Friday, December 31, 2021

New Year's Tree

Once in a while I have a post that stands the test of time and I like to share it again. After 12 years this little New Year's Tree still feels relevant and lovely in photos and sentiment. Thinking back 12 years ago, it's a new group of friends and bloggers, now. So I hope you'll enjoy taking a peek at this small nostalgic moment in time to reflect on the New Year.



(please excuse the older camera version)

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

New Year's Eve Tablescape Inspiration

Hi Friends, I wanted to share a few images and ideas in case you are thinking of an impromptu New Year's Eve dinner or small celebration. I'm not a "tablescaper" like some of you, but I thought it would be fun to see a few tablescapes and gather some common themes. I've always wanted to do this, but our anniversary is at the end of December, so I've never gotten around to planning one. But that didn't keep me from admiring and checking out some fun inspiration for a vintage vibe New Year's Eve gathering. I thought I'd share some wonderful Pinterest ideas...




Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Wrapping Up the Year at All About Home #124

Hello friends and Welcome
 to the All About Home Link Party!

Here we are at the very last week of the year and 2022 is upon us!
I'm not sad to leave this year (and last year) behind.
I pray you had a beautiful Christmas and wishing you a 
Healthy and Happy New Year!


Thank you so much for taking the time to come by and share what you're up to 
this very busy Holiday week. We always look forward to seeing all
 the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardens, and recipes that you are all creating 
for the Holiday season.






Friday, December 24, 2021

Wooden Christmas Star on the Potting Bench

Hey There Friends, you know me, there's always a last minute bit of holiday fun that I want to share. My sister brought by my Christmas gift last weekend so we could enjoy it a bit before Christmas this week.



Wednesday, December 22, 2021

New and Old Finds for Christmas in the Garden Room


I just had to share a couple of sweet new finds for Christmas. Once I saw them they pestered me until I said yes and found them in my online "cart". I rarely buy on impulse (unless I'm at the vintage market); I take time to think on things and roll them around in my head for awhile. I hate to pay full price for something, and usually wait for a good sale. But, I just happened to be Christmas shopping, when I found something adorable (and on sale) that really needed to come live in my Cookbook Cupboard.







Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Christmas is Here at All About Home #123

Hello friends and Welcome
 to the All About Home Link Party!

I can hardly believe Christmas is this week. Are you ready? I still have a few things to do, but I'm so looking forward to spending a little time with our family. Last year was not one I ever want to repeat. So I hope this year it will be a little more "normal" and that you're going to have time with your family. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to come by and share what you're up to this very busy Holiday week. We always look forward to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardens, and recipes that you are all creating for the Holiday season.






Sunday, December 19, 2021

A Very Merry Christmas in the Holiday Cupboard

Hello there friends. I know you all are feeling it too, just one week till Christmas and it seems I don't have everything accomplished that I've wanted to do. I still have a few pics to share from around the house. Here we are in the Garden Room where the Holiday Cupboard is my fun spot to decorate. So I'm squeezing it in with a few more posts around the house next week. 





Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Vintage Christmas Home Tour

Hello Friends, today I'm super excited to be part of a wonderful Christmas Tour of Homes with a bit of a twist.  Our good friend Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home has put together a great group of bloggers to share how we decorate our homes for Christmas with vintage pieces and decor. Some of us are fortunate enough to live in historic homes, and others of us just love antiques and vintage furniture that we use to give our spaces a vintage vibe.



Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Christmas on a Vintage Silver Tray

Hi Friends, I'm so glad you're here today because I'm joining in with a great bunch of bloggers for a really fun get together. We're sharing Holiday inspirational ideas for some easy decorating for Christmas. I think most of us have some kind of tray, shallow basket, or antique pan that can easily be dressed up with greenery, candles, dishes etc. for a unique and even functional addition to our Christmas decor. Let's grab some inspiration for an easy movable decor vignette.




Monday, December 13, 2021

Christmas Cheer at All About Home #122

Hello friends and Welcome
 to the All About Home Link Party!

