This week I know you are going to fall in love with Melissa and her home. She shares all of her DIY projects and decorating tips and tricks on her blog Shabby Love, and I LOVE it all. Now you all know that I love to showcase collections and arrange vignettes, but I learn something new every time I see one of her posts and what she is doing. She has such a talent for display and it always looks amazing. I know you are going to love this tour.
Hi everyone! Melissa from Shabby Love here! Thank you so much Marty for featuring my home on your blog today! It's such an honor to be a part of your series!!
I live with my husband, Nate and our four year old son, Anderson in a cozy little home in Burton, Michigan. The house originally belonged to my mom so there are many great memories attached to it for me. She bought it when I was 12 and lived here a number of years before eventually turning it into a rental home. 10 years ago we bought it from her and have been slowly updating it and giving it the love it deserves.
I love the cottage/farmhouse/industrial styles and have tried to incorporate a little of each into our home.
I'm particularly drawn to white, wood tones and metal. You'll also notice I love collections of things! There's just something so fun about a grouping of like items and I've got them all over my home!
Most of my finds come from thrift stores, estate sales, garage sales and antique stores.
I grew up in a family of vintage lovers who decorated with time worn treasures. It took me until I reached my early twenties to fully appreciate the beauty in the old and the history held in each piece. I've been collecting ever since. With the discovery of blogs several years ago and now Pinterest, I've slowly, over the last couple of years, truly recognized the styles and things I love.
I used to decorate with lots of color and while I still love and appreciate color, I have realized a white and monochromatic palette work so much better in our home. It makes our house feel bright, clean and soothing.
There are so many pieces I treasure in my home. I have a booth at an antique store, so I shop and buy things... A LOT. And I know, seeing all the collections around my home it looks like I keep more than I sell, but I'm pretty selective and sentimental about what stays. I don't think I could pick out one single item I treasure the most, but I can tell you my favorite things belonged to my grandparents.
Ironstone pieces, a sewing sampler, a rusty scale from my grandfather's barn, a hand mirror on my bedroom dresser, the deacon's bench in the living room, and one of the tractor funnels we turned into a light are just some of the many pieces from them that I will treasure always and make our home feel so special.
Our house is still a work in progress, but we've put a lot of work into it over the years. My office/craft room is the next one on our list to tackle. Our to-do list continues to get smaller and it's nice to sit back and enjoy what we have accomplished in the home we are making our own.
Thank you again for having me here Marty! It was a pleasure! I would love for you all to stop by anytime to see what I'm up to!!
Didn't I tell you that her home was totally amazing and fabulous. Now if you don't already follow her, you need to rush over and hit the follow button, you really don't want to miss one single thing.
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