5 INEXPENSIVE WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR LIVING ROOM- Easy to do and budget friendly ideas-stonegableblog.com

5 INEXPENSIVE WAYS TO REFRESH YOUR LIVING ROOM

    Did you know that you can update your living room without changing everything? Let's face it, most of us can't get rid of all of the things in our living room every time decorating styles change.. and they change fast! So, let's learn how to hone in on areas that when upscaped and upgraded will blow a fresh and chic decor difference into our living rooms! Here are 5 very easy, and very inexpensive ways to breathe new life into your living room! … [Read more...]

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN -Elements of a modern farmhouse kitchen-stonegableblog.com

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

Make sure you enter the $350.00 giveaway at the end of this post!!!!! My farmhouse kitchen is getting it's summer face on! I've been putting away the spring decorations and clearing off the counters! Summer is a very busy time in the kitchen! Lots of canning and freezing and cooking and entertaining and family dinners! Summer in my kitchen is almost magical!!! Most of my days are spent going from the garden to the kitchen! … [Read more...]

SUMMER POTTING BENCH-Small potting bench near the back porch-stonegableblog.com

THE POTTING BENCH

Before I begin... Please make sure you enter the $300.00 giveaway at the end of this post!!! These days you'll find me in the back yard and on the porch and patio of StoneGable. Digging in the dirt and working at my little potting bench. It is such a workhorse! I try to keep it sorta clean and filled with interesting plantings and a few vintage finds, but mostly it is utilitarian and not just a pretty face! My potting bench earns it's keep! So while it's had a good scrub down and is free from dirt and a bevy of clay pots I snapped a couple pictures to show you how I perked up the potting bench for the summer season! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #171-Hundreds of great ideas from the best of the web-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #171

  Hi my wonderful SCOOP friends! Ready for another week of the best of the web all in one place? Me too! Last week I found quite a few new things to add to my must-try and must-make list!!! Do you have one of those?  Just looking through all the entries gives me a big shot of creativity!! Reading all these great blogs makes me want to make my home here at StoneGable the best it can be!!! Before we begin I want to share... … [Read more...]

HERB GRILLED SHRIMP-easy and scrumptious-stonegableblog.com

HERB GILLED SHRIMP

I have such a delicious, easy-peasy main dish recipe for you today! It's light and filled with tons of flavor! The shrimp is marinated in a great herb based concoction filled with other flavor-infusing ingredients. And the best part is that it takes literally minutes... about 3 ... to grill! This is my new go-to dinner when I don't want to cook! I cooked the shrimp in the picture on my stove top iron griddle but they can also be cooked on the grill! Oh, yummy! … [Read more...]

ONE AMAZING WAY I KNOW GOD IS REAL

ONE AMAZING WAY I KNOW THAT GOD IS REAL!

Okay, today I'm going to share some very exciting news and some amazing prophetic scripture! I'm sharing one reason I know, beyond any doubt at all, that God is real. That He is who He says He is... and He can do what He says He can do! There are many reasons I know God is real, but it was not until I began to study prophetic scripture that I came to a deeper understanding of just how great and amazing and all powerful and all knowing and sovereign and holy God really is! He is a God that I can believe in!!! … [Read more...]

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AGNES AND IRENE $150.00 CANDLE GIVEAWAY

I'm so excited to feature, once again, my very favorite candles and a $150.00 candle giveaway from the fabulous AGNES & IRENE highly fragrant premium candles!!!! These are not just any candles! Oh, no!!!! The are candles that come in a collection of yummy, wonderful farm fresh scents! As I am writing this my kitchen and family room are filled with the scent of Sun Ripened Strawberries. Almost good enough to eat! And the kind folks at Agnes & Irene are giving one lucky StoneGable reader a $150.00 basket of these delightful candles and some fun farm decor! … [Read more...]

5 DESIGNER WAYS TO DECORATE WITH BOOKS-Budget friendly ways to amp up your decor with books-stonegableblog.com

5 DESIGNER WAYS TO DECORATING WITH BOOKS

Did you know that you probably have dozens of decorating elements in your home that you may not be using? I'm talking about BOOKS! We all have them, but how many of us use them and display them in our decor? With just a wee bit of thinking outside of the box and purposeful placement, books can add so much personality... your personality to your decor and home!  Here are 5 budget friendly, designer ways to decorate with books...  … [Read more...]

