Saturday, May 21, 2011

Just a Glimpse... my new casa. :) Within the next few weeks I will be making a move over to my Grandma's house, which was built in the mid 1960s and still has much of its vintage charm left. I cannot wait to get all my vintage furniture moved in, which I have been collecting for the last few months.

Today, I worked on getting the yard in shape. My mom has kept it looking very nice, but I wanted to add some vintage touches to it. I found these repro chairs at K-Mart of all places, on clearance for only $37 each. They were quite the pain to put together, but thanks to some help from my handy dad, I got them together.

I got this vintage plant stand from this past week's estate sale haul. It was only $5 and I knew it would look great on the porch. After I found the stand, I figured some uniform pots would look the best and found these galvanized pots at IKEA. I need to go back and get some more, since I was planning on using the large one one the bottom, but decided it would look better on the table instead. I am going to pick up some red flowers next weekend at the Farmer's Market to go in the big pot that is on the table.

Since I will have a back yard, a vegetable garden was in order. I dug out the garden today, but haven't planted the above veggies. I am waiting until I get them all so I can better lay out all the veggies. So far I have some strawberries, tomatoes, green beans, and summer squash. This plant stand was also an estate sale find and goes so well with my back porch furniture. No pictures of those yet, as I am still working on making the cushions for the love seat out of some vintage barkcloth.

Over the next few weeks, I will probably be sharing much more of my new home with you all. And any gardening success. :)



Protector of Vintage said...

Love those chairs and the vintage plant stand!! Good luck with your garden.

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

I was at Lowes a few weeks ago and they have some super cute retro yellow outdoor furniture. They had a love seat, table and chairs, all metal like your red ones. Good luck with your gardening and the move! Squash is one of my favorite things to grow. I planted 1 plant last year and we were eating off squash for months!

Zootsuitmama said...

It looks lovely! I love those chairs and the plant stand. Good luck with your new home.

Miss Tami Lee said...

How fun! I hope the weather will be nice so you can enjoy that cute space you created :)

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I'm envious of your new vintage digs, now you definitely have an excuse to buy tons of vintage furniture/home decor!! This means I can come stay with you soon for a visit right? :)

Kerry Curl said...

Good luck with the move! It's obviously going to look fantastic! x

BaronessVonVintage said...

congrats on your darling new "digs," doll! I love what you've already done to the place!


Hi Emily!!
That is so EXCITING!!! for you!! Will Pumpkin come along?!
Can't wait to see move!! You should have a "house warming" party!
Enjoy your Home Sweet Home!

Amy said...

Your "new" house was built in 1962. I was a baby when we moved in. Your work looks wonderful, and I know Grandma would love it!


Lauren Hairston said...

Fun! Best of luck with the gardening and congrats on your "new" house!

Gerry said...

How long have you been a collector of vintage items? I definitely agree that vintage stuff has a certain charm that makes them uniquely different from modern furniture nowadays. I hope you’d find lots of vintage stuff to add to your collection and I hope to see them too.

-Gerry Bossier