Category Archives: decorating

Bright and beautiful sunflower bouquet

Some of the sunflowers survived the terrible storm incident earlier in the summer. They are hardy plants, and although our plan to disguise the neighbor’s house didn’t turn out as well as we thought it would, we have been able … Continue reading

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Bringing the outdoors in

Inside the house you’ll find reminders of the outdoors. A vase of flowers, fresh picked vegetables on the kitchen counter, and a bowl of rocks in the living room. I don’t know why we seem to collect rocks. After a … Continue reading

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Thoughts

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” Gautuma Buddah.

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Look

“Look beyond every single thing you see. There’s always something behind.” – Wilson Kanadi

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

This week’s challenge asked us to pick up our cameras, look around, and shoot a photo TODAY. What a good challenge — to observe our surroundings, to find beauty in the everyday. Very zen. These smooth stones are stacked in … Continue reading

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Outdoor rooms? Porches are wonderful

Most of the houses in our neighborhood were built in the era when front porches were essential outdoor rooms. Our porch gets full shade all afternoon and evening. On our porch we added comfortable seating, tables for cool drinks and … Continue reading

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How to build a bouquet

We’ve planted our garden, not as a traditional flower cutting garden, but as one that will flower for at least three seasons. When we’re gathering cut flowers for an arrangement anything that’s blooming is fair game, even things from the … Continue reading

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Bring life to your walls with paint and imagination

By now you’ve probably realized that our decorating style is far from traditional. You’ll find bold paint colors and unconventional choices wherever you look. This mural was painted by Christe and our friend Mary (who also painted the kitchen ceiling) … Continue reading

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Who says ceilings must be plain? Go wild with color and design

With a little paint (okay, a lot of paint) and some talent (okay, our friend Mary is a professional) and inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright we were able to transform our plain white ceiling into something much more interesting. Our … Continue reading

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Stained glass

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Having a stained glass artist in the house is a delight. This piece hangs in our front window.

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