A VINTAGE CHRISTMAS

I have always loved Christmas and decorating our home for Christmas each year! When we moved into this home several years ago, the fact that it was a country home influenced the way I decorated it that first Christmas, and I have continued to use a similar theme each Christmas

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A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

I hope you have enjoyed the first two posts about discovering the Dixie Art Colony cabin and also about the fascinating history of the property and the Dixie Art Colony. Now it is time for the third and final post in this series. In this post we will share what

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IF ONLY WALLS COULD TALK!

Have you ever had an experience where you found yourself involved in something that at first seemed random, but as your involvement deepened, there were so many coincidences that you couldn’t help but think…this was meant to be. Some higher power led me to this place of discovery. Shown above

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NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS

In part-one of this three-part post about our weekend lake retreat, I'm going to share a story that I never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever be telling! It's a story about a longtime dream coming true, however the dream was too small and when it all came

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FINALLY FALL ARRIVES

After what seemed like a long hot summer, it’s finally fall in the south and I couldn’t be happier about it! I love fall and everything that goes along with it. I especially love decorating my old home every fall. This past weekend Mr. Blue and I took a little

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AN IDEAL SPOT TO READ & NAP

For many years I lived in a sweet little Arts and Crafts bungalow on a quiet street. I have many happy memories from my years there and lots of those memories are of time I spent on the sun porch. The sun porch there had previously been a small screened

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THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS…

For quite a while I have had an empty place on a wall in my living room that needed to be filled! I have an old potting bench that is really special and I needed something special to go above it. I had several things that were a possibility but

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EVERY HOME HAS A STORY

Each home has a story that is uniquely its own and Blue Willow Home & Farm is certainly no exception. Our “Arts and Crafts” style country home, once called Hillcrest, built in Shorter, Alabama in 1933 by Dr. and Mrs. Benson Booth is certainly steeped in rich history. As I

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“PICKIN” IN FORT PAYNE

Recently my friend Elizabeth and I took a day trip to Fort Payne, Alabama to do some “pickin.” We planned the trip several weeks in advance, so as the day of the trip grew closer I became more and more excited with each passing day! Anyone that knows me well

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MY BREAKFAST ROOM

It's certainly no secret that I love old houses and all the charm of them! When we started looking for another house the only ones I would look at were the old ones. While house hunting, there were a few things on my list that I really wanted; like a

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