‘Springing’ up the dining room … a very quick DIY

We have been blessed with unseasonably warm weather the last few days which led to a few hours of ‘outside time’ - sitting on the deck, bird watching and drinking coffee. In the mornings, however, when it was still a little chilly, I decided it was time to brighten up indoors.

This is our dining room during the Christmas holiday. While the decorations had been removed, the red plaid table cloth - and not much else - remained.

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I decided I needed some new life in the dining room - which required a little shopping. Of course, my goal is always to buy on sale.

First I went to Pier 1 and found a linen-like table runner on sale. I love the neutral color because it can be used with many things.

Next, I found a tablecloth on clearance at Target along with a matching place mat - also on clearance.

I put the table runner on the table cloth, put the place mat in the center, and added a bowl of decorative easter eggs (bought on clearance after Easter last year). Here’s the result …



The table looks even better, however, when you add a couple of grandkids



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Sights along the north shore … a day trip to Lake Superior

I’m sure you have days where you just need to get away from everything. Well, we had one of those days on Saturday (April 11) so we jumped in our pickup and headed to Lake Superior. Our first stop was Judy’s Cafe in Two Harbors. We have... Continue →