Blue Rug for the Dining Room

Do rooms in your home evolve over time? Mine too. Of course being a design blogger, means I am changing something every week.  (Oddly enough, that works for me.)  So here is another update on the dining room. I've added a new blue rug.  I've also ordered a new table, but it isn't here yet, but … [Read More...]


The Scoop #128

Happy Monday. I finally got my copy of an Italian magazine that featured a story on our farm. It was an ordeal having the magazine shipped to me from Italy, but it did arrive a month later. It's a bit mangled, but.. whatcha gonna do? It's the magazine Casa da sogno.   I also wanted to … [Read More...]


Antique French Clocks and Buying Old Things

I love French clocks.  So I found this antique clock in Round Top, but it didn't have any of the insides in it, meaning it is no longer functional. Did that keep me from buying it?  Of course not.  I just like it 'cause it's pretty any way. My rules for buying old stuff:   1. It's … [Read More...]


On the Back Porch with Home is Where the Boat is

Even if you aren't a water person, I think you are going to love Mary and her style.  I have been oggling her lake views and lovely photography for awhile. Come on, let's hear what she has to say. Hi Cedar Hill Farmhouse readers! I’m Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is and I'm thrilled to be … [Read More...]


Adding a Ruffle

  Yes I thought I was done with these slipcovers, but apparently I wasn't. Can you see how the sofa didn't have a ruffle on it like the settees?   Well, when I made the slipcovers we lived in the other house.  The back of the sofa faced a wall, and you really didn't notice … [Read More...]

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The Scoop #127 and Happy Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day! I remember many years ago, we visited Paris in July. The date of our scheduled return flight was July 14, which to me was just a day in the middle of July. I had no idea it was Bastille Day, a national holiday in France. The streets and Metro were eerily quiet that morning as we … [Read More...]


6 Ways to Use Bottles in Decor

I'm talking bottles today. Seriously they can add a lot of charm to a home, and unlike some collectibles, they are still fairly inexpensive. These bottles are very old, but I didn't pay a lot for them. (I can't remember the price, but it was reasonable.)  They are all handmade, so each one is … [Read More...]


On the Back Porch with So Much Better with Age

I'm so excited to have Jamie from So Much Better with Age here on my back porch today. She has a gorgeous home, and lots of wonderful ideas. I know you are going to love her.   I'm so excited to be here today! I've long been an admirer of Anita and her fabulous blog. It was one of the … [Read More...]


Linen Curtains for the Dining Room

      I know some of you were wondering when the heck I would actually get some curtains for my house. Well the day has arrived.  I LOVE these gray linen curtains!!  To show you what the room looked like without the curtains, just take a look.   I think … [Read More...]


The Scoop #126

So just a little bit of behind the scenes stuff you don't usually hear about. There are 4 of us that take turns writing the scoop. Everyone is very good about getting it done on time, but sometimes the person who is responsible for the week, forgets or doesn't look at the schedule, so then a … [Read More...]