Vintage Halloween Cards

Vintage Halloween Cards by virginiasweetpea.com

This weekend I did a touch of Halloween decorating.  Most of my Halloween decorations are ones that I use year after year but this year I have a few new things:  two are vintage and one is new.   My mom passed along two vintage Halloween cards to me since she decorates for fall but not Halloween.  I displayed them beside a ceramic … [Read more...]

I Spy :: Local Fall Porch Decor

Fall Porch Decor in Lynchburg, VA

Last weekend I ran down one of my favorite streets in Lynchburg, Peakland Place.  I will never get tired of walking or running on this street because of the beauty of the homes.  As I ran, I noticed many pretty fall porch displays and thought that it would be fun to share them.   Is this not a beautiful home?   I love … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Makeovers to Benefit Sheltered Animals

Thrift Benefit Chair Makeover by virginiasweetpea.com

  I’ve teamed up with 22 bloggers to help bring awareness to a topic that is near and dear to my heart, animal rescue.  I’ve always considered myself an animal lover but didn’t know true animal love until we adopted our dog Sherman from the Campbell County Humane Society.  Sherman was just a few months old when we adopted him in … [Read more...]

DIY Decorator Pillows and Giveaway

DIY Designer Cowboy Pillow with Fringe

This is an exciting week for fellow lovers of fabric and home decor.  Over the next four days, nineteen blogging friends are sharing DIY decorator pillows made with gorgeous fabrics from OnlineFabricStore.  Not only will you have the opportunity get pillow and fabric ideas, you can enter to win one of two $100 gift cards to … [Read more...]

Fall Centerpiece with Preserved Gourds

Fall Centerpiece with Preserved Gourds by virginiasweetpea.com

  Did you know that you don’t have to throw away your gourds after you have finished using them for decorating?  I’ve been preserving mine for years and now have box upon box of preserved gourds to use for fall decorating? How do you preserved gourds?  It’s easy!  After Thanksgiving I put them on newspaper in our basement … [Read more...]

Fall Mantel and Living Room Decor

Fall in the Living Room

  In my area of Virginia it is finally looking and feeling like fall.  Some of the leaves are starting to change and we’ve had delightfully cold night time temperatures followed by cool days with a warm sun.  It’s been just about perfect!  My living room has been decorated for fall for a few weeks but I haven’t had a chance to … [Read more...]

Historic Homes Tour in Lynchburg, VA

Historic Homes Tour in Lynchburg, VA by virginiasweetpea

Sunday was the Lynchburg Historical Foundation’s annual historic homes tour.  I love a home tour and this one is my favorite of the year because it focuses on historic homes in my area.  My mom, aunts, and cousin joined me for this year’s tour.  You’ll want to visit my recaps from the 2009, 2010, 2011, and  2012 tours after enjoying this … [Read more...]

L L Bean Knockoff Adirondack Chairs

DIY Adirondack Chair

  It’s time for another knockoff tour!  Back in the spring a group of my blogging friends decided to challenge each other to knockoff a project from a popular design store or catalog.  My project for was a knockoff of Plow and Hearth’s Chevron End Table.  For this fall’s second knockoff tour, I was inspired by LL Bean’s wooden … [Read more...]

Themed Furniture Makeover Day – Two Tone Lane Cedar Chest

Two Toned Painted Furniture Makeover by virginiasweetpea.com

It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day!  This month the them is two tone.  I had to think a bit before I came up with an idea for this project.  After a tiny bit of persuasion, Mr. SP agreed to let me give the Lane cedar chest that he purchased in the early 1990’s a two tone makeover. When I met Mr. SP, his bedroom furniture consisted of a … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Pound Cake

Caramel Apple Pound Cake by virginiasweetpea.com

It’s finally fall, the perfect time for a dessert with one of fall’s food pleasures, apples.  Caramel Apple Pound Cake gets its caramel flavor from brown sugar in the batter.  Granny Smith apples and plenty of butter make this a super moist cake that I honestly can’t get enough of! After the batter is made, it is layered in a Bundt pan … [Read more...]