Category archives: Home Decorating


Winter Decorating

It's time to get ready for winter! Out went the fall decor and in came the winter decor! In my previous post, I shared my latest old windows all decked out for the wi[...]


Old Window Winter Decor

I love old windows. I know I have one, but is one really enough? No, said the two old windows calling out to me on one of my many vintiquing trips. I must admit I envy those of you[...]


Fall Decorating with Bargains

I have more fall decorating ideas for you today! In the previous post I shared my fall vignette where I used natural and rustic elements. I do tend to use those two elements often [...]


Fall Decorating {Rustic & Natural Elements}

You know that feeling you get when something seems missing? Well, that's how I felt with my fall slash Thanksgiving vignette. In the previous post I had shared my faux galvanized c[...]


Eid {Al-Adha} Mantel

There's no time to waste, in just a few days it'll be Eid! So if you haven't put your decorations up yet, you need to get a move on! Need some inspiration? Hopefully I can help. Ch[...]


Tea Time Spring Vignette

Spring is a season that tends to inspire tea parties. Does anyone else feel the same way? Maybe it's all the flowers that makes me think of pretty floral printed teapots and teacup[...]


Spring Mantel

It's still winter outside, but it's spring in the OTI home. Bringing out my spring decor doesn't mean I'm trying to shoo away my beloved winter. Nope, not me. It just means it's no[...]


Getting Ready for Spring

Here I am preparing for spring and we get a late February snow storm in Chicago. That's Chicago for ya... and I'm loving it! It's been kind of a pathetic winter here and I believe [...]


Upholstered Folding Chairs Makeover

I do believe that almost anything can be transformed from "blah" to "pretty". Including these ugly folding chairs. All you need is some nice fabric and spray paint.... [...]


Table Centerpieces: From Fall to Winter

I did some quick and simple swap out for my table centerpieces... from fall to winter.  My dinner table centerpiece went from a bowl of gourds to a bowl of pine cones. I spray p[...]