Fall Decor

My home fall décor.


Dale and I plan to spend our Thanksgiving here at home with family. We make the traditional turkey, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and my favorite crescent rolls! A little feast it is! Of course someone always brings a pecan pie for desert! Yum! Late in the evening, we will have a little campfire and relax and ponder about all the things to be thankful for.

I am so thankful for many things, like loved ones, health, etc. But this year I am specifically thankful that our home did not flood and plan to jot that down in my journal for Thanksgiving 2017.

Pictures of my fall home décor. My favorite are the pumpkins!


Fall Wall Gallery

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Fall sandwich.

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Fall Home Décor

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Outdoor Fall Décor






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Last year 2016 Thanksgiving selfie, snapping green beans.

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Wishing you all a Happy and blessed Thanksgiving!


Master Bath

I love the double sinks and separate shower and tub this model had to offer.

The master bath was one of the decision makers for us! I love the double sinks and separate shower and tub this model had to offer. I also like the wall color, it’s like a brownish gray and I will not paint anytime soon, but I do have an idea about replacing the strips and trim later. The updates we have done so far, installed towel racks, toilet paper holder and Dale added some shelves inside the vanity for more storage. He also added some electrical strips, one inside the vanity to plug in our toothbrushes and another strip on the side of the vanity to easily plug my hairdryer.

As far as the décor I like to use plenty of towels and have displayed a couple of pieces of my milk glass collection and some blue pieces. My favorite décor piece is the vintage window displayed on the tub wall. I found this at Goodwill for $8.00! The wreath I purchased at an antique shop for under $20.00. I love the natural look of the twigs. The towel rack wall I found the “LOVE” sign at Wal-Mart for under $5.00! I put a nice collage picture frame next to the towel rack under the love sign and inserted pictures from our fourth wedding anniversary. It’s okay to put up candid pictures in your bathroom. I don’t worry about the humidity ruining them, these days you can always order more pictures very inexpensively. Every time I see our pictures they make me smile.

I do have plans to better costume this master bath and will keep you up to date!  Enough said! Enjoy the pictures!


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Shelves added inside vanity for more storage.

Electrical strip added to the side of vanity which makes it easier to plug in blow-dryer, etc.

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Electrical strip installed inside vanity for toothbrushes, leaves counter tops clear.

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Towel rack and toilet paper holder purchased at Wal-Mart.

Wall hook we use for our hand towels.

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Our Tub Spa

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I kept the décor pretty simple and it’s amazing how filling baskets with some hand towels makes it cozy. I like the dark bronze towel rack and paper holder and the dark picture frames, they stand out against the brownish gray wall. I wanted to add a colorful rug and choose the royal blue pattern which adds some much needed color.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week, till next time!

Flower Arrangements

I purposely planted Zinnias in my garden for cut flowers.

Hello everyone! I hope your ready to see lots of pictures! I wanted to post something fun to show you, I’m not all work and no play! Ha-ha! I LOVE FLOWERS! Who doesn’t! I was going through my picture gallery and realize! Wow! I have made lots of flower arrangements since we moved into our new home! I love both real, dried and faux flowers. Flowers to me can become a focal point, they can brighten up a room and set a mood your trying to create. So enjoy!

Winter Carnations

Dale found these pine branches and ask if I wanted them? I said yes! No cost and from nature.


Carnations are the most inexpensive flowers you can purchase.


Natural Pine Branches


February Valentine’s Day Carnations


Better Homes and Garden Faux Flowers

Flowers from our wedding for table arrangements. Kitchen Island.


Same faux flowers, which adds a nice touch to our vintage dresser and the picture on the wall.


Easter Flower Arrangement


Same Easter arrangement, changed the décor pieces.


Easter Arrangement


Coffee Bar

Cotton Stems


Faux Tulips

Easter Spring Table Arrangements


Faux Blue Hydrangeas

Found these flowers at a thrift store.


April Flower Arrangement


Mother’s Day Flowers

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From my dresser to the kitchen island. I tend to move my flower arrangements around.