Oh my goodness, less than 2 weeks till Christmas! Are you all ready? Please tell me that you've not yet wrapped all the presents and that the Christmas cards aren't finished... Thank you for taking the time to come by and share what you're up to this very busy week. We always look forward to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardens, and recipes that you are all creating for the Holiday season.






Saturday, December 11, 2021

It's a Merry Little Christmas in the Kitchen


Hello Everyone, it's time for my annual Kitchen post. I know... It's terrible that I don't get around to sharing my kitchen more often. I don't decorate much here in the kitchen, (because the rest of the house is always done up) and it seems that it's always in use. But Hey, it's Christmastime and there are a few fun Christmas goodies  hanging around this time of year.





Thursday, December 9, 2021

Snowy White Churches on the Old Sideboard


If you all remember, the sideboard was one of those family pieces that lived in the basement the last several houses we've had. I had a few pieces that I wouldn't /couldn't part with that had been handed down for at least a generation or so. I loved them, but just didn't have a spot for them in the main living areas. The sideboard was from my grandmother's home and is from the late 1800's. It was black with old varnish at that point, then we refurbished it in the late 70's and it stayed with a sealing oil finish until we moved here 3 years ago. Since I painted it white with ASCP I've fallen in love with it all over again. 






Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Christmas Fun at All About Home #121

Hello friends and Welcome
 to the All About Home Link Party!
So many fun Christmas decor and DIY posts from you all. 
And, the food and dessert recipes...yum... Glad you're here!

Thank you for taking the time to come by and share 
what you're up to this week. We always look forward 
to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardening,  
and recipes that you are all creating for the seasons.






Saturday, December 4, 2021

Elegant Gold Gilt Pears

A few years ago I found myself getting into a bit of a rut in my Dining Room with Christmas decor. If I find pieces that I like, it's easy for me to rely on the same look from one year to the next. I have a lot of vintage "kitch-y" fun stuff that I use in the Garden Room, but in the Dining Room I like to do something a little more French Country. Tartan plaid can still be found in here, but I've wanted to try some new/different ideas with a more elegant country vibe.






Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Christmas Cheer with Father Christmas and Friends

Hello Everyone, can you even believe we're heading into December and the official start to the Christmas Season? I've been busy for a couple of weeks making the changeover from Thanksgiving to Christmas and I'm so excited to be a part of a fun holiday gathering today, hosted by our friend Chas from Chas Crazy Creations. Thanks so much to Chas for putting together this fun Hop!




Monday, November 29, 2021

Here Comes Christmas at All About Home #120

Hello friends and Welcome
 to the All About Home Link Party!
We're officially heading to Christmas now,
so we're all excited about the fresh ideas 
and inspiration of the Holiday Season.

Thank you for taking the time to come by and share 
what you're up to this week. We always look forward 
to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardening,  
and recipes that you are all creating for the seasons.






Saturday, November 27, 2021

A Trip to The Ozark Mill and Other Weekend Thoughts

I haven't shared a post on "real life" lately. Actually, things are usually pretty quiet and uneventful around here, especially this last 2 years. I don't get out near as much because of the Covid situation, and the fact that I had back surgery last summer. I'll talk more about that in a bit. But I wanted to share a fun outing my husband and I had a few weeks ago...



Wednesday, November 24, 2021

A Mantle in Transition and A Rustic Centerpiece

Are you ready for Thanksgiving, friends?

We're on our own, the two of us, so I've been using this last week to do the transition from Fall / Thanksgiving to Christmas decor. I won't say it's been a quick process, but I did have one area that was relatively easy because I had a few of the elements already in place... The mantel in the Hearth Room.



Monday, November 22, 2021

The Holidays are Here at All About Home #119

Hello friends and Welcome
 to the All About Home Link Party!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
This will be a busy one for all of us as we spend time
 with our families this week,
and many of us will be starting on our Holiday decor 
just as soon as we get the leftovers in the fridge.

Thank you for taking the time to come by and share 
what you're up to this week. We always look forward 
to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardening,  
and recipes that you are all creating for the seasons.






