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MY FAVORITE HOSTESS/TEACHER/JUST BECAUSE GIFT

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are off to a great start this first official week of the Christmas season! This week officially marks the start of many get-togethers, dinners and cocktail parties, which means hostess gifts will be needed, as well, so I am hopping on here to re-share one of…

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TIPS FOR HANGING A FLOOR-TO-CEILING PHOTO GALLERY WALL

I love a beautiful photo gallery wall; I can’t think of a better way to add a little drama and personalization to your space than a wall full of the faces of those we love. We’ve had one in every house we’ve lived in, but it wasn’t until I saw this hallway in this project…

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HOW TO MAKE A DEMIJOHN LAMP

I’ve had quite the love affair with demijohn lamps since I first laid eyes on one in this Sag Harbor property years ago – so much so, in fact, I devoted an entire blog post to it here. I love how much interest and drama they add to a corner or side table, but I…

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DIY HALLOWEEN BATS

I shared a photo on Insta yesterday of some bat decorations I put up every year for the kids and I got so many questions about where I found them, that I decided to do a post on them here! I actually made these myself years ago; I printed out a bat template online and…

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USING FLOWER FROGS FOR ARRANGEMENTS

I’ve been arranging blooms far longer than I’ve known what a flower frog is, but ever since I discovered them, they’ve been a favorite must-have for gorgeous arrangements and centerpieces! A flower frog is made out of glass, pottery or metal with a bunch of holes in the top and which is made to sit…

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HOW TO MAKE A BOOK PAGE WREATH

I said I’d never make another one of these book page wreaths years ago because they were so time consuming, but then fast forward almost a decade and here I am, hot gluing my fingers together and absolutely eating my words! I used to make these for friends and family back when I didn’t have…

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HOW WE KEEP OUR TREE ALIVE THROUGH THE NEW YEAR

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are easing into decorating for the most wonderful time of the year! We spent the holiday up north, but drove home Saturday so we could grab a tree before they were all gone and boy, did we find a beauty of a nine footer! If it…

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HOW TO DRY LIMELIGHTS AT HOME

I’ve been trying to post more projects in real time, but I’ve failed miserably lately, so bookmark this one for next summer! I’ve always loved limelight hydrangeas and have them on my table all summer and fall, but I’ve never thought to dry them and enjoy them through the winter until now! My neighbor has…

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TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS LAST LONGER

Flowers are one of those little things that just end up bringing so much joy and this summer has been no exception.  In spring, my daughter and I planted pots brimming with globe amaranth, zinnias, cosmos, dianthus, rosemary, basil, chocolate mint, and the vases and vessels teeming with blooms around the house have been bountiful…

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NEW YEAR, NEW (OLD) CHAIRS

I’ve never really been one for new year resolutions, but there is always a running list of things I like to tackle and change up around the house this time of year and 2021 is no exception. First up is a new set of chairs for our breakfast table. I absolutely LOVED the French bistro…

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AN EASY WAY TO DRESS UP INEXPENSIVE POTTED ORCHIDS

Potted orchids are one of my favorite hostess, teacher, housewarming and “just because” gifts; with the holidays quickly approaching, it’s so easy to pop into the grocery store and grab one to take to dinner, along with a bottle of wine for the hostess, or send a few to school for teacher’s gifts for Thanksgiving!…

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR HYDRANGEAS FRESH FOR WEEKS

Last week, I posted a photo of a tablesetting on Instagram and mentioned that the hydrangeas in the center were going two weeks strong. You wouldn’t believe the response I got in comments and DM’s, asking my secret! Well, today I’m sharing because, for one, it’s so easy (and works every time!) but also because…