Get It Together: A Red (Accented) Kitchen

Sometimes when I have doubts about the red accents in my kitchen, rooms like the one above from Country Living rebuild my confidence. Strip away the personal touches, and you’re left with a showroom kitchen. But as an apartment dweller, it’s important to be able to add vintage touches to any space without changing the fixtures – like these new, bright white kitchen cabinets.

Use a metal and oak workbench as a kitchen island and add a trio of burlap baskets underneath for extra storage.

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Visiting Brimfield: What We Bought

While our haul was limited to small items, we picked up a few new favorites. Erika bought a lovely picnic basket as well as these amazing yellow and white drink holders on stakes for around the campfire or at the beach. I found a mahogany two drawer cabinet for my husband’s desk with deep drawers but a small profile.

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Visiting Brimfield

Since January, we’ve spent countless hours talking about, planning, and getting excited for Brimfield. While we didn’t have any specific treasures in minds, we went open to ideas for great finds to bring home. I can’t count the number of times we said, “We need a house for all of this great junk!” Sadly, in the meantime, we picked up some great small items for our city apartments and had a wonderful day filled with great junk, entertaining vendors, and delicious hot dogs!

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Junkspiration: Enamelware Bucket

We love enamelware (as you’ve seen here and here)! You may remember the emerald green enamelware bucket being used as a trash can in Katie’s home office, and today we have another to share with you. At Easter, my mother-in-law’s robin’s egg blue bucket was overflowing with tulips as the centerpiece of her tablescape.

Similar buckets in a variety of colors are available on Etsy here and here. How would you use an enamelware bucket? Which color would you choose?

Small Town Travel Log: Junking Finds in DC/Frederick

What we haven’t mentioned about our amazing and successful junking trip to Maryland is what we found in Frederick and at the DC Big Flea! You may recognize some of these great finds from Katie and Rags’ upstairs and downstairs house tours too since we quickly integrated Katie’s finds into her decor.

Here’s a lovely close-up of Nipper, the RCA dog, one of Katie’s many dog decor finds.

Katie bought this ironstone pitcher and basin to top off her upstairs hallway table and added a few vintage spools to her built-in shelves in the living room. Erika and I each bought a wooden spool that make unique paper towel holders for the kitchen!

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