my summer blogcation

So I took an impromptu blogcation last week.  It was bliss.  Not that I don’t love you and all but I have to admit it was nice to disconnect from the world weird web.  My social media was limited to instagram.  In case you missed it, we got some R&R in on the beach.

4th of july beach

Took a delightful stroll through an enchanting farm.

4th of july chick

4th of july piggy

And took time to adore the hydrangeas that Cape May is known for in summertime.

4th of july hydrangeas

Plus we caught the most fabulous sunset I have ever seen followed by fireworks!

4th of july sunset

But don’t worry it wasn’t all fun in the sun last week.  We did a lot of, yawn, home organization along with some other projects for the love of vintage.

Like this oh-so-traditional turned leg table which is now a pop of color redone in Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint Flow Blue.

flow blue turned leg spindle table

flow blue turned leg spindle table

Here’s the before.  Traditional oak which you know I don’t hate simply because of that wood grain but using milk paint as a stain keeps that grain grinning and wakes us all up a bit.

turned leg table before

Isn’t the Ironstone basin & pitcher sweet too?

flow blue turned leg spindle table

But seriously those brass claw feet. Love. Love. Love.

flow blue turned leg spindle table

And those legs.

flow blue turned leg spindle table

In other news, The West End Garage in Cape May is hopping and apparently South Jersey magazine has taken note because we were vote “Best Eclectic Market” at the Shore!

Annnnd Circa Dee is now offering a collection of vintage clothes at the Garage.  I have been hoarding some really fun vintage summer dresses and crazy prints that you never knew you needed to complete your down the shore vacation.

vintage clothes

For those of you out of the region, that’s what we say.  “Down the Shore”

How was your 4th? And 5th and 6th and 7th?  Did you take a break?  Did you go down the shore?

earth day

Happy Earth Day!

I’ve been in major buying mode lately.  Here’s some vintage eye candy for ya.

Green royal typewriter complete with case.

Huge ironstone basin & pitcher.

Sweet old suitcase with leather handle and brass hardware.

A stack of 50-year-old children’s books mostly by Dr. Seuss.

Picnic basket plus a linen table cloth that would make the perfect picnic blanket.

There are the vintage treasure highlights for you!  ‘Til next time…