Michigan Birthday Escape and Cute Vintage Treasure Finds


Last week Terry and I ventured too Michigan for my birthday.  We stayed in a cute little cottage by the lake.
On this trip I visited some of my fave little shops in the cute towns along 
Lake Michigan.  
In one shop this sweet little casserole silver holder was just sitting there all lonely and calling out to me!

I added it to the silver tray I have on my kitchen counter along with a sweet little French clock I also found in that shop.

I think the clock and silver casserole holder added for a cute vignette.

I also found this cute little white chippy drawer.  
Again just sitting there and needing to come home with me.  
I was not sure what I would do with it then but when I got it home I found the perfect spot for it.

Yep!  fit perfectly under my old vintage window on the kitchen wall.

I will have fun switching things in and out of this sweet drawer box.

I also came upon this sweet unfinished vintage dresser.  Stay tuned to see what I have done with this piece.  
Terry is finishing up some shiplap on one of my living room walls and then I will show you how that and this dresser all came together.

Have a great week.
We are still in a tug of war with cold spring temps and summer days.

A couple of days in the 40's and then 80's for a few days.  



  1. Kris, what a great way to spend your birthday. I hope you had a great time away with Terry. Happy belated birthday.
    I love the pretty vignette in the kitchen and the cute drawer you decorated with white flowers. I can't wait to see how you decorated the living room.
    Have a nice week Kris.

  2. Happy birthday, Kris! You found some pretty treasures in Michigan. Can't wait to see what you did with the dresser and where you put it.

  3. KRIS! Happy birthday my dear friend! OK, that dresser.....I hope you leave the wood because that pickled look is so beautiful! But I'm sure you are going to make it sparkle no matter how you use it! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Michigan! Well my friend, we are on the same journey in age....let's make this GREAT!

  4. It sounds like the perfect birthday to me! I love all your treasures, that clock caught my eye right away and the dresser is beautiful. I think I would've grabbed one of those pitchers, too. I have an pitcher problem...haha! Can't wait to see it all come together! Enjoy the week and here's to warm weather! xo

  5. So glad you had a getaway for your birthday! Love all of your new finds. Could you tell me more about your tiles you used for background? AM needing something for my ceiling in my new pantry I am building and I think those would work. Have a great day Judy clark!

  6. You found some great treasures on your birthday trip!!!!! The little drawer is so cute and has just the right patina. Can't wait to see how you transformed the dresser.

  7. Happy Birthday and what a wonderful birthday trip!! I love the clock! I cannot wait to see the dresser. :-)
    Love, Carla

  8. Happy Birthday Kris! It sounds like you had a lovely getaway & celebration. Your little drawer is just adorable under your window - you always have the most unique ideas. Can't wait to see your new ship lap and also what you do with your new dresser. Have a fantastic week. Jane

  9. I love that you had such a nice getaway and found some treasures. I can't wait to see what you do with that small dresser/chest. It will look great with the new shiplap on the wall. Have a great week. Just so you know---8 month until Christmas! lol. xo xo xoDiana

  10. Kris, your birthday getaway sounds so perfect. Your finds are fabulous…the chippy drawer and the silver casserole holder. They both look fabulous the way you styled them. I will look forward to seeing the dresser. Have a wonderful week, my friend!

  11. That clock is the prettiest thing ever, and looks perfect in your vignette! Glad you enjoyed your birthday trip and found such great treasures. I like the drawer/box also and the way you filled it. Have a grand week, Kris. xxoo

  12. Love all your treasures. Heading to MI next week how to I find all these great stores?

  13. Cheers to another Happy Birthday....glad it was what sounds like "perfect". :0) ...Love the new treasures and where they landed in your pretty home. Hope you have another blessed and happy trip around the Sun and many more! Its so fun shopping and exploring other areas beyond our own usual(s). Cheers!

  14. Great finds! Happy belated birthday - what a fun way to celebrate!!

  15. Kris, So nice to see your new treasures. Love the clock. I miss my tool man Teddy. Hug your fellow for me. I can not wait to see the new wall decor and your dresser. Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

  16. Wow you had a great trip and found such great pieces! Love the empty serving tray and i can't wait tosee this table!

  17. It's all charming and beautiful, Kris. My favorite, though, is the silver vignette with the clock. Oooh! Just love it! Hugs.

  18. It's funny how things say "take me home!" while we're shopping! Great finds! That drawer looks perfect under the window! Happy belated birthday! Sounds like a great little getaway!

  19. How much fun! You can style the drawer so many different ways for all the seasons and holidays!