The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

{ Festive Fall Front Entryway '15 }

Heyyyy guys!! I hope you all are having a lovely & quaint Wednesday afternoon!!!  When I posted our 2015 Fall Home Tour a few weeks ago, I totally forgot to post our entryway or even think about it. Today I'm back with a simple, thrifty & practical fall front entry! For some reason I got the spark to decorate at 1am last night & well this is what I came up with..It's mostly  all thrifty or free finds per usual & it's not neutral..shocker, right?! I think I got inspired last night to decorate because the late night breeze blowing through our little suburban cottage was just glorious ha! I mentioned via Instagram earlier that rustling leaves among many other things are my favorite about fall & I truly mean it!!!! I mean hearing the leaves blow around, the winding whipping about, fresh air & knowing the holiday season is around the corner..Yes, please hehe!! Grab a cup of hot soup & join me on this mini tour :) !


So I'm going to clue you all in on a little secret..You see that orange packet in the third compartment behind the "P"?! Well, that's a drawer freshener!!! I use them all over the house after a good deep cleaning. They add so much fragrance & last pretty long. This one is pumpkin scented & I picked up a 6 pack for $4 at Michaels!! 


The branches/ blooms are from +Michaels Stores  ! I don't know why but these particular ones stuck out to me..I think they're marigold blooms { Don't hold me to that ha }! I picked up some orangey rust & cream ones! 


The pumpkin was a gift from my dear gram from a local shop in town & the mason jar , mini shovel & flower holder were all free finds!!


I mean what's fall without some Baileys in your hot cocoa?!  & P.S. That's my lovely hubby's new scarf & it's soooo soft & thick!! I'm stealing it hahaha! 




I hope you guys liked this entryway! It's simple, yet still  has some of my style of vintage/rustic/cottage/farmhouse charm { whoa that's a mix}  & fun I'd say! Do you decorate your entryway?

Paige.Rose


Friday, September 25, 2015

{ DIY Bathroom Storage }

Welcome weekend & Happy 6th Year Anniversary to us!! It's suppose to be a beautiful weekend..not only is it our anniversary , but my dad's birthday & we share an anniversary with my late papa. I thought before the weekend festivities begin that I would share a quick & simple little DIY that literally is sooo simple I debated even sharing, but it was way to cute, so here I am!! I've mentioned this a million times before, but my bathroom { we have our own bathrooms } is super small, so every bit of storage is needed! I have plenty of baskets etc.. in the bathroom, but I was sick of always digging for stuff, so I went down to my decor room & decided to DIY a little something for less hassle!! 




If you all remember back in the spring I bought these hanging lace planters from +IKEA USA  & hung them next to the fireplace here--> Spring Planters..Well, obviously since then I've taken them down for fall & the upcoming holidays so they were just siting there .. Why not use them for storage?! They already have little round holes in the back , well actually three around the pots to hang them from a ceiling etc.. I never used the metal chain they came with for that purpose. 



 These planters were super affordable 2 for under $18 !! I just threaded some black & cream polka-dotted burlap ribbon through the back hole & tied them to the towel bar! I also used 1  medium sized furniture grip on each  so they won't hit the wall & leave marks , and they won't make noise when used..


I use them for literally EVERYTHING! For the sake of this post I cleaned them out..I keep everything from lotion to scissors in them & they're pretty sturdy..no tipping believe me!! 

Side Note: Make sure you hang them & tie them as tight as possible, this will ensure they hang down less etc..:)



I hope this helps all of you with that case of the small bathrooms heheh.This could even be used when you're sharing a bathroom & need to have split storage etc..simple, cheap & practical!! Have a lovely, happy & healthy weekend guys!!

Paige.Rose


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

{ Adding Farmhouse Charm for Fall }

Heyyyy all!! I hope you're enjoying the first day of fall!! I mean who doesn't love this season { other then the pesky bees & allergies } !! It's still been a bit warm here in the north, but it's cooling down & I'm pretty excited for this weekend, it's our 6 year wedding anniversary!!! A long drive in the country with the wind blowing, country up, camera on & a little something I'll be blogging soon ..would be just fine with me :)!!! I know one thing I want some good ole cider mill cinnamon donuts & some cold fresh cider..hmm maybe a picnic? Whoa, I'm getting ahead of myself, but today I'm sharing some useful tips & tricks when it comes to decorating for fall, farmhouse style!!! I know department stores like Target are screaming & bursting  with farmhouse decor & new lines for fall, but lets be honest it's expensive!!!
Today I'm sharing how to add  some fall farmhouse charm with these simple goods..





- WOOD - 


Wood is one of those elements that you definitely need when you are decorating for fall & especially when trying to achieve the cozy farmhouse look!! It's one of those things that you can find just about anywhere & you can distress & make look worn by simply distressing with some $5 sandpaper etc..  I love using crates as well & many businesses throw them away..These crates were thrifty finds & that rustic piece of wood was a garbage find.



- GLASS -


I love vintage glass & this is thanks to my hubby & grams!! I can remember picking vintage washed up glass on the beach as a kid & loved it!! My husband is also a lover of vintage glass bottles of any sort. They're great to use for decorating to give that farmhouse/vintage general store look!! They have that plain, yet old vintage look & can staggered, used as vases or just on display!! 

