A few random thoughts along with some patriotic and vintage home decor inspirations to share with you on this Memorial Day weekend.
This week really got away from me, after returning to Vermont from a couple of weeks of getting Summer-Ready in Coastal Maine.
But I do have some neat news to share,
I’m delighted to have been chosen as one of MacKenzie-Childs’ home decor ambassadors for 2023.
I know many of you are very familiar with MacKenzie-Childs and may even collect some of their traditional pieces like their Courtley Check.
But, if you’re not a native to MacKenzie-Childs, you’ll definitely want to check them out. I’m really looking forward to sharing much more about them very soon!
So all this week, my time was really dedicated to styling and decorating our outdoor spaces with their newest collections. All coming to the blog shortly!
Here’s a sneak peek!
And do you remember these vintage goblets that I found at The Best Vintage Market?
I came home to fully dried flowers in the vintage student plant press that I found a few weeks ago while out “Thrifting with the Gals“. See more about this old plant press in the post, 38 Antique Flower Arrangements & One Vintage Student Plant Press.
But I haven’t done anything with them just yet. They are cute, but the flowers I chose to press are a little too thick to frame or display, unfortunately.
The process of pressing flowers is still a bit new to me.
Currently, I’m trying my hand at pressing some lilacs that I’m looking forward to making bookmarks with.
Also coming to the blog in short order.
You may also enjoy Memorial Day weekend finds in the post, Baby Adidas, Petite Cobbler Rack, & Watercolor Ski Drawings.
The Vintage Soul
My vintage booth down at The Vintage Soul in town is all ready for the Memorial Day weekend!
Manchester, Vermont is a popular stop for the Appalachian trail hikers to rest and restock. Here are a couple of hikers stopping in at the shop while I was there restocking my window booth.
SEE MORE IN THE POSTS
- How to Start a Vintage Booth Business
- Vintage Booth Winter Window Display
- Let’s Make a Homespun Vintage Booth Wall Display
And you know what?
A local hotel stopped in and bought a couple of my old DIY suitcases for a photo shoot they were planning.
The suitcases were part of one of my first DIY blog posts that I ever shared here, How to Repurpose a Vintage Suitcase for Your Home Decor.
I’m looking forward to some great tag sales this weekend too, how about you?
Sun and Rain
The week here started out a bit cold and rainy.
And the dandelions were in full swing.
You may also enjoy Mother Nature And An Antique Millinery Hat Mold post.
We are still seeing overnight temperatures in the 30s.
Can you believe that?
During a recent cold snap, we lost a tomato plant, just like that overnight. It was covered too!
Memorial Day weekend is usually the time we are safe from overnight frost and we can start planting our flowers. So fingers crossed.
As now the sun is out and the forecast looks promising for this Memorial Day weekend.
Vintage Bathroom Accessories
Do you remember these vintage framed embroideries that I picked up when I was back in Maine from The American Workshop in Kennebunk for just $5 each?
They now look super cute in our guest bathroom. With their pastel colors, handmade stitching, and antique gold frames. I just adore them.
Inspired by Liz Marie over at Liz Marie Blog, I found this vintage wooden towel holder over on Etsy and added a few thrifted bathroom linens.
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SHOP SIMILAR VINTAGE TOWEL RACKS
Breakfast Nook Table with Random Thrifted Finds
And our breakfast nook table caught my eye with all these random thrifted finds from a week in Maine,
even with a centerpiece filled with passing lilacs…
Patriotic Vintage Decor
I’ve collected old flags over the years and enjoy using them in our Patriotic summer home decor.
Here I strung one tattered flag through the vintage wooden skis that I have mounted on our porch.
You may enjoy these fabulous 11+ Patriotic home decorating ideas too!
And here is an old flag strung through a grapevine peace wreath, also on the porch.
Now I’m off to plant a variety of sunflowers along our split rail fence that we put in last autumn.
I believe the sunflowers will look amazing around the fence come this fall.
Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
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 also to 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.