Thursday, September 30, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday #5

Since Fall is my favorite time of the year,
and since October is my favorite month of the year...
I want to invite you to a Party.
OK, two parties!!

Vintage Inspiration Friday
is the perfect time to host a party with a Fall theme.

Grab those pumpkins and mums,
dig up the ghosties and goblins if you dare...
find the candles and Fall delights.

So on Friday October 8,
let's all show our front porches
decorated for Fall and Halloween.

From Fall to Frightful!

And then on October 29
let's put together a fun
Fall or Halloween table.
Inside or Outside,
Have fun and go all out!!

Even though this is a theme,
please join in even if you're not doing the porch or table.
Whatever Vintage Inspiration you may have is welcomed.
I just thought this would be fun to theme this month of October.

Did I ever tell you...
I just LOVE FALL!! ?



Oh, and not to forget,
 Shannon from A Southern Belle With Northern Roots
has won the September give away for all party participants!

I'll share a new Give-Away for October, next week. 

love ya,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A little Fall color for a change...

Small changes in the Living Room have brought in the Fall color.
This is such a traditional and formal room that I try to just "tweak" it,
more than completely "re-doing" it.

My Pottery Barn urn that held large conch and nautilus shells on the coffee table
during the summer, has found a fat Cinderella pumpkin for the season.

Fall leaves, potpourri, and stone pumpkins now sit on my French inspired tray.

Along with a Lefton Chipmunk, some silver and vintage rhinestone jewelry.

My mantle doesn't see a lot of change, just Autumn bouquets
and a bittersweet wreath to replace the Summer colors.

My mantle isn't very deep, so when I happened to find these "half urns" at Goodwill last Spring I was really excited. They fit perfectly and then I just change out the florals for the season.

A recent addition to the Living Room is a wonderful handpainted piece of art by Dore, from Burlap Luxe. If you haven't met Dore, please go visit her gorgeous blog. She's a beautiful girl, inside and out, and has recently been shown in Romantic Homes Magazine. While you're there visit her Etsy Store, filled with other pieces of her art.

I'm linking with Marty today for Table Top Tuesday

And Kathleen from Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

Please go by and visit the other beautiful blogs for these parties.

Hope you're having a great week,
I'm trying to get back to the routine, after last week.
It was wonderful getting to see family all together,
even though it was a sad occasion.

hugs and blessings to you all,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday #4

I've had this little vintage step ladder at my booth for awhile to use in a pinch.
If a piece of furniture sells, it takes up the slack until I can bring in something else.

But since I've been looking for ideas for my front porch
 I grabbed this the last time I was there,
and brought it home for a try out.

Here's my inspiration for the ladder display.
And while it didn't make it for the front porch,
I thought it was fun for the sunroom.

Love those corn husks and old crock jug in the book image.
Oooohhh, to have a front porch like this.

When I was growing up
 our old farmhouse had a large front and wrap around porch.
I'd love to have one now;
such great memories.

Here's the book that I'm having so much fun with!

 I really love me some black kitties...
well, I'm fond of any kitty,
but I've had about 4 "Blackies" in my life.
I know... can't say I'm the most original when it comes to names.
I just love black cat images.


And I had a great time at the local pumpkin stand as you can see...
more on the front steps.

If you remember, I will be having a monthly give away for the party goers.
So one more chance to win by joining in this weekend.

Hope you all are having fun decorating for Fall.
I found some urns for the front porch,
and it's now officially

Pictures coming soon!

Hope you'll link up and share what's inspiring you this week!

Thank you so much for all the well wishes and prayers for my family
in the passing of my Father-in-law.
I appreciate each one of you!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Out and About for Inspirational Home Fall Open House

Fall has arrived at
 Inspirational Home
here in Springfield!

Last weekend's Open House was a magical event.
Friday evening we were met with this fantastic arbor on the grounds.
And inside, Halloween fun and autumn accessories
 were tucked in every nook and cranny.
Enjoy the tour!

If you live nearby or plan on visiting Southwest Missouri
be sure to stop by

Debra Moore's great shop is always a fun destination.

I'm linking with Kathleen for White Wednesday
Be sure and stop by for all the wonderful whites.

On a personal note
 I wanted to let you know my Father-in-Law passed away this last week
after a long term diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

We are sorry to see him pass, but find great comfort that he is in Heaven.
I will still be hosting Vintage Inspiration Friday,
but it may take me a few days to get back with everyone and comments.
Please come and join in Thursday evening until Sunday at 6:00 PM.

Love to you all, I will be having a week full of love and family,

 love to you all,

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