Welcome Autumn

Happy Autumn,

Hello friends, sorry for the radio silence.  Hope you had a great summer.

The leaves are changing at home.  Fall harvest is in full swing.

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Finding inspiration is easy … beautiful blue sky… hay barrels …

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rolling hills and sunflower fields.

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The arrival of autumn brings friends and family home for apple picking.   Time to feather our nest and plan for the holidays.   I’ll be sharing more about my summer in the next blog post.   In the meantime,  catch up with me on Instagram @idhomedecor

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About Last Night : The Warwick, NY Historical Society

Rain could not dampen the festive mood at the  Ketchum House, last night.  Michael Bertolini’s home was all a buzz with members of the Warwick, NY Historical Society and Friends of the Hathorn House –Warwick’s Militia Commander Gen. John Hathorn

The small intimate gathering was history in the making.

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General John Hathorn and Elizabeth Welling, his wife, had a daughter, Catherine Cornelius.  Catherine was given French china as a wedding present in 1807.   The Hathorn  dishes were kept in the family from generation to generation.  Members of  the family migrated West.

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The Hathorn dishes were driven from Illinois back to Warwick, NY this week by a relative of Michael Bertolini.  Michael Bertolini is the curator for the Warwick Historical Society.

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The Warwick Historical Society presented the Hathorn dishes — on loan — to Sue Gardner, head of Friends of the Hathorn House, and The Stone House Inn.

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The Hathorn dishes will be stored and later put on display at The Stone House Inn, General John Hathorn’s house.  General John Hathorn’s  stone house is located on Hathorn Road in the town of Warwick, NY, just off Route 94.  It was built by Hathorn in 1773.   The stone house is currently under renovation.  The Stone House Inn is scheduled to open next year, we hope.  The first level will have a restaurant.  The second level will be occupied by Friends of the Hathorn House.

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June and summer are popular for wedding season.  I think it is romantic and appropriate to celebrate love and love of history.

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Follow us on Instagram @idhomedecor   For more information on the Warwick Historical Society, click here.   Thank you for stopping by.    All images are my own.  Please contact us for use @info@ivydeleon.com

Ivy de Leon

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You’ll Love These Monday Blues

 

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Happy Monday!

We had a few rainy days, so I’m thinking of some favorite blues while blue skies roll in.  Paint, upholstery, garden stools and custom window shades are all available.

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Ivy de Leon

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Coming Soon

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Welcome March Madness with these garden inspired tablescape essentials

March arrived like a lion.  While the snow melts, I’m seeing green and feeling lucky.

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March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter have me excited to bring on the green tablescapes.

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French Garden orange dinner plateBoston wine goblet villeroy & Boch

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Dutch tulips and boxwood topiary are favorites all year through.  They are readily available and are economical.

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I’ve had a crush on the  Saarinen inspired tulip style dining table , a mix of modern and classic.

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These are some of my favorite every day pieces for a garden inspired tablescape.

March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter are looking good.

Bordallo Pinheiro  Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage Cheese Plate, Price: $135.00 in New York, NY from Vista AlegreJuliska natural bamboo 5 piece place setting

 

A classic mix of  tabletop style with a casual laid-back feel.

What’s inspiring you this March?

Shop my style:   table / cabbage dinnerware / glassware /  Natural bamboo  flatware

 

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No Monday Blues Here

Happy Monday!

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Men Style: Tune Up Your Home

Have it together at work, but at home you just need a few more hands to organize your lifestyle.   That’s all right! New Year, New you! Right!

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Design a life you love.

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Each day is a fresh start!

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do it now

Make it comfortable, elevate your morning and dinner routine.

 

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Natural rugs and indoor/outdoor rugs are easy to clean and update any room.

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Sleep is important.  Admit that your home needs help.  Get in the game and do something about it.

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You’ll feel much better coming home.

Thanks for stopping by.  See something you like?  I’m here to help. With over thousands of sources, we’ll help you find sources that will help you be confident and comfortable coming home.

Ivy de Leon

 

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Three New Year Wants That Cost No Money

Happy New Year!

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The celebration continues at home as we enjoy a few more days with family.  Yes, I ate a few too many gingerbread cookies, but I have also been on a some gym workout dates with my husband, which keep things interesting.

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Today, I am sharing delicious mocktails  recipes to enjoy,  because alcohol-free should not mean boring.  Stay healthy, work hard, be kind …. these are my New Year wants.

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My New Year wants cost no money.  Health is the New Rich.

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Happy Friday!  Cheers to a pinch of sparkle, great health and lots of new projects  in 2019.

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How to Make Your Home Smell Amazing for the Holidays

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Fresh and dried spices are plentiful in my mom’s kitchen.  In my home, I carry on the tradition with the fresh natural scents of the holidays.  Are you looking to fill your home with the sweet fragrance of the holiday season without the candles? The smell of cloves and oranges smells heavenly.  It seems the cloves help preserve the orange as it dries and acts as an anti-microbial.

Pomanders make a lovely holiday decoration and can last up to a year if they dry out without getting moldy.

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To make a pomander you will need a toothpick, orange, lemon or other firm citrus, stemmed cloves.  Decide on an pattern.  Poke a hole with the tooth pick and insert stemmed clove.  For quick even drying, add orrisroot in reasealable plastic bag,  shake until orange is coated.

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A blue and white porcelain bowl is classic and colorful.   The kitchen smells amazing.  I also made pomanders for the front door hall to greet holiday guest.

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I hope you try this easy DIY on how to make your home smell amazing for the holidays.

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Three Renter Friendly Removable Wallpaper Paper Projects

Removable Peel & Stick Wallpaper is now more beautiful.  These three projects are sure to get you inspired.

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Framed sections of wallpaper are a great idea that is cost saving and movable when it’s time to find another apartment.

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Because some times you want just a little wallpaper, decorate a small section of a closet to give it some wow factor.  Diana Elizabeth’s  tiny closet reveal is efficient and stylish.

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Below are some favorite sources to help you get started.

Tempaper Designs   / Walls Need Love / Chasing Paper /  Target / Spoon Flower

 

Thanks for stopping. Ivy de Leon

 

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