Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Christmas Magic Begins (Part 2)

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A Beautiful Shabby shack, for Christmas


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Just some live greenery as we always do at the front door, and indoors too.. I like to make all my decorations.. Just simple..


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Our Christmas Welcome, from our front porch ~ Homemade everything! Greenery with mini lights in the old wrought iron stand, the JOY copy cat sign.. And the wooden Santa from years ago..

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If you cannot find the answers you seek, it is because they are not easily expressed in words. Listen to your heart. It knows everything ~ but does not need words to communicate ~Debbie~

Use Kenneth's idea's to make your own Christmas wreath: http://www.kennethwingard.com/blogs/news/6961720-diy-ornament-wreath


Thick Cut-Outs Recipe

"A big batch of big thick sugar cookies. These are THE big soft sugar cookies you have been looking for. Frost them while warm and sprinkle with colored sugar." - 


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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Cover dough and chill for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on to the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. To make frosting, mix together the confectioners' sugar, oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. gradually add enough hot water to achieve a spreadable consistency.
















Happy Birthday Baby Jesus by Alabama

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dream Home Kitchens

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Notice how black is being used to make kitchens more elegant. Mine are black and I love it.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tiffany History







Tiffany lamps generally mean stained glass lamps.

The reason they're called Tiffany lamps is because back in the late 1800's, early 1900's a guy by the name of Louis Comfort Tiffany propelled stained glass lamps to a new level. Using an innovative technique to produce exquisite decorative stained glass lamps that were works of art. Back in the day, Tiffany lamps were all the rage. And anyone who was wealthy enough to own one had one. Even the white house displayed a few lamps of Tiffany's.

Due to the popularity of these lamps, other company's wanted a piece of the action. And started making their own Tiffany style lamps. Two of the most popular makers of these beautiful works of art, (Tiffany Studios being the most successful and popular), are Handel and Duffner & Kimberly. This image is a sample of their art.

Both of these lamp makers succeeded in producing good quality Tiffany style lamps. And even today, just like Tiffany reproduction lamps, you can get Handel reproduction lamps and Duffner & Kimberly reproductions lamps.

I highly recommend owning a Tiffany or reproduction, it is it's own art accent for any room. They seem to each tell a story since each lamp is based on a theme such as fireflies or flowers.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Talk about Serenity




This pretty much says it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soooo peacefulI love the feel, this is my style of designing. Sent to me by my daughter-in-laws sister-in-law. Christie

Friday, November 16, 2012

Blu Girl Art

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Blugirl Art believes in reincarnation.
The only thing all of the chairs in their constantly changing collection have in common is...they have a past.

New life, a fresh look. They've told one story, and now it's time for them to tell another. All we had to do was listen.
They are as utterly original as the people who fall in love with them. As colourful and vivacious, as captivating and complicated.
Blending vibrant colours and bold patterns, with the classic lines of timeless design - these are pieces that don't so much make a statement about their owners, as a declaration
They are strange, beautiful, worn, resilient, and dynamic as the human spirit
Not all of them will speak to you , but one may just shout.

The Betsy

Curvaceous, bold and graphic, this fabulous Victorian couch has gone from sad and unwanted to " yeah baby" take me home in all my fabulousness.
Betsy has a one of a kind hand painted upholstery print, in citron, navy, golden yellow, red, black and lavender.
Trimmed with traditional black gimp and 1/8 self piping
Besty has been refinished in semi gloss white lacquer and rubbed to give a distressed finish in places.

The dings and dents of their history have been intentionally left behind. We are not trying to produce new furniture. We're giving new life to old and recycling.




Visit their website to see more, scarfs, artwork and jewelry

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Welcoming Guest Rooms




Add a fresh and simple flower arrangement to your guest room.

 Thibaut traditional guest bedroom with twin beds

Make it comfy with down quilts and pillows.



Add interesting books and a good reading light.



A basket with fresh towels, robes and extra blankets will make them feel right at home.

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Make it personal by adding family photos.
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