Books as a Background

This look started as a way to store my ever-expanding book collection, and became one of my favorite decorative elements. Lining books up behind the knick knacks gives the shelf more color, depth, and warmth. I try to match the books to the objects in terms of colors and styles. As you can see for…

Holiday Decorating Timeline

With seasonal merchandise appearing in the stores and in marketing campaigns so early, it can be hard to tell when to put out your fall leaves and pumpkins, and when to swap them out for Santa and Frosty.  The following is a timeline of when I like to bring out our decorations.  Of course you…

Window Shelf

This is a great solution when you have breakable collectibles to display, and curious children who love to touch the pretties.  All you need is a sturdy board and brackets.  Cut the board slightly longer than the window.  Paint or stain the board if desired.  Screw the brackets to the shelf, and then screw the…

Welcome to Home all Year!

Hello all! My name is Christine Cecilio and I welcome you to my new blog. It’s all about housekeeping, decorating, gardening, cooking, family, and everyday living. These are all the parts of my life I love and enjoy, and I look forward to sharing my own experiences and reading about yours as well. I plan…