Thursday, September 29, 2016
Hello friends, hope all is well with you! I wanted to share with you the shelf that I had Neal make for this little area above our kitchen cupboard (which he also made) that I had painted to be a chalkboard. I needed change and had grown tired of the chalkboard and I have so many in other places it seemed redundant. Plus I was looking for another area for some of my favorite items to be on display.
I designed the shelf to look like an old farmhouse shelf that had always been here. I had Neal add a dowel rod to the shelf for my linens to hang on. I have so many pretty linens and I just don't enjoy them as much when they are folded and unseen somewhere.
I stained the shelf first and then painted it Behr's Cottage White then lightly distressed it.
The flea market has been especially good to me this year. I found the beautiful bowl on the shelf there and the old rolling pins.
You guys know how much I love little drawers so I bought this pair as soon as I spotted them on Etsy. I love anything that is cute and keeps things organized. I can't figure out why they are such a thing of the past so Neal is currently building me some for me to sell in my Etsy shop and we also bought some at the Springfield Extravaganza to sell so keep an eye out for those! As far as Springfield goes I hope to do a post soon about it and all of the goodies I sold and bought there:)
I am soooo glad that the weather has finally cooled off here and that we are having chilly evenings and nights. This is our first autumn with the fireplace and we have been having a fire just about every evening and I'm in heaven. We have a toasty one going as I write this actually. And yes I plan to do a post just about the fireplace as I promised so long ago...I didn't forget:)
We just put the new windows in the dining room and can finally finish up the work we are doing in there and put the furniture back! I have already started to put some things back in the sitting area...I just can't help myself. Here is a little sneak peek....
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
It's hard to believe we are reaching Summer's end already, as usual it flew by, however I am looking forward to some cooler temperatures and being a tad less busy (hopefully). I know it has been a long time since I posted anything so I thought I would share some pictures of the house that I have taken over the last couple of weeks.
I've been wanting to share this beautiful antique laundry basket that I bought (for $8) at the last Springfield, Ohio Antique Extravaganza. Being a seller I hardly get any time to shop but this beauty was in the row right next to ours and I spotted it on my way back from the restrooms.
I love antique laundry baskets and have one in just about every room but this one might be my new favorite.
The coverlet on the bed is a custom made linen duvet that my moms friend (I have gotten some pretty amazing stuff from her) was getting rid of...in the hot summer months I just take the down comforter out of it. Right now I just have it layered over a quilt. I will show it in more detail when I do a full post dedicated to this room.
Some of the antique linens on the bed are new also. I had my eyes on this antique bolster cover on Etsy for ages and then my very sweet and thoughtful in-laws sent me an Etsy gift card and I knew just what I should purchase with it! In the summer it makes the perfect light weight linen to lay across the end of the bed, it makes the bed look pretty but doesn't add weight.
The "B" monogram pillow is from 1871Farmhouse on Etsy...I had been looking forever for a little pillow with a B on it so I had to snatch this up the second I saw it on Etsy.
The hooks are another Springfield find and are the perfect place for some of my antique dresses and such.
And speaking of Springfield the next Antique Extravaganza is September 16, 17, and 18th so it's time to get my new trailer all loaded up! I was finally able to purchase my very own cargo trailer and I couldn't be more excited! I have soooo much good stuff so I hope that some of you are coming!