How to Decorate your Table for Fall

How to Decorate a Fall Table on a Budget

You can create a simple, colorful, fall table with darling pumpkins and other fall decor on a budget. You may also enjoy these popular posts featuring easy and inexpensive fall decor and tablescapes:  Brown and White Tablescape with Lantern  A Colorful Fall Outdoor Table Setting for Two     This year I used Fall Decor

Drapes for the Living Room

Custom Drapery Hack – Simple and Budget-Friendly Custom Look Drapery

I’ve sewn several sets of drapery for my home. Just so we’re clear, I’m not a “real” seamstress. I can sew a straight line, and that skill has permitted me to make changes to my window treatments through the years. When you get the itch to switch your décor as often as I do, unless

Gold and Marble Shelf Unit

Marble Shelving Unit – Budget Friendly and Easy DIY Makeover

I live for a budget-friendly makeover! Now, I recognize there’s a slew of you who would rather be eaten alive by a flesh-eating parasite than to do anything DIYish! You will gladly go to Nell Hill’s and purchase this STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL etagere for $$$, and never blink an eye (I can’t say I blame you).

Southern Summer Landscaping

Simple Summer Pleasures – Outdoor Swings

There are two things on my mind today. Maybe there are additional thoughts floating around, possibly, we can only hope. But, these two are entrenched front and center. First, I’ve succumbed to a complete acceptance that summer travels at warped speed. I get it. I’m powerless to change it. I accept and surrender to your

Easy Grocery Store Flowers for the Home

Two Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Home for Summer

I’m not aware of anyone who dreads the arrival of the warmer months (except for maybe those poor allergy sufferers.) Even if you are one of the relatively few who are sad to see  winter end, I’ll bet the first signs of spring like birds chirping, flowers emerging, greening of earth, and warm days put a pep in your step.

Fresh cut flowers

French Inspired Office – Accessories

Not surprising to any of my readers, there has already been several changes in the office. What, has it even been a week yet? I don’t think so, but I’ve never hidden my impulse driven decor brain from anyone.  The major change has to do with this piece. I lived with the screen in the

French Desk Make-Over

My French Inspired Office ~ with a Surprising Secret

I ask you, what does a baby’s nursery, a guest room, and a French Inspired Office have in common? All I can come up with is they all once lived in this six-walled, oddly angled, roughly 14 x 14, smallest room in our home! My firstborn moved into this space when Tom the Great convinced

Simple Easter Centerpiece

Three Darling, Low Budget Tips for Decorating at Easter

Today, I’ll share three ideas for adding Easter décor to your home. I view this as a prelude to full-blown spring decor, a blog I’ll be writing soon. Here’s your four step guide: Tip #1 for Low Budget Decorating at Easter: Set the Dining Table. You already know that the table is my favorite décor playground. Boy, did

Valentine's Day Tablescape

Cupid and Cuddles – Valentine’s Day Table for Two

The only guests joining Tom the Great and I for Valentine’s dinner will be the charming vintage cupids pictured above and below! Although there’s a whole slew of folks we love, and opportunities galore to show love on this day/month of love, for me the most significant moments will be the ones shared between me

Valentine's Day Tablescapce

Easy Cottage Style Table Decoration Ideas for Valentine’s Day

It’s time again, for the cutest little guy and his snappy red accessories! No, not Santa. He’s taken a well deserved rest. Cupid! I suppose if we need a day dedicated to telling the one’s we love how much they mean to us, we might as well have a curly-haired, charming, winged angel directed to

French Revolution Master Bedroom Re-do Part Deux – Christmas Home Tour

  Let’s just put first things first; after 21 years and counting, the ceiling fan in the master bedroom is no longer! Two long years of searching, and just look. whAT. I. FOUND! The center piece, the grand dame, the piece de resistance,  for the French Revolution Master Bedroom, my French chandelier! I have combed

Fall Tablescape Inspiration ~ A Colorful Outdoor Tablescape and an Indoor Table Set with Neutrals

Do it now, friends! I know I’m not the boss of you. But, if I  were, I’d say get your people together and share a meal and some fun outside. You don’t have to be fancy. It’s all about enjoying the beauty of the season with people you love! It can be as simple as

Before and After Master Bedroom Partie Un (Dressed for fall,of course)

To date, the blogs of my home have either been on the main level or outside. Today, we’re headed up the stairs to take a look at the master bedroom. I’ll admit up front, my confidence here is wavering a tad. I’ve been working on the transformation of this space for over a year now.  I’m a big

A Simple, Elegant, Brown and White Fall Tablescape

If I had to choose one word to describe this tablescape it would be simple! Thank goodness, being the girl boss of this blog, I can add elegant, classy, casual, earthy, and painless to the description if I take a notion! With the adjoining living room alive with color, the brown, white and crystal tablescape might be a welcome rest

