Sorry for the Delay... wonderful changes in store. SEASON 2 COMING WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS!


Season Finale Results Show

Thank you viewers for making So You Think You Can Decorate so successful! What a season!!

And THANK YOU ladies for participating!!

and now for the BIG REVEAL!!!

The winner with 851 votes is.....


(But if you ask me they are BOTH winners! )

We have some fun stuff in store for Season 2 and some big changes in mind so make sure you stay tuned so you don't miss any of the excitement!


Q & A

We missed Miss Mustard Seed's Q & A last week so we'll hear from her today, and FunkyJunk later in the week.
To see the Season Finale scroll down after the post and make sure to cast your vote!

1. What is your favorite room in your house?

My favorite room at the moment is my guest room.  The decor is most "me" and it's the most finished room in my home.  When I'm done with them, I think my kitchen and family room will become my favorite. 

2. Describe your style in 3 words or less.

Eclectic French Country.  It's French Country meets American Farmhouse meets Junk meets whatever catches my fancy.  I just decorate with things that speak to me, are beautiful and practical for my family.

3. What brought you to blog land?

The designer of my website for my business, Mustard Seed Creations, suggested I start writing a blog.  She had no idea what she started!  It has turned into a part of my business as well as a creative outlet and source of inspiration.

4. You are such a talented painter. Where did you acquire such a skill and do you sell your work/skills? Where?

Thank you so much. I still don't think of myself as a real artist, mainly because I've never had any formal training. I grew up in Germany and loved the hand painted furniture and details on the old homes. I wanted to bring that into my house, but couldn't afford to buy painted pieces. So, I learned to do it myself. I did a lot of reading and practicing and eventually developed a confidence in my own style.
My hand painted furniture is sold at Accessories - Fashion, Home and Kids in downtown Gettysburg, PA.  I am so fortunate to work with a great shop owner who allows me to bring anything in to sell, including antiques and vintage pieces.

 5. By day you are a ____________ by night you are a _________________?

This question was really funny for me, because I am everything ALL DAY LONG.  I have two toddler boys (20 months and 3 years old), I'm a youth pastor's wife, I'm a business owner and artist, and I try to squeeze in running and guitar playing when I'm not playing GeoTrax, cooking, cleaning, paying bills, running errands, attending church functions, painting furniture, writing my blog, and on, and on.   I'm a very busy girl.

Thanks again for the opportunity to be involved in this competition.  It was a blast!

Miss Mustard Seed


Season Finale

We've reached the very end my friends. The FINAL 2 are here to strut there stuff!

In one corner we have the lovely and talented Tracy from Flea Market Trixie,

and in the other we have the equally talented and beautiful Brooke from All Things Thrifty

Their challenge: Create a TABLESCAPE worthy of a champion!

But before we let these ladies strut their stuff let's give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to ALL the ladies who participated in Season 1 of SYTYCD!!

We've had some amazing projects transpire over the past 9 weeks and I hope you were all as inspired as I was by this lovely crew! My "to-do" list grew twice the size much to my husbands dismay :)

Thank You Ladies for a wonderful season and THANK YOU VIEWERS!! For without you, we'd be nothing :)

And now... ON TO THE SHOW!!!!


Spring is in the air.
The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, it's picture perfect weather, garden party weather.
I love outdoor tablescapes, there's something so casual and yet so inviting about having lunch or dinner outdoors with nature.
 The color chartreuse is so fresh, I love mixing it with white and a little turquoise of course.
I used a mix of vintage plates, accessories, scrap fabric for the table runner and a burlap square for the table topper.
You don't have to go out and spend a ton of money on new dishes, being eclectic to me is so much more appealing than being matchy, matchy.
Since hydrangea's are one of my favorite flowers, I just had to use them.
I found these wonderful chippy old wicker chairs at a garage sale about a month ago.
I'm beginning to think, I have a chair addiction.
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Decorating for guests is always fun! I'm sure you won't be surprised to see the use of bright colors incorporated in my tablescape this week. I LOVE COLOR! The only thing that I had to buy for this tablescape was multi-colored tissue paper! Tissue paper is a wonderfully cheap way to make a fun design.

I started the design with an array of plates. My dinner plates are red, blue, green, yellow, and purple. It is pretty fun because the dinnerware fits right into the multi-colored dining room!

I made some tissue paper balls for the center piece, and I sat them on various glass vases that I already had. The vases were all shapes and sizes. It worked perfectly to create some height and differing levels. I tied the napkins with a bit of tulle that I had lying around in my fabric bin.

I then hung several other tissue paper balls with fishing line at various heights behind the table to create a fun atmosphere and accentuate the table decor. You'll notice the place mats are colorful but subtle, but this was done purposely to blend in with the table top. I also omitted a tablecloth because sometimes a tablecloth takes away from the decor in the tablescape. I think this is an instance where one of those "non tablecloth" designs is necessary. I also accessorized with colorful M & Ms at every place setting. This tablescape is perfect for a group of my favorite gals to get together for a spring lunch. We can eat something delicious, chat, laugh, and snack on CHOCOLATE at the same time!

Would you like to join me!?!?

For more details on how to make the tissue paper dolls, hop on over to All Things Thrifty.


You know the drill..... scroll up to the top and pick your fav!



What a week!
This is our last results post before next Saturday's BIG FINALE!

and the winner with 444 votes is.........................
with their Polka Dot Junk themed area

Our runner up with  360 votes is Flea Market Trixie
 with her Galvanized End Table

That means that the unthinkable has happened and Donna from Funky Junk Interiors has got to "go home" :( 

Donna you are amazing and have brought so much to the table here on SYTYCD! It was a complete honor having you on the show. 

Her final post is next week's theme which she has dedicated to her dear Mother whom she very recently lost. She stuck through SYTYCD like a trooper through the sudden loss of her Mom. Amazing! I couldn't have done that.

Here she is with her TABLESCAPE which is our Showdown Theme


When you think of a tablescape, in most cases it's about what's used on top of your table. It's my feeling a tablescape can equally be about your chosen environment and perhaps even the tabletop itself.

This farm sign is very familiar to me. I grew up with this planted in my front yard for many years, and to me, it speaks of all things comfort and home. It's also beautiful. And I was excited to find a special way to honor it coming home to live with me recently!

Gathering inspiration from the amazing sign tones, my casual outdoor tablescape all came together.  Lavish porcelain and rich silverware need not apply here. :)

This tablescape is all about memories from living on the farm. The authentic cow tags that label each place setting are adorned with a touch of nature, little cowbell and hay like raffia. The silverware is the exact eclectic mix you'd find in the farmhouse kitchen. The placemats are simply cut plywood blanks. The dishes are a casual mix and match of whites collected over time. And the napkins are charming, old style hand stitched tea towels found in my Mom's linen closet.
The centerpiece speaks of nature, galvanized farm goodness and twinkling flames, placed on a wooden shutter. Not to mention, finding encased candle lanterns are a total bonus for the drafty outdoors!
This farm inspired whimsical tablescape will no doubt bring about many smiles and memories as days go by. The only thing that's left to do is pass the pizza! :)
I have a special presentation to share on my own blog, paying proper homage to this treasured signscape. I hope you'll join me back at Funky Junk Interiors to capture the entire experience. :)