Summer Guest Blogger {Simply Fresh Vintage}

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.

Guest Blogger 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.

Sunnyside Manor at

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.

Vintage Dresser Makeover |

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.

Postage Stamp Quilt| SimplyFreshVintage.comI’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.

Quick & Easy Bunting from

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 …

Quilt Studio | Simply Fresh Vintage

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.

Porch Makeover ... part one | DIY Screened Porch |

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!


  1. I am so envious of all you bloggers that get to meet each other at the blogging conferences. Sounds very educational as well as lots of fun meeting people you’ve only known online.
    Love that quilt, is it called postage stamp due to size of squares? It is so pretty, love how the rows run, you’ve kept them very straight, a sign of your experience. I’ll have to look into that pattern you mentioned, maybe start out with something smaller than full size quilt. I have a quilting rack built by an uncle for my Mom, it’s traveled a lot of miles with us on our moves and lived in lots of places with us but no quilt made on it yet. I keep thinking someday, if I’m ever going to will most likely be in winter when it’s too cold to work outside. We don’t have a garage or basement so cutting wood things out in winter is pretty uncomfortable. We live just a few miles west of Grand Junction, CO. and are only little over 2 miles north of CO river running thru the area. Hot in summer and cold in winter. Will be visiting your site sometimes today, can hardly wait to see what you’ve made. Happy summer days to both of you.

  2. Thank you so much, Sonya, for giving me the opportunity to share my home and my life with your friends. Wish I could meet them all in person 🙂
    Hugs & Blessings …

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