Charming Eclectic Vintage Home ~ Oliver and Rust

Have I got a special treat for your eyes! Today's charming home tour mixes an exotic, eclectic vibe with vintage yet traditional elements for a truly unique home. Meg's house at Oliver and Rust is one that makes me drink in each photo not once, not twice, but several times! Her home decor is artfully blended and not like any other you'll find in the blogosphere. What I love about her style is that it's traditional in nature ... but then she … [Read more...]

Bargain Flea Market Finds ~ May 2014

Another flea market weekend has come and gone at the Kane County Flea Market in Illinois. The market is held the first weekend of each month from March through December and it's a big flea market! The doors open at noon but they'll let you in early, which is a wise thing to do because you can hit the best vendors before the crowds approach. Within just a few minutes I encountered the first of my flea market finds for the weekend ... I saw it out … [Read more...]

Paris Poster Wall Art

When it comes to decorating, one of my biggest challenges is figuring out what to hang on the walls. Sometimes a wall just tells you what it needs ... like a big old vintage mirror. And other times you have a stretch of wall that can't decide what it wants to be. After years of changing paintings and mirrors around on one of my fickle living room walls, I finally decided to do something I've never done before. I painted some shutters and hung … [Read more...]

November Flea Market Haul

Do you shop flea markets? If you do, have you ever been to one where nothing jumped off the shelf and screamed "Take me home!" And so you leave empty-handed and disappointed, like a kid at Christmas who didn't get that Red Ryder BB Gun. Our flea market rolls into town once a month and it's a doozy! The last two times I went nothing really tugged at my heart strings, but I'm happy to say that wasn't the case this past Saturday. I found a few … [Read more...]

Country Living Fair in Ohio – Part One

Last weekend I had the great pleasure of going to the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio. Let me just say that Country Living magazine has been my fave magazine for at least 25 years, so when the opportunity to go to the Fair came to fruition, I couldn't wait! Hubby tagged along and we made a weekend of it. I took so many photos that I've decided to divide them into two posts. The fair was held on the grounds of Ohio Village which has several … [Read more...]

Create a Cottage Style Breakfast Nook

Cottage style is a simple, casual decor that's easy to create in your home. During the summer, I find it especially easy to infuse cottage style with light colors and summer flowers. Hubby and I recently went on a wildflower picking excursion so I took the opportunity to dress up my cottage style breakfast nook with summer colors. In addition to the wildflowers we found, I added a vintage tablecloth and swapped out my white captain's chairs for … [Read more...]

Being Featured in the New Simply Shabbilicious Magazine

Have you seen the new Simply Shabbilicious magazine by Kerryanne English of Shabby Art Boutique? It's amazingly beautiful and is available to view online for absolutely FREE! Kerryanne is the writer behind the Shabby Art Boutique blog and is the creative mastermind of Woodberry Designs, an online boutique. She hails from New South Wales, Australia and her creative work is simply beautiful. When she asked to feature my home in the premier issue … [Read more...]

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