It’s time to Buy / Order Seeds for Spring Planting

This year try growing some Annuals from Seed, and enjoy their Flowers all Summer long

This year try growing some Annuals from Seed, and enjoy their Flowers all Summer long

The holidays have come and gone and now is the time for avid gardeners to start thinking about what they want to plant in their gardens this coming Spring. The anniversary of Martin Luther King Junior’s birthday seems to coincide with all the big box stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Kmart, etc, along with local garden centers and even supermarkets, in my part of upstate New York, putting out tempting displays of seeds to inspire new and seasoned gardeners, giving them hope for things to come during the cold, dark, and barren days of Winter.

Where to buy seeds .. Continue reading

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Matching the Right shaped End Table with a Table Lamp

Picking the right styled table lamp to go with your end table

Picking the right styled table lamp to go with your end table

This post is the second in a series of two articles which covers the pairing of an end table and a table lamp.

In the first post for this series, Looking at the Different Shapes of Lamps Bases (click here to read that post), I went over the four different styles all lamp bases fall into, no matter if they are country, traditional, transitional or contemporary styled. This post is all about looking at the end tables you will be placing lamps on, and studying visual weights. Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 290,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 12 days for that many people to see it.

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Seasons Greetings from Whimsey Hill House

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

From my home Whimsey Hill House, to yours, I want to wish all of my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year. For this post I’ve assembled some photos of Christmas trees and decorations that I’ve put up over the years. Continue reading

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Looking at the different Shapes of Lamp Bases

The Four different Styles of Lamp Bases

The Four different Styles of Lamp Bases

This post is the first of two articles that will cover How to Pick the Right Shape Lamp for your end table.

When it comes to looking at different styles of lamps, the two things that make them distinctive are the shape of their bases and their height. This post is about lamp bases.

When it comes to lamp bases, there are basically four distinctive shapes and I’ve come up with words to describe them; they are candlestick, pillar, torch and urn. The shape that is classified as candlestick has the thinnest silhouette, with pillar and torch becoming progressively wider, and urn having the thickest / widest base silhouette of them all. In lamp base design, different shapes are not designated to certain categories; some of the shapes overlap each other as they go from one category to another. A shape that is classified as candlestick might inspire something in pillar, and pillar might translate into torch, and torch might blend into urn. As said before, when looking at the four categories, each of the lamp bases are getting thicker and heavier looking. Now let’s look at the four different shapes of lamp bases. Continue reading

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It’s EASY to Arrange Furniture in a Square Living Room, some Ideas that will Inspire You

Arranging furniture in a 16x16 foot square Living Room

Arranging furniture in a 16×16 foot square Living Room

The topic of arranging furniture has been a subject a lot of my readers have been interested in. Recently someone inquired about arranging furniture in a square living room. Their inquiry brought about this post, I hope you find it inspiring. Continue reading

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It’s EASY to Paint Horizontal Stripes on a Wall, step by step instructions

Striped walls go with every decorating style, no matter if you like Traditional, Transitional or Modern Furniture and Accessories.

Striped walls go with every decorating style, no matter if you like Traditional, Transitional or Modern Furniture and Accessories.

Have you ever looked in decorating magazines, viewed on Pinterest, or ever seen home improvement shows on TV where they featured rooms with horizontal striped walls? If horizontal striped walls are attractive to you, but you wonder if doing a painting project like that would be easy or hard to do, then you’ve come to the right place. This post has some easy instructions on how to paint horizontal striped walls in your home. Continue reading

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