Happy Saturday! Welcome to our weekly ‘Three Things” post where you’ll find a peek into my week and some things that are making me happy. Three things is just how I start, though – I throw in bonuses and links to some fun recipes, diy projects, and garden ideas that I find inspirational or helpful and think you will, too. So, yeah – you’ll want to read to the end! (Note: the links I provide are often affiliate links, though not always.)
I bought this cute bar cart from World Market – but not to use as a drink cart. I needed something small and versatile to replace a vintage piece of furniture I’ve always called a sideboard, but that’s not what it was meant to be (I think it’s some sort of dresser with doors). I loved it and had updated it over the years with carvings and paint, but it was just too big for the space and we didn’t need the storage anymore since getting our new china cabinet.
I like that it’s a little bit industrial to go with our industrial cottage vibe, but not so much an investment that I can’t find somewhere else for it if I grow tired of the look, know what I mean? I’m super happy with it and already like that space with a smaller piece of furniture in it, but I was surprised how short it was – like it seems too short to actually pour drinks easily, which is what it’s made for. Hmmm. So Brian and I are already thinking of a ‘hack’ we’re going to do using some reclaimed oak flooring. Hopefully I’ll be sharing that with you soon!
It’s plum time! One of our Italian plum trees is just loaded – you can see how the branches are arching to the ground they’re so full of plums above. The other tree doesn’t have even one plum – isn’t that weird? Especially because we had such a mild winter that all the fruit trees are pretty full this year (we had our largest harvest of pears ever). Oh well, at least there’s enough plums to dry – have you dried Italian plums before? They are SO good – nothing like the squishy prunes they sell in the stores!
My cast iron skillet (skillets, now) is still one of my favorite kitchen items since finally figuring out how to use cast iron & love it a number of years ago (after many failures…). It’s naturally non-stick seasoned surface allowed me to toss all my yucky non-stick pans. My original pan was inherited and I found another used pan for $8 at a thrift store which I thought was a good deal. I was surprised to see that a Lodge 10-inch skillet was less than $16 on Amazon – not bad since they’re hard to come by anymore at thrift stores! Do you cook with cast iron?
This sweet little vignette in our main bathroom makes me happy every time I go by! It’s really the little things, isn’t it? Just a single rose and some yarrow in a vintage milk glass vase + a vintage silver mirror on my grandma’s hand painted tray. Love.
Links To Check Out
This recipe looks like a tasty and easy way to use your garden produce!
Another sweet seasonal printable from On Sutton Place. Print out for an instant fall decor update!
How to get a rustic paint finish on new wood.
Make your own veggie chips.
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