Armchair Junking: Porch Decor

I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but it has been unbearably hot in both Boston and New York these past few days, and it’s got me thinking that the only place to be on a hot summer afternoon is either tucked away in an air conditioned room, or outside on a lovely front porch with a breeze and a view. Here are some cute, vintage finds to enhance your lazy porch afternoons this summer!
1) Sit out on a rustic lawn chair.
2) Add a pretty blue porch light.

Get It Together: My Cup of Tea

I’m a sucker for rustic collections. So I loved Paula Mills’ vintage silver teapot collection, along with the blue and white porcelain, that was part of her house tour on Design*Sponge last week. Whether you want to host regular tea parties or simply have a collection for occasional entertaining, let’s break down the elements.

Let’s pull together the room after the jump…

Armchair Junking: Serving Dessert

Everyone loves something sweet on Mothers’ Day for brunch or with dinner, and to make the day extra special, serve dessert on one of these adorable plates.

1) Pastels in a rainbow of colors.
2) Gilttery cut glass saucers.
3) Charming embroidery inspired plates in fresh spring colors.
5) Celebrate spring with bird and floral printed transferware.
6) Give mom the best of the bunch with a hand-painted plate.

HTT (Here’s The Thing): Learning Pottery

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to learn how to throw pottery on the wheel. There is something that feels so organic and natural about creating something by hand that you can use to serve food.

So, I signed up for a class a couple months ago and have been making clumsy attempts at structurally sound pottery for weeks!

Click for more about my experience…

Armchair Junking: Garden Markers

This spring, I want to start an herb garden! I’ve been scoping out the offerings at the local farmers’ market, and I’m just trying to decide where to keep my plants. Ada loves greens and would chomp them down if within reach, so I’m looking into window boxes or a shelf indoors. I also would like some adorable labels to go with them:

1) These chalkboard painted silver spoons would be perfect for your indoor herb garden.

2) Whimsical pottery markers with adorable veggies.

More garden markers this way…

Get It Together: Reading Nook

There is no space quite as comforting as a little reading nook. It’s one thing that’s tough to come by in cramped city living, but I always do my best to put cozy spaces together as often as possible. Today, I’m modeling my dream book nook after this photo from Steph Modo blog.
Throw some white paint on a pair of vintage wooden benches like this to stack into an alternative wall shelf.
A cozy mid-century modern chair to snuggle up in with a good book and some extra comfort with this lovely, light blue pillow.