Tag Archives: yardsales

Cottage Fix floppy drop cloth chaircover

Happy Weekend Cottage Fix friends. I’m blogging in today with my latest attempt at sprucing up our family room. Aside from a newish sofa, it’s sort of the land of the leftovers. It’s furnished with two overstuffed mismatched chairs: one from a yard sale and then this one here is a hand me down. I brought home this drop cloth to create a floppy casual chair cover, I’m planning on a second drop cloth for the other chair to tie […]

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cottage fix mixes vintage goodies with a dollar store score… say it three times fast!

Hola Cottage Fix friends! I’m blogging in today with a dollar store score that I’m super excited about. All of these pretty dishes you see here on my trunk are vintage finds and also from my grandmothers cupboard except for one. Can you guess? It’s the charming pink goblets, I just love pink glass. And pink glass from the dollar store, are you kidding! I’ll be going back for two more in case any happen to break. I wish you could […]

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pretty vintage finds

Clickety-clack school is back! The good thing about school being back in session is that there’s no one here making messes all day. The bad thing is there’s no one here making messes all day. I must admit I do enjoy the feeling of the house remaining clean for at least a few hours in a row after I tidy up. So I’m doing a little shopping of the vintage sort. I found this pretty vintage oil on canvas and […]

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5 easy ways to add cottage charm to your garden

What’s in a cottage garden? They come in all shapes and all sizes, but share one common thread… loads of that sweet cottage charm. We have beautiful breezy sun filled skies here on the East Coast, and one of my favorite activities when the weather cooperates is long leisurely bike rides through the neighborhood. I like to check out what’s blooming around town and see what’s new. It’s like my Pinterest board of “charming exteriors” come to life. What better […]

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sweet wisteria love

Hola Cottage Fix friends! I’m blogging in today with the sticky sweet smell of wisteria filling the air indoors and out in the back garden too. Something about the potent smell of wisteria calls for the hope of good days ahead, don’t ya think. Days spent lounging by the sea, hiking through the cool morning air, and dining under the stars. After dinner bike rides with the wind breezing by and no route in mind. Days that come and go […]

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vintage treasure hunting for your cottage

sun porch with vintage wicker

Are you looking forward to a bit of vintage treasure hunting this Spring?  I know I am!  I’ve always been intrigued by antique furniture and I’m a sucker for vintage treasures.  I guess my love of vintage finds really took off when we purchased our first home.  My mom would take me out to estate sales bright and early Saturday mornings,  and I couldn’t believe what great pieces we would come home with!

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a thrifty find

bench with hand knit ivory throw

Every now and then I run across an estate sale that should have a sign posted at the entrance stating “shop at your own risk!”  The sale where I found this lovely ivory throw was just one of those scrappy, push and pull kind of sales.  It’s like trying to keep your head above water in a storm, surrounded by sharks, and constantly getting toppled by waves.  It’s funny how excited estate sale junkies get over rummaging through another person’s […]

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