Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine’s Wishes

Hey my friends!

I have so much to tell you :)

First of all, I changed around our dining room. Are you surprised?

Me either.  If you’ve been visiting my blog for a while, you probably know I get bored if I leave things alone for too long :)

valentines bedspring bottles

So, I started by rearranging the mantel for a fresh new look, and added some tulips for Valentine’s Day :)  You may notice the gray armoire is now here in the dining room.  Yes, that’s because we got a new flat screen tv in our den.  Now I store dishes and lots of other junk other stuff inside.  Do you like it gray?  I think I do…maybe we should discuss it further at a later time.

valentines dining

I used old bed springs around the vintage bottles on the mantel.

valentines mantel

The next change I made was moving this cabinet hutch to our buffet.  I also replaced the galvanized tub with my vintage wooden chicken crate.

valentines buffet

And remember I told you I was headed to Canton this past weekend?  Well, we had so much fun, and the weather was beautiful!  I wanted to show you a few new treasures I found…

valentines tulips

This galvanized tray came from “Old Friends”, a vendor named Cindy, located at booth #6219 in Pavillion 6000.  She had some really great vintage farmhouse stuff.  Go see Cindy when you’re in Canton! 

 valentines music hearts

For a few Valentine’s crafts, I added music sheet heart cut-outs to the tray and ice cream bucket along with heart placemats.

valentines ice cream 

valentines table

valentines pitch pots

Of course we visited Laurie Anna's Vintage Home, where I found a new grainsack. 

valentines grainsacks

I tried something new with my grainsacks.  Each one is rolled and placed in my old wooden crate from Canton.  You see that rusty metal washer stand?  We found that out on Mr. Buckets Aunt’s farm. Yep, just found it out in the woods.

valentines hearth

And this vintage wooden toolbox came from Cindy at “Old Friends”, too.

valentines toolbox 2 

valentines bouquet

valentines galvanized tray

The galvanized metal house lanterns came from Laurie Anna's.  She will have her whole shoppe transformed for Spring next month! Can’t wait!

valentines metal houses

And Mr. Buckets moved our big, heavy scale over to this corner.

valentines bistro chairs

See that cool old rusty lantern? Came from Cindy… she had really cool stuff.

valentines candlesticks

 Once again, when I saw the tulips in the store, I felt like dressing a Valentine’s table.  Usually it’s one of my least favorite holidays…but this year I feel Spring in the air! And I’m excited to add a little red & pink.

valentines dining room

Well thanks for hanging in there for so many photos!

And let me close by saying I’d like to invite all of you who have online shops or businesses to please consider becoming a sponsor/advertiser here on Buckets of Burlap.  I’d love to partner with you! Please send me an email @, if you are interested in discussing details about this new adventure I’m beginning…

Thanks from the bottom of my HEART!

And Happy Valentine’s Day

I’m joining

Farmhouse Friday

Vintage Inspiration Friday



Becky C


Amy Kinser said...

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways... Okay, just feeling a little valentinesy after seeing your beautiful post.

I love it all! I especially love how you added the piece to your buffet. What a great idea. I also love the chicken coop thing underneath. Your grainsacks look wonderful in the crate. I love the springs on the bottles. (what a great idea that was) Love the galvanized tray on the table and the tool box with the metal handle. So great. Tell me about the music garland hanging on the old window. Was that another craft today? Love the scale with the old lantern also and love how you added the candle in it. See, I told you I love it all!

I feel like I am right there with you. Wish I was so I could eat some of that ice cream with you and Mr. Buckets and those precious kiddos.

Love to you all.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Wow Becky, it all looks so awesome!!~ The pop of color that the flowers add against your beautiful vintage pieces is gorgeous!!
It looks like you got some pretty amazing treasures from Canton!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
I might be interested in advertising with you next month! :)

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Always so nice to see you and Mr. Buckets, thanks for the shout out! So enjoyed chatting with you, and enjoyed reading this and seeing your decision! Count me in sweetiepie!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Becky!!!

Wow, I love the changes in your home...actually, I love everything about your home! :) Sooo beautiful!!! Love the touches of V-day decor all around too!!! Take care and have a great weekend!


It's me said...

Hi look wonderful !! i love everything !! you have a good taste !!...nice that you open your on line shop exciting.......i will share things with you but i think i live too far help you or advice you....we have a normal flower gift shop and a little on line nice to do .....have a nice weekend

Coral and Coast said...

So gorgeous and you can never have enough photos, they are beautiful! :) xo K

Tonya said...

Gorgeous!! I love that big bucket of tulips on your table, but every last detail is beautiful!

Theresa said...

