Color of the Month August 2018!

August! People are starting to complain about how summer is over. Nope, there’s still 2 solid months! It’s beautiful and warm and it’s NOT over. The first day of fall is September 22. Bold color and strawberries make this month’s color of the month scream happy summer!

Fave vintage: old fashioned glasses, chef, and also the other recipe box, gorgeous flower glasses, and fun clearance hang tags, anchored by a red striped edge napkin.

Fave vintage: strawberry tablecloth, Fire King dishes, star napkins, raised pattern mugs, red melmac plate with a cast aluminum dish, and an artgoodies strawberry organic tea towel too!

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Color of the Month July 2018!

July! With the heat at the beginning of this month I guess the warm coral color for this month’s post is more than appropriate! I’m not a huge fan of super hot, however, these temps make for the perfect cottage days floating in the lake!

Fave vintage: fun plastic play kitchen, coral speckled melmac including hard to find salt n p’s! And a really unusual McDonald’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers Boy Scout milk glass mug by Anchor Hocking, haven’t found any info about that yet. Plus a peach stripe border napkin as an anchor.

Fave vintage: speckled coral melmac, it’s the Gaiety line by Brookpark, designed by Joan Luntz. I tend to keep the aqua for myself but love the coral too. I had a gorgeous floral arrangement for the center that styles better, BUT I’ve never ever had a melmac bonbon tray so there it is! Back to vintage faves: peach border napkins, fiesta tablecloth, and a coral shell artgoodies towel (also available in navy) because it’s July and it’s lake/beach season!

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Color of the Month June 2018

June! Suddenly it feels like summer is in full swing! We’ve been gardening away, which absolutely needs its very own blog post, and enjoying patio dinners, and a weekend away here and there. This month blue and green are on the scene, let’s get right into color of the month!

Fave vintage: salt n P’s, little wood figure, glass shakers, cuuuute little vintage kitchen still in the package-parts of it are tumbled over but I can’t figure out quite yet how to not rip it to get it stabilized in there. And Marcrest Stetson Swiss Chalet mugs, cute Lustroware recipe box, Holiday thermos, and a vintage napkin on the big gold tray.

Fave vintage: tablecloth, blue stripe napkins, texas ware melmac plates, Iris glasses, a wee bouquet from the yard, and an artgoodies organic sailboat tea towel because it’s basically summer! Don’t forget to look for lots of color of the month items in my vintage shop.

 
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Color of the Month April 2018!

Yay, April! Of course, I’m nearly garden obsessed. I’ve got some heirloom seeds sprouting this year, and we’re well on the way with our project out front. We got some free bricks from what used to be a dairy in our neighborhood and we’re in the process of getting rid of more grass and making a little pattern out front. And we’ve got big ideas for something new along the driveway side. This month’s color of the month has me feeling like driving down a country road, stopping at some farm stands, picking up some old time treasures, and having a picnic with a slice of pie. I had planned to have my 1953 Chevy pickup about now, but that dream awaits. I’m really longing for a slower paced feeling in today’s fast paced world. I’m focused on all that inspires me and creating even more of that feeling around me. Like the cigar box says, breathe, haha. Many items available in the vintage shop!

Fave vintage-my grandfather’s cigar box, tomato juice glasses, awesome rare Mobil Gas glass, rooster glasses, coffee mug, tape tin, thermos, canister, grounded by a vintage napkin.

Fave vintage: cute covered bridge vintage tablecloth, Fire King plates, pie carrier, red fired on milk glass mugs, red striped napkins, jadite plate, and an artgoodies all over pattern bike towel!

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Color of the Month January 2018!

Color of the Month January 2018, finally! We’re off to a great but rough start. We started the New Year in vintage style and then spent a couple days in Indianapolis. Follow me on instagram for daily details! Then we came home part of a day early to avoid the snowstorm near my parents and fell sick with a horrible virus/cold. Whatever it is it’s hanging on. In the beginning it yielded a super high fever with a couple days of sleeping for me, even my eyes were so sore I couldn’t have them open long enough to read a magazine or get some good sick tv time in. Yuck. I’m on the mend now and slowly getting some energy back, and Stephan who had a milder version is feeling much better too. So, delay in getting the massive amounts of holiday decor away, delay in color of the month! I often like to start with a crisp blue January. It feels fresh and clean after all the decor comes down.

fave vintage:awesome Russel Wright melmac my parents picked up for me! Vitrock little bo peep mug, McCoy butterfly planter, pedestal mugs, more melmac:cream and sugar, cute tea canister, anchored by a plaid napkin.

