decor · refreshment at home

Decorating Refresh

When other people step into our homes, they can see things that we cannot see.  We can grow accustomed to a pile here or a poorly placed piece of furniture. I recently had an old friend with me for a few days.  She happens to have a real eye for decorating.  She offered to give me some rearranging advice and I was thrilled to accept!  She noticed things that I had overlooked, and her eyes and her touch brought a refreshment to my living and dining room!

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Home decor · refreshment at home · Refreshment in marriage · seasonal decor · summertime

Decorate Your Home To Show Your Love

Refreshing the decor in my home seasonally is one way I show my love for my husband.  Does that seem strange?  What I mean is I want our home to be inviting – not just to our guests, but to HIM!  I want him to feel that happy sigh when he walks in the door and finds things welcoming and comfortable.  It’s never going to be perfect, and we don’t strive for that standard.  We just want it to be a place that draws us and others in, has a cozy warmth, and extends the love of Christ to any who walk in our doors.

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home accessories · Home decor · refreshment at home

Creating a Home You Love

A home that’s filled with light, color and beauty is just…inviting.  It shouldn’t be our goal to have a beautiful home so it can be a show-piece, but so we can have a place to demonstrate the love of Christ to others, to open our doors and invite the lost to share a meal, hear the Gospel and know that we love them too.
It’s with that goal in mind that I share some things I’ve learned in recent years about decorating, so keep this goal in your thoughts as you read on. When I got married over 30 years ago and set up housekeeping, my design style was mish-mash.  I wasn’t sure where I was headed or what kind of style I liked or wanted, and it was very evident!  At one time, I had deep mauve in the living room, yellow in the den, and purple in the master bedroom!  Ahhhhhh!  What was I thinking?  It was like walking through a Fun House at the carnival!  I don’t claim to have it all together now, but I think I’m finally learning what colors I love (red, yellow and light blue ) and the styles I favor (Shabby Chic/French Country).  At least I have a goal for which to strive!

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Craft Room · Guest Room · Home decor · refreshment at home

Redecorating the Craft Room

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Ever since we moved into our home I have loved having a room designated for my sewing and crafting.  This room also houses as day bed, so it has also served as a guest room on occasions.

But the room just didn’t feel right to me and I have been looking for a chance to rearrange the furniture and see if I could make it function better and feel a bit more Continue reading “Redecorating the Craft Room”

Easter · Home decor · spring · Tablescapes

Five Spring Tablescapes

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Spring!  I believe it is my favorite season.  Its newness reminds me of Easter and the hope Christ’s resurrection gives to dead things – like my sinful life!  How thankful I am for life in Christ!

Then spring also makes creation come alive! We can see the beautiful life as described in this passage ~

Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteouness, and the people with his truth. Psalm 96:12, 13

Spring is also a great time to bring life inside our homes!  It can start at the kitchen or dining room table. I love making pretty tablescapes, but I love it even more when I gather all the needed items from my house and don’t have to purchase one thing!!

I gave myself a challenge to create as many centerpieces for a spring tablescape using the colors green, blue and yellow with just things I had on hand.  I set simple dinnerware on the table to give the idea of what the table setting might look like, but I focused on creating different springtime centerpieces.  Here are the results ~

#1 – I have had this silk tulip arrangement for quite a few years.  It looks so real that most people think I had a delivery from the florist!  This dressier centerpiece is high enough that it doesn’t obstruct the view at the table.  In other words, you don’t have to pick it up to have a conversation with the person sitting across from you!!

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#2 – This is the live plant from my laundry room!  I popped it into a yellow pot and that was it!  A burlap bow or ribbon would be pretty tied around the pot. This makes a good every day kind of table.

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#3 – My sister brought me this cute little felt basket when she visited recently.  It’s filled with Easter grass, treats and some plastic eggs.  The turquoise cake stand adds a little height and makes it a little more grand than if it was sitting right on the table. This would be a nice centerpiece for Easter breakfast with the family.spring 9

 

#4 – This is a live Asparagus Fern that I keep in my kitchen.  Fresh greenery is always a plus to have on hand and put to use in centerpieces!  I like it LOTS better than the silk variety! This fern and basket give a more casual look to the table.

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#5 –  Using an odd number is always wise when you’re adding decor to your home.  Here are three blue Mason jars lined in the center of the table with silk yellow flowers  spilling over to the other jars.

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Well, that was fun!  Do you have a favorite?  Which do you vote for?

I hope this inspires you to make your kitchen table pretty for spring!

Happy Spring!

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