Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fresh Start

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, and here's hoping you have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
It's no secret that Pinterest is addicting.  I easily could spend hours at my computer dreaming of all sorts of things.  Lately, I've been dreaming in all white.  I have always been drawn to an all white or monochromatic look.  Maybe my latest obsession with all white is due to wanting a crisp, clean start in the new year.  I always look forward to the New Year.  Who doesn't like a fresh start?
Here's some of what caught my eye.  All are from Country

Who wouldn't want to come home to this gorgeous foyer?  So simple and yet very dramatic.
I love this living room.  Really like the couches and coffee table. So simple and classic.  The overall look of the room, beautiful.

Another beautiful and simple living room. 
I love the mix of white, wood, black, rustic, and refined, all together. 
Very vintage feel here.  Love it.
How easy would this be to accomplish?  So easy.  White slip covered chairs, old wood trunk, and a chandelier over head, done.  This is by the way, why I hoard certain things.  So if I ever do have a little cottage, I could easily furnish it with things I have always loved.
How dreamy is this bedroom?  It's so perfect. 
Well, in the mean time, I don't have a dreamy cottage to decorate, so I'll have to keep pinning ideas for when I do.   Hoping for lots of snow one of these days.  That would give me a beautiful white wonderland at least!
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Antique Tool Box

We recently acquired a beautiful, antique wood tool box.  I fell in love immediately.  I wish I had somewhere perfect to display it everyday.  This is where that dream cottage would come in handy!

It's wonderful, right?
I love the patina of the wood.

It gets even better when it's opened up.
She's a beauty.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Keep Calm and Shop Small Business

It was a great weekend for vintage seekers, near and far. A huge thank you to everyone who came out this weekend!  We small business owners really appreciate your business!  We couldn't do what we do without you!

I know we had a busy weekend, as did our friend Mary from Urban Farmgirl and Co, at her grand opening, of Urban Farmgirl in Rockford.  I was glad to see so many of our regulars went up to show her a visit.   A Ruffled Nest in Sycamore had their Christmas In the Alley, which I know was a hit as well.  It sounds like Steeplechase Antiques was packed too.  Yeah!  I love vintage packed weekends like this.  Hope you all enjoyed the beautiful mild weather, and your treasure hunting!

For more information on when these shops are open, make sure to visit their websites, as they are not open every weekend.  We will be open next weekend, December 6th, 7th, and 8th.