Icons of "Home"

idyl·lic Pronunciation: ī-ˈdi-lik, chiefly British i- Function: adjective Date: 1856 1 : pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity 2 : of, relating to, or being an idyll When making checklists for all of the things we want to do to our (soon-to-be) new house, I realized how many things have been ingrained in my mind […]

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April 14, 2009

Happy Easter!!

We were dying eggs & I thought I’d take a quick pre-pic & share!! (That’s my new vintage silver bowl I found at Lucketts last weekend!! 🙂 I was going to attempt to photograph a tablesetting & just didn’t get the chance, but see how easy & pretty a bowl full of eggs could be […]

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April 12, 2009

The Search for Home: CONTRACT SIGNED!!!

I KNOW how scary this place looks right now… and I need help!!   We finally got the contract back signed today and are scheduled to close in a month if all inspections go well. (!!!! craziness!!!) 🙂   If anyone has ideas for me on the front of this house, I’d LOVE them. (please! […]

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April 1, 2009

Design Persuasion

Design Decisions. We all have to make them. And except for the lucky few of us, most of us have to make these decisions with some type of approval, agreement or acceptance from a spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend or roommate. (For the rest of this post, I’ll simply say “partner”) It’s often difficult to […]

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March 20, 2009

The Search for Home: The Treehouse

So we’ve put in an offer on a house & are waiting to hear back. eeeeeeeek!! I’ll wait to post a photo of the front of the house until I know if we’re getting it or not. Below is an inspiration image (of Chaffee Braithwaite’s home featured in Cottage Living) for the feeling I’m going […]

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March 18, 2009

Spring Table Setting

A few months ago, I was at the Old Lucketts Store in Leesburg doing some shopping for a friend when I came across this (beautiful!!!) set of china for only $64!!!! We had gone all the way out there & hit traffic and the store was closing & they were nice enough to let us […]

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March 14, 2009

The Search for Home: The Bungalow

This is a house that’s been on my list for over 2 years & it’s gone down over $120,000 since I’ve had my sights on it. (Funny how in-demand my favorites are, right?!! 😉 It’s a bungalow built in 1911, is in the same town my husband works & is about 20 minutes away from […]

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March 12, 2009

"Branch In!"

As I looked out the kitchen window yesterday morning, I saw it: Spring!!! The teeniest little lime green buds on the trees had appeared over the weekend!!! (I think it was that 80 degree weather!!) And they’re even bigger today. So, it got me thinking of reaccessorizing & one of the easiest & cheapest (I […]

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March 11, 2009



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