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15 Ways a French Market Basket Can Help You Stay Organized

15 Ways a French Market Basket Can Help You Stay Organized

I'm taking an online seminar called "Organizing 101" online right now, and it has me approaching containers in a whole new way. I've found my favorites are galvanized paint pails in various sizes and BASKETS BASKETS BASKETS! There are so many gorgeous examples of baskets in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, ages, weaves, materials, etc. It's fun to search out interesting vintage baskets at the flea market, including funny old bicycle baskets and creels, and figure out good uses for them at home. They can hide a multitude of sins. For instance, right now I have a creel full...

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Special Offer for June - 15% Off and Free Shipping for All Wall Art!

Special Offer of June **15% off entire order • Minimum purchase of US$230.00 Code: artpainting15 **Free Shipping for All art paintings See our website for our wall art and crafts and much more gifts for the home or office. Artpaintingcanvas.com connects you directly to a rich choice of decorative accessories with timeless style. We are more than just a collection of pretty art and crafts for home. We want to provide quality information to help you make the decision to use our beautiful products in your home project.

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Dressing Your Table: Cloth or No Cloth?

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Dressing Your Table: Cloth or No Cloth?

To use a tablecloth or not to use a tablecloth? That is the question (today). I grew up in an apartment with an enormous glass table that remained uncovered at all times – until company arrived, at which point a tablecloth was flung over it and several layers of plates, bowls glasses and flatware dressed it up. A quick internet search tells me that’s the case for most people. But, how does one decide to cover a table or leave it exposed? And if you do cover it, how low do you go? In most cases, it depends on the...

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7 Unexpectedly Intriguing Places for Art

7 Unexpectedly Intriguing Places for Art

Elicit surprise and delight by displaying art in spaces where someone might least expect it. Art engages us, stirs our soul and creates debate, but it is often the final piece in a room. Although art is usually saved for last, the right piece of art can tie all the other elements in a space together. When used in a surprising place, art can be thrilling. When we least expect it, a colorful depiction from a child's imagination in a mudroom or a thought-provoking landscape over a kitchen bench delights us.Use one of these creative placement ideas to make your...

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How to Find the Right Rug for Your Space

How to Find the Right Rug for Your Space

High use, a low door, kids and pets running amok — whatever your area endures, this insight will help you find the right rug for it. grew up in homes with wall-to-wall carpeting and didn’t know the beauty of a hardwood floor until my late 20s. Moving into a newly built condo in the heart of downtown, I was faced with what seemed like acres of gleaming wood floor. I loved the coolness under my feet and how streamlined everything looked. It didn’t take long, though, before I craved a little coziness — so I bought a carpet. Let me...

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