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Old 07-14-2006, 10:28 AM
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You may want to check out the magazine World of Interiors. I love this mag and have kept all my back issues dating more than 10 y old. The featured homes all have 1 thing in common, they all are very ingeniously decorated, be it a chateau in France, a flat in london, or backyard playhouse of a young boy. Flipping through, one really gets the message that it is more about using what you have and imagination, than money.

This book actually features alot of the homes that I have seen profiled over the years.
Country Interiors/Interieurs a la Campagne by Diane Dorrans Saeks and Angelika Taschen (Hardcover - Jan 2002)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/382...e=UTF8&s=books

I think the prior editor Min Hogg was fabulous; the new one has been turning out issues not quite like Ms. Hogg, but still worth checking out.
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Old 07-14-2006, 04:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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pictures please. Pretty please.:
Not trying to be a tease. I want to get everything done and then I will do a photo tour. Patience mamas!

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I was in a department store the other day and they had a display where they had four plain cylinder vases attached to a wall with some simple silk flowers in them. It was just a prop in the home department, not actually something they were selling, but I tucked it away for future use. I'm sure it would be easy enough to do with cheap items from a craft store.

Another easy idea: I have a bunch of saucers hanging on the wall in my dining room. I stole the idea from a B&B where I stayed years ago. You can pick up single saucers for just $1 or $2 at junk stores. If the cup is broken most people don't have any use for them. Just add some plate hangers and you're set!

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Another one of my *frugal* decorating ideas, hehe.

We moved into our *new* old house about 6 months ago and the preivous owner (my gma) left a lot of things she didnt want/need anymore. Well, we have fund numerous awesome finds in the basement and garage.

Actually this stuff is probably worth a small fortune as it is all primatives that belonged to my g-pas' parents! So we are slowly cleaning up and displaying all this fantastic primative "artwork" and best of all it was free! (If you dont count the cost of the house! )
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Awesome Idea! Keep them coming. We've recently decided to stay in our "smallish" home and I really want it to be the home that we just "love". It's getting there. It's hard work with 4 little ones...my dh wants to move...but housing prices in our area are skyrocketing and I love not being house poor, so for now I'm winning the argument not to move.

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