Junkin' Finds, Summer, Vintage Style

Vintage Cottage Decor For Summer Style

Vintage Cottage Decor Summer Style

Hi friends! I am so happy to introduce my dear friend, Kristin, from White Arrows Home! She is here today as a guest blogger while I am on vacation at the beach this week. I love how Kristin incorporates vintage finds in and around her dreamy log cabin to create a style that is all her own. We share a love of all things plaid and cozy cottage living. It is a joy to have her here today! Here is Kristin!


Hello from The Northwoods of Wisconsin! My name is Kristin and I’m a blogger over at White Arrows Home where I write about decor, entertaining and life in our lakeside cottage in the vacation town of Minocqua, three hours north of Madison. I couldn’t be more excited to be guest posting on one of my favorite blogs, Follow the Yellow Brick Home. When Amber asked, I was so honored!

I started blogging two years ago, and I have to say my two favorite things about this adventure have been the creative outlet it gives me and most of all the amazing people I have met. Amber was one of my first friends in this community and she has been such an inspiration to me!

Vintage Decor

Summer decor, front porch, curb appeal, geraniums, cottage, log cabin

One of the things Amber and I have in common is our love for vintage decor. If we lived closer together we would have so much fun hunting for treasures together! I thought I would share for you the ways I incorporate a few of my favorite pieces into my summer decor. My front porch above showcases a pair of old, red waterskis and some of my ever-growing thermos collection.

Vintage decor, bakehouse, cabin, cottage, vintage swimwear

Another pair of red, wooden water skis join a couple of vintage bathing suits by our outdoor shower.

Minnow Buckets

Fourth of July, 4th of July, Porch Decor, Patriotic Decor, Nautical Decor, Vintage Decor

Vintage metal minnow buckets are always on my junkin’ list. I use them for so many things: drink cooler, plant holder, toilet paper holder in the bathroom… Below Honey, our Great Pyrenees, greets our guests.

great pyrenees, lake house, buffalo plaid, log cabin, cottage, stain glass

Soda Crates

Summer decor, Americana, vintage soda crates, Pendelton

I love using vintage soda crates for serving trays.


thermos, beverage cart, cabin, cottage

My thermos collection is one of my favorites! There are so many sizes and patterns to collect, it is fun to hunt for them. I use them in so many ways! Often as vases, like above, or even a wine cooler, like below.

Summer, Fishing, Thermos, Camp stool, minnow bucket, Scotch Cooler

Camp Blankets

s'mores, cabin, camp fire, thermos, plaid

I love having vintage camp blankets on hand for cool nights around the campfire.

Fishing Creels

Cabin, Rustic Decor, Cabin Style, Cottage, Teacup, Creel, Vintage Books

Antique fishing creels are truly a work of art and a fun find! I also love old lanterns, tea cups and books. So this photo above holds many of my favorite things! Below does too! Antlers, paddles and plaid, Amber and I both love plaid!

fishing creels, paddle, cabin, cottage, rustic decor

Picnic Baskets

summer decor, sunflowers, lemons, vintage picnic basket

I love collecting old picnic baskets, especially metal ones like the red gingham one above and the blue and white ones below.

Summer decor, buffalo plaid, adirondack chair, vintage picnic basket, paddle

I think what I love most about these vintage items and collections is that they bring a sense of nostalgia to happy times and memories spent relaxing and enjoying cottage life.

I’m so glad I was able to spend some time on Follow The Yellow Brick Home today! I hope you will join me over at White Arrows Home!


Vintage Cottage Decor Summer Style


What a beautiful post, Thanks Kristin!

Thanks everyone for visiting today. Don’t forget to say hello to Kristin and visit her fun and inspiring blog!

Have a great summer!

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  • Reply Marty Oravetz

    Great guest post. Love your style Kristen, and you know how to make your vintage finds look totally amazing. Great style.

    July 18, 2018 at 11:21 am
    • Reply Krstin

      Thanks Marty! Such a sweet compliment! I appreciate your kind words!

      July 19, 2018 at 7:58 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    I adore Kristin’s style! Thanks for sharing her beautiful decor at Vintage Charm!

    July 18, 2018 at 12:33 pm
    • Reply Krstin

      Thanks so much Cecilia! It was such an honor to share on Amber’s blog!

      July 19, 2018 at 7:57 am
  • Reply Jann Olson

    Kristin, from one vintage lover to another; great displays! I love plain thermoses and blankets as well as minnow buckets. Everything is just perfect for your cottage cabin! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    July 19, 2018 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Stacey @ Poofing the Pillows

    It’s good to see Kristin’s amazing log home featured here today! Her style is wonderful with all the colorful, fun collections.

    July 19, 2018 at 10:47 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Kristin’s home and style is certainly wonderful and always fun to see what she comes up with. Thanks for visiting Stacey!

      July 20, 2018 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply AnnMarie

    These pictures create such a heartwarming, homey feeling for me and I love all the vintage treasures Kristin decorates with. I have a collection of most of them myself….now I just need the lake cottage to decorate with them!

    July 21, 2018 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply Kippi

    I just love your style. Everything you do is perfect! Happy Summer, Kippi

    July 24, 2018 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Carol

    Such awesome ideas. Featuring these when my party opens up tonight.

    July 26, 2018 at 2:08 pm
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