Putting the Paint Brush Down

Putting the Paint Brush Down

Many people think I paint everything.  Yes. I do paint quite a lot of things – dressers, tables, pumpkins, mason jars, beds, oars. BUT…. There are some things I don’t paint.  Some things are meant to be left untouched. Like this new piece in our entry way: My friend Dan at Gentleman & Daughter Antiques found this […]

Ikea Hack – Creating a Vintage Stool

Ikea Hack – Creating a Vintage Stool

What do you think of my kitchen stool. Would you believe me if I told you it was vintage?!? Would you? Well, it isn’t…  I picked up this stool and another one just like it from Ikea for $14.99.  I got it in the natural beech. Do you want to learn how to do this […]

Silver Pennies Sundays Link Party and Features (85)

Silver Pennies Sundays Link Party and Features (85)

Happy Sunday! I’m currently up in Toronto for the BlogPodium Conference and having so much fun with Lucy, Shannon and Alice!  But I wouldn’t miss our weekly link party! But before we start the party, here’s what has been going on here this week – This Week On Finding Silver Pennies Patricia Buffet * How […]
Brimfield and Blogging Friends

Brimfield and Blogging Friends

Over the weekend, the boys and I piled into the truck and headed to Brimfield.  Brimfield is the antique show in Massachusetts.  It happens three times a year, once in May, once in July and once in September.  You may remember some of my other trips – a road trip with my mom and Luke and […]

How to Make Salsa Verde

How to Make Salsa Verde

I’m a chip and dip girl.  If I’m at book club or a party, I always cuddle up to the chip and dip bowl. Do you do the same?!? Don’t worry your secret is safe with me. This summer we grew (or tried to grow) a variety of plants on our deck.  BUT I think […]

Patricia Buffet (Before & After)

Patricia Buffet (Before & After)

Good Morning, Friends!  Grab your coffee or tea because I have a beautiful buffet to introduce you to.  Meet Patricia!   Isn’t she pretty!  I painted her for my friend, Pat, who I met a few years ago in my seaside town.  I actually got my Isla dresser (who lives in our bedroom) and the gateleg […]

Silver Pennies Sundays Link Party and Features (84)

Silver Pennies Sundays Link Party and Features (84)

Happy Sunday!!!!  So excited you are here and you’re sharing your amazing-ness! I hope you’re all having a super weekend!  We are!  Yesterday we all piled into the truck and had fun searching for treasures at the Brimfield Antique Show.  I’ll share some of our finds and the fantastic things we saw later this week. […]
A School House Desk and The First Day of Kindergarten

A School House Desk and The First Day of Kindergarten

I always knew this day would come. Every Mother does… The first day of Kindergarten!!!! At first mothers want their kids to go to school so they can get more done around the house or grocery shop in peace , BUT (and here is the big BUT) it is hard to let them go.  You […]

Fall Vignette and Free Printable

Fall Vignette and Free Printable

I love the words of Jane Austen.  I remember discovering Pride and Prejudice in Miss Finneran’s 8th grade class and the rest was history.  My mind was filled with dreams of English gentlemen, fancy balls and the English countryside.  I’m so grateful that I got to experience modern day England and meet my Mr. Darcy. […]

Silver Pennies Sundays Link Party and Features (83)

Silver Pennies Sundays Link Party and Features (83)

Well, here we are.  Labor Day weekend and it seems that summer flew by in the blink of an eye.  I’m very sad summer is ending and my boys will both be starting school this week (big sigh).  Let’s party to lift our spirits! This weekend we’re doing the beach (hopefully every day) and celebrating […]