Tag Archives: vintage

floral paper meets vintage mirror~ DIY art

Salutations! I’ve been working on this wallpaper backed mirror on and off for the past couple of weeks. The mix of vintage mirroring and floral paper creates something quite lovely, and even a bit magical. It’s a fun project and any old (or new) mirror will work for this. For mine, I used new pink floral wallpaper that I had ordered online earlier this year, but vintage papers are especially nice for this project. I first saw something like this […]

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elegant shabby chic finds

Happy Weekend! I’m blogging in today to show off a couple of my latest thrift store finds that don’t “say” thrift store to me at all. No, they belong more in the land of elegant shabby chic finds and cottage dreams. It’s a lovely set of ruffled dessert plates and yet another set of floral drapes that I couldn’t pass up. I’m trying to be more selective about what I bring home, but at thrift store prices, it’s always too […]

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vintage bathroom cabinet that Honey redid- love!

Hey guys! Look at what my honey did! I’m so in love, with the bathroom cabinet too! Wink. This is the little cabinet that we took down when we redid the kiddos bathroom a couple years back. I’m fairly certain it’s original to the house since the wall behind it had never been painted. The cabinet was painted yellow and partially covered in the same yellow bird wallpaper that covered most of the old bathroom, including the ceiling. I actually […]

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gold above the mantel and our new friend Scout!

Salutations from the spring-y coast of ol’ VA! It’s looking like we’re getting treated to an early spring here in the land of shabby cottage treasures and charming cheeky puppies! The air is warm by late morning and the color is blooming all over town. Give me spring, lots of spring… in late February! Grin. fresh cut grass juicy strawberries birds singing their song pink trees waking with the sun I’m always changing things around with the seasons, and sometimes […]

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vintage floral drapes

Hola Cottage Fix friends! I’ve been super busy this week with lots of little projects and clearing out extra furniture and clutter. I was ever so gently informed at the supper table last week that we have too many, too much furniture. Apparently, there has been some toe stubbing happening as the family has not yet learned the places in this ol’ cottage that require the side step shuffle. That is one hazard of shopping thrift and bringing home road […]

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luck, kindness, and pink

Salutations! Ta da, we made it through two weeks of complete family togetherness chocked full of long walks, late meals, movies, and sale shopping. I must admit, it did get a bit hairy there for a minute or so at about a week and a half in. I’m fairly sure that if I asked, I’m the only one that would think so though. The rest of my family was in deep chill mode I’m almost certain. As for me, my […]

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twinkle, sparkle, and vintage baubles xoxo

Happy Holidays! The Christmas cheer is well under way here at Cottage Fix with sparkly lights and vintage baubles in all of our nooks and crannies. It’s always been about the glitze and lights for me, the world lit up with magic and hope. The twinkle and sparkle of the lights seem to fill town after town with joy and the Christmas spirit. When our kiddos were just wee little guys we had a tradition of driving them around late […]

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