Sunday, December 2, 2018

{ Country Cottage Vintage Christmas Diner Tablescape }

Oh my have I been anxiously awaiting  to share this space with you all!!! I've shared tons of sneak peels on my Instagram but I'm finally able to share the full space & I'm so excited!! Out of all the years I've been blogging this is one of my absolute favorite tablescapes & dining rooms for that matter because of the spring spruce up we competed. We white washed the entire house with fresh crisp white paint, added grilles to the windows, new doors etc.. It looks so fresh & my vision came to life which a lot of the times doesn't happen with my crazy ideas haha! I had this feeling of wanting a cozy country cottage diner inspired dining room this year with pops of cool blue ticking stripe, bold reds, LOTS of berries & woods mixed in for that almost cool vintage New England Christmas! This whole theme started around a certain piece I'll be showing below, but enough rambling ha, come take a peek BELOW!!


 

I loved this little sign from @homegoods so I thought why not hang it on the chalkboard..I also grabbed these pom garland from good ole HomeGooods. I love the whimsical country diner with a touch of vintage feel.

 

The lanterns were the first thing I set on the table for this look. They screamed country cozy & they make a statement. I added some trees & velvet red fabric with berries mixed in. My mom picked up the ticking stripe runner & placemats which COMPLETED this look/idea I was going for. 

 

The last thing I needed was something reminiscent of a cozy country vintage diner tucked away in a little town that served the best coffees & pies...These mugs were my finishing touch & I couldn't love them with their matching blue striped dinner plates & my vintage gold rimmed desert dishes. They're @KateSpade from HomeGoods.


Coffee anyone? Tea? Hot Chocolate?



  

I forgot to mention above that I layered the blue ticking stripe place settings with these velvet rimmed napkins. They matched the tree fabric in the lanterns so I bought them...It wasn't until my Gram popped over & layed them out like this...She's my inspiration. I miss her cottage lake home & crafts galore. 

 

The wrapping paper matched the theme so well & was a whopping $1. 




Happy Monday!

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 :). 
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Paige.Rose

Saturday, December 1, 2018

{ Antique Christmas Styled Vintage Cabinet }

PALS  W E L C O M E  BACK!!!! Whoa, I'm so happy to be writing this!! It may take me an hour to write this little bit, but I wanted to share what's been going on with me...Firstly, I L I V E for the Holiday season every year, like I literally count down until it's November..Well, this November has not been very fun for me. I was having Thanksgiving dinner with my family enjoying desert & all of a sudden I had to run to the bathroom because I was so dizzy..not just like dizzy but I was spinning out of control. I was all flushed & immediately splashed some cold water on mt face thinking maybe I had to much sugar or excitement. For the next 6 hours I vomited profusely while still spinning out of control! I said goodbye to my guest as we were hosting & went to bed. The next day I woke up to an even worse spinning & I was drenched in sweat & more vomiting followed. I called my mom & she rushed me to the E.R where I was nearly in a comatose state by then..they hooked me up to  a bunch of stuff & I went home. It's been 8 days of meds & I still feel completely out of my mind. I will be seeing the doctor this week { earliest I could get in } & to say I'm afraid is an understatement especially with all my other issues. Anyways THANK YOU for the outpouring of love & wishing me well. Today I want to share our vintage Christmas cabinet in our dining room with you all. My theme was "Authentic Vintage Country Christmas Diner". I hope you LOVE it...

For this cabinet I took all my collections of vintage bottles, milk glasses, mason jars from Maine, wine glasses & some newer vintage style plates & mini keg for this cabinet. I added in some sprigs of greenery & of course my Coca- Cola glasses for that vintage pop of red! 



One of my most favorite things in this cabinet are the vintage mini glass cake holder, & the mini red ticking stripe inspired keg. The pops of greenery add to the festive charm & you would see in a vintage diner around the holidays..of course theirs would be filled with delicious pies & cookies haha..


The pops of gold plates with the red & green add to the charm.






