Thrifted Vintage Silver Compotes

We have a super-amazing thrift store here in town, and every time I stop in I find something wonderful.  Their prices are rock-bottom, too, which is always fun since most "chain" thrift stores have caught on and charge quite a bit these days--at least, in my opinion. If you follow us on Facebook, … [Read more...]

Easter Entertaining Made Easy with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware

Spring is almost here! I can see the bulbs pushing through the ground just in time for Easter and this change in season has given me fresh ideas for two very special parties I've been dreaming up during the past wintery month. I've been busy pinning a ton of these party ideas to my Spring … [Read more...]

Christmas Vignettes (and My Kitchen and Laundry Room Trees)

Our family Christmas tree in my living room is not very glamorous, but that's okay.  I let my kids decorate it every year, and it's covered with homemade ornaments of every shape and color.  I love to look at other people's beautifully coordinated and styled trees {take a look at my friend Andrea's … [Read more...]

Progress in My Dining Room–Open Shelving and Chevrons!

  I've been working on my dining room over the past few weeks.  It's the first room you see when you enter our home, and it's always been my least favorite.  I had two goals:  to make it more welcoming and casual.  Right now, we only use our dining room two or three times a year, and I'm … [Read more...]

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