Wednesday, March 13, 2019

{ Fresh Farmhouse Style Spring Kitchen }

This week is flying you guys...Wednesday already?! I need it to go quickly though because I'm tired & craving the weekend with some antiquing, downtime & hopefully pretty spring weather. My nerves have been pretty bad lately anticipating my upcoming appointments. I hate not having control over my own body at times & not having immediate answers/ solutions. So, again I decided I needed some downtime last weekend & by downtime I mean hauling chairs up & downstairs, switching decor &  adding new pieces. See my last post HERE for a quick recap on this space... Today I'm sharing the whole freshened up space below!!


I wanted something simple for the table...So the simplest cleanest, but coziest item was this cream & wood wired 3 tiered stand!! I filled it with navy vintage diner mugs, greenery, amber milk bottles & ruffled white linen napkins!


I forgot to mentioned above, but this stand has two other matching baskets I added to the bakery shelf that helps keep the space cohesive. 
▪You can see the full cabinet 

This mahogany chippy wood shelf, gold rimmed plates & faux pastries bring this space together.  

Like many of my items this vintage milk bottle has sentimental meaning to me...My momma knows I love old milk glass bottles & picked this up for my  collection while on vacation in Sarasota.


Following the "vintage spring bakery" theme I added more of my milk glass jugs to the corner cabinet & this bakery sign that match the Market sign above the table. The black stem glasses & Iron cow finish this simple cleaned out spring cabinet!


I had three main colors in mind for this space..Greenery galore, ticking stripe blues & lots of amber/ mahogany accents!!!


I paired this basket with the baskets in the cabinet, added some grey/blue will branches, rolling pins & more linens.

No bakery is complete without a measuring menu...I love this old rusty one. 
I hope you loved this spring dining look!!


Sunday, March 10, 2019

{ Farmhouse Dining Room Vintage Bakery Shelf }

Welcome back to another week of inspiration on TQS!! This weekend was filled with naps, rain, decor & an awesome Sunday tooling around with our niece! As you know I've been having a hard time physically for awhile but more difficult since Thanksgiving 2018...My body has flipped on me, so days where I feel "normal" or "grounded" & not dizzy I try to enjoy, but also get as much done as possible.   I spent Saturday napping because I ate garlic on Friday & it through me into a mini body flare up..I'll get into detail what's going on with me in a separate posts after my new endocrinologist & primary appointment..After a little rest I pushed myself to finish cleaning the kitchen & dining room while adding some new pieces. I've always had this dream of having a vintage like bakery with cute brownies, cupcakes & pies....Come see a sneak peek of this new bakery shelf in the dining room.   

Side Note: I'll be blog the entire space once it's finished.

This shelf cabinet is everything I had in mind for this vintage bakery dining area. It's glossy mahogany chipped wood, vintage wear and tear & super simple. I filled it with gold rimmed dishes, cake dishware, crock cookware, mason jars & more. 

The sign was just what I was looking for...Everything an old fashioned bakery would have.  The plate wall isn't finished { I broke a holder } so one plate is off centered but I love the simplicity & I get to display my plate collections. I'll be adding something else to this wall too..& of course I'll blog it all together.

Like I mentioned above..the plates will be changed once I fix the broken hooks, but for now I wanted to share the process of this makeover. I love my collections, my sentimental pieces like the rolling pins from my great Poppy, white restaurant apron from my papa & vintage treasures Mark has collected for me. I hope you love this piece & goods.

Happy Monday!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

{ Spring Cottage Greenhouse Fireplace Mantel Decor }

Heyyyy pals! Today I'm sharing a space in our living room that I ALWAYS share for the turn of the seasons...our FIREPLACE MANTEL!! It's one of my favorite most simplest areas to change out! I've been struggling with this upstairs living room lately, so I decided to take a break & decorate a space I know I'd love. Being sick for nearly 4 months has been so difficult, especially with this type of a job...Hard to DIY/ type posts when you're dizzy almost constantly.. Hoping my new endocrinologist & primary can figure out what's going on with me, but for now this space is pepping me up..

I can't tell you how much charm adding the vintage linen closet added to this space! It pairs well with the chippy fireplace & mantel. Added some faux greenery, rustic goods & voila! 


I wanted to keep the mantel simple, but very springy which meant plants, garden tools etc.. This antique shovel, vintage seltzer bottle & old wood window panes helped add that feel.  

I needed something to add to the plain white cottage front of the actual fireplace, so I set this mason jar print here..Loved it & well here it sits!

I did have my real Lemon Button Fern on the coffee table, but after a year keeping him alive..He needed some instant sun..So he moved to the window

I hope you liked this little inspiring spring mantel!  Thank you for stopping by the blog daily & sharing inspiration with me too. 

Happy Thursday!


Sunday, March 3, 2019

{ DIY Industrial Vintage Cottage Bathroom Makeover }

Pals!!! I'm so glad you decided to stop back in on TQS today for a super fun reveal that I've been meaning to share for the last week!! So two weekends ago we had a three day weekend for us both & what did we decide to do? Makeover my bathroom!! Mark asked & of course I was ecstatic and obliged! This makeover had been in the works for quite sometime, but we have just been so busy with everything from me being sick with what seems like issue after issue, house hunting, business, animals & just life! It was a gorgeous cozy weekend of pizza, sister time, painting, late night Home Depot runs & of course decorating!!! For this makeover I wanted to keep it practical like always, so we didn't go overboard...I mean we really didn't need to. The travertine & granite are still in great shape & for a spruce up before we eventually move was all it needed. It was remolded about 8 years ago & has held up nicely! It needed paint, new hardware, grout cleaning & some minor touch-ups...other than that just cosmetic. Anyways come see how we refreshed my upstairs bathroom for under $300 in 2 days!!


