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Get the Look Decor: Country Cottage Evolution handmade and vintage goods

ChristineThis weekend’s Get the Look Decor is inspired by the Lebanon, Connecticut farm town cottage of Amanda Wytas-Ackerman. She lives with her husband Rob along with their three children and the newest member of the family Buster, the bull mastiff pup.

Amanda describes her approach to decorating as restyled vintage and says her main goal is to repurpose her antique finds to expose their beauty in a unique and modern way. Between shuffling furniture around, raising three children and frequenting local auctions, flea markets, thrift stores, and Etsy, their home is always evolving in ways that best suit their family life.

Midnight Jasmine Chair

By sprucehome, $1045.

granny square blanket

By ibelli, $65.

Whimsical Aqua Lamp

By kmberly84, $50.

Chalkboard Label Bucket

By NavarreCharm, $6.

Large Solid Redwood Chest

By Lavaoasisstudio, $1100.

Old Photo With Frame

By oldyetnew, $8.

Paper Flowers in White Pitcher

By FortheHome, $145.

Antique Metal Ship Lantern

By TheCornerStoreBK, $130.


Pair of Chairs in Aqua

By minthome, $250.

Tablecloth with Embroidery

By cushgoods, $21.

Wood Accordion Hanging Rack

By PeppermintBark, $12.

Natural Burlap Curtain Panels

By habitationinc, $150.

Set of 3 Aqua Ball Mason Jars

By JustaCurl, $30.

Glass Bowl with Ruffle Edges

By nottooshabby, $19.

TEA and SUGAR Canisters

By beppiebags, $8.99.

vintage linen tea towel

By willaby, $12.


Vintage – Watering Can

By alexanderpenelope, $18.

Vintage Linen Napkin Set

By wilshepherd, $12.

classic half apron

By atomicaprons, $30.

Blue Bird Needlepoint

By bouquet, $14.

1930s Weber Costello Globe

By havenvintage, $74.

Cottage Chic China Cabinet

By paintedcottages, $395.

Shabby Chic Flower Hook

By kapong, $20.

Vintage Farm Metal Water Jug

By OldTimePickers, $36.

Vintage shabby corner chair

By jollytimeone, $124.99.

Vintage Rocking Chair

By joonE, $125.


2 Cottage Roses Paintings

By gizmos, $22.

Wood Lamp

By nataliegracehome, $235.

Turkish Tea Serving Pot

By OneGreatPlace, $19.

Stained Glass Panel

By Nanantz, $215.

framed floral oil painting

By ScottieinaCanoe, $22.

Silver Tray with Handles

By PlaceMichel, $20.


Pastiche Collection- 2 Poster Bed

By hlevinedesign, $5600.

Full Size Quilt with Shams

By southerncharmquilts, $415.

Hand Woven cotton Rag Rug

By VerdMontStudios, $61.

Glass Jar with Beach Glass

By willowonthewater, $15.95.

Filler Up

By UseMeAgainVintage, $23.

Vintage Red Camping Lantern

By Rustytractor, $19.

CEDAR Hope Chest

By MrsRekamepip, $235.

Custom Curtains – 50×84

By thefarley4, $250.

Scoutmaster’s Library Box Set

By amoredolce, $30.

Custom 16 x 20 Memory Board

By bettyd4, $25.


Patchwork Quilt Blanket

By babytogo, $82.

Vintage Art- Tiny Dancer

By RetroRachelville, $18.

Shabby Nightstands End Table

By picks4u, $550.

Ollie Owl Softie

By LBGstudio, $22.50.

Milk Glass Table Lamp

By HomeRemediesRX, $18.

deco style dress form

By AMradio, $229.

Vintage Fenton Glass Slipper

By thevintagebuttonjar, $18.

Vintage Framed Ballet Picture

By packratdiva, $9.

Amanda also runs itchinstitchin where she sells cottage style vintage items as well as beautifully repurposed granny chic decor. Check out her blog, Itchin Stitchin, for creative home decorating tips and inspiration.

Visit Amanda on Flickr for even more photos of her restyled cozy cottage.


Looking for more styles and interiors? Check out our video series, There’s No Place Like Here, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Get involved and show us your amazing space in this Flickr pool.

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