Monday, July 19, 2010


Happy Monday everyone!  I've been doing a little fluffing in my mudroom today, and in the process, I found a home for a couple of the treasures I found while we were on vacation a couple of weeks ago.

The mudroom is still a work in progress.  The window still needs trimmed out, and I still need a few more decorative pieces to complete the space, but I thought I would share with you what I've done so far. :)

This is actually my laundry room area that leads into the mudroom and to the outside.

If you remember, I found two of these sconces at the Pottery Barn at 60% off!  I had originally planned on hanging them in my living room, but they didn't look right there, so I had to get my thinking cap on and find a different place for them.  I placed one of them on the desk in our mudroom nook.  I thought it complimented the galvanized pot of flowers I already had sitting there nicely.

I tied some vintage keys onto the hoop at the top with a pretty ribbon.

A closer look at the details.

I bought this hook rack at Good Goods years ago, long before we bought this house.
Good Goods is my favorite local antiques shop.  When I say local, I mean a town about 35 minutes from where I live.  If you'd like to learn more about Good Goods, click here.

This is where I chose to put the vintage Dutch milking bucket  and enamelware teapot that I found on my trip.

I had this basket sitting in a closet.  I hung it from one of the hooks using some pretty left over ribbon I had.

I still have a little tweaking to do, but it's getting there.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog today.  I always get a kick out of reading all of your lovely comments!  It's nice to know that there are so many other like-minded people out there in the world.  There aren't many here where I live, so I'm glad I've got you gals to bounce my decorating and gardening ideas off of.

There's still plenty of time to enter my GIVEAWAY sponsored by CSN.  Click HERE to find out all the details.

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I hope you all have a fabulous day!

'Til next time...

Hugs ~ Jo



  1. The sweetest! I wrote down the number I'm certainly not near you but I'm gonna see if I can be shipped one of the galvanized baskets for my kitchen.Thanks for posting the info.

  2. Love those hooks you have all your stuff hanging on. Hope you have a good week.

  3. Jo, I love the look and feel of your mudroom. I love how you are finding treasures for it gathered over time instead to just going and buying a bunch of stuff to fill it at one time. Love the vintage pots and basket hanging from that wonderful rack.

  4. What a nice big bright room...with so many of your special touches! Very nice! ♥

  5. The vintage keys are a wonderful detail - I like how you've scattered them about. Very lovely and functional room!

  6. Hi Jo~~~~those hooks on the beadboard are wonderful! I love that!
    All of your treasures look great in their new spots.
    Your room is very nice and bright.
    Great job of decorating your space.

  7. I love your mudroom and the space you have. It has great character. I love all the vintage pieces and details. Builder homes in our area are on the large side but sadly lacking in mudroom and entry spaces.

  8. Jo, you have such a lovely design style. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cottage! Good Goods-great name! Is AWESOME! I wish I didn't live 5 hours or so away by plane. I would love to visit this shop! ;)ALYSSA

  9. Oh Jo! What I would give to have a big, bright, airy mud room like yours! It's just beautiful! And a milk bucket like that is on my wish list now! lol! You've done a great job merchandising it. Very cozy and welcoming!

    Love it love it love it!!!!



  10. I need to move to your mud room, immediately!!
    This is such a beautiful space, the mud should be so fortunate to come in here!

  11. Jo~ I wish that I had a husband who would be more open minded to the white/vintage appeal of your decor. I love your style!

    I love the PB sconces btw.... I was looking at those in the catalog my self. What a great deal!

    Thanks for your nice comments on my blog too btw!

    I was happily surprised:)

    Happy Monday!


  12. Everything is so nice and neat! I just love that hook rack. The wood is the nicest shade and the hooks themselves are very pretty.

  13. Love the fluffing you did. Those ribbons hanging things on your hooks look wonderful. Love your mudroom. Keep fluffing and keep showing us...

  14. I am sitting at an EXACT copy of the desk in your pictures. It was given to me by my sister in law and it once belonged to her grandmother who was a teacher. I love the scratches and scars it much history. Ive placed a piece of glass over the top and have added some of my fav antique books, pictures and bits and pieces. LOVE your pics!

  15. You fluffed well! I love the milk jug and your light fixtures. It's all so pretty!

  16. Loving your mudroom!! Sure wish I had a room like this...very pretty.

  17. i love those pb sconces... too cute!

