Welcome to the Weekly Rewind! This is the Cottage on Bunker Hill online magazine where I get to share behind the scenes of my week, fun finds I discovered, and what I am loving online this week.
Alright, friends… I have to admit that I thought that I would come racing into this first week of 2023 but I have been in sloooooow motion!!!!
Maybe because it was super rainy and gloomy all week in New Hampshire but I spent the week working on some organizing projects I had been meaning to get to forever and making pots of soup!!
My teen son said we are on “low vibration”….
We woke up to a light coating of snow on Saturday morning. It was so pretty! Then the sun finally came out after such a dreary stretch.
Have you seen any of the new Spring merchandise at Target?? Both Studio McGee and Hearth & Hand w/ Magnolia released new lines right after Christmas.
My local Target didn’t have a ton of the new pieces but they did have most of the vases in stock for me to get a look at in person.
I really loved the carved cream vase on the top shelf. It’s heavy and looks much more expensive than the price tag! Definitely recommend it if you are looking for something new. The large vase is $35 and the smaller size is $25
Home Edit at Walmart
If you are trying to get your act together this month too, Walmart has a fresh line of The Home Edit home organization products. I love the bamboo wood design, it would look so nice in a pantry closet!
The shelf riser is so useful and is only $9.98! I plan on getting a couple of the open front bins for granola bars and small packets of snacks in our closet. The medium sized bin is quite large and has handles on the sides.
I thought the prices were more reasonable than the plastic organizer sets they sell which I think are kinda expensive.
a few other products I liked:
- Turntable (I guess we can’t call them lazy Susans anymore??)
- Tall Turntable
- Medium Open Bin
This is the perfect time to grab some new houseplants! If you feel like your home looks so bare now that all the holiday mess is put away this is the perfect way to add a little color…plus it won’t break the bank!!
Both Lowe’s and Home Depot are really stocked up right now. They are usually the most affordable place to find plants under $20. Walmart should be restocking their houseplants soon too, I got a big Mostera there last year for under $15.
New This Week!
No one loves finding a bargain more than I do…OK, maybe you too!! I’ve been so into the whole Studio McGee aesthetic lately but wow…the McGee & Co. merch is pretty pricey!!
I set out to find us the best lookalikes for some of their new Spring line. You won’t believe how close I got.
You Should See This
A huge stack of gardening catalogs was in my mailbox last week!! Honestly, planning my garden is one thing that helps me beat the winter blues…especially in February which is usually the dreariest month here on the New Hampshire seacoast!!
If you have the “I miss my garden blues” check these out:
Shiplap & Shells
This week Kim shared all of her reader’s favorite gardening posts.
This will chase those winter blues away!!
Stacy | Bricks n Blooms
Bearded Iris Care
5 Reasons You Should Grow Them.
Stacy has great tips plus dreamy garden pictures!!
Love a good thrift flip??
Charity | Mornings on Macedonia
I live for a good thrift store makeover!!
You have to see how cute this table comes out!!
Have you ever downloaded digital prints from Etsy?? I want to redo my living room gallery wall over my sectional and I just bought this set for $9! The images are all public domain but it takes so much time scrolling Google to find them all…the 9 bucks saved me a couple of hours!
I also downloaded a few free images from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. So many big museums have public domain images on their websites where you can find thousands of options to download…but it is a rabbit hole and I get sucked right into looking at everything!!!
You do have to print them out yourself but there are a few online places like Mpix that have reasonable prices.
Here are some of the places I find free art to print at home.
I’ll share my gallery wall once I have it all done! I’m hunting for good thrift store frames for this one.
I am SO LATE reading this but want to thank you so much for sharing my gardening post Jennifer. I’m loving the McGee copycat finds. Your items were REALLY good.
You never have to worry about that!! I get it!!
Thanks so much for featuring my DIY table! You’re the best Jennifer!
Any time!! You did a great job!