Showing posts with label holiday cupboard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday cupboard. Show all posts

Saturday, February 24, 2024

St. Patrick's Inspiration in the Cupboard


Hi Friends. Here it is the end of February with St. Patrick's Day coming up, but most importantly Easter is early this year. I'm trying to do a little of "the green stuff", while at the same time bringing out some Easter goodies to get started on Spring. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Sweet Spot in the Garden Room



Happy Valentine's Day Friends!

Here's the last round of Valentine's Day décor friends, with the sitting area of the Garden Room. This old crate gets a workout as it seems I use it almost every season. It's the perfect size for this old bench/coffee table, giving me room for a larger element and several smaller ones. I have so much fun decorating for the seasons and holidays; taking time to plan and curate my vintage décor. But have you checked your calendar yet this year? 

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Love is Like a Box of Chocolates... in the Holiday Cupboard



The sweetest time of the year is here.

I hate to admit it, but I DO love a box of Valentine's chocolates. Of course, a bouquet is lovely too, but I have a real love of chocolate and I'd never turn that down. I get excited over which one to choose first, and the surprise it brings. Forrest Gump's momma was a wise woman. I'm switching out her quote of "Life" to "Love". Sometimes love is a bit of a surprise too.


Sunday, January 21, 2024

Warm Winter Scenes from the Garden Room




I'm working this week on a few Valentine's Day vignettes and the Holiday Cupboard, and at the same time I'm still enjoying my basic "winter" décor. Valentine's Day brings back the reds, along with pink and creams, so I'm trying to balance things out without going completely overboard by "redecorating" the whole house. Wasn't I just putting away the Christmas tubs a week ago? 

Friday, December 15, 2023

Christmas Cheer in the Cupboard


Welcome Friends, to Christmas in the Holiday Cupboard! Each upcoming Christmas Season you'll find me playing in this old Pie Safe and transforming it to the Holiday Cupboard. It's one of my first decorating spots that I look forward to each Christmas. I love to bring out the red transferware, and this year some Tartan Plaid Christmas plates from Pottery Barn are added to the mix.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Thanksgiving Baker's Rack and a Peek at Christmas


I still have a few bits left for Thanksgiving, but now I'm working on decorating for Christmas. I love Fall so much I always go overboard so moving from Thanksgiving to the Christmas Season can mean lots of packing up and storing away before I can really get to Christmas. I've been trying to make it easier, but as you know there's just no way around it unless you're a total minimalist, which of course, I am not. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Giving Thanks in the Holiday Cupboard


Probably most of you are thinking like me; "Where has this year gone?" I don't know why this surprises me because my lifestyle isn't particularly hectic or do I have a crazy schedule. But the weeks go by and I'm  amazed when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around and come knocking on my door. I'm always thrilled to see them, but never really fully prepared.


Thursday, September 21, 2023

Sweet September in the Cupboard

When the calendar page turns to September something happens in my head and heart. I love Fall and seeing September roll around lets me know that the colorful foliage, cooler days, and cozy nights will soon be here.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

The Late-Summer Cupboard with a French Country Flair





One of my favorite decor themes for mid to late summer is "chickens". I've never raised chickens or been around them except for a short time when I was a kid and an odd motley group of wild/escaped chickens found our farmhouse. That's where the collection "seed" was planted. Most of my chicken figurines are not worth much, but fun to collect and display throughout the summer months. Back in the 60's one of the decor themes was "Early American" and with that, accessories took on a slightly "farmy" style. Chicken decor sprouted up everywhere, but of course mainly in the kitchen and dining room. (Think chickens and coffee grinders themed wallpaper...)

Monday, July 3, 2023

Stars and Stripes in the Garden Room



Hello from the Garden Room sitting area this hot summer weekend, as we welcome the month of July and a long July 4th weekend. This summer I gave myself some time to enjoy decorating for the 4th of July, gathering all my red, and blue items for display.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Summer Holiday Cupboard with Patriotic Flair




When June comes around I gather my vintage dishes and a few elements that are red/white/blue and restyle my old pie safe cupboard. A few pieces of red transferware mix it up with my French faience pottery dishes. Then when I start decorating for July 4th holiday I just add in some small memorial flags. Presto, instant Patriotic décor.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Birds in the Late Spring Holiday Cupboard


May has always been Bird Month for me. Around here we have nest building, new babies, and new faces at the feeders. I've collected a bit of bird themed vintage items during my time as a vintage market dealer, picking up figurines, tins, illustrations and ephemera during the years. It's a perfect themed match for my other favorite vintage theme which is old garden goods.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Vintage French Seed Packet Garland




I have a fun little DIY today to share with you that will add a little something special to your spring vintage garden displays. I love ephemera, especially vintage bits and bobs of any illustrations and paper designs. AND vintage garden goods are another favorite, so here's a colorful garland that's not new under the sun, but will liven up wherever you display it.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Spring Pastels in the Garden Room Sitting Area

Hey there friends, Since it's mid-April, and even though Easter was last week, I'm still keeping a bit of an Easter Vibe in my Garden Room sitting area. Pastels and a few leftover bunnies and rabbits are still hanging around. Soon birds and nests will take over the decor, but right now, the lighter and pastel colors of early spring are on display.





Thursday, April 6, 2023

Peter Rabbit and Friends in the Cupboard

Hello Friends, Happy Easter week! Everyone is gathered in the Holiday Cupboard this Easter and spring season in honor of the Peter Rabbit Books. I don't have a big collection of vintage Easter items, but I have a few vintage figures, and some rabbit/bunny figural pieces that I've collected through the years.




Thursday, March 16, 2023

Green and Pink and Cottage All Over

Hey Everyone, Green is my favorite color this time of year. Not only outside, but inside. We're having a small "green-up" around here with grass and a few blooming trees, but my tulip tree's blooms were frozen this last few days which is really disheartening. It's still too early for much other green outdoors, but inside I can gather some of my green items and make myself feel like Spring is just around the corner... with no overnight freezes.





Saturday, March 11, 2023

St. Patrick's Day Seed Box Vignette

Hi Friends, so glad you came by for some extra special St. Patrick's Day inspiration! Today I'm joining a super fun group of gals sharing some amazing Tablescapes, Vignettes, Crafts, and Irish Heritage posts celebrating "All things St. Patrick's Day." 





Friday, March 3, 2023

Bring on the Green in the Holiday Cupboard

March always sees the green transferware show up in the Holiday Cupboard, since St. Patrick's Day is my unofficial start to (early) Spring. And it's my birthday month too, so I make it a fresh start after a long cold and dreary winter. When I first started collecting green transferware I thought I'd be limited in displaying them. But now they come out in late February and stick around through Spring and early Summer until July 4th decorating.




Thursday, February 2, 2023

Valentine's Day in the Holiday Cupboard

Welcome to February...
 let's have some fun in the Holiday Cupboard!
Do you have a favorite place to "putter" with decor? I've mentioned before how much I love playing in this cupboard with dishes and knick knacks. It goes back to my old days of having vintage goods spaces where every inch was fair game to "decorate" for holidays and seasons. Besides, it's good therapy for me to design and create with dishes and ephemera. And since it's Valentine's Day I'm gathering all things floral, sweet, pink, and teensy bits of red!




Sunday, January 8, 2023

Vintage Cottage Weekend and the January Cupboard



Hello friends and Happy Weekend! For a few weeks in January we have a small bit of time that's totally dedicated to warm, cozy, and comfy. After Christmas and before Valentines Day; it's a time to relax in front ot the fire, read a good book, watch a movie, and curl up in a soft warm blanket... without a ton of shopping, big meals to cook or a deadline looming on the calender.


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