  18. I love all of the wonderful details. Especially the enamelware, the galvanized PB candle holder and the keys! Lovely, all of it!
    I, too, am so grateful for all of my wonderful Blogger friends who decorate so beautifully. I am still learning, so if you see anything that you think can be done better, or is down right tacky, please tell me. I need inspiration, I think I know my style, but I always welcome suggestions.
    Hugs, Cindy S

  19. Your mudroom is looking wonderful. I love all of your little details. xx

  20. Jo your mud room looks fabulous. I love all of the details. How cute the keys look haning on your sconce

  21. What a beautiful room !! i really like it very much !! good decorated !! wauwwwww.....all seems good done!! i like it very much....happy week darling...i hope with lots of joy !! Ria...

  22. Dear Jo,
    oh, I like it all, especially the old desk and the enamel teapot !!!
    But your entrance with the bench looks so cosily...Your style is perfect...
    Have a very nice week,
    all the best,

  23. How beautiful! It is restful just to look at your photos.

  24. Hi Jo! The mudroom is so charming and just says "welcome" to me. I love the hook rack! Very pretty and frenchy looking.



  25. I'm gonna buy 2 copies of the magazine you're surly going to be featured in someday...have a great week Jo!!

  26. Hi Jo,
    Everything looks amazing. You've done such a beautiful job finding a home for all your treasures. Oh and I can totally relate to what you said about like-minded people...I don't know very many people that live close to me either that get my shabby chic/vintagey/french country style. Hurray for Blogland :-)

    Hugs and Kisses,

  27. Ok. I'm back. I needed another "Secret Garden Fix". I just can't seem to stop oohing an ahhing over your mudroom, Jo! When (read: If) I ever get to build a cottage home, my mudroom will look just like this. (sigh!)

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  28. Your mud room has the same cupboards that Sarha richardson did in her farmhouse redo. I love how they don't go to the ceiling and you can display on top.

  29. Well I don't think you should call this your about MY STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS ROOM instead!!??!! Wowzers,,,it is sooo beautiful!
    Happy WW!

  30. Such a beautiful place. I love your vignettes, and all the white...lovely.

  31. Everything looks so nice. You've given me inspiration to finish our mudroom/laundry room. Thanks for sharing today.

    Take care,


  32. What a treat! I love it all but the little treasures hanging on the hat rack is my favorite part!
    Thanks for sharing!

  33. I love your pictures of your beautiful home!! The bead board is just wonderful!!! You have certainly created a wonderful haven for your family!!

    I posted about your fun giveaway on my blog- hope that is ok!

    bee blessed

  34. This room is too lovely to be a mudroom.
    I can't even imagine it getting messy.
    You have created a beautiful space here.

  35. Hi Jo, What a wonderful room! So fresh and bright! I love the hook rack and the pitcher with the hanger back what a great piece!

  36. Jo, what a wonderful room! I love what you have done with it. I love the PB lantern on your desk too!

  37. Lovely cottage, Jo - I found you on the Garden Blog Hop!!

  38. hi jo
    what a beautiful mudroom you have.i ike it very much! i love all the pretty details,especially the white enamel teapot!!!!!!!I love it.
    have a nice day,

  39. This is your mudroom?! Oh my! So pretty!

  40. Just found your blog and LOVE it!!! Love the mudroom, too pretty for mud though!

  41. Love your style and the pictures are divine. Keep posting those pics as they really brighten my morning coffee. Thanks, jennifer

  42. Your home is dreamy! I just love the way you decorate. Simple yet so elegant, with each piece getting a chance to shine!
    Happy WW!

  43. Beautiful! And that coat hook... sensational. I also just checked out what Good Goods was. Glory be there is a heaven on earth! :) I could be lost there for DAYS. Brilliant idea of having the entire house and barn for a store. That would provide the absolute perfect backdrop for so many items.

    It's always a pleasure coming for a visit to your place. :)


  44. lovely photos of your home! white is simply divine! verbena cottage

  45. I am in heaven looking at your photos. Such an inspiration!

  46. I want a mudroom! Just like yours! Rachaelxo

  47. Hello Jo,
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful room with all of us at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS! Hope you have a wonderful weekend:)


  48. Love your style and the white enamelware looks just wonderful!


  49. Beautiful! If I was to design a mudroom it would look like yours. Love your style.


Your comments are always welcome and appreciated. I love to hear what you have to say. Thanks! :) Jo