DIY: Hello Lovely CUSTOM CLAY TAGS

Easy rustic hand formed clay tags made with these stamps. The other day I had fun with clay. Embellish gifts, a nightlight (top left), or…

DIY: My STENCILED MIRROR Project

Royally thrilled with my new Springtime in Paris stencil from Royal Design Stencils that I used on an old mirror. It took about 10 minutes to transform…

Interior Design Books: Summers in France {Kathryn Ireland}

Near Toulouse, designer Kathryn Ireland brought a rural, rundown property back to life in Summers In France. (Have you seen her hilarious self on Million Dollar Decorators?…

Personal Reflections & My Photography

Today I feel so thankful the blog is growing and for new followers joining the lovely journey, and it seemed like the right time to…

My Art: Mixed Media Assemblage

A few weekends ago, my sister hosted a going away dinner for our sons before they headed to college, and these are pieces I created…

Interior Design Inspiration: Dream Home Chicago {Michael del Piero}

My husband and I happily toured DREAM HOME, the design house at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. (Open until Dec. 9, 2011.) Nine of Chicago’s…

Interior Design Inspiration: Dream HOME Chicago

I reallllllly wanted to title this post “Why I Went Straight Home and Blew Up My House,” but that sounded too shallow and ungrateful even for me.…

Personal Reflections 2011: Gratitude

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep…

Interior Design Book: Patina Style by Steve and Brooke Giannetti

I’ll keep it short since my commentary simply cannot compete with the power of such brilliant spaces designed by Patina Style authorities… Brooke & Steve Giannetti! The…

My Art: Where my art lives {midwestern farmhouse}

Wanted to share a few snaps of a fabulous farmhouse where some of my art lives because not only is it architecturally magnificent, but soon they…

My Art: Where My Art Lives {Seattle}

Before telling you about this mixed media assemblage I created on a vintage book cover, hushing for a moment to quietly savor the thoughtful work of… Danish photographer…

DIY: Make Your Own LIMONCELLO!

Blogland can be dangerous. Just one fabulous image from someone else’s blog can trigger an obsession. I recently swooned over A Beach Cottage’s gorgeous tutorial…

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Trees White Wallpaper Mural
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing