Are you my card box?

Month: January 2012

Are you my card box?

I have been on the hunt for something unique to use as a card box at our wedding in June. Since we began planning, the words casual, rustic, vintage, and budget have all become part of our daily vocabulary. Our venue is a restored historic property with exposed brick walls and hardwood floors. We are not really decorating other than old vintage bottles we find here and there at antique stores, flea markets, and thrift stores which will be filled with baby’s breath and set at each table. You get the idea – very casual and understated. So in keeping with that, the typical ornate card

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Curio Cabinet Make-Over

  Before It’s taken me longer than anticipated to post this one. I started this project about 10 days ago thinking it was a one or two day project. Hmm, this has such a familiar ring to it… This curio cabinet was a Christmas gift from my Mom about 20 years ago. I loved it for a few years, and then it took up residence in my closet. I wasn’t into the Queen Anne style any longer – I had my eye on clean, sleek lines and something a bit more modern. And I’m one of those folks who has a

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It’s the little things (in the kitchen)

As mentioned before, I have an affinity for kitchen things. Not appliances, but bakeware, mixing bowls, dinnerware, utensils…I get giddy! The latest addition is a set of sweet little glass bowls from Ikea to hold ingredients I’ve chopped and measured until I’m ready to toss into the pot. I love these tiny bowls! They hold only about two tablespoons of whatever, but somehow these little guys make me feel more like a real chef when I use them. And there is actually some validity to that. Ken and I took a cooking class about a year ago at Bickett Market in Raleigh. The recipe was Local Chicken, Chorizo and Collard Pot Roast, prepared by

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Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate

Combining our two households has been a challenge to say the least. Our personalities and compatability are great; it’s the stuff that has us vexed. Admittedly, I have an unusually large amount of kitchen things. I love kitchen things. We moved a couple of large book cases into the kitchen to hold said stuff, but it was crowded with those and the dining set. The dining set didn’t quite fit in the dining area, so the sofa table resided in the dining area (stay with me). Made perfect sense at the time. But the kitchen crowding got to me. So, the solution was to

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