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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Favorite Projects of 2016

As the year comes to a close it is always such fun to see what was accomplished during the previous year.


Most of January 2016 on DTA comprised of Panama themed travel posts but one project adored was the Romantic Doily Scarf.


With the arrival of February thoughts turned to love. A Regency Era Valentine tea was held and the mantel was transformed into an ode to Jane Austen.


March premiered a Springtime in Paris home tour.

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April featured a report on a recent trip to Roundtop and a neighbors gorgeous garden was shared.

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Inspired by the garden a vintage gardening smock was created in May and the remodel of the Bad Gas Station Bathroom was completed.

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June saw a collaboration with KariAnne of Thistlewood and the Summer Home Tour of Storybook Cottage.

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July means outdoor fun so a hilarious Country Cornhole Game was created as well as two Sailboat Applique Pillows.

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The hot month of August featured a J. Crew necklace for less and the transformation of an ugly corner of the yard into a dry river bed.

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September revealed an early Fall Home Tour and making a tiered tray for under $15.

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October was filled with reader favorites such as 5 Easy Crafts from 1 Plaid Shirt, Cinderella’s Enchanting Pumpkin and the Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder costume reveal.

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November ushered in the holiday season with a Fantastic Feast for Four and the glorious autumn color at Butchart Gardens.

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Earlier this month Storybook Cottage was decorated for Christmas HERE and HERE. The month ended with a series of “Little House” themed Christmas posts. A thank you gift for your readership and the links to all those themed posts can be found HERE

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It’s fun to think about what 2017 may hold. I know this June I will FINALLY graduate and celebrate the occasion with a trip to England and Ireland. But in the immediate future there is to be a large renovation project occurring in January. That said, posting here will be sporadic for the next week or two as Mr. Decor and I undertake this task.

I’d like to hear from you. As a reader, what would you like to see more of at Decor To Adore in 2017?


Linking to Southern Hospitality and Thrifty Decor Chick


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh so many great projects and ideas. Can't wait to see what is up next. Happy New Year.

Jeanie said...

How exciting to contemplate the new year and graduation. I'm not sure I know how you managed to create all these beautiful things and still do a grad program! AND post regularly! All I can say is that you really have your act together. Everything you do is beautiful.

Here's to a wonderful 2017. Sounds like you have lots of exciting things in your plan. Three cheers!

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your posts, They are varied and always interesting! Thank you for sharing your talent and congratulations on your degree. My daughter is in med school and says you must have an outlet or your studies will suffer. Perhaps your studies benefited from your blog. We have! Marie

Christine said...

You out did yourself, again. When I look back at all your projects, I'm overwhelmed with "eye-candy" projects.
My favorite, absolutely favorite... "Best'est" of all, was the Little House Christmas, series. Hands down, my favorite.
But the picture of Franz and Rudi, cracks me up!!

Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere said...

Congratulations on your graduation! I'm so glad I've gotten to know you (in real life) over this year. You are so talented and I look forward to seeing your upcoming project.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Oh my goodness Laura! You never cease to amaze me with all that you undertake and accomplish!!Happy New Year my sweet friend! Go get 'em this last semester!