It’s almost the middle of September, and I am going fall crazy over here! Today I spent the day chalk painting pumpkins and in between drying times I have been decorating for the Harvest Home Blog Hop which begins next Tuesday! This coming Saturday I am going junkin’ at the Country Living Fair, which means I won’t be able to do any crafting or decorating that day, so I am really rushing to get things ready now! I wanted to use the burlap pumpkins in some vignettes for the tour, so I hustled and finished some today and I am so glad I did. Now I am excited to show you how you can make some DIY shabby vintage burlap pumpkins too. They turned out so pretty and even though I have tons of other things to do, I am heading back to Dollar Tree tomorrow to buy a few more. Just take a look at these beauties! I need a whole bucket full! This post is sponsored by DecoArt and contains affiliate links for your convenience.
Hello dear readers! Are you mad for plaid? If so you have come to the right place! Every week my talented Instagram friends and I host #madforplaiddecor on Instagram! Anyone with an Instagram account can use the #madforplaiddecor hashtag to share their beautiful photos showing all the creative ways they have used plaid in their homes. Each of the hosts chooses a feature weekly, and I will be posting a monthly round up of our features here at Follow The Yellow Brick Home to give you some inspiring ideas for decorating with plaid. Here are “Team Tartan’s” August features. Enjoy!
As you can see we had a wonderful first month resuming #madforplaiddecor! Remember, if you have an Instagram account you can play along too! You really don’t even have to be “totally” mad for plaid to play! Even if you just like to add some small plaid touches seasonally or you have a favorite scarf or boots you would love to share, all the hosts would love to see. Any kind of checks, gingham, or buffalo plaids are perfect for sharing! Just check my IG feed every Thursday for all the details and a chance to be featured on Instagram and here at Follow The Yellow Brick Home. Hope to see you each Thursday!
Hello and thanks for joining me on the junkin’ trail! This summer my family vacationed at beautiful Wrightsville Beach, NC and I had the opportunity to shop at Vintage Marketplace antiques shop in gorgeous Wilmington, NC. I was so impressed with the store that before I knew it I was snapping pictures to share with all of my vintage loving friends and followers and taking mental notes for a blog post. There was so much eye candy I knew it would be a real treat for all of you vintage junkers out there!
I first spotted the shop on the way to dinner on our first evening of vacation. It was closed, but I could see lots of rusty garden decor and salvaged pieces outside so I knew I absolutely had to visit at some point on our trip! When my youngest son and husband went on a deep sea fishing tour, it was time for me to hit the Wilmington junkin’ trail. First stop— Vintage Marketplace!
Upon arrival I couldn’t get out of the car fast enough to take a look at the gorgeous, chippy-rusty garden urns and architectural salvage outside the shop! I knew there must be some real treasures waiting inside. As soon as I stepped in I was delightfully overwhelmed by a vintage wonderland. The lighting and displays were absolutely stunning and set the little vintage butterflies in my stomach all a flutter! I was welcomed with smiles by lovely shop owner, Janie Perry, who opened the Vintage Marketplace four years ago. She designs many of the fun lighting displays all around the shop too!
I recently connected with Janie via email and asked her to share a little more about the shop:
“Vintage Marketplace will be celebrating our 3 year anniversary on Sept. 1st at our new location 5827 Oleander Drive, Wilmington NC 28403. We have all been together for over 4 1/2 years. I have a wonderful group of amazingly talented vendors that have an awesome eye! We offer custom built farm tables, hutches, benches, kitchen islands, signs, barn doors, frames and so much more. We also offer custom painting for people who would like their furniture painted, upholstery and monogramming.
The shop is very diverse…we have a wonderful selection of vintage, antiques, shabby chic, primitive, mid century, hand made sterling silver jewelry, steam punk jewelry, crystal diffuser jewelry, beautiful clothes line and homemade biscotti and gourmet chocolates.
We host “teas” for groups of 12 or more here at the shop. It’s a wonderful full tea, with several varieties of tea, sweets and savories. I have three facebook profiles for the shop…Vintage Marketplace (the entire shop), Vintage Marketplace Custom (features custom built pieces) and Vintage Marketplace Tea’s.”
I have been to some nice antiques shops but most of them were poorly lit. Vintage Marketplace is light, bright and airy! Janie explained that the building had previously been a lighting store, so the space lends itself to showcasing beautiful lighting and chandeliers of all kinds.
Do you love collecting, learning, sharing, pinning and talking about all kinds of vintage dishes and china? Then “Let’s Dish It Out!” Grab your favorite cup of coffee or tea and come on over for a weekly coffee social or (tea party if you prefer!) This isn’t a linky party, so you don’t need a blog to participate. Instead it is just a simple way to connect with others who are passionate about vintage dishes and have the “dish gene!” I will share a new post about vintage dishes and you can join in the fun any time! Simply leave your thoughts in the comment section about the post I have shared, or share a link to your own blog, Instagram photo, Etsy shop if you sell dishes, or any other blog or website with great dishes! For even more fun, join my “Let’s Dish It Out” Pinterest GROUP BOARD and pin away! I will be blogging about my own collections or featuring another collector’s dishes, or maybe even an informational post about a certain line of vintage dishes. For a special treat I will be having a monthly guest blogger to dish it out right here at Follow The Yellow Brick Home! If you would like to be a guest blogger or have a fantastic dish collection to share, be sure to comment!
Any style of vintage or antique dishes from every era are welcome for discussion! I collect all kinds of dishes, but ironstone is definitely my favorite so there will be plenty of ironstone showing up in this series. Each Wednesday I participate in the fabulous #ironstonewednesdays hashtag party on Instagram, so I figured why not just turn what I am sharing or inspired by into a post here? For today’s post I will be dishing out my Adams English Ironstone Empress collection! Read more