French Market Friday

Hi Everyone.

I took a break from taking care of my grandgirls, helping my mom out and doing things at the new house to have a "mental health" day with a good friend.

We hopped in my car and drove down to Tipton Indiana to the French Market they have there in the summer.  It took us about 2 hours to drive there and the time flew with all the catching up we did talking in the car.

Horton's is a hardware home and garden store like no other.  It is as cute as can be.  It has your typical hardware and garden things but it also has lots of crafty junk and special one of a kind pieces.

This is their sweet window display.  Lots of fun things in this home and garden store.

Loved the sweet vintage bike all decked out in the window of the store.

Fun beautiful pieces greet you as you enter in the store.

My heart was beating just a little faster when I saw this chippy vintage garden tub.  Oh I would have scooped that up quickly but it was not for sale.  :( Sigh....

Love the chippy sweet legs on this old tub and Don't you love the whimsy of that large fork!

Outside the store was the French Market .  Lots of cool venders.  Love this garden shed.  Horton's has lots of outdoor displays like this to sell their garden plants.  Just so fun to shop there for garden plants and flowers.

Don't you love the coffee tables made of round recycled wood and garden tubs.

Sweet vintage pieces in so many booths.

Lots and lots of vintage, lace, antiques and chippy's.  Something for everyone.

One of the vendors is Tinkerhouse Trading Company.  I just recently found her beautiful blog.  She creates the sweetest items and will be launching a store front on her blog very soon.
If you have not visited this lovely blog here is the link.  You will enjoy swooning through her posts.

Here are a few of the things in the Tinkerhouse booth.

Her displays are gorgeous.  Love her bedding.

This is how she tied off the curtains to the bed.  Lots of ribbon, cut out flowers and ferns.  Just was so pretty.
The highlight of the day was meeting up with Susie from She Junks.  Susie is as sweet as can be.    It was a lot of fun to meet Susie in person.  I am hoping I can coax her Chicago way someday so we can spend more time together.  She was shopping with her sweet daughter.

Hope you do not mind Susie I took the pic of us from your post.  Mine on my camera phone disappeared.  Not sure what happened there!!  I am sure it was the 90 degrees and humidity!  My pics must have melted away.

It was a fun day and a great market.

Have a great weekend.

PS:  Garage permit was released today and the contractor is starting the garage next week. Yeah!!!!! The plumber is almost done in the basement so we are under construction finally!!!!!
Hopefully we will be moving in about a month if all the work goes as planned.

Kitchen Table

Hi Everyone.

Hope your 4th was great and safe.  We had a great day just hanging out as a family with some bbq and swimming.  Low Key Day!  Loved it.

I was minding my own business one day in a Tuesday Morning store and came across this lovely little bistro table with lots of character.  It was a dark wood no worries I had some white paint and it spilled all over it!

I loved the chippy detail to this sweet little table for my VERY little cottage eating space!  Those parson chairs are bare right now.    I cannot wait to show you the new slipcovers I am having made for these chairs.  I think you will be surprised to see what fabrics I chose for these sweet chairs.  Hopefully those will be arriving soon to show you.
In the meantime the kitchen and eating area are coming together.  Counter tops are in and new sink is in.  

The plumber working on the laundry room and bathroom in the basement needs to put a hole in this kitchen wall so I will wait to paint this wall.  I thought about the darker wallpaper for this wall but it was too much of a commitment!!! soooo I will just paint it when the plumber is done.

I think my chippy white decor from my last kitchen will be fun to incorporate into this kitchen.

Have a great rest of the week.


Hi Everyone.

Happy 4th!   We are plugging away on the new house.  We actually got the permit for the basement renovation on Friday so this week on Wednesday the plumber will be coming to begin the plumbing for the new bathroom and laundry room in the basement.  

So excited that the basement will be started this week.

The garage build permit is still being held hostage! Sigh!

I wanted to show you some wallpaper samples.

Yep! I know you think wallpaper went out in the 90's but it is slowly coming back into decor again.

At least it will be coming back into my decor.

This house has a real cottage vibe and I want to add that into my decor.  

Miss neutral will be adding some color to Junk Chic Cottage III!!!!

My new sectional was delivered for the living room this week.  The color is a light gray with white running through the material.  I looked for a long time to find a reclining sectional that looked cottage.  Most  reclining sectionals are big and bulky.  This one had simple lines and nice soft fabric.

After this was delivered the light gray walls and the white cornices and white sheers seemed to plain.

Too much neutral all in one space.

I thought the answer would be new drapes with a pattern and color instead of the white sheers.

 I searched for a long time for the perfect drapes to add some texture and color to this room.  No luck with ready made curtains or even finding fabric to make curtains.


I could not sleep one night and at 3am I thought hey, maybe I can just find wallpaper to bring in some interest and color to this very neutral room!

Sometimes my best ideas come in the wee hours of the morning!!

Sample one has a pretty yellow background and light gray and white for the print.  It has a great cottage feel and would bring in some pretty yellow to my grays and whites in this room.

I think I could find some pretty throw pillows to add to the sectional to enhance this paper too.

Sample two is the darker gray with the pretty white and yellow flowers.  This is a bold statement paper and would really pop on the one wall.  
The dark gray background and the yellow and white flowers would give some drama to the wall for sure.

You will have to wait to see which one I picked to put up on the one wall.   

  Is it the darker for a bold and dramatic feel or is it the yellow pattern for a cheerful cottage feel ?

There is still a lot to come in this room with the wallpaper choice on the one wall and then unpacking my chippy white decor pieces  and furniture pieces to add to this room.

I will add some pretty end tables that I rescued and painted.

I  look forward to  the day I can have the rooms all done and a final reveal of each room to show you.

It is fun to be adding some color while staying true to my neutral love and my chippy whites.

Stay with me.  I promise to have full reveals in the coming month.

Have a great rest of the week.