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Red roses, the symbol of love!
Nothing quite warms the heart like a surprise bouquet of red roses from one's love, does it?
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I feel her pain!
I know. You've been wondering when I'm going to get around to doing another big project at my crappy house. It's all you can think about. (Besides thinking about your own life and stuff.) The problem with the big projects (besides funding...) is that they're related to other big projects. There's a chain of events…
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She has done it again!
The acquisition troll is on her hamster wheel… churning away, wearing an 80’s style sweatband and leg warmers. She was the one who suggested I go back, alone– the day after the auction previews, to two, separate auctions… and drive back and forth between the two in order to bid on items of questionable value…(...)
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TO BRIGHTEN THIS DREARY DAY
Broccoli/Sweet Pepper salad tossed with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette The same colors in the salad are found in this china. We have been threatened with all sorts of dire weather here in the Heart of Dixie, but I have my doubts.  However, it is very grey, so t...
Broccoli/Sweet Pepper salad tossed with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette The same colors in the salad are found in this china. We have been threatened with all sorts of dire weather here in the Heart of Dixie, but I have my d...
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Jane has put together a wonderful post today on mid-century modern furniture icons -- anyone interested in design needs to read it1
Modern designer furniture, by 20th century architects and designers, qualifies as antique since some pieces have been manufactured for more than 50 years.
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Oh, I have to follow you!  I love this!  Come visit me at Color My World.
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Fashionista?  Like she says -- just own it!
I live and breathe for fashion.  Back in my college days, I used to have a weekly fashion and beauty column in my college newspaper.  I could spend hours just flipping through fashion magazines.  I do have one confession to m...
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Martha Leone has written an excellent piece which should be read by everyone who finishes furniture.
Basic Witz sideboard in Benjamin Moore Aura Super White. Wood has been sanded then sealed with Varathane Polyurethane in Satin. Mid century dresser painted in Benjamin Moore Aura Super White and se...
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This salad is just the ticket to brighten up your table and your palate!
Broccoli/Sweet Pepper salad tossed with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette The same colors in the salad are found in this china. We have been threatened with all sorts of dire weather here in the Heart of Dixie, but I have my d...
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I love the Grumpy Gardener!  I have a poison thumb, so I read his column so I can pass along the tidbits to the husband.  I really hate what people do to crepe myrtles!  There was a feature a few years ago in Southern Living about a house here in the Mountain Brook area which has a huge portion of the back yard shaded by old CMs.  They have never been pruned, only uplimbed, and that is the look I was trying for at my last house.  (The new owners cut them all down along with everything else.)  I only have one in my yard here, although there are a lot in the neighborhood, and all of them are pruned.  I think they are so ugly when cut back like that.  Left unpruned they are not stunted, they grow with tall beautiful trunks like a tree should be.  We do not prune ours, much to the puzzlement of our neighbors, but I think it is already stunted since it was pruned before we lived here.  
February is a good time to get outside, in the garden, and survey what's going on (if you're not snowed under), see what might be showing early signs of spring, what looks dead, and what needs pruned. We won't talk about what...
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+Ellen Thompson, I love Grumpy's snarky wit too! I have seen CMs limbed up the way they are supposed to look, and they are so beautiful, and hold the weight of the blooms gloriously. It would be a battle if I had them in MY garden, with plenty of unsolicited opinions surrounding me, so I just don't bother having them. 

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I am so inspired.  I have an armoire to paint, and have been waiting for a kick in the pants to get after it.  I can't figure out how to subscribe to your blog!
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Thank you Ellen. I'm sorry you are having difficulty following. Just tap the first button on the right side to follow by e-mail. Thand for your comments and your company. sk

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Paint your doors!
Painting your interior doors has become a hot trend.  For years, even I, the Queen of Color, thought all interior doors really ought to be painted white, right along with all the woodwork and let's don't forget those white ce...
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My first book published, GENEVA, is a Southern biography and cookbook about my mother.
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