flowers and vintage mix




please excuse my tardiness and my over-exposed picture.






when jane and nita throw a party you know i try my best to be on time.


so pardon me for being late.



are you allowed to attend two parties at the same time?  i hope so because that is what i'm doing.




i've got gorgeous green hydrangeas freshly dried from my garden and they are on a very old solid maple dresser that i bought about 20 years ago for $8.  my boys have always used it and it's been every color in the rainbow and had more stickers on it than i could count.  it's kind of sentimental to me when i think back to all the times i yelled at them to pick their clothes up off the floor and put them away.  which they rarely did btw.




that's an alabaster bird feeder that holds my vintage turquoise and the lamp looks old but it is new from urban outfitters.  the vintage clock and the newish little picture frame holding a picture of stella completes the arrangement.




you may recognize this fabric and think i'm overdoing it and normally i'd probably agree with you except in this case because in this case...i LOVE this fabric.

now that i've said it out loud and have it throughout my house i'll probably be sick of it by next week.  i sure hope not.



so i think (and you can correct me nita if i'm wrong) that by mixing the vintage pieces with the fresh flowers and the new pottery barn headboard that this is a mod vintage mix!

did i ever tell you that i got my pottery barn sofa and this headboard from our american express rewards points?  i did and it only took 20 years.


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have a great big beautiful week you guys.




41 comments

  1. Love your photo/art wall, the green hydrangeas, and the bird bath...I want to sleep there!

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  2. I have said it once and I will say it again... you make me want to simplify... your home is so beautiful and well edited!
    xo~ Michelle

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  3. What a lovely and delightful combination of elements. And I love that fabric, too!

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  4. I loooove your headboard!! Every detail of your room is perfect, as always. Have a great night!
    Courtney

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  5. Well here you are, now we can break out the bubbly.

    Of course you can go to 2 parties at one time. that's what blogging is all about!

    All looks lovely. Always worth while waiting for you.

    xo Jane

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  6. love your blog and that you are vegan! you always keep everything real ... look forward to your posts,
    your home is totally lovely, simply beautiful every room, kitchen, living and bedroom!

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  7. I'm so in love with this room. I may need to copy some of your ideas pleeeeze--beautiful!

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  8. better late than never . . .

    I love this room - so simple and so elegant. Just like you! :)

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  9. We were getting worried about you! Great flowers. I can't bring myself to cut mine yet.

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  10. As always, everything is perfectly put together and lovely. I always believe if you love something you should immerse yourself.

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  11. Janet you are a social butterfly...party on!
    Love the vintage feel of these images...

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  12. Your bedroom is a beautiful reminder of how important it is to edit. I feel more relaxed just looking at it!

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  13. Here's what I do when I look at pictures of your house: Big deep breath and sigh with happiness.

    I'm not kidding!

    Love me a good dose of black in a room. Also, that sconce above your bed is totally perfect. Shape, size, finish and all.

    Camille

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  14. Yeah, that fabric in this room makes my heart stop!!! Gorgeous! Yummy yum yum!

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  15. Am sure you are allowed to attend two parties at once - we can do anything we like in blogland. I LOVE your chest of drawers and the fact that it holds so many memories too. Green hydrangea heads are one of my favourites and I am sure you will never tire of that great fabric. To answer your question, yes, I am very pleased to be here back in England in my darling little cottage. Lots to be done though. May do a post about it all - such a hard situation being in two places (Australia and UK) and not knowing really what will happen in the long term. Have a great week Janet. XXX

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  16. What a very lovely room, full of wonderful textures x

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  17. love your style! and, didn't know you could use am exp points for pb? wow!!!

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  18. I love the fabric too. You won't tire of it as it is so neutral.
    Your house looks so lovely and clean. I'm going to go do some dusting now!

