Saturday, February 15, 2014

Show Off & Inspire - Shabby Love

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.

I am linking to the following parties:
 Imparting Grace for Grace at Home, My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Fri
                                            French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
 The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Fri, Common Ground for Be Inspired Fri
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home ,
 Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Fri
 Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Fri ,Rooted In Thyme Simple & Sweet Fri.
 Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
 Redoux Interiors Friday Party, The Flying C for DIY Done Party
Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
 Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks Linky, Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk
It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat., 
Be Different Act Normal for Show & Tell Sat.

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  1. What a treat. Lovely home with lots of vintage charm, the silhouette wall is amazing!

  2. Love her home & her blog is a fave of mine!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  3. Love Melissa's home and her style. She is one of my favorite bloggers.

  4. Melissa has so many wonderful touches. Love that mirrored gallery wall. I love her vintage style!

  5. Such a restful, peaceful home. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Melissa created such a pretty and cozy home and she has it filled with FABULOUS accessories!

  7. Nice to see a local person on the blog....I live in Fenton. You have a wondeful and fun blog. Glad to find you!

  8. What a beautiful home - I am loving all the white. Thanks so much for sharing with us today! :)
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  9. What a darling home! I love how ALL the collections are displayed thoughtfully and with pride! Thanks for sharing this!

  10. How wonderful to be living in a home where you grew up!...I have loved seeing Melissa's beautiful rooms and fabulous collections!!..Thanks Marty and Happy Valentine's Day!

  11. Melissa's home is so beautiful. I love her style. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

  12. She has a very compelling style. I am her newest fan.
    Thank you, Marty, for sharing with us!
    Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!



  13. I love her home and all of her wonderful collections.

  14. That is neat that she is living in her childhood home! What WONDERFUL collections! I couldn't pick a favorite either! Thanks for the great feasture, Marty!! happy V's day to you both!

  15. I love Melissa's style! Thanks for sharing her over here, Marty! Happy Valentine's Day : )


  16. I Love what I see in your home, thank you for sharing it's beauty! I have to add something that is probably not politically correct but when I saw your collection of sock forms?? I immediately thought what great spanking sticks they would have made for my dad - silly what we think of!! :)

  17. Great, interesting house so well put together. Particularly liked the rustic headboard (made of 2x4s?) topped by a narrow, rectangular mirror (always one of my personal faves.) Thanks for sharing.

  18. Thanks for sharing Shabby Love and her home with us. Gorgeous! Her style is amazing and all her collections displayed so creatively. Thanks for linking to TTF.

  19. What a gorgeous home! Beautiful style!

  20. Great Feature Marty… Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events

  21. Marty thanks so much for introducing me to Shabby Love and linking up to Design {it} Friday at Finding Fabulous! What a great home tour. I featured her simple bench and cool stag head pillow today :)