Happy August dear readers, and welcome back to Thursday Favorite Things! I am so happy to be joining Katherine at and a wonderful group of blogging friends as a co-hostess for this fantastic weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers too! If you are looking to grow your blog, make new friends, and be inspired each week, this is the place to be. Bloggers: If you would like a chance to be featured, please leave me a comment with the number of your link up. We can’t wait to see what you have to share this week! (If you missed last week’s party you can find it .) To get the party started, let’s take a look at what I have been up to recently: Read more
Hello everyone! Today I am sharing the amazing poster that I am giving to my nephew Aiden for his first birthday. Even though he is too young to appreciate it now, the poster will make a great keepsake and it will look so awesome in his nursery. When I was contacted by Modern Map Art to collaborate for this post, I had the option of creating a star map to commemorate any special day or event.
Since Aiden will be turning one in October, I thought the star map would make an “out of this world” gift! I received this poster from for review. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links have been added for your convenience.
Hello dear friends and readers! Back in the early summer I received a beautiful, from Victorian Trading Co. along with several other amazing treasures which you may have seen in my previous posts. I have been waiting to share the throw here on the blog until I finished up a “mini-makeover” in my music room, and now the wait is over! Currently I am using the throw draped over a chair in the music room and I just love it! This post is sponsored by Victorian Trading Co. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links have been added for your convenience.
Don’t you just love all seeing all of the fabulous fall porch displays each year? Fall is about a month away, but here in “blog land” fall is already in full swing! Bloggers and decorators are busy sharing and gathering ideas for fall decorating both indoors and out. Today I am sharing tips for creating fabulous fall porch displays using beautiful fall porches for inspiration. This post contains affiliate links.
Happy August dear readers, and welcome back to Thursday Favorite Things! I am so happy to be joining Katherine at and a wonderful group of blogging friends as a co-hostess for this fantastic weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers too! If you are looking to grow your blog, make new friends, and be inspired each week, this is the place to be. Bloggers: If you would like a chance to be featured, please leave me a comment with the number of your link up. We can’t wait to see what you have to share this week! (If you missed last week’s party you can find it .) To get the party started, let’s take a look at what I have been up to recently:
Welcome everyone! Today is a very exciting day as I am joining 22 blogging friends to share how we are making seasonal decorative changes in our homes for the Transitioning From Summer To Fall Home Tours. I am so excited to be hosting, and I can’t wait to see what everyone shares. There are so many beautiful homes to tour, so let’s get this fun party started!
Hello friends! Can you believe we are already halfway through August? Fall is rapidly approaching and it’s time to start gathering ideas for all the fun fall decorating! Today I am sharing some easy ways to add cozy fall style to the living room. This post contains affiliate links.
Hello dear friends! I am so excited to be hosting the “Transitioning From Summer To Fall Home Tours” coming up on Tuesday, August 21st! I have always felt like this is such an odd time of year to decorate. It is still very much summer, but subtle signs of fall start to appear here and there, and not-so-subtle signs are in every store!!! When you walk into any retail store or coffee shop and smell pumpkin spice, it’s hard to deny that fall is just around the corner. School starting back signifies the end of summer culturally too.
Welcome back friends to my interior decor and style series! Today I am exploring teal and sharing some way to incorporate this trendy color into our homes. This summer I had so much fun using some teal in my vignettes both inside and out.
Hello everyone! Today I am participating with some blogging friends for the Thrifty Chicks August “birds” challenge. Although I didn’t create a brand new bird craft, I have been feathering my nest and refreshing the decor and garden for late summer. My little birds have been flying around finding new places to nest in preparation for fall too. For this challenge I am sharing some of my vintage bird vignettes.
Who doesn’t crave the refreshing change of seasons? With fall quickly approaching, it makes perfect sense to get a head start on planning out how you will transition your home decor to reflect the changes in nature. A great place to start is brainstorming what color schemes to incorporate in your home and decorative pieces. Understanding color theory and the effect colors have on our emotions is important when decorating your home, and it is especially important for nailing seasonal trends!
