FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It is going to be a looooong post!

        It never ceased to amazed me how much our likes and dislikes change over time. This days I find myself loving just a very monochromatic palette. Yes, I'm a pink girl,  old shabby chic kind of girl, will forever love roses, but...white is just beautiful. Then you incorporate the different patinas, rust, stainless, tea stain, sepia, burlap, etc and you just wake up everyday in heaven.  I think you will  see this in the before and after of my screened porch. You can click on the picture to enlarge.
                             Today, after 2 days of fuffling. (Is that a word?)
The way we were. Pretty yet something was missing.
Layering DOES make a huge difference in your decor. My costumers always ask me if my house looks like my shop. I tell them yes and no. Yes, because I love to decorate, to nest. No, because I do have a husband and the home must be a place to live in, not a display window. There is nothing like coming home and lay down in a comfy couch, to use and enjoy what you have. This house is the first house we have that have a family room. It is my favorite room in the house. If I'm not expecting guests my tv trays are out, house shoes are in the floor everywhere and my blue flannel throw is laying in the fainting couch. There are toys everywhere. Juju is not a tidy dog but I can't believe I love to see his toys and his food tray in the kitchen. He gets to lay down with me in the couch and he lays on my pretty Ikea throw, and yes, is white. I just throw linen in the laundry every other day and I don't mind at all.
Last night I just didn't want to come inside. It was warm and breezy and so nice outside in my porch.
 I have been reading thru my collection of magazines. It is so interesting to see the changes, many of them so outdated. Remember country crafts, geese, cows, chickens, mushrooms, bamboo furniture, formica, borders, even some of the victorian in the hunter green and burgundy. Is peach a color? I have not seen peach for about 10 years. Remember the Southwest decor, thank you God, I never owned a Pepe Siesta.
                                      To this, ahh...so much better.


             Have you seen cuter bunnies? Got them years ago at Hobby Lobby.
          I keep bunnies, eggs and birds as year round decorations.


                        The watering cans are German and the little stainless drawer I found last week. The machinist tool box got the most amazing trays inside. It was too shinny for me when I bought it. A little patience and Texas weather gave its patina.

 I bought this little wicker set from Ms. Ann last Friday. When my brother stopped by on Sunday it was still sitting in the back of my truck. He asked me if I needed him to take it to the local landfill. WHAT? So sacrilegious. See, a lot of people just don't get it. I jumped of joy when Ms. Ann told me I can have it for very little money. What do you think, trash or treasure? TREASURE TO ME!.
             I see a lot of sewing in my future. Have to saw cushions and some more pillows.

                                                                       Yummy
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                                I'm in love with succulents. They are such carefree plants and I don't have a green thumb. That did not stopped me today from buying a whole lot of plants. I hope they survived the heat.




                                  Rust, rust and more rust, give me more!

 I hope that my White Wednesday friends and everybody else that stop by enjoyed the tour.  I love to hear from you. What do you think? I simply have the best time setting up this little porch. Blessings, Marta.
                                                                     THE END

10 comments:

Ruby Grace's said...

Long post but worth it! I would love to come lounge on your porch with you and read old magazines! It looks so iviting and comfy. Love all the stuff....you did good!
Denis

Barbara Jean said...

yummy post. Love it all!!

blessings
barbara jean

Fishtail Cottage said...

I can so appreciate everything you shared! everything in your lounge area is fabulous! xoox, tracie
ps - I love collecting old watering cans!

bikim said...

so pretty!
tons of gorgoeus details
°º✿happy June!!!!º° ✿♥
Rosa

Crystal said...

I love your porch!!! It looks so wonderful!! I'm so wishing I had a screened in porch to enjoy!!! The rust and white are the perfect combination. I loved the flowers with the moss vase....great!

Ann said...

It's beautiful and I love the table and chairs. I'll come by one day for a glass of iced tea. Ann

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your porch looks so lovely and charming in all white. Of course, I love color so much,too, so I think it looked wonderful in the before pic also! :)
Michelle

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful tour...what a great place to relax!

danaleigh said...

Beautiful porch!

Sares said...

Love the porch! Can you imagine being into the rusts and olive greens of the 70's again! Makes you wonder what the next fashion will be.
I think your new look is really restful and serene.
I am glad things have picked up for you, I know they have been slow. It has been hit and miss at our store. Summer should pick up here because it finally gets nice and people get out. I would imagine with the Texas heat people hunker down in the air-conditioning!