Tag: antique

Annuals and chairs

Garden Ideas: A Landscape of Earthly Delights

A highlight of the area’s annual garden tours, this whimsical landscape is a creative homeowner’s daily escape. LINDA HEMAN used to host just a handful of close friends…

Flea market pantry and kitchen island

Easy DIY Ideas: Flea Market Pantry

See how some imagination, a bit of elbow grease, some home improvement store supplies and repurposed flea market finds lend style and function to a kitchen and pantry….

ice cream sign over a garden potting station

Easy Garden Ideas: Collecting Vintage Signs

Whether a handmade  motto for your border or a stamped metal antique, signs provide a graphic element that blends well with the surrounding organic forms of your yard.   Made to…

Walnut antique show street

Antiquing Getaway: The Must-See Walnut Antique Show

This charming small Iowa town’s turn-of-the-century buildings, brick and tree-lined streets, country hospitality and existing antique malls and shops are the perfect setting for an annual antique show…

She Shed interior

Outdoor rooms: A Sweet Salvage She Shed

Karla Ritchey’s hand-built shed in McKinney, Texas, beckons with comfy furnishings, clever repurposing, and attention to hardworking details.   The centerpiece of Karla’s back garden, the light-filled shed…

Cabin dining room

Vintage Living: Cabin Comforts

Inspired by his cabin’s rustic architecture and its hilltop setting, a Missouri designer decorates with natural imagery, cherished heirlooms, and primitive pieces that tell tales aplenty.   Beauty…

Vintage bedroom crop

Easy DIY Ideas: A Very Vintage Guestroom

Give a plain-Jane guestroom some vintage character with linens, accents, and repurposed furnishings—just in time for holiday visitors. Our antique quilt has inspired us again (you may remember…

Country style dining room detail

Designer Secrets: Mix Pattern Like a Pro

Pattern is the easiest way to add character to a room. The important thing is to ensure a visual rhythm.   It’s always easiest to start with one…

Cracked pot gnomes

Garden Tour: A Home for Gnomes

After her sons nicknamed her “gnome,” Kathy Penner made it a theme in her charming Midwestern garden.   Once a plain white farmhouse on a former dairy farm,…

Texas in the Fall: Texas Antiques Week

Covering roughly 25 miles in southeast Texas, the Texas Antiques Week runs along a stretch of Highway 237 from Brenham to LaGrange. In April and October, thousands of…

Texas in the Fall: Marburger Farm Antique Show

New England’s fall foliage, vineyard harvests in California, an after-summer-crowd beach holiday, sure, but Texas as a fall destination? Believe it, y’all. Everything is bigger in Texas (ask…