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Decorating Above the Window and Some Mint Green Pottery

Painting above window and mint green pottery

If you follow me on Instagram (@justvintagehome) you’ll have seen some pictures of decorating around the new house as it happens. I haven’t shown much of that here mainly because the same pictures look pretty horrible if I put them on the blog. I have an extremely hard time photographing my house so that it doesn’t look like a 3 year old did it. The color, lighting, and angle are never right and I don’t have the patience to figure out what’s wrong. I’m never satisfied but if I wait for perfection, it’ll never happen. So…. today I’ll share a window and the primitive cabinet next to it that showcases the mint green pottery collection.

(Of course, photographing into a window is a nightmare. Believe it or not, my walls are white.)

What do you do when the ceilings are tall and the drapes are “supposed” to go high leaving a large space between the window and the curtain rod? It looked weird to me so I put this painting up there.

I can’t decide if I like it there because it’s different or if I don’t like it because…. well…. it’s different. Right now blinds are in the window but I might end up using sheers eliminating the need to fill that space.

You’ll notice I need something on the wall to the right and, Heaven forbid a spot is left unadorned, the stair posts need something. Also, while that yellow stool doesn’t look odd in person, it sure looks out of place in this picture! Annnddddd the little chair needs to be recovered. So see? The only thing kinda complete here is the top of the cabinet and the window.


This primitive cabinet is slap-dab full to bursting of old family photos that desperately need organizing. Maybe in my spare time…..

Mint green pottery is my favorite. It’s a small collection but I do love every piece. Click here to see how the collection was used in the old house.


So how do you fill the void above your windows or does it not bother you? I’m so used to 8′ ceilings and small rooms, I don’t quite know what to do with this house.

Stay tuned and I’d especially love for you to follow me on IG for more decorating updates. Maybe I’ll get this photographing thing figured out! I’ve only been trying for 20 years!!

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Using Vintage Halloween Decorations In Your Decor

Vintage Halloween Decorations

So you have some vintage Halloween decorations and wondering what to do with them? In this post I share what I did this year. In previous years I’ve simply arranged everything on the mantle. This year, in the new house, the mantle wasn’t a good place for all that, so I spread the items around. On one hand, they have more of a punch amassed, but there’s something to be said about working them in with your regular decor.

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Some Fall Decorating Around the House

Bust with simple, fall, berry garland draped around her shoulders.

Even though I don’t have all my furniture and stuff here yet, I have done a bit of fall decorating around the house. Not a lot and there certainly won’t be a fall “home tour.” But I thought I’d share the few things I have done.

First, the fireplace. Just a floral arrangement of little pumpkin-looking things on stems and fall silk, spray, flower things. I have no idea what to call either of these. They were bought at Michael’s.

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