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April 15, 2019

Have you noticed?  White vases are suddenly everywhere.  Springtime fresh, white vases bring a modern, crisp look to any room.  And, they're easy to find - you'll see in dollar stores and IKEA.  You can even make them yourself but more of that in a minute.  First, let's look at how great they can look in any room.

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A collection of white vases.

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March 17, 2019

If you're like me, you can hardly wait for Spring to arrive this week.  Coupled with St. Patrick's Day today and Easter not far away, there's a change in the air.  Nothing can be as welcoming or celebratory as a wreath on your front door.  How about creating a quick wreath to celebrate the coming season?  If you have a wreath base (wire, grapevine, foam), you can easily create a springtime wreath in just...

December 24, 2017

I'll admit it.  I've got a "thing" for Santa.  And I've had a lot of help collecting Santas over the years - Santas from P and my mom, trip souvenir Santas, Connie's painted wooden Santas and an office party game Santa where no one would "steal" from me as everyone knew how I felt about Santa.  No wonder it's the "Year of the Santa" in our rooms this year.

This year, I've corralled all...

September 25, 2016


Autumn snuck in last Thursday and there's a feeling of fall in the air here in Oakland, CA.  Since it's my favorite season, I was ready to start bringing fall and those autumnal colors inside despite being 90 degrees outside.  In our entry way, a few stems of artificial (am I admitting to this?) fall leaves.  

In our entry way, a few stems of artificial (am I admit...

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