Tag Archives: vintage

Where Mad Men Really Vacationed – Hotel Valley Ho

The new season of Mad Men FINALLY aired while I vacationed with my family in Arizona a few weeks ago.   We got to stay in the delightful Hotel Valley Ho for a couple of nights, which is exactly the kind of place Don Draper would have chosen if he were on vacation!  Betty and […]

Baby Shower for Heather Spriggs Thompson of Gathering Spriggs Magazine

This weekend, my home was the setting for a baby shower for a dear friend and fellow blogger, Heather Spriggs Thompson.  We met several years ago online (haha, I love to say that) and connected on both a personal and business level.  Her friends and family wanted to help welcome her baby boy into the world […]

Ode to Downton Abbey: Table Transformation

I know it’s been a long time coming, but I finally got around to painting my barley twist coffee table in Ralph Lauren’s fabulous Golden Candlesticks metallic paint. Ralph Lauren’s Golden Candlesticks Metallic Paint     Do you remember the “before”?    Coffee Table “Before”     OK, I know it was lovely before, but […]

New Ideas for a Crappy Cedar Closet

I am really starting to get excited about my closet project!  I loved all the ideas and advice you guys offered here.   Since my bedroom is a grayed-down lavender,  my closet is going to be something similar.  I really love the feminine colors of this little bathroom, so I’m going with lavenders, purples, and a touch […]

Even a Compulsive Collector Can Be Organized

  I began working with a professional organizer yesterday because my life seemed to be teetering on the edge of disarray!   I am really good at making the surface of my home look lovely, but there’s a lot that lies beneath the surface . . . You have no idea what all is in those drawers . […]

Decorating for Valentine’s Day

Well, it’s that time again.  I just put up my second annual Valentine’s tree!  It’s a small flocked tree that sits on the entry table as you come through my front door.  Valentine’s Tree   My decorations include some glittery hearts, small pink and white Christmas balls, and some vintage Valentine’s cards tucked into the […]

A Victorian Christmas

The Christmas festivities have begun – my family and I travelled to my husband’s aunt and uncle’s home yesterday for our annual family Christmas get-together.  I just have to share a little of my aunt and uncle’s historic home.   They have lived in this lovely Victorian home for the last 20 years, and it has been […]

Christmas with The Decorologist

Today I’m opening my door to give you a tour of my home at Christmas.  I’m not big on traditional Christmas color schemes, so get ready a heavy dose of pink and gold!    

Serial Furniture Rearranging & Other Disorders

As many of you know, I switched out my living room and dining room a few months ago and enjoyed a change of scenery in my home.  As the holidays approach, I decided I wanted enjoy the fireplace (sans books – see here what I’m talking about) so I switched them back.        […]

Trading Spaces – The “New” Living Room

I’ve had several requests from you guys to see the “after” of the living room that now resides in my old dining room.  Here it is: “New” Living Room   This was the room when it was set up as the dining room – as it had been for the last 10 years.