Welcome to the Weekly Rewind, my online magazine where I get to share some behind-the-scenes, fun places I visited that I think you will like, and what I saw online this week that I want to share.
I woke up to snow this morning, which should seem normal for January in New Hampshire, right?? We have had such a snow-less winter over here so far! It snows a teeny bit and then melts a few hours later.
It looks pretty out my office window, if I wasn’t in my slippers I would run out and snap a picture.
Ugh, I am still on slow motion this year so far! But it seems to be the consensus…2023 hasn’t been motivating anyone so far.
To cheer myself up and get out of my mid-winter slump I treated myself to a few new houseplants. I’m telling you it’s a simple way to boost your mood quickly!
You can read about Why You Need More Houseplants and the benefits and my ideas for decorating with them.
I hit a couple antique stores and thrift stores this weekend. Definitely one of my favorite hobbies!! Savers was my first stop on Saturday, I actually was dropping off a box of mugs…why do we always hoard mugs???
Sad to report the home dept. was pretty bare, I was so bummed because last January at this time I had one of my best thrift hauls!! Check out how I decorated my kitchen with thrift finds here.
One of my favorite spots to find vintage goods is The Collector’s Eye in Stratham, NH. It’s in a big ‘ole New England barn. The front porch is always loaded with gems. I braved the cold & wind checking out every last piece.
My favorite display was this old footed urn with the blooming paperwhites and branches. Note how by just sticking a few twigs into a flower arrangement really elevates the look. I was crushing on the little oil painting that you can see in the upper left…but it was $69 and more than I was willing to spend.
On Thursday this week you can see my finds and how I am using them in my winter home. Spoiler, I only found 2 things yesterday…but you will like them!
New On The Blog
Would you believe that those aren’t real branches??? You have to check out my Terrain inpsired moss & lichen branches that I DIYd for a fraction of their $68 price tag! You can make a set in about 15 minutes!!
Come see my new houseplant friends and see why I think you should go buy yourself a new plant!!
What’s Poppin’ This Week
HERE’S THE MOST POPULAR POSTS ON COTTAGE ON BUNKER HILL FOR THIS WEEK
Get moving on your Spring projects!! It will chase the winter blues away for sure! I’ve gathered up 18 DIY projects for Spring. All affordable and pretty easy too. Definitely something for everyone in this one.
You are all loving my latest copycat finds! This time I searched McGee & Co.’s new Spring line and found affordable dupes for your home. I really like this one and I found some really good lookalikes!!
Love is in the air… lots of you are checking out my DIY grapevine wreath tutorial this week too.
Chek Out What My Friends Are Up To
This is such a beautiful grouping of table decorating ideas! Stacy has such a gift at setting a beautiful table and you will love to see an entire year of table decor ideas.
I have a way that you will instantly feel better…go check out all the beautiful flower pictures and start dreaming of Spring by visiting Shiplap & Shells and take in some of Kim’s advice on creating a stunning cut flower garden this year!
Don’t you love a good furniture flip?? I haven’t redone a piece of furniture but now I have the bug after seeing how Rachel down at The Ponds Farmhouse just flipped a mid-century dresser. I love how it came out!
Who’s looking for a new rug?? I love the selection of pretty rugs that my friend Kim over at Cottage in the Mitten found. The sixth one in the picture is calling my name…just have to figure out where I could use it!!
Did you know that Joanna Gaines has a podcast? Well, I didn’t either!! I came across it this weekend and started listening to it this morning. I put on a podcast when I’m getting ready in the morning. Here is the Apple Podcast link & here is the one for Spotify.
It was inspired by her new book The Stories We Tell.
Dreaming of Spring Flowers
I’m dreaming of Spring and flowers…and birds chirping…oh, you get the picture!! Visit my Spring Porch from last year if you are feeling the same today!