Armchair Junking: Vintage Frocks

As with most summers, I typically find about halfway through that I have been wearing nothing but dresses for weeks now, and all I want are more sundresses to fill up the remaining lazy days. The vintage dress world is one of the best, with so many amazing and wearable finds at relatively cheap prices. Check out some of these beauties to help round out an original and glamorous summer dress collection!

1) red, white and blue triangle bunting dress

2) floral shift

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Armchair Junking: Drawer Pulls

Vintage drawer pulls are perfect for so many projects around the house and come in a vast variety of shapes and colors. Whether you’re improving a dresser, redoing your kitchen, or working on a new DIY creation, this round up should provide some great inspiration.

Above: DIY drawer pull corks for your bar cart, colorful drawer pulls give new life to an Ikea dresser and DIY drawer pull necklace holder on driftwood.

1) Button-inspired brass drawer knobs

2) Stallion heads for an equine themed room.

3) Colorful upcycled water spigot knobs

4) Spring green ceramic knobs

5) Shabby chic white and brass knobs

6) Brightly colored cast iron owls

Armchair Junking: Horse Round Up

With the Kentucky Derby coming up this week, and a trip to a Berkshires Horse Farm in a couple weeks for Cathy’s birthday, let’s just say I have horses on the brain. And so I thought today was a perfect day to take a look at some horse- and stable-related collectibles to add a little of that fun and preppy racing spirit to your home!
1. A cool and affordable horse weathervane would make a fantastic addition to the lawn of a country farmhouse.
2. This horse dental chart is curious and unique – definitely a conversation starter!
3. Who could resist a mint julep, the Derby’s classic cocktail, in one of these horse design tumblers?
4. I just love the pattern on these cotton fabric scraps – you could make some amazing accent pillows!
5. A wonderful door knocker design.
6. A pair of horse racing-inspired prints (top and bottom) make great wall art.
Will you watch the Kentucky Derby this weekend?

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!

Check out more of our great finds…