Just Pick Up The Paint Brush Already!!!

Do you have a project in your house that you have been mulling over in your mind for ages? You know, the one that haunts your dreams and that you are absolutely sure is the perfect choice for your home, but you just can’t seem to get yourself to take the first step in getting it accomplished.

Whew! I’m so glad I’m not the only one!

Updating our fireplace has been the project swimming around in my head for almost two years now. Specifically, painting it.

I know, I know . . . there are those who think that painting perfectly good brick is sacrilege. I am definitely not one of those people! However, I let those people get into my head and it kept me stuck in indecision over getting started on the painted fireplace that I longed for.

But, I digress.  Let’s start where all good tales of magic and wonder begin . . . .

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Favorite Vintage/Flea Market Finds For Outdoor Decor!

Who says decorating is only for the inside of your home? Warm weather means a lot more time spent outside, so why wouldn’t you surround yourself with the same style that you love inside by giving it an outdoor twist? It’s easy to give your outdoor decor a vintage vibe with a combination of flea market finds and new vintage style pieces!

 

Who says decorating is only for inside the home? Give your outdoor decor the vintage vibe using flea market items alongside new vintage style pieces!

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Flea Market Finds–Decorating With Vintage Typewriters

Ahh . . . vintage typewriters! These babies can steal your heart in a split second!

Can’t you just picture some long ago writer hunched over one of these yellowed keyboards writing the next great American novel? Or hear the tap, tap, tap of a correspondent on deadline punching out a breaking story that they unceremoniously rip from the typewriter to hand to an office clerk who runs it to the presses in the nick of time for the evening edition!

The great news for you and I is that the stalwart survivors of these scenarios not only retain their original character, but make unique conversation pieces when worked into just about any style of decorating. From rustic cottage to quirky contemporary these vintage treasures may be just the touch you’ve been seeking!  What are we waiting for? Let’s start with shopping!

 

Vintage typewriters provide a unique flair to your decorating vignettes! Consider these tips when choosing one or more to use in your decor!

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Bunnies On Parade And One Final Easter Decor DIY

I love Easter! I mean, I REALLY love Easter! I love sunrise services, Easter dresses, Easter baskets, the Easter ham, our annual (though slightly unorthodox) Easter egg hunt, and given my well documented affinity for bunnies, you know I love Easter decor!

With so many transitions underway here at our cottage by the creek (read about it here), the picture below says it all.  This is where I found myself at the beginning of last week! Yep! With Easter just around the corner, there I was with my house halfway put together and a table full of rabbits in every shape and size along with a couple of lambs and some sweet little chicks all waiting to find a home. My dining room table looked like the staging area for “Easter Bunnies on Parade”.

 

Spring vignettes convert easily into festive Easter decor with a few simple tweaks! Layer in Easter eggs, lily of the valley, and Easter Bunnies on parade!

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