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Happy Hour : Spring Vases

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Have you noticed?  White vases are suddenly everywhere.  Springtime fresh, white vases bring a modern, crisp look to any room.  And, they're easy to find - you'll see in dollar stores and IKEA.  You can even make them yourself but more of that in a minute.  First, let's look at how great they can look in any room.

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Happy Hour : Home Plates

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Our Oakland A's are batting just over .500, but you know you have decorating-on- the-brain when that sparks another quick and easy Happy Hour.  Home plates.  Yep, real home plates!  Decorating with plates is an inexpensive and colorful way to decorate our rooms.  What's more, you probably have all the stock you need right in your cupboard.  Let's take a look at some stunning home plates - easily mounted during Happy Hour.

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Happy Hour : Grab a Paintbrush

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Hot pink might not be for everyone, but don't you love what happened to this old secretary desk? Maybe a Happy Hour is best spent with a can of leftover paint as coloring a piece of furniture might be the happiest way to recharge a room.  Let's look at some examples of fun, sophisticated and thoughtfully painted furniture.  Even if hot pink isn't our thing, these ideas -in any hue- are ripe for the picking.

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Happy Hour : Terrific Trays

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Every been in a restaurant when it turns "Happy Hour?"  You notice the mood instantly changes as everyone is ready for fun.  Whenever I'm having a Bad Hair Day, my cure is always a personal Happy Hour.  Of course, I'm hopeless addicted to interiors; so for me, this hour is all about decorating.  

In this new series, we'll look at some quick and happy mood changers for our very own Happy Hour.  Each should take about an hour - a mere 60 minutes - to perk up our minds and our rooms. Let's get the party started.

T-R-A-Y, the perfect four-letter word.  Theatrical, timeless, tantalizing and totally terrific.  What better way to spotlight a collection or corral the clutter?  Maybe I've overdone it a bit - this morning, I counted 11 trays showing and there's more squirreled away out of sight.  If you're not using trays already, I promise you'll be addicted once you start.  In fact, I bet you have one hidden away just waiting to make its entrance.  Let's take a look at some terrific uses for trays.

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