The New Vintage from addapinch.com

The New Vintage :: Retro Right Now

Vintage is in. One of housewares trends that is very popular is vintage-inspired and repurposed home goods. Retro is definitely in style right now. I am such a sentimental girl. I cherish antiques from my grandmother. I adore family heirlooms handed down to me from my Mama or my husband’s mother. I get excited when read more »

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American Dream Builders

I have a confession. I am seriously design challenged. I mean, seriously. Don’t get me wrong, I know exactly what I want.  In my mind and when I see it. Thankfully, my husband is the yin to my yang, the perfect compliment. I often tell him the masters degree he earned with his years in read more »

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3 Steps to Create Classic Curb Appeal

It’s that time of the year to start thinking about sprucing up outside. The air is beginning to become crisp and cool, trick-or-treaters will soon be knocking on your door for candy for Halloween, quickly followed by guests for Thanksgiving, and then Christmas! Can you believe it?     So, it is the perfect time read more »

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Visiting the Bosch Design Center

A while back, I was invited by Bosch to work with their company to conduct an in-home test of their newest model of dishwasher, the Bosch 800 Series with a 3rd Rack. Since my husband and I installed a Bosch dishwasher in our home when we built our house eleven years ago, I know the read more »

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How to Set a Traditional Easter Table

As you may know, I am a contributor on Houzz where each month I create an Ideaboard around a specific idea or theme. This month, with Easter fast approaching, I decided to focus on a few of my favorite things for setting a beautifully traditional Easter table. Bright whites, pastels, sparkling glass and silver, it read more »

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Pillow Love

A while back I noticed that all of my throw pillows on my sofas were looking tattered from years of being tossed about and well-loved on by a little boy. Years of the fringe being pulled and fiddled with and the pillow repeatedly being thrown into the air like a baseball tends to have that read more »

Enamelware Finds from addapinch.com

Enamelware {Houzz Ideabook}

  I’ve become quite addicted to enamelware. New, vintage, worn, or in perfect condition – I love it all. My personal favorite has always been pure white with edges in blue or red, but I’m also drawn to creamy, dreamy colors as well. This month, my contributed ideabook for Houzz is all about enamelware!   read more »

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Outdoor Party Lighting {Mingle Monday}

Last weekend, my husband and I hosted, along with a few other couples, a wedding party for our nephew and his soon to be bride. As soon as we decided that the party would be held in our back yard, I knew I wanted to use plenty of lighting for the evening party.   My read more »

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Hydrangea Lovin’ {Mingle Monday}

  My Grandmother always had the most beautiful hydrangea bushes near her porch. As I would run past on my way to her door, blue snowflakes would seem to fall from the heavy globes forming a varying blue blanket on the ground. Her cat, Albert, peeping through from under the bush, would pounce at the read more »