Category: Home decor

DIY ~ Garden Hose Wreaths

Hose Wreath with Watering Can

 DIY ~ Garden Hose Wreaths      I have been wanting to make hose wreaths for some time now. Unfortunately, all our garden hoses are in good shape, so I actually broke down and bought a 25 foot garden hose! It was held together with four large, black twist ties which I reused in the

DIY ~ Spring Wreaths

Naural wreath made of dried plant materials.

    I am all about using natural materials, making pretty things and spending little or no money doing it! Here’s a little project that would be a sweet gift or home accent for yourself. These wreaths made of dried plant materials can be colored to suit your decor or left as nature intended. Best

Be My Valentine! (Win an Amaryllis!)

Cross Stitch Heart Sachet

     Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Time to dream up some ways to make your family and friends feel extra special! Here are some suggestions from Our Fairfield Home and Garden and a give-away from Longfield Gardens!  Cross Stitch a fragrant sachet or knit something warm for your loved ones. Remember that

Valentine’s Day Windowboxes

Valentine's Day Windowbox

It is a balmy 32 degrees Fahrenheit today, perfect for switching the winter windowboxes over for Valentine’s Day! As I was thinking up a design for these Valentine’s Day Windowboxes, my first order of business was to salvage the winter greens and keep it simple. Can you tell I’m not so crazy about the cold?

Our Fairfield Home and Garden’s Top 2014 Posts

Our Fairfield Home & Garden's Top Ten Posts of 2014

  Our Fairfield Home and Garden has had a great year! Garden and home projects that look great, are economical and able to be done by the average person are our focus. Here are the readers’ favorites for 2014. Just wait. I have lots more up my sleeve for 2015!  Number 1 of all Our

Natural Holiday Bird Wreath

Natural Holiday Bird Wreath

Make a Natural Holiday Bird Wreath  Want to decorate naturally for the holidays and feed the birds, too? Mt. Cuba Center held a wonderful workshop on “Making Natural Holiday Wreaths Birds Will Love” and my friend and I were two of the happy participants. Under the tutelage of Donna Wiley and Bev Kostek, we all created our

Rustic Watering Cans Windowboxes & More

Wateringcans Windowbox

 Rustic Watering Cans Windowboxes      Using watering cans collected over the years, greens cut from our trees and shrubs and some little Dollar Store snowflakes, I put together our rustic winter windowboxes in about an hour. Because I am such an avid gardener, these winter displays suit me well and can stay up until

Flowering Holiday Bulbs

Flowering Holiday Bulbs

    Flowering holiday bulbs create an extra special touch to your holiday decor and make wonderful gifts. Paperwhites and Amaryllis are two of the most popular bulbs for indoor forcing. Often sold in kits, be careful to inspect the bulbs first. Select plump, firm bulbs when choosing them individually at a nursery or garden

Crack-Me-Up-O-Lantern Contest Results!

Third Place Winner

The votes are in, the results are tabulated and we are now announcing the winners of the 2014, 1st Annual “Crack-Me-Up–Lantern” Pumpkin Decorating Contest” (say that 10 times fast, I dare you!).   There were such a bunch of wonderful, imaginative entries in our just-for-fun, non-competitive competition, all vying for the title of Creator Of The


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