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  • Quick Trick to Hang Plates (Hint: It’s Easy!)

    We have plates hanging all over our house! It’s a great way to display treasured collections, and can be an inexpensive ways to fill in your walls. I love the texture they add when…

    January 27, 2020
  • Quick Lessons from an English Countryside House

    Some of you might have seen that we have popped over to England for a friend’s wedding.   We decided to make a week of it so that we could catch up with family (and…

    June 18, 2018
  • Collector’s Corner: The French Flea

    We have visited the Jas des Roberts two weekends in a row now.    It’s an outdoor market in a bumpy field where vendors come with trucks full of goodies, from furniture to linens,…

    June 11, 2018
  • Collector’s Corner: Colorful Tablecloths & Napkins

    I have been waiting to arrive here in France to my grandmother’s home to really roll up my sleeves and dig into this new series, Collector’s Corner.   My grandmother was the queen of collecting;…

    May 28, 2018
  • 4 Candles to Collect

    Fragrance might not be the most obvious topic for Collector’s Corner but I do think it is one of the most important ways to make your home feel cozy and more like “you”.   Of…

    May 7, 2018
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting

    This post began as a plan to share some of my favorite things that I inherited from my grandmother and where to find them now.   I receive a lot of questions about where certain…

    February 8, 2018