Sunday, May 4, 2014

Lots of Chippy Goodness

Happy Sunday.  I thought I would share some little changes in my dining room with spring cleaning and getting ready for summer.  I wanted to bring in my love of gardening to the inside decor.


I found a new spot for this chippy white chair until I can take her outside to the garden this summer.



I wanted to show you the Madonna and rosaries I got on my trip to Massachusetts.

I loved this old french bottle with the Madonna on it.  I also found a sweet rosary at Nesting the shop in Concord, Ma.



The bottle was so pretty and the little angel wings I had gotten awhile back from 
Rosemary at Villa Barnes.  


I have hung my spring love birds cage on the old windows dividing the kitchen from the dining room.


Rehung my Honey 4 Sale sign over the old chippy windows and added a wreath and bird to the sign for a summer look.





As many of you know I love my old vintage bike that I just redid the flower bike basket for summer.  

I used this old foot board with chalk paint to hang my garden hat and garden basket .  I love that I can change up the sign with chalk.

I love bringing a little bit of my summer garden inside the house.

My old garden boots that I painted a light yellow and put daisy's in them and a cute little robins nest.
I recently found this old picket fence piece and brought it in to put in front of the mirror on my mantel for summer.

My wreath with the robins nest hangs on the old picket fence.  I love bringing the feel of summer into the house.  I am getting excited to start the outdoor flower garden and mixing in old vintage pieces with the flowers.  Just waiting on our midwest weather to stay warm enough to start outside gardening.
Hope you have a great start to the week ahead.
Thanks for your visit.
Kris
:)


56 comments:

  1. Everything looks so pretty!! I love and adore the bike rental chalkboard/sign you made out of a foot board! What a great piece!!

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  2. Love it all, Kris, but my fave is the bike rental sign.

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  3. Kris, I have to say, I am in love with the bike, boots and sign. Perfect. Looks so refreshing. I also like the picket infront of your mirror. Blessings for a great day, xoxoxo,Susie

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  4. Beautiful touches, Kris. Chippy gets me every time.

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  5. Everything is beautiful, but I WANT that Honey 4 Sale sign, it is perfect.

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  6. Kris,
    Everything looks summery and pretty capturing the outside light in your walls of white. I too love Madonna's,your newly found bottle is gorgeous and being the palest blue pops. I collect rosaries, all are from friends and family members who I adored and were given to me when they passed. So my collection is both feminine and masculine in color and feel. My favorite belonged to John's grandmother who lived to 102. Hers is all crystal beads with sterling silver. It beautifully reflects the light and sends peaceful rays that dazzle the walls.

    I always enjoy seeing how you take your lovely found treasures and put them throughout your house in fun and whimsical vignettes. Your home is a happy home and shows your love and personality.

    I hope you are feeling better today and the congestion was just from being at the Flea Market and pollen.
    Happy Sunday,
    XO,
    Vera

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  7. You had me at chippy! I love your bottles and all of the other goodness, so beautiful!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  8. So pretty and summery. The weather has been snowbird ... even for us Southerners. We had storms every afternoon this week, and full blown storms Friday and Saturday. ALL day, rain thunder, wind. Wet and cool. Today thankfully is sweet and sunny!
    Here's to some normalcy!

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  9. Oh I love it all, how gorgeous. You have such a knack for adding accessories in the most lovely displays and vignettes. Stunning.

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  10. Ahhh...the beads! Catholic also huh!? Love the bike rental sign and all yourt touches. Think warmth!

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  11. What a great footboard that is, Kris! I love that it serves a few purposes. It is a great architectural looking piece; the chalkboard; and the hooks. Love it!

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  12. Love all your chippy goodness for summertime! Your home looks wonderful all decked out for the new season.
    Mary Alice

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  13. Oh my goodness, I'm in heaven looking at all of your inspiring vignettes and remarkable decor items! Your home is just lovely and your ideas are grand, truly a fun place to drop in and stay awhile! Great blog and post~

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  14. Well Nancy above said it all! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  15. I really love how you arranged the flowers in the bicycle basket and those cute boots are fabulous!

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  16. B E A U T I F U L . . . you inspire me to create some new vignettes around the house tomorrow - we are heading to an art show Steve is in today.

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  17. Aaaah, ..... I love every chippy bit! Your home is so inviting, you're awesome!
    Hugs,
    Paati

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  18. That foot board sign is the cutest thing ever!!! Love that you can change the message for the season. The basket and boot arrangements shout summer! Putting the picket fence in front of the mantel mirror was an amazing idea. I Just Love it Here!!!!
    Love it, love it, love it....
    xoxoxo

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  19. just pure charm! you painted your garden boots pale yellow? they look white? what happened to the pale pink ones? :D

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  20. I love everything that you have done, The bicycle is my favorite. xo Laura

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  21. Wow, I love it all! You always know just what to do with all these beautiful pieces. Great idea with the chalkboard over the bike, love the blooms in the bike and in your boots.

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  22. What a beautiful combination of lovely things! Great vignettes Kris!

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  23. I love how you always change things up and the picket fence is so pretty on the mantel...Truly a summer's day feeling in the rooms...and if I had to pic a fav vignette, it would be the bike and the chalkboard sign...I feel as though it is a scene from a beautiful summer morning on Nantucket !!..

