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Journey Jots #36

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #36!

In this weekly recap, I’ll share some of my most recent posts, news from life and blog, favorite patriotic decor finds, and an assemblage of encouraging content from other creators. Settle in and join me for Journey Jots #36!

wild daisies in vintage enamel pitcher

Journey Jots #36

Hello, guys! Welcome to another Jots and a brand new week!

How are you? Are you settling into Summer??

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It’s FINALLY stopped raining here this past week and we’ve had the most GLORIOUS weather! I know there is just some crazy weather events happening all over the US, so I hope you are safe and well wherever you happen to be.

wild daises

Life Lately

We’ve been taking advantage of the beautiful Summer weather as much as possible.

Last weekend, we spent 6 hours on our paddle boards fishing a few lakes for Largemouth bass. After about 3 hours, I finally hooked into a big one and BOY was it fun!

largemouth bass in MN lake

I’m more of a river fly fishing gal but lakes are also super fun, especially in June when the big bass are on the prowl for food!

Even though I applied SPF 60 TWICE, the tops of my legs still got so sunburned…oh well! I definitely got my vitamin D in.

fly fishing on paddle board

Since 4th of July is just around the corner, I’ve been adding a few patriotic touches around the house to commemorate the holiday. You will see a new patriotic post on the blog this Wednesday!

antique flag postcard for 4th of July decor

Lastly, miss Molly is definitely getting a little personality on her. She’s spunky, funny, and isn’t afraid to tell you what she wants 🙂

Molly wearing dad's hat

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds- Patriotic Edition

On the Blog-Journey Jots #36

This past week, I shared my latest post in the Thrifted Goodies series on how to style thrifted finds for Summer! In it, I showed my most recent thrift haul, how I’ve styled my finds, and simple thrifting tips.

vintage and thrifted ironstone dishes

For some thrifty patriotic decorating ideas, check out this post on decorating with vintage enamelware!

vintage enamelware styled in a vignette on a credenza

And, this post on styling a hutch with red, white, and blue might suit your fancy! You will find budget-friendly patriotic ideas for decorating with vintage and thrift finds.

patriotic hutch decor with vintage and thrifted items

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing a patriotic basket vignette styled with vintage finds. You are not going to want to miss this one! Then, in a few weeks, I’m sharing part three in my Summer home series with decorating the hutch.

Lots of super fun content coming your way. Be sure you are subscribed to my e-mail so you are the first to know about new posts and merchandise updates!

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In case you haven’t heard the news yet, I WROTE AN E-BOOK! My very first e-book, ‘An Introduction to: Antique and Vintage Home Decor’, was released early last week and I couldn’t be more excited about it. It’s been two years in the making!

The e-book is a 32 page, downloadable PDF file that you will receive in your email upon purchase. In it, you will find tips for sourcing, pricing, and styling decor from milk glass to copper to linens. I do hope you check it out!

an e-book image from 'An Introduction to: Antique and Vintage Home Decor' from The Antiqued Journey

Also, in case you forgot, there is new TAJ merch in the shop section of my website. You will find super cute t-shirts, mugs, and even an iPhone case designed by yours truly.

Each purchase means the world to me and helps me to continue writing weekly content. Thank you for supporting my small business!

Let's Go Thrifting T-shirt from The Antiqued Journey

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Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #36

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #36! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you. Have a lovely week ahead!

Sustainable Living Tip of the Week: Thrifting for clothing is one of the best things you can do for the environment. You can find designer clothes and brand new items, with tags still on them, if you take the time to look!

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If you are new here, I’m Rachel, the writer and content creator here at The Antiqued Journey. I’m so happy to have you! I encourage you to stop by the ‘about me’ page to get to know me a little more.

Here on the blog, you will find loads of inspiration for decorating with vintage and antique decor, simple DIY crafts and many thrifting adventures. If that interests you, I invite you to sign up for my e-mail. You will receive a free digital download as a thank you!

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Other Posts to Enjoy

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All About Vintage Needlework Art

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Blue and White Summer Decor

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Hey! I’m Rachel!

I’m so glad you are here! Old things are my jam. Antique malls and thrift stores are my happy places.

Here on the blog I love to share my excitement, knowledge, and ideas about all things antique, vintage, and thrifted. Let’s journey together!

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