If you embrace all things thrifty, chippy, and vintage in home decor, join me here today, and let’s talk a little about this and that!

Hi friends, right now the snow is really coming down outside, with about 12″ predicted throughout the day. The plow just drove by for like the 4th time this morning and Ella is by my side curled up. So I thought I would share a little of “this and that” with you from my week that was an epic fail in spring decorating.

As you see, I didn’t get much blogging done for you this week.

And to add insult to injury most of my friends seem to be down south this week basking in the sun and sailboats…

Spring Mantel

I created a spring mantel that I was so excited to share with you here, but honestly, I just don’t love how it turned out.

I like it in person, but not in the photos. So I’m keeping it a secret from you, at least for now. Ha, ha.

I created it with birds and a few branches inspired by my friend KariAnne over at Thistlewood Farms. You can see her Mantel Full of Joy here. Isn’t this just the cutest with turquoise branches and colorful birds?

Bird and Branch Spring Mantel

Green in Home Decor

I started the week out though totally inspired, sharing these 12+ Marvelous Ways to Decorate with Green in Home Decor.

12+ Marvelous Ways to Decorate with Green in Home Decor

Green Champagne Flutes

And I ordered these amazing green flutes that I found on Etsy. I was so excited to put together a spring table for you this week, but they have still yet to arrive…

Hopefully this week, fingers crossed!

12 Mismatched Champagne flutes


Thrifting with the Gals

To lift my spirits, I headed out later in the week to my favorite antique shop in Vermont, Stone House Antique Center to do a little “Thrifting with the Gals“.

Where I found this vintage blue and white quilt for $100.

Now, this lifted my spirits!

Blue and White Quilt

And it looks so beautiful on our white sunroom sectional next to the blue skies, mountains, and today’s falling snow.

I think it will make its way to the front porch later this spring or summer, paired with some new wicker green furniture I have planned.

Blue and White Decor


Top 4 Thrifting Goals

Earlier this year, I shared my four top thrifting goals for 2022 with you. One of them was to find my own consignment booth where I could style and sell collections.

I hope to firm this all up soon and share it with you here next week. If it all comes together, it is going to be so much fun and a great learning experience, too!

Stay tuned…

Oh, and I also finished my first thrifting vision board.

Vermont Vision Board
Vermont Thrifting Vision Board

Hmmm, I suppose I really did get a lot more accomplished this week than I thought I did.

Burning Brush Fire

On another note…

Here in Vermont, you don’t need a permit to burn a fire as long as there is snow on the ground.

So, while I was out “Thrifting with the Gals“, my husband Steve was busy burning all the old evergreens and brush from our sinful pile out front.

Glad to say goodbye to this!

Brush Fire

So that was it for me this week, friends. I hope to have lots more for you next week.

Now we’re going to enjoy the rest of our snow day cooking, watching Netflix, and getting cozy!

Hope you have the nicest weekend!

Red House

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Vermont.

Be sure to also check out our Home in Coastal Maine, where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.

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Blue and White Home Decor

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  1. I love that blue and white quilt you found, Ann! That blue is stunning and sure stands out!

    1. Thank you so much Karla, the color is so beautiful isn’t it💙💙

  2. The blue and white quilt in front of that window is so pretty!

    1. I’m so glad you like it Margaret💙💙

  3. Kathy Munday says:

    Oh wow!!! Get that booth going!!’ We will travel from Cape Cod JUST to see all your treasures!!!!!! ❤️❤️

  4. You had a pretty good week Ann in my books! Those green flutes and that blue quilt are gorgeous! Best wishes for your antique booth – we have had a booth for the last five years and it’s a big part of what we do each week. You’ll do great at it with all the amazing finds you come across! 😊