Friday, November 19, 2021

It's A Plaid Christmas in the Cookbook Cupboard

Hi Friends, I've been getting started decorating for Christmas this last week, so my house has been a total mixup. You too?  Boxes and tubs filled with fun, once a year items to unwrap and enjoy. I like to change things up a bit each year, but some things are just "traditional". I use red Tartan plaid only once a year, so at Christmas I welcome all my collection and let it saturate my house.



Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Farmhouse Thanksgiving in the Garden Room

Hello Friends, even though many of us have moved on to Christmas decor and posts, I still have several photos of this year's Thanksgiving decor that I want to share. I like to keep a visual diary of my holiday decor here on the blog. That way I can look back next year for some inspiration, and maybe some of you might like to take a peek, too. I've tried to condense a lot of photos so that I can cover the whole Thanksgiving Garden Room into one bigger post. 




Monday, November 15, 2021

Late November Fun at All About Home #118

Hello friends and Welcome
 to the All About Home Link Party!
Oh golly, Thankgiving will be here in a week and Christmas close behind!
Many of us are still enjoying November and Thanksgiving
and at the same time starting to decorate some areas for Christmas.
Let's enjoy the best of both!!

Thank you for taking the time to come by and share 
what you're up to this week. We always look forward 
to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardening,  
and recipes that you are all creating for the seasons.






Sunday, November 14, 2021

Vintage Step Ladder on the Back Porch

Hi Friends, so glad you're here today. First off, I could subtitle this post as
"One Vintage Ladder- Two Seasons for Fun Vintage Decor".

Our friend Cindy from County Road 407 has created this fun vintage Hop, where we join in to share our vintage pieces in fun ways and to hopefully bring some great inspiration. Today there's a small group of us showing how we've used this month's topic which is.... drum roll please... vintage ladders! 




Thursday, November 11, 2021

Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Holiday Cupboard

Hi there Friends, I'm feeling a bit behind on getting all my Thanksgiving posts out in a timely manner. In truth, this season rolls by way too fast for me. I love Thanksgiving and love to savor this time of year, when the temps are finally cooling off and a warm woolen blanket is welcome in the evening and when enjoying a cup of something hot on the back porch.



Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Fall Feathered Friends

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the Fall With Feathered Friends Blog Hop! It's November, and time for our annual celebration of Thanksgiving. For the last 5 years Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home has hosted a Hop where we can share our Thanksgiving decor and any and all ways we enjoy our gatherings for the holiday. If you're coming from  Amber's place, I'm so glad you're here and following the Hop. I hope you are enjoying a little taste of how we each prepare for Thanksgiving. 






Monday, November 8, 2021

All About Home #117

Hello friends and Welcome
 to the All About Home Link Party!
Are you counting down to Thankgiving... and Christmas?
I know a lot of us are enjoying November and Thanksgiving
and at the same time thinking about Christmas preparations and decor.
Now's the time for the best of both!!

Thank you for taking the time to come by and share 
what you're up to this week. We always look forward 
to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardening,  
and recipes that you are all creating for the seasons.






Saturday, November 6, 2021

French Country Thanksgiving in the Dining Room


Hi Friends, I hope you're having a lovely weekend, wherever you may be. 
I'm still sharing Thanksgiving Decor here,
because well, it's still the first week of November
and we haven't even had Thanksgiving yet.
So... I'm still enjoying all the vintage goodness
that late Fall brings.




Thursday, November 4, 2021

Cozying Up the Back Porch

November is here and it's time to bring out the warm snuggly blankets, long underwear, and cups of yummy hot cider. My wish for cooler, sweater weather has arrived and plunked itself down right here in Southern Missouri. It seems like each year the summers get longer, but then poof... overnight we plunge from the upper 80's into the 50's with an overnight jet stream.




Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Welcoming November at All About Home #116

Hello friends and Welcome
 to the All About Home Link Party!


