Thursday, August 2, 2012

My Vintage Etsy Shop!!

I've been finding curious vintage item's are my fav! There's a few I posted in my hobby shop on ETSY.COM! I'd be tickled if you'd give it a "look~see" click here: My ETSY shop

Cottage "Fuzzies" ~~~do you know what I mean??

So I probably have some explaining to do about my chosen title...let me explain...Every time my eye catches a glimpse of an English cottage, I get the "cottage fuzzies." It's a good thing, a warm and cozy feeling inside:) I just am dazzled by the small yet functional's hard to explain, I better just show you...Get ready for some FUZZIES!!! 
Can you feel the warm fire from the fireplace? The texture of the fabrics, the mod-podge of throw pillows adding that element of extra comfort...that just tempt you to put your arms up kick your feet up and RELAX...
And how about this kitchen low lit, with long shadows deep with conversation, and heart...just love the hearth in here, and the open shelving for all those "special" dishes...mmm.
The picture below is so fuzzy!! From the angles stairway, to the beams on the ceiling, the cushioned window seat, the little closet with angled door under the stairs and the wood floors! Love every inch of this space! 
How about this soaker tub? Feeling the "FUZZIES"??:) Imagine filling this with steaming water, and of course some old world lavendar soap! The sloping walls add lovely history and character...what a retreat...and look at these built in bookshelves!! Wowza, this cottage HAS IT ALL!! Great use of space, I want to grab a hot cup of tea, and grab a few books to get lost in in this small scale, HUGE class cottage library!! FUZZIES!! All the way to my toes! 
And finally, after deep interesting convo around the fireplace, a good read in the library with a cup of tea, and a steamy lavender bath, you can pour yourself into this antique iron bed, pull up your down comforter, and quilt, and dream, dream, dream! 
Hope you enjoyed this little tour as much as I have!! The super fun part is there is a REAL cottage that this movie set cottage was patterned after and for about $1k I could make my dream a reality!! Check it out here...REAL ENGLISH COTTAGE Feeling Cottage Fuzzies again! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 23, 2012

To Shutter? or Not to Shutter? This IS the question:)

So I have been toying with the idea of giving our old/new house a complete overhaul in the PAINT departement, but after some googling I learned that painting metal siding is a HUGE chore, and not one I want to tackle, this year:) So the next best upgrade to "cozy up this place" as I love to say, is adding shutters on the front. So here's the front view: (nice shot from 1 1/2 years ago thanks google maps!)

So as you can see, pretty blank canvas were working with...Since then I have painted the front door a nice blue like this one...almost the exact same color.  So now to decide if we go with shutters that match the dark chocolate brown color of the house trim? or do we go for something that will give it a little POP!! ? Any Suggestions???

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy "Vintage" Valentine's Day!

Aren't these Vintage Valentine's circa 1950 are so sweet? I have actually received the "deer" valentine in the mail from my Grandma Anne! She's gone now, but never missed a Valentine's day! Enjoy these sweet, corny, and a little quirky :) vintage valentines...and remember to share a home-made, store bought, or vintage, love note with those YOU love today!Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DIY "Anthropologie" Mason Jar Snow Globes!

My Country Living magazine was here!!! My 8 year old daughter loves to check the mail every day, and she had announced my magazine had arrived. I of course was awaiting it's usual. I mean, who could really not, all those fabulous country images, ideas, inspiration to drink in. So with CL in hand, I kicked my feet up, grabbed my hot cup of Chamomile tea, and dove in. I had a hard time getting past the cover this month...
See what I mean...simple, casual living, starry eyed, I decided I had better at least open it up! Inside I read the story of a lovely couple who decided to forsake city life forever and live their "country dream." 7 acres of fertile land, a refurbished farmhouse, and a lot of diy has made them the proud owners of this living room! (yes, someone ACTUALLY lives here:) So back to snowglobes...
I spotted 3 on a mantle that looked so cute, rustic...and WHAT $55 from Anthropologie!!? A little inspired, and challenged to make some for our home, along with the innovation of my kiddos (they're smarties:) Off thrifting we went to get the supplies we didn't have, out of the garage came the canning jars we had intended to use for that fresh fall applesauce, that never got made (oops;) and the hot glue gun got plugged in to warm up...with a little help from this tutorial from Arielle at a beautiful journey DIY MASON JAR Snow Globe Tutorial and a glittery, sugary, gluey mess later...VOILA!
                                      We have our own "Anthropologie" style snow globes! From there I continued my decorating, and prepping for Thanksgiving...the way I move things around no guarantee it will look like this come dinner time:) but here's what I've been up to today, with all the extra energy I have lately...thanks to a little help from my Isagenix products! (
Giant nut cracke! It works! 

Buffet will be all decked out for Dining!

I even got the menu together...googled somethingeruther, and made it even look cute!'s gonna be epic!
That's all folks, at least for today, gotta say this time of year is full of all kinds of daily adventures waiting to be had! CHEERS to a thankful lovely Thanksgiving feast time at your place! ( I know it will be at my house:)
Megan oxox

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

DIY Thanksgiving Banner

I set out each day to be thankful, thanking God for his blessings, love, friendship...but this time of year with Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's nice to be able to put it out there in big bold print everything I am grateful for. And being inspired by a few pictures of lovely fireplace mantle banners...
(scroll down for my inspiration:)
I made one of my own...a little scrap of drop cloth, old chocolate colored ribbon, sharpie marker, and some "No Sew" Whowouldathunk? What are you grateful for?
pendant inspiration banner.

simple scrapbooking banner.

Ah, what a Cricut can do! 

country chic

tater tots and jello