Rustic Holiday Decor

My friend Peggy and I have similar tastes when it comes to a lot of things but the other evening while we were drinking wine and making crafts she showed me her Christmas decor Pinterest board and the things she wanted to make or get for her holiday…

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Christmas Tablescape: Rustic Glamour

Red is such an easy go-to color for Christmas.  But red gets so much attention, not only on Christmas, but on Valentine’s Day, and the whole rest of the year.  So this year, I decided to create a holiday tablescape with no red at all. …

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What native woods are suitable for building a rustic log-type stair-railing? Use downed wood from storm?

A reader asked.. Recent Ice storm created an abundance of downed branches ranging in the right size- 2″- 8″ in diameter- and I want to build a fence type handrail system for my stairway and top of stairwell with top and bottom rails with smaller vertical “sticks” between. I would prefer not having the bark […]

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Rustic Wood Projects

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Using Southwest Bedding To Enhance Rustic Home Decorating

Inexpensive southwest bedding is the way to go when it comes to decorating a rustic style home, cabin or lodge. A few years ago, I was searching for an inexpensive way to redecorate one of the guest rooms in my home and give it a touch of the old west. I found some southwestern blankets […]

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Using Rawhide Country Lamp Shades For Rustic Home Decor

The unique look of rawhide country lamp shades for use in home decor has been popular since the end of the great depression when women first began to look at their homes in ways other than utilitarian. This was the case with not only kitchens, but living rooms and later family rooms and dens as […]

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