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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Thrifting for October

 Hi Friends,

Today I stopped by my local thrift shop to see if I could find and vintage Halloween décor, but to my dismay I didn't find anything.

I did find a grab bag for $1.50 full of stick on mustaches.  I did find a few items for a costume idea I have, two nice throw blankets, another grab bag with funny glasses.

As you can see I did find a little copper canister for $2.00 and a bag of Styrofoam balls for $075

This grab bag of Halloween items was also $1.50

Not much of a haul, but some times that happen. Anyway, I think I can use some of the item at Halloween time we'll see.

Until next post......

May God Bless You and Your Family.
I'm Vicki a Colorado Junkett

Sunday, September 19, 2021

A Few Rustic Late Summer Touches to My Front Porch

 Hi Friends,

Today I'm working on sprucing up my front porch for late summer, by bringing in the sunflowers a little green foliage to the vintage milk cans.   

I love adding black and white buffalo checked ribbon here and there to added the farm house feel

I have added a few burlap ribbon to add a rustic touch to the front porch.

I added a new welcome sign to my summer front porch this year from some old shelving I had painted red.  Using some Dollar Tree supplies, this is how my welcome sign turned out.

Just a few little touches to my front porch, and my front porch is ready for late summer.

I like how it all turned out, thank you so much for stopping by to see what I have been up too....until next time.

My God Bless You and Your Family,

I'm vicki a Colorado Junkett

Front door wreath

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Summer Sunflowers in the Back Yard

Hi Friends,

Today I want to show off sunflowers that are growing in my back yard.  Sunflowers make me happy and
there are more plants getting ready to bloom.  I just can't wait, my back yard is my happy place in the summer.


Thanks for stopping by my little Colorado Cottage.

May God Bless You and Your Family!

I'm Vicki a Colorado Junkett

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Late Summer Mantel With Sunflowers Accenting Vintage Bottles

 Hi Friends,

Today I'm changing up my fireplace mantel for late Summer.  With sunflowers, black and white homespun, a crow here and there.

I left the blue framed rooster picture on the vintage window frame, I love this picture!
I brought in a few of my hens from my collection.  This year I have adding touches of Spanish moss, I think the moss gives a more primitive/rustic farmhouse vibe. 

I  just the the added touches of blue and green I also pulled in vintage toy blocks a pottery piece my oldest daughter made in school years ago.

I also included some vintage bottles, a couple of aged books, old tobacco tin.

I really like how my mantel turned out this summer, with the sunflower garland layered with the age light blue jean rag garland with a black and white home spun mixed in.

Thank you so much for stopping by, so until next time May God Bless You and You Family today.

I'm Vicki a Colorado Junkett

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Decorate with me....... Small Area of the Living room with Some of my Collectibles

Hi Friends,

Today I'm playing around with a vignette on a book shelf in my living room.  I gather a couple of my vintage chickens, some of my gramma's measuring cups, a jadeite salt shaker, a metal recipe box my son Mod Podge way back in high school, one of my brass candle sticks, a couple of vintage cookie, and a dark green depression glass salt shaker.

So lets see how I rearrange these pieces to find the prefect arrangement.

Changed it up a bit by adding a rusty tin for a riser

I'm loving this little vignette I put together for summer.

Thank you for stopping by.  Let me know what you think?  Is it the milk glass vase or the brass candle stick?

Until the next time .....
May God Bless You and Your Family.

I'm Vicki a Colorado Junkett

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Thrift Haul - I Found A Few Vintage Book

 Hi Friends,

I have another great haul from a local thrift/antique store. Oh the books I found are amazing!

Little golden Mother Gooses, Woody Woodpecker and My little book of poems.
But Then I saw this Lassie book this is a first. I so thrilled to find this book it brings back memories as a kid watching the T. V. show

I found this grab full of bits and pieces of craft items I was so thrilled for just $1.75.

The next cool book I found titled "George Washington"
I can't wait to display this book with my patriotic décor.

Also the Huckleberry Fin, Tom Sawyer, and The Treasure Hunt
were great finds for me. Oh by the way I paid a $1.00 a piece for the books.  Yes I felt the price was a little high but I don't intend to resale the books.

I had so much fun today thrifting.  I'm always on the look out for books that have be Band to add to my collection.  You just never know where these books will turn up. 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my vintage book haul.  Until next time.....

My God Bless You and Your Family.

I'm Vicki a Colorado Junkett

Monday, July 12, 2021

Thrifting for vintage Farmhouse Décor

Hi friends,

 I've been thrifting again and WOW! the things I found! I was so excited finding some of these treasures.
This little mirror I will be adding to my mirror grouping in a guest room.  The crocheted little dress I will be displaying also in the guest room.

 thrifted item and where I place them in my house.
I have been collecting nesting boxes here and there. This trinket box will need painted and maybe some embellishments. The nut cracker and melon spoon I will add to a basket.

These yellow and tan covered books will be added to my stash for later use possibly this fall décor.

Later the same day I went to out local antique store and picked up these interesting trinkets. The mason trowel was $3 the little oil can was $5, the rooster I think is part of a weather vane? was $1,  the whale ornament was $1.  I was digging in a box of tools when I found this interesting bottle opener it had a prices of $8 which is over a invisible price I set to spend on items, but I thought this was very unique and I will keep in my collection of barware.

