My Salvage Style

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


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I have a great love for old things because they bring so much life

and interest to a home.

With dents and all!

Old things have a history and a story to tell.


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I like to think about the hands that have touched the object,

where it was and how it was used in its past life.


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I especially love using salvage finds to decorate with.

A worn piece of galvanized metal,

or repurposed and vintage items like old rusty buckets.

To me this is totally charming and adds warmth to a room.


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Think Outside the Box

On a treasure hunting trip, I picked up this vintage bucket

with a great rustic patina –

with all its metal goodness and sweet wire and wooden handle.


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When I see things that catch my eye,

I immediately think, “How can I use it in my home?”

Well, with flowers of course!


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Because I didn’t get enough of my lilacs when they were in their prime,

I couldn’t resist cutting more as they begin to fade

and go out of season-pairing them with my salvaged treasure.



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Regardless of their fading, rustic appearance they still smell amazing!

What do you think of the mingling of fading lilacs and a chippy bucket?


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Chippy bucket, fading lilacs, and flickering candles…

to me, pretty much a total win!


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Anyone else love flickering candles?

Candles are always a good idea.


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My salvage style is a mix of vintage goods.

Maybe a mismatched curation

and a little DIY,

like my horseshoe candle holders.

Happy Tuesday!

Lovely Lilacs – The Color of Spring

Thursday, June 13, 2019


A bouquet of fresh cut lilacs…

They are absolutely charming and beautiful anywhere!


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Their delicate pale violet and vibrant purple blooms are covered

with dainty star shaped blooms

and have quite the most intoxicating scent.


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These lilacs have double blossoms and are as beautiful

as they are fragrant!



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Lilacs are one of my favorite blooms.

Their delicious scent invites you to cut them and bring them into the house.


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Lilacs are special, as they remind me of my mom.

She loved lilacs as well and had many bushes around her property and yard.


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My lilacs were grafted from my mother’s yard so many years ago.


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In the dining room a simple gallon jar filled with lilac goodness.

Shimmery candle light in votive holders from PB.


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Just pretty purple blooms.


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Every year when the lilacs bloom they fill the yard with the most amazing scent.


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I have both the purple Lilacs and the white ones in my yard.




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My lilacs are a bit behind this year due to all the cold, wet,

rainy weather we had this spring.

Gorgeous by themselves.

Just a garden favorite!