Fall decorates for us

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Do I decorate for fall? I’m always torn…should I or should I not? Why do I struggle with something so, silly? Well I feel that autumn decorates for us, I don’t really have the urge to prepare my home for fall, not like I do for Christmas.  I am so in awe of the show […]

Hello October

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Life has a way of centering you, bringing you back down to earth and reminding you that moments, good and bad should never be taken for granted. I’m popping in now to simply wish you a happy October, my hope for all of us is an abundance of beauty and peace that this lovely month […]

How to disguise a thermostat wall ~ DIY

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For as long as I can remember I have disliked thermostat walls and any part of the home that is not “pretty”. It’s my goal to hide (at least visually) speakers, electrical cords any of the stuff you need but don’t like. This is our thermostat wall, isn’t it “pretty“? I enlisted the help of […]

When life throws you a curve ball…

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Actually when it throws you more than just ONE curve ball, try like 12 all at once, super fast and HARD. That title may give the impression that this is a game, I can assure you it is far from a game. Seven months ago I lost my Dad, my hero, a little girl’s first […]

Happy Hunting ~ Antique Alley

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I haven’t done one of these posts in what seems like forever, I love to scour little and big antique stores, they inspire me. The next place in this “happy hunting” series is in the city I live in… so it’s really just a hop skip and a jump for me to get to, unlike […]

An interview… how fun!

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I was approached by Terry’s Blinds to participate in an interview series that they are doing called, “Designer Insights”… I was happy to contribute my time to this, it was a lot of fun and I was thrilled to share what inspires me. You can read my whole interview here, sure hope you like it. […]

Summertime porch tour ~ antique headboard bench – new seat DIY

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A new seat for our antique headboard bench has been on my to-do list for a very long time, I’m a little embarrassed to say how long… 2 years, maybe even 3 years. Don’t get me wrong we sat on it, I took some extra cushions from our couch and put them on the bench, […]

Help me pick the next DIY project ~ vote!

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      Help me pick the next DIY project… vote for the one you want to see me finish! If you follow along on Facebook or Instagram you know that I have been struggling with how I should tackle the many projects I seem to have piling up around here, not sure exactly how […]

Play-date part 3: Bring nature into your home

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This is the final installment of my visit to Tin Barn Market. I am sad! But, I am also very happy that I was able to have this phenomenal opportunity! Thanks so much, Errin and Vicki, you have no idea how special this time was for me!  You two are not only creative mentors, you […]

Thoughts of gratitude…

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The willow on our property provides so much inspiration at all times of the day… sunset. Dusk… finding gratitude in the simplest things! You may also like: No related posts.

Playdate part 2: Think outside of the box…

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 Think outside of the box… or the container or the cloche, or whatever you are using for display purposes, think outside of it! There are so many awesome vintage things out there, so many ways to re-use those wonderful things from the past. Use them, maybe not how they were intended but re-use or love […]

Playdate part 1: Tin Barn Market

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I’ve been away from Tin Barn for a bit now… it’s a strange thing really how attached you can get to something that isn’t yours. Let me back up here, for those of you that follow along on my blog you know exactly who and what Tin Barn is, for you first timers you can […]

Gratitude

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There have been some deeply personal things happening in my life that are making me want to stay in bed with my head covered. Oh I’ll list a few, just for fun… husband nearly died in a 4-wheeler accident, laid off from my job, having to sell our beautiful 1854 Farmhouse and moving, loosing our […]

Vignette fun ~ Christmas tour 2013

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Hi there, Santa! I just loved this image and thanks to the generosity of, Karen AKA The Graphics Fariy and her free printables I was able to make this cute Santa Vignette, he is always watching so you better be good! You can find this awesome printable here, explore her web site, there is something […]

Easy Delicious Almond Brittle | Vin’yet Etc.

Easy Delicious Almond Brittle | Vin'yet Etc.

This is a Christmas tradition around our place… let me start by saying that I’m not, by any stretch of the imagination a home maker!  I am not a baking, cooking guru, not really my style… I do however have a couple of tricks up my sleeve to make it look like I rock the […]

All I want for Christmas ~ Giveaway!

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Dear Santa, For Christmas this year I would most love to see… what would you most love to see? How would you finish your letter to Santa!? Seriously, this time of year we could all use some extra moolah, couldn’t we?  Well here it is a world-wide giveaway, an opportunity for you to pocket this […]

Happy Hunting ~ Barnfull O’ Goodies

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For those who know me know I have a barn obsession (there I said it) AND I love goodies and yep, I collect, or hoard depending on who you ask. When I came across this local Facebook auction, it was a win, win and win some more kind of situation! Seeing as Barnfull is a […]

Homestead tour ~ Before | Vin’yet Etc.

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Well here they are,  in all their “glory”, the before pictures of the new – to us – house.  These photos are from the realtor’s site and I am happy to say that just after one month the house already looks different. I wanted to post a  starting point, to show how it looks before […]

What did you do this summer?