Oh when I saw this glass candy bowl, I was in awe.  My grandmother had a dish just like it, always had small hard candy in it, oh the memories.

I've always have my eyes out for little perfume bottles.  I believe I spent not more than $1 to $3 for each one. The little bottle that has a lid was so cute even though it doesn't have the original top.   I will be putting these little bottles on a tray to sit on a shelf in the guest bath, I think or the guest room vanity.

Every where you look in social media I see Junkets picking up little basket to hang on shelves, so for $.25 I picked up the two little gold basket that I will paint and the larger basket was $.50. I also thrifted the wood nut bowl, I do have another one so I can use it as a riser in my fall or winter décor.

Some weeks there's not much out there, but I feel I found some great treasures this week.  Super excited to incorporation them into my décor.

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time , God bless you and your family.

Vicki a Colorado Junkett.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Patriotic Touches to the Hutch for July 2021 - Decorate with me.

Decorating the Hutch for July

Welcome Friends,

 I chose stars as my focus this year.   I've been collecting metal and wooden star from Dollar Tree home décor item to repurpose.  My though process is to sand the glitter add some red, white, and blue paint to the star and scatter the star through out my décor as accents.


I have added a few thrifted items I have collected and a couple of DIY's


a little Spanish moss a diy burlap ball a few diy stars, thrifted aluminum drinking cup a vintage canning jar filled with vintage buttons,  I added some homespun and red and white flowers to a gallon glass jug I thrifted from a yard sale. 

I don't think I will ever get tired of  using black and white checked touches.
the yellow hen and carved horse were thrifted

Here are a few of this years new items repurposed stars painted in standard red, white, and blue acrylic paint by delta, I purchase at Walmart.

I also added pip berries picks.

A couple of little American flags.

Thank you for stopping by my Little Colorado Cottage today, I hope I have given a few ideas of ways to add thrifted items to your July décor.

So until the next time.....
God Bless You and Your Family,

I'm Vicki a Colorado Junkett

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Rustic Patriotic Front Porch for July

Hi Friends,

Thank you for stopping by My Little Colorado Cottage, today I had a few moments today to get outside and change out my front porch.

I moved my blue bench from the back yard to be place in front of the my living room window to fill in the gap and add color.  I really like the bench here. I have left the milk cans, galvanized buckets, and wire milk crates out front. And then I just added some florals and little patriotic flags.


I also left the Spanish moss wreath I made for spring and changed out the sign. The red, white, and blue banner I have had for many years, I get them out once in awhile.

I hope, I gave at least one idea to help you with your patriotic decorating this summer.

May God Bless you and your family.

Vicki a Colorado Junkett

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Red White and Blue Patriotic Touches Around my Backyard

 Hi Friends,

Today I'm adding patriotic blooms to the planting pots around my back yard.  Thank you for stopping by!

The daises are in bloom against the chippy fence that separate the yard from the garden.  I have had the patriotic banners on the fence for many years

I bring out these thrifted metal planters from my Mom many years ago and put them on the deck for summer. Today, I stuffed in the bottom of the planter with some burlap and patriotic colored florals I purchased from Dollar Tree this year.

This year I hung up two hanging basket added some florals and greenery on either side of my patio.

In my garden I have wooden box with  rabbit wire to display my collection of metal trinkets I pick up.  I added florals to the wooden box.  

Do you see the rusty pulley or the rusted bulb shovel?

My God Bless you and your family,

Vicki a Colorado Junkett

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Rustic Farmhouse Styled Mantel for July

Hello Friends,

Today, I'm styling my mantel with items I have had a long time, some recent thrifted treasures, a bit of Spanish moss, floral, home spun cotton scraps and a few DIY's.

Here on the mantel are a few thrifted vintage bottles with a little floral, I added a vintage Sir Walter Raleigh tobacco tin with floral and a small doily with red crochet edges.

 The assortment of star are a diy and the little wooden fire crackers in the terra cotta pot were part of a garland I thrift last summer.

The framed hen picture is a gift from my oldest daughter. I'm loving it so much I hung it on the vintage window frame over the fire place.

Here on the mantel are a better view of two of the vintage bottles with homespun tied around the neck of the bottle and some floral.  

Also, a couple of the vintage hens that I'm always adding to any vignette.  Oh did you notice another diy? the USA wood block.

I think it started last year but I'm adding black & white check banner and floral moss to my vignettes, I really like that added touch.

This wicker star basket I thrifted a few years ago from my local thrift store I just added some floral a little bit of Spanish moss pip berries and a couple of boxes of sparklers, a diy block of wood with the word pride, the little vintage liberty bell was given to me by my late grandfather, some vintage wooden kids blocks to spell out USA, and a vintage atlas canning jar with some homespun added to the neck of the jar.

I did a little juggling items around for better placement. 

I think the vintage rooster under the framed picture looks nice.

Thank you stopping by today. I am really liking how the mantel is looking this year, it make me smile.

God Bless America!

Vicki a Colorado Junkett