All Things Vintage #5

Another week has passed. It feels that they are moving faster and faster these days.

side yard landscaping

Especially since we have a big event happening at our home in just a matter of a few weeks!

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that one of our daughters is getting married this May and the wedding is taking place in our back yard!

In fact, the ceremony will be under that lovely curly willow tree 🙂

side yard landscaping

It has been an undertaking to get our yard ready and extra special for the big event. It’s certainly worth every bit of time and money we are putting into it but nonetheless, it is a bit tiring too.

back yard landscaping

Hubby has worked tirelessly on the lawn making sure it will be full and lush. He has also worked on the landscaping – 150 bags of mulch have been spread!!

Our soon-to-be son-in-law has been here several weekends helping with the yard work too.

peonies sprouting up in spring

My daughter and I spent last Saturday at our local greenhouse selecting and purchasing over $300 worth of plants for our yard.

Impatiens, petunias, lamb’s ear, and many perennials will help to fill our yard and landscaping in beautifully.

flats of flowers ready for planting

This weekend will be spent planting all of those flowers! I’m really looking forward to getting my hands dirty and making our yard a bit more special 🙂

I’ll try to grab some images and share them next week.

This is my view as I write this blog post. Not bad at all!

flats of flowers ready for planting

this week’s inspiration

This week I have enjoyed watching the Knock Out Roses come to life. Each day they are open just a bit more than they were the day before.

Knock Out Rose Bush opening in spring

this week’s tutorial

Remember the 1980s hope chest style of furniture? Full of country decals along with all the orange-y tones from back in the day.

With a bit of updating, you can turn one of these storage boxes into a beautiful and useful piece of furniture for your home.

Click here and I’ll show you how easy it is!

before image of Lane blanket and hope chest with heart decal on front

this week from the web

I did a bit of online surfing looking for tutorials on paper flower making and came across this tutorial. One evening, I made a few and really enjoyed the quiet time and the simple process of working with my hands.

As time permits, I’ll share what my paper magnolias look like but in the meantime, here is the tutorial I used to create mine:

Crepe Paper Magnolias

I found a few more things that I enjoyed on the web. Hope you enjoy them too!

This French Country Sideboard tutorial shows step by step how to remove layers of paint. This could come in handy for your next project!

This antique Westminster Dog Show Silver Bowl from 1952 is a stunner!

If you love succulents and a good game of checkerboard, you’re going to love this tutorial!

Flea Market shopping is among the fun aspects of my job. If you love seeing interesting finds, you’ll enjoy this post from Jana.

This sweet little cabinet got the cutest spring-look makeover!

This lovely set of yellow dishes has a sweet story.

one more tutorial

Speaking of the lovely color of yellow, take a look at this beauty!

later today

My friend Anna (from and I will be hosting our monthly All Things Vintage chat on Instagram Live today, Saturday, April 10 at 4pm EST. We’ve invited another vintage lovin’ friend to join us!

We hope you can join us as well. If you miss the Live, you can watch the replay on IGTV.

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  1. Thank you for sharing my checkerboard! I am so excited about your Spring wedding. My daughter got married in our backyard in 2019 and it was such a lovely occasion and made so many special memories for our family. I promise all that landscaping will be worth it!! 🙂

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Well that’s encouraging!! I kinda needed it to keep going!! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks for sharing my post about the California Farmhouse dishes! How exciting you are having your daughter’s wedding at your home. Your yard looks like the perfect setting for it!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Thank you! We are excited about the wedding and we are busy getting the yard ready!

  3. What a great post! I miss Delaware this time of year. Delaware always wears spring beautifully. Oh and 150 bugs of mulch!! What a workout 🏋️. No doubt the wedding will be beautiful!!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Thanks Anna! We are really looking forward to enjoying the fruits of our labor with all the yardwork!! Thanks for stopping by!