Fourth of July Porch!

Fourth of July Porch!

You’re a grand old flag………..


……….you’re a high-flying flag……….


………..and forever in peace may you wave!


Well, the Porch is dressed and ready for the Fourth of July!!!


All I needed to do was add FLAGS!!!


A trio in the fern is just enough!


Remember my unusual door “wreaths“…..


….adding a couple of flags to each and they’re ready for the 4th!!


None of the decor has changed from the summer porch….except for adding flags!


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Along with a flag pillow!


And, the swing is complete with another flag pillow!!

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Even my child’s galoshes received some patriotism!!


I placed some patriotic fabric in my patriotic basket….


….added some faux green apples, so the deer aren’t tempted to nibble!


My version of “as American as Apple Pie“!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!!!!!

Until next time…..


Joining these fabulous parties this week:

An Extraordinary Day;   Our Home Away From Home;   You’re Gonna Love it Tuesday;   The Scoop;   Elizabeth & Co:July Garden Party; Inspire Me Tuesday with A Stroll Thru Life;   Hit Me With Your Best Shot@Just a Girl and Her Blog;  Twirl and Take a Bow with All Things Heart and Home

Valentine Porch 2014

Valentine Porch 2014

Transforming my Winter Porch was simple with a little felt, burlap and pip berries!

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Winter Home Tour

Winter Home Tour

I know it’s February……….

…… fact, I’m tweaking my house for Valentine’s day today,


I wanted to post my winter home tour (since I’ve never done one!). So, here ya go!


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Winter Mantel

Winter Mantel

I must make an admission…..I wasn’t going to publish this post.  The pictures are too dark, fuzzy and just below par and I want my blog posts to be kept to a high standard.  But then I had a talk with myself (do you do that?) and decided that no one and nothing is perfect and I will  look back on this in a year, or two or three, and I will have hopefully improved my skills in all areas and appreciate where I was.
So, here ya go!
Keep it simple!

That’s one of my goals this coming year!

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Halloween Decorating – Quick & Easy

Halloween Decorating – Quick & Easy

It seems like just yesterday it was September 1st and I was decorating for fall!!

Halloween really ‘creeped’ up on me this year so I decided to just add a couple of quick and easy touches!!


If you saw my Fall Home Tour, then you know I love to decorate with pumpkins of all types, colors, sizes and textures!

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Fall Mantel

Fall Mantel





This is the look I decided to go with this year!


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Fall Home Tour at ‘The Manor’

Fall Home Tour at ‘The Manor’

Yes, FALL has finally arrived at The Manor!

IMG_5591The front porch got dressed in early September, which you can see HERE, if you happened to miss it!

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