Monday, June 29, 2020

{ Patriotic Kitchen Cabinet }

Monday you sure crept up on us quickly! You want to know something crazy from this past weekend? WE DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! It was an odd feeling to say the least but also very refreshing...We pj'd it up, movies, blankets, pups & junk food nearly the entire weekend with the exception of Sunday & our Club Car stroll! 
Today we're back to share one of our favorite pieces decorated with some comfy classic vintage decor! I moved this huge piece into the dining room last week & decided to splash it with patriotic goodness until 4th of July! 
Come see this amazing piece in our dining room below......



Here she is!! This huge wood chippy white glass paned cabinet! I've never had it in the dining room before, but it's actually super practical & gives it a nice fresh look! It also gave me the push to organize all my dish / glass collections or at least some. Now that they're all in the same area mostly it feels organized! 


I used so many vintage pieces like the flag, crate, grocery baskets , apron etc.. Many of the pieces were thrifty/ free & some very sentimental from family members♡.



I kept it light & just added pieces I loved! I wanted the focus to be on the flags, texture & vintage pieces themselves!


I hope you gathered some info about pieces,  inspiration & light! Do you decorate for 4th of July? We'll be up at the cottage by Traverse City..Hopefully I'll have a post/ vlog for you all asap!


                      HAPPY Monday!
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

{ Antique Collection Display Tips }

My love, well our love of antiques stems pretty far back with us! I grew up around lakes & up north at my grandparents who always had amazing thrifty antiques! From furniture picking to mini metal items, glass & so on! It wasn't until Mark & I were married at 21 that my love for vintage, antiques & collections grew!! You see he's always loved vintage goods & his work would take him all over the state & he would find the niftiest goods! He inspired me to start this very blog & today I'm sharing some of my collections with you all while sharing my SIMPLE display tips!!!




I'll be blogging this dining cabinet soon for 4th of July,  but here are some more collections on top of here! I love old glass spice racks, mason jars etc.. My grandma had the coolest spice rack over her sink. I remember always admiring it as a kid & her story of picking it out of a catalog.  Boy do I miss her. .


-FAVORITE DISPLAY COLLECTIONS:

. brown milk jugs/ bottles 
. Apothecary containers 
. Mini crocks 
. Old medicine glass
. Unique dishes
. Mason jars
. Pitchers
. Punch bowls 
. Pie dishes


-HOW to STYLE:

1. GROUP LIKE PIECES/ COLORS 
2. DARKER COLORS ON ENDS
3. TALLER PIECES / BOTTLES IN THE BACK
4. LARGER ITEMS ON THE BOTTOM SHELVES 
5. ADD GREENERY POPS


I have a few more sets of dishes but this is pretty much most of it,  with the exception of larger pieces like pitchers, crocks etc..



I hope you liked this quick post & look at our collections!! I'll be adding some mini crocks & wish I could fit our larger ones in here! • Do you collect anything special? 

HAPPY Thursday!
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

{ Our Vintage Club Car }

A different type of post today but you guys know I love to include you in our life including some fun purchases/ lifestyle journeys! So little back story on this cute gem..It's a vintage gas beaut that is totally customized! She's been rebuilt from the ground up, with wifi, stereo,  lights,  blinkers, vintage rims, horn,  hazards, cupholders, cooler storage, headlights, phone charger, lighter, bump guard etc.. We had been looking for a gas club car for quite sometime with no luck..They were either electric or sold. We stopped looking for awhile because we got busy with summer, projects & honestly just forgot!! About 3 weeks ago Mark was on Craigslist looking for furniture & stumbled upon this car! We loved the vintage appeal { we didn't want brand new for this reason} from the color to new everything! Come see some pictures below & WHY we wanted/ needed a Club Car 🚗.!



Isn't she cute y'all?! We've named her "Gidget" hahaha! I think it fits nicely with all her gadgets! As you can see she's completely brand new, custom & very comfortable! 

• We added her black top once we uploaded her. I'll photograph soon! 

