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Anita Diaz
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The dining chair dilemma...
Despite my excitement on finding eight of these Duncan Phyfe style chairs on craigslist seven years ago, they have proven to be super uncomfortable and not very practical.  When I designed the table, in another house, I used ladder back chairs. Sadly, when ...

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Hickory Ridge Porch at Balsam Mountain Preserve
I have loved the opportunity to do some seasonal design work at a friend's house at Balsam Mountain Preserve .  When she asked me to add a little summer pizzaz to her porch, I quickly jumped at the chance.  At first, I just added some plants and a few of th...

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Bohemian Summer Home Tour
Is it summer already?? It is certainly in full swing here in the North Carolina mountains, and I'm happy you are here for a tour of our little house. I'm honored to be part of Marty's Summer Home Tours again, and so glad you came by after visiting Debbie's ...

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Memorial Day
Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day set aside for us to remember the men and women who have given their lives in service to this country over the years. Their families are not celebrating the beginning of summer but dealing with their loved one making the u...

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Bohemian chic spring home tour
I am so excited to be participating in Marty's spring home tour with a group of wonderful bloggers again this year.  If you are coming over from Laura's beautiful home at Inspiration for Moms , welcome!  First, though, a little background on our home. We li...

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Sweet Saint Patrick's Day flowers for Balsam Mountain Preserve
I had the opportunity to add a little Irish flair at Balsam Mountain Preserve's Boarding House for the Saint Patrick's Day dinner tomorrow night. Because there is not a lot of room on the tables, I like to keep things small.  I used the green Mason jars my ...

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Making Spring wreaths for an amazing house
I had the opportunity to make Spring wreaths for the most amazing house of friends at Balsam Mountain Preserve.  Since this house is nestled on the side of a mountain in a pristine nature preserve, I wanted these wreaths to look natural and rustic. Grapev...

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Vintage feed sacks become cafe curtains
I am always looking for something to do with vintage feed sacks my grandfather saved, so I decided they would make great cafe curtains. I cut the sacks the size I needed, then turned them over twice and hemmed them on the sewing machine. You do not have to ...

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Pretty Spring table
First, I have to thank you all for helping me out with my dying succulents ! What great suggestions y'all had for me. I can't wait to get a few more and try again.  Now, on to this pretty spring table. After the Valentine's Dinner at Balsam Mountain Preserv...

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My succulents are begging for help.
 I love succulents. Even though they're "trendy" -- I still love them. And cacti. I have always had an affinity for cacti, and loved growing them when I went through my "Southwest" phase in the late 80s early 90s.  Yes, I love these cute little plants.  But...
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