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Friday Finds 2•2•18

Happy Friday! Here are this week’s finds: A pretty blue and white beachfront home tour   Some ideas for decorating with ginger jars   Picking a white paint color can be overwhelming, here are a designer’s white paint favorites   The Super Bowl is Sunday! Here are 75 Super Bowl Party Recipes   A few small glimpses into Reese…… Continue reading Friday Finds 2•2•18

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An Eclectic Yet Traditional South Carolina Island Home Tour

A few years ago in Southern Living magazine, I came across an early 20th century brick Palladian style home located on an island near Charleston, South Carolina.  Despite the traditional and historic brick exterior, the interior was a surprise in that it was much more rustic than one would expect. The interiors are covered in…… Continue reading An Eclectic Yet Traditional South Carolina Island Home Tour

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Monday Inspiration: Blue and White Stripes

On most days, you will find me wearing a navy-and-white-striped long sleeve t-shirt with either a pair of white jeans (in the summer) or a pair of colorful corduroys or jeans (in the winter).  Stripes, especially blue and white ones, make me feel cheerful. They are crisp, classic and casual, and they evoke both something…… Continue reading Monday Inspiration: Blue and White Stripes

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The Look for Less: Finds for the Home From T.J. Maxx Online

Have you looked at T.J. Maxx online lately?  I happened to take a quick peek at their home section online this week and saw these great deals: I love these Moroccan leather poufs–at $99.99 it is a steal, usually they are twice as much: ____________________________________________ This pair of wood and brass lamps is $79.99: I found them in…… Continue reading The Look for Less: Finds for the Home From T.J. Maxx Online

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A Charming 17th Century English Rectory Home Tour

I adore movies and books that are set in England.  On Sunday nights you can find me in front of the television watching Masterpiece Classics on PBS–my favorite of the shows are English period pieces.  Having recently rewatched the movie version of Pride and Prejudice for the millionth time last weekend I have been thinking…… Continue reading A Charming 17th Century English Rectory Home Tour

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Intrigued by Alcove Beds

Over the holidays, our family visited Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Jefferson was a great innovator and enjoyed developing new designs that would improve the functionality of his home.  One idea that fascinated him was an alcove bed, and when Jefferson redesigned Monticello in 1790, he designed a special alcove bed…… Continue reading Intrigued by Alcove Beds

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Friday Finds 1•19•18

Happy Friday to you all! Here are this week’s finds: For those of you dreaming of living in a warmer climate, here is a pretty Florida home tour with plenty of blue and white.   The slow cooker is my best friend during the winter. Here are 17 healthy slow cooker recipes that basically make themselves.   Boston-based…… Continue reading Friday Finds 1•19•18