Tuesday, September 24, 2019

{ Easiest Pumpkin Display for Indoors or Outdoors }

Happy Tuesday pals & welcome back to TQS from northern Michigan!! If you've been following on my social media outlets you'd know we're up north celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary { September 26th }. We are so blessed to have a cottage in west Michigan to go & unwind, enjoy great food, lakes & antique!! We will be up here for 5.5 days & a few locations...One thing I've noticed is the abundance of pumpkins up here compared to the city or "down state". It got me thinking about how to share an EASY + AFFORDABLE & COZY way to display pumpkins both inside & out....Here's the simplest way:...Keep reading below!


BUCKET FULL OF PUMPKINS!

 

So, let me explain a little more in depth..I wanted to share something to display pumpkins for the season for any home or style & that's doable for both inside & outside!!

DISPLAY IDEAS:

.Baskets
.Galvanized Buckets
. Hampers
.Crocks
.Picnic Baskets
.Firewood pals


I chose to use this firewood pal because it added that vintage charm & fall feeling..Plus it fit quite a bit of pumpkins!!
I just piled in the larger faux cream ones & them staggered the smaller ones effortlessly!

 

INDOOR + OUTDOOR:


This pumpkin display idea can be used both indoors or outdoors on patios & porches. 
When using outdoors be sure to use faux plastic or real, not burlap or cotton/ fabrics!


I hope you loved this simple & mostly VERSATILE seasonal decor idea for your home! I'm sorry it's a bit short, I'm actually in the jeep way up in northern Michigan on my 10 year anniversary. Okay, off to enjoy!

HAPPY TUESDAY!
Paige.Rose 


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

{ Keep your Mums Alive Easily }

It's that time of the year again where mums are popping up on every corner market stand, nursery & even the grocery stores!! If you've been a longtime TQS blog reader you'd know I'm not the greatest at keeping real plants alive..just being completely honest! This year while at our local nursery ~Steinkopf~ I talked to one of the young guys I always bug to help me when I need props & this year Mark urged me to ask him how to keep these mums going...SO GLAD I DID!! He gave me some super simple, but helpful tips & I had to share...


 

We picked up four mums this year! Simple, & at $8 a pop it was efficient too. We chose bold oranges & reds! 

 

1. Water every two days!

 Not too much, not too little.


2.  They LOVE sun! 

Keep them full of that sunny goodness.


3. Water Gently!

Broken stems will not come back on most mums as he stated. 

 

4. Cut off dead or broken stems!

Mum stems that are broke usually will not come back. 


 

I hope these super simple  tips help your fall mums flourish! I should mention these are the tips for outdoor mums in their original pots! Now, what's YOUR FAVORITE MUM COLOR??

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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Happy Thursday!
PAIGE.ROSE 

Monday, September 16, 2019

{ New Fall Mantel Picture }

So little random fact about me? I love old cozy paintings, prints etc....It's one of my first items I look for when we frequent antique shops, vendors, flea markets & so on. The other day I stopped in at a little shop I used to vend at to kill some time & anxiety! If you didn't know, tomorrow { Tuesday} I go for a brain CT scan. Something I never thought I'd be writing about or having to explain. I'm extremely scared not to mention I physically don't feel well from what's going on { praying it's just vertigo }. Anyways, to keep my mind off of things I stopped in at our local little shop not thinking I'd spot my dream piece!!!! You all know I loveee me some vintage East coast colonial style decor..Well, I now that the coziest piece above our living room mantel!!

 

First I'm so sorry this post is so short, & secondly the quality! I love to use natural lighting BUT M i c h i g a n..haha. I couldn't wait to show you this stunner though!!  I paired it with some appropriate white metal lanterns, simple pumpkin or two & cottonstems for that classic fall colonial feel!! 
The crock & sprigs of greenery add that fresh & vintage style paired as one. 



I just love the simplicity of this old colonial farmhouse. It looks like some straight out of Maine..In fact I think I took a photo of a home similar while vacationing..YES MY MAINE OBSESSION IS REAL haha.



I wish I could have captured the detail a bit better..The rustic creased paper, imperfections , rustic charm & then some, and for only $20..no typo!!


What are some of your favorite things to collect? 

Happy Tuesday!
PAIGE.ROSE

HAPPY TUESDAY
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

{ Vibrant Vintage Fall Porch }

Ahhhh my favorite post of autumn or fall.. THE PORCH!! Which do you say? I actually prefer saying autumn haha..it just sounds more New England-ish. You guys know I love autumn on the East coast up by Maine, Connecticut, Vermont etc.. The warm fresh colors, crisp air & vintage wood colonial homes are like nothing else. Anyways, that was kind of my inspiration for this  year's front porch, BUT with a slight spin!!! I decided I wanted to add a touch of  Halloween to it as well. Not the plastic, glittery /gory kind { if you like that, awesome} but more of the Hocus Pocus vintage Salem town it's filmed in! I'm going to stop gabbing & just let you take a look...


 

We replaced the wood planks first off! I'm actually surprised they last two years in the Michigan elements with just an overhang!! We had more leftover, so fresh warm wood planks it was!! The second thing was the focal point & that's the gorgeous red mums!! I got these for $7.99 each at our local nursery & they're so pretty!! Red ones are my fav & paired with the freshly painted garage they add that much more charm♡.



 

As you can see I'm pretty obsessed with these SUPER simple Halloween prints, so I moved them out to the fall porch potting bench!! I love the black frames, red mums , soft white pumpkins + gourds together!! 

 


 

The copper tools, metal garden plaque & watering can added to this cozy space!!

