So many of us who enjoy interior (and exterior) decorating know it to be an absolute labor of love.
Decorating home and hearth in a manner which best reflects the current season focuses on warming up your decor with an item or two depicting nature inspired colors, patterns and textures visually aligned with this time of year and pieces that simply speak settle in to the senses.
Letters To Santa Painted Metal Mailbox Copper Finish
Well deck the halls- I just heard the Hershey’s Kisses commercial with the bells ringing ♫We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
It’s official- the holidays are here!
Folks, this recipe for Pumpkin Coconut Fluff Pie is easy to make and impressive to serve.
Pumpkin Coconut Fluff Pie
1 9″ graham cracker crust
1 8 oz container whipped topping
1 3.5 oz box vanilla instant pudding & pie filling
1 15 oz can 100% pure pumpkin
½ cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
In a large mixing bowl, add pure pumpkin, vanilla pudding mix, coconut, ground cloves, ground nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice. Using a wooden spoon, stir ingredients until combined.
Next, add vanilla and whipped topping. Fold until incorporated.
Spread the pumpkin fluff mixture into the graham cracker crust; cover with plastic wrap.
Chill covered pie for at least 4 hours to set.
Before serving dust the top of the pie with additional pumpkin pie spice.
Things are beginning to get busy as it does at the holidays.
Temperatures have dropped to baby, it’s cold outside numbers, family is on the holiday road heading home, and my kitchen cabinets and countertops runneth over with holiday dinner fixings to which I am most grateful.
Enjoy the process and the holiday treasures and tastes, dear friends.
Coastal home décor accents and accessories exemplify summer centric chic, centric if you will to the we’ve been having fun all summer long style reflecting the elements of a relaxing day or evening at the beach.
Before we get going with the main event I must disclose this post started out with me just updating a few items, links, and sources, and well, here we stand with an entirely new post. I hope you enjoy!
Streaming smooth jazz smooth wave complete with the sounds of summer tunes and sea waves on a Saturday afternoon sets the tones and tunes to a coastal pictorial.
Even though at present it’s just too hot to do anything remotely close to a real day at the coast, the sights and sounds do put me in a sourcing coastal home décor accents and accessories state of mind.
Coastal home décor steps into the spotlight in the spring through summer season, but is never out of season to the legions of decoristas who realize and embrace this perennial favorite decorating style.
Since the weatherman and the calendar have established spring has sprung, one’s thoughts naturally turn to spring activities, colors on parade, how does your garden grow planning, curb appeal and outdoor living ideas.
Spring season 2022 accents and accessories are creating quite the buzz.
March arrives and just like that busy bees and designing decoristas thoughts turn to seasonal updating their abode with touches of the corresponding season.
Count me in as one of the new season, new look loyal ready to let the sunshine in and the spring color, texture, and pattern seasonal updating begin.
Today’s post is a first of the season show and tell tailor-made to excite those of us ready to refresh, renew and pretty up around the house for a new season.
Late winter camellias floating in a vintage tureen serves up a preview of garden party blooms soon to come.
Mother Nature has been giving us a preview of warm afternoons to come, and the talk among local meteorologists is we are now in a pattern of after 6:00 p.m. sunsets.
Things are looking positively sunny, friends!
Speaking of positive outlooks…
My mother took a tumble last week which resulted in her breaking her hip. She will be convalescing at Places In The Home, and we’ve got all kinds of fun activities planned to make the best out of a less than wonderful situation.
Discovering new playlists, popcorn and movie viewing classic favorites compliments of TCM 31 Days of Oscars, new recipe development and taste testing (the best part of the process), and perusing retail and vintage sites for what’s new spring 2022 finds.
I spy with my decorating eye a preview of spring 2022 décor finds that have my decorating interest piqued, present colors that typify the season, and prove to be show and tell worthy.
Lately my sleep pattern is all over the place, and as a result I’ve been watching way too early morning TV.
Channel surfing during commercials, I caught the presentation of this Barbara King Dancing Bunny Garden Sculpture with Planter on QVC.