That little Christmas tree plate is made of pottery & it's my favorite. Simple touches all around in this cabinet!




I hope you liked this cabinet & all of my treasures, antiques & collections. Do you collect anything special ?

Happy Saturday!

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 :). 
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

{ Inspirational Cottage Style Christmas Lookbook }

Hey pals welcome back!! I've been busy getting all the spaces ready for Christmas around our little cottage home & just taking in the holidays { Yes, already ha! }. I'm loving the simple changes we made to this home even if it won't be our forever home..more on that later! I decided since most people cruise Pinterest, blogs, google, magazines etc.. that I would put together a simple little update or "lookbook" if you will of what we have so far..I didn't include our bedroom or the fireplaces etc.. because well, they're not completely photographed yet!! I know many bloggers only choose certain areas to photograph { which I love }, but we go alll out around here for Christmas! I wait all year for this cozy time & like to cherish it by soaking in the festivities, decor & magical feeling it brings. I usually do the porch, our bedroom, both dining areas, both living rooms & this year maybe the kids' { AKA doggie} room!!! Anyways grab a cup of  extra chocolatey hot chocolate & come see what I put together so far..


This is & always will be one of my favorite views in this little cottage! I love the authentic bar door, cottage door, crisp white walls & the most simple Balsam Hill wreath! 
* I can't wait to show you what's on the the other side of this..I went in a completely different direction this year!!


The start of our little wood cottage porch!! We have to run new electrical for the lighting which I hope works to plan eeek, but I did get the wreaths out, pillows, rugs etc.. AND because I'm so fancy I barely brushed my hair, have cut-off leggings on & a paint stained t-shirt underneath this coat haha..Oh & it was 35 degrees out..I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!


This is another sneak peek of the area I mentioned above!! I'll share each room just like every other year but thought I'd share this cabinet quickly!! 
*Side Note: Be sure to head to my navigation bar at the top & click "SEASONAL" for all our other Christmas decor from past years!!


My very own Clarke W. Griswold haha! Don't worry he was on the roof too..picture? I think so haha


So, here is a HUGE sneak peek of my idea & theme this year!!! Yup, that's blue mixed in..! I'll share more super soon & the dishes are to DIE for...They basically set the tone for this year's theme!



This is the first time in 6.5 years we have had a  7.5ft tree upstairs in the living room! I usually have a tree in here but smaller, dining room as well & then a big one downstairs and in our bedroom. This year I went all kinds of different & I love it it in front of this vintage dresser that was my dad's when he was a boy. My mom did an amazing job refinishing it. The cottage window, wood & country tree have me filling so cozy!
I hope you enjoyed this simple & quick lookbook..Be sure to come back daily for more rooms I'll be featuring then the full Christmas Home Tour!

Happy Tuesday!

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 :). 
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Paige.Rose




Tuesday, November 6, 2018

{ Farmhouse & Cottage Christmas Decor Inspiration }

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, SEASONS GREETINGS & MERRY CHRISTMASSSSSS HAHA! Hi, pals welcome back to the blog & my  most favorite time of the year! Today I'm feeling super festive as I put the finishing touches on our Christmas decor..Yes, it's up early but it's because of you guys! I love to help you guys anyway I can & Christmas is especially happy time for me for many reasons but that is for another post sometime..maybe! Anyways I'm going to link a bunch of inspiration down below with pictures of past Christmas decor & ideas from our home! I usually pick a different theme each year for our upper level & lower level with mixing in our bedroom & dining areas! I hope you love this time of the year & if you don't I will change that..You are always welcome at our little home...We have an  array of people always, just the way we like it. Lots of food { we host every year }, movies, drinks &  COZY EVERYTHING! Come take a peek & gather a ton of ideas...


