Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures. On Sundays, we review all the exciting events that occurred behind the scenes, on the website, and the sources of inspiration I discovered online during the past week. This is a weekly recap to ensure you don’t miss any of our adventures.
We are back from the beach, and I have so many exciting things to share this week.
But first, I want to share how grateful I am that you are reading this. I feel so blessed to have each of you following along on our journey.
When we decided to downsize and build our farmhouse in the woods, I never dreamed it would be the start of a whole new career.
I had come full circle in my life, back to my roots, you might say. I never dreamed that at age 61, I’d have a successful career sharing my love of budget-friendly decorating and DIY projects.
So I’m so thankful for all your comments and words that lift me up daily and encourage me to keep going.
Y’all are the best!
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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road
This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.
If your idea of a fun trip to the beach includes reading on the beach, thrift stores and vintage shopping, and dining by the water, we need to be friends.
This past week we did it all, plus rode the ferry to Southport and enjoyed catching up with out-of-town friends and a little thrift store shopping.
You may remember my Thrifting in Southport, NC adventures earlier this summer.
Although I didn’t find as many deals as last time, I did enjoy checking out Old Elegance Antiques. It was a little on the pricey side but the shop is filled with all my favorite things.
I loved all the vintage dishes and copper pieces. They also had a great collection of vintage milk glass, and see the brass tongs; that was my one purchase.
Stay tuned because next week, I will share a detailed post about decorating with vintage milk glass.
Thrift Store Haul and Update
Do you remember the copper and porcelain double boiler we found last week in Wilmington?
Well, it looks as good as I knew it would in its new home.
I mentioned the brass tongs I found in Southport, and I love the patina.
Last week I talked about a new spot we found in Wilmington, Azalea Antiques. We decided to have lunch along the Riverwalk, and I convinced Brad that we needed to go back and get the rattan plate chargers I couldn’t get off my mind.
If you’d like to learn more about Wilmington, NC, read Thrifting With The Gals in Wilmington, NC.
In Case You Missed It
Here is all the inspiration from my decorating and DIY website, in case you missed it.
There are so many fun and unique containers you can use for flowers to make your arrangements stand out from the crowd. Today I’m sharing a collection of flower container ideas you can find at thrift stores, flea markets, and even on the roadside. Add unique containers for flowers all around your home and fill them with greenery, faux and real flowers.
Do you have old outdoor lanterns that are looking a bit worse for wear? If so, you can easily update it with a few cans of spray paint.
If you’re thinking, “I need to just throw this rusty thing away”? Well, Stop right there.
Are you a vintage bottle fan? Here is the secret to making vintage bottle labels that you can use on vintage old bottles or cabinetry. This easy tutorial lets you take a simple bottle and create a vintage look. Although these vintage jar labels are faux, you’ll be amazed at their authenticity.
Looking for a unique coastal craft to add a touch of charm to your home? Look no further than this DIY cottage oyster shell craft garland! This easy-to-make oyster shell craft is perfect for beginners and can be customized to fit your style.
Do you love the look of vintage home decor but don’t want to spend a fortune? If so, you’re in luck! There are plenty of ways to decorate your home with thrift store finds and vintage treasure collections without breaking the bank.
Here are some tips on how to begin collecting vintage treasures and how to style them in a way that looks stylish and cohesive.
Adventures Off The Dirt Road
Why Didn’t I Think of That?
Each week there are so many wonderful blog posts, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.
There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL
My talented friend Wendy shared 21 DIY Christmas Placecard Holders, and they are all amazing. However, this dried lambs ear bow stole my heart, and I had to share.
Another talented friend, Jennifer, shared this gorgeous Neutral Felt Garland that you can make for Fall.
- I love dried flowers, and my friend Stacy shared How To Dry Flowers in 5 Easy Step
- I’m in love with this cute chicken coop my friend Renae built.
- Maine is on my bucket list of places to visit, so I loved seeing Molly’s Midsummer Coastal Maine Gardens.
- Get some insights into living in Vermont from my friend Ann who spends her time between Vermont & Maine.
- Do you have a college freshman? You have to read Simply 2 Moms’ incredible post.
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In My Cart
I can’t believe it took us so long to add blinds to our screened porch. We get intense evening sun, and it makes the porch an oven. We’ve only had them installed for two days, but I’m in LOVE. The difference is amazing.
I also just received this tablecloth, and I love the fabric and tassels.
My Kindle PaperWhite finally arrived, and I noticed it’s still on sale. YAY, I love how easy it is to read compared to my Amazon Fire tablet.
If you need a baby gift, this was my daughter’s favorite book, and I’m gifting it for a baby shower.
Oh, I love the color of the goblets. Perfect for fall.
I just added this throw blanket to my cart. I love the texture and color for fall.
- A round-up of amazing Fall DIY Projects
- Fall Trends and What To Thrift For
- How to Decorate with Milk Glass in your Home.
- Fall Table Decorations You Will Love
- Supper Club – Southern Pot Luck Dinner
- And More – Stay Tuned
Thanks again for stopping by, and have the best Sunday!