While helping family members go through my deceased aunt’s belongings, my mother found a piece of filet crochet that said Christmas 1914. She wasn’t positive which family member made it but still had it framed and gave it to me for Christmas. It has gone on my wall every year since. The year 2014 was… Continue reading Christmas 1914
Tag-A-Longs I never met a Girl Scout cookie I didn’t like. Samoas are my personal favorite, but Tag-A-Longs are in the running for second. Cookies aren’t the only favorite with that name. Kasmir has a Tag-A-Longs collection of fabrics containing several customer favorites. Why are Kasmir Tag-A-Longs so well liked? The patterns are smaller. If… Continue reading Tag-A-Longs
We had a problem. Most folks have wood floors, and wood floors need rugs. Rugs do so much. They anchor a space, create conversation areas, help with noise, and feel good to bare feet. Our problem was, we couldn't find the rugs we recommended. What did we do? We began searching for a vendor with… Continue reading The Rug Problem…Solved!
By Vonda Gordon, Design Assistant Three days, two colleges, two dorms...we were exhausted…physically, mentally, emotionally…I confess, I cried…more than once. But that is all another story. The story here is mostly in pictures. My girl’s room didn’t turn out like we planned. There were bump outs for ductwork, electrical, etc. that made us create a… Continue reading All Moved In
by Vonda Gordon: Design Assistant My dining room has become a staging area for dorm room prep. This project isn't a Saavy Design project but, there are a few little touches that are so cute and budget friendly I thought I would share them. First is the flat window valance. I made it with $3… Continue reading DIY…Extra Thrifty!
by Vonda Gordon, Design Assistant When I was expecting my twins, I discovered two firmly entrenched nursery decorating camps. One group created beautiful, magazine-worthy rooms. The others had very practical, austere spaces. Both were totally in love with their little ones and neither were a good fit for me. I wanted a room that looked… Continue reading Dorm Décor
By: Vonda Gordon, Design Assistant A couple of years ago we met with the nicest young couple who had just moved to Auburn from out of state. They had a baby girl and a lot of hand-me-down apartment furniture. It was time to upgrade to a grown-up look. We discovered their likes, dislikes, ideas and… Continue reading The House We Didn’t Decorate
by Vonda Gordon, Design Assistant Sometimes you have so many choices, you just can’t decide. That happens all the time with fabric. Here are some tips to help you. Good old common sense is a good place to start. Feel the fabric. Lighter weights are often good for window treatments and heavier weights are often… Continue reading Choices, Choices
by Vonda Gordon, Design Assistant I can’t tell you how often I hear someone say, “I didn’t know there was fabric at New Leaf!” There is! So, I thought I would take a few blogs and tell the long version of what we have, how to order and what services we offer. What do we… Continue reading I Didn’t Know
by Vonda Gordon, Design Assistant Like so many people, family members give us furniture we would never choose for ourselves. Our most recent acquisition is an Early American chair from the 1960’s or 70’s. It came from my husband’s grandmother. We received the matching loveseat when we got married. My husband remembered sitting on that… Continue reading Granny’s Chair