About Me

Hi, I’m Tania (pronounced Tonya)! I started blogging way back in 2009 as a way to share my passion for arts and crafts, home décor, and DIY.


Let me ask you a question... do you sometimes feel like you don’t have a real “style” when it comes to home décor? Like you don’t really fit into the popular trends? If you’re like me, you think you’ve nailed it only to get all starry-eyed over something that does NOT fit in with your décor and now you have to start all over recreating your home! 

My motto is this… stop trying to fit yourself into that little box…

“It’s your home, don’t be afraid to color outside the lines!”

We actually DO have a style, it's called "Unique" and here at LVC I share how to create a unique-to-you home through step-by-step tutorials, product recommendations, and creative do-it-yourself projects. 

My style is eclectic... I like to color outside the lines with my decor 😉 

Sometimes I struggle with getting the vibe I want in my home just like you but I just keep trying, isn't that the fun part?! I have nailed it and created exactly the look I am after though in my bedroom:

In addition to blogging, I have been selling vintage and handmade online since about 1998. My mom and I used to have a store on eBay together. We eventually found our way to Etsy. In 2012 I made my little online business “official” by applying for my business license and becoming “Little Vintage Cottage”. I now have two spaces at a local antique mall (where I also work part time) and three Etsy shops.



I'm glad you stopped by, I hope you'll stick around for awhile 😊

6 comments

  1. New to your blog and can't wait to read all your posts and follow you.
    We just moved from a 2400 plus basement,attic, and 2 car garage home to a 1200 sf single wide.
    Wow downsizing was painful. But it is free-ing.

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    1. Hello Carol! I'm so glad you found me! Downsizing is painful for sure but sometimes it's just what we need I think! I want to downsize again so hopefully I'll be able to do that in the future :o)

      Tania

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  2. Hi. I found your blog via Cozy Little House. I really like what you've done with your home and admire your can-do-it attitude. My husband and I, in our early 60s, recently purchased a 900-square foot cottage home in central Kentucky. It is one of those kit homes from the 1950s. I'll admit, it would be pretty hard to live here without its detached garage to hold my husband's hobby things. We previously lived in a ranch that was in the 1200-sf range. Looking forward to seeing what the future brings for your downsizing plans.

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    1. Hello, I'm so glad you found my blog and enjoy reading! I love Brenda's blog, Cozy Little House too! Your home sounds very charming... I would definietly need a garage or shop of some sort for all the projects I like to do.

      Tania

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  3. I like your stuff too. And you seem like you be a good teacher. I have the cutest little camper I got for 200 bucks last year.I know it has mad potential and with the right colors and some ideas. My daughter will be 16 next month. I'm disabled so it will take me some time but it will be good therapy. My best goal: I deck it out in a modern contemporary style/colors/textures of her liking and when she turns 18 in two short years, Shell have a form of real Independence decked out all souped up with bright colors.... My sink fridge and stove/oven are bright orange which I love...I especially like orange and like green for kit. I need your help to get a plan.... General to do order of things and other helpful tips I'm sure you have several! All the inside is nearly identical to yours. Okay I'm going to look around your site now. I've only seen your camper.

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    1. Oh my goodness! Only $200?! Wow, that's amazing! And the orange appliances sound so cute!

      The first thing I would do is have it checked out to make sure it is structurally sound. My dad crawled underneath and reinforced a couple of areas. Inspect all the corners to see if there is any indication of leaks. If so you'll want to get those sealed up.

      Then I would start replacing any inside surfaces that need it. We put down new plywood on the dinette seats and bed areas.

      Then it's just a matter of painting and decorating...the fun parts!

      If you have any pictures of love to see them!

      Tania

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