Friday, May 25, 2012

May The Wind Take Your Troubles Away...

Meet my new addition to the backyard...


 A farm windmill purchased at an antique mall for a song.


I'm so glad I held out on buying the more expensive one I saw earlier this spring in another antique mall!  Also, do take note of the blooms emerging in the new cottage garden...a very exciting sight around here!!

{Knock Out Roses in pink and red}

The windmill is rusty with just the right amount of red...

There's a funny story that surrounds the purchase of this here windmill...
but I'll just keep that to myself for now ;)

 {More of the new cottage garden...the Larkspur are starting to bloom.}


Here's hoping my new windmill will blow any troubles away...


"May the wind take your troubles away
Both feet on the floor, Two hands on the wheel
May the wind take your troubles away."
-"Windfall", Jay Farrar, Son Volt


Wishing you no troubles and a wonderful Memorial Holiday weekend!

The family and I are vacation bound to the shores of Southwest Michigan and I am super excited to be staying in this cottage on a farm...


We are beaching it and relaxing as much as we can!  I, of course will be scoping out the local antiques and vintage shops as well...if you have any favorites in the area {Harbor Country, Southwest Michigan}, please do share in the comments!!

XO,
Stacey

P.S.  Sending an overdue THANK YOU to the amazing Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage for the recent feature on my home!!

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28 comments:

Eclectically Vintage said...

I am in love with this windmill - now I'll be scouring the antique markets for one of my own!

Can't wait to hear the funny story behind it!

Have a fabulous vacation!
Kelly

Comeca Jones said...

I love the lil cottage have fun!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Yes, that is a very charming windmill! Love it. Have a great weekend at the cottage!
Blessings,
Susie

The Little Red Shop said...

I love it!!

Have a wonderful weekend,

: )

Julie M.

Bronwyn said...

Oh - that's cool. The farm I grew up on had a huge windmill just like that one. I used to wake to the gentle squeaks it made as the morning breeze blew it's blades. I'd love a small one for our yard - I guess I'd better get looking....

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

So much Fun! And, I loved your quote.

I also hopped over to take a look at your house. Charming!

Enjoy your vaca to Southwest Michigan. You will be in my neck of the woods. :)

Enjoy the beach, Joyce

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Great windmill! My sister bought a very similar one at last year's Junk Bonanza. Your garden is coming along beautifully. Have a relaxing vacation!

traci said...

the windmill is great!! perfect addition to your gardens. which look so beautiful. have a great weekend.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Love your new purchase, and it's in the perfect spot in the garden. Your roses sure are making a striking show. Lovely!!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

LOVE your windmill!! So fabulous in your garden! Have a wonderful time in Michigan!

Vicki Shead said...

Hey Stac.... there's a antique barn right next door to Redamak's in New Buffalo. Everytime I go, it's closed. But I have driven by when I've been there to pick up kids from the beach and it's been open and it looks super cool and FULL from the road. Also, if you go into the little town of New Buffalo down their main drag to the public beach, there some colorful townhouses at the end before you drive over the bridge to the beach area... I want to live in those. Barb and I stopped last month to try to get in to see the inside and it was closed too. Oh well! Have a great weekend! Find Lake Shore Drive and drive along and look at all the beautiful homes that have the lake view on the other side. Best ice cream is town is called Oinks and it's two blocks west of the main street on the left side of the road. And the best Italian is Brewsters... we are talking YUMMY!! Okay, I'll stop. Have the best time! The water's prob too cold to be in yet, but build a BIG SAND CASTLE!!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi~~ I love your new/old windmill. It is fantastic. What a fun feature to your already lovely garden. Enjoy your Memorial Weekend!
~Cheryl

thistlewoodfarm said...

Stacey,

Your windmill is adorable! Have a fun weekend relaxing and shopping :)

Happy Memorial Day!
blessings,
karianne

Tricia said...

Oh, that looks great, Stacey! I love windmills. They lend such a nice feeling to the landscape. My husband builds houses and awhile back we built in a neighborhood that was farm-themed. In the yard of our model home, we had a big, huge windmill, the kind that's about as tall as the trees...I loved that thing. Hope you have a good vacation :)

~~Carol~~ said...

LOVE your cottage garden, and the addition of that fantastic windmill! I've got one in my garden, and although it's not an antique, it makes me so happy to see it spinning in the wind!
Have a great time at the beach!
Carol

My Vintage Mending said...

Huge sigh of wonderful here...a windmill so dreamy it would grow feet and walk to my house if I were closer. We are counting the days until we vacation up north. We are headed to Traverse City in early August....yeah! In the meantime you find all the good stops and let us know....smiles...Renee

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I love the windmill. My husband found one at a garage sale just last weekend and it adds just the right nostalgic touch to the garden. Enjoy your trip. Patty

Rebecca said...

Fab windmill! Have a lovely holiday (vacation) in that pretty little cottage. Becks xxx

Cozy Little House said...

I've always wanted one of those windmills for my garden. Gives it such a whimsical look.
Brenda

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Fun! Love the windmill! I'm sure your daughter will have some great memories of it in your new home and garden :) have a great holiday!

michele said...

it's fabulous, stacey. and so is this cottage where you'll be letting your hair down. live it up.

michele

Robin said...

I'm in love! I've always liked windmills but your red and white and slightly rust number is to die for! What a find! If you ever decide your tired of it, I know just the lady to take it off your hands. LOL!

{northern cottage} said...

oh girl - i'm jealous (in a good way!) I sooooo want one of these babies! And to go to michigan sounds delightful too (I have awesome memories of visiting my grandparents in MI) have a vernors for me!! xo

Karen said...

Cute windmill, and your holiday home looks fabulous! Hope you had a good break and found lots of lovely things to look at too. God bless x

Red Rose Alley said...

I love the windmill in your yard. I have always been charmed by windmills. The quote is so special too.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Jen Kershner said...

I adore your new (to you) windmill! It's perfect!

Elyse said...

love it all!

xo
elyse

Erin said...

That windmill was certainly worth the wait! Mmmm, all that yummy rust and great farm colors. It complements the garden and its lovely blooms so well!

Hope you're having a good weekend, Stacey!

Erin