We're partnering with Sacred Holidays for a fun-filled Christmas in July Giveaway Event! Sacred Holidays is an awesome organization that empowers women and encourages them to connect with God during the busiest and most challenging times -- the holidays.Read More
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Back in its day, this vintage French sign may have served as a signal post for military traffic or a town road sign. Today, it serves as a sign post from the past with the its vintage paint and worn edges.
We found this cool sign in the French town of Marseilles, which is a beautiful beach town on the water. As we explored and took in the sights, you could really feel the soul of this old French town. It was such an incredible experience visiting this amazing place, much less being able to shop for priceless antiques there.
This vintage sign is an authentic French piece. Today there is a tremendous amount of vintage and antique knock-offs, so there's something to be said about the soul and stories carried with an authentic piece. We think this sign was used on a military road, so each man or woman who drive by it had a story and a reason for being there. That's the soul that these pieces carry with them throughout the years.
Happy Father's Day!Read More
As I'm sure you've heard/seen by now, we re-painted the exterior of the house from blue to Nordic black! We gave a little sneak peek back in February, but today we're posting additional photos and giving a little more background into the Modern Vintage Style choice. If you haven't yet, you can read more about my family's Scandinavian heritage and how that played into our black color choice in our Sneak Peek post.
There are about a million different shades of black, so it's always hard to make a choice. Especially when so many are just ever so slightly different. But, we ended up picking this particular shade, which is Valspar Lincoln Cottage. We liked that is was a true black, and did not have overt purple or blue undertones. We felt like it paired best with the white trim and stained wood.
Along with picking the color, we also had to pick a finish. From flat to eggshell and satin to gloss, there are so many choices and things to think about when choosing a finish. We decided to go with the satin finish because it gives the black a silky quality and it's much more durable than flat. And we feel that the satin finish matched the Modern Vintage Style the best.
We loved the idea of black and white, not only because of my Scandinavian heritage, but also because it is very clean and modern. We added the stained wood for warmth and interest. We couldn't be happier with the outcome.
Photos by Natalie Lacy Lange
Found in the French town of Nimes, this beautifully aged "L'illustration" book dates back to 1891. From the illustrations and articles on the pages, this bound piece of French antiquity seems to be a periodical or world book.Read More
Life is meant for good friends and great adventures.Read More
We're so excited to announce that we will be participating in the Las Vegas Market as panelists for the Feels Like Home: Designing For a Lifestyle panel! The panel is in conjunction with Round Top Texas Life & Style, and will be moderated by our friends Katie and Lorie, who also founded the Round Top Register.Read More
We found these gorgeous amber bottles on our trip to France a few years ago, and I was immediately taken by the beautiful color and the porcelain pop-tops. Upon further inspection, we learned that these bottles are from "Brasserie du Zenith," a brewery in Marseille.Read More
If you're lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
- John IrvingRead More
A couple weeks ago, Tara Royer, Meg Duerken, and Stephanie Ackerman hosted The Gathering Retreat at The Vintage Round Top and it was the loveliest! The Gathering focuses on bringing women together for 4 days of creating together, eating together, and being real together.Read More
Shopping for your dad can be tricky sometimes, but we're here to lend a helping hand with our Father's Day Gift Guide. Whether your dad loves metalworking, sports, or cooking, we've got a selection of unique gifts for every type of father.Read More
We honor the men and women who died for us as we celebrate Memorial Day.Read More
Early on, Smoot and I decided that we wanted to provide our kids with travel and experiences over material goods. We really value traveling to new places and experiencing new things and we wanted to instill that in our kids as well.Read More
A couple of weeks ago, we had the privilege of hosting a photo shoot for a wonderful organization called the IF:Gathering. If you haven't heard of them before, IF:Gathering's vision is to "gather, equip and unleash women to live out their calling by creating tools and resources for the local church and the women they serve."Read More
I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect--they are much more interesting.Read More
Next up in our Modern Vintage Style Summer Picks series are blueberries! Blueberries are by far my favorite fruit and they always taste extra yummy on a hot summer day.Read More
One of the main things we look for in a Modern Vintage Style piece is the story behind it. We love to gather pieces with a heritage that can be repurposed into something new, while still maintaining the historical integrity. These sage-scented Antique Snuff Candles are the perfect example.Read More
You've got to be a beginner before you can be anything else.Read More
It's getting warmer and warmer outside, which means it's time for swimsuits and sandals, fresh summer fruit, and long-awaited getaways! After this crazy busy year of hard work on Boho, we decided to take our family on a much-needed vacation this summer.Read More
Failure isn't the opposite of success, it is part of success.Read More