Beautiful blues and greys, all handmade finds on Etsy.
Vintage rustic wool stool by Vintage Haven
Hand-printed bird kitchen tea towel by Pony and Poppy
Frosty nature photograph by Karina
Rustic wooden crate from Haven Vintage
Stitched felt hair bows by Loft Full of Goodies
Circle infinity scarf from Viola’s Boutique
Rustic kitchen decor, vintage flour sifter from TFD on Etsy
This year has brought a lot of creativity and inspiration, one of which has been the ability to find beauty in the rustic old things we normally wouldn’t have given a second glance. Check out these pretty, perfectly rustic Christmas finds.
Christmas wreath with hand-wrapped yarn and burlap from WreathHavoc.
Little white church holiday decoration from TFD on Etsy.
Gorgeous rustic burlap Christmas stockings handmade from genuine coffee sacks by Michelle Fritz on Make.
Rustic Christmas trees is perfect for western or shabby chic holiday decor from TFD on Etsy.
We always seem to want what we can’t have, right? Well today I want a white living room. But I have three rowdy dogs and honestly, I spill a lot, so a soft, romantic, gorgeously monochromatic room is not an option.
The light wood floors, the ladder in the background, the mixed seating styles… love everything in the white living room in the left (photo by Virginia MacDonald). And the simple elegance on the one of the right – so pretty! Info on the room on the right can be found here (warning, you’ll need a translator)
So soft, so pretty! No clue of the original source, so if you know, please share! I found it on Pinterest. Check out that rug… distressed cowhide, maybe?? Looks like it has canvas stitching.
If you love shabby chic and haven’t been to My Shabby Streamside Studio, go to it now. Right this second. You’ll fal in love! She has all sorts of stunning staged rooms and decor ideas like this white living room.
Check out these great DIY garland ideas – just in time for the holidays! Since I have boxes and boxes of wine corks in the garage, I think this top wine cork garland is a must-do for the Christmas tree this year.
DIY wine cork garland by event planner Gray Harper on The Knotty Bride
Pretty, pretty paper garland by Mara May
Shabby chic fabric garland by A Petite Soiree
When I have the time… and the backyard space…
Herb garden kit from HarlowLane
Backyard rope swing from SkySaddleSwings
Herb garden plant labels from joheckett
Recycling in the garden, from Blomsteverkstad
Pretty, pretty rustic farmhouse kitchen decor finds in turquoise, reds and gorgeous greens.
Vintage kitchen Way Rite scale from Territory Hardgoods
Retro apple red cookie jar from TFD on Etsy
Vintage ice cream scoops – photography by DreamyPhoto
Wooden kitchen sign by Sippin Southern
Kitchen tea towels with doily designs by Amy Stone
Vintage avocado green fondue set from TFD on Etsy
I’m aways hunting for new “old, rusty things,” whether it’s at my grandma’s house, an antique shop or a small town boutique that sells a little bit of everything. Here are some of my recent treasures.
Vintage pearl brooch
Vintage wooden rocking horse, TFD on Etsy
Antique apple peeler
This antique iron apple peeler is more than 100 years old and was made by The Reading Hardware Co. in Reading, PA.
Antique French grave marker
This incredible piece is aheart-shaped antique French grave marker dated December 24, 1913. Atop the heart is a cross. Beautiful craftsmanship.
“Ice relose le corps de Henriette Anger, Decedee 24 Mars 1913…”
In the penthouse of an uptown Manhattan loft, I found myself unexpectedly in shabby chic heaven. With whitewashed walls, distressed accents, vintage novelties and antiqued mirrors hung just right, this comfy loft space was about as country cozy as gets in the Big Apple!
I’ve been getting crafty!
I’ve been wanting a large decorative magnetic board to hang above my desk in my craft room, so I’ve been experimenting by using different types of frames, trying out different colors and playing with different types of surfaces such as chalkboards and burlap.
As with most of my crafts, this one has gotten out of hand, but something good has come of it – I opened up an Etsy store, which I’ve always wanted to do – just to check it out and try something new!
Plus, those vintage brooches I’ve been collecting have finally come in handy – I’ve turned them into magnets!
So far I’ve made magnetic chalkboards, magnetic burlap message boards, and magnetic print boards. Check out Chloe Belle by Texas Farmer’s Daughter >