Monday, April 27, 2015

artful blogging...

I had a pixie dust moment this past weekend!

I'm still pinching myself today!

Thank you Stampington & Company, Somerset Studio and especially Danielle Mohler, the Managing Editor of Artful Blogging for this wonderful opportunity!

The issue, which you can find in major bookstores May 1st, is so beautiful and inspiring, I would love for you to check it out for yourself!

Thank you so much for stopping by...have a great week!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

my guest room...

I now have a guest room in my home.
My little girl moved out to her first place
and I miss her.
While I am very happy for her and it really was time,
I miss her.

Gone are the bright pink walls and the Audrey Hepburn print from Ikea behind the door that was shut most days to hide the clutter (I don't miss that).  Also gone ~ all the extra accessories I had to choose from to complete my outfit each day!

I got busy on the makeover shortly after "moving day".
It helped to keep busy.
I gave the room a fresh coat of paint from the ceiling to the trim to the walls, using paint I already had.
Jim and Jake ripped up the carpet and, after a good cleaning, the hardwood floors look pretty good!

I found some lovely curtain panels at Marshalls.  I only bought one pair, with plans of using one panel on each window and swagging them...


I did not really love the swag look, so I have been hunting high and low in all the Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Homegoods stores near me for another pair.
No luck so far.
Do you have one of those stores near you?

I brought this dresser home from my space at the Wrentham Country Store and repainted it...

Then my friend (and fellow Shop Girl at the WCS) Jeannie stenciled it for me...

I love it, thank you Jeannie!
I topped it with a new lamp and shade from Walmart and one of my favorite treasures, an old french print that was my Mom's.

The room is far from done but I am in no rush.
My camping season starts in 9 days (so excited) and that usually means all projects around the house get put off until the Fall.
Our punch list of installing and painting a new closet door, installing new bamboo shades (to add texture to the room) as well as getting a new bed and all the other furniture for the space can wait.
The season of yard sales, flea markets and thrifting with my girlfriends on the weekends is here.
I am looking forward to hunt for the perfect or perfectly imperfect pieces but am also willing to wait until I find them.
I plan on making over this room on a very low budget and am looking forward to the challenge!

While it is wonderful to have a whole room, a blank canvas to create in, it has been a little bittersweet.
I miss you Jaclyn, but I am so proud of you for all that you have accomplished in this past year, a new job, your first place and a happy heart!
That makes my heart happy ~ I love you!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, April 3, 2015

chanel's shabby rose...

Thought I would pop in today
(or should I say hop in today, with Easter this weekend)
and share a few pictures from the soft opening of
a lovely shabby vintage shop,
in it's new, larger location at the 
Winsmith Mill Market in Norwood MA.
The "Mill" is where I have a space at The Vintage Peacock.

My sister in law Christine of White and Worn (who is at the Wrentham Country Store with me) has taken a space in this shop too, and that's where I'll begin the tour...

I love your space Christine!

Keep scrolling to see the rest of the shop!

In the back of the shop there is a vintage clothing section with a dressing room...

(Isn't this gorgeous...I'll be blogging about this piece very soon.)

As I mentioned, today was Mary's soft opening and there were still boxes being unpacked and treasures being brought in, but I think you can get a good feel of her lovely shabby shop!
This shop and all the other shops at the Mill are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (closed this Sunday though).

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the tour!


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