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  24. Kris....you have so many inspiring photos in this post - I need to get up off my butt and get decorating. Somebody around here has a sweet bicycle on their front porch for decoration - it looks so cute. I love the flower arrangement you added to yours.

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  25. The Honey 4 Sale is my favorite, but it's all so unique, Kris.
    I look forward to seeing your gardens when the weather finally cooperates for you too!

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  26. I love it all Kris! Your Madonna statue is beautiful!

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  27. Love your fresh spring/summer look. I have always adored that bike with the basket of flowers, my granddaughter gave me her old bike when she left for college so I'm thinking of painting it and adding a basket of flowers too.

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  28. Hi Kris, love all the chippy goodness and isn't it fun to refresh. Love your décor and sweet vignettes for spring and summer. I love the white pitchers and collect them too. The rosary is lovely with the Madonna vignette too.
    Thank you for stopping by Kathy's series and leaving a kind comment on my feature.
    Have a great evening.
    Hugs

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  29. I just love all of the wonderful outdoorsy touches you've added to your home,Kris! The bike is so fun, and I really love how you repainted your gardening boots, and added the daisies and birds nest. What a fun and unexpected surprise! I also love your Madonna, and that bottle is just gorgeous!!

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  30. Kris, you have so much chippy goodness that I can't even pick a favorite! I do love your new Madonna and rosaries...everything looks great and ready for the warm weather! :)
    Susan

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  31. I love everything!! You do chippy white so beautifully!! I just love, love, love that bike!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  32. It's all so pretty Kris, but my vote has to go to the vintage bike and the sign. I do love the Honey sign too. Well, to be honest, I love all of it..Happy Sunday..Judy

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  33. Well, you DO have a lot of chippy goodness! Love it all! The mantle area is just wonderful! What a great way to add the look of a cozy fireplace without all the mess:) Blessings, Cindy

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  34. OH I so love the sign with the wreath. Great piece. That whole vignette is perfect with the chippy barn door. All the little touches of birdhouses and birds' nest are perfect. I always enjoy your style.

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  35. love the chippy white goodness, kris:) the new picket fence looks great on the mantle! i think this week might be the start of warmer weather...finally! have a great week!

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  36. I love the honey sign. So stinking cute.

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  37. Great, fresh looks, Kris. I know it takes a lot of time to make it all just right, too. I love the Madonna and rosaries. I am the one in Panoply that always seems to rescue the religious relics. We grew up Catholic, and May is the month celebrating the Virgin Mary and, traditionally, there was always a big deal around the May crowning - wherein one student was chosen (how, I don't remember, would have to ask my older sisters) to be crowned the May queen. All the little girls receiving their first communion (typically 2nd graders) would be the processional attendants to the May queen. Have a great week!

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  38. Everything looks so pretty for summer! I always enjoy seeing your bike with the basket of flowers.

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  39. I SO wish I still had my rosary from my first communion - have no idea where it went but it was gorgeous!
    And I just adore that picket fence in your mantel Kris - what a fabulous idea !
    Your boots look white on my screen - not pale yellow - but they're soooo pretty filled with flowers - I have an old pair
    I should do this with ( except I actually still wear them - cracks and all LOL )
    Have a wonderful Monday - talk later !
    XOXO

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  40. I bet you're planting your flowers by now Kris, so the outside will be just gorgeous as the inside. xo

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  41. It all looks so pretty. I really like the delicate colour of the French bottle, it fits in perfectly with the rest of your scheme.

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  42. This is so pretty Kris!! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great week!

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  43. My most favorite of all, is the indoor bike. Love at its best

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  44. I love the bike, the boots, the window with the bird cage and i love your ability to decorate everything!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  45. I love that Honey 4 Sale sign! You definitely have the decorating touch!

    Blessings,
    Amy jo

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  46. Loving the white boots with the cycle. So pretty and calming. Di@Cottage-Wishes

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  47. Always love taking a peek into your gorgeous home Kris! Love your summer inspired changes....<3 Hope we can get together soon!
    xx
    Anne

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  48. Cute! I can see your pleasure in the way you arrange your home.

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  49. Everything looks so cute in your awesome home, Kris!

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  50. Looking gorgeous Kris. I love the bottles and the rosary, so pretty. The bike always makes me smile. I want one:)

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  51. This looks so pretty! I love how a few little changes can have such a beautiful impact on a room! Your new Madonna and Madonna bottle are gorgeous! Hubs, Leena

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  52. I was reading an article this morning about someone who is trying to build a tele-transportation device. If he succeeds, I will be the first person in line to purchase one and have your entire home décor transported to Phoenix!! What do you think about that??? Always a delight to see what you have designed/created!

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  53. Enjoyed seeing your decor, Kris. Do you arrange flowers yourself? I would love to learn how to do that. Thanks for inspiring me to START my spring cleaning. lol

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  54. Kris, playing catch up and I am loving all your changes. The bike I remember but the update of the basket is so pretty and the basket with hat, GREAT!!! Love that piece around it with sign such beautiful detailing.

    Cynthia

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  55. Hi Kris! I'm working on my living room and came to Junk Chic Cottage for inspiration. I wasn't disappointed. You have such wonderful ideas. My favorite--I think-- is the bike--but I love it all. Maybe I could bring my bike indoors?
    Hugs,
    Dru

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