Good afternoon, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful week! Do you have any special plans for the Memorial Day weekend? I love summer holidays most because they are so carefree and laid back. I am very excited to take a trip over to the Burley Park Flea Market on Monday! I try to make it there at least once a year. It is held Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and the first Sunday of August and October. I hope to bring home lots of wonderful treasures that I will be sure to show you later!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Good afternoon! It is finally spring in northern Michigan and I can't wait to share my spring garden with you! Gardening is one of my favorite things to do and I could spend hours working out here.
I took this first picture about a week ago, and with the warm sunshine and thunderstorms it has since burst into bloom.
Posted by rusty hinge at 3:35 PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Let me begin by telling you a little bit about myself and why the blog name Rusty Hinge...
I am a 30 year old who loves all things decorating, gardening, antiques, linens, flea markets... let's just say if it has chippy paint, I love it!
I am married to my wonderful husband, Karl, of soon to be five years. He is very tolerant of my love for rusty and chippy treasures, although I do get rolled eyes when I beg him to stop by the side of the road for "junque" and garage sale signs.
I grew up on a small dairy farm in the country, and when you are surrounded by nothing but fields you get kind of used to the open spaces, so my husband and I moved out of the nearby town and into our hundred year old farmhouse in farm country. I love it's charm and character. I can't wait to share pictures! We have not been blessed with children yet, but we pray some day soon!
So why Rusty Hinge? You all probably love and remember the decorating magazines such as Country Home, Home Companion, and Country Living... well, when I was younger, I remember the first time I got my hands on a Country Home magazine and opened it. I instantly fell in love with the pictures of country homes and the distressed furniture. Some day, my home would look like that! I know all of you can relate! I began to collect stacks of decorating magazines given by my aunt and cut out favorite pictures. One of the pictures was a rusty hinge repurposed into a napkin holder.
One day my dad surprised me with an old rusty hinge that he pulled off the wooden door of our old red hay barn. It was perfect! Thank-you, Dad!
So there you have it... the story behind the title!
I hope you all have a wonderful day,
Maria ~Rusty Hinge
Posted by rusty hinge at 4:39 PM