Thursday, April 1, 2021

{ Vintage Easter Kitchen Counter }

 Well, I'm officially that person who forgets a holiday is in three days...haha! I mean thing's have been  weird, but I can't believe I almost forgot about Easter! Anyways, so after I got home I spruced the house up cleaning & then I found a sign....You see it's normal in our home to find random decor pieces never seen before to be stashed all around the house!! Isn't that normal?.. I forgot I had this sign my mom picked up a few years  back, which was a  total relief! Relief because I have little Easter decor & needed to get a post out!!! Thankfully this piece went well with my other new + vintage pieces! Come see some quaint Easter inspiration below.....



 

Although I almost forgot about Easter, my love for cute bunnies run deep! I've had rabbits most my life..Starting from age 5. When I was attacked by a dog at two years old, I had ptsd from it. To help with the anxiety, we got a pet rabbit- Lucifer!

 

Plus they're just adorable!

 

You know I had to mix in some vintage goods! These gold rimmed  tea set is from my grandma. The rabbit pottery art from my mom. I love pottery art , if you didn't know..


 

I think loving rabbits & Easter stems from my grandma! She loved books & loved reading Peter Rabbit garden stories over tea & butter cookies. Mmm I can taste her Red Zinger tea & hear her old China clattering about...I miss her dearly! 


 

I only have about 10 Easter decor pieces, but somehow always use them differently! Maybe it's time to shop...


 

I hope you liked this Easter inspiration! It's a different spot to show decor but also adds charm to the countertops!
What's your favorite Easter dish to eat or make or style with. Decor or food, I need all the inspiration!


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Thursday, March 18, 2021

{ New Bedframe & Mattress REVIEW}

 This is one of those posts thst have been in the works for quite sometime! You see we went from a California king mattress  to a queen when we moved to this house 9 years ago! It was quite the downsize in bedroom size & mattress, but we actually loved the coziness! Fast forward 9 years later followed with lots of aches & pains from aging + unfortunate accidents it was definitely time for a new bedroom refresh.  That meant not  just new fresh white paint, but also bedframe mattress  too!! Keep reading below for a closer look & review...



 

I wanted a simple " grown up " master but still bright, cozy & a touch of whimsical! Of course I stuck with a neutral pallet but with with tons of texture & accents!


•FAQS:

• Brand: Nectar 
• Bedframe: King in color Linen
• Mattress is a King in the original Nectar
• Mattress Style: Memory foam -firm- 
• Bedframe is wood & fabric with middle supports. 


 

•MATTRESS REVIEW:

We've had the mattress &  bedframe for over a month now & honestly it's decent!! The foam mattress is pretty firm, but in a good way.  For us,  we needed that because of back/ health issues.  Our old mattress was a bit softer & you almost sunk into it { Vera Wang brand }. 

 

•BEDFRAME REVIEW:

The bedframe was huge for us! We haven't had one in years & I didn't want to spend a huge amount considering we're actively STILL house hunting. We however did want something cozy, neutral & sturdy in the meantime.  We were questioning the sturdiness of this popular online option, but honestly its been nice!! No sounds, shifting or shaking thus far!  The frame linen is decent fabric, but a bit darker than I would have liked! 


 

PROS:

•  Affordability 
• Quick shipping
• Easy assembly 
• Design appeal
• Came with amazing 100% cotton sheets 

CONS:

• Limited color options
• Limited types of mattresses
• Not made in the USA 
• Pillows aren't for everyone { large & quite stiff }


I hope you liked this spring bedroom refresh! It was a long time coming & just after the holidays were over, we decided to pull the plug! Again, for the ease & affordability I'd definitely recommend it.  
If you have anything to add or have purchased from Nectar let me know in the comments. 

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Monday, March 15, 2021

{ Rustic Mason Jar Mantel }

 Two blog post in one day...Productive Monday ehh, well at least on the blog ha! Although the rest of my week's list is still lingering, I did get the mantel finished!! I've had this idea about a dried flower potting shed look with a hint of vintage countryside cottage charm... I'm horrible at explaining I know haha. Anyways come read more below on how this spring mantel kind of just fell into place Sunday...



 

On Friday night my mom had dropped some goodies off. You see on her breaks @ U of M hospital she stops in at the gift shop & picks unique treasures up for me here & there. While I was dropping some sheets off she handed me this bag of pear scented potpourri... Now usually not my thing & at this point I didn't even think about the use. I set it aside until yesterday  { Sunday} & as I was cleaning of the mantel I got the idea I've been cooking up in my decor brain ha. { read above if you skipped  }. 

 

The beautiful spring dried sprigs were perfect for my idea.. I grabbed some antique mason jars from  a trip to Kennebunkport Maine & filled some beauty in them!



 

I absolutely love all the dried flowers,  fragrant boxwood & colorful stems! The simplicity of the flowers, masons & vintage seltzer bottle finish this mantel!


 

Spring has spring here at The Quaint Sanctuary!



 

Lots of textures, brass, white & tan dried stems. Vintage garden goodness! I dream of one day having a chippy old green potting/ canning / dried flower barn or shed with all the vintage pots & tools !! Charm galore!


