Friday, July 6, 2012

Vintage Inspiration #95 Porches and Outdoors

You all really outdid yourself with all the great patriotic fun and ideas.
Here are just a few links that I grabbed that showed some porch and outdoor inspiration.

Say Hello to a new blogger, Kristen from Ella Clair.
This great 4th of July party display should be in a magazine!

oh yummy, look at this cake!
If you haven't met Kristen, 
you'll want to run by and visit her beautiful blog.

Sally from Salmagundi shared photos of her Americana Porch filled with great wicker, and some farm and industrial items that make it so homey.

Love this shot of her sunflowers. 
I have to plant some next year!

Mercedes at All Things Pretty also has a gorgeous porch 
with wicker and wonderful floral pillows and vintage linens. 

has a sunporch that is packed with wonderful vintage goodies.
Looks like a great place to relax and unwind.

 Just lovin' these "little flags" all grouped together.

Eileen at Cottage Beach House has a great home...AT THE BEACH!!!
Goodness, take a look at this view,
 and at the wonderful soft blues and reds!

no folks, that's not a painting, it's THE VIEW!!!

And Penney's Vintage Home had some wonderful outdoor inspiration for the 4th. Great stained glass window and birdcages!

LOVE this old buggy decorated in the red, white, and blue!

I want you all to know how much I appreciate you coming over to join in on the party each week. You all are an amazingly talented group of people. I know this sounds cliche, but there is so much inspiration that is found here, but then I'm partial to those who love "vintage" as much as I do. Seeing what you do each week keeps me motivated to stay on my toes! 
Hope you'll join in today, remember it's "anything vintage or vintage inspired". Please have a link back to Common Ground within your post to be featured.

If you haven't entered the Big Book Give Away of Carolyn Westbrook's soon to be published book, "Through the French Door" then please click here Ends Sunday July 8.

And please visit these other wonderful Friday Parties!

                                                           at Rooted in Thyme 

So, have you recovered from the big celebration?
Let's share what's inspiring you this week.



  1. love the features, they are all beautiful spaces!

  2. Hello Debra,
    Love these features - that cake looks too good - I do appreciate you hosting,

  3. I love the vintage party too! And you! Thanks so much Debra! xx

  4. The features were awesome, Debra. Vintage and flags are a great combination.

  5. Thanks Debra, for featuring our porch and sunflowers this week. I always enjoy your vintage inspiration party. It is my favorite!!!! Sally

  6. Oh, I just love that buggy!! How fun! Thanks for hosting Debra!!

  7. Hi Debra! I'm with you ... seeing what everyone else is doing provides great motivation and inspiration. I love that everyone is so willing to share their homes, ideas, and even tutorials! Nowadays, I prefer to look at blogs over decorating magazines. Thanks so much for hosting ... and for all the inspiration you provide, as well!

  8. Great features this week Debra! I don't always link up every week but I sure do visit every Friday because you are right...there is so much inspiration to be found here. Thanks for hosting and hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

  9. Thanks for hosting Debra! Those patriotic link were totally fabulous last week- as are these features!
    xo Becca

  10. Lovely features!! I love the urn with the geranium. Awesome! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  11. Love those porches, Debra! Thanks so much for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  12. Great features!! Thanks so much for always hosting!!


  13. Debra! Thank you so much for featuring my Vintage 4th of July Party decor! I am so honored by all of the sweet things you said. Thank you so much.

  14. Debra, the features are all terrific! Thanks for being a lovely hostess and appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday!

  15. I spent the 4th at the beach - but if I could live there all year long like Eileen I'd be in heaven!

  16. I love that copper boiler and the porch and actually just about everything. :-)

  17. Debra- the features this week are GORGEOUS! Thanks for hosting Vintage Friday...Andrea B.

  18. I always love your vintage party, Debra...full of great inspiration for a vintage girl like me! Thanks so much for the feature, my friend!

  19. Such lovely features! Thanks for hosting, Debra :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  20. I love all of the features!! Thanks so much for hosting this party. I just linked up 2 posts of my front porch.

  21. All of your features are so colorful and patriotic!!! Thanks for hosting such a great party each week!

  22. Love your features~thanks for hosting Debra!!!

  23. Hi Debra, I'll have to go over visit Kristen to take a full tour of her post. Love her party set up. Great features.
    Thanks for hosting.

    the French Hutch

  24. Debra, Love all your features. Very inspiring! Thank you for hosting a fun July party!


  25. Thanks for hosting! Hope you had a FABULOUS 4th!!! XO, Aimee

  26. I never get tired of seeing beautiful pictures like ladies post on your blog

  27. Thanks so much for hosting your party every week. I love all the features and like you I am so inspired by all the links.

  28. Thank you so much for hosting! I always leave feeling inspired to see beauty in vintage items!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  29. Thanks for hosting, Debra. Have a great weekend.

  30. Like all the patriotic displays… Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

  31. I found you from The Charm of Home. So glad I did! What fantastic features and I can't wait to check out the other links this week. Thank you for hosting!

  32. hi debra- i am a little late to the party , but I am here! hope you had a great 4th. laura

  33. Hi Debra, thanks for hosting such a lovely party! I love all the features. What great inspiration! ~Kristie

  34. Such pretty vintage patriotic images, Debra!
    Love seeing how people decorate for the Fourth.
    One of my favorite days in the year.


  35. Just love the gorgeous wicker on those featured porches...! Thanks so much for hosting..Have a wonderful weekend!

  36. thank you for hosting! have a great weekend.

  37. Wow....really great stuff here! Thanks for hosting...I got in a bit late but it's still fun to just means I have to stand up with my drink in my time I'll come early enough to get a seat...
    Blessings, Lorraine

  38. Very American, I like! Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,pa

  39. I love your blog! There are so many great ideas here. Where do you usually find your vintage items to repurpose? I'm always looking for new tips and ideas. I'm a big yardsaler, and one site I've started using is It's made yardsaling so much easier because it creates a map of the local sales for me! I'd love to know more of your tips too!

  40. Debra, Your decorating has been an inspiration to me since I first found your blog! I am so honored that you would pick the photos of my front porch and yard to feature this week! Hugs, Penny

  41. Enjoyed the blogs you featured, clicked through on some, linked up my post, and now I'm ready to dive in and go a-visitin'(:

  42. What a fun party - its like visiting old friends and making new ones. Thanks for hosting. I added Kitchen Vignettes this week. Love the features.


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