Welcome back friends to my Home Improvement and DIY series! Today’s post was inspired by all of the positive comments and questions I have received about our staircase with the French grain stripe painted staircase runner which I shared in Since there has been so much interest in our painted stairs and painted staircases in general, I thought I would create a round-up post of staircase makeover ideas. Join me in as I enjoy some seriously swoonworthy staircases! This post contains affiliate links.
Hi everyone! I am back to share a couple of vintage foot stools I found earlier this summer while out junkin’. I have given them DIY French farmhouse style makeovers and I am so happy with how they turned out. This post contains affiliate links.
Hello and welcome to the Vintage Gardens Blog Hop! I am happy to be hosting this hop today and to be joining my vintage loving friends to share how we have added vintage garden style to our homes and gardens for summer.
Do you love elegant, “Old World” European style? Do you also love creating the home of your dreams on a budget? If so then I have a treat for you today! My talented friend is back again as a special guest to share her “Top Ten Craigslist Finds.” I have been watching on Instagram for almost two years as Larissa transforms her historic home, The Welch House 1900, into her dream home using mostly thrifted treasures and Craigslist finds. Her home was featured in the January 2018 issue of Romantic Homes Magazine, the March 2017 issue of Casa e deco Shabby Style magazine and the July 2017 issue of Maison et deco Shabby Style. It is easy to see why after looking at her dreamy photos and perfectly styled rooms and vignettes.
I have started calling Larissa “The Craigslist Queen” as she surely has the royal touch when it comes to finding amazing pieces on Craigslist to give her home a royal European feel. Take a look at her swoonworthy treasures!
Hi friends! I am so happy to introduce my dear friend, Kristin, from White Arrows Home! She is here today as a guest blogger while I am on vacation at the beach this week. I love how Kristin incorporates vintage finds in and around her dreamy log cabin to create a style that is all her own. We share a love of all things plaid and cozy cottage living. It is a joy to have her here today! Here is Kristin!
Hello dear readers! Today I am so excited to be a guest blogger over at ! I have been inspired by Marty’s beautiful blog for years so I am very honored to share a post with Marty and her readers. I love having the opportunity to “meet” Marty’s readers make new friends too.
Hello and welcome to the Summer Festival Blog Hop hosted by Kendra at ! If you are coming over from or if you just happened to stop by, I am so glad you are here. This week is full of inspiring summer ideas by twenty-five bloggers, and today we are starting off the hop with vignettes. I love creating vintage vignettes, so I am really excited to be sharing my summer vignettes as part of the hop!
Hello friends! Are you getting excited for the Fourth of July? I am just crazy for patriotic decor this year! Around Memorial Day I added some patriotic flair to my dining room for summer and I have really enjoyed having the pops of red, white, and blue, mixed in with my neutral decor.
Hello everyone! Today I am pleased to introduce you to my new garden helpers, the lovely Cottingley Garden Sprites! These beautiful fairy sprites have been flitting around my flowers this summer and wherever they land they add such beauty and magic! I am honored to be partnering with Victorian Trading Co. for this post. All opinions are my own.
Welcome friends! Today I am so excited to be hosting the Patriotic Porches Tour and to be celebrating all the summer fun and patriotic decor inspiration with fourteen special blogging friends! You can find the links to all of their beautiful tours at the end of this post.
Welcome back dear readers for another post in my Vintage Style Series! I am getting ready to make some vintage “updates” to our 1921 bathroom and I have been gathering some photos for ideas. It is easy to create a vintage bathroom with all the simply by incorporating vintage furniture pieces and accessories. Today I am sharing some beautiful vintage bathroom inspiration that will make you want to go junkin’ for vintage items to use in your own bathroom.
Hello everyone and happy summer! I am so honored to be participating in this exciting week of summer home tours with thirty amazing bloggers hosted by Marty at . If you are coming over from my talented friend Laura’s blog, , or if you just happened to stop by the blog, I am so glad you are here! Today I am welcoming you to join me for an early summer tour of “My Old Kentucky Home!”
Hello dear readers! Today I am so excited to share how I have been refreshing the living room for summer and some changes that absolutely made me fall in love with it for the first time since moving to our home four years ago! The amazing transformation began with the simple addition of a stunning 8′ x 10′ natural jute rug from It’s amazing how the right rug can pull a room together like magic! I truly believe this is the perfect jute rug, and as you read on you will see why. This post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Soft Surroundings. All opinions are my own.
