Sunday, February 8, 2015


Yesterday was a day of phloofing here at the lakehouse.
I took the last of the snowy twigs off the mantle, and replaced them with urns, and my favorite votive cups.

A chair was delivered on Friday, so furniture was moved around to make room for the new addition.
An ottoman was also delivered.
I made a cover out of an old grain sack that was saved for this's not professional...but it works here at Lakehouse.

After owning a shop, it's really difficult for me to NOT dress my home like a store.
I'm so used to having lots of "stuff" around me, I tend to decorate my home like I'm dressing a display window!!

I try to decorate tastefully, but sometimes the only thing missing are price tags!
When cutting back, it seems something else ends up taking up the space.
Like the iron crib.
Does it really need a garden bench in front of it?!
The wire cloche looks rather whimsical with the bunny, don't you think?

(Notice the smaller wire cloche recently added to the shelf above the crib)....
Oh well, we all have our little problems....right?
What can I say, I'm a collector. Of many things.
At least I'm not a hoarder! I know that, because you can still see my floors! They are underneath all the furniture...and some dust, and cat hair. is good....maybe a little crowded, but good.
Have a happy week!


  1. Debbie, I always like visiting your blog because it always makes me happy. I love,love, love your decorating style. You are so talented and I always want to sit in your rooms and just look around. xo

  2. I think everything in your home looks wonderful. When you're a collector you do have display what you love. Many of my things have been put away simply because of little hands that would make fast work of it all. Grand children have made a difference here and one corner is just for and table and chairs mini size.

  3. I hear everything you say Debbie,
    I for many years being a shop owner in interior designs as well as starting out in the field of interior designs had to hold back from staging every piece I had as if I was decorating one of my model homes homes for various developers. It's such a hard habit to break Debbie when we have had years of staging in our fields of designs and retailing.
    Your new chair will break in beautifully adding the warmth and beauty to your cozy lakehouse cottage. Love your cozy home, and what's inportant in your gathering and collecting, adding or taking away its your home of shelter is your place that inspires your heart and the many you touch with all you inspire.

    A beauty and grace this February month of love.


  4. Debbie,
    Phloofing... love the term. I too love to fluff our nest. Your new chair is absolutely stunning, beautiful addition in your pretty home. Debbie I think you have a very keen eye in decorating your home and the fact you keep a tone on tone look your layering just adds to the visual impact of prettiness. I would of loved to have strolled through your store when you had it.
    Enjoy your new chair, lovely, lovely, lovely.

  5. Hi Debbie, Love the phloofing you did in your gorgeous cottage. I hear ya about the displaying just minus the price tags. I had my shop, inside several shops for years and I used to pack it full, but in a decorative way. I have to be careful I don't over do my home vignettes. You are so very talented and I love each and every detail you add. I can only imagine how wonderful your shop was.
    Love your chair too.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, CM

  6. Oh, I love it all!! But I feel much better because I must not be a hoarder also as I can still see my floor LOL
    I received 3 huge boxes today filled with china from my Brother who wanted to complete my rose china Franciscan Desert Rose set...
    Now where do, I put all this amazing China?
    Got any room in your house?
    Hugs, Roxy

  7. Love all the phloofing that you did...your home is beautiful and has that wonderful cozy feel to it. I really love the angel wings on your wall.

  8. Love, love and love everything. Your home looks awesome and very cozy. I adore how you displayed the beautiful items.

  9. I can dig it! ....dressing home like a store...for me like a photo set :)

  10. gorgeous... gorgeous ...gorgeous ! what more can I say ?
    Gail x

  11. Loooooove that chair Debbie. Awesome!!! So pretty and perfect. Hey I love that you surround yourself with what you love. That is what makes a home. Happy Valentine's Day.

  12. Debbie, I had to laugh! If all it takes is seeing your floors to make you not a hoarder, then I am so relieved. What if you can't see your table tops, does that change the game? Your space is always beautiful!..Happy Weekend..Judy

  13. such a beautiful room! love the new chair an ottoman, too:) adorable bunny and vintage crib! happy valentines to you, debbie!