This space was dark, blue walls, old hardware & just messy cluttered decor..


Welcome, to the new cozy & bright bathroom!! I don't really share this a lot because well, it's not something that comes up in conversation really, but I take a lot of bathes because of my chronic issues! It's my relaxing time & takes less energy than a shower..It might sound pathetic but daily routines have become hard for me at times. So, having a clean & cozy fresh space is key for those days where I'm having flare-ups .

I had an idea before starting this little refresh & it was to have tons of white with mixed in galvanized items, chippy green & vintage industrial signs!! These vintage drawers were thrifty finds, the bottom  sign is from Home Depot & other vintage. My sister & husband were confused at first, but my idea came to life!! I always say think "outside" the box when it comes to decor & where to find it/ use it at! 

We really wanted to replace this old generic cabinet, but we had no luck searching for a vintage one with character, so we just painted & distressed this one a bit & added new chippy hardware! We added a few of the same new knobs to the vanity & painted that white as well1 The mirror & diy mason jar light we left as well!

Lots of vintage soap holders & goods got used in this space! I may or may not have been outside in our garage stockpile scouring for goods at 11pm in a snow storm in my boots & cutoffs hahaha!

I tied in more galvanized with these "people" symbols! I snagged them on sale for 40% off at Hobby Lobby at the last minute! The shelf is also from Hobby Lobby below & the numbers/ galvanized top help tie in as well.

The soap caddy is from HomeGoods & it's probably the best smelling spice vanilla duo. I mean let's be honest I loved the packaging & tray it came with & for only $7!!

I mentioned above but this shelf is from Hobby Lobby, the decor is from HomeGoods & I love how it ties in with the new shower curtain.

More vintage goods, candles, pictures, chalkboards & greenery to add warmth to this space!

I hope you loved this space!! It's fresh, cleaned, re-caulked & styled to the nines haha! There have been many bathes since the makeover & it's sooo relaxing! 

Happy Monday!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

{ Cottage Spring Cabinet Vignette }

The other day I walked in from a job & went to town cleaning our house & sprucing up spots I've neglected with the same pieces for a while now...Well awhile in Paige time for decor ha. One of the spaces was my favorite cabinet in our upper living room. It was a free thrifty find & I  made it over HERE . Well, I kind if stopped styling parts of it & that changed the other day. I guess because it's such a statement piece, I don't think I have to style it differently a lot but it needed a change ha!  I  simply added some vintage touches, spring decor & of course some flowers + greenery.. REAL greenery to boast hahaha. Come see the cozy refreshed vignette below...


Since this cabinet is the backdrop to the new vintage chairs HERE I wanted to add in some the same gingham green & cream cottage print with these pillows!! I snagged them last fall for $5 each.


I talked about this metal piece a few posts back but one of our friends { Dan } gave it to me. It's handmade & at first I didn't know what to do with it but I love it. 



The perfect cozy spring reading spot. The chairs, pillows, soft throw & fresh cabinet. 


I hope you enjoyed this fresh space. I wasn't going to blog today because I got some not so great test results back & frankly I'm sad & worried but as you know blogging isn't only my job but outlet. Thanks for sticking around here for inspiration  & supporting me in more ways than you know.

Happy Wednesday!

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Monday, February 25, 2019

{ Fresh Spring Window Decor}

What a day pals..I'm exhausted, actually past exhausted. I photographed like 5 different areas since it was finally sunny here in the north, washed rugs, cleaned, worked, cooked, unpacked boxes, staged etc... You name it, I did it!! So rewind to a couple weeks & I got a new hanging plant for our kitchen window! I've had the same one for nearly a year { RECORD time for me} but it had to be moved to spruce it up a bit from winter. While I was at Meijers I picked up an Ivy....I originally was going to get another Lemon Button Fern, but they were out. I don't know why I always seem to get plants at Meijers, I guess I'm just classy like that HA! Anyways Ivy plants are natural air purifiers, like most plants so I brought him home. Come see more below.....  


Bright, clean & cozy!! I don't know why, but I love have a fresh kitchen window with plants, soaps & soft tea towels! 


When my grandmother moved out of her house of 56 years I snagged some of the treasures. This was my grandpa's & I love it. I never used it in decor but while rummaging today I found it!


This little plant is still going too. I'm not sure what it is, but my sister gave it to me about 6 months ago..3 living plants in my house?? NOWAY!  Like who am I hehe! This little buddy sucks up soo much water...I've been meaning to get my plants Miracle Grow.



I love the look of the Mrs Meyers soaps, but I think that love has sailed. I'm not that into the scents anymore & the soaps really dry my hands...which is ironic with the natural elements. Hmmm 


Such a pretty plant...pray for him ha!

What's your favorite plants to keep in your home? Do you like a fresh kitchen window for your greenery..I know it brightens my day. The simplest items can have the biggest effect sometimes. Anyways thanks for popping in today, I truly appreciate it. 


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