White Ironstone: A Timeless Collectible

I think most people collect something in their lifetime. Kids collect marbles and rocks. Pre-teens collect baseball cards and teens collect magazines. Adults collect any number of things from antique coins to dishes to cars and more. One of my favorite collectibles is white ironstone, due to its affordability and timeless appeal. (This post contains affiliate links.) I found this large white ironstone pitcher at the local flea market for just … [Read more...]

Summer Decorating Ideas: Home Tour 2017

Welcome to my short and sweet home tour with a few summer decorating ideas for you!  I've made a few simple changes for the season and am joining some blogging friends to bring you a week of decorating inspiration for the season! If you're here from Paint Me Pink ... welcome! (This post contains affiliate links.) The most work I've done for the summer season is seen outside. I shared my farmhouse entry and porch this past Monday. The front porch … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Entry: Summer Refresh

Temperatures are rising into the 80's which means summer has unofficially arrived in our neck of the woods! Summer is my favorite season when the Earth is fully alive and birds are in full song. Today I'm joining a few bloggers to showcase our porches or entryways. If you're here from Ashley's blog at Cherished Bliss ... Welcome!  And special thanks to Taryn at Design, Dining and Diapers for organizing today's event! My farmhouse entry and porch … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Style Storage Ideas

If you live in an old farmhouse like I do ... you know your number one challenge is storage!  We have one closet in our house. That's it. Just one. So I have to get creative when it comes to storage ideas. Here's how I manage to organize things with farmhouse style storage. (This post contains affiliate links.) Let's start in the kitchen. This built-in bead board cabinet is my favorite storage unit in my house! I remember when we first toured … [Read more...]

Renovated Farmhouse: Charming Home Tour

Today we're headed to rural Georgia to tour a renovated farmhouse by Historical Concepts.  The farmhouse had served as a weekend retreat and was converted to a full-time residence. An expansive addition created room for a kitchen, master suite, and outdoor rooms. The transformation is quite lovely. Ready to take a peek inside? Photo by Historical Concepts   Step into the foyer and enjoy a vintage light fixture suspended from a shiplap … [Read more...]

How to Select the Right Coffee Table

This post on selecting the right coffee table is sponsored by Oak Furnitureland. All opinions are my own. Ever since I added our white, slip covered sectional to our family room, I've been longing for the right coffee table. I've kept my eyes open while shopping but nothing seemed to fit the bill. I wanted natural wood with a square shape - and not too tall. After months of casual searching, I was thrilled when I finally found what I was looking … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Cow Painting in the Sitting Room

A few weeks ago I revealed my new sitting room during my spring home tour. But what I didn't reveal was an unfinished corner in the room. I'm happy to say I found the necessary pieces for this little corner, which includes a beautiful new farmhouse cow painting. (This post contains affiliate links.)   I don't know what it is about paintings of farmhouse animals that I love so much. I loved this cow's slightly pink ears and nose. Pink … [Read more...]

Waterfront Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Many people desire a home by the water to enjoy spectacular views and breath the fresh seaside air. Today we're heading to New Jersey to tour a waterfront cottage filled with natural light and charm. An abundance of windows allows a view of the bay from almost every room in the house. Note the rooftop deck that provides an ideal place for watching boats during the day and gazing at the stars in the evening. Photo by Rikki … [Read more...]

Add Storage with an Armoire

Today's homes are typically built with ample storage, but if you live in an older home like me, you frequently find yourself yearning for more places to put your belongings. Why not add storage with an armoire that looks beautiful while keeping your things tucked away neat and tidy? Here's a few gorgeous amoires I found over at Houzz to give you ideas for pretty storage in any room of your house. The advantage of using an armoire for storage in … [Read more...]

She Holds Dearly: Charming Home Tour

Tomorrow is the first day of spring and I can't wait!  Our daffodils are poking up, I've seen a couple crocus, and tiny buds are appearing on our front bushes.  But enough of the weather. Today we're touring Sarah's home from She Holds Dearly.  I think you'll enjoy her farmhouse style. Welcome to Sarah's fireside room!  You can see the cozy stove in the corner against a white-washed brick wall. White, slip-covered furniture and white walls keep … [Read more...]

Spring Home Tour 2017: Welcome Friends!

Today is Spring Home Tour Day sponsored by HomeGoods and co-hosted by Country Living magazine!  I'm joining several bloggers to showcase our homes decorated for spring, and I'm throwing in a few decorating tips along the way. Special thanks to Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors for organizing this event. (This post contains affiliate links.) If you read my blog regularly, you know that I decided to turn my dining room into a sitting room. It's … [Read more...]

Traditional East Coast House: Charming Home Tour

Hello friends! I hope all of you are well and happy. We've had a bit of illness running through our family, myself included. Hopefully today's charming home tour will brighten your spirits and leave a smile on your face. Today we're touring a home located in Chevy Chase, MD - located just north of Washington D. C. The amazing designer is Willard and Palmer Design. Step into the entry and be greeted by a lovely staircase and wallpapered … [Read more...]

My Spring Porch and Entryway

Welcome to a tour of my spring porch and entryway! My house was built circa 1875 in a small farming town that is growing into a popular Chicago suburb. The town has more than doubled its size since we moved here. Today I'm joining the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Tour that features other bloggers showcasing part of their homes decked out for the season. Thanks to Krista at The Happy Housie and April at House by Hoff for organizing this week's … [Read more...]

** My Disclosure Policy **