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About Stephanie

  • Hi, and welcome to my blog, The Spanish Dahlia. Come along with me to read and enjoy all my adventures, antiquing sprees, love of family, children, photography, crafting, sewing, cooking, baking and travels. I gather all my inspiration for Shabby Chic decor from Rachel Ashwell.


I am blessed with great family and friends here in New york where we've lived for the past 11 years. We love our animals and take alot of pride in the care and keeping of our home. When my husband and I first started our family, we were on a very tight budget and decided to buy second hand wares and furniture. I'ts always been so much fun looking for the next bargain as well as saving a few dollars and help the environment is a major plus. Almost everything we own has been gently used and is now in our hands to use and enjoy. I know that my parents did not buy old furniture and housewares but my father use to take my brother and I to the local flea market where he would wheel and deal to buy he man tools. I also inherited my mom's "flair" for decorating. and cooking. My mom always made our house in California look very celebrational for every holiday and special occasion. I think she also had a little patch of garden( roses of course), and a veggie garden too. Anyway, I have many passions in life and I thought that it was important to honor the positve. If anything comes out of my blog, it is my hope that you will come away feeling better than when you arrived. Thank you tons!


gardening, arts and crafts, antique collecting