FOUND INSPIRATION

I am often asked where my ideas come from, and usually, they are original ideas that rattle around in my brain until I decide it's time to do something with them. But sometimes I find inspiration from others in the photographs they share. Photographs I saw in a magazine a

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“THE SHINEY MOON”

While working on this project, I often thought about a quote written by the Chinese philosopher Confucius. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Four years ago, when we bought our cabin on Lake Jordan, all we could think about was the cabin itself and the grounds around it.

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A NEW BUNDLE OF JOY!

I am sure each of you have had events in your lives that you remember so vividly that years later you still know exactly where you were, what you were doing, and how you reacted at the time. I experienced an event like that last summer, on a memorable day

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THE POWER OF CHANGE

One of my first Blue Willow posts focused on my dining room at our home located in the country. In that post, I talked about how I had made changes that were inspired by a magazine article and how I replaced my very traditional dining room table and chairs with

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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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