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

Friday, November 30, 2012

My Little Feather Tree

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I was visiting my friend Sandi at the Rose Chintz Cottage yesterday and she was showing off her beautiful feather tree.  She was even able to capture it in just the right light and it had a romantic pink hue.

Well I wanted that feather tree.  It was beautiful on the silver tray, with greenery and snowballs she made, sitting in front of the window at sunset. 

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Monday, November 26, 2012

La Bella Luce Merry Christmas

Historic Clifton, Va

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  I visited one of my favorite stores the other day, La Bella Luce, we have featured them in the past.  The store is owned and operated by military wives.  The owner is currently living in Italy, and buys the beautiful pieces you see in the store.  Well, I was there to take pictures of their Christmas Decorations, and they had just finished decorating, so we got there just in time.  My granddaughter, Em, went with me, and she was very inspired by what she saw.  Maybe she has the design bug, wouldn't that be great?  Anyway, here are the pictures I took, and hope that you enjoy them.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Tale of Two Lamps

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  Once in a while I have a really good idea, as I am sure you do as well. 
I have an Asian inspired lamp in blue and white, only it's not a dark blue but almost a light purple blue, all though I like the lamp, it just doesn't really work for me.  So, I was thinking one night about what I could do with it, or should I just buy another one.  Then a brilliant idea, I can paint it!   Luckily, there was a small can of navy blue paint in my cabinet, and some fine tipped paint brushes.  I got to work on it, and I loved the result, it's no longer pale, but a vibrant blue that fits in with my decor much better.  What do you think?

Before                                                               After

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

An Angel By My Side

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  The other day I blogged about an angel that I had bought from a thrift store, and while I was writing about her, I began to think about my encounter with an angel. I think all of us meet an angel on occasion, someone that helps us in someway, when we really need it, and  it is quite unexpected.  Well, that is exactly what my angel did for me, only with so much love and compassion.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Louis XVI Chair Makeover

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My yellow french chair is different from my other french chairs.  It is a Louis XVI chair style and has no curvy lines at all.  Like so many of the things in my home,  I acquired it from my sister Jeannie when she moved from her Victorian home in New Bern back to Alexandria and decided to downsize.

It is so very roomy in the seat and very comfortable and I loved it just as it was.
(Beautiful just as it was)

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Mirror, An Angel, and A Persian Rug?

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   The title sounds like a really good story, but it's just another name for my weekend finds.  I had been looking for a small chest or chest of drawers for a while.  I have a mirror that I bought at GW for $12, and thought it would be perfect for my granddaughter,  and was hoping to find a mate for it.  Well, last week I did,  one of my neighbors put a dresser, and chest on the street, they were ornate, and really matched the mirror well.  Only one problem, no one to help me get it home.  I'm sure this has happened to many of you as well.  I had to let it go, but I still think about it. And like I said, I still have the mirror and here it is.

The little ducks will have to go
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Doors Decorated for Fall/Thanksgiving

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These doors are decorated for
Fall/Thanksgiving.   Some have pretty wreaths,
others are more simple, but all very pretty.

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Some of My Favorite Things

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   These are some of my favorite things, collections, mirrors and pieces of furniture that I have collected over the years, and know that they will always have a place in my home.

Hope that you like them.

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