Vintage Trophy Find

For the past long while, I have been on the hunt at every vintage store or market event for the perfect vintage trophy.  No easy feat!  Either they were too pricey, or the patina wasn’t great, or there was a strange inscription.  But a couple of weekends ago at Highland Yard Vintage, I found one tucked away that had to come home with me.

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Vintage Trophy Find {Details Blog}

I love this little arrangement.  🙂  This table houses so many of my vintage treasures.  And my new trophy is really a trophy of the perfect find!

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Wouldn’t a little tree look so cute in here for Christmas?  Already scheming for holidays ahead…because thats what I do.  😉

What treasures have found you lately?

Our New Blanket Ladder

Hey, friends!  I hope you’ve had a great morning so far.  Temps are starting to warm up here which means we’re really gettin’ into Spring.  I’m thinking I may need to plan some kind of Spring brunch or something before it gets too hot to be outside!  😉

My mom-in-law recently purchased a blanket ladder and upon seeing it I loved it so much!  I never thought I would have one in our home because the only ones that I had seen were really, really rustic and our house is not rustic at all.  I always appreciated the way they looked in farmhouse- or southwest-style spaces but could never picture one for us.  But then I saw my mom-in-law’s!  I went home that night and noticed that the wall that our TV is on would be the perfect spot for one of those ladders.

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I searched on Kirkland’s and this one came up — I loved it even online and was so excited because the wood looked like it would be perfect with the other wood tones in this room.  And they are!  It’s sort of a cool taupe-gray much like our entertainment center and storage cabinet.

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I downloaded the Kirkland’s app on my phone (thanks to the recommendation from my mom-in-law!) and every day they have a ‘Spin It to Win It’ coupon where you can get a coupon that is good for that day only.  Kinda fun!  The day I purchased the ladder I had a 20% off coupon to use.

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I also plopped our little plant in the corner in a basket from HomeGoods.  This basket used to hold Kuma’s toys but it was a little tall for him and I noticed he wasn’t grabbing anything other than his Lambchops toy, which was on top.  😉

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I’m still undecided as to whether or not this will be the plant’s ‘forever basket’ (knowing me — probably not, ha!) but for now it’s working out.  I saved the base so I can always put it back the way it was.  I was just a little tired of looking at how orange the wood had turned!  A simple fix would be staining it, and I’m sure someday I’ll do that.  But for now…

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Have a great rest of your day!

Spring Home Tour

Happy Monday!  I hope your weekend was a wonderful one.  I’m inviting you into our home this morning for a little tour of our Spring decor.  🙂  Grab a cup of coffee and come on in!

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Last week I shared about the easy DIY wreath I created for our front door.  It’s still goin’ strong!

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This time of year our house is so bright and I just love it and live for it.  It can get a little warm sometimes but I don’t care — those windows stay wide open all day long.

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I wrote about our coffee table centerpiece a few weeks ago — still crazy about that faux fern score from Target!

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That lamp is a relatively new HomeGoods find.  I wanted something a little taller, a little bigger, and a little more cheerful than the brass one that was there before (which has been relocated to our kitchen — always musical lamps around here, ha!).

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The fun bunny banner is back again this year.  I found this at the Target Dollar Spot a few years ago.  I used it in our home last year and also when we lived at my in-laws’ house.  We’ve gotten good use out of it.

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Did you know that the Dollar Store sells packages of moss?  The days of me buying a $5 bag of moss at a craft store are over — $1 is my new jam.  The bags aren’t small, either.  Just passing that along.  This nest came in a pack of two at Hobby Lobby (similar).  The little dish is actually the bottom of a cloche that came from one of my trips to Highland Yard Vintage.

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Our kitchen has been infused with a little bit of Spring, too.  I looked around at Hobby Lobby for a black and white ticking stripe runner and couldn’t find anything but blue and white (which was also really cute, but not the color I wanted).  So it was off to the fabric department where I found the perfect fabric thanks to my sweet hubby who spotted it.

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I haven’t hemmed it, and who knows, maybe I never will — right now it’s folded and I’m good with it.  The napkins are vintage and I recently switched out our plates for these simpler square ones from when we got married.

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These glass squares are so cool and my mom-in-law brought them back for me from a trip to Washington.  She also brought the faux succulents back, too.  I filled the squares with rubber mulch, layered some stones on top, and then nestled the succulent in.

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This is our happy place.  This is home.  And we are grateful every day that we get to live here together and make all.the.memories.

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Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to stop by!  Happy Spring!  🙂

Simple DIY Spring Easter Wreath

Hey there — welcome to Wednesday.  😉  I hope the day is treating you well.

Last month, I purchased a faux boxwood wreath for our front door on Amazon, and I would link it here, but it has been discontinued!  There are tons of other options on Amazon for this type of wreath, though, so if you’re in the market for one, just search ‘faux boxwood wreath’ and lots will come up.  I’m so excited to use it all throughout Spring and Summer and change it up a little bit for each season.

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It’s pretty just as-is, but I had big plans for it for Spring and Easter!

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Pottery Barn 

I was inspired by this wreath that I saw in a Pottery Barn catalog — I love that cute nest with the eggs!

