check out the ever changing display at months end, what will it be next month??? stay tuned!

color of the month August 2015!

August!?! What? Well, I know some people feel like summer is over but I feel like there are still 2 pretty solid months left! So, get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather, gardening, farmers market, and all my favorite summer things! Color of the month is a lovely warm salmony coral tone. It’s like sitting in the sun. Enjoy!
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Fave vintage: speckled melmac- I love it! and this is the first time I’ve had the salt and pepper shakers! The orange bell-ding! Melmac bowls, fired on orange bowl, little jug salt and p’s, anchored by a fantastic tea towel with a tea cup and little elves!

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My NEW artgoodies percolator tea towel fits right into this little scene accenting perfectly with this vintage tablecloth! Other fave vintage items: melmac!!! These square dishes are a nice change, plus I love the plaid napkins, and the tiger lily from my yard is an AMAZING little accent in an old Lavoris bottle! You should see it’s spots up close, pretty incredible!

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Color of the Month JULY!

It’s almost impossible to think that it’s already July! The last couple week of June just flew by with busyness, cottage time, and work. I’m extra excited this year about the 4th of July, although I don’t think I’ll be at the cottage which hasn’t happened too many times in my life. However, one of my very best friends will be in town from Seattle and I can’t wait to hang out with her! Yay! So, appropriately the colors of the month for this July happens to be red, white, and blue!
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fave vintage items: star swanky swigs of course! sailor ramp walker, Kroger spice bottles, 40s sailboat canister, milk glass mugs, awesome hard to find Michigan souvenir glasses, and a sweet embroidered doily.

 
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Fave vintage: tablecloth, bold napkins, melmac plates, hexagon pattern glasses, mod bowl, and of course an artgoodies grill towel is the perfect thing for the holiday!

 
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Color of the Month June 2015

I always love a cheery yellow setting! I’ve been spending a lot of time outside lately in the garden, dinner on the patio, and enjoying the nicer weather and sunshine so this yellow feels right at home.
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Fave vintage: 4 awesome sets of salt and pepper shakers, swanky swig, daisy glasses, pyrex bowl, stretch cat planter, and cute napkin.

 
blog color of the month june 2015 table

Fave vintage items: darling tablecloth, speckled melmac plates, drizzle glasses, Homer Laughlin large tray, desert dawn Pyrex loaf, and lovely yellow spray roses, alstro, and mums.

 
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Color of the Month May 2015!

April was a busy month with the Apartment Therapy photo shoot/ home tour, finishing and sending off product to Whole Foods stores in NY. I partnered up with Whole Foods and Etsy Wholesale for that one, I’ve been sew busy (pun intended) I think I forgot to share that here. Also, getting ready and traveling to and from The Country Living Magazine Fair in TN (more on that later), birthdays (including mine), my parents anniversary, the start of vintage buying season, and my regular artgoodies work load. I’ve been crazy busy but I’ve been having a great time. I’m beginning to wonder what kind of energy I’m operating on. My mom has been telling me for quite some time I’m like the Energizer bunny. I guess when you’re happy doing what you love you have extra power to keep going. Also, the fact that you are entirely responsible for it ALL adds a little push. Truth be told after this last month and travel I went to bed  at 7:15 last night. But, I got up at 4 am to go to an antique show over by Detroit with my pal Abby of Binks and the Bad Housewife. It’s nice when you can find friends who drank the go go juice from the same magical fountain of go getters. Flea marketing and antique shopping with someone who is also an early bird and can keep the pace is helpful. You get in and out like a vintage ninja before the crowd has had their coffee. For most of my vintage finds as of late follow me on instagram here, get a sneak peek before items head to the shop! Now about that color of the month! Enjoy!
blog color of the month May 2015

Fave vintage items: the sign! salt n p napkin holder house! swanky swigs, cb mugs, patterned glasses, tray,salt n p’s.

 
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Fave vintage items: gingham glasses, enamel pie tin, napkins used as place mats, little flower plates, and tablecloth. An artgoodies cherry tea towel and red carnations finish the look!

 
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Color of the Month April 2015!

April showers bring May flowers! Spring! My favorite time of year as plants start to emerge, rummage sales fire up, the cottage opens back up, and the weather starts to warm! Plus April means a flurry of birthdays and my parents anniversary so there are extra things to celebrate!
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Fave vintage items: kitschy vintage Easter- chicks, bunny, and lamb lollipop holder, Pyrex bowl, flower glasses, and little doily, plus the Shawnee dog planter!

 
blog pink table setting april 2015

Fave vintage items: cherry tablecloth, melmac, flower glasses, napkins, and NEW this month color of the month floral centerpiece! PINK!