Now that we're into November and late fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas 
decor fun will be filling the blogs and giving us tons of great
 projects and DIYs; ideas and inspiration. 
Thank you for taking the time to come by and share 
what you're up to this week. We always look forward 
to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardening,  
and recipes that you are all creating for the seasons.






Sunday, October 31, 2021

French Country Corner in the Dining Room





Hello Friends, well, it's the end of October, and "Fall" has finally "fallen" 
here in SW Missouri.  We didn't have what I call a normal fall transition 
in the weather. There really haven't been but a few days that were 
bright and sunny and in the 60's. We went from upper 80's to cold and rainy
 and 50's in just a matter of a week. I guess many of you are dealing 
with the same strange weather systems. 


Thursday, October 28, 2021

Late Fall Mantel with Woodland Friends



I did a little tweaking in the Hearth Room for late Fall by bringing out my two Fall Friends to hang out on the mantel. My chippy concrete owl and the old squirrel bank took their spot of honor. Our weather has finally changed to the cooler temps that should come with the last week of October, so some darker and heavier textiles will be feeling at home in here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Late October Fun at All About Home #115

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 to the All About Home Link Party!

Well, it finally feels like Fall around here. We had a line of storms come through Sunday and now we're down in the 50's for a high. The leaves are flying off the trees and I'm determined to get out this week for a country drive before all the leaves are gone! I hope you're enjoying your weeks of October too. It's an amazing time of year!

During the Fall we have so many fun projects and DIYs;
 it's always an abundance of great posts, ideas and inspiration. 
Thank you for taking the time to come by and share 
what you're up to this week. We always look forward 
to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardening,  
and recipes that you are all creating. 






Sunday, October 24, 2021

October Garden Room and the Baker's Rack





With October slipping through our fingers, November will be here in a quick minute. Then come preparations for Thanksgiving and before we know it Christmas is on our doorstep...literally. I love late Fall and Thanksgiving, so I'm not one to skip it and move directly to Christmas. I brought out my tubs for Thanksgiving goodies and started to clear off the Baker's Rack and wicker pieces when I realized that whoops... I hadn't actually shared the Garden Room since August.  

Thursday, October 21, 2021

October Entry with the Snow Owls




Last week I shared a sweet little DIY on my Glitter Snow Owls that I made about 9 years ago, and use each year this last bit in October and early November. Fall is the perfect time for "owling" and I've been intrigued with them and vintage illustrations for years. I remember as a child living in the country, the unmistakable "hoots" before I fell asleep at night. And yes, they're a tad bit spooky so that fits in with this time of year.



Tuesday, October 19, 2021

October Inspiration at All About Home #114

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 to the All About Home Link Party!

Finally it's cooling down a bit and we're seeing more color in the trees. We've had a lot of rain, so let's bring Full-On Fall! Fall and Holiday creativity is abounding this time of year, and I had such a good time going through all the amazing links this last week! It's hard to keep up with all the fun going on, as October seems to take on a life of it's own. Hang On!...were rolling toward the Big Holidays! 

This time of year we have so many fun Fall projects and DIYs;
 it's always an abundance of great posts, ideas and inspiration. 
Thank you for taking the time to come by and share 
what you're up to this week. We always look forward 
to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardening,  
and recipes that you are all creating. 






Sunday, October 17, 2021

Elegant Glitter Snow Owls DIY

As the calendar goes, it's a little late in the season to be sharing Fall DIY projects, but I was ready to post my Late October Entry where I'm using my pretty little Glitter Snow Owls. So before I shared my current October Entry, I wanted to post again how my little Glitter Owls came to be. 





Friday, October 15, 2021

Romancing the October Holiday Cupboard

Last year for the "first" October Holiday Cupboard, it was natural for me to come up with a whimsical theme for late October. But this year, as I do in any seasonal display, I like to stretch a little bit and use different vintage items to create something seasonal and holiday compatible. So instead of just using vintage pumpkins and Fall critters (which I love), this time I brought out some "romantic" vintage items to give it an altogether new look.




Monday, October 11, 2021

October Inspiration at All About Home #113

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 to the All About Home Link Party!

