china & glass · French Country Decorating

China Craze: Finding My Dishes the Perfect Home

I admit it, I LOVE china. Heck, I love dishes in all forms: china, glass, pottery it all somehow finds ways to come home with me. When I stop at flea markets or antique stores, I usually can't resist the transparent white quality of an antique milk glass cake stand. And, depression glass in all it's… Continue reading China Craze: Finding My Dishes the Perfect Home

rustic furniture

Green with Envy: Creating a Sweet Outdoor Room

Each morning, I take a long walk along the Maine coast, returning home through a neighborhood of  grand vintage coastal homes. I feel as if I watch the changing of the seasons with each step. The ocean and the landscape surroundings look slightly different each day. Plants bud and blossom, birds return from the south, the sounds… Continue reading Green with Envy: Creating a Sweet Outdoor Room

farmhouse table · French Country Decorating

Parting With My Old Table is Bittersweet

Today, I'm on a mission: find a perfect farmhouse table. For the past 10 years, I've been eeking along with a too small, slightly broken table that I inherited from my mother. I dislike just about everything about it, from the wobbly base to the chipped laminate top. However, this decision is bittersweet. This old table and I have come a long way...afterall,… Continue reading Parting With My Old Table is Bittersweet