Tuesday, November 11, 2014

my space this fall...

Just popping in to share some wonderful treasures I've found and  have put in my space at the shop for the Fall...






I am getting ready for our Vintage Holiday Open House in a few weeks and would love to have any locals come join us for the festivities!
Save the date...November 28, 29, 30 ~ 10 to 5 all weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

road trip...

I recently took a junkin' road trip with my friend Karen who is also a vendor at the shop.
In between all the laughs, I managed to take some photos of some wonderful shops.

Our first stop was Counting Sheep Antiques.
Sorry I didn't take an outside photo...I was just so mesmerized by the charm of this old barn and it continued as I walked through the door...


This beautiful old sign caught my eye...I would love to put it in my den over our computer!

This booth had lots of industrial treasures...


I loved all the warm, worn wood tones in this space...


I also loved this french inspired booth and the sweet blue table...


My friend Gayle also has a beautiful space here.  I took the oval frame home with me...


Our next stop was The Vintage Retriever, look how cute their store front is...


This shop has a perfect blend of wholesale items mixed in with vintage treasures...


I know...you love the old map too!  I didn't take that home but I did take home one of the old auction paddles, #22 for the day Jim and I got married!

I really wanted to take this old demi john home...it was the perfect shade of imperfect grey...


I also loved the sign behind the checkout counter, done by the owner...


The attention to detail was amazing here and I love how she painted the old floors...


Our last stop was Crompton Collective.  The have a cool space full of vintage clothing.  I loved their sign...


Oh, and another piece I just loved that would be a perfect desk in my studio...


I sure hope Jim reads this post...soon.

They had lots of old industrial pieces that I seem to gravitate toward lately...



Have you taken any junkin' road trips lately?

Thank you Karen for a fun day and thank you for stopping by!

Don't forget to follow along with me on Facebook and Instagram!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

stormy day makeover...

Back in May I shared my front entry way (and the story of where I met my husband!)...


It's a stormy day here in New England, a perfect day to stay home and get some projects done around the house.  In between coats of paint, I thought I would share my front entry's new look for the Fall season...




I warmed up the space by adding different textures, such as an old leather handled woven tote, my favorite soft plaid cashmere scarf and my comfy wellies (rain boots)...




For Fall, think about neutral earthy tones for the home.  The color palette compliments my newly painted walls as well as my framed print of an old Cape Cod map (you can create custom pictures in the wall art area of Shutterfly).
A great idea to expand this theme would be to add some photos of our trips to the Cape over the years alone and as a family with our children.

This space can easily be changed up as the holidays quickly approach by adding some fragrant sprigs of pines and berries, or even some mini wreaths hung by lush velvet ribbons.  The sweet chippy old benches are like shelves when stacked and could be a unique spot to tuck some brown paper packages tied up with string!


If you love vintage like I do, how pretty would an old wool plaid throw look hanging off one of the hooks!  This would make a great place to hang stockings too if one didn't have a mantel.

Everything, except my favorite scarf and my wellies, were purchased at the Wrentham Country Store in Wrentham Massachusetts, a fantastic vintage shop where I am a vendor.  Don't be afraid to hunt for similar treasures in your local vintage shop; some of your best finds may happen there!

I also bought this beautiful arrangement there too...


This beautiful floral arrangement in the basket on the door adds a subtle touch of color to the space that I love.  If you don't have a garden, you can recreate something like this from the floral section of any grocery store, or a lasting arrangement from a craft store like Michaels, or small vintage shops or fairs.

Thank you to my fellow Shop Girls for bringing in such wonderful treasures!

Hope the sun is shining where you are!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

living room makeover reveal...finally...

Hi and Happy October!
When I shared my den makeover last week I gave you a little peek into the living room which recently received a makeover as well...

I am glad you came back this week to see my living room makeover!  Unless I find a piece that I just can't live without, this room is pretty much done.  I do want a new area rug ~ I just can't make up my mind which one.  I'm sort of leaning toward a textured, medium grey one I saw at Home Depot.

I didn't spend a lot of money on this makeover (are you reading this Jim?) and I didn't change too much either.  I just painted the walls the same grey that I used in my master bedroom, bought a slip cover for my chair, added a few new pillows and accessories as well as a few new vintage finds.

Here is an idea of what the room looked like before...

 


To see more before photos, click here and here.

Here is a view of the room from the den (I shared that makeover here)...



I feel the grey warmed up the room and I love the look of my whites against it...



Those two pillows are new ~ the one with the button I got at Homegoods and the other my friend and fellow Shop Girl Jeannie made for me from an old scrap of fabric I found at a flea market this summer...



Thank you again Jeannie ~ I love it!!

The chippy, old blue~green ladder is one of my latest vintage finds from the shop and goes perfectly with my new pillows...


I added a few Fall touches to my mantel last week...


Nothing new here, just used what I already had...pieces I love...




Anyone else love little white pumpkins?



The old ladder is another favorite vintage find from the shop...


I covered the chair with a Simply Shabby Chic slipcover from Target and added a new pillow there too...


I want to hang a little something over the chair, just don't know what yet!  Oh and there's my new grey pumpkin I found at Marshalls...








I need to bring my blue~green accent color to the other side of my room with some new pillows...


I sold my old chippy white shutter at the shop and bought an old chippy grey one.  The end table used to be in my master bedroom...


I bought the lamp and shade at Walmart separately...



I really love this room and the cozy, comfortable feeling it gives me.  Although I can't get too comfortable since we will be starting a bathroom makeover in a few weeks after camping season ends.
Just one of the many Fall/Winter projects I have planned!

I finally joined Instagram!  I haven't posted much yet but if you'd like, you can follow me here.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ have a wonderful weekend!

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