Welcome back to my Vintage Style series everyone! This week I am making some changes to my dining room for summer and I have been looking at a lot of dining rooms online and in magazines to gather some inspiration. As I was browsing around on Pinterest I came across so many delightful dining rooms with the most amazing vintage dining room furniture and Today I will be discussing the “Timeless Beauty of Antique Dining Tables” and sharing some gorgeous dining table inspiration with you.
Welcome back everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day! Today I am sharing my favorite photos from the Tea and Roses blog hop this past week.
Eleven blogging friends and I got together to share our interpretation of tea time with roses. Each post was so different and truly creative, making this one of the most enjoyable tours I have participated in. Let’s take a look at some Tea and Roses Blog Hop Highlights!
Hello dear friends! I just wanted to do a quick post on my latest favorite project, a DIY no-sew vintage style tablecloth with pom-pom trim. I am loving this tablecloth, and everyone has asked about it so I decided to create quick post today. I needed to come up with something at the last minute for the tea and roses blog hop and that is how this pretty tablecloth transpired.
Hello and welcome to The Tea and Roses Blog Hop! I am honored to be hosting this hop and to have eleven talented blogging friends joining in the fun! If you are coming over from Pam’s beautiful blog, , or if you just happened to stop by today, welcome! This week is full of excitement, starting today with the tea party hop, a Amazon Gift Card giveaway and a Spring Tea Party link up coming up this weekend. You can find all the details at the end of this post. For now, let’s get this tea party started!
Welcome back friends! The sun is shining and summer is surely not far off now! With the arrival of warmer weather, I have been dreaming of creating a beautiful patio area to enjoy more time outdoors. As I was searching Pinterest I kept coming across some of the most chic and glamorous outdoor living spaces, which have become all the rage. As I was studying the gorgeous photos, I realized that with the right furnishings and accessories any outdoor space can transformed into a chic and glam “room.” Here are some chic and glamorous outdoor living spaces for inspiration. This post contains affiliate links.
Summer is rapidly approaching and that means the long awaited kitchen makeover is coming up! I am excited and a little nervous, mainly because I am not 100% settled on the counter top or floor choices. One thing I am certain about is that I want to maximize space and minimize clutter, without sacrificing style. While our kitchen is larger than those in most other 1920’s homes, it is long. With that in mind, I always like to check out small kitchens and galley kitchens for inspiration. As I was browsing Pinterest I came across five small kitchens with big style that I will be sharing today. This post contains affiliate links.
Are you as excited as I am about summer approaching and having more time to spend in the garden? If you are like me, you are already making gardening plans, and you might even be thinking about redesigning your garden. Of course I love vintage everything, so I enjoy incorporating vintage cottage garden style to all my garden! Today I am sharing some inspiring ideas for create vintage cottage garden style.
Hello everyone! This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, and I am so excited to finally give my Mom a lovely lavender themed gift basket that I have been putting together over the past couple of weeks. It turned out so cute and it smells so good! I am happy that I was able to fill the basket with some organic and all-natural goodies too! (Dear Mom, if you have clicked on this post, do not read more until next week!) This post contains affiliate links.
Welcome everyone! I am so happy to announce that I have joined the talented Thrifty Chicks bloggers! Each month we will be participating in various crafting, repurposing and upcycling challenges. May’s challenge is “unusual wreaths,” and you will be able to view all the Thrifty Chicks’ unusual wreaths at the end of this post. For this unusual wreath challenge I have created a vintage door knobs, hardware, and keys wreath using items from my vintage junk collecting stash.
Memorial Day is only a few weeks which means it’s time to start firing up the grill for a summer full of delicious outdoor grilling! Today I am sharing Ten Delicious Gluten Free Grilling Recipes that are full of nutrition, and they are also free of nuts, dairy, soy, and refined sugar. They are perfect for anyone following an autoimmune diet or those who just want to eat clean and healthy. You can even use and veggies right out of your garden or from your local farmer’s market in many of these recipes! They look so delicious, I think I will try one of these recipes out tonight! This pot contains affiliate links.
