August 20, 2015

I'm Back!

As I always seem to start my posts saying …"It's been awhile" … well it has once again! :)

I've begun working on this blog of mine again recently (I'm still on the fence if I like my banner or not…) but my plan is to start to post more regularly (as my schedule allows). I have also started an Instagram (link on the right side bar) of which is way less time consuming compared to typing up a blog post, but my plan is to start sharing more of my home and anything else I feel worthy of sharing on both! 

When we were first planning our move out to Washington three years ago, I ran into some antique shops while we were here for a few days and I saw this old potting bench, but I couldn't buy it at the time because we didn't even have a home yet! I was so happy when we did move out here that it was still for sale almost a month later!

Until I can find the perfect antique cabinet to store all of my antique ironstone in (and there's ALOT) this works! I am forever changing what is on it … it just never feels right! And please ignore the ugly carpeting … Just envision dark hard wood, wide planked floors like I do! :)

We live in a rental house right now as we didn't have much time to find a place due to my husband deploying just two days after we moved out here! Soon we hope to find that perfect house of our dreams … I cannot wait!!!

 We are still undecided if we want to stay out here, or go back to Minnesota where we are from and have family there, or really throw caution to the wind and move out East! We have never been out East, not even once, but I am so pulled in that direction due to the fact that is where all the most beautiful old farmhouses are and honestly, I have seen enough through other blogs, that is where the best flea markets/antique shops are too!

The above English silver cutlery I found on Etsy this summer, they still need to be polished, but they will be our new holiday flatware for years to come! I actually think I may be listing some other sets I have in my Etsy shop soon, as I don't have a need for so many …

Last Mother's day I was given the choice of what I wanted to do for the day, and well that was a no-brainer, off to my favorite antique shops we went!

 The shop I found these antique linen napkins at, their credit card machine was down and we sadly didn't have any cash on us (They were only $3 too!) I was so bummed that the only thing I found ... and for so cheap, I wasn't going to be able to buy! Then the sweet lady behind the counter said, "They're yours! It's Mother's day! Enjoy!" I was so surprised but so so happy! Sometime's it's the little things that bring you the most joy I guess :))

It has been an extremely hot, record breaking summer here in Washington - No it doesn't always rain like Washington is stereotyped for :) July was even the hottest ever on record! But I am starting to get Fall inspired with all the Autumn pictures I'm seeing on Pinterest lately that I have started putting just a few things out here and there.

I also just received these putka pods from the Etsy shop
and they are just so adorable for Autumn decor and the price cannot be beat for the quantity you receive!

Until next time! 


  1. Hi Shannon I am so excited to see that you are blogging again!!! There just aren't many blogs that have the style that you and I both seem to love so much so I am so excited to have some new inspiration to look forward to. And yes I highly recommend moving East, it's the best! We have tons of farmhouses, antiques and four seasons! I love your flatware and your potting bench! All my best ~ Megan

    1. Hi Megan - Our styles seem to be very similar! I know exactly what you are saying, I can honestly say that whenever you have a new blog post up it makes my day and gives me new inspiration! You though are lucky to have the beautiful backdrop of your farmhouse in all of your pictures, I (for now) have to angle my camera as much as I can because of my current surroundings (i.e. carpeting!) here where we rent! Lol But we are narrowing down the states that are in the running for us on the East coast, and so far are considering NH, CT and PA. We cannot wait to find our own farmhouse to renovate and restore! Thanks again for your kind words and take care - Shannon