Monday, November 30, 2009

A personal story...

I just posted on the Bible Study blog my personal story of healing. This is my personal, amazing account of God's love. If you haven't come by the Bible Study blog that is listed on my side-bar, please do. I think you will find it an easy read. It's "not your grandmother's" Bible Study. It's fresh and relevant, and we discuss and interact with each other. Please come by and join the group!

As we dive in to the Christmas Season, with decorating and family and parties, let's not forget who this is all about. We celebrate Jesus and His birth. Get to know Him on a more personal level. If you love "Christmas", but do not know Jesus, I'm inviting you to come by and meet Him, then get to know His love for you as His Child.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday

Hi everyone!! I survived Thanksgiving, and we had a wonderful time.  I am now up to my eyeballs in Christmas boxes, ornaments, flower arrangements and twinkle lights!

is having a wonderful party these next few Mondays until Christmas. We are celebrating our decorating for Christmas with vintage Christmas decor. Be sure and go by. There are lots of people signed up. It's not too late!

I wanted to share this little vintage Santa hanger
 with NOEL ribbons and bells.
It's hanging off my picket fence gate in the sunroom.
He is such a happy little fella!

These next few photos are from Spring Creek
Antiques and Tea Room in Ozark, Missouri.

Vintage Santa vignette

A pair of sweet angels to light up anyone's front porch decor.

And an old Santa in a vintage sleigh!

These next two photos were taken at Leola's in Ozark,
at last year's Christmas Open House.
Love all these vintage Santas and elves.

What a great way to display vintage figurines...
 in old white pottery

I should have my decorating finished by next Monday.
Hope you didn't mind seeing some
 fun things from the local shops.

Have a great Monday!
And may all your Christmas decorating be Jolly!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Give Away at Fiona and Twig!!!

I hear there's another give away over at
So go see Anne, and congratulate her on her 100th post!
She has an Anthropologie gift certificate
that's looking for a new home!
Tell her Debra sent you!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Adieu, Vintage Black Friday

This is the last post for Vintage Black Friday. (sigh)
Jill from Gypsy Brocante has been a wonderful hostess,
for this exceptionally creative party.

The day after Thanksgiving is a busy one for all of us...
Family, friends, decorating for Christmas, and let's not forget...

So for this last opportunity, I wanted to share
a few photos of some of my vintage black
 from the Master Bedroom.

I believe this large men's hat box
 must have been for a "top hat".

And then there are black ladies hatboxes.

And a vintage Italian wall piece with decoupaged insets.

Hat box from my studio

Vintage Italian jewelry box on my dresser.

Small portraits of French ladies

Watercolor print of Windsor Castle
that Erin brought me back from England

And one of my favorites; a Ladies classic riding helmet.
Not too old, but I love the deep burgundy, almost black, velvet.
I can live out my fantasies in this.

(I recently confessed to my husband,
 that although I don't have many "fantasies",
that the Rolex commercial was one of them.
Oh, and I'll take the watch, too)

I couldn't find the women's commercial, this will have to do

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
Be sure to work off all those extra calories,
with some shopping calisthenics.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

White Wednesday, Vintage White Turkeys on Parade!

This last weekend I had my hubby help me with a little furniture moving. It was a domino effect. You know, you move one piece, then that requires cleaning and vacuuming and then moving something else. And thank you Lord for the inventors of "sliders", because without them, I would have had to wait for another set of hands.

I found this white sideboard several years ago and had it for sale. When I moved out of that store the sideboard was moved into my studio. It was really too large for that space, but I didn't want to let it go. I had a plan somewhere in the dark recesses of my brain for later use.

So into the kitchen hallway, and out with the black bench. (downstairs it went) I have a lot of furniture, and a lot of "display" space, but this will be dedicated to seasonal and holiday decor. It will be wiped clean with each new season, and I will finally have a place to display all the great vintage "stuff" that clutters up my other pieces.

I have a lot of seasonal vintage prints that haven't had a spot. Now they can be a focal point for this hallway each time the season changes. This is a print from the early 1900's. The frame is "newer", but I have another companion print. The other is downstairs. This one was stashed in a storage room, unused.

Here are a few of my vintage turkeys
gathering on the sideboard.
gobble, gobble

This plucky fella was just too colorful for me,
so he got a slap of white paint.

White turkey covered vegetable.

I have a collection of Vintage turkey platters.
 This fellow is Johnson Brothers.
This year I'm giving each of the girls their own platter.

Vintage planter and salt and pepper.

One of my Thanksgiving postcards on a flower frog.

Say "Hello" to Kathleen and all the other White Wednesday
 participants at Faded Charm.

Hope your turkeys are tastier than these.

From my house to yours...
Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

P.S. Since I have had a few hair-pulling blogger incidents of late, I will post the wonderful indoor displays of my recent Seed Box Open House tour a bit later. This will give you something to come back for!

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Seed Box Christmas Open House

For some reason I have a glitch in my blog post. I have reset it several times and it is doing what it wants, so please read the previous post on

 the Seed Box.

 I don't want you to miss the great photos of the Open House.

Also, if you haven't been over to the Bible Study Blog, A day in the life...  I just posted on being ready for Miracles. Please come by.

Thanks, I hope I'm not the one with the glitch!

The Seed Box Christmas Open House

Last Friday evening we headed into the hills of southern Missouri to visit two talented friends who are no strangers to many of you. Brian and Meloney Russell of

hold two Open Houses each year, but Christmas is just a magical time at their homestead in Chadwick, Missouri. As you make your way into a gorgeous valley you can see the Christmas lights glowing in the distance. The following photos were taken on the very large and spacious front porch of their home.
Be sure and click on the images to get more detail

(next three photos courtesy Springfield News Leader)

Tomorrow I will continue the fun
 with the inside of their home.

Have a great Monday!

P.S. I am joining in with Joan from Anything Goes Here
for her new party, Vintage Christmas Monday. 
 Be sure and see the previous post for my contribution.
Then check out all the rest of the great vintage goodies!

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