Shop & Style English Country Decor

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Rachel Stone

This topic/activity has got to be near the top of the list of favorite things! Today, friends is all about English country decor, finding, and styling. Recently, Matt was at a customer’s house giving an interior paint bid and he commented on the lady’s blue & white collection and how much I loved blue & white. She asked if we’d been to the antique shop called Mockingbird Manor. Matt said we hadn’t, but it wasn’t long until we visited!

We were there for an hour, but I easily could’ve been there for three… From the outside, the shop looked small and insignificant, but inside it was completely jammed full of treasures. for the first time in my life, I saw real English Staffordshire figurines. Until this point I’d only seen them online. I love how quirky they are!

This large cottage painting was from another antique shop, but I thought it was pretty and it was just $100!

At the Mockingbird Manor there was so much fantastic art! This silhouette of George Washington caught my eye. I have a small, but growing collection of silhouettes, and I like the graphic quality they have. I’ve seen them stacked down the sides of a fireplace and they look so charming in an English snug.

Next to art, there were some fabulous lamps and lampshades there, as well. In the photograph on the left, I was drawn to the pattern mixing with the black and gold painted lamp with the blue block print shade. These paired with that delicate floral watercolor would make for stunning bedside table decor. Imagine those against a cream-on-cream tonal wallpaper. So pretty! I find the styling of the talented booth owners in the antique shops quite inspiring and always come away with new ideas on how to use items in my home.

In Mockingbird Manor I did find a lovely antique blue transferware platter (small surprise), and along with that, I’ll share with you the rest of the things I’ve picked up over the last few months. At this stage of homeownership, I don’t buy very much. The “bones” of my decor are established and I usually pick up a filler piece or invest in a specific larger piece that I have certain plans for.

In May, when Matt & I took an anniversary trip he took me to a flea market/thrift shop and there I found three pieces of art. One was a lovely sketch with a black & gold frame and frosted glass. The other two pieces were a pair of vintage buildings in the style that a friend of mine collects, so I got those for her.

The sketch I found looks lovely against the pinky-tan paint color in our hall bath.

I also thrifted an English Countryside sugar and creamer set. I used the sugar pot to hold the strawberry jelly Matt & I canned last summer. It’s perfect with the little strawberry on top!

The jelly pot looks right at home amongst the baskets!

A lovely viewer of my YouTube channel sent me a delightful package full of wonderful treasures. Here are a few of my favorites: The silver sugar and creamer have hand-etched details and I think they’ll look lovely holding roses, or pens in my desk.

She also sent me an ironstone sugar and creamer in an English floral pattern. These are so very pretty and a pattern that I had admired!

Thank you for going shopping and styling with me today! I hope you were inspired to try layering things or moving things around in your home. Until next time,

Take care,

Rachel

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Author: Rachel Stone
Rachel is passionate about creating a comfortable and beautiful home for her family. She also loves to share the lessons she is learning with her wonderful audience both on this blog and her YouTube channel.

3 thoughts on “Shop & Style English Country Decor”

  1. Such a great way to begin the weekend learning about the antique shop…so many wonderful items and displays to inspire a homemaker…thank you for sharing this video and your special treasures…All the best…Melanie Fay

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