Folk Art, Wineries, and Beautiful Homes: Friday Finds

This weekend the temps are soaring up into the 90s. Ugh. I love summer but that’s too hot too soon – even for me. Luckily I’m heading to Door County in Wisconsin next week and will escape the heat wave. All my children and their children will be there. We’re sharing a large Airbnb in Ellison Bay. Door County is known as the New England of the Midwest. It’s a quaint county located entirely on a peninsula that extends into Lake Michigan. But let’s turn to Friday’s Finds before I start packing, because there’s some wonderful things to explore.

Door County Cottage

Door County Cottage


Summer is a great time to visit flea markets, French markets, barn sales, craft shows, and more. There’s no shortage of shopping this time of year. One thing I love about these markets is that the vendors are typically local. It’s always great to discover a new local artist and if they’re into folk art – even better! Folk art is currently experiencing a revival and I, for one, am especially drawn to contemporary folk art.

Calling all lovers of vintage everything! You don’t want to miss the renovation of this charming and delightful home in Old Hickory Village. I had to scroll through several times to take in all the details. So cute!!

Take a tour of this Victorian home in Bath, England. The kitchen is uniquely charming and the colors are fun and playful. And the staircase has a fun surprise!

Any wine aficionados out there? Midwest Living magazine recently shared a list of wineries where you can spend the night. If you live in the Midwest or plan to visit soon, this might be a fun option for you.

Sometimes I wish my front yard looked like the storybook garden in front of this charming blue cottage. I’m afraid to do it though in fear it won’t look good. The thought of hiring a landscape designer to draw up a plan has crossed my mind. Then all I have to do is execute it. It might give me the confidence to start digging.

Stay cool as we head into summer!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. The garden is beautiful and it does look professional. I’m not sure how she did it, but it blends beautifully like it grew naturally. LOL but a lot of work and love went in to it.

  2. Those gardens were just beautiful. I have been working on my front yard since my picket fence and think some day it will be pretty, I hope.

  3. Totally agree, that front yard garden is amazing! I am 73 and trying to cut back on all my garden stuff…unsuccessfully, lol. Thinking now I will plant right to the sidewalk and beyond…annuals for closer to the sidewalk, because city sidewalk snowplow rips things up.

  4. Thanks for sharing the new Old Hickory home…..very delightful and not your usual cookie-cutter home.