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ARCHITECTURAL SHELF IN THE GUEST ROOM

  Architectural elements make my heart sing!!! I love to add a little bit of old chippy pieces of old homes in my house! They have a history and a beauty all their own. So when I saw this great architectural piece on a recent antiquing trip I could not grab it up quick enough. I knew that it would look great above an old dresser I painted to look sleek and a little modern. LOVE the juxtaposition of smooth and chippy paint.... vintage and modern pieces living together. So much interest... … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP- Hundreds of posts about home and garden

THE SCOOP #170

  Welcome back to THE SCOOP my friends!!!  In just a couple of weeks it will be the unofficial start of summer! Here at StoneGable I'm already starting to decorate and get ready for our lazy summer season... well not lazy here! I think other bloggers are doing the same as I see lots of great posts about summer living here at THE SCOOP! Did you see my post PLANTING HYDRANGEAS IN POTS AND URNS? They do so well in containers and will give you a summer of great blooms...   … [Read more...]

NO SEW CHALKBOARD PLACEMATS-So easy to make and fun to use!-stonegableblog.com

NO SEW CHALKBOARD PLACEMATS

  I'm more of a placemat kind of a girl than a tablecloth one! I think it's because I really have an aversion to ironing a tablecloth!  How about you? Since we use placemats at almost every meal I want them to bring a great element of decor to my tablescape and make it interesting! Today I'm sharing a really fun and OH, SO EASY no-sew project...Chalkboard Placemats! Even if you are not a crafter YOU CAN DO THIS! … [Read more...]

CREATING A SIMPLE OUTDOOR VIGNETTE- see a short video on how to create a simple outdoor vignette-stonegableblog.com

SIMPLE OUTDOOR VIGNETTE AND MY FIRST YOU TUBE VIDEO

  The pollen is laying in thick green puffs all over my porch and patio. So now my once clean outdoor spaces are covered with that familiar green dust. I spent a few hours today scrubbing off the front door area of the house and noticed that the hydrangeas I planted flanking the front door a couple of weeks ago are still looking rather sparse. What they needed were a few companion plants to make the area around my front door look friendly and inviting... especially for Mother's Day!!!! … [Read more...]

PARMESAN FLAN- a delicate, easy to make, comany worthy dish-stonegableblog.com

SCRUMPTIOUS PARMESAN FLAN

I have the most fabulous recipe for you today!!!! It's a savory, pudding-like dish infused with lots of pungent Parmesan flavor! This dish is insanely easy to make and can be made ahead... and it's also company worthy! What could be better! Oh, wait! There's more... it can be served hot or cold. Parmesan Flan is a must-try in my book!!! I found it in one of my favorite cookbooks. … [Read more...]

USING WHITE PITCHERS... FARMHOUSE STYLE-Great tips for using white pitchers-stonegableblog.com

FARMHOUSE STYLE WHITE PITCHERS

I bet you have a couple white pitchers or a creamers  lurking somewhere in the cupboards of your kitchen. White ironstone is an iconic farmhouse item. They are simple and utilitarian and are true workhorses of a farmhouse kitchen! Today I'm sharing some tips for using white pitchers... farmhouse style... with a twist! Let's look white pitchers, not necessarily ironstone, for creating MODERN farmhouse appeal!  … [Read more...]

PLANTING HYDRANGEAS IN POT AND URNS-Easy tips for beautiful blooming hydrangeas in pots and planters-stonegableblog.com

PLANTING HYDRANGEAS IN POTS AND URNS

  Let me introduce you to my very favorite hydrangea for using in the urns and pots. It have been so successful on the porch here at StoneGable. THE ORIGINAL is a gorgeous, easy to grow hydrangea that is part of the Endless Summer Collection. It's a beautiful mophead hydrangea that will bloom from late spring into fall. Endless Summer hydrangeas are absolutely perfect for pot, planters and urns for a continual burst of color around my front porch! They are easy to plant and care for and will repay you with months of beauty! Here are a few tips to plant and keep them healthy! … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP #169

Welcome back to The Scoop! The weekly party featuring the scoop on the best from around the web!   We are  Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict Yvonne from StoneGable and Suzy from Worthing Court   Our host this week is… Yvonne from StoneGable       Hi friends, welcome back to THE SCOOP!!! I hope you are all enjoying the hundreds of wonderful entries each week that inspire us with great ideas for house and garden!! We certainly attract a talented group of bloggers!   Spring is here at StoneGable in full spring and summer won't be far behind. Did you see my post on 8 WAYS TO PERK UP YOUR PORCH … [Read more...]

