Monthly Archives: June 2011

It’s Easy to make a Grouping of Pictures

Hanging up artwork, pictures, framed photographs, and mirrors can be easy, once you know a few decorating basics. Look at Illustration 1. What do you see? Do you see the similarity of the silhouettes of the different images? If not, … Continue reading

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Picking and Hanging the RIGHT size Picture or Mirror over your Fireplace

When it comes to picking the RIGHT sized painting, picture, relief sculpture, mirror, etc. for over your fireplace there are four possible width options for you to choose. Those options relate to the Natural Lines in an Environment. Natural lines … Continue reading

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Starting a Rose Bush and other plants from a Cutting (Slip)

For as long as I can remember, my Grandmother, Mother, and Aunts were always starting new plants from cuttings (slips). I think they called them slips because, they tore the piece of plant material from the donor plant, instead of … Continue reading

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Grow a Topiary from an Upright Yew

Over the past 10 years or so, I have experimented with growing simple topiary. Photo 1 shows one of a pair, that I started on old upright yews, that were planted about 57 years ago, on the side of my … Continue reading

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A look at my Garden, here at Whimsey Hill

One of my favorite parts of the gardening season, is the space of time after the daffodils have bloomed, and before the riot of color the Summer perennials produce. This gardening period is soo Zen to me. The garden at … Continue reading

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A Bridge unites a Tablescape and Wall Decor

A Bridge in interior decorating is any element(s) that help tiethings placed on one surface, with things hung up on another. In my June 7, 2011 post titled “Arranging Your Decorative Accessories (Knickknacks and Collectables), I tell you how to … Continue reading

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Arranging Your Decorative Accessories (Knickknacks and Collectables)

Well, if you are reading this post, then you want to know the best ways to arrange your decorative accessories (knickknacks and collectables) to show them off in their most favorable light. Many people have collections. They could have collections … Continue reading

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