Sunday, September 10, 2017

{ Cottage & Farmhouse Decor..What you should Buy at Flea Markets! }

Hey guys & welcome back to TQS!! I hope you all had a lovely weekend enjoying something fall-ish & doing something that made you happy! So a few days ago while running errands with my sister she spotted a Flea Market coming to one of our local parks/historical communities & of course we made plans to attend since these don't pop up around us very much! Well, today { Sunday } was the day & we threw some hats on, henleys & headed out to go pickin or junkin..It then dawned on me while visiting each booth, drinking the yummy lemonades & touring the historical homes that I've NEVER done a post on what to look for/ buy while out flea marketing etc.. For some people flea markets can be a bit overwhelming with all the goods & I can totally see why! I come from a long line of pickers, thrifters, DIY'ers & cottage goods, so why not share with you all some of the things I look for while "junkin". With the popularity of farmhouse & cottage decor at its peak it's time I share what to scope out & buy while marketing.. Come virtual junkin with me & read more below!!






There's something about the fall air that always has be loving junkin just that much more in the fall season..The crisp air, cozy drinks & of course you know my historical loving heart loves these homes hehe. This was just part of the market & food/ drink trucks etc.. I loves that the historical homes were open for touring as well..


Cottage & Farmhouse Finds to Look for:

  • Wood Crates
  • Glass Milk Bottles
  • Handmade Pillows
  • Dough Bowls
  •  Vintage Signs
  • Antique mini Clocks
  • Trunks
  • Milk Cans
  • Lanterns
  • Mason Jars
  • Windmills
  • Olive Buckets
  • Galvanized buckets/cans
  • Old Glass Window panes
  • Vintage Scales
  • Tobacco Baskets
  • Vintage Cabinets
  • Old Wood Stools
  • Wood Toolboxes
  • Feed Bags
  • Wood Barrels










What do you guys think about all these lovely vintage & antique goods being sold at the market this weekend? What do you like to look for while out pickin/junkin? I think my most favorite thing I spotted was this old plate cabinet from France!! I hope this was informative in some way..& as always HAPPY JUNKIN :) !!

Happy Monday!


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Paige.Rose






Tuesday, September 5, 2017

{ Early Fall Cottage Style Porch }

Happy almost Wednesday y'all!! I can't believe that it's already almost the middle of the week...I'm not complaining because I'm so excited the temps are dropping to the low 60's & that means cider mills galore this weekend right haha?! So If you've been following the blog for sometime now you would know I always ease into fall with our "early styled" porch decor..This basically is me frantically grabbing stuff from our junkin treasure pile which I can't really say pile anymore as Markie organized & made our garage like a mini antique shop for me..Anwayssss see I'm already getting off track in this post because I'm so excited for fall you guys lol! Last Saturday I decided to pull some pumpkins out from the garage,an old chippy table & a cute vintage fishing seat..I always go with color outside & that's because I like the vibrant look of the pumpkins /fall decor against our neutral little brick cottage..Also because I used up all the neutral pumpkins inside for our fall mantel HERE & our dining room HERE. Come see this space I popped together in 20 minutes... 


Although we are in the suburbs for right now, I love that these tall wheat like grasses are outside our front door!! They make it SOO cozy for fall & they're great fillers! I started decorating this area while I was being ungrateful..You guys know we've been looking for a little semi city farm for 2.5 years with no luck..I got to thinking & thought how ungrateful my thoughts were when we have this adorable little brick cottage..I mean I say ALL the time I wish we could pick it up & move it haha #wishfulthinking. The moral of the story is though that I DO love this home & I should enjoy it instead of being mad we can't find another property right?!


I kept these vintage ammo boxes from our summer porches this year HERE & HERE just added some fall flowers, bright orange pumpkins & this cute little "Harvest Blessings" sign. I didn't spend one penny YET on this space, but don't hold your breath haha..Big changes coming & something I've never done for fall coming to the blog SOON! Can you guess what I'll be doing to this space hahaha..



**SEE LAST YEAR'S FALL PORCH: HERE





I think this is pretty comical..If you look very closely you'll see that all these of these pumpkins are different sizes & shades/ finishes of orange...Yes, they're all faux & bought at different times haha it adds the authenticity I'm trying to pass-off right??? :)



This emerald green { heavy } pot is from my grams & is super old..Something about it is so charming & rustic/fall-ish! What do you guys think about this space? Have you started decorating??

Sources:
  • Pumpkins-Michaels
  • Harvest Sign- HomeGoods
  • Galvanized buckets- Vintage
  • Chippy Table- Vintage DIY
  • Greenery- Michaels/ Hobby Lobby
  • Green Seat- Vintage find
  • Mini Succulents- Dollar Tree

Happy Wednesday!



As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, 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 :). 
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Paige.Rose

Thursday, August 31, 2017

{ Dusty Farmhouse Style Fall Mantel }

Hey everyone & happy Friday!!! Whoa this weeks been a long for us..not that anything bad happened { knock on wood }, but it's just been super busy with work, life & everything in between! Latley we've been taking country car rides on Sundays to see future properties that might work for what we're looking for in a small farm & then getting Chinese takeout after..Last weekend was no exception & when we got home I got super inspired to decorate our upper level living room { lower level family room update coming soon } fireplace mantel with some simple dusty flowers & neutral pumpkins that I picked up at Michaels on sale for under $3 a piece! I've been really into simplifying spaces & also loving that "muted dusty look" if that's a thing even hahah! Of all the mantels I've styled I think this one was the more simple & you know what? I loveeee it!  Come take a closer peek down below..