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WHAT KIND OF A PRINCESS ARE YOU

When I was a little girl I loved fairy tales! Princesses… and castles… and magic… and handsome princes! I was particularly fond of a little known fairy tale called ROSE RED AND ROSE WHITE… a story about two princesses, one good and one naughty. The illustrations in the book were stunning and beautifully detailed. I was fascinated by those images. One picture really captured my imagination and got my attention… It was a picture of one of the princesses spewing frogs and lizards and flies and snakes up and out of her mouth… while rose petals gracefully fell from the lips of the other princess. The story goes that the princess who had the “pestilence problem” also had trouble controlling … [Read more...]

5 RULES FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT DINING ROOM RUG-No nonsense, sensibe advice for choosing the right rug-stonegableblog.com

5 RULES FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT DINING ROOM RUG

An area rug in a dining room can not only add comfort and style and color to a room but can actually frames the dining room table and make the whole room visually pleasing! Rugs are a soft piece of furnishing that carpet the area under and around the table grounding it and the dining room chairs too. But choosing the perfect rug can be a little tricky. It's usually an investment, so we want to do everything we can to choose the right one! Here are five rules to help you choose the PERFECT dining room rug!  … [Read more...]

ADDING A CLOCK TO WALL ART GALLERY- Make a big decor statement with a big clock-stonegableblog.com

ADDING A CLOCK TO A WALL GALLERY AND A GIVEAWAY

  A wall gallery is a wonderful thing to create in a home. It's very personal and reflects the people who live there. A wall gallery often portrays our favorite things or things that mean something special to us. And a wall gallery does not have to be created all at one time. My view on home galleries is that they are best when they evolve. I love wall galleries, including mine, that are collected and arranged and rearranged over time. In other words... wall galleries look best when carefully curated.  … [Read more...]

BUFFET IN FOYER-Finding the perfect fit-stonegableblog.com

BUFFET IN THE FOYER… FINDING THE RIGHT PIECE

I have always found it hard to decorate my foyer. It's wide and ample and open. The living room and dining room flank it and flow into it and so does the main stairs. I've tried several pieces of furniture in here but they were not quite right! Decorating it in a way that works with the front of my house eludes me! But maybe things are turning around!!! A new buffet has come to live in my contrary foyer. And like Goldilocks, some of the furniture I have put in the foyer have been too small or too big... but I think this is just right! … [Read more...]

THE SCOOP #168 Hundreds of creative ideas and lot of inspiration-stonegableblog.com

THE SCOOP #168

  It's SCOOP time again! Did you get a chance to peruse all the fabulous entries from last week? I sure hope so!!!  But if you missed last week, don't worry. I'm sure this week's Scoop will be filled with more creative posts to spark your interest and get you excited about decorating and cooking and diy'ing and upscaling and all things spring and more!!! But first, I want to share a great main dish I made for my family this past week...   … [Read more...]

PASTA CARBONARA- A great meal you probably have in your pantry and frig-stonegableblog.com

PASTA CARBONARA AND FAMILY DINNER NIGHT

This post is a part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Barilla®, but all the opinions are my own. #pmedia, #OnePotPasta, http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Pasta Carbonara is one of those fabulous meals that you have to eat to understand! And when you try it you will be hooked forever! It is so delicious and creamy and cheesy and infused with great bacon flavor! It's what I call a pantry meal. I make it with things I have on hand in my pantry and frig.  Pasta Carbonara is a family favorite! It's budget friendly, feeds a crowd and is easy to make. A scrumptious winner for sure... … [Read more...]

WORLD PEACE AND LESSONS FROM FIRST GRADE-stonegableblog.com

WORLD PEACE AND LESSONS FROM FIRST GRADE!

You may not know this about me... I am a news hound! I could watch the new 24/7. World events fascinate me. I am very political and think I could probably run the world so much better than most of today's leaders. It's simple really. I know this because I was a first grade teacher.  Believe me if you can teach first grade you probably can do almost anything!!!!  I think before a leader want's to step onto the world's stage they should have to repeat first grade... at least once! There are lots of things we learn in first grade that would be extremely useful to them. I think most of them have forgotten these elemental things. Like getting along with others, and sharing and … [Read more...]

4 EASY AND SCRUMPTIOUS ASPARAGUS RECIPES- Great for dinner and so company worthy-stonegableblog.com

4 EASY AND SCRUMPTIOUS ASPARAGUS RECIPES

The asparagus will be peeking it's heads up through the ground soon here at StoneGable. Asparagus grows like weeds in our garden and that mean I have lots to cook with and share. I know that most of us can get asparagus at our grocer's all year long, but there is nothing like fresh spring asparagus. Today I'm sharing some yummy ways to elevate asparagus to the next culinary level. Making it the star of the table and not just a supporting role! … [Read more...]