Hello and welcome to the Beautiful Bedrooms Tour hosted by Tammy at ! I am so excited to be part of a wonderful group of twenty bloggers sharing our bedrooms this week. If you are coming over from , welcome! When I found out about the opportunity to join the Beautiful Bedrooms Tour less than two weeks ago, I decided to do my own little one room challenge…with only about ten days to get the room ready for the tour! While the bedroom isn’t “finished,” the makeover is off to a great start. Come on in and take a look around at what I accomplished so far! This post contains affiliate links.
Good morning friends! I just wanted to invite you to check out the hosted by which starts today! I am excited to be joining 19 other bloggers for this tour and to introduce my readers to some new blogs too! Today I am busy putting on some finishing touches to my own which I will share on Thursday.
Hello dear friends! It’s the time of year when we book our vacation reservations for the beach and I start to dream of days spent relaxing by the shore. I absolutely love the ocean and hope to retire there one day, or maybe even have a vacation cottage in the not too distant future. Today I am sharing some easy, breezy coastal cottage style decor and dreamy beach cottages just for fun and inspiration. This post contains affiliate links.
Welcome back friends to my Junkin’ Finds series! It has been a while since I have shared some junkin’ finds, so today I wanted to show you some shabby chic garden treasures I scored this weekend at a community rummage sale. A cast iron candleabra complete with drippy candles, two beautiful ivory mini-urns with perfect patina, and a sweet garden bunny had to come home with me!
Hello everyone! Are you in the mood for some crafting? Today I am going to show you how to make some pretty DIY Five Minute French Country Lavender Pots. These adorable pots are so easy to put together and you can make several for under ten dollars. This post contains affiliate links.
Spring is here and summer is on it’s way, so that means sipping tea on the front porch, picnics and dining al fresco! I have been gathering some ideas for new outdoor furniture for my front porch and maybe a picnic table for the side yard. While browsing Pinterest I found some beautiful outdoor furniture inspiration to share with you. This post contains affiliate links.
What is the difference between a house and a home? While a house is simply a building or structure that can provide shelter and a place to reside, a home is so much more. A home provides a feeling of comfort and is a place to make memories. While normal stress is bound to affect our lives, our homes can become sanctuaries of peace, relaxation, and happiness. Here are ten ways to create happy home vibes. This post contains affiliate links.
Hello friends! Do you spend as much time as I do swooning over beautiful farmhouse kitchens online? I have always loved farmhouse style, (I called it “country” before the “fixer upper” and “farmhouse” craze hit!) Since so much of farmhouse style is based on farm life and food, the kitchen is probably the easiest room in the house to achieve the look.
Are you looking for ways to add more French farmhouse style or a bit of a natural style vibe to your home? If so, then these faux olive tree topiaries might be just what you are looking for! I had been wanting to find some type of trees or topiaries for each side of our fireplace for a while. I have always loved real olive trees like the ones pictured below, but haven’t been ready to commit to the maintenance of a live indoor tree just yet.
Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a blessed Easter holiday. Tonight we wrapped up the Spring and Easter Joys Link Party and a wonderful time of celebrating Easter 2018 in blogland. I was so pleased to discover some new and inspiring blogs at the party along with the many beautiful posts linked up by my talented blogging friends. Here is a round-up of some of my favorite posts from the party. These posts are just stunning, so be sure to check them out via the links provided.
Happy spring everyone! Are you giving your home a style refresh for the season? I have been working on several different makeovers and refreshes all throughout the house, concentrating mainly on unifying each room with a neutral color scheme which is calm and classic. Even within neutral homes, adding fresh touches of green using indoor plants can be very much needed for interest and a bit of color. Indoor plants can work in all different styles of homes, especially modern or boho chic. Today I am sharing some beautiful plants that will work beautifully for those of us who prefer, farmhouse, French country and cottage style decor. This post contains affiliate links.
Welcome everyone to the blog hop! I am so excited to be hosting this hop and to be joining nine other talented friends who will be sharing their homes decorated for spring. At the end of my post you will find the complete schedule with links to all of the other tours, so you can hop right into spring with us!
