Tag Archives: vintage

When “Updating” Isn’t What Your Kitchen Needs

As much time as I spend helping clients update kitchens, I suppose I’m a bit of a hypocrite. Because there’s nothing “updated” about my own kitchen.  My home was built in 1939, and the kitchen appears to have been updated in the late 1950s or early 1960s. when life gives you lemons . . .

Pink Jesus, Vintage Jewelry, and Bella Rustica

Although it was hot as blazes, the 2013 Bella Rustica Vintage Marketplace was THE place to be this weekend in middle Tennessee!  With twice as many vendors as last year, this year’s sale was full of vintage treasures and one-of-a-kind finds. Melanie G Photography 

Country Farmhouse, City Farmhouse

Last week I spent a day at the country farmhouse belonging to the director of my older daughter’s school.  Every summer, the director hosts each grade of school children for two days at her historic farm located an hour outside of Nashville.    

Don’t Wear High Heels to the Flea Market

I have a couple of girlfriends who grabbed me at church on Sunday and said, “We’re going to the flea market.  Let’s go!”  So off we went, high heels and all.  I haven’t been to the Nashville Flea Market in what seems like a bazillion years, which is sad given how much I love this […]

Organization Can Be A Beautiful Thing

I am really good at making the surface of my home look lovely, but there's a lot that lies beneath the surface.  A lot of stuff.  Lovely things I have collected over the years and not-so-lovely things that I have no place or use for.  This time of year gets me thinking that I need to be even more mindful […]

Me at the Flea: Bella Rustica 2012

It was a perfect weekend for the Bella Rustica Vintage Barnsale here in middle Tennessee. Great weather, great vendors, great venue! Bella Rustica Vintage Barnsale 2012   Bella Rustica was bigger and better than last year – more vendors and  a larger attendance, for sure.  Vendors included artisans, artists, collectors, upcyclers, entrepreneurs – you name […]

The Lamps I’ve Been Waiting For All My Life

Maybe I’m a bit dramatic when it comes to decorating my house, but have you ever searched and waited for just the right fill-in-the-blank for your home?  Then one day, you walk down the aisle of HomeGoods and you see “the one” and the angels start singing?  That’s what happened to me last week – […]

Country Living & Decorating

Last weekend I spent some time in the country, where decorating ideas abounded.     This is the home where I stayed with my elder daughter.     This beautiful home belongs to the director of the new school my daughter will be attending this year.   She invited the students in my daughter’s grade, […]

3 Ways to Freshen Up an Older or Historic Home

This week I got to stage a beautiful historic property to sell.  It was a Bed & Breakfast for years, and formerly served as a girls’ academy in the early 20th century.  Staging a home like this is a challenge.  While you want to make it appeal to the widest audience possible, you have to […]