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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top pinned images of 2013


As the year draws to an end, I thought about what my ‘best of’ post should include. In years past, I have featured favorite posts from around the blogosphere – truly impossible now given the sheer number of blogs out there! I have also written about favorite posts and images from my blog. But this year, when Pinterest has really become such a part of my visual inspiration, I leave you with the top images that were pinned from my Pinterest boards.  This post makes me happy – it’s a visual feast!  There are some wonderful pictures, great recipes, and many good ideas that I have tried and tested. Sources noted where possible, but some of these have become separated from their source. I am happy to add a source if the image is yours.



Via Houzz

Found on Pinterest


When I saw this image, I found the solution for how to easily open my front door, which has a dummy center knob and wasn’t opening very well.  Architecture and design by Historical Concepts.



This is one of the best gallery wall schematics I have seen.  Image source.

Via Pinterest

Via 1st Dibs

Via Pinterest

Phoebe Howard. A beautiful neutral room, and I love how there are two loveseats with single cushions in front of the fireplace.

Only one dining room among the most pinned, but it’s a beauty. Design by Suzanne Kasler Interiors.

A vignette from Phoebe Howard’s store.

A fresh and pretty blue and white bedroom is a classic, via Better Homes & Gardens.



Phoebe Howard, via Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper.

One of my favorite bathrooms of the year, with design by Mark Williams.

A clean and fresh bathroom by Thomas O’Brien, via Veranda.

Taken from a real estate listing, I think this is a novel approach to concealing a toilet (it is hidden behind the curtain). The lamps on the counter are also a wonderful alternative to sconces in this guest bathroom. Design by Betty Burgess.

I pinned this as there is a niche in my kids’ playroom that would look great with fabric. This captured the attention of dozens of pinners. Via Pinterest.

The dining area and family room blend seamlessly, due to the use of the same fabric in both spaces. Via Décor Pad.

This was pinned hundreds of times. Image source.

This really works! It’s particularly good on towels or clothes that smell a bit musty or moldy. I wash my dog’s bed once a month with vinegar then baking soda – it does wonders!

I pin food quite a bit, and this one caught the eye of a lot of people. http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/quick-and-easy-recipes-for-summer-entertaining/

My favorite recipe found on Pinterest. I adapt it by baking at 425 for 15-20 minutes.  Recipe can be found here:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-salmon-i/Detail.aspx


Warm Grays: often seen in Parisian homes - Elephant’s Breath 229 Farrow & Ball. OR substitute Benjamin Moore BM cedar key 982; BM smokey taupe 983; BM litchfield gray HC-78; BM desert light 1004. Via realsimple.com.

Pinterest fans like warm grays as much as I do, and this is a great guide. Via Favorite Paint Colors blog

Difference between the difference between grey, greige, beige and taupe. Via 10rooms.blogspot.com

Green and white flower display – truly beautiful. Image source.

Juliet roses, hydrangea, dahlia & ranunculus. Image source.

Succulents clearly struck a chord with the Pinterest crowd

Found via Pinterest

A beautiful house in the English countryside has been pinned over 100 times.

This renovation by Stan Dixon is the most popular image on my architecture board.

To see all of my boards and pins on Pinterest, please visit http://www.pinterest.com/ttiblog/


As 2013 comes to a close, I would like to thank you for reading and supporting my blog.    Best wishes for a wonderful 2014 to all of my readers; I hope every day is full of inspiration, happiness, and peace. I’ll be back with more posts in 2014. Happy New Year!
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas! A few of my favorite holiday images.


The tree is trimmed, the stockings are hung, the gifts are wrapped, the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals are planned, the table is set.  Today is full of joyous anticipation, the excitement of children, the tradition of the Christmas Eve candlelit service to celebrate the Holy Night that ushers in Christmas Day.

Here is a collection of my favorite Christmas images of 2013 to provide a little seasonal inspiration!  All images from Pinterest; I do not claim ownership of any of the images and do not know the sources

















Advent Christmas – Bible verse countdown









May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!



The light of the Christmas star to you,

The warmth of home and hearth to you,

The cheer and good will of friends to you,

The hope of a childlike heart to you,

The joy of a thousand angels to you,

The love of the Son,

And God’s peace to you.





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