Fall Home Tour – 2017 – Living Room

Next up on the  Fall Home Tour – 2017 is an up close look at the living room.  Beings I’ve used up all the creative words I know about fall on the past two blogs, Fall Home Tour – 2017 – Family Room and Dining Room and Fall on the Front Porch,  this blog will be like my

Fall on the Front Porch

Fall 2017 Home Tour will continue with a look at the changing of the seasonal decor guard that took place on the front porch! Your’s truly, Southern Nell (said with a head tilt and a coy smile), is not one to “stay in the safe zone”, at least with color. You remember from an earlier post about

Fall Home Tour – 2017 – Family Room and Dining Room

  As much as we love summer, and we love summer, I’m afraid “That’s all folks!” The tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis brings forth yet another season! Our hope, now, is that our much revered summer will  let us down slowly. Let’s embrace this new season as a welcomed opportunity to morph the décor of our home

Lake Home ~ Restyling a Great Room with a View

When you live on the corner of Paradise and Heron, the visual expectations for the dramatic are amplified! My dear friends, and lifelong King Lane Gang members, Rob and Pam reside at that very poetic locale; it profusely exceeds the presumption. When she requested I drive to their Minnesota Lake home to help style her large

Strolling Through a Master’s Garden

You know how I make no claims to be good in the kitchen? Well, I’m only slightly above novice in the flower garden. Yeah, I manage pretty well with pots and planters. But with the larger grounds and beds and stuff,  I’m still a beginner type! Still, just like I thoroughly enjoy a well prepared

Ideas for Updating Your Front Porch for Summer

“Summer time and the livin’s easy”,  I won’t call it easy but it sure is lively! (Do yourself a favor and you tube Ella singing this classic, pour up something to sip on, and flop yourself in the comfort of a favorite star-viewing throne to give it a listen…you WILL thank me!) The mention of

Front Doors of King Lane – Inspiration for Personal Expression

Really, nothing says WELCOME quite like a bright and cherry front door! Okay, you got me! Maybe a welcome sign or a welcome mat, but I’m talking figuratively and that’s literal…… sort of. We all know and are thankful for those Homes Associations Rules and regulations that keep the neighborhood free of neon green, bright

Grad Party Decor – Make it Personal

But, as we all know I didn’t spend much time preparing food! I was far to busy adding all the personal touches to the home decor. You know, I love to make it personal! The home was all dressed up with childhood keepsakes and photographs that cajoled family and friends to take a stroll down memory lane.

Designer Tips for Styling a Bookcase: Simplified

  Have you ever felt  a bit like a fraud, because I have? I’ve been misrepresenting myself for years, and it’s time for true confessions.  Here goes! I do not have a law degree.  Nope, I’ve not even served on a jury! Not really. I mean I’ve been summoned for jury duty a few times, but the parties have always settled before

Easter Table: Two Quick and Easy Settings

Easter, in my life, has always been a day of celebration! The good news of an empty tomb and a risen Savior: “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.  He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where

Table Top -3-Ways: Appointing a Beautiful Table

Yes, they are utilitarian, and yes, you may JUST fancy a convenient place to set your drink of choice and a reliable spot for locating the remote control.  If, on the other hand, you prefer to have eye pleasing inspiration everywhere your glance,  you may find a design idea or two that will help you curate the perfect pieces for a beautiful table top (known in

The “Best Of’s” for 2016 – Except Not Really

I’ve noticed a lot of the social media “moguls” I follow in the blogosphere and on Instagram, are closing out their year with “best of 2016” feature stories. They start something like, “I thought it would be fun to share my most ‘liked’ posts of 2016”; then proceed with a blog or IG post that garnered 475,000 likes  and

Christmas on King Lane ~ Home Tour Part Three

Welcome back for the finale of Christmas On King Lane 2016 ~ where together we will tour our family room! Undoubtedly, celebrating the hope that Christmas continues to bring to our world is the top answer to “why we love Christmas”; and with that, another resounding sentiment expressed is time with family. Where better to invest time creating precious memories, than fireside in the family room.

Christmas on King Lane – Home Tour Part 2

I ask you, is there anything on earth you can do for your loved ones (family, friends, and neighbors alike), that is more meaningful and genuine than sharing a meal? In the south we understand that the magic of relationship happens when you forget the challenges of daily living, push the pause button on the daily

Christmas on King Lane – Home Tour Part 1

Let’s just blame mom! She always made the extra effort to cozy up our home at Christmas. She would add a festive touch to most rooms in the house. This year, her 74th Christmas, she has three trees in her home. One of her favorite places on earth is in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (or Pigeon Forge

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