Evening shot of our home.

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Dried Pepper Stems

I love these delicate dried pepper stems, displayed in the guest bedroom shelf.


More dried pepper stems in a small crock.

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Summer Flowers

I purposely planted Zinnias in my garden for cut flowers.


Fourth of July Flower Arrangement


Crepe Myrtles

The greenery you see is from a small tree we trimmed. I just could not throw away, so in they went with the crepe myrtles.


Shelf in the guest bedroom. The cake topper you see was a gift from our wedding. It represents summer weddings. The jewelry box was mine when I was a child. Thank you mom so much for holding on to this! The mini lantern belongs to Dale’s grandmother. The vintage recipe box was given to me from my mother. I remember looking inside this box when I was young at the recipes. I was really being nosy!

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Tiny Flowers

This vase is one of my smallest 3 1/2 inches. Good for my tiny zinnias.


Flowers and herbs from my garden.


I always have some kind of flower arrangements displayed somewhere in my home. Cotton stems are now displayed on my gallery wall.

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One morning while in my garden I thought I am going to collect the pink zinnias today! I then displayed them in my tea pot.

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I hope you had fun looking through the pictures of my flower arrangements. I don’t fret to much when making the arrangements. I put the flowers in a vase and move them around a bit and let them be. Sometimes I put a book or a décor piece near, to compliment the arrangement. I believe in keeping it simple.

“Just living is not enough….one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Anderson

Thank you so much for stopping by, till next time!






Happy Independence Day

Hello and happy fourth of July! I hope you are enjoying your holiday! Dale and I are enjoying some time off from work and projects. Saturday we celebrated at our place with friends and family; we had a Forth of July Concert Jam! We have family members that are musicians and they were excited to come jam together! Wow! What a great way to celebrate! Dale and I love listening to live music and has been a dream for us, having a live band play here at the Phillips Place. We can check that off our bucket list! Ha-ha! Next on our bucket list, movie night! I think that would be great! Will see!

Fourth of July Concert Jam at the Phillips Place

This picture was taken by my daughter Mary Hatton. She took some awesome pictures of our jam! I think she gets her photography from me. Ha-ha! Actually she has exceeded me with her photography! Mary is a blogger too! Check her out! The Cake Chica Thank you Mary!

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Phillips Place Home

This is my dining room wall. I purchased this clock at Hobby Lobby, it was on sale for 50% off. Wonderful! The wall sconces I purchased at an antique shop for under $20.00. My mother gave me the vintage coffee pot and the tea kettle I found at another antique store and scored a great deal on sale! The green pitcher was a gift and the books were purchased at a thrift store. Cotton stems I bought at Magnolia Silos. Of course it took some time to gather all these items. I always look for great deals and through patience’s can somehow put things together.

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 For summer I wanted to change this part of my kitchen, so I placed my small collection of these beautiful crocks. I always put a picture above my stove but did not have anything that went well with my décor. I took care of that by painting an abstract art piece, using similar colors of my crocks. My abstract art I’ve named, “Sand & Water.” This was my small DIY project and had fun painting it!

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Fourth of July Home decor.

This is my fourth of July home decorating. I cut some fresh flowers from my garden and put them in a small vase and placed them on top of a red white and blue runner. That’s it! I really don’t go all out, I think a little goes a long way.

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Outdoor, Red, White and Blue

I kept it simple even outdoors. I found this star garland at Target, in the dollar section and placed it on my vintage window on my porch.

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My garden shed vintage window I purchased the red, white and blue flower bouquet at Wal-Mart for under $10.00 and the garland at Target in the dollar section.

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Have a Happy Fourth of July and wishing you all a wonderful summer!

Dale & Elizabeth Phillips


Kitchen and Dining Room

It’s okay to think out of the box when it comes to your home! Use your space to your advantage!

Dale and I have settled into our new home and are enjoying it very much! We are slowly but surely getting the place organize. Let me tell you about a few things we have done. When we purchased our home the kitchen came with black appliances. We exchanged the stove, air vent and dishwasher with the white appliances we already had. We haven’t replaced the refrigerator yet.

