Skip to main content

Cottages at the Beach

I'm unpacking and catching up on laundry since returning from  our annual vacation with my husband's family. We always have a great time and I love that we have this tradition. It's such a cute little beach town and I always enjoy taking long walks and looking at the charming houses. Want to come along?

The house above has its red, white and blue going on  all ready to celebrate. Adirondack chairs always look great and I think they look very inviting on the front porch.

I like how neat and tidy this pretty blue house looks. The landscaping isn't anything extravagant but it looks great. In the picture below you can see the pretty, soft light green on the screened door and the same color is on the door to the house as well.

Here's another screened door that is just so charming. The little spindles in the center are painted the two  colors of the house - such a great idea.

The red door on this house really stands out. A lot of the houses have screened in porches on t…

Cracker Barrel - Some Sweet Finds

Sometimes you just never know where you will find something special for your home.
We stopped at a Cracker Barrel a couple weeks ago and of course I had to look
around in the Country Store part of the restaurant.
Do you ever see something and just instantly know that you love it and have to have it?
Well, that is how I felt about this wood cake stand.
There was no way I was leaving there without it.
Wood Cake Stand

Here it is on our table being used as a centerpiece.

I just love the warmth of the wood top and I can imagine using it
 for so many different things all around the house.

I paid $25 but I noticed that it's now on sale for $18.74.
You can also shop online.
Here are a few other goodies that I thought would be perfect
for cottage or farmhouse style and they are all on sale as well:

Striped Kitchen Towel

Love the little yellow ruffle on this kitchen towel.

Do you see anything you like?
You just never know where you will find the perfect thing for your home.
These would all make a nice gift too.

This is not a paid endorsement, just helping you spend your money  : ) !

Thanks a bunch for visiting!
- joining -


  1. I can always find something to buy at Cracker Barrel! When my husband says beans and greens I always agree :)

  2. I always find cute things at Cracker Barrel! I love the cake stand! I may need to go there tomorrow!

  3. That stand is really pretty. Looks great on your table.

    1. Thanks so much, Rebecca!

  4. I love the stand and the jar planter. I need to go and look at Cracker Barrel.

  5. Ooh, these are nice! That stand is a real winner.

  6. Guess if I want anything will have to order online. We went to San Diego and Tucson in June, stopped at Cracker barrel on way to Tucson for some lunch.
    When we lived in Bowling Green, KY area we used to eat at Cracker Barrel quite often, even holiday meals. Still have several really cute Christmas ornaments gotten there, sure wish Grand Junction had one. Food is good also. Enjoy your weekend.

  7. Forgot to say how much I love your incredible cake stand gotten at CB. It's a real keeper.Love wooden top and ceramic stand part.

  8. LOVE your new cake stand - going to fun decorating it for autumn for sure! I see a nice big white pumpkin sitting on it soon, perhaps?

  9. I totally lose myself at Cracker Barrel shopping. The food is wonderful but no matter what you choose it is 1000 calories!!! Ha!

    The stand is so'll find a lot of uses for it!


  10. I purchased a framed lace heart wall hanging the last time I was at Cracker Barrel in July. Just like your beautiful cake stand, I couldn't leave the store without it. : ) I think I may have to go back for that ceramic indoor planter. Oh my goodness!!!!! Have a beautiful weekend!! xo

    ~ Wendy

  11. We live about 15 minutes from Cracker Barrel...I will have to go check it out. Love that cake stand!!

  12. I love browsing the shop at Cracker Barrel too. 😊

  13. LOL- Guess what? I don't need help spending my I am onto that all by myself. Love going through the Cracker Barrel things. We don't have one anywhere around here but we stop sometimes when we are traveling. They are one of the only places that I ever find pure maple sugar (my downfall when I can find it). Hope you have a wonderful weekend, JoAnne

  14. Love your cake stand! And I love the store at Cracker Barrel! I never miss a chance to look when we are there. They have the nicest things. Going to check out their online store now because the closest restaurant is a half hour away and I am lazy!

  15. Love the cake stand and all the other goodies you shared! Thank you for linking with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Farmhouse Style In My Kitchen

Wow! Farmhouse style has really taken off, hasn't it? I love it just as much as many of you out there. One of the great things about it is that it's fairly easy to add  to your decor and it can be relatively inexpensive too.
Here are a few recent finds for my kitchen that I think give it a little more of that farmhouse feeling. 

Now this one is pretty obvious considering it has the word "FARM" right on it  : ) This came from a little shop I went to while we were on vacation  and it really inspired me to add a few more farmhouse style accessories.

I have admired these vintage scales forever and I finally found one on Ebay  that I thought would look great in my kitchen and was also a reasonable price. Boy, some of them are really pricey!

Any good farmhouse has to have a rooster, right? A quick little project I did was add blue grain sack stripes to this white wooden rooster. I think he is pretty proud of them!

Of course mason jars and pretty little flowers bring on th…

Strawberries Are Not Just For Eating

I don't know about you, be we sure do eat a lot of strawberries this time of year. I've also been noticing a lot of very cute strawberry inspired items for the home and I thought I would share some of them with you.
Here are some faux strawberries that could be used in some fun summer decorating. Don't they look real? You might have to warn people not to eat them!

Here's a sweet little vintage shaker - perfect for shaking some powdered sugar
on those fresh strawberries.

source source
Isn't this jam pot adorable?

So cute and unique for your spices.
I am sure tea must taste better when using a tea kettle decorated with strawberries.

I love this strainer with it's black and strawberry theme - so original! source
Strawberry shortcake is a favorite of mine - so good! You can keep the recipe hanging right on your wall.

Transform Your Christmas Tins for Spring

Hi Everyone, I wanted to show you a quick and easy project that I just completed to repurpose some old Christmas tins that are no longer my style.

My inspiration was some very pretty scrapbooking papers that I had found at Hobby Lobby.  There are so many beautiful, interesting and fun papers to choose from that the possibilities are endless.

All I did was cut the papers to size to fit around the two larger cans and attached them with a small amount of white glue. I painted the lids with chalk paint as well as the smaller can. Here you can see how they turned out.

As I was editing these photos, child no.2 so lovingly pointed out that the smaller can looked out of place. I actually kind of agree with her but that's part of the beauty of this project. I could repaper or paint over what I have done at any time. I think they look good enough for now to use for spring and Easter decorating.

There are just so many possibilities of how you could transform these tins. I think some kind of…