Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yay! We still have Country Living Magazine

With the recent closing of so many favorite Magazines, browsing the Magazine Isle at the store isn't as much fun anymore. I did find the June 2009 of Country Living & had to grab it~ it's a great Summery issue, I especially love their "Steal this idea"

I love this *Recycle*Re-use* project....using old drawers to create a bookcase~ how smart!!

The Wallpaper used to line the bookcase is by: Anthropologie, called Barking Mad. It couldn't be any cuter! Normally I'd look for vintage paper or Cath Kidston for Wallpapering projects~ I think I just added a new favorite to my list.

This picture makes me want to immediately go and paint the back of every cabinet & hutch I have. I think everything about this picture is just amazing~ what a beautiful way to display your Treasures.

I'm crazy about groupings of photos, pictures and paintings, you can never have too many....but I've found you can run out of wall space! Love their collection.

If you haven't picked up this issue yet, you should :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Shopping List Saturday....Summer

A mix of old and new Etsy finds that all say Summer to me.

1) Floral Summer Dress, by: PeekoApparel 2) Set of Carnival Photo's, by: bomobob 3) Vintage Straw Hat, by: yestreen 4) Vintage Summertime Beverage Set, by: elizabethwrenvintage 5) Here comes the Sun Necklace, by: lulubugjewelry 6) Picnic Jug, by:calloohcallay 7) A Day at the Beach Print, by: tuttistudio 8) Gingham Sun Dress, by: SmallEarthVintage 9) Strawberry Bar w/exfoliating seeds, by: LoveLeeSoaps

If you'd like to see more Shopping list Saturday finds, stop off at Fancypicnic's blog to check out other participating Etsy shops.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Look what's coming to Town.....

Coming to Los Angeles in July(the 11th & 12th)....Oh, I can't wait!! Stop by their site to see if they're coming to a town near you.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nice Surprise....

What a nice surprise to see one of your items on the Front Page. Luckily I noticed them while checking into Etsy...very exciting, it never gets old~ Thanks Admin :)

One of my latest purchases on Etsy. It pretty much wraps up what my mornings are like, not that I needed it as a reminder.

I bought it from allegrae she has so many cool buttons, magnets & mirrors. I ♥ my new button!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dream Kitchen....

I love everything about this picture~ it's from one of my favorite Magazines Country Living. If I could put together my ultimate kitchen, it would look something like this.

While browsing through Etsy I found some great vintage finds that would fit perfectly in my dream kitchen.

1940's Tin Canisters, by: nestboxvintage

Vintage Spice Rack, by: industryLA

Repurposed metal shelf, by: kewpiesfarmhouse

1930's Universal Scale, by: OliverandAlexa

Vintage Tablecloth, by: calloohcallay

Vintage Chandelier, by: sheriscrystals

This is one of my favorite vintage decor books ever~ Found Style. I love the way they mix old with new, grouping second hand finds & vintage treasures in ways I'd never think of doing. I never get tired of looking through this book, I think I find something new each time I browse through it.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Shopping List Saturday....Airstream

Everything about this picture says "Home Sweet Home". I'm not sure where my fascination with Airstream(or any kind of vintage trailer comes from)but when I see one I think cozy and homey~ just like a Cottage with a white picket fence!

This amazing Photo is by: NestaUsa of an Airstream Trailer at The Shady Dell, a Trailer Park that has 9 fully restored vintage aluminum travel trailers that you can rent for a day or a week. I know where I want to go on my next vacation.
I was pleasantly surprised to find so many Etsy items relating to the Airstream trailer, so take a look at my fun finds for this weeks Shopping List Saturday.

1)Vintage trailer photo, by: FriendlyMade 2) Trailer ring, by: silversafari 3) Trailer wall art, by: 2birds1stone 4) Airstream acrylic painting, by: TGuild 5) Home is where I am Gocco art card, by: twoguitars 6) Blue Christmas greeting card, by: padgett 7) Hand printed napkins, by:Leannegraeff 8) Camping coasters, by: littlecoastergnome 9) My house has wheels Letterpress calendar, by:YeeHaw

If you'd like to see more Shopping list Saturday finds, stop off at Fancypicnic's blog to check out other participating Etsy shops.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Summer Patio Decorating

1. Vintage Patio Chairs, 2. Reconstructed Outdoor Umbrella w/ Vintage Sheets, 3. Relishing the Last Days of Summer., 4. Clothes line, 5. SPRING PATIO, 6. pink 'n' scrolly, 7. Hammock dreams, 8. ::

This little Pink hose is the reason I decided I need to get started working on my backyard/patio for Summer. It's by Cynthia Rowley from her Whim collection at Target.

I keep Magazines in my car in case I'm ever sitting and waiting for anything like kids getting out of school, Ortho. appointments etc...
I've looked through this issue(Country Living June 2008) many times and for some reason the other day was the first time I remember noticing the hose. I couldn't get home quick enough to get to the computer and see if it's still available. Unfortunately they're not :( Oh, I had already pictured in my mind how cute it would look in my front and backyard.
With or without the hose, I'm working on turning my backyard into a comfy outdoor pastel haven. With my kids almost out of school for the summer, working on turning the backyard into an extension of the house~ a place where they can go to relax, read or just get away from one another will probably be more important to me than to them.
This wrought Iron table & chair set was abandoned in an alley way. I was visiting a friend when I spotted it, and couldn't get it into my car quick enough in case someone else noticed the treasure I was looking at. It just needs a glass top, seat covers and a good coat of paint.

It should look more like this, I think I'll be painting mine pink, blue or minty green??

This is my Vintage glider that I love, but have totally neglected. When I bought it about four years ago it was yellow~ so I painted it white. Now, I think I'll paint it pink & blue. I can't wait to find the perfect vintage sheeting to make cushion covers and pillows for it.

Which leads me to this weeks Shopping List Saturday: Outdoor Decor

1) Child's rusty metal rocking chair, by: susantique 2) Retro patio light set, by: gleancreativereuse 3) Handmade Franciscan Windchime, by: KanasKorner 4) Vintage wood clothes pins, by: birdie1 5) Retro party dinnerware, by: nicedesigns 6) Vintage tablecloth weights, by: littlevintageviolet

If you'd like to see more Shopping list Saturday finds, stop off at Fancypicnic's blog to check out other participating Etsy shops.

This is possibly the most perfect patio space I've ever seen. In my dreams this is what mine looks like! If you want to see more amazing dreamy spaces, take a look at their flickr photos.

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