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Creative Seasonal Decor

The Autumn season has begun and with that comes seasonal home decor. Decorating your home along with the changing seasons and holidays is an enjoyable pastime. There are a few simple techniques that can be used to make the changing of the decor flow seamlessly along with the seasons.

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Using the same interchangeable containers year round can make this process less work and more fun. Wooden wagons (traditionally for garden decor) can also be re purposed for holiday and seasonal displays. These wagons can easily be decorated and placed in the location of your choice. Placing your decoration in and around the wagon and can make a beautiful display. The classic look of the wagon easily fits into any home decor style.

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Keeping the decorations more seasonal  than holiday allows for the decorations to stay up (tastefully) for longer periods of time. “Autumn” themed decor can stay up from September through the end of December. “Winter” decor could be displayed all the way through February and sometimes March. This technique will cut down on the amount of times the decorations need to be changed and save time that is needed elsewhere.

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Staying organized is always the key to decorating for the seasons. Keeping your seasonal and holiday decor in airtight containers with lids is always a good idea. This allows for easy access when the time comes to decorate. Always remember to label clearly. Seasonal and Holiday heirlooms should be packed carefully and if possible separately as to not get broken or lost.

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Seasonal and holiday decoration is a fun and creative way to brighten up the changing seasons and the holidays that your home chooses to celebrate.

 

 

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The Legacy Collection

Step out of the traditional  and into a whole new world with our brand new collection! The legacy collection is wonderful and creative combination of Gothic,Art Deco, Old World, French, and Spanish. The Legacy Collection brings a whole new feel to handmade Amish furniture!

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The legacy collection still has all of the quality of Amish made furniture with a funky and contemporary style. The choice of woods and stains is still completely up to you . As always the strong, durable, and trustworthy construction that comes with all of our pieces.

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The unique base to these tables is aesthetically pleasing  and distinct! The table bases range from Gothic arches to chain accents that give off a industrial feel! The pedestal style dining table in the Legacy collection give the owner plenty of leg room with a study beveled base.

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The chairs can be customized in bonded leather or other top quality fabric with many choices of color. The chairs are designed for comfort, durability, and style. They will make everything from family dinners to homework time easier and more enjoyable.

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The legacy collection  as with all of pieces can be purchased as a set or individually!

 

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The Quincy series

Cabinfield Fine Furniture’s Quincy series is considered an Eclectic Style. Our Craftsman have incorporated different techniques that are traditional to other styles to create this beautiful collection. The clean contemporary lines in addition to choices of fabric upholstery, wood stains, and hardware create distinctly attractive pieces that can be incorporated into any home.

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The Quincy sofa which has fully padded armrest that are also removable. The back easily falls down into a seat for additional options of convenience and style for the homeowner. The back and seat cushions are reversible and a full seven inches thick. This adds comfort and a longer life.

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The Quincy chair is the perfect place for relaxing and putting your feet up at the end of the day! The high quality four inch spring system prevents squeaking and adds more support for the life of your chair.

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The wood pieces in this collection have a contemporary feel combined with a traditional look. Soft-close under mount slides and concealed hinges are a wonderful addition to these pieces making them incredibly functional and practical in addition to an elegant look.

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Back to school organization

The kids are going back to school and family schedules will start get more complicated and full. Staying organized is even more important than ever. Organization starts at home. The old quote “a place for everything and everything in its place” is always a good place to begin. The question is how do you stay organized in the simplest way possible.

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One of the simplest ways to start back to school organization is by having a designated location for all items that the children need. The spot could be something as simple as a basket where they put their backpacks morning shoes and other items that are needed for their day. Adding the bedtime component of having the children go through all their school belongings the night before to ensure everything is in there basket teaches the children responsibility and makes the morning simpler.

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Meals are also a very important and time-consuming activity. Balancing time, nutrition, in good taste is difficult for the majority of parents. Most parents have to make breakfast in the morning and find the time to pack a snack and lunch for their young children to take to school. Organizing your refrigerator so that items are easily found will take some of the frustration out of the process. In addition, setting up daily meals and snacks in plastic baggies so that all they have to do is be taken out and put in a lunch bag would greatly reduce this time consuming but necessary activity. Another plus to organizing in this way that children can help make lunches and snacks by easily taking out the items for their lunch.

