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About VSG

Hello, welcome to Vintage Style Gal!  Do you ever have the feeling you should have been born in a different era?  Well you are in the right place, I feel the same way.  I am vintage all the way when it comes to decorating our home.


My husband and I purchased our cozy "English Lady" cottage nearly 8 years ago.  We knew it would be a work in progress when we purchased it, but we felt we were up to the task.  


Wow, what a task she has become.  One project turns into three or four.  When you start uncovering, more projects pop up.  An older home is "like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." 



I have always loved older homes, but it took some convincing with Mr. VS, he just saw a lot of work.  I wanted something I knew would be well built, had character, and was surrounded by other older homes.  No cookie cutter homes in this neighborhood.  Good thing I was able to convert him to being an old home lover like me!  

Our cozy cottage had wallpaper and carpet in EVERY room, yep, kitchen and bathrooms included!  How lovely, huh?  The carpet is still in the kitchen as we save and work on designing our kitchen.  Thankfully, we were able to have the bathrooms rehabbed before we moved in.  


I enjoy working on projects and dreaming up unique things around here.  I have always marched to the beat of a different drum and love that our home reflects our quirky personalities and has a curated look.  


I like what I call "Fancy Pants" items.  I scour the internet, homes for sale, and magazines searching for ideas.  I enjoy studying houses looking at all of the details and love put in those older homes.  I try to replicate some of these things here on a tiny budget because I am frugal gal too.  


I love a challenge and figuring out how to get high end looks while not spending a lot of money doing so.  Don't get me wrong, I like to splurge too, but I am looking forward to retirement so I like my pennies in my pocket, not someone else's.    


I smile to myself when someone tells me that they love something in my home that I have reinvented.  I enjoy sharing costs of items that you would think cost a lot more than what I have in them.  


Decorating is my way to destress in life.  I started this blog in the midst of covid because I was pretty down.  I had no idea if anyone would want to hear my voice, but I love that you are here and following along with me.  Thank you for that!


Some changes had been made to the exterior of our home since the photo above so it is not exactly as it was when we purchased it.  I will post updates as we continue to make changes and progress. 


We like to share stories about our German Shepherd Beagle who was supposed to be a Lab Mastiff mix.  He really keeps things moving around here!  I dabble a bit in the kitchen making up my own recipes, and of course, decorating and projects as we try to make this English Lady the best version of herself that she can be. 


Here we are on our wedding day. A rainy December day, we had hoped for snow since we love it so much... but ended up with ice and slush.  



This is one of my favorite photos... 


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