Fun Market and White Cabinets

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

I took a "Mental Health" day yesterday and went out with a friend to a fun market I want to share with you.  It was my friends birthday celebration together.  We had a great time.

This is a fun market we go to each year called Nellie's Barn Sale.  Lot's of great vendors.

I loved these mugs.  The tractor says Rush Hour and the old milk cans above on that mug say Morning Latte.  Just too cute.

A really fun place to sit and rest after shopping!!!!

A fun place to sit and have a frosty or warm beverage.

One of my fave vendors is Jeanine at Chippy Shabby.  One of the sweetest.  I have so many of her chippy white treasures in my home.  It was fun to see her.

Jeanine had this cute pillow in this absolutely adorable metal cart in her booth.

This booth had lots of fun vintage camping.  

My friend captured this beautiful angel to take home.  Isn't she  sweet.  Cute story about this sweet angel.  She is very very heavy for such a little thing.  Both of us with our hands full started to the car.  My friend was struggling with her to get to the car.   As we were heading out this man came out of nowhere and said ladies can I be of assistance and help you.  OMG what an angel.  He hoisted this sweet angel up in his arms and walked with us to the car.  It was angelic and divine intervention to have this man come out of a sea of women and offer to help us.  Made us both smile.

Now on to the kitchen!!!!!

On the door going to our basement in the kitchen I hung this old frame and knob hanger to bling up the door and have a place to hang my apron.

Ok I did not like the antique finish I did to the cabinets last week!  So we took them back to white.  

Much better in white.

Sometimes you have to play with paint to find out what you like best.  I think the classic white cabinets looks the best in my kitchen.

  The sun is shining this morning.  It is chilly sweater weather this week end for us but with the sun out it feels great.

Hope you all have a great weekend and wonderful start to the new week.

Dishwasher Up Do

Hi Everyone,
Hope your week is going great. 
I wanted to show you my simple dishwasher up do.

Just a plain Jane dishwasher in white.  Nothing too special about it.  She needed a little bling!

 I had these old vintage frames and this count your blessings stenciled piece of wood.  Terry with his trusty tools mounted all of these pieces to a piece of plywood and then attached it to the dishwasher.  I did the happy dance when I saw they would all fit together.

Gives the dishwasher a little face lift.  Not so plain Jane anymore.

I was on a roll and decided to spruce up the ugly back door that leads to the garage.  It is a required fire door so it is heavy and ugly and cannot be replaced with something prettier.  It needed something done to it too.

I painted the door a light gray and then had Terry cut down this old Cottage Nest door that I had out in my old garden.  It was so worn and weathered but we were able to salvage some of the door.
We framed it with an old vintage frame and hung it on the painted gray door.

I have had this old painted door for many years.  Love the soft gray and blue tones that have weathered on this door through the years.  It made me sad that this piece was being stored in the basement.  It was a happy day to bring her out of the basement and into my decor.   It gave this ugly door some personality.

While I was on a roll!!! I decided to antique the cabinet fronts like I did to the refrigerator and pantry door.  Just a subtle touch of french antique gray.  Just gives the cabinets a little dimension.

Well it was a busy week for me in the kitchen.  Amazing what you can do with just a little paint and some old vintage salvage pieces.
Have a great rest of the week and wonderful week end.

Monday's Social 

Ahhhhh The Escape Weekend

Hi Everyone.
Happy New Week.

Terry and I ESCAPED this past weekend for a get away in Michigan.  It was so fabulous.

We have not been away in such a long time so this was really fun and sooo relaxing.  For the first time when away I did not feel like I wanted to come home.  I am not sure about you but when I go away I have a great time but I love to come back home to my nest.  This time I wanted to stay on my fun get away.

I will show you some of the places we went.  I promise I will not bore you with a lot of pictures.
Just was a nice escape and I found a beautiful treasure to show at the end of this post.  Highlight of the trip besides hanging out with my sweet guy all week end.

We rented a little get away cottage and this is the entrance to the motor lodge where you go to pick up the keys.  So fun and cute.  The owners of the cottages also own this motor lodge.  It is so cute and not like any motor lodge I can remember.

Each room is so cute.
We drove out to the Cottage we rented.  This was the entry from the parking lot to the cottage.

The trees are still pretty green but some of the leaves were beginning to change color.

There are three cottages on the property.  We stayed in the blue cottage.

Sweet deck off the back of the cottage with a hot tub.  It was so nice to have a glass of wine under the stars in the hot tub at night.
Very peaceful and secluded.

This was one of the shops in the cute town of Holland Michigan that we visited.

Beautiful antiques, vintage treasures, crafts and lots of re loved pieces in this shop.  Something for everyone.

We visited this Apple Orchard and Winery.  That area in Michigan if stock full of wineries.  This one was fabulous.
Lots of different wines, ciders and delish food.  The cider donuts were amazing.  Melt in your mouth.

We found time to visit this special place.  The Found Cottage is owned by Liz Marie from Liz Marie Blog.  Liz was there the day we went and was so cute and fun to hang with at her shop.  Of course her and I spent a long time talking and I forgot to take a pic of us together.  If you live near the southwestern part of Michigan you must go and visit her shop.

Her entry way was beautiful with all the cinderella pumpkins and mums.  Just so inviting.
Liz has tons of treasures in her shop.  Just room after room of fun stuff.

Look at those cute Michigan Love Pillows!  Too adorable.

Liz has a great variety of new and vintage finds.  There is something for everyone.

My found treasure.  Old chippy double window with lots of architectural detail to it.  Glass still in the windows.  Little shelf on the bottom of the window.  Oh I cannot wait to decorate this one for the holidays.  White Chippy Goodness!

Sorry but a very cloudy rain filled day to take a good picture.  Just take my word for it.  It is sweet, chippy and so full of history and character.  So happy to have this piece of history in my home.
Have a great new week ahead.