I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me.
Philippians 4:13

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Charming Homes of Old Town Alexandria

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  As I've mentioned before, I live in Alexandria, VA, near Old Town Alexandria, which was established in the 1700's.  The homes there are charming, most are well over a hundred years old.  I enjoy walking through the streets just to see the beautiful old homes, I especially like the colorful ones.  Fall is just beginning, so it's the perfect time to walk about..  Even George Washington had a home/office here.  On Sunday, I snapped a few pictures of some welcoming homes. 
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Friday, September 28, 2012

Staging Can Be Stressful!

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 OK, I'm very new to blogging - August 2012 new.  It's very exciting when you publish that first blog.  My sister and I share our blog so whoever has something to write about, blogs next.  I am going to tell you about my latest effort for the blog.

Several months ago when I didn't have a project in progress, I started thinking about a table, mirror and shelf I had not being used,  trying to decide how to change them and put them together. 

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Painted Faux Marble Buffet

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When I downsized a few years ago, I had a huge buffet, and a large dining room. I sold the buffet, and other pieces and moved into a smaller space. I had bought a French style dresser, and decided it would be perfect as a buffet. The front looked pretty good, nothing a furniture pen couldn't take care of. 

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Easy Ivy Topiary, That Can Be Enjoyed All Year

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If you like topiaries, this is an easy and inexpensive one to make. They are rather expensive to buy, but I'll tell you how to create one yourself, inexpensively. 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My First Slipcover

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I did it Miss Mustard Seed!
Seven years ago when I was single and money was quite tight, my sweet sister Jeannie (the other French Hen) bought me a good
VoilĂ !
quality sofa from goodwill that only needed a cover and got it for $20!  I had just moved into an apartment and was grateful to have the sofa.  Although it was a very well made sofa and the lines were classic, the upholstery fabric wasn't very pretty.  

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Antique Store "La Bella Luce"

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I visited one of my favorite stores yesterday, and thought I would share my visit with you. La Bella Luce is the name of the store, which means, 'The Beautiful Light'. The store is located in historic

Sweet Dreams

Clifton, Va, a serene little town in Northern Virginia. It's owned and operated by military wives, let's give a shout out to our military families. Brenda and Michelle were working yesterday, and were very helpful, thank you ladies.
They have a beautiful selection of chandeliers,furniture, and art. Hope you enjoy these pictures. Any questions about their store, please call 703-830-8442, and tell them Jeannie sent you.

Welcoming Front Porch


French Buffet

Sunny Room with Something for Everyone

Wine Bottle Chandelier

Beautiful Burl Bed

Sweet Dreams

Lovely Bed & Sconce

Sunlit Corner
Italian Linens

Beautiful Vanity and Chair

Well Dressed Bath

Venetian Chandelier

Bella Chandelier
Hope you enjoyed the tour.  Till next time,


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pretty Humidor

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Ever wonder what to do with the pretty humidors you find? 

I found this one with a glass top, and the possibilities were endless. 

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Monday, September 3, 2012

My French Dining Chairs & Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

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My French Dining Chairs    
Pretty chair detail
   I want to show you my French dining room chairs.  The chairs are French style with beautiful cabriolet legs, and the back is woven cane.  I spotted these at a thrift store, the structure of the chairs really appealed to me, they are sturdy, and had no visible defects.  

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