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Get the kids involved. Assigning age-appropriate tasks to the children in the morning and in the evenings will take some of the work off the parents. Setting up a task list for each child and having them be responsible for those items will make the mornings a little less busy. Some simple task that children can do are picking out their own clothes, personal hygiene, putting all their stuff in there morning basket, and helping pack their lunch bags.

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After school is also an important time of the day to stay organized. Having the children go through their bags when they get home and put any important papers in a designated spot for the parent to look at. All homework can also be taken out and put in in the location for homework time shorten’s down the time searching for things later.
School is a wonderful and important time. The school year is also extremely busy but with a few simple organizational tricks it can be much easier for everyone involved.

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Unique Uses for Cast Iron Pans

Cast iron pans are a long standing tradition in many kitchens. Cooking with them is a technique that is passed down through the generations.  This style of pans have a unique history and a long standing fandom of there own. Cast cookery can be used for more then cooking. They have a distinct flavor that can be used in home decor.

Everything I Know About Cooking I Learned from a Cast Iron Pan

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Even if you are not a regular user of cast iron having a few good pieces for a few favorite recipes is always a good thing. The secondary use for these classic pieces is that they can be used as a display when not in use. In addition, special handle covers can be made or bought to add personalized touch to the cast iron without running the functionality of it.

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Cast Iron is durable but it still can crack. So what do you do with the odd broken piece that can not be fixed or used to cook with? Cast Iron comes in many different sizes and can be made into unique photo frames.  They can be easily hung with decorative hooks. Another item that can be displayed in a cast iron pan are recipes. Do you have a special recipe that has been handed down through the generations? A favorite cookie recipe at holiday time? Print or hand write the recipe on a nice piece of paper and glue to the bottom of the pan. If you have a knack for painting decorate you cast iron piece with a unique painting of your own.

A deep dish cast pot “cauldron style” can be used as a decorative piece throughout the home and onto the porch. The sturdiness of the pot makes expands the length decor will survive in an active household.  The classic look of the pot means that the decor put can be changes easily with the seasons. A long griddle that can not be used as a griddle can be changes into a chalkboard with a little bit of chalkboard paint. With a little creativity the length of the griddles can be turned into wonderful family calendars.

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Cast iron cookery is a wonderful medium that with a little creativity can be used outside of the kitchen all year round.

 

 

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Gourd Decoration Ideas

Decorating dry gourds is an easy and interesting DIY. Depending on your skill level and space the gourds can be grown yourself or bought. Either way with a little time and imagination a gourd can be created into a lovely piece.

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A Gourd Bird House is one of the most popular gourd DIY’s. Allow the shape and size of the gourd you have to inspire the way you decorate it. Place the 2 inch opening for your bird friends to be able to enter. If the birdhouse is going to functionally an outdoor paint should be used with a clear polyurethane at the end.

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Gourds can be made into simple fall porch decorations. Arranging flowers with dried gourds and other fall decorations is a  simple and inexpensive way to decorate your porch or home for the fall.

Small gourds dried out can be made into lovely lanterns. Christmas tree lights with small gourds over them can be made into lovely hanging  lanterns. A gourd can also be decorated with hole cut at the bottom. Add an electric tea candle and you have created a lovely table lantern.

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End of Summer Clean Out!

Everyone knows about spring cleaning but end of summer cleaning is an important task too. The summer is over and school is getting ready to start. It is a wonderful transition time to do a “quick” over all of you home.

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1} Start with you closet. It is a pretty basic idea but a very important one. Divide everyone’s clothes into three piles – Storage, donate, and throw away. Clothes you are still using but will eventually store for the summer can go last. Clothes you no longer wear and will not last another season need to be either donated or thrown away. Slimming out the closet will make space in your home and is a wonderful way to cut down on clutter quickly.

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2} Do a deep clean on the floors and walls. Move the furniture, take the photos down, and take everything out of the cupboards. Performing a deep on walls and floors and the corners of your home freshens up your living space. In addition, when the cold weather kicks in and the family is kept inside more it will help keep the cabin fever to a minimum.

