BACK PORCH SPRING CLEANING: Part I

Well, Spring is here, and that means Spring cleaning, so I have started with the back porch. It has taken a few days to get it done, but it has been worth all the work!  Now that it is finished, it is my favorite place to be. I start my

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PICKING WITH CHRYS

MY OLD RUSTY BED: I get so many questions about where and how I find my picking-treasures that I decided maybe it was time to start sharing some of my best finds and how they came about! So I'm going to start a new feature on the blog called "

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CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE

I usually share decorating ideas on my blog posts, but I have decided that there are so many other topics to share, and I need to venture out a little bit! I don't plan to stop sharing my decorating ideas, but I will also be sharing some other things such

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CHRISTMAS MEMORIES

My favorite Christmas memory was when I was 6 or 7 years old. We had moved to Birmingham, AL but most of our family still lived in Montgomery..   A few weeks before Christmas we made a trip back to Montgomery to see my grandparents and family for the weekend.

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PREPARING FOR THANKSGIVING

I don’t know about you, but for me, the days seem to be flying by, and before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here. At this point, I am most concerned about getting the house ready for the family and friends that will be joining us. I’m sure you know

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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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Blue Willow Home & Farm

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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