succulent orb experiment, container gardening, flowers, gardening, succulents, photo credit Debra Lee Baldwin

Succulent Orb Experiment

Ever tried replicating one of many inspiring photos, either here on Hometalk or Pinterest, only to...

adirondack floral basket arrangement tutorial, Adirondack Basket Floral Arrangement Tutorial

Adirondack Floral Basket Arrangement Tutorial

This year I'm using Adirondack baskets with floral arrangements which I created for my front door...

slipcover lesson from a master, home decor, reupholster, Neutral slipcover

Slipcover Lesson From a Master

Wanting the ability to change with the seasons to a more neutral cover for my auction-bought chaise...

lemon plant propagation experiment, gardening, homesteading

Lemon Plant Propagation Experiment

I've said before that I wish I could grow my own lemon tree, but I only live in Zone 7a climate, so...

disguising a not so pretty utility pole, gardening, landscape, View from inside the yard utility wires are still visible but the pole is camouflaged

Disguising a Not-so-pretty Utility Pole

City utility poles are a necessity, but they are NOT pretty. Although we are lucky enough to not...

cute easy window treatment using napkins, home decor, repurposing upcycling, reupholster, window treatments, windows

Cute & Easy Window Treatment - Using Napkins!

Layering two of one patterned napkins over a rod above the window shade, and gathering a couple more...

from blah to spa master bath renovation

From Blah to Spa...Master Bath Renovation

Our master bath has been transformed from its former, 1980s blah brown into a 21st century spa, and...

quick and easy life preserver craft

Quick and Easy Life Preserver Craft

This craft is so easy, and perfect for the start of summer or any coastal theme!

1980s traditional kitchen update, View of wet bar as seen from breakfast area

1980s Traditional Kitchen Update

It had been 30 years since our traditional kitchen had any updates. What started as one appliance...

anatomy of a balcony facelift, porches, The Completed Balcony Facelift

Anatomy of a Balcony Facelift

Correcting water leaks and damage in the original design, implementation of our 2004 porch...

Rita C. - Panoply
Rita C. - Panoply
About meMostly retired, I love the hunt for vintage & antique finds + Read More