farm fresh

Hi friends!  We are officially a day into spring. Yay!  Did you get your free Rita’s Water Ice yesterday?  Is that just a regional thing here in PA?  Mmm, I love Rita’s but the lines were so long so I skipped the free water ice.  Free is nice but time is money, now isn’t it?  Anyway, a day into spring and I am already getting so behind on posting my spring projects.  Life is just flying by so stay tuned as I try to get the projects up starting with our farm fresh Easter Mantel… I went hard on the Easter theme … Continue reading farm fresh

ambush makeover

Those of you that follow Circa Dee on facebook probably recall my status update last week about doing an ambush makeover at my parent’s house while they were away.  Well, today is the day for the big reveal.  Let’s first walk through the before so you can see what I was working with. The “brown frown”.  As I like to call it. See? Brown furniture.  Brown wall.  Brown floor.  Frown. That room that you are looking at is their living room.  At least it was.  And it was seriously lacking color and character.  It needed to be injected with some … Continue reading ambush makeover


Is it really Monday night already?   I didn’t manage to fit in any junking or antiquing this past weekend.  I know.  It makes me cranky.  We went away for my work holiday party at a beautiful resort in Western PA called Nemacolin.  It was fareeezing!  The resort was something like 2000 acres.  HUGE!  There were literally lions and tigers and bears. Oh my! Actually I don’t think there were tigers but there were zebras and camels and buffalo.  No lie.  It was like a zoo.  With a spa.  Strangely satisfying.  I was too lazy relaxed to take many pictures although the halls were … Continue reading tidbits

have a ball

Hey there! I’m not the first and I’m sure I won’t be the last to transform a vintage Ball canning jar into a fancy farmhouse style soap dispenser. In fact, I can’t really take any credit for this project.  Well, except maybe for finding the Ball mason jar with a perfect zinc lid… and for pinning the inspiration on pinterest… and for sharing my NEED to own this soap dispenser with Ryan, my handy man.  Who created this for me… Perfect for the kitchen or bathroom. I think it is screaming farmhouse sink though, don’t you?  I have one on my wish list to … Continue reading have a ball