Paint Colors, Plants, and Cake: Friday Finds #88

Hello friends, and Happy Friday! This week has been a productive one. I found my bed, mattress, nightstand, and a reading chair for my bedroom. I’ve never really liked the bedroom until now and I can’t wait to show it to you next Saturday! I hope you’ll like it. In the meantime, I found some weekly treasures to share with you. Let me know if you have a favorite from this week’s Friday Finds.

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One place I think I’d never want to live is a studio apartment. I have claustrophobia and don’t think it’d work too well for me. But then I saw this darling Swedish studio apartment dressed in shades of blue and I think I could make it work in this space. Two large windows and a great layout make the apartment comfortable and livable.

Speaking of color, one of my favorite bloggers shares her roundup of bold paint colors that are classic and timeless. Her choice of paint color in the first photo inspired my bedroom makeover.

Probably my favorite Friday Find this week is a beautifully decorated Michigan Tudor home. I love every square inch of this house located in the mitten state. You might have to view it more than once to take in all the luscious details!

Easter is a little over three weeks away. Rather than use traditional Easter baskets for the kiddos, consider something a little more creative (and super easy), like these Easter egg boxes.

Do you like scouring vintage shops and flea markets for architectural treasures? This slideshow features how to put them to good use in your home.

Are you ready to start planting in the garden? Check out my list of favorite spring perennials on my sister blog, Pond and Garden.

I’ll leave you with a spring recipe that is definitely on my list of treats to try. In fact, I may even need to invite some people over just so I can make and serve this Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake. I think it’ll be a hit!

Enjoy your weekend, and stay safe!

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  1. It’s interesting that the Swedish studio seems more spacious to me than the Michigan Tudor. Some of those bedrooms in the Tudor are really small. I love the embellishments, whatever they are, on the ceiling of the studio. I find myself more and more attracted to this deep plum color that is popping up as shown in the one photo from the “bold paint color” offering.

  2. Hallo Jennifer,

    your post are wunderful.

    I live in Bavaria near bei Munich (50 km) and i spike al litte english…

    Iam so happy of your beautiful inspirations.

    Best greads from Anneliese

  3. I really enjoyed taking a look at Grandbaby-cakes blog for the Punch Bowl Cake recipe and even subscribed to her blog! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jennifer, I really enjoy your blog. Today when I click on link for architectural treasures, it keeps taking me to Easter Egg box (which is cute) but I like artifacts and eager to see how someone else uses them. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Yes, that Tudor is amazing. I love design that is thoughtful, personal and well done such as this. So inviting. I like to think I could enjoy a nice studio like that one if I were alone and ready to finally let go of the overwhelming amount of stuff that has been collected for 50 years. There is some freedom in living simply, perhaps. Those easter boxes are really perfect. I think children love that sort of sectioned off collection of items seen there with a lid and prettily decorated, like a tiny treasure chest. I read and enjoyed the GrandBaby cookbook from the library. These days we are plant based, dairy, and sugar free, so it is rare that I would make the recipes, but it was fun to see them and some could be changed if desired.

  6. I had the same problem with the slide show, it connected me to the Easter boxes site. I greatly enjoyed your post today, especially the one of the painted rooms in the 2nd on the list.

  7. Slideshow link and egg basket both take me to egg basket. I would like to see architectural treasures in homes.