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How to Style a Bookcase like a Boss

      I had a unique privilege to watch an expert in action. Am I an expert? No, far from it. When Meredith Publishing came to photograph my home for one of their magazines, I got to observe the stylist whipping my home into shape. Let's talk about how to style a … [Read More...]

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The Secret to Fifi’s Success

I've met Fifi O'Neil in person, and let me say, she is such a delightful and warm person. She is just exactly what I hoped she would be - elegant and regal, while friendly and genuine at the same time. In case you don't know who Fifi is, she was born and raised in Paris, but is now based in the US. … [Read More...]

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Secret Formula for an Upscale Look in the Kitchen

A note about yesterday's post. So yesterday I talked about silk flowers, and asked what you thought. I appreciate the two-way conversation. Some readers don't like silk flowers, and some really do like them. At the end of the day, it's best to do what works for you. I read all of the comments, and … [Read More...]

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Top 5 Decorating Mistakes

I like to be positive, and this sounded like a negative topic, so I have put off writing about the top 5 decorating mistakes for a long time. But then I remembered a story my mom told me. I was 3, and she had just gotten back from a bad hair cut and styling job. It was the 60's and mom had just … [Read More...]

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The Scoop 154

We are Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict Yvonne from StoneGable and Suzy from Worthing Court Our host this week is Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse   Welcome to the 154rd edition of THE SCOOP! Wow that's almost 3 years folks. I love doing … [Read More...]

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What Rich People Know about Decorating

Yes you heard that right  - what rich people know about decorating. What do they know? They know that antiques give a room depth, richness, and a soul. They know that antiques give a room something - class. Even though antiques by definition are old, I'm amazed at how something so old can give … [Read More...]

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Shabbyfufu Decorating and More

I have one of my dear blogging friends, Janet from Shabbyfufu over for a visit today. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy these stunning photos!! And and let's hear Janet's answers to my questions. Thank you Anita for inviting me over to join you on the back porch today. It's wonderful to be over here … [Read More...]

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The Secret Formula for Dressing a Table

What can you do in 10 minutes? Actually more than you think. I've challenged my DIY blogging buddies to come up with 10 minute decorating ideas each month. This is our first one! Okay here's mine. Scenario: You have guests coming over in 30 minutes. You got everything ready, but you want to … [Read More...]

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How to spot thrift store bargains

  Want to see my new light fixture? Don't be jealous!! It was one of my thrift store bargains. Looks pretty bad, huh?  Apparently no one at the thrift store wanted it. Everyone saw an ugly light fixture. I saw a deal! So how do you spot something special? Well I look at the shape and … [Read More...]

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The Scoop 153

Happy Monday. I know it's dreary here too. I just want to go back to bed, but then it was time for the party, and I got excited.  (I might have taken a nap this morning.)  Okay, let's party! We are Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict Yvonne from … [Read More...]