Sunday, February 17, 2019

{ Cozy Classic Kitchen Decor }

Monday's come so fast these days I swear..After the coziest weekend I'm looking to take the week on or at least I think ha. While cleaning & tidying up the house I was trying to decorate more for spring, but I'm just in a weird decor space...which is so unlike me. I'm usually ready to switch decor up at the drop of a hat but this year I just seem to pick a theme or get inspired!! After vacuuming & drinking copious amounts of chai latte in the dining room  { new vacuum super exciting adult things} ha I decided instead of trying to decide how I want spring decor to look instantly I decided to style the kitchen cozy & classically with some vintage kitchen collections. 


I took many of my neutral collections like glass bottles, canisters, vintage recipe books etc.. & styled them on this shelf. I love the look like in the old days where cottages & farmhouses had their kitchen essentials & tools out on display. 


 

I have a bunch of vintage cookbooks & recipe cards, but this Betty Crocker home cooking magazine is one of my favorites. It's simple, delicious & charming.

 

I kept this whole cabinet the same other than the mason jar canisters with farm labels & these vintage brown bottles we've collected.



 

Of course even though I'm stuck with spring decor, I had to bring a few flowers & texture with this simple basket & white stems placed on my papa's vintage stool. 

 

Like a lot of my "treasures" most are authentic vintage & these rolling pins are exactly that!! They're my late great grandpa's & I love displaying them. 




 

I always have this white vintage apron hanging too which was also my papa's from his old restaurant. I stuck a few faux plants in this are for cohesiveness...but really just because I can't find any real plants in stores right now up here. I also shot from this right side angle a lot because the table will be changing ASAP. Can't wait to show you.


I hope you liked this "transition post". Have you decorated for spring yet? 

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Monday, February 11, 2019

{ New Cozy Cottage Living Room Chairs }

Okay I can't contain my excitement to share this post, but first HAPPY MONDAY!! I hope your weekend was fun, relaxing, exciting or whatever you needed it to be! Our weekend was filled with trucking around about 45 minutes from us, followed by some yummy new sub place, enjoying our niece & a fun home night gathering for Mark's birthday weekend! We always do b i g birthday celebrations for us both  because well we don't have children & we can...The truth is the older we get the more simple we are...
So, back to the 45 minute away thing..We actually took Mark's big ole diesel truck to pick up some thrifty nearly brand new cottagey swivel chairs!! I'm so excited to share these..... Read more about how I scored these for $40!!!



 

So while surfing the Marketplace furniture buy/ sell I spotted these beauts!! I wasn't necessarily looking for anything but when I came across these I knew I wanted them!!  I wanted to add a little nook or cozy corner to this side of the living room & these were the perfect addition.


 

I love the green & cream check for spring. They add a but of texture & so much charm not to mention they're super big & comfy + swivel! They're nearly brand new & for $40 I couldn't resist!


Oh boy these two already think each one of these chairs are for them haha..I mean how cute though?!

 
 

I put this little white chippy stool table in the middle & it is already my favorite comfy spot upstairs! A tall glass of lemonade, home magazines & voila...night made.



 

I'll be blogging all the spring touches soon but wanted to quickly give a sneak peek at them styled & fluffed up!! Do you love them? What's your favorite thrifty find?! 

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :).  ***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right  to your EMAIL! 

Paige.Rose  

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

{ The Coziest Winter Decor Inspiration}

Happy Wednesday...we're almost there! It's a busy week for us with work & doctor appointments, but I wanted to share some recent cozy inspiration with you all since this upcoming weekend we'll be refreshing the entire house { decor wise}. Hoping to get outside & refresh the basement lower level areas as well. I'm sitting here typing this post up thanking my lucky guardian angels for all they have blessed us with so young. Also happy I got in all my errands since it's supposed to be a super icy storm tonight...I'm still thinking up what my spring decor & which direction I want to go, but for now here's some cozy winter decor....  Here's to yummy tacos tonight & some comfy warm winter decor!

 


Yep, you're seeing that correctly...our bare tree is still up & we're loving it!! This little cozy family room nook will be changing soon, but for now it's super comfy & warm! 


I couldn't love this winter living room with it's chunky wood vintage furniture anymore than right now. The dark rich warm tones, wintery greenery & mixed in antiques finish it off.


I styled this little hutch randomly the other day while wanting to still display these vintage diner Kate Spade mugs I'm clearly obsessed with & well this happened!! Green + blue with mixed blueberry stems...Hello epitome of winter!! 

 
 

Out of all our winter fireplaces we've done, I think this is my favorite because of the abundance of antiques, vintage & simple treasures. White, warm, clean & pristine!! 