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  19. so pretty!!! I love the pillow in here, and nice job on the sewing!

    xojoan

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  20. looks like a perfectly proper party in that room to me.
    had to chuckle as our bed will be from amex points. I think it took 25 years.
    pve

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  21. First time visit . . . and what a treat. I recently did my own 333. Refreshing to say the least. I need to have someone do pics of me . . .

    Thank you for ideas!
    Lynne

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  22. Janet-so many things I love here that I want to comment on ...first, I actually love the over exposed photo, it looks artsy and makes your new pillow really pop. I love your collage wall and have mentioned that a few times, but this perspective allows us to see the drawing of what looks like a robot? Is this the work of one of your sons, I'm wondering. I can imagine how sentimental your dresser is the way you've described it. The little vignette you've created on top is just beautiful as is the view out your window. Your hydrangea is gorgeous and I did think that lamp was something you found at a flea market or thrift store....and of course the adorable photo of Stella. It's all so pretty and inspiring!! xo annie

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  23. It looks really pretty. Everything! I have one of those bird feeders and I keep asking people what the original purpose for them was - do you know?

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  24. What a pretty bedroom. I love it that the dresser is the one your kids used.

    My kids never picked their clothes up off the floor either.

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  25. Hi Janet,

    You have such a pretty bedroom. I like the wall with all the prints. It looks fabulous!

    Have a lovely day,

    Madelief x

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  26. I love that print. Makes me want to start over.Ha Ha.

    Also,I was wondering. If you get a chance can you tell me what you eat for snacks throughout day for a pick me up - the vegan way? Love to get ideas.

    Also, the Ralph Lauren Book? I want to get one but there are many to choose from. Do you know exact title?

    THANKS so much. I love it when you post.I look at my GOOGLE reader and see if you've posted first thing!

    THanks! Jennifer

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  27. I always love looking at pictures of your home, and how that we have bought a house I am even happier to see your lovely style. I adore the floral on your bed and in the living room.

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  28. Just found your site. Love it! I am a vegetarian and your being vegan is what initially caught my attention. I've looked around the site and think its just great! And I love herringbone too!

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  29. Lovely, of course. I will never get tired of that fabric so have at it!

    xo
    Claudia

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  30. Love the hydrangeas and your collection of beautiful things on your dresser. Your bedroom looks so relaxing...

    I too have an old dresser. It was mine growing up and I painted it white for my daughter's bedroom. After she moved out I painted it a blue-gray color.

    Gotta love those reward points...I get mine from Discover and have earned many gift cards over the years. My last one was from Pottery Barn as well, but it was not enough $ to buy a sofa or headboard! :)

    Linda

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  31. I love it and it's a great Mod Vintage Mix! What a pretty room. As always your house is so lovely.

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  32. jennifer, thanks and it is the ralph lauren 25 anniv book. it's huge, costs a fortune and i'd never own it if my son hadn't bought it for me. but i love it. vegan snacks? i did a post awhile back on some of my favorites. but off-hand, peanut butter and jam sandwiches, olives, fruit, veggies dipped in trader joes goddess dressing. i'm crazy for nuts in the shell these days.

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  33. Thanks so much Janet. I'll check the book out. Also, thanks for snacks ideas. I'll have to go through and see if I can see your post on your blog about snacks. I've been obsessed over your blog and looked through all posts but must have missed it. Just love your simple, fresh, way of life. Something I'm striving for. Thanks again.
    Jennifer

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  34. P.S. I saw the Oreos comment. LOL. Good to know! :)

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  35. Your house is so pretty. I love all the textures and neutral colors, but I like your wall gallery most of all! I am visiting from Mod Mix Monday.

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  36. I'm in love with that lamp!! Gorgeous! I think a weekend of some hard-core decluttering is in store for me after seeing your simple but exquisite decor.

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  37. Your home always looks so calm and peaceful, Janet. The fabric makes a beautiful cushion too.
    Dan
    -x-

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  38. So pretty...I had to feature today on Mod Mix Monday!

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