Hooray! I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to have our home featured in the Fall issue of Vintage Holiday Magazine! 18 whopping pages of gorgeous photos by David Sparks, EIGHTEEN! You have to see this in print, the colors and pics are so bright and crisp, they turned out so so great! It should be out in about another week I’d say. On top of the photos, I give design tips etc. My house was also featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Cottage Style Magazine which was incredible, and I also had a blast styling it for that too! SO so much fun, I’d absolutely love to get more stylist work! I’ve had the honor of working with Vintage Holiday on a couple of previous occasions where they featured parts of my collection so I was absolutely thrilled about the whole house shoot. I had so much fun styling up the entire house for this, and also being the photo shoot stylist day of. At first I thought it was just the main living area but then they asked to see the bedrooms so I transformed them into holiday heaven. I’ve obviously gathered quite the collection over the years. My focus is on vintage Japan holiday decor and I’ve been able to get quite a few unusual pieces while gathering goods for my customers. You can purchase vintage holiday both in my etsy shop here and also in my new Instagram shop here. I’ll be listing items all season, and act fast, great holiday vintage has already been flying out the door! Plus I’ll be listing a few pieces here and there that I used as styling props but aren’t my absolute favorites. AND you can, of course, purchase the artgoodies holiday product you see throughout the magazine pages and then some here on my website. I can’t wait to decorate this season, we’ve picked up some great new pieces at estate sales this year! I don’t know why this text is all running together, technology, ha.
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!
Once again I’ll be bringing my artgoodies and vintagegoodies shops to life in a Pop Up Style Boutique here in Grand Rapids, MI! Lots of great pieces, including vintage and studio clearance. This pic is from a few years ago, but you get it, loads n loads of organized delightful goods! Vintage housewares galore, small furniture, artgoodies products, vintage textiles, and whatever else I find between now and then! A sale not to be missed!
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!
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!
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!
March! Spring Fever has officially set in even with the bitz of snow the last couple days. I’m constantly looking at seed catalogs and dreaming of the garden. We picked up some bare root blue hostas and a few seed packets as well. We’ve already done a basic yard cleanup and edged the sidewalk and curb out front so once it gets a little warmer we’ll easily be able to rake the leaves protecting the fresh sprouts and off it will go. We’ve got a plan for making the strip between the sidewalk and street grass free and look forward to making a new green space there. We’ve been dreaming up some other projects as well and are researching here and there. So, this month, ode to green in thinking about green sprouts and gardeny goodness with a splash of St. Paddy’s in there. Enjoy!
February! January zipped by a bit with feeling under the weather for weeks. These winter days are chugging along and I’m dreaming of the garden every day, slightly avoiding working on taxes, but meh, they’ll get done. The days are noticeably longer and the sun is peeking out a bit more it seems. The birds and squirrels are pretty active and I’m starting to hear some birds singing in the morning which gets me excited for the promise of Spring around the corner! It’s a couple weeks until Valentine’s so this month’s color is PINK! And don’t forget you can shop now for there are plenty of artgoodies products that fit the season for decor or gifting!