I hope you loved this little tour as much as we love this little brick winter cottage. Enjoy the weather handed to you, it'll be changing quickly as cheesy as that sounds. We always want different instead of enjoying what's in the present.  Anyways happy Wednesday pals! YOU ALL ARE THE BEST!!



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Sunday, February 3, 2019

{ Cozy Cabin Winter Fireplace Look!}

Hey pals welcome back!! It's been so hectic around here, which seems to be the running act around this time of the year. I finally got my Jeep back, we had an awesome Saturday house shopping/ viewing, parents time & some delicious but sinful food ha. Unfortunately, I woke up today pretty dizzy with this extreme weather change from -20 to 40 in a 48hr span. ..I do what I always seem to do when not feeling well...Style & clean up a new space in our little cottage! I mentioned a few post back that I feel my style changing from mainstream "farmhouse" to more cabin cottage with a more masculine warm touch...Well today's post is a little bit of that after I restyled our cozy living room mantel. I was going to style for spring but I just can't seem to let the trees & warm winter decor go yet...Trying to be more in the moment these days!! Anyways come take a quick peek below... 

 

This mantel came together in a typical "Paige" way... I removed this sign from out front as I was putting our holiday decorations away, but still wanted to use it inside somewhere. I set it up on the mantel & well this happened ha! 

 

These vintage mill photos hold special meaning to me as they're from our family cottage in northern Michigan. They are my grams & I just love them!!


 

Although almost everything BUT this cabin sign are authentic vintage treasures.. I still love the rustic cozy feel. It's a great replica & wasn't mass produced. 


Cozy, rustic & simple! Trying to get the most out of winter since I know it's not gone for sure yet haha.  Maybe it's just me, but after Christmas I just want winter over..




 

I sure do enjoy this view & it's coziness!  Our little cottage entails everything I strive to make a home! I will miss it, but just enjoying it until we find another cozy project to take on. What's your favorite thing to add in your home for coziness ? I hope you love this!!

Happy Sunday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :).  ***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail... https://www.instagram.com/thequaintsanctuary/https://www.pinterest.com/mrsmusleh/https://www.facebook.com/TheQuaintSanctuary/?ref=bookmarks Paige.Rose  

Friday, January 25, 2019

{ Top 5 Areas to Organize in your Kitchen Simply }

Oh boy I can't believe I'm sharing these tips hahaha...I don't claim to be an "organizer" & actually Mark is soooo much better at organizing than me! I'm the cleaner & picker- upper , but he is the organizer for sure in our home! Well, since being down with my issues/ vertigo these last few months I had a lot of time to be in the house...I actually don't mind it but after all the events, some tragic like our dog passing etc.. I needed a fresh start to 2019 or as fresh as I could make it under the circumstances.. Our home is already pretty simple & organized & I'm just going to come out & say it, I CLEAN ALL THE TIME & enjoy it { I know, I'm crazy }, so that wasn't really an issue but there were spaces that we just let go or simply "tossed" items into, under or stuffed here & there ha. I had some free time & decided not only to paint our pantry { HERE } but also organize/ deep clean a few spaces & make them semi pretty! These are the most simple tips & I hope you enjoy them & you get inspired to declutter...the practical way... I didn't spend hundreds of dollars at the container  stores or have a personal organizer come in { not that it's wrong } , but I want to inspire EVERYONE, not just those who can spend a ton of money on projects!  Anyways, here are a few of my tips....


 Pantry 



  • Use crates/ Bins
  • Pitch expired food
  • Organize snacks/ cans etc..
  • Use labels if needed
  • Pitch out half eaten food.

Under Sink

  • Wipe under the sink
  • Pitch almost empty cleaners / expired cleaners
  • Use clear jars for dishwasher pods { you can keep track of how many }
  • Organize cleaners
  • Keep minimal cleaning scrubbers/ supplies

Small Appliances/ Pans  


  • Wipe clean
  • Store all together
  • wrap cords nicely
  • Pitch rusted pots/pans
  • Pitch peeling pans


Cabinets


  


  • Pitch old spices
  • Organize spices from oils/ sprays
  • Use containers
  • Pitch old or unused recipe books
  • Inspect glasses/ organize together types

Drawers/ Storage


"Storage/ maintenance closet aka the old dining room pantry "


  • Organize linens
  • Go through silverware / pitch old knives
  • Pitch mismatched items

I hope these quick & simple tips help you achieve a less cluttered, more functional home. Happy cleaning & organizing pals & if you have any tips for me PLEASE leave them below!!! I love hearing from you all! 

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose