Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Out With the Greens, In With Some Reds and Blues

Hey everyone!

I told you in a recent post that I was trying to warm things up a little in our home.  I am moving out some of the blue greens for awhile and bringing in little bits of red and blue.  Not much of the red and blue…just a smidge.  (am I the only one who thinks smidge is such a fun word to say?)

My favorite things right now to decorate with are natural woods, whites, metals, burlap, vintage linens, with some red and blue thrown in here and there. 

I think those are great elements going into fall and winter. Yes, I am very much thinking about fall.

A friend and I played around a little with my farm table yesterday with all of those thoughts above in mind.

I also just went on the Endless Yardsale with my son this weekend and picked up a couple of pretty cool things that I wanted to add to my living room.

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This old rusty little oven was one of my favorite finds on the HWY 127 yardsale.  (really not sure what it’s specific purpose was, but it had a thermostat and racks in it)


I also found a load of these old feed, soap,  and sugar sacks for .25 each. 

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I am on the hunt for quilts now.  My mom has given me several, but the one on top came from the yardsale.   Most of my other quilts are stacked up on an old cabinet in my bedroom.  Depends on the color as to which room they end up in.

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What fun it is to change things up a bit and bring in some different colors.  I do have lots of the blue green though so it will probably come back out in the spring and summer.  We’ll see.

Hey, don’t forget the GIVEAWAY that I am hosting for a friend of mine.  Be sure to check it out.

Have a great rest of your week.

Linking up over at the beautiful Faded Charm for her White Wednesday.


On Crooked Creek said...

Love the rusty old oven! I have NO clue what its original use might have been either, dear friend! What a great buy on your feedsacks for $.25 each!!! Most all my quilts are heirloom quilts from family members! While I see many when I'm out looking, I usually pass them up. Mine are stitched with love that surround my heartstrings! I've been adding bits of Fall hues throughout the dining / living area this week in an effort to bring a sense of coolness!It's working...as long as I stay in the AC! Ha! You, also, have a blessed week, dear one!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I like your new additions. Everything in your home looks so calm and inviting. I know that people love visiting you!!

Anne said...

Great finds!!! I love those feed sacks.And what a deal too!Your new vignettes look beautiful!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Amy!!!

Thank you for your comment and for your visit to my blog so that I could find yours! :) I really like your blog - your home is gorgeous! :) It's always nice to find new inspiration here in blogland - I am happily following along. :)

Have a wonderful evening!



Olive Cooper said...

The sacks and quilts are wonderful finds now that oven has me puzzled but you love it so that is good enough for me sweetie. I find quilts at estate sales here all the time for a song.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love what you found at the sale. The old bags are just perfect, what a find! I love how you have your side table set up.


Suzy-Q said...

I am so jealous! One of these days I am gonna have to take a long trip and go to this amazing sale! :-)

Susan said...

I just love this display here, Amy! Your ironstone is amazing, as is that unique rusty oven. I'm lovin' your faded blues and reds in these fabrics, too. :)

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

I too am looking for little "pops" of color, I say-just a smidge. Funny thing is that I always come back to my white and PINK and blue. Love the quilts!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

I LOVE it...I really want to do the same but its hard to find RED in things I like,so far all I have is a grain sack :( I love your sacks by the way....nice price too! Oh and before I go...I love the word SMIDGE....we are both nuts!x0

Robin said...

I love the word "smidge" It really is fun to say. Your additions are all wonderful finds. I love the way you used the oven. It looks like it's perfectly aged and fits in perfect with everything else.

Faded Charm said...

25 cents each...no way!!! That's a steal. How come I never come across such deals:-)

Those mile long yard sales that everyone raves about would be so fun. I wish they did that round here.

Great finds andthey all go together so well.


Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

That was a great find and super price for the sacks! Looks like you found some great treasures, and they are displayed beautifully!

elizabeth said...

So many things to love in this post! :)

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

Wow Amy,
I have always wanted to do that yard sale!! You picked up some fabulous treasures and I love that little oven, it is great!!
I like the color's your adding, I'm ready for some Fall colors too.
Hope you have a lovely night.

pballard said...

Love your finds. Love the feed sacks, I would of grabbed them up too.. Right now things have switched from my mom to my dad right now. He has been in the hospital since Sat with pnemonia.. Thanks for asking and continue to pray. Thanks and blessings to you.. Pam

Kasia Wolak said...

OMG.. wow.. That is not only beautiful colouring, but your stye is flawless! :D fantastic!


It's me said...

Wowww !! great find !!!...if you have too much you can send me one or two...hahahahah...have a nice day darling...xxx...

lynn said...

oh, look at all those feed sacks!! the changes are so pretty, amy! love the chippy candlestick, too:)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi Amy~ Awesome find on the grain and sugar sack for a quarter each! Wow!
I see that little oven...not for sure, but it could be...and maybe it just hasn't been cared for or stored properly, or perhaps depending on the heat it created... it could be a medical sterilizer over. For small instruments. There are all types... you should check it out.

I bet that Longest yard sale was the coolest.


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

is there any makers marks on the bottom or back sides?
Wires, etc?

I forgot to ask...Pat

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow only .25 each for the sacks. They look great in a stack. Love the quilt. I just recently found one, too and am now looking for more if the price is right.

Sharing Shadymont said...

What wonderful finds. I love the sacks. Can't believe the price! Wow!!

The Tablescaper said...

Lovely change up. I host a weekly meme called Seasonal Sundays and I'd love to have you join me one of these weeks.

Can't believe the deal on those feed sacks!

- The Tablescaper

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love, love, love your changes!
I've been making some changes around my nest too and am having fun doing it!

Holly said...

That table is sweetly displayed with quilts and such. Your style is darling.

Melissa said...

Love all your finds Amy!!! You always display everything so nicely! I too am really drawn to wood, whites and metal. They are my favorite things! :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Are you for real...25 cents for those sacks? WOW...so very NIFTY THRIFTY girl...good for you!!!!


The Cottage Wren said...

Love linens.. nice and rustic"ly" cozy..

BECKY said...

Love your finds, girl! Sure want to do that yard sale one of these years! What a steal on those feed sacks!! Love your "smidges" of color! Just delightful!
Hugs and joy to you, sweetie!

Amy said...

I, too, am thinking about my fall decorating coming up. I love how you are incorporating some reds and blues for the cooler months ahead. Love your flea market finds. You did really well! :)

Stephanie said...

Weren't the 127 sales so much fun?!? I can't even believe you found those feedsacks, etc. for .25 each! What an awesome price! The cheapest I saw them was $3 each. Love the new look of your table.

Thanks for stopping by The Cozy Old Farmhouse.

Keeping it Cozy said...

I think you listed everything that is a favorite of mine! :-) I cannot believe you found all those sacks for that price...

As always, I love the updates you've made to your beautiful home.

lilalee at fou fou lulu's said...

I believe you little oven thing is likely an autoclave for sterilizing smaller instruments that you might find in a dental office. It looks very similar to many I have worked with over the years of being a dental asst. Love visiting you blog...you have such wonderful vignettes through out your home