The Mid Century Years: A Study in Contrasts

Mod and Groovy

Minimalist, sleek and elegant in design, décor and fashion; or mod, groovy, pop and op art, outrageous and whimsical. Mid Century was a period that brought us Mad Men, the Beatles, Lassie and Laugh In. The mood of the times was reflected in every aspect of life. It was truly a time to “do your thing.” The shops of Vintage Continue Reading →

Vintage Rocks! Bringing the Outdoors In

Vintage Turtle Shell

We humans have long been fascinated with the natural world. Flora and fauna, animal, vegetable, mineral. Is it any surprise that bringing the outdoors indoors has been “in style” for centuries? We’ve found ways to adorn ourselves and our homes with nature; earthy tones and textures become creative design focal points, the natural center of our universe. As Art and Continue Reading →

Don’t Hide It, Display It – Vintage Storage Ideas

Vintage Storage Collage

Life needs stuff. There’s the stuff you have to have, the stuff you want to have and the stuff you love. And it all has to go somewhere. You could go buy some plastic bins and tubs or fancy cardboard boxes. But why shouldn’t your storage be as great as your stuff? Don’t hide it, display it – make it Continue Reading →

The Found Home – Natural Elements

chesapeake-bay-home

Natural elements are so timely in today’s decor and for some people they have been a part of their style for years. I’m always inspired by homes that have that “found” look – part salvaged, part vintage, part organic, incredibly unique. Here’s a peek inside a home on Maryland’s rural Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore. The combination of rustic wood and Continue Reading →

Vintage Halloween Decor With Children

collection-of-1950s-tin-celluloid-glass-pumpkins

Handpainted Wood Sign By Carolee Clark In our home, children are involved in nearly every aspect of living. We believe that kids should be taught life skills from a young age, and what better way than encouraging them to cook meals at least once a week, plant in the garden, or fold the family laundry? Vintage blow mold owls, 1930s glass candlesticks, and an original Continue Reading →

Elements of Rustic Farmhouse Style

wooden-dough-bowl

Wooden Dough Bowl from The Heirloom Shoppe Farmhouse style is all about a casual and inviting feeling with lived-in charm. Like many design styles and trends there is not an official definition or specific pieces that must be used, leaving you the freedom to make it your own. Whether you’re in the country or an urban city you can capture this style Continue Reading →