We finally got our first real snow day here! I really loved sitting in the breakfast nook “taking tea” and enjoying the snowy pines out the window. It was the perfect day to stay inside and finish up packing away all the Christmas decorations and to do some winter styling in the kitchen.
One of my favorite yard sale finds is a collection of charming vintage recipe cards. Over the years I have used them time and time again in seasonal vignettes. As I was styling this winter vignette on top of my old retro cabinet filled with Rae Dunn Pottery, I got the idea to do a little post all about my vintage recipe cards. *This post contains affiliate links. Read more
Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the day and getting excited about the start of a brand new year! I am taking a break from working on my last Christmas post from 2017 to wish you all a Happy New Year’s Eve! Here is a “timeless New Year’s Eve vignette” I just came up with this morning to celebrate the special occasion.
I think it is quite sweet, and it was really easy to put together. Although most everything in the vignette actually is old and does show the patina of time, there is just something about classic and vintage decor is timeless to me!
This year my wonderful vintage junkin’ Mother surprised me with these adorable vintage kissing angels for Christmas. It really was a suprise, because these sweeties are just the kinds of collectibles she loves too. She is always putting others first! I know it was hard for her not to hoard these junkin’ finds! This morning I was just “shopping the house” for something quick to use for a New Year’s Eve vignette and I got the idea to use the figures in a cloche display.
I already had a winter vignette inside this rusty old “cloche” (a junkin’ find, I really have no idea what it is…but it’s rusty, crusty, chippy, white goodness and I love it!) using antlers, chippy salvaged tub claw feet, an old mirror and distressed shabby candlestick. I just added the angels, a couple of ivory bottle brush trees, some pieces of my sheet music paper chain and a vintage watch clock face. I hung one large mercury glass bulb from the top (kissing ball, disco ball or New Year’s Eve ball depending on your imagination) and this little vignette came together like magic!
The clock is not pointing to midnight, but that is okay…true love is timeless!
I simply love this sweet vignette and since it has such a wintry look I will keep it out for at least another week or so. All the chippy, shabby shades of white here are making me a bit excited for some fresh decor looks and home projects in 2018! After experimenting with some color the past few years, I have plans to add even more white and neutral tones back into my home with chippy salvage, more distressed furniture pieces, ironstone, and any other bits of white I can get my hands on. I know that color is predicted to be big in 2018, but I always follow my heart when it comes to decorating. This next year will be about embracing all the things I love about life!
I hope all of you have a safe and Happy New Year’s Eve full of beauty, love, and happiness! My God bless you richly in the upcoming year!
Happy November…my favorite month! Today I am sharing one of my fantastic fall finds—a vintage Native American Indian chalkware statue! I will also be sharing a few other Native American items I use in my Thanksgiving decor and my sentiments on including references to Native Americans in Thanksgiving celebrations.
I was out junkin’ early last November and I spotted “the hunter” crouching down in the corner of a local thrift store. For a fleeting moment I thought he was sort of cool, but maybe a bit too kitschy…so I just kept on looking around and then went on to the next thrift shop. Well, you know how it goes with us vintage junkers! I got home and started thinking about how awesome the statute would be as a Thanksgiving decoration, and I just could not wait to go back the next morning to buy it! I am so glad I did. Now I think he is just amazing!
Last Thanksgiving I styled him beside the staircase on the floor next to my Thanksgiving tree to create a vignette of a daily hunt in the forest. I also put him on the banister for some pictures.
Happy October! I can’t believe how fast September flew by and it’s already time to share my monthly junkin’ finds! I finished up the month yesterday with a pretty good loot haul too. Here’s my Super September junk round up!
Did you do any junkin’ or pickin’ this summer? It was a slow start for me with barely any scores in June, but as summer progressed things got hotter on the junkin’ trail! I think I ended up with some pretty good junkin’ finds. Here’s my summer junk loot haul. It’s a very eclectic mix, but I just buy what I love.
Tweet tweet! Vintage ironstone bird dishes are sweet! When it comes to junkin’ finds, I am all about vintage dishes, and I love to mix and match colors and patterns. I found all these pretties at several different yard sales. It’s always fun to see how junkin’ finds come together beautifully!
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great Easter weekend! Did you get a chance to do any junkin’ in between all the fun holiday activities? I got lucky on a couple of sales so I have a few junkin’ finds to share with you today.
Here’s my small loot haul. Still not too shabby for only hitting three sales and $8 spent!
Well, actually it is kind of a shabby loot haul, my kind of shabby!
As in shabby-chic, like this small vintage oil lamp, pretty gold mirror and tiny solid brass bunny with perfect patina!
Or this brass Eiffel tower…
Or these precious, tarnished silverplate and crystal salt and pepper shakers…
Or this beautiful footed urn, perfect for displaying my tulips from the Easter bunny. Very shabby indeed!
I also found two more bottles for my collection. So many cool finds, it’s hard to choose a favorite!
This old rusty, yellow golf basket, was only $1.00. It’s a pretty cool find because my youngest son just took up golf and he likes old sports related junk too. I couldn’t resist using it for an Easter basket, at least for the weekend! As you can see from the Nerf guns and swords in the background (keepin’ it real), it was a nice Easter weekend with lots of outdoor fun. Spring has sprung in full force and yard sale season is really here now. Can’t wait til next weekend! Are you ready to get junkin’ too?
Friday was my birthday so I treated myself to a little junkin’. First I hit my favorite consignment shop where I found three very old ironstone mugs. I actually went looking specifically for ironstone mugs, so it must have been my birthday luck!