Handmade Holiday Market and A Give Away

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Just a quick "hello" from my crazy-busy, messy, glitter and paint covered life! 

Ever wonder what Santa's workshop looks like on the day before Halloween?  At this moment, I'm imagining that it looks like a much more high tech version of every room at the farmhouse....

                                                                                                .....minus several hundred elves!!!

Canvas and Ticking Home State Pillow

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This week I've finally had the opportunity to sit down and make the prototypes for new pillow designs that have been in my mind for months.  One of them is this canvas and ticking stripe state silhouette pillow.

Rusty Lantern and Bittersweet Simple Fall Table Centerpiece

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Have you ever driven around your village early in the morning on trash day?  I do it. In fact, I did it one day this spring when it was raining. On that day, I found two perfectly good rusty metal lanterns that someone had carefully placed next to their trash bin.  It was like they had left a gift especially for me.

Nellie's Barn Sale Fall 2014 Pop Up Show...and a keeper

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As you may know if you follow Serendipity Refined on Facebook, last weekend I helped my friend Ann with her semi-annual barn sale which has now become a 40+ vendor vintage pop up show held in Roscoe, IL.  To say that it was amazing would be an understatement.

DIY Fall Wheat Bundle Table Decoration

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Do you need a fall table centerpiece?  Do you have five minutes? If you answered "Yes" to those two questions and have access to just a couple of simple supplies, you can make this DIY wheat bundle table decoration. 

French Country Fall Mantel: Neutrals, Naturals and Metallics

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This year, I decided to keep my fall mantel decorating neutral and to combine elements from nature like pine cones, oak leaves, grape vine and white pumpkins (both real and faux) with spray painted metallic pumpkins for accents.