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Antique Lamp Post by the Cottage

Did you know we love antique lamp posts?  Did you know we have a collection of them?  ????   I am sure you aren’t shocked.  My love of them came about 30 years ago.  My dad called and said he saw two at an auction.  He wanted one and wondered if I would want the other […]

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Antique Lamp Post Project

We have so many upcoming projects that we are excited about.  The top of our list will be to finish The Woods and Ivy Cottage once the drywall gets hung. (They poured the concrete pad yesterday.  ????????)  In the mean time, we are wrapping up a few other projects around the woods.  If you have […]

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What to do with a Vintage Lamp Base - Deb and Danelle

All Things Mantels & Shelves

Trashed Tuesday: What to do with a Vintage Lamp Base

Did you catch the Trashed Tuesday piece on social media?  If you are new around here, we started a new series.  Every Tuesday, Deb and I take an item, that YOU (social media) voted on, for us to redo.  Check out last week’s project!  You had the choice between a vintage lamp base or an […]

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Wasted Wednesday - A Piece Saved - House on Winchester

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Lamp Base Makeover

Every so often I like to share some repurposed items we have in our home.  Who doesn’t like a good old makeover? I’ve shared these several times on Facebook and Instagram both.  You’ve even seen them in several pictures here on the blog, but I bet you didn’t even know what they once were.   Unfortunately, […]

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How to make a night light from a lamp - House on Winchester

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How to Make a Night Light from a Lamp

I’m a big fan of ambience, aka mood lighting, when it comes to decorating our home.  I like little bits of light here and there to create focal points in a room.  Whether it be from a dimmed chandelier, a candle, or a night light.  FYI – We have dimmer switches in every room so […]

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New Home Build - Deb and Danelle

New Home Build

Construction has Begun on our New House

Have you been watching stories over on social media?   Construction has begun on the new house.  I cannot believe it.  The above picture does not look like much, but we have been planning this for 2 1/2 years.  So it’s A LOT to us just to get this dream of ours going.  Let’s reflect on […]

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Our New Home Coming in 2022

Have you been around since the beginning of us talking about building?  Do you remember the big decision we made in 2020?  In the midst of the pandemic, we had some major decisions to make.  It’s the reason we built Deb’s workshop first and moved here about a year ago.  Can you believe that?  It […]

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All Things Outside

Sunday Spruce-up Project – A Deck Makeover

I mentioned over on Instagram that we were doing a Sunday spruce-up.  Several people said they would love for it to be a regular thing.  Fact:  We work on projects A LOT, which is probably an understatement.   Some of them are major projects like the lamp post we installed last year by the small garage.  […]

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Pergola Swing Brick Pad

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Brick Pad for Pergola Swing

If you missed the pergola swing we built a month or so ago, you need to start there.  This is the one project I was looking so forward to when we got out here to the woods.  We built one similar at our last house in the woods and I cannot tell you how much […]

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All Things Outside

Fence Installation in the Woods

I told you that we bought a little garage.  The little garage is going to be for our Polaris and for lawn equipment once the house is built.  Since we will be living in The Woods and Ivy Cottage until we build the house, we will need some place to store those items.  We added […]

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Bird Feeders We Love

This was a photo I snapped at our house out in the country.  I have none of the bird feeders, but LOVE this photo.  It brings me peace.   Honestly… Deb and I so wish we were out in the woods working on our new house during this quarantine.    Not only would we be […]

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DIY Dog Bowl Stand - Deb and Danelle

All Things Kitchen

Transformation Tuesday: DIY Dog Bowl Stand

Do you follow our other account over on Instagram?  Right now, it is named Deb and Danelle’s Cottage.  The name of it will change sometime because we want to come up with something a lot more clever.  It is the place where Deb shares all of her projects.  She has shared most of the Trashed […]

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