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04 July, 2020

Patriotic Farmhouse Mantel

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Patriotic Farmhouse MantelThe 4th of July is here and I have decked out my mantel to celebrate! It's a simple farmhouse design with lots of galvanized goodness, paper stars, rag balls and garlands in stars and stripes!

26 June, 2020

DIY Mini Herb Garden with Chalkboard Plant Markers

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mini Herb Garden with DIY Chalkboard Plant MarkersSummer is officially here and one of the things I love about it is being able to cook with fresh herbs.  Sooo….. I decided that this year I would have my own little garden with all of my favorites! That way I don't have to make a run to the grocery store when I need herbs...and you know that now just going out has become an ordeal! So while I was at it, I thought I would make it cute and fun and use some more of my favorites…galvanized goodies and chalkboard touches!

19 June, 2020

10 Fun and Easy Ideas in Red, White and Blue

Now that June has rolled around, I'm starting to think in red, white and blue! With the 4th of July only two weeks away, it's time to get my patriotic mojo going! And just in case you are like me and want to get a head start, I am sharing my most popular projects!

14 June, 2020

Easy Stars and Stripes Burlap Wreath...Just Tie It!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Stars and Stripes Burlap Wreath...Just Tie It!4It’s Flag Day today so I am sharing my most popular...and easiest...wreath! And it's perfect for a head start for the 4th of July! I love adding some red, white and blue, but I still need to have a little vintage or rustic edge…and my stars and stripes burlap wreath does just that!

12 June, 2020

8 Ways to Get Farmhouse Summer Style

June has arrived and summer weather is definitely here in Georgia! It's time for me to start adding some summery accents to my home. I love the simplicity of farmhouse style because it just seems to lend itself to the ease and slower pace of our summer lifestyle. And the good news is that you don't have to spend a fortune to do it! I am sharing eight ways to create that look and still go easy on your budget!

06 June, 2020

5 Ways to Bring Provence to Your Patio

We can't travel to France right now so I've decided to bring France to me! Several years ago I spent a few wonderful weeks touring France to celebrate my retirement, the highlight of which was a stay in an old farmhouse in Provence. It had a charming patio that welcomed us each time we came through the gate. I would love to be able to come home to that feeling every evening but I have to be realistic. I just don't have that house to work with as a backdrop! So I have come up with five very easy ways to add that charm without the price of an airline ticket!

04 June, 2020

Revisiting a Special Trip to France

Nine years ago today I was boarding a plane with my then 10-year-old grandson...headed to France for a trip we had planned since he was five! I am so happy we made that trip and have those wonderful memories! I'm revisiting my first post after our return which contains links to all of our plans each day if you would like to follow along. A special day, given all that has happened, was our visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. I am so happy to have been able to take the trip of a lifetime and share my favorite city with a very special little guy!

vue du pont Bonjour mes amis! We just flew in from Paris…my ten-year-old grandson and I…and I wanted to give you a quick peek! There will be more details once I have recovered from jet lag! This is the trip we have planned for five years…since he first became a big fan of Monet thanks to a wonderful art teacher. We spent one week seeing everything there is to see in Paris and I am exhausted! lol  But, when I asked him what he liked best, here’s his list of favorites…

29 May, 2020

10 Fun and Easy Summer Wreaths

I have a confession..I love wreaths! If you are a regular reader, you have probably already figured that out! ;-) I have one on the inside and outside of every exterior door in my house! And this is my favorite time of year for creating them with so many fun holidays and iconic images that just say summer! Sooo....I thought I would share my ten favorites with you!