Cement Rabbit Planter & Saucer – Set of 2 – 3R Studios
Still a favorite spring is here accent, this Cement Rabbit Planter & Saucer by 3RStudios is one of those items that is wonderful in its intended use as well as a charming addition to a spring themed tablescape or home bar as a flatware or garnish holder.
No new season color, texture, and pattern revival is complete without the fluff and fresh of favorite in house or new to your linen closet linens.
Linens of crisp comfortable cotton in pastel palettes and enchanting patterns remind me of springtime visits to Minden, Louisiana to spend a week with Dave the Builder’s aunt.
Soon it will be spring, and with the arrival of a new season comes seasonal updating home and garden to reflect the fresh, new, bright, and color awakening nature and retailers gift the decorista with.
If perhaps the addition of literal lemon influenced home décor doesn’t fit your scheme and style, freshen up a space with splash accents and accessories in bright and fresh shades of traditional lemon yellow.
We accumulate scads of stuff in a 365 day period, and organizing it all can be quite the task.
The upside to this sometimes dreaded, always necessary task is decorative storage solutions.
Putting the spaces and the places in your home on a diet will help to get the job done.
Declutter by definition is removing unnecessary items from an untidy or overcrowded place.
Decluttering is a physical and mental activity.
You stretch, you reach, you bend, you lift, you give thought to.
When you live in a clutter free (or greatly reduced) environment, you can find things easier. You can get from point A to point B without having to negotiate an obstacle course of stuff.
Decluttering restores order, reduces stress and anxiety, and gives instant visual results.
If you haven’t used or admired it or over the last year, the time is now to part ways with it
If you haven’t used, admired, or simply lost that loving feeling for a particular item, the time is now to part ways with it.
Of course, exceptions to this suggestion exist.
Family heirlooms, inherited collections, and items steeped in sentimental value, but not your present day décor choices, may better fit your décor tucked away in a keepsake storage box-container.
Editing allows you to clear the canvas so you can see the space in a new light.
Taking away from often adds to the flow of a space and promotes a comprehensive appearance.
Transferring from Within
Transferring furnishings and décor accessories from one room to another puts a new spin on things.
Groupings with the emphasis placed on cohesiveness will balance the scale of the room.
Absolutely play with the look.
Give thought to placement; mixing and mingling about the space furnishings and accents at first glance may not seem to play beautifully together. Some of the best looks I’ve ever put together began just this way.
If the look doesn’t work your keen eye will know it.
As smart and savvy ideas for decorative storage solutions go, baskets, boxes, compartmentalized organizers, racks, and dividers continue to lead the way in stylish options for honing our home storage and organizational skills.
Tracking in the outdoors wreaks havoc on our floors, rugs, and carpets. Stopping tracked in stuff in its tracks may not be completely doable, but what you can do is mitigate the problem by having decorative storage solutions utilized in entryways and mudrooms to house, store, and organize at the ready.
There’s a place for everything, and built in cubbies allow organized storage housing for shoes, backpacks, pet leashes and the like.
Back in our flipping days, Dave the Builder thought I had lost my mind when I campaigned for converting small, basic utilitarian spaces such as side porches, nondescript alcoves, or even a bedroom into a large closet.
Most of the houses built in the 30s-40s-50s did not offer adequate closet space, especially by modern day standards.
Storage space is a hot commodity, as witnessed by the in demand designer closet suites of today.
Rooted in creating an atmosphere of warmth with a cozy and comfortable winter ambiance, lusciously thick throws, candles filling house and home with warmth, flicker and fragrance, and layers and levels of lighting build and balance the gray doldrums associated with wintertime.
Well, what do you think about these trend report 2022 projections?
A mad dash to home decor sources of choice is not exactly my new year, new style first priority, opting instead to first take an inventory of the accents and accessories presently in stock at Places In The Home and editing from within.
Believe me when I tell you how visually appealing and decoratively surprising the result is with one or more edits and placement adjustments.
Affordable, sustainable, and a fantastic way to spend a winter afternoon indoors.
Truer words, Mr. Morris.
Beauty is in the eye and the personal design style of the beholder, never failing to be on trend.