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Funny, isn’t it, the flow of our lives? How one experience, one moment layers on top of another and another, until you look back and realize the vast amount of filled pages in the story of you. This flow, this layering was the inspiration behind this wall in my home. You see, bookworm for life […]

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August 12, 2019

Hey, guys!So for the last year or so, our family has worked together to run a little antique booth at a local vintage shop [HERE] called Sailor Antiques in Claremore, OK, and it has been quite the adventure! While I definitely don’t claim to be an expert, there are a few tips and tricks I’ve […]

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July 29, 2019

Hey friends! Recently went pickin’ with my fam, and I thought I’d stop and share some of the useful tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way and through many adventures into dusty, wonderful antique stores near and far!  If you’ve ever wondered where to look, how to spot a treasure and whether or […]

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November 20, 2018

Our family embarked on a new little adventure together recently: opening a vintage booth at one of our favorite (and most frequented) local antique shops in Claremore, OK!  This is something I’ve dreamed of trying for quite some time, and I’m interested to see how this pans out! It’s no secret that this gal has […]

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September 25, 2018

Hey buddies! Okay, here is a quickie little DIY tutorial for you if you are sometimes just not feelin’ a huge project.  If you want a super fast chippy painted finish and you’re working with metal or plastic furniture, here ya go!  Now listen…this is NOT a Perfect For Eternity solution.  Nope.  This is a […]

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April 3, 2018

Hey buddies! Had a bunch of questions after posting the bedroom all decked out for spring, most of which centered around the quilt.  I’ve actually had it for about 10 years after stumbling upon it at TJ Maxx, and it’s made by Cynthia Rowley.  I loved the sort of modern twist on a vintage floral […]

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March 2, 2018

CottonStem.com best farmhouse vintage furniture finds

Hello, my friends! Time for a little quiz for all my antique lovin’ buddies…!  Let’s see if you can relate to any of my top five requirements for true vintage lovers.  😉  Our community is made up of some of the BEST people, and I want YOU in it, too!  Let’s see how many you […]

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September 18, 2017

Howdy, buddies! 🙋🏻 Today I worked on updating a vintage dresser that used to be in my daughter’s nursery.  I love this old dresser, but it needed a face lift big time!  I partnered with Amy Howard At Home and used her chalk paint in Credenza and then finishing it with Cerusing Wax…let me show […]

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April 24, 2017