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!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

~Lilac Blooms~

 It seemed like forever for my lilac bushes to bloom this year due to our very cold and wet Spring and when they finally did a heat wave came through and they only lasted about a week! 

These blooms come from my oldest shrub which was loaded this year and they are so fragrant.

While this darker variety blooms a couple weeks later and seem to last longer on the bush, there are only ever a handful of blooms each year. 

I always have bouquets  of them in my bedroom where I can enjoy them and their fragrance.  I'm not quite done with this area in my newly painted bedroom, but wanted to take a some pics of these lilacs, so I'll just share a few peeks of what I'm working on. I still need to secure the mantel to the wall, hang a couple industrial sconces on either side of the mirror, fill the surround with some wood and find a rug that works in this space....along with convincing my husband we need to rip up the carpet(which btw, I never wanted in the first place!) , but that's probably for another time:-(

So there are a couple of these tufted chairs on either side of the mantel and I love these new pillows from Cat at LiLou House on Etsy.  She does a great job with quick and friendly service.

I also have a perfectly aged wood piece with hooks to hang above the trophy.

I'll be sharing the whole room with more pics of the bed which I moved to the other side of this area later this Summer after I finish getting it exactly how I want it along with my living room which is pretty much done and just needs to get photographed so stay tuned for more house progress coming soon:-)

My latest Show in Salem at The Great Junk Hunt was a huge success and I finally have some time to go through those photos which I'll share in my next post and give you a list of a few more venues I'll be selling at this Summer.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

~Vintage Farmhouse Style~

I started doing Shows years ago because I had accumulated too much for my own home.  I buy what I love for the home and garden in a vintage farmhouse style and have a few different venues that I will be selling at in 2017. 

These photos are from a a fun Pop-up Shop I participated in April at a beautiful vineyard in West Linn called Tumwater Barrel House Tasting Room.  It was the perfect venue where you could order a glass of wine and shop the many different vendors wares.

I will be keeping you posted on upcoming Shows as they approach here on my blog as well as my Instagram account and Facebook page.  My booths are always filled with vintage farmhouse furniture, chippy architectural pieces, lots of garden elements and of course ....ironstone.

The next event is at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, OR in Columbia Hall this Saturday May 20th 10-4 with an early buying option starting at 9 am.  You can go to Linda's site HERE for more info. 

If you are local I'd love to see you.  My booth is straight down the aisle from the main entrance along the back wall #78

I know I've been MIA from this Blog lately and have some changes to share that we've been working on around our home and you can always keep in touch with me on my Instagram account where I post daily.

Have a great week!