Hello and welcome to the 53nd All About Home Link Party! Today was the first day back for teachers and I have to say I am a bit overwhelmed with all the new changes this school year. Our district is starting out 100% virtually beginning next Wed. through through Sept. 28th. Teaching choir 100% online is going to be a challenge. In some ways it will really be like a brand new subject, but I will do my best to make it a success somehow! I think I need this shirt so I can remind myself to keep calm every time I look in the mirror!
I always get a bit of the back to school blues this time of year, so I am really excited about tonight’s party. Everyone always is so inspiring and encouraging, and I just love “hanging out” with my bloggy friends here at the party. It is an interesting time for decor, recipes, and crafts during this “transitional” time between the seasons, so I am really looking forward to seeing some fun ideas for transitional decor this week.
Debra and I are thrilled to be your hosts each week. Before we move on to the link up, here’s what we have been up to recently:
This weekend I took some time to pack away most of my summer decor and to do a little late summer-to fall decorating . I was inspired to create a vignette on the vintage chest in our dining room using several of my late summer junkin’ finds, including a Stunning Vintage Art Deco Chalkware Lamp. Love it!
Around this time last year I decorated the same vintage chest with more of a traditional, vintage back-to-school themed vignette. Who knew what just one year in the future would hold for us all? Oh how I miss the pandemic-free, simpler “vintage” school days of the past (like the early 80’s, haha!)
Oh how I miss the pandemic-free, simpler “vintage” school days of the past (like the early 80’s, haha!)
If you are looking for some late-summer to early fall decorating ideas sans pumpkins, check out my post: Early Fall Decorating with Vintage Thrifted Finds.
Did you know that August is National Peach Month? I love enjoying all things peaches in August! Last week I shared a post all about peaches and it has been a big hit with my readers. If you love peaches you won’t want to miss this post. (Warning…you WILL crave peaches!)
This week I finally found the most amazing peaches at a local farm stand. They were just so fresh and tasty! I ended up buying $20 worth in two days and they were worth every penny. I made gluten-free crock pot peach cobbler and it didn’t last 20 minutes in this house! I am certainly going to pick up one more bag full as soon as I get off work tomorrow. Having tasty peaches for lunch or an afternoon snack will give me something to look forward during our teacher in-service trainings the rest of this week.
Well it always seems like it one step forward and two steps back when it comes to renovations, but the kitchen is actually coming right along. Maybe not as fast as I would like, but overall we are still on track to be finished by fall which was my goal. As you can see, everyone’s favorite breakfast nook is now completely gone, but I have come up with another idea for this space. It will be a suprise!
I have been looking around online for some cute new accessories for the kitchen. I really don’t like mass produced retail items, but I have found some great vintage reproductions at Decor Steals in the past. On Friday I shared Eight Great Farmhouse Friday Deals at Decor Steals. If you are looking for some super cute farmhouse decor, head on over to my post to see how to steal the deals!
I always love Debra’s August and September decor. This week she shared more of her beautiful seasonal transitional decorating in her post, August Dining Room with Sunflowers.
Now it’s time for some beautiful features from last week’s party!
Vintage Styled Flower Centerpiece~Dabbling and Decorating
How to Make Peach Butter in the Slow Cooker~Slow Cooker Living
Peach Iced Tea~Organized Island
August Home Decor~ Phillip’s Place
Shabby Chic Decoupaged Cans~Doodle Buddies
Thanks to everyone who visited last week! Enjoy the party!
This Link-Up is for all of us that love Home Decor, Vintage and Antiques, Garden and Outdoor Spaces, Seasonal Fun, DIY, Crafts, etc. We think Link Parties are a great way to share our homes and find inspiration and ideas from like minded bloggers. From Room Reveals to your latest Thrifting and Flea Market finds, we want you to join in the party fun!
*The party runs Monday at 7:00Eastern/6:00Central p.m. through Thursday at midnight.
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