This was definitely a lesson in ' don't judge ' . I had no plans to use this potpourri  { or would buy it } ,but it kinda of just fell into my hands & it was just the item I needed for this space...without even knowing it! P.s. THANKS MOM!

Hope you loved this spring inspiration!


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{ Welcoming Spring Entryway }

 Happy Monday! It's a bright & fresh semi spring day here in Michigan! Sunday was glorious & we got a bunch of items checked off our long ' spring cleanup ' list! While Mark was outside working on some venting, I decided to open up all the windows, cast some music & freshen up the living room for spring a bit! While freshening up the living room, I decided to photograph our spruced up entryway! Although this space isn't huge, it is its own space & gets used quite a bit...I wanted to incorporate more storage, outgoing mail area & a welcoming look upon entrance! Come see more below.....



I really needed an area to put outgoing mail, so it doesn't end up on the counter in baskets! I've seen this leather & brass  mail bag at Target 10000 times! I finally decided in a rush to grab it & the welcome sign too. I just so happened to have the vintage key... to coordinate. The wall art is an older Target find too. 



Although I wanted a more vintage look, I love that it's fresh, cottagey & flows nicely when you step up into the kitchen area! The brass flows nicely with our new hardware & brass pantry door. The vintage wood bench is handmade, rustic & the perfect size! 
• To the right of this is the mudroom closet conversion for layout of our whole entryway as this is just 1 wall!


I managed to slip in a bit of greenery in this old burlap bag & added these vintage keys...



I'm showing my age, but who else still snail mails it? I still send out certain things & bills through the mail..Call me old fashioned  ha. 


I hope you liked this refreshed entryway. It's simple, cohesive, functional & a bit pretty! Do you have an entryway you decorate?


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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

{ Easter & Spring Table Vignette }

 I swear the days get longer & the list keeps growing around these parts...No complaints though, we are beyond blessed & love what we do.  However it seems like as soon as spring weather { for us } Michiganders {which is usually the first 45 degree weather } haha everyone jumps in spring mode! I got the itch the other day to add a bit of spring to the upper living room. I've been loving the rich vintage tones like brass, browns, oranges & of course lots of white! I brought out my little collection of white bunnies & well come see the rest below.....


 

I first picked up this love for warm tones a few months ago when I went out on a limb for this rug...I guess you could say it inspired me!!!! Anyways, it paired great with out new sofa slipcover & these cute pom pillows!!!


 

The pillows on the sofa are always messed up from the doggies & there's usually a ton...but today I cleaned them up. I also decided to decluttered the sofa a bit. The cute bunnies, greenery & bells add enough charm! 

 

The cutest little crew ha. I grab & filled this beat up antique brass pot & bunched a bouquet of lambs ear & dried tan blooms! The bells add that cozy vintage antique cottage vibe. These are from one of my recent Goodwill hauls...Aren't they darling?!




 

Bunnies are from TJmaxx & HomeGoods.

 
 
Cozy warm goodness! Honestly we've really cleared this upstairs living room out for more of a sitting room! Simple cozy basic goods. The downstairs is more comfy lodgey..I should share that space soon too...

 

I hope you liked this cute bunny table vignette. It was so simple to put together & adds all the charm. I love that it can be for Easter or just spring. 
• Do you decorate for Easter?

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

DIY Updated Brass Kitchen

 A few months ago I got this extreme  love in our home for brass..vintage brass to be more exact! Granted I've always loved brass, I didn't have many collectables..I also at the same time thought about adding new kitchen hardware throughout the kitchen & stretching it into the dining room! Well, I got some of my trusty Modern Masters Brass satin finish out & got too work...This then stretched quickly into a brass kitchen/ dining makeover ha. Come see some super simple modern cottage updates...


 

I've said it a million times, but I just love the Modern Masters paint! This antique DIY glass window door is one of my favorite projects we've added to the kitchen.  It's been painted 4 times & I absolutely love the brass panes pained with the cabinet hardware.. It's warm, fresh & light!

Side Note: the paint isn't perfect, but antique looking kind if how an original would be with panes!

 


Brass wall planters, frames, pantry, pillows, candlesticks & hardware! Not a huge update but definitely different! 


 

The pantry got a huge clean out too! Although as mentioned in my stories I loved our mix of vintage wood crates, but they were too big! Big, heavy & dark. Dark is honestly why I removed them! I added these cream & brown totes for a more stream line fresh & bright look. The top shelf holds snacks, the middle holds all our canned items  & bottom mostly boxed only goods.

 

The candlesticks are all thrifty finds... the larger ones are from northern Michigan roadside antiquing & the smaller are from Goodwill. 



** I used Modern Masters paint on the hardware { 2 coats } & then sealed with a clear spray enamel. 

 

I forgot above to mention the new gold wheat pom lumbar pillows!! I got for from Amazon & each huge parson dining chair got one.

 

Do you like the new update? Are you a fan of brass home decor & accents? I think this trend may be on it's way to stay longer...

HAPPY Saturday!
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