Paper cone

The Quirk is Key, Valentine’s Day Mantle

So, I’m confessing (again!) that after my Christmas over-the-topness extravaganza, I’m a little bit sluggish when it comes to decking the halls for Valentine’s Day, but, after seeing so many beautiful vignettes online by some very talented folks, I thought I’d shop my house and give it a whirl.   I had a white peony [...]

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Gramma Brown Plated pot roast

Grandma Brown’s Pot Roast

Confession:  I don’t like to cook.  Never have.  Frankly, if you had seen what we used to eat for dinner before we had children you’d sprain your eye muscles from the side-eye.  I do however, love to collect recipes; beautifully photographed, look-at-how-easy-this-is-with-only-four-ingredients recipes that make you feel like you can do it all AND clean [...]

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Mothballs == inspiration

Inspiration from Vintage Fabrics and Ephemera

Its only taken me 10+ years to figure out what to do with the approximately 3,567 swatches and vintage fabrics I have collected after countless Saturday morning yard sales.  When my Grandma passed away, she left behind a treasure trove of vintage remnants.  A Master collector (its genetic, evidently), she was certain they would be useful [...]

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