I love these dusty neutral pumpkins from Michaels!! They are the perfect color & still give that cozy fall feeling without being dramatic orange or just boring white.. The larger white pumpkins are also from Michaels for $10 & I loved the light distressing on them for that cottagey/farmhouse look!




There are a few things I want to change about this space, like adding new  fall greenery instead of the topiaries, painting the wood crates & adding a vintage style sign etc..but for now I'm loving the quaintness!


The barn painting is a DIY I did one night when I was bored..I was going to blog it, but honestly I'm so artist { that's my BFA sister }. I tried to incorporate what she has taught me..not sure I nailed it haha. I love it on the mantel though.. It adds simple charm right?!


*You can see last year's mantel HERE


Source List:
  • Large Pumpkins- Michaels
  • Small Pumpkins- Michaels
  • Greenery- Ikea
  • Fireplace box- Vintage find
  • Books- Vintage Finds
  • Painting- DIY
  • Mantel-HomeGoods
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I hope you guys liked this super simple & sweet early fall mantel!! What do you think about these dusty little pumpkins & this simplified mantel?? Let me know down below, I love hearing from you guys!! **You can also see our early fall living room HERE


Happy L O N G weekend, friends!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, 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



Monday, August 28, 2017

{ DIY Farmhouse Fall Living Room Chalkboard Makeover }

Hey guys!! Thanks for dropping back in for another fun little post with me haha!I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We didn't do anything too exciting other than look at a few properties & took a nice country drive, and finished the night off with the some Chinese takeout..Sometimes it's the simple weekends that are the best right?! So, I mentioned a few weeks ago that while I was cruising home one morning after grocery shopping I spotted a huge chalkboard in the trash & of course whipped the Jeep around & shoved it in my backseat! When I got home I knew I wanted to paint over the gold frame & give the chalkboard part a fresh coat of paint. I decided since I haven't use the Rust-Oleum chalk paint spray paint I wanted to dry that & I decided to pick up their chalkboard paint too { I actually prefer Devine Color by Valspar from Target }. I loved that the chalkboard was already framed out & the size was perfect for what & where I was going to put it! I kind of had a plan as what I wanted our fall living room to entail { separate post coming soon} & the chalkboard fit perfectly into that vision! Enough of me rambling, come see the finish look below & a sneak peek of our fall living room!  

Supplies:

  • Chalk Paint { I used Linen White }
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Old Towel
  • Chalk { to season }
  • Paint brush


I just placed the towel inside of the frame basically...I knew I was freshening up the black so it didn't matter too much at this point!

Side Note: The chalk paint was nice. It went on evenly & dried super quick with that thick chalky finish! I did distress mine with a bit of dark wax after!


I used about 3 coats of chalkboard paint. I then seasoned it with chalk & wiped cleaned with a damp rag!

- AFTER -



The size, color & simple detail are just what I was envisioning & for under $20 for this makeover!! I'll be sharing more details on this space for fall super soon etc.. It's changed quite a bit since our summer living room HERE 
I'm loving the new slipcover, dark tones, new furniture piece HERE & how simplified & darker things are..Can you tell I'm ready for fall.







What do you guys think about this living room chalkboard makeover? Do you  like the new simple look? Let me know down below & I also hope you all LOVE the new Blog layout!!!

Happy Tuesday! 


As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, 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 :). 
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Paige.Rose

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

{ New Farmhouse Style Dresser Makeover in the Living Room }

Okay so before I get into this post I have to say that these aren't the best pictures & I didn't makeover this piece { my lovely momma did }, but I'm SO EXCITED to share it with you all that I couldn't wait to blog it, so I'm sharing it now haha! It belonged to my dad when he was a boy & since my gram has been transitioning to her new abode we've slowly been trying to keep the sentimental goods!! My mom saved this piece & I didn't even know it, but when she showed me the after I almost cried!! It's literally the coolest piece, not because it was my dads or because my awesome mom did such a great job BUT because it's sentimental & sooo cozy!! I love that she left it natural & just added some plain white large knobs..totally my style, so in true Paige fashion I asked her for it right away hahaha! Come see more of this vintage piece below!




At first I wasn't sure about the bold white knobs, but when I got them in our living room with the revamp { post coming soon } I knew I was keeping them & then realized why I love home decor etc.. so much because of my mom & why would I ever doubt her style ability haha! 

Side Note: She simply stripped the piece, stained with mahogany stain & added the new white knobs!


  

I think why I love this piece so much is because it's so much darker than I usually would put in our home! I actually told my mom I was painting it & she freaked out hahaah so, I agreed to leave this beauty & I'm so glad I did! This is the perfect dark & cozy piece for fall & it fit so perfectly in the spot!

  

**You can see these DIY coasters I made HERE!




 

What do you guys think about this new piece we added to our upper level living room? Do you like to decorate with darker & warmer colors for the upcoming fall season? Let me know what you think below in the comments - I LOVE hearing from you all!

 Source List:
  • Dresser- Vintage find
  • Basket- Michaels
  • White Stool- Vintage find
  • Greenery on Dresser- Ikea
  • Basket Greenery- Michaels
  • Rug- Ikea
  • Lantern-HomeGoods
  • Lamp- HomeGoods
  • Barn Painting-DIY


Happy Wednesday! 


As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, 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