Musings of a Woman Exploring the Vintage Magic in our Lives

March 26, 2011

The Estate up on the Hill

I love people! I'm interested in what they do, what they were, what they eat etc. I'm especially interested in how they live and what type of home decor they have. In the world of vintage, usually a penchant for uniqueness in clothes is followed by avant garde home decor. Let's just say those who love vintage don't have homes that look like model subdivision homes. They are unique and interesting. Decorating with found objects from a yard sale or thrift shop is as thrilling  as scoring a great vintage dress.
Awhile back someone asked me about my home so I've decided to share it with you. My home is located in a small rural town filled with century homes, bordered by farms. The people are friendly and the birds always sing. There are lots of cats to keep mine company and lovely neighbours like Mr. Walker leave wonderful presents at my door ~a huge bag of 1950s vintage dresses!
My house is located on a corner at the top of a hill bordered by a forest parkette. Built in the 1930s, it has lots of twists and turns and stairways that lead to interesting rooms. As many homes, it is a work in progress and I'm always painting or fixing something. My labour of love style is a mixture shabby chic, thrift shop, Ikea as is and auction  finds. I hope you all come and visit one day! xoxoxo

The original oak front door welcomes you. My Est. 2004 cast iron sign covered up a mail slot. It's also when I bought my house.

One of my favourite rooms is Lindsay's bedroom. Decorating last summer for her graduation gift, I love the soft grey paint.  Paint: Benjamin Moore Thundercloud
Dresser: Ikea in the As Is section

The chandelier from Ikea is the perfect addition for Lindsay's room. When morning sunlight streams into her room, it provides the perfect backdrop for my vintage clothing photos.
Staircases lead to interesting places......See the great laundry chute door to the left, it goes straight down to the basement!  A vintage invention they should have in new homes today!!....
My shabby chic bedroom with furniture from Ikea. The mirror on the dresser was picked up for .50 cents at a yard sale!

My livingroom is a work in progress. I would like to paint the walls a different colour but for now it's cozy!
Sofa/chairs: Ikea
Oak table: yard sale for $5
Gold mirror: auction for 10$ (which Dean dropped but didn't crack!)

Easter bunnies are a sure sign of spring!

 My backyard in Winter. The grass (which doesn't grow) will be replaced with flagstone this spring!

Come and visit!


  1. Its lovely I wish I could have me an older style home.

  2. I love this post. I am a lover of modern furniture, which is technically vintage . . . but without the coziness, I guess. We are in the midst of a house redesign and we are going with an all white design, using Ben Moore's Simply White in the majority of areas. I've been searching for the perfect gray for our kitchen -- Thundercloud looks so beautiful in your house -- it just might be the answer to our 8 month search.

    Lovely home.

  3. I'm so glad! It is a wonderful warm grey! Looks great in bright sun or night time ambiant lighting. I'm so glad I could help!

  4. AH! First I'm so glad I stumbled upon you! I love this blog:) second! I LOOOOOOVe that name The Witchery Vintage:) how cute! And third....I WANT TO LIVE IN THE ESTATE UPON A HILL! So cute. I started following today. Hope you can do the same! I'm pretty new to blogging and Im trying to build up a little following;)