 
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Color of the Month!

  • Orange you glad it’s almost Spring! I know I am! Daylight savings is just around the corner but it’s hard to believe as the snow and cold linger on. Give me sunshine, fresh air, plants, gardening, the farmers market, and rummage sales! It’s pretty obvious that I need color in my life and the gray  days, white snow, and stick trees aren’t cutting it. With that I give you March’s color of the month. Mostly orange with a little help from some cheery yellow and green friends.

Fave vintage items: striped mugs, tea towel, juice glasses, orange bowl, Gurley candles

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Fave vintage items: melmac plates, juice glasses, mugs, tablecloth, napkins, souvenir FL bowl

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Color of the Month February 2015!

February?!  Wow, ok, so 2015 is already off to a quick start. I’ve been trying to pace myself with work which is really hard for me to do. However, the lack of sunshine helps when it comes to lounging about working on new products (more coming soon) and napping. I think I’m caught up on my sleep from the busy holiday, finally. Speaking of sunshine, yellow seemed like the most appropriate color during this gray blah thing we call winter. Here it is, color of the month February 2015!
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Fave vintage items: chalkware chick, yellow glitter mugs, fired on yellow cups n saucers, scalloped planter, candy tin, and cute napkin. Cups n chick for sale in my vintagegoodies etsy shop!

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Fave vintage items: vintage tablecloth topper, melmac plates, fired on glass cups n saucers, yellow scallop napkins, and cottage rose glasses.

 
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Color of the Month January 2015!

And…breaks over! I always find it a little disorienting to get back to work after the hustle bustle of the season and then a holiday break. Getting back to the studio and work schedule after being away takes a little easing into.
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Fave vintage items: melmac, blue Japan snowman, snowflake Pyrex, small butterprint Pyrex, and darling little edged napkin.

 
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Fantastic vintage melmac sets the stage for a great little table setting! Small sweet vintage tablecloth and matching napkins have great details! A crisp and clean way to start the year!

 
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Color of the Month! Jade.

OOOPS! Sorry to keep you waiting for the color of the month on the blog! I’ve been on  jury duty,plowing through mounds of spreadsheets, photo edits, and company launches, plus working on a little website revamp of my own (coming up) all while trying to prep for the holiday and make the goods. Here ya go, color of the month November 2014-Jade. It’s not often that I stumble upon jadeite in my vintage treasure hunting and when I find it it’s usually not all that budget friendly. But I stumbled upon  a few pieces that didn’t break the bank.
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Fave vintage pieces: jadeite platter, cat planter, jadeite bowl, rotary phone, snowman candy jar box, and awesome little planter in the stand!

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color of the month table setting November 2014. Fave items: fiberglass trays, plaid vintage napkins, melmac tree plates, state glasses,small jadeite tray, and color block tablecloth.

   
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hello YELLOW!

Headin up the hello yellow look is my latest artgoodies towel! Inspired by the swans at our family cottage its been hanging about my mind for some time. And one thing I love is a cute vintage scallop design! I am working on this ever changing display on my side buffet in my dining room. The color this month is yellow!  Ive gathered some of my personal collection as well as items in my vintage shop. A perfect way to enjoy a blast of color this July!  How can you get this look at your place??? Grab a swan towel and also check out links to the items to purchase!

Headin up the hello yellow look is my latest artgoodies block print towel! Inspired by the swans at our family cottage it's been hanging about my mind for some time. And one thing I love is a cute vintage scallop design! I am working on this ever changing display on my side buffet in my dining room. The color this month is yellow! I've gathered some of my personal collection as well as items in my vintage shop. A perfect way to enjoy a blast of color this July! How can you get this look at your place??? Grab a swan towel and also check out the vintage items below!

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adorable and kitschy birdie shot glass! Tweet tweet!
adorable and kitschy birdie shot glass! Tweet tweet! and I’ve got a few available!
even your bathroom can be bursting with vintage yellow goodness with these like new towels!
even your bathroom can be bursting with vintage yellow goodness with these like new towels!
cute canister perfect for kitchen or studio! I love to stash receipts in these!
cute canister perfect for kitchen or studio! I love to stash receipts in these!
adorable melmac plates, perfect for a summer table setting!
adorable melmac plates, perfect for a summer table setting!
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