Category Archives: Decorating

Aging Concrete: Fast and Easy!

I have an ongoing love affair with concrete. Concrete statues and decorative yard items. When you walk around my yard and gardens you’ll see a large angel sitting under a leatherleaf viburnum, a cherub in a basket napping near the … Continue reading

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SpringFest 2012 at the Sussex County, N.J. Fairgrounds

This weekend was SpringFest, held at the Sussex County, NJ Fairgrounds. Garden designers, landscapers, garden centers and vendors from around New Jersey come together to create sample gardens, talk up their businesses and ideas, sell garden accessories and plants, and … Continue reading

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Magazines: Endless Possibilities

Today was one of those gray, rainy and cold N.J. winter days, the perfect day to sit for a while and flip through my stack of magazine tear sheets. I adore shuffling through the pages that I’ve torn out of … Continue reading

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Christmas Decor: Easy, Fast and Pretty

Once again, our home is without internet access. Did we have another major storm? No. We’ve had some renegade power outages that last just a few minutes every day or so over the past week. Do you think those outages … Continue reading

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Antiques: Time Passed and My Tastes Changed

My taste in furniture, the kind I want to live with daily, has changed . Has yours? I’m in the process of selling most of the antique oak furniture that I took years to collect. The antiques are gorgeous, well … Continue reading

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From Catalog Page to My Dining Room: How to Make a Chalkboard Tray

Do you read magazines and catalogs to get design ideas? I’m known for tearing out page after page of design inspiration and decorating ideas; the photos and articles spark my creative side! After a particular successful “session” I look like … Continue reading

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Snow Day: No-Stress Creative Design Time

Today the local schools were closed so I didn’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to ride shotgun as my daughter Tory drove herself to school. I slept in . . . until 10 am! I’ve been … Continue reading

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