The Cottage on Bunker Hill weekly rewind is my online magazine where I get to share some fun things that I’ve been up to, the latest goings on over on the blog, and upcoming projects and events.
What’s New This Week
It’s crazy that Labor Day weekend seems to be rushing towards us!! I’m trying to capture every last drop of Summer!!
I did see a couple of trees around me that had sections where the leaves had already turned…
This weekend we took a road trip over to Vermont to visit Stacy from Bricks N Blooms at their vacation cabin. We had such a great day out on their boat! It was an absolutely perfect New England Summer day..blue skies and puffy clouds!!!!
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Isn’t the view gorgeous!! What a relaxing way to spend the day.
Do you prefer lakes or the ocean?? That was the debate. My husband loves lakes and I am a certified beach bum!! Although I prefer boating on lakes…the ocean can be so bumpy!!
On Sunday I went to the grand opening weekend at my friend Lee Vose’s new store in Amesbury, MA.
Her shop is called Lee & Co. and is located at 7 Market Square right in that cute downtown area of Amesbury.
The downtown is all restored mill buildings made of brick and is charming…and bustling with all kinds of shops and eateries.
Lee always has the best mix of vintage and new pieces! I have so many pieces that I’ve purchased from her over the years at vintage bazaars and the different spots she has had booths.
I’m super excited for her on taking this big leap! I’ll have an entire post about Lee and her shop coming soon!!
Stopped by my local Walmart to do some restocking this weekend…you can’t imagine how much cereal a teenage boy can throw back in a week (unless you have a teen boy!!)
Walmart has started bringing in some great new home decor merch for the Fall season!
This week I checked out the table linen/dish aisle and the lamps.
They have really stepped up their tabletop game too!! You can now find super stylish napkins, tablecloths, table runners, placemats, & napkin rings!
You know that there’s nothing that I love more than to find affordable yet stylish stuff for you all!!
One great new option is this 13-piece dining set that has all the things! The soft neutral colors will work for different seasons as well and the set is under $36.
On the Blog…
Did you see the flea market flip vase that I did?? I turned a $5 ugly vase into something you would see selling on Pottery Barn or Terrain for hundreds!!!
trending this week on Pinterest
It seems everyone is looking for simple & affordable ideas for Fall decorating this week!! My Dollar Tree Fall Garland was my most popular post for the week…easy to make with a few Dollar Tree Fall items! It can be customized to fit your color scheme too!
Around the Web This Week
One of my favorite things is a good DIY vase makeover!!! You have to check out Kim from Perfecting Places super cool upcycle of an outdated looking vase that she had. Spoiler alert…it comes out amazing!!
As much as I love real plants and flowers, there are so many fantastic looking fakes out there now!! Stacy will show you 7 Easy Wasy to Make Faux Flowers Look Real. She will guide you on her best tips and tricks…perfect for your Fall decorating!!
Now that the Summer is winding down it’s time to start thinking about putting your garden to bed in the Fall. If you have dahlias growing then you need to check out Kim at Shiplap & Shells tutorial on How to Safely Dig Up and Store Dahlia Tubers.
My dahlias are having a tough season!! Fingers crossed that I get any blooms this year…well, there’s always next year and I’m following Kim’s instructions to save them for next year!!
You know my vintage heart loves to scroll through pretty pictures to get inspired!! Rachel over at The Ponds Farmhouse has one of my favorite collections of thrifted & vintage pieces and she uses them so creatively in your home! Check out how she uses vintage gardening decor throughout her home!
Anne and AnnMarie are the team behind Simply2Moms. How fun is it to work with your bestie!! This week they are sharing the prettiest dresses from Closet52. I’m a dress convert this summer and love wearing comfy dresses now (plus it’s so easy to get dressed!!)
Aliya of Open Doors Open Hearts is showing you How to Simply Lighten Stained Wood and makes over her coffee table..it came out gorgeous!!!
and a couple more for the road…
Have a great week, friends!! Stop by to see my new DIYs and decorating tips for Fall later this week!
get to know me
here are a few fun facts…
- I’ve lived in New England my entire life! This is good because the beach is my favorite place to be…even in the winter I love to go breathe in the salt air.
- I am an EARLY BIRD!!! I rarely sleep past 4…it’s my favorite time of day and those wee hours are my most productive. (plus, I LOVE coffee!!)
- I am a total Hallmark Christmas movie nut!! Seriously, I know, I know, they are a little sappy but they make me happy!