Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Top Visited Links from Be Inspired

Time to check in to see who had the Top Visited Links last week at
Be Inspired.
 If you haven't had a chance to visit then run by and say hello.

Julia from Vintage With Laces
shared her wonderful studio decorated in Black and White for Halloween.
This Altered Cabinet Card is just one of her beautiful creations.





Take a peek at all the fun Orange Sweater Projects
by Nici from Posed Perfection





Debra at Frugal Little Bungalow shared her many baskets
and gave us a peek at her wonderful bungalow architecture and decor.



You'll love the wonderful paintings in this post
from Tammy at My Flower Journal.

Thanks for the inspiration gals!

Hope you'll join in tomorrow morning for 
Be Inspired
11ish AM Central.




xoxo,


Today's Sponsor
Bel Monili

Here's a Note from Lucy, owner of Bel Monili:

Hi Everyone, Tomorrow is my end of the month sale AND it's my birthday! I'm running the sale Thursday, October 31 (my 33rd birthday! eek!) through Sunday. Use coupon code birthdaybel20 at www.belmonili.etsy.com through Sunday, November 3, 2013 to receive 20% off of your ENTIRE purchase of $10 or more. Since it's Bel Monili's birthday, purchases of $50 or more will receive a FREE 3 pack of pearl bobby pins as a gift, and purchases of $100 or more will receive a FREE quote bracelet of your choosing! This is the perfect time to get your holiday shopping kick-started at bel monili, where you always enjoy free domestic shipping. Happy Halloween!
 




Sunporch Shenanigans

There's a little more fun going on in the sunporch this week that I wanted to share with you.  I always have an ivy that sits in my wicker floral container, ok...funeral basket. I hate saying funeral basket. Is that the only time anyone ever had one of these delivered? I guess they were the closest thing to "disposable" back then. so anyway... back to the funeral basket...




I like to keep mine "upbeat" with some seasonal decor thrown in for fun.


So this month it's been an "ode to black cats".
I love any color cats, 
but in my lifetime I've had several of those sweeties
all named...

wait for it...



"Blackie"
I also had an adorable white kitty named "Whitey",
but today we're talkin' black kitties.
I think they get a bad rap.
My last "Blackie" was one of the sweetest girls around.


hmmm...this one could be a tuxedo.
but we'll just say it's black.




My girls were out here helping with the photos and trying to get a nibble
from the Angel Vine I just brought indoors.
They're naughty that way.



I found a wonderful little Elementary Reader a few years ago and used it to make some fun prints. That's a copy of the original 1920's page with another black cat and pumpkin image on top. I've always loved children's book illustrations from the 20's and 30's. When I was a kid, my grandmother had all my dad's childrens' books from the 30's. It broke my heart that someone cleared out the attic stash and threw them all away.
















In just a few days, we'll be gearing up for Thanksgiving and the turkeys will take over. So for this week the owls and black cats, are still on the loose. Even one of my lambs wanted to join the festivities out here by sporting a new scarf...


don't tell him it's just a ribbon with a little glitter...



This is my second post today, the first one was "unscheduled" when I got these photos and texts from my daughter. Just wanted to share them and have a laugh, if you haven't read that post, CLICK HERE

Linking up with these wonderful parties:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspiration Gallery at Ella Claire



Here's a Note from Lucy, owner of Bel Monili:

Hi Everyone, Tomorrow is my end of the month sale AND it's my birthday! I'm running the sale Thursday, October 31 (my 33rd birthday! eek!) through Sunday. Use coupon code birthdaybel20 at www.belmonili.etsy.com through Sunday, November 3, 2013 to receive 20% off of your ENTIRE purchase of $10 or more. Since it's Bel Monili's birthday, purchases of $50 or more will receive a FREE 3 pack of pearl bobby pins as a gift, and purchases of $100 or more will receive a FREE quote bracelet of your choosing! This is the perfect time to get your holiday shopping kick-started at bel monili, where you always enjoy free domestic shipping. Happy Halloween!



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My Kids Are Famous!

well sort of...

seems like they had primo seats at Sunday Night's World Series Game in St. Louis. They sat right behind the batter so they were visible all evening. Their Facebook page lit up with friends from all over letting them know. My SIL makes great faces of disgust. pretty funny. I guess they were more fun to watch than the Cardinals!




My daughter's comment on the one below was
 "looks like Keith is eating this guy's brains...very Halloweeny!"





more fun photos of them HERE

Come on you Birds,
let's win this!!

The Marketplace: Etsy and Boutique Showcase

Hi Everyone!
Time for The Marketplace, 
a place to share and show off
some of your Etsy and Online Boutique items. 

Here are some great listings from last week:



Third Shift





Third Shift




Vintage Goodness 1





Whimzy Thyme






Wretched Shekels






Parisian Fleamarket



and Today's Sponsor


This is a linky party that is for items that are FOR SALE only. You don't have to have a blog to link up. If you have a blog post about your items that's great too, but they need to be available to purchase. Please try to link to the individual item that you are selling if possible. Please be a follower of Common Ground and if you have a blog it would be so nice for you to grab the image below to share somewhere on your blog. (not mandatory, just nice).

And remember this link is open all week, 
so stop back by to link up and shop the new items being listed.


Have a great week everyone,







Sunday, October 27, 2013

Humbolt Mansion Open House

Hi All, just want to let all you local peeps here in Southwest Missouri, Northern Arkansas,  North East Oklahoma,and Eastern Kansas (yes, we're in a 4 state corner) know about a wonderful invitation from Robin Gilmore of Robin's Vintage Suitcase here in Springfield, Missouri. She's opening her lovely Estate, The Humbolt Mansion, for a Christmas Open House next weekend, and if you haven't been inside the gates of this amazing home and grounds, you'll want to take this opportunity to take the tour.



The Open House will be at the same time as the Christmas Open House at her Shop, Robin's Vintage Suitcase and Veranda Tea Room just down the street, so you can make a day with friends and family for some Christmas shopping fun.























Vintage Suitcase and the Veranda Tea Room
724 S. Scenic Ave
417-224-5300
                          417-866-1145 for reservations
 Christmas Open House
November 1, 2 & 3
Hours:
Friday: 10am- 8pm
Saturday: 10am- 5pm
Sunday: 11am- 4pm

Dinner will be served from 5- 8pm on Friday & brunch will be served 
11-4 on Sunday
Reservations recommended but not required 866-1145
Join us for a Christmas Tour at Hvmboldt Mansion
847 S. Scenic Ave
Saturday 9-5 - Sunday 1-4

$10 tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the Vintage Suitcase. Proceeds benefiting Springfield Symphony Guild and various children's charities. 

An old-fashioned boxed lunch will be served at the Carriage House on Saturday from 11-3 for $8.99
  
Hope to see you there!
suitcase 




Robin will have her beautiful home 
decked from top to bottom with Christmas Cheer.
You won't want to miss it!











(Christmas photos from Robin's Gatehouse)

Click Here  and Here for a Haute Halloween at Robin's Mansion

Be sure and call for lunch reservations,
And make some wonderful Holiday memories!

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