Country Kitchen a la JCPenney?

I’ve seen alot of these JCPenney country kitchen pieces featured in decorating mags this spring, and they’re all on clearance now!  I’m thinking any one of these would look so cute in our dining room: Cottage Kitchen Hutch – now $199 (my fave I think) Or this Buffet for just $149! And lastly this Victorian Buffet & […]

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Ikea Hacker

Courtesy of Ikea Hacker, I now know that if for some reason we don’t like our new Ikea Kitchen Cabinets, we can use them to create a sideboard! There really are amazingly creative ideas on that site.. like the ingenious hack contributed by Andrew of turning this Hemnes Daybed into this eat-in-kitchen area: Wow. I can barely […]

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Outdoor Furniture – Walmart to the Rescue

After two unsuccessful months of monitoring craigslist for nice used patio furniture, we finally caved and ordered the Delahey 6 Piece Wood Patio Dining Set from Walmart.com Yes, I know its politically incorrect to buy from Walmart and I normally try to avoid it when possible, but for $268 (plus $100 shipping) this set was […]

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Ball and claw end table – Chic & Cheap

It was love at first sight when I first spotted this Louis side table from Anthropologie:  But at $598 plus $75 shipping, it’s a little um, pricey.  My “cheap” version? This lovely circa 1930 shabby chic white end table I got at my favorite antique dealer in NYC for $125: At first glance, not so similar.  But they […]

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I hearth Craigslist and our faux fireplace

One of my greatest dissapointments about our 1929 house is that it has no fireplace.  I’m a big fan of the fireplace.. well of the mantel anyway.  Even the house we rented in Fort Lauderdale had one, even if it was just an antique mantel nailed to a flat wall. But the point is that […]

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Astrid chair how I love thee..

I would take this curvaceous Astrid Chair from anthropologie in any of the colors or patterns it comes in and decorate a room around it…though my libra self would never be able to decide which one!

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Chandelier Lust

Our entire house is in need of redecorating.. or decorating really because the previous owner didn’t as far as I can tell. Most of the appliances and fixtures seem to be 70’s era at best. Take this lovely chandelier hanging over the dining room table: (Please note that everything you see here belongs to the […]

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