So I’ve been a little obsessed with the nest lately. I’m not sure if it’s that we’ve lived here long enough now to really see the look I want or if I’ve been watching too much HGTV…nonetheless, it seems each weekend involves some sort of scene with me and a paintbrush and paint in my hair…or antique store pick-ups that leave the back of the uber-van with wood chips all over the floor (PH’s fave).
This is my favorite spot in the world on a summer afternoon at the compound. I like to sit here on the porch and watch the girls play in the driveway. The colorful pillows are from Pier 1….that place is a good spot to comb through once in awhile to find some snappy accessories (especially with a 40% coupon!).
Another sure-thing for finding doo-dads is West Elm. Is it me, or have they changed up their look? I really like it and love using some of their modern stuff to put the M in MPG These urns have been on my list for awhile and I love putting flowers in them.
Finally found some real live cotton plants for the Ironstone pitchers. It’s so delicate, half of it ended up on the floor of my car! A new antique find Bernadette Breu in Portland yielded some fabulous stuff last week…plus Bernadette is a dolly.
The bedroom is coming together. My fave PH and me pic greets me in the morning..that was a happy day.
We had an “incident” with the down comforter—-involved a teenage Beagle’s bladder problem—so we’ve been without one for years. Finally broke down and got one at IKEA, of all places. It’s really good quality down and was so affordable! I’m so glad our Ikea is close…it’s always good for modern finds as well.
This art piece is by my pal, Joe of BH land….It’s metal and I love it! He teases me that he wants it back, but I tell him he can visit it anytime he wants.
‘Bought these horse ribbons from the sweet girls of Junk Salvation this winter and I wasn’t sure what to do with them. Inspiration hit with a glue gun and a vintage frame and voila’! Horse art for my little horse girl’s room. It’s pretty big, so I’m thinking above her bed.
This potato sack is from my childhood and has been hiding out in my mom’s basement. She brought it down and I had it framed (benefits of having a framer for the studio…way less of an investment…PH is afraid even he will end up in a frame on the wall!). It’s also huge and takes up the whole wall in the utility room, but it makes me smile every time I do laundry.
Cost Plus Market has been surprising me lately. Great furniture (I’ve got some on my Pinterest decor board) and yet more fun modern finds like this vase. My decor and photography book collections have grown up this year and threatens to topple the bookcase, so I have them in stacks all over the house!
I’ve always got my eyes open for good home finds, but I’m also pretty thrifty…except when it comes to large pieces of furniture. Finally getting the couch slipcovered…excited about it as the flowers aren’t me anymore. Funny how things change.
Where do you like to find the goods, lovelies? Any surprising stores that we all know about?
Hope your weekend was smashing! Spring has arrived here and I just might put my sweaters up high in the closet. ‘Hoping spring has arrived for you too.