Anyone else out there that wants to grab ahold and slow down October? It's my favorite month of the year and I want to be able to savor each moment! The leaves haven't even changed yet and October is slipping away. Christmas decor and projects have already started showing up in blogland. OKay, I get it, I just want to drink in the colors of Fall without Santa Claus banging on the door!

This time of year we have so many fun Fall projects and DIYs;
 it's always an abundance of great posts, ideas and inspiration. 
Thank you for taking the time to come by and share what you're up to this week. 
We always look forward to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardening,
 and recipes that you are all creating. 






Sunday, October 10, 2021

Foraging for Fall on the Potting Bench

Hello friends, hope you're having a lovely Fall weekend! Earlier in the week I shared my meager Fall Cottage Front Porch with a few fall accents, mums and pumpkins. So today I want to show how I foraged around my yard to put together a couple of floral arrangements gleaned from bushes and the last of the summer flower containers. I'm out on the covered patio out back with the Potting Bench.





Friday, October 8, 2021

Fall Cottage Front Porch




It's taken me a minute to get things rounded up for the Fall Front Porch this year. Every project takes me three times as long since the back surgery. I'm on track with recovery, it's just a lengthy recovery and I can't move too fast or work too long. I started with a few mums which replaced the sad moth-eaten impatiens that we planted in the vintage concrete pots on either side of the steps. Then I added a few pumpkins, but before I even finished up the first stage of fall the squirrels had started eating them.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Joy of Fall at All About Home #112

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 to the All About Home Link Party!


Yay for October, I've been looking forward to it's arrival!
I hope you all are enjoying the goodness of Fall fun 
and the cooler temps that October brings.

This time of year we have so many fun Fall projects and DIYs;
 it's always an abundance of great posts, ideas and inspiration. 
Thank you for taking the time to come by and share what you're up to this week. 
We always look forward to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardening,
 and recipes that you are all creating. 






Sunday, October 3, 2021

Welcome to October

Hello Friends and Happy October!
It's always been one of my "favoritest" times of the year.
No birthdays or special occasions.
(whoops, well yes, my husband proposed in October)
I just love the crisp, colorful changes that happen in this month.



Friday, October 1, 2021

Fall Centerpiece Basket with Pumpkins

I knew I wanted to try something different on the farm table this early Fall for a centerpiece. I usually have my big wooden vintage ice cream bucket filled with faux florals, and I love it... just wanted something a bit different. When I find something that works well in a space I sometimes get a little lazy and do the minimum. But after my vintage shopping trip a while back I had some new inspiration and ideas to try.





Tuesday, September 28, 2021

All About Home Link Party #111

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 to the All About Home Link Party!

Hard to believe that we're heading into the last week of September! We're back to a few days of upper 80's right now, but I know we'll be back to the mid-70's soon. I'm all about enjoying the cool days and evenings of early Fall. I always have a renewal of energy and enjoyment of life in general when the weather starts to cool down. 

This time of year we have so many fun Fall projects and DIYs;
 it's always an abundance of great posts, ideas and inspiration. 
Thank you for taking the time to come by and share what you're up to this week. 
We always look forward to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardening,
 and recipes that you are all creating. 






Friday, September 24, 2021

Fall Leaf Wreath on the Mantel

We finally made it to Fall and I'm so excited! I've been looking forward to this season for a while now. I love each season, but decorating for Fall is just my favorite time of year!




Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Fun Fall Projects and Decor at All About Home #110

Hello friends and Welcome to the All About Home Link Party!


The first day of Fall is Wednesday! And this week our weather is supposed
 to be transitioning to 70's instead of the upper 90's. It's an understatement 
to say that this has been long awaited! 
This time of year we have so many fun Fall projects and DIYs;
 it's always an abundance of great posts, ideas and inspiration. 

Thank you for taking the time to come by and share what you're up to this week. 
We always look forward to seeing all the great DIYs, decor, crafts, gardening,
 and recipes that you are all creating. 






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