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Etsy shop linked on blog

Hi time for another mini blog post. We are still trying to work out the bugs on the new upgrade. So today, I thought I would tell you that we have an Etsy store called HomebodyHavens. SEE HERE I originally started out selling antiques: Local American items, neat things I found in Ireland, and items

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bird bath solar water fountain

First, I must apologize for this post. It is very short and different from what one would expect. I am posting it because I finally got this thing put together and in a bird bath—I have had it on a shelf since 2022! But mostly, I want to post a mini post to try and

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Repair top of dresser

I have an old, smaller, three-drawer dresser in my bathroom. It dates back to the 2000s when painted furniture with dabbles of colored wax was an in-thing. Somehow, a white ring appeared on the top of the dresser. It wouldn’t go off, and I got a little too aggressive and took the paint and wax

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A Tour of the Foyer – Antiques

I have always loved and collected antiques. You will likely find at least one antique in every room. In my current home, I mix my passion for antiques with a love of European country decor to achieve what I hope is a warm, comfortable style. It is definitely not a minimalistic style, and I realize

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Framing Lace Project Update

Today I would like to share the completion of a project that began last summer. A Romanian friend had gifted me two lace doilies she had made as a young woman in Romania. When you go to that earlier post, you will find that I had made an error in the identification of the lace

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handmade wood artbox

Inadvertent Marketing Idea For Wood Boxes From Marian

My Inspiration Person If you know me, you will know that one of my favorite creatives is Marian Parsons, owner of the website and blog, Miss Mustard Seed.com. I have actually followed her for about ten years now. She is probably one of the main reasons I started a blog many years ago. Now Marian

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My Ironstone Purchase- Victorianware

Two summers ago, I was antique hunting in rural Ohio and thought I found a real Staffordshire Eathernware Duck, and so did the women next to me. I kind of lurked in the background while she picked it up, looked at the bottom, got out her glasses, and looked at the bottom again, and walked

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September Project- Frame Lace

Hello everyone. Now that the extreme summer, with all its problems, seems to have passed, I have returned to the computer.During my time away, I rearranged and set up more stock in the craft room and refocused my attitude to share more activities and home projects. Hopefully, I can encourage you to participate, and we

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Cross Stitch Angels

This is just a short post so I can show you something I love in my home. I wanted to share with you some work of a dear friend of mine. Jean has been doing cross stitch for many years and she had made me many great pictures over the years. I’d like to share

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St Patrick’s Day and The Wearing of the Green

Many traditions exist in Ireland and outside of Ireland revolving around the “idea of being Irish.” AS the saying goes, on March 17, “Everbody is a little Irish.” Now I know that To be Irish on this day is mainly an excuse to join in the local celebrations, and there is no harm in that.

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