Along the Journey – Shopping with Friends

Hi friend! I hope you had a great week!

The last few weeks have been full of visits from our family and going away for the weekend. Last weekend hubby surprised me with a weekend away in Staunton, Virginia. We love traveling the East Coast and this was the perfect place to visit.

Staunton is located in the Shenandoah Valley in between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains of the Appalachian Mountains. The scenery was amazing.

We thrifted, ate some of the best food, and enjoyed the beautiful mountains on either side of the town.

I’ll be sharing a YouTube video of our thrifting haul. But I didn’t record anything while we were away. Sometimes you have to be present with those you love. 🥰

hosta plant in full leaf

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Saturday shopping

Some of my blogging friends and I are getting together and sharing our recent finds while shopping online.

You can check the links below for our faves and be sure to pop over to visit their blogs. Each of these ladies has a beautiful vintage-loving and repurposing style like you and I do. I’m sure you will enjoy reading their posts!

Reinvented Delaware – Cindy

Living Large in a Small House – Lynn

  • I’ve started decorating for fall and I love the plaid throw and lumbar pillow that I recently purchased from Target.
  • These faux florals look amazing in my fall entryway.
  • I found these frames at Micheals that I used to frame the FREE Printables that are on my blog.
  • I’m loving these fall salad plates that would be beautiful on a fall tablescape.

South House Designs – Diane

  • Transitioning to Fall? Scents are a great starting point. Perfect timing. Pier 1’s celebrating their birthday with 61% off many items. Their highly rated, really large and beautiful $39.95 candles are included!!! At $15.59 maybe I don’t have to decide between Pumpkin, Apple Crisp or Rustic Woodlands (three of my favorites).
  • This long lumber pillow from Hearth & Home would be great along the back of the couch. swapping out for two brighter blue and white Summer throw pillows. It’s long enough it would probably fill a loveseat. The texture is perfect for transitional coziness.
  • Home Goods always has an amazing assortment of seasonal decor accents. This crystal ball with swirling smoke inside caught my eye. It would be a great focal point in a tray display. Along with this tower skulls.
  • Seasonless question: Have you tried Tube Mascara yet? Woo hoo! I love it! My fave, this one from Tarte, is on sale (that never happens) for $15. (shipping included!) That’s a steal. Hurry over while it lasts. They call it lash extensions in a tube. That might be over-selling it a bit, but I do agree it’s great!

Vintage Home Designs – Michele

  • I shared this adorable pleated lampshade on my Instagram this week, and so many of you loved it! I got so many messages wanting the link.
    It comes in 2 sizes and you won’t believe the price! I replaced a shade on a lamp in my sitting area with the larger size for a change, and I am loving it!
    There is also a really cute blue pattern one that I bought, as well.
  • Last month I shared a super cute and cozy outfit that I have been wearing this summer.
    I discovered last week that it also comes in a long sleeve version, so I just got one and planning to order another color.
    It has been a great travel outfit this summer and still cute for running errands or a lunch date.
  • I am a sucker for all things pumpkin, so I had to have this cute white pumpkin shape soup tureen. I think it will look cute this fall mixed in with my ironstone soup tureen collection.
    There are also small individual soup bowls with a lid that go with it.
  • And can we talk about this glass pumpkin dome?? It is a bit of a splurge, but it would be so amazing for fall decor and functional, as well.

WM Design House – Wendy

I know the daytime temperatures are still high, but I can feel the evenings cooling off. Or maybe it’s just my imagination because I’m so ready for fall. How about you? Here are a few things I am looking forward to.

Amy Sadler Designs – Amy

one for the road

Remember back in the day when having a cedar chest was so popular? They often had decals like the one you see below.

It’s time to give those durable pieces of furniture a makeover! I’ll show you step-by-step how to in the post below. It also includes a YouTube video to go along with it!

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  1. Michele - vintage home designs says:

    So many amazing finds this week, and your trip sounds wonderful. I would love to visit there someday. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thanks Michele – we had a great trip!