Fave vintage: a gorgeous vintage tablecloth grounds all this fantastic Russel Wright melmac! A cute lil planter, and a couple sweet napkins as placemats make the grade along with an artgoodies organic tea towel with percolator print.

 
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Color of the Month November 2017!

November! I’m feeling more chipper about the holiday season this year. Maybe it’s because we’re slated for a fun photo shoot, or because the temps have been awesome and I’ve been gardening away for what seems longer than normal. I did a big pre cold harvest in the garden to avoid the usual and sometimes flashlight assisted panic harvest. So much better, ha. We’ve also been busy gathering up all sorts of goodies for the vintage shop! Vintage holiday as well as the usual home goods. Plenty of vintage to choose from this season! Plus I’ve been working more in the studio: making, cleaning, and thinking of new plans and ideas which feels nice. I’ve really been on a bit of a hiatus, focusing on Stephan and I, the wedding, not feeling well before and after surgery, and just feeling tired from working SO hard for sooo long. I’m gearing back up though, so look out. Let’s get back to the Color of the Month, getting festive for Thanksgiving, and I’m already thinking holiday decor!

Fave vintage: Gurley candles, Warwick China, Pyrex, anchored by an embroidered napkin.

Fave vintage: another great fall tablecloth, napkins doubling as placemats, pyrex, squirrel planter, Warwick restaurant Ware dishes, and and artgoodies deer towel to finish it off.

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Color of the Month August 2017

August! I’d like to remind people who complain that summer is pretty much over that there is plenty of time to be outside and enjoy the amazing weather and garden time! Enjoy it folks, soak it in! We sure have been enjoying cottage time, gardening, patio time, and watching: the birds, squirrels, chipmunks, butterflies, etc, it’s so awesome! august vignette 2017 Fave vintage: the yellow and gold ceramic peacock, gorgeous canister set, cream n sugar set, piggy planter, salt n p’s, flower glass, coffee mugs, yellow ware bowl, anchored on a Navy hankie that says friend. Lots of great pieces this month. Head to the vintage shop to buy most of it! august table setting color month How bout that this sunshine yellow melmac! Bright and fun just like summer! Flowers from the garden too! Fave vintage: the melmac, of course, plaid napkins, flower glasses, and bold tablecloth!
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July 2017 Color of the Month!

I felt like it was only fitting to do a festive color of the month theme for July, especially since I have these fab red, white, and blue star glasses! Fave vintage: red metal lunch box, red shakers, plastic bank house, festive star glasses, fired on blue glass bottles, Hazel Atlas child’s mug, amazing flamingo cooler jug, cups from the now closed beloved Bonnie Doon, what I wouldn’t give for a plain mint ice cream cone, anchored on an amazing red and white star napkin! july vignette 2017 Fave vintage: Fire King swirl dishes, subtle plaid glasses, star napkins, awesome tablecloth, artgoodies cherry towel, and fresh picked hydrangeas! july table setting 2017
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Color of the Month June 2017!

Color of the Month June 2017! We picked up a large lot of Fire King Azurite dishes at a flea market over Memorial day. The cool unique color inspired this month’s vignette and table setting. And in today’s heat a cool blue feels just right! june 2017 Fave vintage: the dishes of course, birdie planter, deco salt shaker, ruffled planter, and charming vintage napkin. june 2017 table Pretty simple but packs a nice punch with the tablecloth! Fave vintage: Fire King azurite dishes, blue edged napkins, awesome tablecloth, and little milk glass vase with a snip of my America rose.
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Color of the Month September 2016!

September! I’m a bit behind on the post but it’s Wedding Month! SO, lots to do at home and out and about, thinking, planning, doing, figuring out, gathering. So, back to color of the month…tomorrow is Stephan’s birthday and so this month he requested orange!
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Fave vintage: plaid napkin, striped plastic mugs, awesome Florida juice glass. orange Florida salt and p’s, plastic juice cups, old kentucky home song mug, and key car!

 
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Fave vintage: an absolute fave tablecloth of mine, divided plates, striped cups, dandelion pitcher, plaid napkins, and tea towel.

 
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