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Dishing on Dishes

You’ve amassed a trove of china, porcelain, pottery and other dishware over the years, or perhaps inherited them from a generation or two of loved ones. How can you integrate these treasures into your decor? Pat Kennedy, who adores crocks, children’s feeding dishes and ironstone, helped round up some ideas for dazzling dish displays that she uses throughout her west-central Minnesota home.

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Downloads & Projects

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Bakery Fakery

To make a faux cake that looks good enough to eat, start with a 9" round foam cake form. Place it on a piece of cardboard covered with parchment paper or wax paper or an appropriate size round cardboard cake board. Scoop lightweight spackling into a small container and add your desired color of craft paint or gel paste food coloring. Mix well, adding paint until you have a “frosting” color you like.

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Make your decorating dreams a reality with Country Sampler!

Make your decorating dreams a reality with Country Sampler!

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Decorating Secret
Tray Chic

Tray Chic

Attach vintage garden tools to the inside of a weathered wood tray and pair with a beribboned wreath for unique springtime wall art.

Poll

What would you like to add to your garden this year?

New garden path or edging material
 
26.1%
Garden art
 
21.4%
Creative containers
 
20.1%
Trellis or arbor
 
16.7%
Sitting area
 
15.8%
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