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Showing posts from January, 2019

Tips for Setting a Vintage Style Tablescape

Hello friends.  I hope you are warm wherever you are because frigid conditions are spreading into the Northeast.   I have been collecting vintage dinnerware for years.  After purchasing my first set of vintage plates, collecting them become an obsession.  I particularly love anything with delicate floral designs, so if I come across a pretty floral plate it's coming home with me.  This Billingsley Rose pattern by Spode is my all-time favorite!  It is truly a gem.  I love the gorgeous raised lattice pattern around the edges ad the pretty rose on the center of the plates .  I started this set with four accent plates and have been adding pieces through the years.  And these plates get a lot of use.  They are still going strong! Today, these beautiful treasures can be found at most flea markets, thrift shops and antique markets.  For me, these beautiful antiques are fundamental for creating a table that is feminine, stylish and memorable. Many of them mix perfectly with modern

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I am sharing this super easy Chocolate Raspberry Mousse dessert that will be a delicious finish to your Valentine's meal.  Made with fresh whipped cream, melted chocolate, and raspberry puree.   What ins't there to love? This incredibly silky and decadent chocolate mousse takes only a few minutes to make and it is perfect to sharing with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. Chocolate and raspberry; there just isn’t another combination like it. There’s something about raspberries that pairs so perfectly with chocolate. And here, I am sharing a couple of different variations of serving the mousse.  I like my desserts to look extra special!  Especially for special occasions. Recipe for Chocolate Raspberry Mousse LIST OF INGREDIENTS 1 cup of heavy cream (Chilled) 1/4 cup powder sugar or to taste 1/

Creating a Cozy Dining Room & Master Bedroom

Hello everyone.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  It's great to be back after a little break from blogging.  I am feeling refreshed and full of creative inspiration for 2019. Thank you for being here today.  So happy that you came!   Today, I am excited to be part of a group of 15 bloggers that came together to bring you the Cozy Winter Homes Blog Hop hosted by our friend Amber Lyon Ferguson of  Follow The Yellow Brick Home  to share our ideas for creating a cozy and warm winter home.   If you are coming over from Carol from The Red Painted Cottage , welcome! Make sure to check out all the links at the bottom of my post for more beautiful home decor inspiration. We all know that winter can be dull and uninviting.  Especially, after the holidays are over.  That's when are homes can really feel a bit cold and boring.  It can be challenging to make our homes feel warm and cozy in between the busy decor of the holidays and spring time.  But the world a