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Using Afghans & Blankets To Recover Seat Cushions



I chose a brightly covered afghan to cover the seat of this chair. The drab green paint against the vibrant colors of the afghan create a nice contrast.


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Inspiration From Nature



Autumn is the perfect time of year to go on long walks – natural beauty is everywhere. Bring a basket and let your kids fill it with acorns, leaves, twigs – whatever they find appealing. It is a simple way to enjoy time with your child and share a love of nature…


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Take A Stand When It Comes To Pumpkins



I find heirloom pumpkins to be so striking, they deserve their own display stand. Here I have used some silver plated casserole stands to show off my favorite variety – the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin…


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Decorating For Halloween With A Soup Sock



Other than my friend, Ken – who is a gourmet soup chef, not many of us even know what a soup sock is. A soup sock is a loosely woven cotton bag that is used to hold poultry and beef parts when boiling for soup stock. A package of 3 costs less than $4.00 and can be found in the soup section of your supermarket. This provided me with an ideal web-like cover for my glass globes. Simply open the soup sock and slip it around your glass vessel and cut to size. Make sure the soup sock doesn’t hang over the top of the flame…


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Halloween Around The House



The top of our china closet – decorated with pumpkins, gourds, branches, newspaper garland and silver.


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