STORING THINGS FARMHOUSE STYLE- Store things you need in crates-easy access-stonegableblog.com

STORING THINGS FARMHOUSE STYLE

I have a hard time passing up almost any old crate! I think they are a wonderful and trendy way to store almost anything that fits into them! And when a utilitarian piece, like a crate, becomes decor... better yet! Today I'm showing you how I took an old 7 Up crate and made it a stylish place to keep my everyday napkins and flatware! Storage is probably at a premium at your home, as it is at StoneGable too. Who says we cannot stash things away and do it beautifully in plain sight! Here are a few ideas for storing household things in crates! Let's store things... FARMHOUSE STYLE! … [Read more...]

DISPLAYING FAMILY TREASURES- how to make family heirlooms fit into your decor-stonegableblog.com

TIPS FOR DISPLAYING FAMILY TREASURES

Last week I was given an amazing gift! My uncle and aunt, who are downsizing, gave me over a dozen old books. But not just any ordinary books. These were filled with my  great grandfather's poetry, musings and stories in his very own handwriting. They date from 1893 to 1937. I have secretly wanted them for years!!!! Oh what a treasure! The books were very ordinary and tattered on the outside... but they are magical within! I just know they are... even though they are all written in Hungarian! … [Read more...]

HOW TO PLANK A WALL THE EASY WAY-Cut, nail, paint-stonegableblog.com

PLANKING A WALL THE EASY WAY

  We recently went through a bathroom renovation and we did it all ourselves. The only thing that was left in the bathroom were the hardwood floors. Everything else was updated. One big new thing on my wish list for the bathroom was a horizontal planked wall! These beautiful walls are very, very popular right now and the look is clean and crisp and amazing! After showing Bobby tons of Pinterest pins of planked walls he caught the vision so we decided to plank one wall. I'm so excited to share with you the smart, easy way my hubby came up with to plank a wall... without spacing, gluing and a whole lot of measuring! … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP #167

  Hi sweet Scoop readers! I'm so glad you are with me again for another Scoop adventure! This week I'm looking for great spring recipes, gardening ideas and any diy's that make my heart pitter-pat! What do you look for when you visit? If you love all things home and garden you are sure to find it here! Did you see the beautiful pair of ANGEL WINGS I am giving away from Decor Steals? If you have not entered to win click HERE! You won't want to miss this chance! They are truly a serious piece of feathery art! … [Read more...]

5 SPRING MUST HAVES FOR A FAMHOUSE LOOK-5 easy peasy ways to bring farmhouse charm to your home this spring-stonegableblog.com

5 SPRING MUST HAVES FOR A FARMHOUSE LOOK

Farmhouse decor and spring are like best friends! They were made for each other! Farmhouse decor can be so easy to incorporate into almost any stye and it certainly makes our homes feel so charming! If you like the look you don't have to break the bank with a total makeover. Just add a few pretty farmhouse touches that are especially fetching for spring! … [Read more...]

THE LINE SEGMENT OF LIFE-SUNDAY SCRIPTURE-stonegableblog.com

THE “LINE SEGMENT” OF LIFE!

      Last week we had one birth, one death and one milestone birthday in our family... ALL IN ONE DAY! And although the death was a much loved pet, this really made me think about what so many of us call the "circle of life". There was great joy, lots of tears, sorry and loss, celebrating and candle blowing out all around me that day. And for me... this brought lots of  introspection! It amazes me to think that everyday... all around this world... there is living and dying and joy and suffering and everything in between. All around us. We are all effected by "life" and it's fragility and it brevity and it's wonder and how it just marches on and on! I was struck … [Read more...]

DECOR STEALS ANGEL WINGS-big, beautiful and detailed wings-stonegableblog,com

ANGEL WINGS ALIGHT AND A GIVEAWAY

  What do angel wings look like? Well, I'm sure they are more than magnificent! Maybe they look like these GORGEOUS wings Decor Steals sent me. They are sooooo beautiful! Large, detailed, distressed, antiqued and glistening! I had several places to put these in my home but they finally alighted in the living room behind the sofa. And my great friends at DECOR STEALS are giving away a pair of these beauties to one very lucky StoneGable reader! I know... so generous and exciting!!!!! … [Read more...]