"Neutral Greenery Filled Christmas Dining Room"



" Cottage Style Neutral Christmas Mantel"
 HERE



" Rustic Christmas Farmhouse Dining Room"

"Whimsical Country Cottage Christmas Living Room"


"Cozy Christmas Cabinet"


"DIY Vintage Bulb Garland"


" Simple Cozy Christmas Kitchen"


" Lower Level Lodge Christmas"


" Fresh & Cozy Vintage Christmas"


"Classic Cozy Cabin Christmas Basement"



" Christmas Living Room"


"Beautiful Cottage Christmas Bedroom"

I have SOOOO many other Christmas posts right up at the top of my " Navigation Bar" so it's SUPER easy to look at past Christmas decor, DIY & more. Wowza that was a  lot of work, I think I deserve some hot chocolate now ha. Let me know which one is your favorite below!!!

HAPPY Tuesday!

Anyways I hope you all got some simple & helpful tips from this post!! What are some of the things you do to keep your home clean with animals?! My OCD gets the best of  me sometimes, but I wouldn't trade our tribe of rescues for ANYTHING!
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 :). 
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Paige.Rose

Monday, October 22, 2018

{ How I keep our White Decor Clean with Animals..}

Hey pals..I'm back haha! I took a break because just to be completely honest I've been having a horrible flare up this entire month from my fibromyalgia etc..I've been trying to focus on myself & that means putting everything aside even business stuff, which kills me because I'm a people pleaser, but I have to. With fall & pumpkin season coming to an end{ for me } I'll be busy prepping for Christmas posts & wanted to share this asap!!! Today I'm back after a few days off with something I get asked quite a bit " How do we have so much white decor with animals?"..Well, today I'm here to share some of my secrets, ha just kidding they're just simple things I do around our home to keep things fresh, cozy & bright white!! Come read these simple tips below..


1. P I L L O W S


I use pillows to cozy up our Ikea slipcovered sofa & to keep the back of the cushions from getting dirty, because it's easier to wash the pillows or unzip the throw pillow cover rather than wash the bigger slipcovered cushions! Ikea Sofa Review HERE

2. B L E A C H

This is a given, but I use bleach a lot when washing our whites! It's so easy & cheap to buy a gallon of bleach & throw everything in at once..Even the dog's playroom/lounge has white bedding HERE


*As you can see the dogs are on the white rugs ALL the time & we even have a 7 week old rescue puppy bouncing around on it! So to answer some questions I get, Yes, the dogs are allowed on & around our white decor, walls, rugs, sofa, throws etc.. everyday!


I spy a puppy butt^ ..


3. B L A N K E T S


I use this little trick a lot in our home..I use older white sheets, blankets etc.. to place on the seating of the couch to cover the cushions so again I don't have to wash the entire slipcover but rather just the smaller blankets if accidents happen..

4. W I P E  P A W S


This is something we do just about every time the dogs come inside..We wipe their paws at our back "drop zone"! We keep towels, wipes etc.. in the silver container for easy access in case of mud or even worse...eeek ha!

5. B A R R I E R S


Okay, before I get the mean e-mails rolling in let me explain..Obviously our animals are allowed on the sofa's, rugs & EVERYWHERE in our home but at night we put up "barriers" so they don't get on the sofa. The first reason being the middle pibble " Stew" likes to strip my pillows of the zippers & the oldest girl " Stinker" has a hard time getting down & we don't want her falling accidentally while we're sleeping & the puppy well that's a given reason ha. We use old table legs to lay across the sofa at night & remove during the day. Easy peasy.


6. L I N T   R O L L E R

This one I use more when the seasons change from summer to winter & vise versa here in Michigan when the dogs shed..It's super easy to grab one from Dollar Tree & just swipe it just about anywhere to grab the lose dirt & hair if you don't have a large space to vacuum..I shared more in the Pet Cleaning Post HERE.

Happy Monday!
Anyways I hope you all got some simple & helpful tips from this post!! What are some of the things you do to keep your home clean with animals?! My OCD gets the best of  me sometimes, but I wouldn't trade our tribe of rescues for ANYTHING!
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