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3} Start washing your winter bedding and clothes. Take out all your heavy blankets, coats, clothes, hats, gloves etc and wash them now. This way they have a chance to air out. In addition, it will be warm enough (if you have space) to line dry the items.

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The key is being prepared and not waiting until the last minute. Unfortunately, Winter comes faster then we like and stays longer the many of us want.

 

 

 

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Cedar Adirondack Furniture

If you have an outdoor space that you are trying to finish up in a nice way, you need to find some furniture that will help you set that space up for relaxing and for entertaining. It is important for you to find furniture that will transform the space and that will make that space useful. When you choose cedar Adirondack outdoor furniture for your outdoor space, you will make that space into something special. There are all kinds of furniture options out there for you, and you can find furniture that seems to fit with your yard and with the look that you would like for it to have.

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Adirondack style furniture is something that screams summer. It is something that is featured in pictures that represent summer and it is something that is put to use often when the sun is shining and the weather is warm. Your yard is a space that you are putting together for the summertime. Your outdoor space is a space that you would like to use in the summer, for relaxing and for entertaining. When you choose to add cedar Adirondack outdoor furniture to your yard, you help to make that space ready for summer – both in appearance and in convenience.

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There is something special about Adirondack style furniture, especially that furniture that is Amish made. Adirondack style furniture is inspired by the Adirondack mountains, and it has a look that is all its own. If you are looking to do something different with your yard or patio, you will find that Amish made Adirondack furniture can provide you with just what you want. You can make your yard stand out and you can make it beautiful through the help of such furniture and the look that it brings about.

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Cedar is a great choice when it comes to the constructing of furniture, and the cedar Adirondack outdoor furniture that you pick out will change up your yard in a good way. Your furniture will stay strong when it is built of cedar, and it will last through the years. Cedar furniture offers a beauty that is different from other furniture and it is sturdy and ready for use. The Amish made cedar furniture that you choose for your yard will have been put together in way that makes it ready to weather all that comes at it when it is placed outdoors.

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You would like to make your yard into something that is truly beautiful and special. There are a variety of things that you can do in order to change up that yard. When you pick out cedar Adirondack outdoor furniture, you choose items that are going to bring about a good look for your outdoor space. Choose furniture that fits with who you are and that fits with the needs that you have in regard to your outdoor space. Choose all of the furniture that you need in order to keep your family comfortable and in order to give you help when you entertain guests.

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Fireplace Options

Having a fireplace in your home is a wonderful luxury many people desire but can not have. Choosing an entertainment center with a fire place option is a convenient way to have a fireplace in your home without all the fuss on muss of installing a permanent one in your home.

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The electric fireplaces in our entertainment centers give the classic look and heat of a fireplace without the inconvenience of a traditional wood burning fireplace. A traditional wood burning fireplace whether built in or free standing is a permanent item in your home that can not be moved once installed. An entertainment center with a fireplace option can not only be moved to different rooms with in your home in can be relocated to a entirely new home!

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An simply there is no need for wood burning with an electric fireplace insert. This type of fireplace takes out the cutting and maintain of the wood logs. There is no need to buy or cut wood.

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Entertainment centers with a fireplace option are more child and pet friendly than traditional fireplaces. Electric fireplaces take out the fear of our little loved ones getting burned or inhaling smoke.

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Choosing an entertainment center with a fireplace option is a wonderful addition to any home. Whether a traditional home, apartment, or cabin in the woods these pieces can be adapted to suit your home and style.

 

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Home Decorating Tips for Pet Owners

When decorating your home it is easy to forget furry family members. Keeping pets in mind in the beginning stages of decorating your home is really important to be able to balance function and beauty.

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When buying furniture for your home consider buying an extra cushion. This will provide a pet bed that matches your home decor. The same can be done if you are having furniture reupholstered.

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Consider having a pet gate custom made. Having a custom made pet gate is a simple way to pet proof your home without losing your style. By having the pet gates made you can control the style, size, and decor. The choice of materials can be handpicked to match your home.

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Have a pet food station. While most pets are not picky what their food is put into having a pet food station can be designed to suit your home and your pets.

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Pets are an important part of our lives. Finding ways to keep them comfortable and our homes stylish can be tricky. With a little creativity an pre-planning it is definitely doable.

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