exterior additions and a quick update

Well hello, April!
This is my first time checking in here since the new month rolled over.
So much going on since the Jane Austen Faire, and then trying to get life back in order.

We enjoyed a sunny weekend and spruced up some outside spaces over the weekend.
It was so nice to soak up some sun, barbecue, watch Hannah's first softball game, and plant some flowers. 

 Last week I worked my shift at Aunt Bee's House, and saw a charming post box in another vendor's booth.
I don't really have any red on our front porch, but the design was so cute and unique, I decided it would be a fun pop next to the front door.

Isn't it great?
We have all our mail delivered in a modern lock box, so this is purely for decorative purposes, but I love how it looks and fills in the wall.

All of our spring flowers are in full bloom, and I planted a few Geraniums yesterday.

I'm still working on getting everything spruced up, and since we don't have any guarantees of our nice weather lasting for long this time of year, I'll show you the front porch a little later.

I've got several outdoor projects waiting in the wings.  Once the Farmhouse Show is done in a couple weeks, I'll have more time to focus on house projects!

I ordered some Cabbages and Roses fabrics to restock my Etsy shop and have some ready for the Farmhouse Show.  
I decided to add in some blues into the lineup, which is a first for me!

 Another project I'm hoping to tackle soon is organizing and cleaning up my studio.  It's been so long since I've shown any updated photos!  It's an absolute wreck, and in desperate need of some attention.  
One addition that isn't new to me, but hasn't been shown yet is my new sewing table.  It's actually a vintage vanity, but it's sturdy and cute.  I like the charm it adds to the space.

More on that later.

I also had a great weekend at several estate sales over the weekend, and posted this photo on Instagram:

This was just a small portion of my haul from Friday.
The chippy green rolling cart was my favorite find, and today my plan is to clean it and get a fresh coat of milk paint on the stained shelves.  
I think it would be awesome in a kitchen - storage for plates, platters, and serving pieces.  

It's hard to tell in this photo, but just to the left of it are a couple vintage cutting boards that I found too.  One of them has a lobster painted on it.  
So fun!

I'm hoping to get a few more regular updates on here before Farmhouse, but my list is a mile long!! Hopefully I can keep my head above water!

See you soon~
xo Denise

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  1. Great post to catch up with, Denise! I love that mailbox. I was going to say we have a one of those lock mailboxes for our condo community, too, but I think it is a great idea to put one on the house anyway. Sometimes when I have a package pick up for an Etsy order, the mail carrier brings my mail up to the door. This would be a great place for her to put it ~ safe and out of the weather. Love your finds and that fabric you ordered, too.

  2. Oh Yes, I love your post box. It's so perfect. I'm a wee bit envious of your pretty flowers, can't wait for the weather to warm up here so I too can plant some.


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