For this hop I am sharing part one of my Early Spring Home Tour, which highlights the living room and dining room. On Friday I will be sharing part two, which will be my , so please be sure to stop back by then. Now who’s ready for some spring inspiration? I know I am! Let’s get hoppin’!
“Welcome spring!” March is a such an exciting month as we transition into spring decor by incorporating touches of green indoors which reflect the awakening of nature outdoors.
Welcome back for part two of my ! This is a continuation of part one where I shared my living room and dining room for the blog hop with nine other amazing home tours. Today I will be taking you on a tour of the kitchen which is also decorated for early spring in cottage farmhouse style. True friends are back door guests, so come on in! Since this is our main door into the kitchen, we are starting the tour here today.
Spring is coming! I can’t wait to work in my garden and have fresh herbs and flower bouquets around the house again. Who’s with me? Actually, do we really need to wait until the weather warms up to bring the outdoors in? Of course not! Any time is a good time to add vintage garden style or natural touches to our homes. I love looking in magazines, and on Pinterest at bright, beautiful sun rooms and garden rooms that capture this aesthetic. Today I am sharing some inspiring photos as well as tips for natural interior design, regardless of the type of home you may have. This post contains affiliate links.
Fall is coming and that means it’s time to dress up the exteriors of our homes with pumpkins, mums, scarecrows and other festive fall displays. While we often put a lot of time and effort into the interior design of our home, sometimes the garden and exteriors can tend to become a bit neglected, and this is especially true over the long winter months. Undertaking outdoor improvements can seem daunting and time-consuming task, however, this does not have to be the case. Today I am sharing some simple and quick DIY improvements for gardens and outdoor entertaining areas that will boost the curb appeal of your home and garden just in time for fall.
1. Treat, Stain, or Paint Your Deck and Fence
If you have any wood in your garden or entertaining areas, it can be one of the first things that can quickly start to look rough. Any kind of wood outdoors, whether it be a fence, shed or decking, requires maintenance to keep it looking great so this is what you should look to tackle right away.
Treat or stain your fence to ensure that it appears in tip top condition. You can even opt for a bright, bold and fun color if you want to make a stylish design statement.
2. Increase Storage Space
One of the easiest ways that you can improve the look of your garden is to clear the clutter and to do this you may need to invest in some extra storage space. Sheds are not only functional, they can be beautiful as well.
As just previously mentioned, wood sheds can require upkeep and routine maintainence, so if you are looking for another easier option then why not opt for a ? Steel buildings and sheds are a simple DIY project that you can order online and then set up within the day.
Steel buildings can last up to 20 years and require little maintenance, making them the perfect option for many garden owners. Of course you can dress up your outdoor building with lots of cute landscaping and pumpkins in the fall!
3. Give Outdoor Furniture A Makeover
Is your garden furniture starting to look a little worn? Garden furniture can be extremely expensive and so a good idea it to see if you can salvage it with some . Instead of just throwing away your old garden furniture, why not give it a quick spray paint?
This won’t take very long and will instantly add some life back into your garden space. You can then buy or make some lovely new cushions or pillow for your furniture to make it feel like new again!
4. Dress Up The Garden With Decorative Accessories
There are so many beautiful decorative accessories for the lawn and garden. Urns, pots, trellises, bird baths and bird houses all add visual interest and cottage charm.
If you are looking for a fun and simple garden DIY project that you can do with the kids, a good option is to . Bird boxes and bird houses don’t take long to install and this will attract lots more nature to your garden which the children are sure to love too!
5. Add A Pergola, Gazebo or Canopy
While it would be amazing to have lovely garden weather all year round in, we all know that we have to be prepared for rain or sweltering heat, even during the fall months. A simple and quick option is to use a canopy. You can purchase a pre-fab pergola with a canopy top or even make a DIY canvas canopy.
There always seems to be so much to do when it comes to keeping the exteriors of our homes and gardens looking great, but these five simple tips for sprucing up the garden can be a great place to start. I am hoping to get our deck pressure washed and some clutter cleared away this weekend, and maybe put out a few mums in pots to dress it up. How are your outdoor entertaining areas and gardens looking this time of year? I love hearing from you, dear readers!
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