DETAILS, Details, details.

Good day to all, and welcome to my blog. Summer is surely about us and I hope that all of you have welcomed it with open arms. I am loving the beautiful fragrance as I work about in my little garden.

Outside entrance to my little nest.

Outside entrance to my little nest.

I have been doing some junk’n the last little while and have found some great finds. My favorite little shop “Lost and Found” is over flowing with great items. I was truly in my element the other day as I visited. As I walked through the shop I could see items that many of you would love to have in your home, and I was wishing that I could shop with each one of you here.  But since I cant I’ll share what I found. All’s I can say is it’s a good thing that I have a small budget and don’t own a truck! lol

Antique Church Candle Holder.

Antique Church Candle Holder.

One of the first things that I noticed at the shop was two beautiful antique brass church altar candle holders. I was in love. This little shop rents out some of their items for different advents during the summer. These candle sticks were part of the rentals. I was able to talk the proprietor into selling one of them now, but I have to wait for the other one this fall. But I am in love so I will wait.  You don’t see many things like this in Utah so I can’t be choosy.  It’s part of my French Nordic fetish.

Old Chippy Window

Old Chippy Window

In front of the shop was a huge pile of old shutters, glass pane windows, and doors in all sizes. Yes, it’s a good thing that I don’t have a truck. lol  I took this great chippy window home with me. Not one broken pane. I just love all of the great chippiness going on.

I think that down the road I will line it with lace and paint some lovely roses on the panes. But for now, I will just look at it for inspiration.

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Isn’t it interesting that when you bring home a item how the domino effect starts? Down came the lace curtain and up went the window and two table runners, plus much more moving around and designing new vignettes.

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Old chippy shutter

Old chippy shutter

I bought two large white shutters, I hung one in the sitting area . .

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. . . and one for a back drop in my kitchen.

I have several other finds and I will share those with you at another time.

I have been doing a little more stenciling, I’m getting much better at it.

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I made this sweet Cottage sign out of a piece of wood from a pallet. I wanted to incorporate just a little more color in my home so I painted it a lovely green, then stenciled Cottage on it and added some fabric roses with mod podge. I think it gives the window some lovely color.

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I even added some roses to my French bakery sign. I think that little details really add a lot to a vignette.

Added details to some chippy stools.

Added details to some chippy stools.

I kind of went a little crazy as I added some stencils to my chippy stools.

DETAILS, Details, details.

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Added details.

Added details.

I just had to try some stenciling on fabric and it works amazingly well.

Thank you all for visiting, and I want to thank you for your comments and your blogging friendship.

xoxo, Jo

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Show and Share @ Coastal Charm

Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill


The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques


What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure


Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Christmas Creations


Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique

Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk


Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice

Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies

28 thoughts on “DETAILS, Details, details.

  1. Love all the new details that you have completed! That candle holder is a real find, and the cottage sign is perfect! I would love to try the fabric stenciling; yours looks very professional. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the inspiration!


  2. Your home is just so sweet, dear Jo. I absolutely love every little detail and the care you put into your decorating shines through. Everything is simply perfect and so inviting. Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend! Hugs!


  3. You have been busy Jo and I love your new finds! I have a stash of old chippy windows that I pull out now and then. Don’t have a lot of wall space in this open home to hang as much as I’d like. The decoupaged roses are fabulous and I love the cottage sign!


    • Thanks so much sweet friend. I have had a ball with many of my finds. My mom ask me the other day what I was going to do with them and I said “I’m not sure yet”. Sometimes I just have to look at them for a while then inspiration hits. Have a lovely Sabbath day. Hugs, Jo


  4. You have been busy, Jo! Great finds, and yes, one new piece can cause an entire room transformation, but that’s why we do it, right?!?! Enjoy your week! Cindy


  5. OMGosh I tried to leave a comment before and came to see if you had posted and Nope no comment!!!! Anyhow I loved this post and your first photo just makes my heart sing. love your cottage sign the garland the pillows … Well everything!


  6. Wow, Jo, you are such a busy bee! I love the shutters, I have a few of those here at home, and they add instant character, don’t they? You have a beautiful knack for making your home your won haven. Love it!


  7. I’m in love with that gorgeous candle holder, what a treat it will be when you have both of them. Love your pretty stenciled sign and vintage inspiration! Thank you for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.


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