Thursday, December 20, 2018

Keeping the passion going...

I have played around with social media for over 20 years but never took it very seriously because I always stayed very involved with a Brick & Mortar Shoppe of some type or Antique and Arts & Craft shows...but now that I have a full time position running an Inn in the Northern California Gold Country; I find that I have been unable to pursue my long time passion-until I found Instagram which allows me to share with you!

No, I don’t live in a  100 year old Farmhouse in the country-yet; but I am fortunate to have recently returned to my Home Town in the country...(so I'm getting closer!). My passion is here for Family Life, Healthy cooking from scratch and, of course, Farmhouse Decor. 

Because I had my own shoppes...my passion for hunting for treasures is in my blood! It’s one of the things I do for fun (and therapy) so I can’t pass up a good find. 
It gives me such pleasure to find something great that is discarded or on its way to the landfill and give it new life and see the joy it would bring to a customer, and know that item will find a loving home again. 

So I’m working on an online Shoppe to keep my Passion going and to Sell & Share my great finds with you all. It has been a long road and a bit of a challenge embracing an online Shoppe-because I have always been a hands-on person. 

Here are a few of the finds I will be listing soon...Thank You...Cathleen Alyce

 Vintage Farmhouse red kitchen gadgets...

 Love this old industrial green box...

Great old tool carrier, old paintbrush, old bottles and several old tools... 

 I have two of these great iron candelabras, they can be hung individually 
or connected to make a two tiered 8 candelabra...

 Vintage style magazine holder...

 Great locker basket...

French Farmhouse wire basket...

Lovely Mercury Glass box...

Cute Cast Iron coat rack...

Old natural bristle brush...

Vintage Botanical Prints...

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Remember to remember November...

With so much Christmas in our face as the month of November begins...and I know, for so many Shoppes, that the Christmas Holiday Season is a time of the year that is important to their success..I have been in retail for over 30 years...so I do know how important it is!

But with all that...it's sometimes hard for us to remember to remember what the month of November really means...so let's not forget the November Autumn Season.

Cooler temperatures bring longer nights to snuggle with your loved ones...cozy sweaters...slow cooking food with the smells lingering throughout the house...a time to come together and to remember that there is always something to be thankful for...

I want to share with you one of my favorite magazines that I found this season...

SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS
Autumn
It is packed full of wonderful fall decorating ideas...beautiful tablescapes...and the yummiest recipes!


 Every page of this great magazine is so inspiring...one that I will keep coming back to year after year...here is just a small glimpse of what's inside...


PUMPKINS...PUMPKINS...and more pumpkins...



an Elegant Gathering for family and friends...


great easy to follow recipes...with simple ingredients...


wonderful tablescapes...


the smell of simmering soups...



This pumpkin cheesecake recipe is so yummy!


and how cute are these Chocolate Pumpkin pies in little jelly jars...


I can't wait to try this Cheesy Spinach dip...


and last but not least the Grateful Thankful Turkey...


Thank you for visiting...VINTAGE HOME lifestyle
Cathleen Alyce


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Creating a Vintage Farmhouse feel...

My little Farmhouse...

You can create a Farmhouse Country feel and style in your home...where ever you may live! Whether it is a one room studio, city apartment, simple track home even a travel trailer! 

I have been doing it for years...right now I am living in a 3 room, 500 sq ft apartment in a home built in the 30's. Here is a peak at my little Farmhouse Country Cottage.

This is an amazing vintage basket I found at one of my local thrift shops I frequent regularly! There are so many great treasures out there to find that are affordable...

I have furnished my entire house this way!

Here is a corner of my kitchen into my living and dining room...

One of my favorite spots!