Category: Home decor

DIY ~ Make Music Sheet Christmas Trees

Music Sheet Christmas Tree

  Recently, I saw some little Christmas trees made with just paper, a wooden dowel, a spool of thread and some buttons. I couldn’t find directions, so I fooled around and figured them out for myself. Here’s what I came up with so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel yourself! Aren’t they just as

Chalk Paint Magic ~ There’s Money in the Basement!

Chalk Paint Magic

True confession time!! I frequent local garage and estate sales and buy “projects” that I never seem to get around to. Do you, too? At the time that I buy them, these odds and ends seem like diamonds in the rough. Later, I realize that there isn’t any perfect spot in the house or I

Decorate for Fall Naturally!

Decorate for Fall Naturally

How do you decorate for Fall without spending a lot of money? Go natural! Find a good farm stand or farmer’s market nearby and purchase just a few select items to mix with your own garden abundance. For these window boxes, I only used one large ornamental Kale, one medium-sized pumpkin, four interesting colorful gourds

Field Trip ~ Inn at Perry Cabin

Inn at Perry Cabin

Our son and daughter-in-law totally surprised us recently with a two-night stay at the luxury resort, Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland. Owned by Belmond (formerly Orient-Express Hotels), the original manor house was built in 1816 and has been enlarged over time to its present 78 rooms. We drove up to the hotel through

Lamps with a Gardener’s Touch

Flower Pot Lamp Shade

I’ve had a couple yard sale lamps on the potting bench in our garden room for sometime now. My intent was to find some wonderful shades to replace the stained and torn existing ones. But, do you know how much lamp shades cost? Especially the cute gardening themed ones, that I thought I wanted, were

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Loving Touches ~ Create an elegant wedding for less!

Wedding Cake Topper

Want an elegant wedding but you are trying to keep the costs down and work within a budget? Well, I’ve been there! My son and his sweetheart really wanted something more than backyard nuptials and a barbeque for their summer wedding. Our sweet daughter-in-law-to-be also happens to be an interior designer and her whole firm

Field Trip ~ Ashland Reiki & Wellness Center

Ashland Reiki & Wellness Center

Up on the train to the Boston-area this week to help my sister. Hannah Stein, celebrate the opening of her new shop, Ashland Reiki & Wellness Center. Located in a historic building at 54 Front Street in Ashland, Massachusetts, this new boutique is what shopping local is all about. If you enjoy small shops with personal service,

Fall Fairy Windowbox

Fall Fairy Windowbox

It was time for a windowbox change here at Our Fairfield Home and Garden. Formerly lush summer plantings were becoming leggy and the blooms sporadic, so I wanted a transition into fall. Happening on a clearance table at the Michael’s craft store, two tiny fairy houses drew my eye and gave me an idea! And,

Glam Up Your Wedding Glassware ~ Wedding Flowers for Less

Wedding Flowers in DIY Faux Mercury Glass Vases

What do you do when the bride would like an elegant wedding and you are trying to work within a tight budget? You roll up your sleeves and do-it-yourself, that’s what! Our bride fell in love with the look of mercury glass vases but, at $20 to $80 apiece, that just wasn’t affordable. Read on

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