Decorating With Baskets

There are many styles and types of baskets. I like to have a mixture of baskets in my home. If I like look of a basket, I’ll get it! I tend to like the older baskets that have the warm patina to them as well as any basket that has an interesting weave.

I recently found this great round basket at Pier1. The weave and dark color are beautiful. Here I’ve used it as a tray on my coffee table to highlight my Fall decor.

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Fall Decor at “My House”

It’s September! Can you believe it?!?! Countdown to Fall…time to decorate our space with our Fall Decor. Which means money! But, don’t forget…school just started. Which means money! Let’s try to save some money! Dig out some of your old pumpkins, ribbon, etc and let’s get to work!

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So…A Needle Pulling Thread…

No, it’s not the Sound of Music…let’s sew a pillow!

I began sewing about 20 years ago, but I wanted to refresh and refine my skills. I knew that there were probably some “better ways to do things.” So, I signed up for a Sit N Sew class at my local ;Hancock’s Fabric ;store.

The class is really cool because each person can choose their own project. Therefore, you can choose projects that require certain skills that you may want to learn or improve on.

I decided to make a pillow with trim. I made several throw pillows this summer, but I really felt like “my way” was the wrong way. Guess what?…I was right!

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It Was Colonel Mustard, In The Library, With The Candlestick

Thursday, I made a visit to our local Restore “store.” I stumbled across some candlesticks that made me say, “Those are so little and cute!” Usually, when that crosses my mind, the next thought is, “Oh yes. Those are going home with me.”

Here is what I scored for $3.25! Six adorable candlesticks!

Aren’t they cute! I love the two smallest ones. I’m thinking “new collection!”

Now, where to put them…

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Dishes Under Glass

In my kitchen, I have a set of cabinets that have glass doors. For years, I wanted glass door cabinets and when we moved into our current house, I got my wish!

Be careful what you wish for…

Don’t get me wrong…I love them and I’m glad I have them…but they can cause some minor stress when it comes to filling them.

I wanted it to look nice, neat and organized. I wanted it to look beautiful. I didn’t want it to look cluttered, but I wanted it to have a purpose. Too much to ask for???

I think not!

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Lanterns…Two If By Sea

Yesterday I mentioned that I would show you the great mirror I snagged at Restore…Change of plans…I’ll show you that one tomorrow. Let’s talk lanterns…

Lanterns in home decor can add interest and variety to your home. They are available in all shapes and sizes and can serve a variety of functions. They can be old or new. They can be used indoors or out. They can be functional or used solely for decorative purposes.

I have lanterns in several places in my own home. Here I have two hanging candleholders that are not the traditional lantern, but incorporate the style of a hanging lantern. They are from Pottery Barn and I have used them to flank a large piece of artwork.

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