Shabby and Vintagelicious

Previously, I presented some great places where I have been antiquing and finding some great things

for great prices . . . always shopping on a budget.

Today, I have more eye candy for you. Great things on a budget.

Rust and Feathers/Ekster-Housepitality Designs

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Shabby/Industrial Chic on the Porch

It’s another treasure presented today from my antiquing field trip.

You may have seen a sneak peek of this unique sort of piece.

I loved it and I knew that my hubby would love it too . . . and he did.

Not sure about how unusual it is; however, I have never seen an item like this with multiple uses.

Vintage ladder and hand truck-Housepitality Designs

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A Pretty French Print

I unpacked my treasures from our antiquing field trip to Pennsylvania this week . . .

and right away I knew where I wanted to hang a vintage French print that I purchased.

This print was tucked away in a corner and with a price tag of $12.00 and an additional 20% off.

So needless to say, it needed to come home with me.

Vintage French Print/Ironstone-Housepitality Designs

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A Great Day of Antiquing

Well, most of you know that I love a great field trip.

I love to travel and I have no problems with driving hours to get to a great place

to antique. And so does my field trip partner.

So off we went this week, traveling to one of our favorite places . . .

The Antique Marketplace in Lemoyne, PA.

Antique Marketplace Lemoyne-Housepitality Designs

Now I know some people like to keep their favorite spots a bit of a secret, but me being me,

love to share so that others can experience a great place to find things.

It is fabulous as soon as you go through their doors.

Ladder/hand truck-Housepitality Designs

I spotted this cutie as soon as we walked in . . .

It is a combination of a step ladder and hand truck.

Antique Cradle/Demijohn-Housepitality Designs

This green demijohn was huge . . . it was a great price to start with and an additional 15% off . . .

So what did I do . . . I passed it up. Why do I do that?

Antique purchases from Lemoyne, PA-Housepitalty Designs

So here are SOME of our purchases for the day.

I cannot wait till June/July as this marketplace is expanding and adding another 100 vendors!!

The next day I paid a visit to Rust and Feathers with my friend and field trip partner.

With two purposes . . . she was filling her booth with new goodies and I was shopping.

Rust and Feathers-Housepitality Designs

When I turned the corner, I saw this fabulous piece in Mary Alice’s booth . . .

Wish I had a spot for it!

Rust and Feathers/Chateau Chic-Housepitality Designs

Isn’t this a super cute collection? . . . Love that red farm table!

Rust and Feathers/Chateau Chic-Housepitality Designs

Rust and Feathers/Chateau Chic-Housepitality Designs

I have been on the lookout for more vintage garden items . . .

Rust and Feathers/Chateau Chic-Housepitality Designs

Rust and Feathers/Chateau Chic-Housepitality Designs

I kept walking around saying, “now where can I put this, and where can I put that?”

Rust and Feathers/Chateau Chic-Housepitality Designs

Now that rusty, crusty typewriter stand would be great for a plant stand, or when painted a cute color,

great in a kitchen . . . or my laundry room . . . hmmmmm.

Rust and Feathers/Chateau Chic-Housepitality Designs

I have more to share on this wonderful place. . . and there is a “new person in town” in this

antique shop . . . I was wowed when I saw some of the beautiful things that the new vendor was

bringing in and got to take a great peek of her setting up. Can’t wait to come back and see it

all done.

Had a great time and looking forward to the next!

Do you travel great lengths to shop at your favorite places with ones who love to do the same?

Have a great weekend !!

More Peeks of the Guest Room Makeover

I have been searching for one more pillow to add to the bed.

I ordered one from Pottery Barn; however, the shade of green was not the right one.

In the meantime, I found a pillow that I had on hand and it seems to work well

with the new bedding.

I am still on the hunt for the perfect one though.

Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

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Enhancing the Great Room with More Spring

Well, that did not last long . . .

I knew Peter and his friends would be a bit antsy staying in one place and they have moved on

to another area in which you will see soon. In the meantime, since the table looked a bit

empty after their departure, I created another Spring vignette.

Spring enhancements to the room are happening every day.

Spring Vignette-Housepitalty Designs

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How to Bring the Outdoors In

Our home is very open to views to the outdoors.

There are french doors in almost every room of the house with views to the back yard . . .

and the golf course beyond.

So the outdoors is a integral part of our home and I love bringing the outdoors in.

Whether it be with many plants or garden elements.

Great Room Spring Decor-Housepitality Designs

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How To Dress Up A Slipcover

A little while a ago Decor Steals’ Steal of the Day was a chair seat slipcover.

It was love at first sight, purchased it right away,

and I knew exactly then what I wanted to do with it.

I placed it on the chair; however, me being me, decided to embellish it a bit.

I looked to see what I had on hand and came up with a wired ribbon in a cheetah pattern.

Chair Slipcover-Housepitality Designs

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Thinking of Spring Past and Present

As soon as the temperatures started to climb,

I started thinking about what I wanted to plant . . . of the garden centers I want to visit.

With all of this crazy weather of snow one day and warm temperatures a couple days later,

one cannot think of the days of Spring to come.

The very first thing I do when there are no more threats of frost,

I head to the garden center and buy 12 hanging ferns, eight for the back veranda and

two for the front porch and two for the upper back porch. Its says, Spring has come to the South!!

Veranda-Housepitality Designs

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Ikea Hack Ritva Drapes

Ikea Ritva drapes hang in the guest room flanking the french doors.

I love the texture of the Ikea Ritva drape. Mine are white and they needed a little punch of color.

Well, if you call black and white a punch of color! :)

I purchased some fabric from the On-Line Fabric Store and had my friend Linda add the fabric

as trim.

Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

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