Weekend Wonderings

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Have you ever seen a home on the internet and gone back to look at it over and over again because there were just so many elements you knew you wanted to try and incorporate into your own home? That's how I felt when I took the tour of this house featured on Life on Virginia Street. It's slightly more neutral than I go in my decor but I still absolutely love it.   … [Read more...]

Aged Galvanized Metal Tray

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The title of this blog post should really read, "The aged galvanized metal tray that really didn't want to age." And maybe it's the fact that I turned 40 this year that made me feel a lot of sympathy towards this tray and its unwillingness to let me give it a faux aged look even while I was cursing it under my breath. … [Read more...]

Simple Easter Egg Tabletop Craft

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Can we all just pause for a moment of silence..... There. Thank you! I just needed to have the opportunity for a bit of reverence because, you see, I made a craft. I know, I know, mind blowing, right? What's the big deal you ask? Well, lately I've been feeling like I'm scraping the bottom of my creative juices barrel. I've kind of lost my crafty mojo. … [Read more...]

How to Make a Memory Bench

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Happy New Year, At the Picket Fence friends, from redheadcandecorate.com! It's brutally cold up here in the "mitten state" (Michigan), but I'm making the best of it by keeping busy indoors which can be nice and cozy with a hot cup of tea. However, on the other hand, we traveled through Canada to Western New York last weekend and I captured this unique photo on the New York State Thruway, that I thought would be fun to share with you. My husband was driving and I saw the sign approaching … [Read more...]

White and Gold Decoupage Pumpkins

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I'll never forget that dress...It was gold and white lamé checked with a black velvet bodice.  The perfect 1987 homecoming dress.  The black velvet bow I found for my hair was the icing on the cake. Lamé...do they even make dresses in lamé anymore.... because they should!  The subtle (or not so subtle) sheen picked up the pulsating lights on the dance floor perfectly. … [Read more...]

Ballard Designs Monogrammed Wall Plaque Knock-Off

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I have a bit of a ritual when it comes to receiving the latest issues of my favorite catalogs or magazines. I never look at them right away. Oh sure, I might allow myself a quick glance through. But rarely does the mail come to our house at a time with things are calm and relaxed. Frankly, sometimes I wonder if those times are just urban legends. ;-) I want to savor that new catalog or magazine. I want to peruse it at my leisure. Preferably without anyone asking me for a snack. … [Read more...]

American Flag Candle Log

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Hello At the Picket Fence friends! It's me, Julie, from redheadcandecorate.com. You might be wondering if I didn't realize that YESTERDAY was Memorial Day and thinking this project is too late. But decorating our home for Memorial Day and The Fourth of July has always been something I truly look forward to and enjoy. The American flag is so beautiful...it makes it so easy because no matter where I display it (or what time of the year), it seems to belong. Last year, I decided to take things a … [Read more...]

Patriotic Ideas and Projects

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It's that time of the year again. When red, white and blue take center stage and we completely ignore the fact that the craft stores already have Christmas items on the shelves. Because, we don't want to rush through this season, do we? No way! This is the time when we celebrate longer days, warmer air and bare feet. And, more importantly, this is the season when we celebrate our great country and what a privilege it is to live here. … [Read more...]