color of the month Picnic Pink!

What’s a picnic without a plaid tablecloth, some melmac plates, and a NEW artgoodies cherry pie tea towel of course! Or you can just have a delicious cherry pie stuffie for dessert!!!

Such a fun and festive table! my vintage shop, is loaded up with most of these items with more pink on the way soon! And you can snag an artgoodies pie stuffie right now, but you'll have to wait about a week to get your hands on the new pie tea towel! The first batch sold out already!!! See my artgoodies shop and pre-order yours today!

My favorite pieces include the adorable pink play sink! The odd meat tray from the 50s, the vintage cupcake tea towel, the bird clothespin and all the fab vintage glassware of course! Check out my vintage shop for some of these fab pink finds!

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a cottage garden

The deliciousness of summer has begun! There’s simply nothing like going out to the garden to harvest some fresh food! From fruits to veggies the bounty has begun!

A few blueberries made themselves known at the family cottage garden. They were quickly devoured! I can't wait to go blueberry picking soon! One of my favorite summertime activities and treats! Stay tuned for a blog post about that!

This little bundle of wonderfulness came from my garden at home, picked fresh in the drizzling rain. When I left for the weekend they were just tiny little guys and voila now they are lunch!

Wild black raspberries! YUM! My parents have them up and down the driveway at their house, but these beauties are from the cottage. I have fond memories of going out with my little pink cup, or a lavendar melmac cup and harvesting as many as I could find. Then grandma would sprinkle a little sugar on them and they were pure heaven!

A few radishes from the cottage garden! This is just one side of mom's gorgeous garden at the family cottage! I bet you can't wait to see what comes out of here next!

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Process, process, process

Freshly inked and ready to print! I love custom mixing color and watching the block come alive!

After transferring the pattern to the block I've begun the long process of carving away. I was thinking about the crochet and lace process as I carved. Both take a lot of time and I wondered if I was crocheting a doily if it would be done at the same time or close. After not carving a block for a couple few months I was reminded how much sheer muscle and control you have to have. I love the process and power of printmaking!

And here it is, hot off the press! I literally just printed this! A modern twist on an old school linen dating back to the 17th century! Inspired by a stack of plastic doilies I have and thinking about the ones my grandma had growing up I just decided to carve this block spur of the moment last night. Seemed like the right thing to do when I couldn't sleep! I also printed up some pieces to sew into pillows, so stay tuned to my shop for those!

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color of the month- white linen

There’s something about summertime that evokes that fresh linens on the line feel and smell. So in honor of fresh air the color of the month is pure clean white! I have been spending a lot of time in the garden lately. I think it has inspired this curious little wonderland of white planters,  gnomes, and animal friends.

This time most of the color of the month comes straight from my personal collection. The phone is available in my vintage shop but the squirrel planters are mine all mine! A great blend of old and new ceramic pieces, plus a bit of melmac of course! My favorites are some of the many McCoy planters I have, the faux bois long planter on top, the small bamboo one and the large planter to the right. Check out the bear and squirrel wedding cake toppper by Melabo! You can pick up your own custom creation in her great shop and the trio of gnomes were made by my brother and fiance, check the link below! Plus you can never go wrong with a doily!

From CapitalCityArt on Etsy, these ultra cute gnomes look great in a modern home! I'm sure if you asked for a set they'd oblige.

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Hello Summertime!

I’ve been keeping myself super busy lately in the garden. With all my travel, especially the last couple of years, my gardens simply got out of control! This year I’m stayin home and reclaiming them. Here’s a sneak into one side of my yard. I just snagged this amazing chair and table set at a sale over Memorial Day! The perfect place to relax and enjoy the yard!

Back from Brimfield, MA

Well, honestly all I can say is Brimfield Antique Week was CRAZY NUTSO from just about every aspect! Sometimes it was hilarious, sometimes painful, stressful, exhausting, ridiculous, and sometimes a bit of good plain fun. Plus I got to see one of my pals who lives in Boston which in and of itself made the trip worthwhile.

A few treasures brought back from the trip. A mid century table and lamp combo, some fabric of course, Mr. Sprinkle in red, and the fantastic 40s litho top the list. Plus some planters and other kitchen and holiday odds n ends made the cut.

It's never good when rain is in the forecast, especially on opening day. All you gotta do is get all DIY on your space and voila tarp turns tent. The clothesline ran from tent to tree, then the tarp was looped through clothesline, bungied to other small tent, zipped to large tent, and that handy PVC pipe does the trick for pitchin the homemade tent just right! Welcome to the apron tent!

A shot of the whole space. I got bumped from my original space for some reason and ended up with a larger space so I really had to spread out. Not my ideal setup but I made do. Linens and aprons out front lead to the circus tent filled with housewares and clothes.

And of course, part of the setup inside the big tent set up by color. I love merchandising this way and got a lot of great compliments from customers as well.

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color of the month SPRING Green

Green, it’s my favorite color and it’s bursting about! The trees and plants are growing at a rapid pace so this month is my ode to limey springy green! Plus a minty artgoodies ice cream towel is super refreshing! Again a favorite vintage tablecloth of mine, melmac, awesome vintage pear mugs, plus the sweet glass water jar-it also says juice on the other side!


My favorites are so many! The green egg tray, the stack of small trays, the green and white mugs from my grandma's, the super limey melmac of course, the tea bag holder, the tiny egg shaped wedding cake topper is amazing, and the planter- it has such a great garden scene on it. My mom had these in larger sizes growing up and I used to spend lots of time admiring them and thinking of the story in the garden.


color of the month- Coral

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color of the month-Sunshine Yellow

Influenced by the Florida sunshine I was eager to change out my display into something cheery! Sunshine yellow was just the thing! Some fave pieces include the bird planter, coffee and tea tins, and the fab 40s pitcher! Plus those vintage state souvenir glasses look awesome with the 60s fabric sample! And speaking of souvenir glasses, I recently aquired a collection so if there is a particular state you are looking for let me know I likely have it!

And a table setting vintage Florida style was of course in order! I actually snagged this vintage coconut palm tablecloth in FL last October! A FL tray holds some treasures from the sea, an OJ carafe, FL state glasses, and turtle coasters also lend themselves nicely to the look! Plus an artgoodies swan towel feels right at home! Check out the other yellow items available in my vintage shop to create your own ray of sunshine!

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vacation!!! Sanibel Island, FL

Every March I like to sneak in some beach vacation time! It feels so good to get a dose of sunshine and relax after a long winter! This year my dear friends invited me along to Sanibel Island-what a beautiful place! Shells and birds galore!  The beach looked like the remnants of a natural history museum, it blew my mind. We saw some super awesome birds including the elusive roseate spoonbill, all different kinds of herons, pelicans, egrets, ibis, on and on. Get aload of the pic of the osprey below! I was crouched below him and able to get this ridiculously awesome shot of him clutching a freshly caught fish!  I added some great things to my little wonders collection and even managed to look up in time to snag the pic of our shadows as we walked!

We rode our bikes to this amazing little farmers markets, one of my favorite things ever! And look at this delicious fresh bounty!

Day one of vacation finds! The beach was absolutely full of amazing shells, plants, and creatures!
Just after the sun tucked itself behind the horizon.
A skimmer! What a bird to watch, their bottom beak is longer than the top and they glide right above the water open their mouths and skim along scooping up little fish!