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    Neutral Cozy Cottage: Spring Living Room Tour

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    Welcome to our neutral “cozy cottage” living room decorated for spring!

    amazing painted stairs painted stair runner grain stripe

    Come on in! The first thing you see when you walk through our front door is our staircase with painted stair runner and gallery wall.

    gallery wall with old mirrors and frames painted stairs

    I really love this little gallery wall. I used antique mirrors and vintage picture frames, two of my favorite things to collect!  I am always on the lookout for more! When we removed the carpet the stairs were in really bad shape. There wasn’t time to redo the floors since we were moving in right before Christmas, so we decided to paint a grain stripe runner with colors inspired from some of my old vintage suitcases. Read more

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    Spring Wreath Tutorial: Bonnie Blue Roses and Thistle

    Hello everyone! Today I am happy to be sharing a little spring wreath tutorial for my latest wreath design, “Bonnie Blue Roses and Thistle.”  In my post,  Floral Arranging: Finding Inspiration In The Little ThingsI discuss how I often use small treasures or one particular flower type to inspire a floral arrangement or wreath design.  A little bird and some bonnie (pretty) Scottish thistle and blue roses were the inspiration for this natural looking, Celtic-themed spring wreath.

    Gorgeous spring wreath grapevine wreath with thistle and moss blue roses diy

    How to make a gorgeous bonnie blue roses and thistle spring wreath with mossy nest, bird and birds eggs

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    4 Easy Tips To Make Tulips Last Longer

    It’s tulip time! Tulips are my favorite flower! They only bloom for about a month and I am always sad to see them go in late spring. Cut tulips are also short lived, but through trial and error I have discovered four easy tips to make tulips last longer and I am happy to share them with you!

    Farmhouse kitchen with ironstone and tulips

    In my previous post I shared these lovely white tulips that I received for my birthday. Anytime I have fresh tulips I like to make them last as long as possible. Over the years I have found a few little tricks to keep them around the house for a few extra days.

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