Welcome to the Cottage on Bunker Hill Weekly Rewind! This is my online magazine where I get to share some behind-the-scenes on Bunker Hill, fun things I’ve done, and projects I’m working on with my readers every week.
What a busy month already! In the past 4 days, I’ve done a wreath decorating class for 20 women, had a son get in a fender bender in Boston (Storrow Drive), help my son move in the pouring rain to a new place in Boston, checked on my Mother’s condo while she’s recovering at my brother’s from her cancer treatments only to find her bathroom ceiling leaking and split open and ready to fall down….and it’s only Sunday!!!
Vintage Bazaar New England
The Holiday Vintage Bazaar New England was this past weekend too! I love all of the bazaars and love exploring all of the booths. It’s a mix of vintage goods, handcrafted items, and some new products.
There were lots of vintage skis, sleds, and snowshoes for sale at the bazaar.
One of my favorite booths at all the Vintage Bazaars is Fleurish Home & Garden. She always has the prettiest mix of botanicals and goods.
A’Laur Handcrafted Home Decor was a fun stop. She makes everything out of concrete. Look how cute these propagation vases are?? I bought a pretty cream dish that I’ll show you soon (still haven’t even unwrapped it!)
Swampscot River Antique & Salvage is the place to go for vintage crates, buckets, and baskets. Do you see that red metal bucket waaaaay in the background…well you will see it Thursday when I reveal my Christmas porch for this year.
Now, my favorite stop was chatting with these gals!! Sarah the creator of Sassafras and Van Claus Designs sisters.
If you are local to New Hampshire they have a monthly market collab in Rollingsford, NH. too.
A fun girl’s night idea is to throw a wreath decorating party! You can read all about it and everything that I suggest to have your own wreath night.
Quick Decorating Tip!
You bought a bag of plain pinecones and wish they were had a snow covered look…no problem!
Grab white acrylic craft paint & irredescent glitter. Run a wideish paint brush down the edges of the pinecone then roll in glitter (pour some glitter on paper towel)…voila!
I feel so late in finishing up my winter porch!!! It’s either been rainy or soooo windy lately. I took a walk into the woods behind my house to cut some fresh greens to make a couple of winter planters.
Did You See…
My Christmas tree for 2022 plus 9 other Christmas tree decorating ideas. So many different tree decorating styles and color schemes to be inspired from.
Perfect hostess gift that you can make…from stuff from the produce department!!! Check out my DIY fresh herb swag!
It was Holiday Home Tour week! Check out how I dolled up my living room for Christmas this year!! There are also 35 other homes on the tour to check out and I looked at every single one…I love this tour and looking at the Christmas decor!
looking for gift ideas??
Some of My Favorites From This Week
You will love all of these DIY Homemade Christmas Gifts that Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse has rounded up.
This tree has me swooning!! How gorgeous is this Christmas tree from French Country Cottage??
Check out Stacy’s ornament storage hack that you have to remember after Christmas!!! It’s such a cool idea.
Coming Up This Week
Another busy week!! Tuesday stop by to get my Double Chocolate Oreo Bark recipe!!! Wednesday I have another homemade gift idea. Thursday is my Christmas front porch…and who knows what Friday will bring!!!!
One for the road
Looking for a fun ornament idea?? Try making gingerbread salt dough ornaments this week!! Don’t they look pretty!!