In the kitchen area you will see a beautiful white island that Dale and I found while on a road trip to Wimberley, Texas over the summer! We put this beautiful piece in the breakfast area. I wanted to have an extra serving space and an area I could work on projects.

We also found a beautiful rosewood dining room table on our road trip! We both love the rustic, farmhouse style and scored a good deal! We purchased the chairs from Hermann Furniture in Brenham Texas, one of my favorite places to shop because they have a wonderful antique mall!

Okay now when you see the pictures of the dining room, keep in mind the room was intended to be the living room. Ha-ha! Yes! We are using that space for the dining room! Dale and I really don’t watch much television, but do watch movies. Dale is using the third bedroom for his little media room. I plan to show pictures at a later date.

It’s okay to think out of the box when it comes to your home! Use your space to your advantage! When we have company over they don’t even miss the living room. The kitchen, dining room has become our gathering place. I do plan to make a little sitting area behind the bar later, but for now we are enjoying our space.

We don’t want to do any major projects to our home at this time. I feel we need to live in our home for a while to get a feel for it first. We are working on a small project which I will share later. I hope this was fun! Enjoy the pictures of the kitchen and dining room, till next time!



Dining Room


Before Breakfast Area and Buffet








White appliances looks better with the white farmhouse sink.






Home Sweet Home


View from the dining room.


Rosewood Farmhouse Table


Originally for the TV, using this space for shelving.


Built in shelves.


Handmade ceramic pitcher housewarming gift.


Before Transom Windows






Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sewing Chair

Chris kept the integrity of the chair by not covering the legs!

Hello everyone! Today was the day I was hoping to feature my dressing room. Dale made a last minute change, he wanted to add a door (closet side) where the built in shelves are and shelves to go above the clothes rods. I wanted to wait until it’s completely done to show you. Believe me it will be worth the wait! The room looks fabulous! I will feature the dressing room sometime in February. For now I would like to blog about my chair that will go in my dressing room.

Dale found this chair along the side of the road in someone’s trash. Thank goodness my husband rescued this lovely chair, it’s a sewing chair! When he brought the chair home we carefully opened the chair in hopes of finding some hidden treasure. Ha-ha! We found assorted threads, needles, old patterns and sewing machine parts. The chair is very comfortable to sit on and I use it when I put my makeup on. With the new dressing room coming soon, it’s time for a chair makeover!


I know a friend who is crafty and asked her if she knew anything about recovering chairs and she said she did! When I explain to her about the sewing chair she immediately wanted to take on the project! Her name is Chris Clayton! I showed Chris pictures of the chair and we talked about how she could recover it. I purchased the fabric and completely trusted Chris to do whatever she wanted to do with the chair.


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Chris kept the integrity of the chair by not covering the legs. The legs are a great feature! I love the simple look and am very pleased with the way it turned out! Another great feature, I can easily take the fabric apart if I need to wash the cover. Chris did an awesome job! I wanted to pay Chris for a job well done but she insisted that I not! Chris said, “You and Dale have been so busy working hard on your renovation, I want to do this for y’all.”  Dale and I feel really blessed that Chris wanted to do this for us, which is why I wanted to mention her in my blog today.

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Chris thank you so much! Dale and I appreciate you and the job you’ve done to my treasured sewing chair!

 Thank you for visiting Phillips Place Renovations!

“The Heart that Gives, Gathers.” -Tao Te Ching


Christmas at the Phillips Place

No Christmas tree, but I did take the time to put up a little Christmas here and there.

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I’ve decided not to put up our Christmas tree this year. I have no place to put it! Ha-ha! Our place is a mess right now due to renovating.  Everything is scattered everywhere and If you’ve been through a renovation then you understand what I mean!

I did take the time to put up a little Christmas, here and there.

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If you look closely you’ll see the little lizard in the picture.

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Front Porch.

The cotton you see is from my garden.

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We would like to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Luke 2:10 (ESV) “And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people.”