OPPOSITE: A childhood fascination with flea markets paid off when Alex Wijnen began selling antiques. Items like this grocer’s scale—too heavy to cart to shows—became a permanent fixture and a perfect pedestal for bouquets. LEFT: Husband Todd’s aunt Claude gifted the couple with this Kitchen Queen—now displaying apothecary jars, pitchers, mustard and pots. ABOVE: Dutch wooden shoes are typically filled with geraniums and hung alongside a front or back door in Alex’s native Holland. BELOW: Rustic grain sacks and a washable white quilt top a free Craigslist leather sofa. Alex didn’t realize the chest purchased on layaway when she was young was the top of a Kitchen Queen until she got it home.
OPPOSITE: A penchant for natural woods like these stacked cupboards and chippy painted bench add charm to Alex’s home. Found at Farm Chicks, the upper cabinet is filled with Eugene, Oregon, artist Beverly Soasey’s quaint houses. Leaded-glass doors below mimic a picture window. LEFT: A turquoise panel adds depth to white enamelware displayed on a metal medicine cabinet; manzanita branches bring the outdoors in. ABOVE: Tucker (left) and Annabelle have couch privileges. BELOW: The white fireplace got a coat of olive green paint for contrast against white brick. Alex adorns her mantel with an enamel “A” from Bruges and items in the same color family. The leaded-glass window ties the display together; a birdcage and natural elements add texture.