All About Grain Sacks

I love working with grain sacks. The fabric is so full of texture and history. My friend Ann works with grain sack fabric all of the time, and I thought it would be wonderful if she shared some of her favorite grain sack projects with us. Ann is a very talented seamstress, although I'm not sure if … [Read More...]


Display towels on a Vintage Ladder

Industrial style is so hot right now, and that includes these old beat up vintage ladders.  I recently bought one and just leaned it again the wall, and thought it looked a bit lonely. Even though it looked a bit empty, I still like the ladder by itself. It has a sculptural or architectural feel to … [Read More...]


The Scoop #142

Happy Monday and I am so glad you are 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 Worthing Court Your … [Read More...]


Country French Baskets

Country French design is full of French baskets. Some of my baskets are French baskets, some are English and others are American.  Some are new, some are old, and some are very old. One thing I want to point out is that the basket does not have to actually be French to give a room a French … [Read More...]

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...]