“”The autumn-time has come; On woods that dream of bloom, And over purpling vines, The low sun fainter shines. And present gratitude Insure the future’s go And for the things I see I trust the things to be; That in the paths untrod, And the long days of God My feet shall still be led, My heart be comforted. The love of God and neighbor; An equal-handed labor; The richer life, where beauty Walks hand in hand with duty. Parcel and part of all, I keep the festival, Fore-reach the good to be And share the victory. I feel the earth move sunward, I join the great march onward, And take, by faith, while living, My freehold of thanksgiving.

Excerpts from “My Triumph” by John Greenleaf Whittier

Welcome to our November Newsletter

I can hardly believe that the holidays are here. This time of year just seems to fly by and only a few short weeks to Thanksgiving!  Below my featured article is on decorating your fireplace mantle to help you get your home ready.  I hope your Thanksgiving is full of good health, food, fun and family. I’m very thankful for those of you that continue to receive this newsletter and for the chance I’ve had to work with many of you.

The beautiful art pieces below are by a company called Paragon.The first piece is an iron sculptured wall art that measures 39H x 35 W x 11D. The second piece is a hand painted oil that measures 20H x 70 W. Either of the these pieces would make a great Christmas gift! Call for details 651-402-5554

Iron Tree Wall Hanging












Hand Painted Oil








I will be at the Mpls Conv. Center for their Midwest Home Show on Friday, Nov 18 from 2-6 offering free design consults during the show at the IFDA booth. I hope to see some of you there!

Making the Most of Your Mantle So what about that empty mantel? What does one put up there? …and how do you go about arranging it? Here are some ideas to keep in mind to give your mantle the perfect finishing touches.http://debbierileyinteriors.com/?p=1149   or scroll down.

More Pictures of Sue’s Kitchen, Dining / Sitting Room: Scroll down to see pictures