french farmhouse style on a budget, home decor, You don t have to spend a fortune to get the look

French Farmhouse Style...on a Budget

Love French farmhouse style? Here are some fun ideas for creating it using thrifting finds and bargain shopping! Get the details on my blog!

from thrift store cutting board to rustic monogrammed serving board, home decor, repurposing upcycling, It starred as the platform for my centerpiece in my Thanksgiving tablescape

From Thrift Store Find to Rustic Monogrammed Serving Board

Using a time-worn cutting board...a Goodwill find...and four baseboard corner posts, I was able to recreate a high end serving board for less than $5.00. Compare that to the $60 Pottery Barn price tag! See my blog for a detailed tutorial.

using my grandmother s dough bowl in fall decor, seasonal holiday d cor, thanksgiving decorations, This year it has a Pottery Barn inspired look filled with pine cones birch candles acorns and fall leaves

Using My Grandmother's Dough Bowl in Fall Decor

Not only is my grandmother's dough bowl a wonderful piece of family history filled with warm memories, it has also become the centerpiece for my Thanksgiving and fall decor! I am sharing some ways I have decorated it for fall over the last few years here:

dye your easter eggs using old silk ties and scarves, crafts, easter decorations, seasonal holiday decor, Old silk ties lend their colors and patterns to eggs resulting in fun and different Easter eggs

Dye Your Easter Eggs Using Old Silk Ties and Scarves!

Here's a fun and different way to dye your Easter eggs...just use old silk scarves and ties! The dyes from 100% silk will transfer to the eggs...resulting in very interesting eggs for your Easter basket! Just wrap the eggs in silk, then double with a piece of an old sheet, add vinegar water and simmer. Visit my blog for a link to the tutorial.

homemade lemon and lavender simmering potpourri, cleaning tips

Homemade Lemon and Lavender Simmering Potpourri

I wanted my home to have that fresh spring smell even though I can't open the windows right now...too cold! So I created my own simmering potpourri starring two of my favorite scents...lemon and lavender. The recipe is on my blog as well as the recipe for my Christmas spice simmering potpourri. You will find them here:

my farmhouse valentine mantel, fireplaces mantels, seasonal holiday d cor, valentines day ideas

My Farmhouse Valentine Mantel

This year I am adding a farmhouse twist to my Valentine decor with lots of galvanized goodies, vintage ironstone and sweaters and burlap to add texture! I have carried that theme out on my mantel as well. See more on my blog at

diy wreath scrapbooking paper, crafts

Easy Scrapbooking Paper Wreath

Got lots of scrapbooking paper in your stash? Why not make a wreath! It is super easy to do..and the fun part is that you could use any paper that matches the season!

my christmas stockings burlap and plaid, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, Love the warm homespun look of theses stockings

My Christmas Stockings...Burlap and Plaid

I love this fabric combination...such a warm homespun look! Want to make your own cuffed stockings? You will find a link to a detailed tutorial on my blog!

i have given my living room a little facelift adding more blue and white my, home decor, lighting, living room ideas, What do you think paint it a distressed creamy white or leave the green

I have given my living room a little facelift adding more blue and white (my favorite) with pops of green.

I love the shape of the new lamp I found but wanted to paint it a creamy white and distress it. But then...I fell in love with the green! What do you think?

fun and easy french inspired valentine projects free graphics included, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, valentines day ideas

Fun and Easy French-Inspired Valentine Projects...Free Graphics Included!

Need some ideas for your Valentines Day decor? Here are some fun and easy projects for you...from candles and pillows to a centerpiece...the tutorials including the free graphics can be found on my blog!.

Debbie @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Debbie @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
About meI am a retired French teacher who loves thrifting, decorating, gardening and traveling...with a French accent!