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Hydrangeas in galvanized milk jug container - Hello May ideas for the home
Decorating and Design | Lifestyle | Spring

Hello May – Enjoy all the Month Has to Offer! (Saturday Spotlight)

Happy weekend, hello May and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Each week, I focus on a different theme or topic to inspire you. Since it’s the first weekend of May, we’re going to highlight all the things this lovely month has to offer! *For your convenience, please note that this post contains affiliate links.  If you…

Easter eggs in nest on blue and green table setting
Decorating and Design | Lifestyle | Spring

Festive Easter Decorations – Ideas for Tables and Vignettes

Welcome friends!  Are you getting ready to celebrate Easter?  Well, if you’re looking for ideas, I have a treat for you!  Today, I’ve joined a group of talented bloggers for an Easter Celebrations Blog Hop hosted by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home.  She’s the first stop on the blog hop and I’m sure your…

bunny napkin ring with pink gingham napkin on green plate
Decorating and Design | Lifestyle | Spring

Decorating for Easter Ideas and Tips (Saturday Spotlight)

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!   As you know, April is already flying by and now it’s almost Easter!  If you’re celebrating Easter with your family, you might be looking for some fresh inspiration.  Today, I’m sharing some decorating for Easter ideas, including shopping tips and inspiration from around the internet! *For your convenience,…

hello! I’M SHELLEY!

Welcome to my lifestyle blog, Calypso in the Country!

I hope to inspire you with budget friendly ways to create a home you love. My style is casual/traditional with some coastal touches… because everyday should feel like a vacation. Follow along as I share DIY projects, tablescapes, decorating ideas, anything blue and white, travel and more!


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Welcome to Calypso in the Country


Welcome!  My name is Shelley and this is my blog – Calypso in the Country!

While you’re here, I hope to inspire you with home decor, entertaining tips, tablescapes and anything to make your home more beautiful! 

My decorating style leans toward traditional with a coastal twist and a splash of British Colonial!   I love adding color to my home but I tone it down with neutrals and textures. 

Basically, my goal is to make my home feel like a vacation that never ends.  Speaking of vacations, I occasionally share our travels on the blog as well.  Although as a busy family, we don’t get away as much as we’d like!