Everything is just perfect! I want to pick a favorite to tell you, but honestly i just love it all... every last detail! You can just feel sprig is on its way in that room.

sissie said...

I love your home and all of your lovely vintage pieces. Your home should be in a magazine.


debbie refresh restyle said...

It's beautiful, I do the same thing~change things around a lot! I'm glad spring is in the air :) Love your music too!

chateau chic said...

Okay, putting those springs over the top of your bottles is pure genius. Love all your rearranging. So fun to be able to use what we have in a different way and have a whole new room. Your wonderful finds fit so well in your awesome home.
I'm a new Linky follower, Mary Alice

Anne said...

I love the changes you made.It looks amazing.Don't you love that old rusty stuff.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

It's so fun to rearrange. Love your vignettes and the inviting and charming atmosphere you create! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Morning T said...

Wow Becky- everything looks great in there and I love the pops of color with the flowers. Genius idea with the bed springs around the jars!
Happy Friday to you,

Trine said...

Hi Becky,
I just came across your blog and wow, what a treat. I just loved your blog. What a beautiful place you have. So much inspiration.

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Becky~~ Love the Valentines Table Setting. Just perfect. I am hoping to find me some pretty tulips at the store today too:)They are such happy little flowers.
I have linked up to you through Linky Tools now too. Just when I was getting the hang of all the blogging, they change it up:)
Happy Weekend To you

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

The springs on the jars! What a fun idea! It's all beautiful and looks like you picked up some great stuff.

I'm following you with the new Linky and would love it if you'd consider doing the same. I'm not on Blogger and am having to get moving to build up the Linky followers. :-)

Lee Caroline said...

Some great find Becky and love the changes you have made, you are really great with your styling. love your dining table, wish I had more room in my little cottage to have such a table.


Val said...

Beautiful! Getting me inspired to change a few things around in my home! :)

Heaven's Walk said...

It all looks just beautiful, Becky! I adore the gray armoire where you put it. Really makes the room look cozy and yet very chic! Sounds like you had a great day of shopping. Sure wish I lived by LaurieAnna's!!! :)

xoxo laurie

A Cottage Muse said...

The room looks beautiful and the pop of red from the tulips is the perfect finishing touch!

Whimsey Creations said...

I love the bed springs on the bottles - so cool! Thanks for sharing all your pictures. It looks so fresh and springlike!

aimee said...

if you have the time it would be wonderful if you could link up to my new party stating today at
many thanks aimee xxx

The Grandy's said...

I can't believe I've never read your blog! I absolutely love your house. I'm excited to add your blog to my link list and catch your updates!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Your dining room is so fresh looking. I'm loving the gray armoire. I'm your newest follower on GFC and LF. Please pay me a visit if you get a chance! Hugs, Kim

Special 'K' said...

Seriously thank you for sharing such beautiful images and bits of your amazing home for us all to enjoy. I love your beautiful dining table and bench. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild said...

This is a real fun, shabby chic but not-too-frilly look you have created. Fresh and Well done!

Wild Oak Designs said...

Great pictures! And yes, around our house things change around too....
Love your grainsacks. Do you have a great place to find them that is affordable?? I have been buying a few but the average $45 or so....I absolutely love them!
Visit my blog...www.
thanks for sharing your wonderful room...

Carrie! said...

Wait a second. I, really. Will you tell me your secret of keeping a house like this with THREE KIDS?? You DID say THREE kids, right???? I have two (7 and 5) and I cannot buy ANYTHING unless it gets HUNG on a wall or put up INTO something. And even then....dust because I am exhausted from the day....and the two cats. Holy cow. Please...really....PLEASE tell me how you keep these things like this? You really eat at that table?? I am not poking fun by any means...I really want to know how you do it. I have HOUSE ENVY!!!! :)

Vintage Home said...

C R A Z E E E bout the armoire in grey!
Wonderful pictures here! a lot of swooning being done over here!
Have a great Valentines day!...I know you will in that room!

white life© said...

Yes, yes, yes - I love all changes and the fresh style ... you've done a great job!!!


Privet and Holly said...


Now I wish I'd
bought red tulips : )

Love your styling,
Miz Becky!

Happy Valentine's Day,
xx Suzanne

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love seeing all of these gorgeous photos. I love to see every detail you do. Love it all!


Bente said...

Hi. I just found your blog and I love it. You are so good at decorating.

Have a nice day


Bridget@Flour N Friends said...

I love the wooden box and grain sacks, you're home is amazing. I love looking at it! :)

Bliss said...

Stopped over after your headboard feature at Remodelholic. Newest follower on Linky too. Mr. B of B did an awesome job and if someone would of told me an old tub at the foot of a bed would look great I would of thought no way!


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