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SEVEN DECORATING TIPS FROM 7 DECORATING BLOGGERS!

I have a post you will just love today!!! If you love decorating or even the idea of decorating this is the post for you, my friends. I am so thrilled to be part of this edition of THE BEST DECORATING TIPS YOU WILL EVER GET. Sponsored by bHome. Seven bHome bloggers are sharing their best decorating tips for you! You will LOVE LOVE LOVE these blogs! Can you tell that I am just a tad excited to be sharing this with you? And if you don't know about the bHome Home and Garden Community you are in for an extra treat!!!! … [Read more...]

FARMHOUSE POWDER ROOM REVEAL- A simple white farmhouse bathroom-stonegableblog.com

FARMHOUSE POWDER ROOM REVEAL

I have a REVEAL today!!! A bathroom reveal! This is one of 5 bathrooms here at StoneGable. NOBODY needs 5 bathrooms! And all of them need to be updated after twenty years of living large here! We stared with this little downstairs powder room because our friends and family use it most often. We (and when I say "we" I mean Bobby) stripped it down to the flooring. Every thing in it was replaced... except the hardwoods. I'm so excited to show you what we did... … [Read more...]

8 WAYS TO PERK UP YOUR PORCH AND PATIO THIS SPRING-Great ideas to do now and to enjoy your outdoor living space-stonegableblog.com

8 WAYS TO PERK UP YOUR PORCH AND PATIO THIS SPRING

  It's time to get our porches, patios and front door stoops ready for outdoor living! Yea! Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a clean and well decorated area to enjoy the upcoming late spring and early summer!  Now's the time to do little things to an outside space to make it a fabulous outdoor living area! Here are 8 tips to work on now for a great outdoor space you will love spending time in! … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP #166

  It's SCOOP time again! The time of the week that we all get inspired and oooooh and aaaaah over all the creative bloggers and their posts! I have learned so much from my fellow Scoopers! I usually carve out an evening or two to sit down and go through most of the post adding idea after idea to my must-try list! I get so inspired and so many new idea are born from perusing post after post! How about you? Have you gotten any great ideas from a Scooper? … [Read more...]

5 EASY SPRING DIY'S TO DO NOW-Creative ways to bring Spring to your home now-stonegableblog.com

5 EASY SPRING DIY’S TO DO NOW!

    Are you ready to breathe some spring air into your decor! Me too! And I'm really ready to do it myself!!! I just love ushering in a new season and embracing it! Here are 5 super easy, super springy ways to get you home feeling a little lighter, a little brighter and a whole lot like spring! Let's make spring happen in our homes and outside too! Here's how! … [Read more...]

THE BEST POTATO SALAD EVER- not bragging just facts-stonegableblog.com

THE BEST POTATO SALAD EVER… NO KIDDING!

There are some recipes I post and feel like I am giving you a prize! No kidding! They should be wrapped up in a bow with a big tag saying... JUST FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE SO LOVED! And this humble potato salad is one! My grandmother made this scrumptious recipe and I have for decades and now I am gifting it to you! You are probably asking... what's the big deal. Well, you have to love potato salad and make this one to know. It's creamy and tangy and the potatoes aren't mushy! It has a secret ingredient that makes everyone want this recipe when they try it!  … [Read more...]

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WHAT’S YOUR NICKNAME?

  Abraham's well, Beersheba Israel I love when we dig a little deeper than just the text on the pages of the bible we can learn astounding things! Did you know that our great and fabulous, one-of-a kind God has many nicknames? And it makes sense!  Do you have a nickname? Not just a shortened version of your given name, but a name of endearment or description given to you by your family, friends or maybe even a bully at school.   Names are very important and they often can tell us a lot about a person… names like Big Jack or Princess or Buddy or Stinky can give us word pictures about a person.   The names of God tell us, His family, a lot about Him too…   … [Read more...]

LOVING LANTERS- a beautiful obsession-stonegableblog.com

LOVING LANTERNS… TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH THEM

Is there something you are obsessed with. You know, you just can't seem to pass it up in a store if it's on sale? My not-so-secret crush is with lanterns. Oh, I love them! Wood, metal, white, black, oil rubbed bronze, tall, small, wide, and everything in between! And they are perfect for both indoor and outdoor decorating! I'm showing off the newest addition to my lantern collecting and sharing some lantern decorating tips! … [Read more...]