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Well hello there strangers!  For the few that have been waiting on a post from me, I apologize! Life happened and well,  things got a bit nutso up in here… buying and selling of a home concurrently is something I don’t recommend doing.  The good news? I didn’t have a nervous breakdown, that’s something, right? […]

Buzz off

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Industrial style desk ~ reveal 3/3

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How To build an Industrial style desk ~ or 2 To recap, we built our son Michael, 2 Industrial style desks for his birthday, he is going to OIART in September to study audio engineering and his saggy pressed board desk just wasn’t cutting it. We would have done a couple of things a little […]

$180 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

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Drum roll please… We have a winner of the $180.00 Amazon gift card giveaway!!! Entry # 6867 won the giveaway! Out of #15093 total entries! Thanks to all of the 15093 people that entered, unfortunately only one can win —-> Soha Molina, check your e-mail & congratulations from all of us!!! Home & Garden Tools […]

Weekend recap

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Happy Monday everyone! Is that really ever true, is Monday ever a happy day? I’ve decided to extend my wonderful weekend a little further to make my own Monday happier, if you’ll indulge me I’d like to recap this past 2 days with pictures and some reflection. After some lovely gifts and lots of love […]

Industrial style desk ~ reveal 2/3

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Welcome to part 2 of this 3 part series, the second industrial desk is built and I must say that we are all very happy with how it turned out! Our audio student had some design elements that he wanted incorporated into the second desk, I think we met all of his needs. This post […]

Project ~ Summer Kitchen

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What is a summer kitchen? Before moving into our 1854 farm house I had no idea what it was, I certainly would have never guessed that it was considered a luxury if a home had a summer kitchen. In reality all this wide open room had going for it was the fact that the cooking […]

DIY ~ Influenced by…

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There are so many influences and inspirations out there… this series will be dedicated to what makes me want to give it a go… add my own spin. ~ This “influenced by” is from Sow & Dipity, you can find her blog HERE. She’s a real sweetie, her name is Shelly… you should check out […]

Industrial style desk ~ reveal 1/3

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Happy Birthday Munk! Munker, is the nickname we gave to our baby boy Michael, “baby” is a relative term today because he’s 6′-4″ and not much of a baby any more! :’) Our “baby” just turned 23 on March 20th – I can’t even believe it! Time is a bitter sweet thing… As a young […]

DIY ~ influenced by…

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Since I’ve been blogging (a month and a bit), I’ve been extremely influenced by the creativity out there… inspired enough to do my own version of what they did, call it copying, doing a knock-off or I’ve even heard the term slagging… regardless, I felt inspired enough to get off my butt and try some […]

Tin Barn Market

Tin Barn Market | Vin'yet Etc.

“Create. Re-purpose. Re-invent. LOVE again.” This concept isn’t new, it isn’t something we haven’t heard before… so what makes this shop “blog-worthy”? The two very inspirational women that own this shop are what make this “blog-worthy”!!! Oh don’t get me wrong, the “market” is full of different, eclectic hand picked items that make any kindred […]

Confessions of a Newbie…

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It’s been one month exactly since I became a blogger! Happy anniversary to us! Over 3 1/2 months since I’ve felt this way… So why am I feeling so blah? Why the heck am I waking up in the middle of the night with self doubt! I have nothing to stress about, my family is […]

DIY clock

DIY clock | Vin'yet Etc.

My love of re-purposing and antiques, added to that a slight obsession with clocks, (alright “slight” may be an understatement) a full blown fixation is more like it! This DIY is gonna be awesome! A clock made out of an antique stovepipe collar…what? Yep, I’ve seen these pipe surrounds used many different ways. Some with […]

My Catch # 4

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Metropolis Living, my 4th and final stop on what I am touting as my dream day! In my last post I said I was saving the best until last… What I mean by that is, while all of the places were awesome & amazing, for me personally this place was the cherry on top of […]

Our first DIY

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Hi There… This is our very first DIY post and it’s kind of terrifying. SO many good blogs out there, how do we make this one our very own? Jump in both feet, be yourself… The only way we know how. This post is dedicated to a very good friend of ours, Dwight. He has […]

My Catch #3

Jaws Antiques

My 3rd stop of the day was just down the street, no moving of the car! Awesome!!! Jaws Antiques… Interesting name! I had read some reviews on this place and was excited to get some deals… The contrast from my last stop to this place was evident right away! It was packed with everything from […]

My Catch #2

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Driving into the heart of the city I had no idea what to expect. I’ve done city driving, I’m good to go, right? Well there is a lot of negativity out there ref Toronto driving, I must admit I was a little anxious… I am happy to report though that not one bad thing happened, […]

My Catch #1

The salvage-shop

Hey there, as some of you may know I had a pretty huge adventure on Saturday! While Bud was at the car show in Toronto (boring), I went hunting! And yes my eyes were WAY bigger than my budget (of course-I wanted everything) and even the amount of time in the day wasn’t enough! It’s […]

Happy Hunting!

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“Be vewy vewy quiet, I’m hunting wabbits”. Okay maybe not wabbits per say, but goodies… I’ll be cruzin’ vintage, antique and loveliness this coming weekend! This is my first hunting trip, I’ll be hitting up 8 stores in the Toronto area! My eyes may be way bigger than my pocket book, or my comfortable shoes […]

Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

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This is our first post, thought I would launch the site with a Valentine tribute to my Mr. Mans… June 17th, 1989, our wedding day… Keep in mind this was the 80’s and poofy was the style! Kissing my husband for the first time! Our first dance as husband and wife! xo Awwww, so young […]