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Isn’t it fun?  I love how it turned out.  🙂  And it took me all of ten minutes.  Gotta love that, too.

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Originally I was planning on making the nest, but then I saw this one at Hobby Lobby and I realized that I couldn’t recreate this for less than the $2.99 price tag.  The bow was a nice little surprise as I didn’t initially plan on using it (honestly, I didn’t even notice it on the packaging!), but I wired that into the wreath as well.

The ‘Happy Easter’ sign is from the Target Dollar Spot last year and I did the same thing with our former Spring wreath that I have since donated.

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Target usually has signs like these for each season.  They come on a string and so I just hung the string on our command hook that holds our wreath, then hung the wreath and pulled the sign through.  It requires a little bit of messing with it, but it’s super easy.

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I’m so happy with how it turned out.  Makes me smile to see it.  😉  After Easter, I’ll take the sign down and this little wreath will take us through May!

Do you have a Spring wreath for your front door?  Do you like to make them or buy them?  Or semi-make them like me?  😉

Elevating a Simple Gift

Hey, friends!  Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had a great weekend.  🙂

I stayed up late on Friday night and had so much fun putting up our Spring decorations.  I’ve had the bin pulled down since the beginning of the month but it’s taken me some time to feel like I was in the mood.  Because you’ve gotta be in the mood for that kind of thing to make it fun, right?!  Anyway, I’m super excited to share that with you soon — I took photos on Saturday.  I went pretty simple this year and didn’t purchase very much — I was really just going for small touches here and there to make it feel festive.

I wanted to share a little way that I elevate a simple gift that I give out to friends and family all the time.  I always have bananas that are going bad — we can never eat them fast enough, lol!  Some weeks I freeze them for smoothie bowls, and other weeks I make a couple loaves of banana bread.  If I’m seeing anyone — friend or family — around that time, I give the bread as a little gift for no particular reason.  It’s easy to make a double batch of the bread and people always appreciate it.

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Of course I’m a sucker for pretty gift wrapping and packaging the loaves in a cute way is just a nice way to elevate the experience a bit.  I always have a bunch of fun wrapping paper on-hand (thank you, HomeGoods!) and I have a ribbon problem and buy anything I think is adorable, lol.  I just wrap up the loaves in plastic wrap and then cut a piece of wrapping paper large enough to wrap around the loaf.  Sometimes I use regular ol’ tape, and sometimes I use some kind of sticker.  I love these gold seals from PaperSource and use them for everything!  Then I just tie the ribbon around in any configuration that floats my boat.

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This is perfect for hostess gifts and just-because gifts.  A very small and simple way of loving on someone and showing you care.  🙂  Something homemade is always special to me.  It means a lot to me that someone would prepare something in their kitchen for me — gives me the warm and fuzzies.

I hope you have a great rest of your Monday!

Spring As a Feeling

Welcome to March!  🙂  I, for one, am super excited to see the Spring months on the horizon.  I think second to Fall, Spring is my favorite.  This year especially I feel really refreshed, revitalized, and renewed.  I’m really leaning in to the search for inspiration everywhere and it’s been making me live with more intention and gratitude since the New Year began.  I’m very thankful for that.

Spring as a feeling…  Organized spaces, easy breezy outfits, lots of greenery and flowers, of course.  I’m looking forward to beginning some Spring cleaning at our house over the coming weeks, putting up our Spring decor and implementing some fun ideas I’ve had swirling around in my head, and basking in the wonderful weather before the start of Summer.  This is what Spring feels like to me…

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Anouk Yve

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Dering Hall

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Luxe

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Coastal Living

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Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

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Sherwin-Williams

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Dina Holland Interiors

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Alyssa In the City

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BHG

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Residence

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Sims Hilditch

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The Cotton Stem Blog

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Magnolia

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Glitter Guide

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A Thoughtful Place

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SF Girl

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Country Living

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Sherwin-Williams

What does Spring feel like to you?

Just A Little Flower Tip…

Hey, friends.  How’s your week going so far?  It appears that I have come down with some kind of bug!  I’m hoping it doesn’t last long.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.

I wanted to share a little tip for “flower arranging” — and I use that term loosely because I am no expert arranger.  😉 (You all can go follow my amazing cousin, Haleigh, for that!).  But there’s a tried and true vessel that I use for my weekly Trader Joe’s blooms that I wanted to share.

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Meet the new and improved vase — the apothecary jar!

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You can find these pretty much anywhere.  I purchased the one on the left at HomeGoods a long time ago and the one on the right from a thrift store.  I just take the lids off and snip the flowers to my desired length, then plop ’em in.

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I think these work so well because the vessels themselves usually have some height due to the decorative bases, and the neck typically is a little more constricting than the bulk of it so there’s room for the flowers to kind of set in and flute out naturally.  They are also really inexpensive.

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As for keeping my flowers fresh, I change the water about mid-week, and add a hefty handful of ice cubes each morning when I’m going around the house picking up a bit.  I especially love tulips because they grow while they are in the water!  They’re so lively and vibrant — they make me so happy.  🙂

What are your tried and true flower tips / tricks?