I can’t wait for you to meet my friend Lani! She is the sweetest lady ever and she helps me so much with technical “stuff” about blogging, she is way smarter than I am! AND you are going to love her quilts. I have never made a quilt but Lani makes me totally think I can. So please welcome my summer guest blogger this week, Lani from Simply Fresh Vintage.
Well hello y’all! I’m Lani From Simply Fresh Vintage and I’m so excited to meet you!
Sonya and I became blogging buddies a couple of months after I started this fun journey. We finally get to meet each other in just a few short weeks at the Haven Conference. I can’t wait!
I started blogging last year, about the time we were celebrating our first anniversary in our new home. We moved to Virginia from California in 2011, and after walking through several hundred houses, we finally found the one that checked off every item on our list.
We’ve fondly named her “Sunnyside Manor” and I’d love for you to come by for a visit. The door is always wide open!
One of the first rooms we tackled was our guest room, where you’ll find an endearing story of this vintage dresser that belonged to my husband and his brother as a child.
My greatest passion is quilting. I love every part of the process. When we started decorating our guest room, I knew exactly what I wanted to cover the bed … a vintage-style postage stamp quilt. I had been saving the fabric for several years and couldn’t wait to get started. I love how it brightens up the room and complements the vintage dresser.
I’ve also designed a FREE quilt pattern for an adorable Spring Tulips tabletopper.
Soon after we moved in, we hosted an impromptu Cinco de Mayo party. I needed a really quick and simple decoration for our porches that was colorful and easy to make. This Quick & Easy Bunting was just the ticket.
All of this quilting and crafting was taking over the dining room table. I really needed to find a place in the house where I could store my mountains of fabric and have plenty of room to work on my projects. And so we began my quilt studio buildout …
We’ve also spent some time working outside, especially on our porches. It didn’t take very long to realize that Virginia had bugs that California has never ever heard of. The Porch Makeover series details how we’ve stained the natural wood posts and decking, and gives a full DIY tutorial on screening a porch. We aren’t quite done with this makeover … part three is coming soon.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little glimpse into what goes on at Simply Fresh Vintage. Sonya has been such a dear to let me visit with you. I’d love to get to know you and visit with you for a spell as well. Please let Sonya know that you stopped by. I know she’d appreciate hearing from you.
Hugs and Blessings …
Thank you Sonya!
Simply Fresh Vintage
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