What You Could Win at my Decorating Workshop

My friends at Merridian Home Furnishings just let me know some of the fun prizes and giveways they are planning for my upcoming Decorating Workshop.  If you attend my Just the Right Furniture Arrangement Class at Merridian in Nashville, you may be the lucky winner of this fabulous coffee table!


merridian ragan coffee table

Ragan Coffee Table from Merridian

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Free DIY Books Giveaway – Inspired You by Miss Mustard Seed

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and long holiday weekend.  Before we get full-force into Christmas decorating and shopping, I’d love to get the new Miss Mustard Seed book, Inspired You, into the hands of three lucky readers.

decorating book  Inspired You, by Marian Parsons (Miss Mustard Seed)

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And the Winner is . . .

The winner of the handmade linen dinner napkins from Ruffled Linens is Katie Foss from South Florida!  Katie, please contact me with your mailing address so I can send these lovelies on down to you!  Do you live near the beach?  Because I might just drive them down to you . . .


Make sure you check out Ruffled Linens Etsy shop, especially if you need a shabby chic/urban country Christmas tree skirt!

Handmade Linen Napkins Giveaway!

This is the first in a series of Prize Giveaways exclusively for The Decorologist’s readers sponsored by Ruffled Linens.  Ruffled Linens offers beautiful, handmade slipcovers, curtains, tablecloths, and other fabric housewares.  This giveaway is for a set of 4 luxurious linen table napkins (see below) in slate gray – the hottest neutral of the season.   These sell on Ruffled Linens’ Etsy site for $12 a piece – so this giveaway is valued at $48!  Great idea for a Christmas gift or for your own table!

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Lucite Magazine Rack

Wanted to share my fun new find with you today!  I went to a very interesting estate sale a couple of weeks back.  It was the estate of a wealthy doctor in a tony neighborhood in Nashville.  The home was built in the late 1960’s to early 1970’s, and it was furnished and decorated to the hilt of that era.  I mean gold foil wallpaper, sunken living room (and sunken tub, of course), high-end art.  No expense was spared – it was the biggest and best you could get at the time.  But then they never touched it again.  Not since 1972.  A total time capsule – I was walking around with my mouth hanging open.  I love that kind of crazy stuff.     The bad news was everything was overpriced, no matter how hideous it was. 

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February Prize Winner!

Congratulations to Stephanie Manis of Nashville!  She is the winner of my February Prize Give-Away!  Stephanie will receive this cute wall hanging by Home Inspirations.  Stay tuned to my blog for more decor inspiration and fun prizes!


February Prize Give-A-Way!

I found this cute wall hanging from Home Inspirations just for you!   It would be great to hang your keys on by the door or as a place to hang necklaces.  It’s made of wood and is about 8″ x 4″ with an aged painted finish. 

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