Friday, November 17, 2017

~Seasonal Changes on the Porch~


 It's hard for me to believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away and that it's been four months since my last blog post.  Every year I struggle to transition into colder wet weather and this year especially since I was very busy doing Shows and Summer went by in a blur!

This porch is my happy place during the warmer months.


This year I found these grey cushions for this metal outdoor furniture and really like how they look in this area especially with the front door.  They are darker than what I've had in the past and easier to keep looking clean.

I always add pumpkins on the porch along with potted plants and succulents.

Unfortunately we're at that time of year where it's too cold to spend much time out here in this space, but I will look forward to Spring when the temperatures will rise again.  

And I always look forward to decorating my porch for the Holidays with fresh greens, wreaths and more plants to provide a welcoming area for guests.

These pillars are a new addition to the area and trying to figure out what I should put on them...any suggestions?

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

~Bedroom Blooms~


Peony season has come and gone again for another year and I enjoyed them in my bedroom with their lovely scent. I only have one bush of white ones and am wondering why I don't have more....


Every year I place peonies on my nightstand so I can smell them as I drift off to sleep.

I will look forward to next Spring when these beauties will be blooming again.
This area still has a few things that need to be finished and hung, plus still looking for a rug, but I like how it's turning out so far:-)

If you are in my neck of the woods, I'll be at Lee Farms in Tualatin, Oregon this weekend for the Farm Fresh Vintage Fair hosted by my lovely friend Angela at The Oilery by The Little Door Friday, July 14th 10-6 and Saturday, July 15th 10-4

Free admission and parking both days plus fun for the whole family!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

~Living Room Changes~


Early this Spring we added some shiplap to a wall in our living room to close up one side off the mantel and give it a more symmetrical look. After that was done I painted the whole area White Dove by Benjamin Moore.  


I have quite a few Snowmound Spirea shrubs and love how these white blooms and the greenery look in this room.


The french doors lead out to our patio where we will spend a lot of time this Summer and I hope to share more of that space with you soon.


Since there was going to be a lot of empty space behind the shiplap, we added a cubby to hold extra wood and a cupboard to store blankets, books, magazines, candles etc...

I added an industrial lamp to the wall for extra lighting.


These snowball Viburnum blooms are a great size to fit into small jars inserted in this oblong wooden bowl and I look forward to filling it with many other different kinds of flowers throughout the Summer. 



The other side of the room got simplified a little bit as well by adding another industrial style standing lamp and a few statuary pieces on a bench behind the sofa.



I love all the texture in this area and have more sealife shells and fans to add to the coral now that Summer has arrived:-)  

We are finally getting some warm sunny days, schools out and I look forward to spending time with my family and working outside in the garden. 

I hope you have fun plans this Summer!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

~Upcoming Vintage Markets~

It's hard to believe that three weeks have already passed since The Great Junk Hunt in Salem.....Time has a way of slipping away from me, especially this time of year.

I had a great Show and was amazed at how many people showed up for this one.  It was very busy and many of these items went to new homes.

Thanks to everyone who bought from me and it was nice to see some people I haven't seen in a while and meet many new faces behind social media:-) 

I have a few more exciting venues lined up this year, so I hope you can join me! I will list them here on this post and on my sidebar along with keeping you updated on both my Instagram and Facebook accounts.

My next Show is coming up in about a month and is going to be at a beautiful venue in Tualatin, OR at Lee Farms called Farm Fresh Antiques & Vintage Fair on Friday, July 14th 10-6 and Saturday July 15th 10-4.  It's such a beautiful outdoor location with white tents filled with all kind of goodness.  For more info check out Angela at The Little Door's Facebook page here

Then a few weeks after that we'll be heading south down to the Medford, OR area for the Barnstormer Farm Vintage Fair which is held at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on Friday August 4th 4-9 and Saturday August 5th 9:30-3:30.  I'm really looking forward to this one and have heard wonderful things about this amazing Show!  

And once Fall rolls around we'll head over to Hermiston, OR for the Junk Barn Girls on Friday October 6th 4-7 and Saturday October 7th 9-4.  I had such a great time doing this Show last year with the friendlies customers ever!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!