Side Note: These vintage bottles were free finds & the spice rack was also a garbage find. The maple moose bottle isn't vintage { it's from +HomeGoods  } but it's so cute!!



- METALS -


I love using metals for that rustic farmhouse charm!! It's simple, durable & makes a bold statement!! You can use old buckets, watering cans, signs etc.. I love these metal pumpkins..they're so simple , yet they make a statement!! If you notice I've have most of the  things listed in this post  all in this picture..wood, glass/crocks,metal & greenery!! Incorporate some of those goods in your home & you'll have a cozy  fall farmhouse!

 


- GREENERY, CANDLES, & CHALKBOARDS -

So some of the other things I like to incorporate into a rustic, vintage, cottagey- farmhouse home are greenery of any sorts!! I prefer simple little plants or hydrangeas because they're warm & make a bold impact & hydrangeas can be dried & used over & over!! Candles are another thing I like to use. They make any space feel warm, cozy & delicious instantly!! I like ones that are more neutral in style, but are warmer scents.  Chalkboards are the last thing I like to use. They're easy to make for under $15 & they can double as signs, decor & they last forever!!


This chalkboard was a DIY...See what this is made out of.. --> Chalkboard DIY


I love using tans & plaids for fall also. The dried grass in the crock is from our flower garden & the rustic farmhouse coasters were a DIY here --> DIY Wood Coasters


I hope this helps some of you wanting that cozy fall farmhouse home!! Use these simple items & you're on your way! Happy fall decorating guys!

Paige.Rose
 


Thursday, September 17, 2015

{ Our 2015 Fall Home Tour }

I can't believe this week is already almost over!! Seriously blogging four days a week rather than 2/3 is crazy, but also so fun!! I've had a blast sharing our fall home decor in this little Fall Home Series of mine this week! I hope you all are having a splendid time decorating your sanctuary for the best time of the year { other than Christmas of course ;) }!! I'm not going to lie fall is going by so fast, but it's still warm here. We're planning on going to the cider mill this weekend & spending some cozy fall time together . Today I'm sharing the FULL Fall Home Tour  with you all!! I'm piecing together each space I blogged for fall 2015!! Sit back with some cold cider & a warm cinnamon donut or 2, & hopefully gather some inspiration & ideas!



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Living Room Mantel
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I wanted to go with more of a rustic & earthy mantel this year! I was loving the different metals & decided to incorporate them in this little piece. Full Post Here -->  Fall Mantel 2015
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 Front Porch
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I must say this is my favorite fall front porch I've decorated! I loved last year's, but something so warm & cozy about this one has me so ready to enjoy the fall weather. I went with a fall harvest inspired theme this year..Come check out the Full Post Here --->  Fall Porch 2015

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Kitchen & Dining Room
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I made the " Cider & Donuts " sign on a whim & well the vintage mill idea for the kitchen kinda took off!! This fall kitchen isn't complete, because you all know I love changing stuff up..so another tablescape will be blogged! For now check out the Full Post Here--->  Fall Kitchen & Dining Room 2015

I really hope you guys have a wonderful fall weekend! I swear the memories made in the fall are some of the best ones! Ill be back with some changes soon & pry more fall decor..:) 

Happy weekend lovely readers! 

Paige.Rose 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

{ Fall Kitchen & Dining Reveal }

Welcome back guys!! I hope you're all having a great week thus far..It's been so fun sharing different spaces decorated for fall with you guys! The amount of love I'm feeling via social media is remarkable!! I'm always aiming to help someone decorate & love their space with practical home decor & ideas. You know the type of stuff the average everyday person can do, no huge constant furniture switch-ups, power tools, expensive goods etc..I really hope I'm achieving this on TQS hehe ;)! Well, back to the post tonight...I'm really excited to be sharing our fall styled dining room with you all today!! I went with a more neutral rustic /mill theme you could say this year! Last year was all about the bold colors & more of a formal setting Our 2014 Fall Kitchen!!



I wanted a cozy vintage inspired mill feel,but still fresh & clean! I started with gathering some brown & tan patterned things & throwing in bits of vintage & new with homemade DIY stuff too! 


The linen tablecloth is from +H&M  , the parson chairs & plaid pillow cover are from +IKEA USA  , the table runner is from +Marshalls & the pumpkins are from +Michaels Stores ! Everything else on the table are vintage or thrift finds!


I love how these vintage brown glass bottles transformed this little space & flowed so nicely with the theme! These were all free finds as well as the vintage spice rack that I'm kinda obsessed with! The picture art was a gift from my mom & the mantel & white pumpkins are from +HomeGoods  & +Marshalls !! I spotted these white pumpkins & had to have them...actually my sister spotted them & when she told me they lit up..I was SOLD!





I made this sign a few weeks back & it kinda helped me plan what I wanted our "theme" for fall to be this year..You can see the DIY -->DIY Cider & Donuts Sign



Side Note: If you're looking for a great fall candle that isn't like the rest out there..grab this Tobacco scented one from +HomeGoods  for $8!





I didn't really do much in the  actual kitchen area  other then add some decorative soap, mini pumpkins, vintage bottles & this little sign from +HomeGoods  for $5!



Yup, that's a vintage mixer..free find & what's fall with out a mixer for all those pies hahaha! 


I hope you all enjoyed this space in our home!! Stick around for Friday when I'll have the full fall home tour all linked together with each room!!


Paige.Rose


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