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    Junkin' Finds, Summer

    A Quick Vintage-Primitive Fourth of July Vignette

    Vintage Primitive Patriotic Vignette primitive Uncle Sam vintage song book


    Happy Fourth of July friends!  Today I am super busy planning my potting shed, sorting junk in the garage and basement that will be going in the shed, and moving some plants around too. No big plans for the holiday, just barbeque chicken at home, a few sparklers and fountains, and staying cool and out of crowds since “you know what” is peaking again and my husband is just getting over round two. Read more

    Junkin' Finds, Summer

    Favorite Thrifted Garden Finds in the Backyard Cottage Garden

    Summer is here and it’s time to hit the junkin’ trail for thrifted vintage treasures for the garden!

    Today I am excited to be  joining a few fabulous blogging friends for a monthly get together with a thrifted theme! It wasn’t hard for me to come up with a round up of my own several rusty, crusty, shabby vintage thrifted garden treasures I have collected over the years that give my garden extra vintage charm and unique style. You will find links to my friends’ amazing thrifted posts at the end of this post. Read more

    Fabulous Fall Decorating, Junkin' Finds

    Vintage Butter Pats in a French Fall Vignette

    Beautiful French Vintage Fall Vignette with unique vintage butter pats. Vintage orange butter pats with a baroque pattern

    Vintage butter pats are beloved by many collectors due to their small size and beautiful patterns. Vintage butter pats are perfect for tucking into vignettes when you want to add a tiny touch of vintage charm.

    Recently I scored the most precious trio of vintage butter pats at an estate sale. I didn’t drag out all of my fall decor this year, but instead focused on creating simple vignettes using things I already had on hand or thrifted items with autumnal colors or themes. As soon as I spotted the trio of tiny orange plates at the sale I knew they would be perfect for my “less is more” fall decor this year and my vintage-French fall decorating style. Read more