Saturday, June 30, 2012


My dad collected old antique maps of the Netherlands,
which is where he was from.
They now happily sit on my fireplace mantel and
travel through out the house depending on my mood.
They tell a story all on their own...
and if you have a hankering to roam the world but
just don't have the time or money to do so you can
get lost in a map and make up a story of dream traveling.


 wall covering...

 black & white...

school maps & globes...

more wall paper...


happy traveling...


Sunday, June 24, 2012

sweet memories...

Someday I'll wish upon a star...

Don't wait for someday, wish today and everyday
and see what's over the rainbow...


Monday, June 18, 2012

Kids rooms...

my nephew has been visiting us
and who new one could get so tired playing.
not complaining...
we have so much fun and i truly do love
him to the ends of the world and back.

my house looks like a kid has been around...
this got me thinking how much fun it would
be to do a kids room with great vintage finds.

here is what i am thinking...

vintage laundry baskets for laundry, toys, blankets and pillows

locker baskets for what!

vintage desk and chair and the plates would even be fun,
pick a theme for the plates and display.

 these colorful library card catalog drawers would be great
for fun and whimsical storage.

 now seriously, what kid big or small wouldn't want to read
under the glow of the world.

the ultimate in fun and whimsy.
find their initials or spell their name.

maps are fascinating and educational...
perfect for some wall art.

old pant hangers to display their own art.

repurposed school lockers for books, clothes and toy storage.

how much fun could you have?
get them involved and hit the flea markets
and estate sales to find their own vintage treasures
for their rooms.

now enough work...
back to playing!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Rose Festival is now officially over
which in Portland, OR it means the sun comes
out and summer can begin.
With the sun out and the yard finally drying out,
we can start thinking about some outside living.

Find these for some inspiration...






Let summer begin!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Stars Antique Mall....

Come celebrate with Stars Antique Mall
and all their dealers this weekend....

it's their 22nd Birthday!!!!!!

the celebration starts Friday and runs through Sunday
hours being 11-6 each day


we will have an additional 10% off all merchandise
in our little shop in shop (dealer 83 if your wondering)

so be sure to stop by to celebrate Stars Antique Mall's Birthday
and maybe even find that something special for yourself

nothing wrong with buying a present for yourself too....


Monday, June 4, 2012

confessions of a picker....

i have a confession....
i have a bit of a picker crush on
Mike Wolfe
of the American Picker show.
ok, maybe it's more than a bit of a crush

it's his love for picking...
his love for finding the unique...
his knowledge for some funky stuff....

he just makes my lil picker heart
go pitter patter...

just saying....
picker yummmm!!!!!!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Kitchen dreaming....

i frequently dream of how i would remodel my kitchen,
and i have to tell you i have many versions of this dream.

this one is pretty dreamy....

i think i am going to have to keep dreaming...
but this one i won't mind dreaming about!