THE MAGIC OF PAINT-Budget friendly, easy to paint ideas-stonegableblog.com

THE MAGIC OF PAINT- BUDGET FRIENDLY IDEAS

I think a paintbrush is like a magic wand. Once I started using one... I just haven't put it down! Don't you love that painted furniture is so on trend right now. With a little paint we can drastically change the look of old tired pieces and breathe fresh new life into them... and into our decor for very little money! Today is all about inspire you to save money by painting something in your home... especially if you have never taken the paintbrush plunge!!!!! … [Read more...]

THE ART OF THE UNDERSTATED TABLE TOP-5 easy-to-do things to give a side table that beautiful understated look-stonegableblog.com

THE ART OF THE UNDERSTATED TABLE TOP

I think side and accent tables can be tricky to decorate. We want our horizontal surfaces to be interesting and attractive as well as functional. And for people like me, who LOVE to embellish everything, maintaining a balance between beauty, function and knowing when enough is enough is a big challenge. I can not stress enough how important the art of the understated table is! Not every table can be a diva! Too many of them in one room is not a good thing!  Here are 5 tips for mastering the art of the understated side table! … [Read more...]

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THE SCOOP #165

  You are in for a treat this week... as usual! Don't you love finding the best posts here at THE SCOOP! The featured post by our talented Scoopers are amazing! I love that I can curate and showcase them each week! Do you follow me on Facebook? Make sure you do. I'll be highlighting some of my favorite Scoop posts as well as giving you lots of opportunity to share too! You can follow me on Facebook HERE.  … [Read more...]

5 QUESTIONS YOU ASKED STONEGLABLE

5 QUESTIONS YOU ASKED STONEGABLE

Have you asked me a question lately? Every day I get lots of emails from my fabulous readers asking questions. Some personal, some decor related, some about seasonal things, some about cooking or diy's. I get all sorts of questions! I love interacting with all of you. I keep track of the questions you ask and every now-and-then I answer them on my blog. Well, today's the day to answer 5 most asked questions lately.  … [Read more...]

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HAPPY EASTER!

Happy and Blessed Easter from StoneGable to your home!!! This is one of my favorite videos about our risen Savior! THAT'S MY KING, DO YOU KNOW HIM?   HE HAS RISEN INDEED! HALLELUJAH!  … [Read more...]

5 EASY TIPS FOR SETTING AN ORGANIC TABLE- simple, fresh and easy table setting tips-stonegableblog.com

5 EASY TIPS FOR SETTING AN ORGANIC TABLE

Setting a table can be easy, simple and stunning for spring (or any season really) when organic elements are involved. Today's post is all about bringing the beauty of the outdoors inside and using it on our tables. Organics mix so well with tableware. And the best part... these tablescapes tend to be less fussy and frilly... but oh, so fabulous!  … [Read more...]

SPRING TULIP WREATH DIY-Dress your door this year with a WOW factor wreath-stonegableblog.com

SPRING TULIP WREATH DIY

This spring my front door is dressed and drenched in color! Vivid color. This parrot tulip wreath is celebrating the saturated colors of spring! I took the brightest colors from the crayon box and used them to inspire this happy wreath. It's so easy to make and has that WOW decor style I love! It is not a shy thing, that is for sure! Let's get all bold, bright and beautiful and welcome spring and anyone who comes to our door in a big way! … [Read more...]

HOW TO LAYER DISH ART-tips to make it so easy-stonegableblogcom

HOW TO LAYER DISH ART

Most of us know that using dishes as wall art is not only an interesting and pretty way to embellish our walls! Who doesn't love well chosen plates and platters hung in a pleasing display? Our eye s are almost always drawn to them! But did you know that these dishes we hang can be kicked up a notch by embellishing and layering them? I have a fun decor post today with lots of great tips about how to add an additional layer of WOW design to dishes already on our walls. … [Read more...]

BEAUTIFUL OLD HOUSE MERCHANTILE SIGN GIVEAWAY- the winner can take thier pick-stonegableblog.com

BEAUTIFUL OLD HOUSE MERCANTILE SIGN GIVEAWAY

I have a new addition to my dining room. I love the message and subtlety of this sign! When guest notice it they always pause and comment or reflect. This little sign has had a big effect on many people! It's the beautiful work of Carmen Hyde. Her Etsy shop OLD HOUSE MERCANTILE boasts signs for weddings, farmhouse signs, family, bath, scripture-inspired saying and also fun quips! She sent me this gorgeous sign and I've been so excited to share it with you and to bring her generous EASTER giveaway to my StoneGable readers! … [Read more...]