On the Mindfulness of Puttering

Many people believe that making art or creating artful spaces is "hard work" for "serious artists." I think that if it seems like "hard work" you are missing the point entirely. Here's my radical idea: creating and curating beauty should be FUN. It should be delightfully, deliriously liberating. It should be obsessive, though not necessarily... Continue Reading →

A yArT Sale

In much the same way a mother never tires of people saying her child is adorable, I never tire of having strangers stop to compliment the beauty of the house and the obvious care that is taken to keep it so. For that reason, and a few others, Saturday's debut yArT Sale (art sale in... Continue Reading →

Front Porch Refresh

I’m excited to share the big accomplishment of the season thus far - my updated front porch! Talk about thrifty: with a $13 can of Vintage Coral paint, Paul and I brightened all of our porch furniture and flipped an unused door into a bright vertical planter table. Raiding our Trash Day loot pile, we added a... Continue Reading →

Thrifty Thursdays: The Mother Haul

As I mentioned previously, I scored: Big. Time. during Burton Garbage Day. I promised a rundown of all the loot, and here it is! 2 lovely sections of white picket fencing complete with finials (look for them in my upcoming spring front porch reveal!) A gorgeous and very large paneled hardwood door  (which will someday... Continue Reading →

Rose-Colored-Potential-Goggles

Confession: I spent Mother’s Day stripping. And: I liked it. It was a glorious day - just me and Paul, gettin’ dirty in the basement with a giant jug of Citristrip, scrapers, and this diamond in the rough:   But I’m jumping ahead. Lemme back it up a bit. Burton Trash Day, or Burton Tree Lawn... Continue Reading →

Thrifty Thursdays: Vintage Glassware

Greetings and welcome to the first Thrifty Thursday! The intention of these (hopefully!) weekly posts is: To inspire you to go treasure hunting in your own local thrift stores with a fresh set of eyes. To create a visual record of my hoarding tendencies so you all can intervene as appropriate. Lately, I’ve become obsessed... Continue Reading →

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