French table by iron stairs

Statues in Decor

Do you know what one of the biggest secrets is to getting a home to look  fabulous?  Good stuff!! Well I know it seems obvious,  but still we buy things that are on sale because they are a steal, then decide later on, that we really don't like them. At some point, we end up putting that stuff in … [Read More...]


Neutral Rugs Add Calm

Once upon a time my entire home was red. Everything was red, well not everything, but a lot of things were. In the girls' room at the farm (one bed per child, plus an extra for a friend) I decided to go more neutral. this room went from being red, red, red to just slightly red.  Here is the … [Read More...]


The Scoop #141

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm a little glad the weekend is over. Mr. CH came back from a business trip Friday night with food poisoning.  He said he was determined not to appear sick on the plane, because he didn't want to cause a panic over something clearly not contagious. By Sunday … [Read More...]


Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

More updates to the girls room coming, but here is where we are. I started with this chest in the room. I changed out the chest to the Frenchy one, you can see the post here FRENCHY CHEST.   The old mirror did not go with the new chest so I moved it to another room. Well … [Read More...]


French accents for the kitchen

  Oh no, she's at it again.  That must be what Mr. CH is thinking, but still he smiles as I haul 4 chairs from the city house to the farm. Then move 4 different chairs from the farm back to the city to sell. That is what it's like to be married to a blogger.  I showed you this room when I … [Read More...]


No Cost Decorating

So often decorating is just a matter of moving things around and re-arranging things, and of saying good-bye to some things. Usually you don't need to throw it all out and start again. Case in point - the guest quarters - where I took a no cost decorating approach. It actually looked … [Read More...]


The Scoop #140

 I'm so glad you are here again!!! Welcome back!! Welcome back to The Scoop! The weekly party featuring the scoop on the best from around the web!   We are: Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict Yvonne from StoneGable Suzy from … [Read More...]


Vintage Trophies in Design

Vintage trophies are a great way to add some personality to a room.  I really get excited when I find any of these vintage gems.  They come in lots of shapes and sizes.    When I first got them, I did what most collectors do, I grouped them together so they didn't get lost in the rest of the room. … [Read More...]


Think Pink (Accessories)

  I decided that one of the changes I would make for this summer is to add some touches of color to my home, not an overpowering amount, just some accents.  I used pink accessories in this room. Neutral rooms seem to have a bit more interest with a hint of color.  And so I am starting in … [Read More...]

French clock

Using Antique Clocks in Design

Want to add instant charm to a room? Add an antique clock. Well, first off, let me say it won't be the cheapest thing you buy, but for me, it was totally worth it.  None of my clocks are currently in working order. The Seth Thomas worked for awhile, but then it stopped. Working or non-working, … [Read More...]