Third Rock Fire Pit, Fire Globe from Fire Pit Art

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Third Rock Fire Pit made by Fire Pit Art

I saw a Fire Globe in Pinterest. The link didn’t go anywhere, so I started looking for it. We have a wonderful field behind the new house. I can see Adirondack chairs around a fire pit. And wow! This one is COOL!
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Blue Willow Pot Holders and Aprons

Blue Willow Pot Holders

Blue Willow Pot Holders

I started looking for pot holders. I realized mine are pretty sad. I don’t remember when I bought them, but I think it must have been a while ago.

So why not replace them with something more fun? I started looking, adding all the ideas to my shopping cart and I thought I’d just share. Continue reading

Kitschy Tropical Splendor – 1950s Flamingoes

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Indoor/Outdoor Rug with Pink Flamingos from Dream Decor Rugs of Miami

I have a cousin who collects kitschy Florida souvenirs. Not the new stuff. The tropical 1950s looking stuff with palm trees and pink flamingos. The whole house is Mid-Century Modern, but with a fun tropical twist.

I found some great rugs in a Blue Willow pattern made by Dream Decor Rugs of Miami. They make the same rugs in a retro ‘50s Flamingos print. Continue reading

Loveramics Willow Love Story Pattern Dishes

There are a lot of pieces available from the Loveramics Willow Love Story pattern. Each uses different elements from the Blue Willow pattern. - Loveramics Willow Love Story Pattern Dishes - My design42

There are a lot of pieces available from the Loveramics Willow Love Story pattern. Each uses different elements from the Blue Willow pattern.

Loveramics Willow Love Story pattern dishes use elements from the traditional Blue Willow pattern. I found these dishes when I was looking for a Blue Willow tiered server. Continue reading

Blue Willow 2-Tier and 3-Tier Servers and Cake Stands

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Blue Willow 3-Tier Servers from eBay

I have been looking for a two or three tier server that will go with my Blue Willow. My everyday dishes are made by Churchill. Churchill makes, or at least made, a 3-Tier server. The top is the size of the Churchill Blue Willow small plates. The middle tier is the size of the dinner plate and the bottom is the size of a platter. Continue reading

Farmhouse Style Lighting from Kichler

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Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen with Brinley Pendants

Farmhouse Style means different things to different people.

There are a lot of variations on Farmhouse Style. Modern Farmhouse Style incorporates comfortable Farmhouse pieces into a Classic Modern interior. Cozy Rustic Farmhouse has the appeal of a log cabin with perhaps farm elements like chicken wire. French Farmhouse or Farm Cottage styles have colors and details that bring a vintage look. Continue reading

DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light

Beach House with Tech Lighting Kable cable lighting running wall to wall. The lights are K-Hello fixtures. - DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light – My Design42

Beach House with Tech Lighting Kable cable lighting running wall to wall. The lights are K-Hello fixtures.

Cable lighting is really pretty simple. It is just two lengths of metal braided wires attached to the walls or the ceiling. A transformer connects to both wires to provide low voltage power. Lights attach to both wires and light up. That’s it. Continue reading

Cable Lights – DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light Part 2

Looking down on K-Hello cable lights. This installation is in a restaurant. - DIY Guide to Buying and Designing Cable Light – My Design42

Looking down on K-Hello cable lights. This installation is in a restaurant.

There is a huge variety in lights available for cable systems. They come in different widths, for cable separations from 2″ to 36″.

You can also adapt lights for other systems to work on cable using a Freejack connector from Tech Lighting or a uni-plug adapter from Bruck Lighting. Because the cable is the same size, the lights are compatible. However, if you want a very consistent look, choosing lights all from the same company will make sure they all have the identical finish. Continue reading