** Side Note: How cute is the matching greenery planter!


The owner added these vintage rims that finished her off! She goes 32mph & the stereo is so loud..Which will be nice for cruises up north at the cottage & trips to the ponds! That's one of the reasons we wanted a club car was for up north cruising.  Another being antiquing,  fun & hauling { she's got a back fold down area! 


** Sorry she's dirty, needs a washing! SOON!


We've already taken her on a little adventure & we can't wait to show more of her & the adventures & memories we take + make! 


I hope you loved this little post about our new family member ha! Do you have favorite toy or club car? Do you name your vehicles silly names like us??


HAPPY Tuesday!
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Thursday, June 11, 2020

{ Classic Cottage Patio Makeover }

You guys know that we've got dogs..& if you don't,  well we do ha. We've got two big dogs over 70lbs each & at one time we had 3, sadly only two now! With that being said, they're boys & love to roughhouse around the yard + patio. Basically,  our yard/ patio needed/ needs work ha! Not wanting to dump loads of money into it we spruced it up. 
I kept with the look of our front porch   HERE ..It goes nicely with the rest of our home exterior  which is stately with traditional red brick, white peaks, shutters, flowers boxes & barn red cottage garage.  Patriotic cottage at its best!! Come take a closer peek below....



New Goods Added:

. PILLOWS
. CHAIR CUSHIONS
. ALL GREENERY
. DECOR 
. PAINT 
. CAFE LIGHTS
. RUG


Projects:

.4 CEMENTED CAFE LIGHT POLES
. PAINTED PATIO
. PAINTED TABLE




Keeping with the stately classic patriotic cottage look I added rustic mini evergreens,  galvanized  bucket pots & lots of clean white wood! I kept the color scheme traditional red, dark blue, black, white & dark green!


The 8ft white wood light cafe light poles/ posts { which do you say? } are what encloses the space into a cohesive feel. The other part of the patio is empty right now to the left..We used to have a sitting area! I bought the 48ft single strand of bulb lights from Amazon! 


I added a touch of classic New England charm with some fun pillows,  of course dog approved! 
** All pillows from Walmart


Kept the decor very weather friendly with wood, galvanized buckets, classic lanterns & rustic wood bird feeders!!




•Sod wasn't in before I photographed, but right where you spot the farm fence will be sod.

I hope you loved this patio spruce up!! For me going with color was scary because  neutrals are so easy but this color pallet theme flows so nicely with the outside exterior property of our home. The red barn garage was the inspo!! This whole project spruce up was around $500.00 that's with wood, decor  rug, lights, paint, supplies, cement etc..


HAPPY Thursday!
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Sunday, June 7, 2020

{ New Summer Dining Room }

Heyyyy pals- welcome back!! With everything changing in this crazy world of ours I've been craving simple fresh spaces in our little cottage! Also because my dreaded vertigo returned after a day of jeeping { windy } lake day..I've been super uninspired because I'm constantly dizzy, but yesterday I finally got all the heavy Memorial Day decor down. After I cleaned the whole house & decluttered I decided to add some summery goods but minimally & simply! Come gather some inspiration below...


I wanted to show a centerpiece that ANYONE could do simple with not much effort & cost effective since these times are uncertain & budgets are tighter.  I used an old wire  fruit basket from a thrift store, greenery & some baskets for added texture. The  vintage mason jars I  added for a touch of vintage charm I got up in Maine!


I switched out the dining room ledge & wall decor for some simple white summery flowers   wreath & white rustic lantern lights! { I'll share a night view on Instagram,  be sure you're following me }.  


I kept this antique wire grocery basket out with some milky white masons & candlesticks.  The basket is simple & coordinates with the dining table nicely. 





I love the 3 color pallet scheme & simple but cozy summer look. I'll share more on stories on Instagram soon! This wall needs some TLC honestly, so once things are somewhat back to normal I'll share more!


I hope you loved this simple summer dining room look. I needed a fresh space to clear my mind & I wanted to share because it was super simple & affordable/ easy to put together!
Stay happy + healthy  pals!!! 


HAPPY Monday!
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