 
I pulled the vintage red wagon  out at the last minute & I'm glad I did!! It adds that rusty vintage antique charm I crave &+storage for the pumpkins & old galvanized buckets!!


So I have to ask- What are your favorite color mums? I hope you  loved this freshened up fall porch & barn garage!!  Do I dare say I love the color red bahaha.

HAPPY THURSDAY!
Paige.Rose

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

{ Whimsical Cottage Fall Window Display }

Today's post is everything magical & whimsical all tied into fall. This little kitchen window is one area I always decorate. It's cute, quaint & fun to add charm to the main kitchen area. We plan to replace it with a gridded window but for now  I wanted to show you what it looks like decorated for fall...

 

I spotted these fall battery lights at Ikea while doing a haul & had to have them. Little fun fact about me, I loveeee string lights! Not sure what my obsession is other than the pure cozy ambiance they make in ANY space!! The battery pack makes them simple to click on & off. 

 

In the winter & fall months I always have these disposable cups by our coffee bar ready to go for Mark or our guest!! I mean who doesn't love a tasty hot beverage on a cold day?! 

 

I added these new DIY farm curtains & I should have blogged them..but like many other things, I got b u s y...



 

I added these mini pumpkins in a vintage wash tin, some fresh scrubby brushes, greenery & voila..a squeaky cute clean kitchen sink/ window area.


This handmade recipe of Pumpkin Nut Bread was the perfect final touch. I picked it up in Frankfort, MI right by our cottage at my fav town shop - Betsie Furniture!! Stay tuned for more on them coming to the blog!

I hope you loved this simple fun post!

HAPPY Wednesday!
Paige.Rose 

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Cozy Fall Cottage Halloween Tablescape

Tuesday already? This week is flying by, I'm so glad  I have a bunch of post lined up for you guys, because it's sure feeling like fall here in Michigan!! I just can't get enough of this breezy low 60 degree weather!!! It brings out all the inspiration in me & makes me feel good physically..now if the vertigo could subside COMPLETELY..wishful thinking huh?! Anyways on Sunday Mark wasn't feeling well, so while he cozied in bed I got to work!! I started cleaning & decorating one area & that lead to me styling 4 areas, blogging & editing! I don't know if I've ever told ya'll this but I LIVE for photographing a fresh space & sitting down after a long day & editing my work. I just love it plain & simple. So back to decorating..I got sidetracked { like now ha} & ended up redoing the dining room a little more"style".. Read more below for what I mean! 

 

As soon as I spotted these super simple vintagey prints by Pump Studio I had to get them! The  chunky wood sign also caught my eye  because of the simple print. Like I was mentioning above, I wanted the dining + kitchen to be more " my true style". I've been stepping out of my comfort zone a bit with decor to show you all more material, but I was over the blue whimsical pumpkin look { few posts back}. I crave cozy vintage home decor & always will...I hope you're okay with that♡?! 

 

I kept the market sign because it pairs with the simple new chandelier so well. My vision for this look:  A cool breezy fall day of baking with the windows open, pumpkin pie baking & candles going!!! 

 

I wanted to add that touch of vintage Halloween too, so I added  a faux black "witchy recipe book"...not really but you get it.


 

The cozy neutrals, pops of minimal orange & the tiny splashes of Halloween make this comfy fall dining room. 

 
I used pinches of vintage items like the flour sifter, marmalade jar mixed with new items like the prints & white milk glass masons.



 
 

I kept this area pretty much the same, just less cluttered but still filled to the brink with pumpkins & baking jars! 

 

I never thought I'd be be blogging a cozy Halloween-ish tablescape centerpiece but well I'm SO GLAD I did. I actually love the vintage Halloween vibe..Now all I need is a spell book hahaha.

HAPPY TUESDAY! 
Paige.Rose

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

{ DIY Classic Fall Barn Look }

Okay, soo that title might have been a little "clickbait-ish} but not on purpose ha. You all know that in the last 3 weeks we've been working super hard to paint our big white wood garage CANDLE RED!  You see it already looked barn-ish because of the style, size,  back of property location & chunky wood planks! The major reason we did this change was because although it's not that old, it needed a few repairs. I also wanted to step out of my comfort zone & use a color..so red it was! It pairs well with the front white & red brick cottagey ranch. I loved the new bold fall red so much, that I wanted to show you the fresh  paint + repairs while styled for the season!!!!

 

I know, I know styling our garage barn ..why? Well yes actually because it looks so fresh & I wanted to use some mums back here while showing off the new red paint color!

 

This red couldn'te be any truer to authentic "barn red" & I'm so glad!!! Perfect mix of bold & rustic without orangey or peach undertones while staying away from dark cranberry. 
• We used Behr!

 

If you watched my IG stories you know we spent Saturday afternoon goofing around at our local nursery  -Steinkopf-  & picked 4 bunches of mums for $7.99 each- STEAL!! 

  

Of course I added some vintage goodies like this antique tractor sprinkler, white metal chairs, old well pump & lots of greenery + bold orange pumpkins! I love fall in  New England &  wanted to create a vibrant color splashed barn!

 


  

I needed a mini focal point piece against the big red garage, so this pop up pumpkin patch sign was perfect!!  I can't wait to enjoy this space from here on all the way through fall with hot  cider & cocoa nights!!
P.s. pray for the mums haha !!! 


I really hope you loved this makeover, because we're obsessed!!! I'm happy I let myself think outside the box a bit or out of my comfort zone a little! Mark did an amazing job custom fitting all the new trim planks etc.. 

HAPPY MONDAY!
Paige.Rose

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