With Sweetest Day coming up this weekend, I thought it would be fun to share a little vignette I recently put together at my friend's home. You might have seen her jewel-toned dining room here.  Or her amazing tree-lined entryway here.  Or her screened porch here.     Today we're back in her entryway. She has the sweetest desk there and it made a perfect spot to create this vignette.     Here's how it all started. Around Valentine's Day, I created a box disguised as a stack of letters filled with words of affirmation.  (You can find the tutorial … [Read more...]

One of my dearest friends and her husband came to visit for the Thanksgiving weekend.  We had a wonderful time together.  She came bearing a most unusual hostess gift.   A window from one of her previous homes.  It was a window to a sun porch where we spent lots of time together, drinking tea - me and coffee -her, planning, and creating.  An old window is so much fun to play with....but this one is special because of the memories associated with it.     I couldn't wait to decorate with my new window! My husband helped me hang it up for the Christmas season.  He screwed into the back of the … [Read more...]