The Last Vintage Whites Market of the Season

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As much as I absolutely LOVE shopping, fixing, painting, repairing and generally puttering around my house preparing items for the market, the market itself is soooo much work.  I mean actual back-breaking, heavy-lifting, unpacking, repacking, lots of driving, endless fluffing work! We, at the Backyard Bungalow, are always the first to arrive … [Read more...]

Score! Adventures in Estate-Sale Shopping

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A lovely reader asked me how I did on the estate sale I went to last Friday, so instead of just telling her about my antique haul, I thought I'd show all of you!  Last Friday, all I found was this desk some lace curtains and an enamelware bucket.  BUT, when I went back today, I found sooo much more!  Bob and Mark, the gentlemen who run the … [Read more...]

Guest Bedroom Reveal

View from the door

Drum roll… Orchestra fanfare…. Curtain rising…. And now….the GUEST BEDROOM REVEAL!!!   That sounds so exciting, doesn’t it?  Well, I hope this post lives up to the hype. Let’s start with a view from the door: This is the bedroom as we saw it with the realtor in 2009.  The view is also taken from the … [Read more...]

A Great Start to the Summer in Somers, MT: Our Vintage Whites Market Weekend

Not-so-blue skies

What a whirlwind weekend at Vintage Whites Market!!  Whew!  It started on Thursday morning, actually, with me trying to get all things Backyard Bungalow tagged and priced and packed in boxes.  I seem to go into panic mode just before a show and I probably do more panicking than packing!  In the afternoon, my friend and biz partner, Donna, … [Read more...]

A Room of Her Own

black white and lime green bedroom

Today, I thought I'd show you the guest room that I designed.  My daughter moved back to the parental nest temporarily, so I designed it with her taste in mind, as well as my own.  Below is a view from the hallway. I found the bed at a garage sale here a couple summers ago for $40.00.  They told me the price with a huge question mark … [Read more...]