Thursday, September 9, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday #2

I'm inspired by bringing the themes of nature indoors....

(image: me and picnik)

(image: Celebrating Home)

One of my favorite decorating books gave me inspiration for today's post.

Celebrating Home,
 Decorating for the Holidays and Seasons

is a book I will be sharing a lot with you, especially for the Fall season.

From the creative experts at Midwest of Cannon Falls and Country Living,
this book takes you through each season in their gorgeous River House in Minnesota.

Today I found the sweetest harvest vignette to share.
Birds and nature are always a favorite theme of mine to incorporate into my seasonal decor.



Setting on my Dining Room table, I'm really enjoying the bittersweet and little bird.

And speaking of bittersweet, I bought several bundles of vine,
I worked for several hours on clipping it...
now I know why this stuff is soooo expensive!

Just a reminder...
if you link up, please be sure you have a link back
to Common Ground in your post,
so that others can come by for the fun!

Thanks for joining in.

I've mentioned before how I want everyone to feel comfortable about joining multiple parties.
I have a few favorite of my own, that I don't want to miss,
so if dear Beth, Miss Gypsy Fish won't mind,
I'll be linking up with her wonderful Silver Sunday Party
Thank You, Beth, I'm speechless!
(doesn't happen very often!)




  1. debra, very very nice .. i love this!


  2. Love your vignette and the image you created with Picnik.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. This is so wonderful. I just love it. Beautiful! I love fall colored birds and vignettes...looks so nice.

  4. I think I've said this before, but I'm never really in the mood for the change of seasons until I see how you do it up at your house!


  5. Beautiful. I am sad as I have nothing to post except some old doors which I have showed before so I need to get some energy from some where! hugs♥olive

  6. Oh what the hey, I arched my eye brows and came to the party! Truly I am awful so you are a dear for putting up with me and my outside images. love ya♥o

  7. Such a lovely post, Debra! I love that book, too! When they were writing the book, the antique shop I was in at time lent them vintage Christmas items for photos, so it was fun to see our items when the book came out!

  8. I love decorating with little birds and nests. When I first saw you photo I thought it was from a magazine!! BEAUTIFUL vignette!
    Patricia :o)

    Ps: I just came over from Olive's blog.

  9. Lovely vignette! I love nature themes too, of course! Love your birdies!

  10. Debra
    So much wonderful goodness in your Inspiration Friday. I feel so blessed to share in the talent of all the wonderful ladies. Your displays are so delightful. Have a blessed weekend.

    love you
    Kate xo

  11. Debra,

    This is such a beautiful vignette. I love the little bird tucked into the sugar bowl. So sweet!


  12. Hi Debra, Wonderful Fall vignette with the sweet little bird making a nest in your silver sugar bowl. I am looking forward to seeing more of this book.
    xo, Sherry

  13. Debra, these images are beautiful. Your vignettes are so indicative of Fall...just so perfect! ~ Angela

  14. Debra lovely images! Joined the party, feel a little underdressed, though, with just some old cans to show! Lol, Lezlee

  15. I so love Fall and all the decorations that go with it. And of course, YOU never let me down. Thank you so much for hosting Inspirational Friday, I so appreciate it! I've been working non-stop this summer and just happen to see on another blog that it is time for "Inspirational Friday"! Yes, I never know these days if I'm coming or going. You take care, Sue

  16. That looks like a wonderful book... I need to try to get myself a copy. I love the ways you've brought nature into your home, Debbie... so beautiful!
    Thanks for hosting every week!
    Hugs ~ Jo :)

  17. Debra, I couldn't tell which was from the book and which was yours...they are both Fab U Lous!
    Love doesn't grow wild here in Texas so I always have to buy it.
    I don't know if I did my link correctly...there's a little x by it. Leave it to me not to be able to follow simple directions!

  18. Debra, your vignette is beautiful! Is the little bird an ornament? It has that sort of satin look to it.

  19. I don't have anything to share (hope to soon), but wanted to say I picked up that book from the library and have been pouring over it every many lovelies to swoon over, eh? I'm gonna have to just go buy it. :)

    Your pictures are gorgeous!

  20. Hi Debra, I like your Fall decorand the birds are cute. Thank You for hosting today. Have a great Friday....Julian

  21. Love that sweet little birdie:) The white pumpkin is so cute! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

  22. Your inspiration
    book looks like one
    I have to have : )
    One of these weeks
    I will link up with
    you...such fun....
    I'm actually out of
    town this weekend on
    a borrowed computer.
    Had to pop over and
    see the fun! I LOVE
    birds, too and you
    will find them alight
    in most rooms of our
    home : ) Happy Friday,
    xx Suzanne

  23. Just perfect! I am on the white pumpkin hunt now! I also like the ones that have a few green speckles here and there! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  24. ...a nest just always seems like the perfect addition to any vignette, and white pumpkins are just sooooo fairytale magical, love it with the silver trays!!
    xo, Rosemary

  25. Hi Debra, I love all of you beautiful photos, I can't wait to join in on all the fun. My computer has been on the blink for a while, if this post goes thru it will be a miracle, when I get someone to look at, and hopefully figure out the problem with my computer I would love to join in on your Vintage Inspiration Friday!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

  26. You've got some beautiful "fall" going on around there. I love those white pumpkins for fall decorating. They go with everything :-)

  27. Dear Debra

    Your photos are so lovely. I love the bird and I have never seen a white pumpkin!

    Have a beautiful weekend!


  28. Hello Dear Debra, That book is one of my absolute favorites and go-tos for inspiration of all kinds!! I love your rendition ~ such a sweet vignette! Thanks for hosting this fun party--I have tons more ideas I want to share week after week! Hugs, Julie

  29. Wow, this knocked my socks off!
    It is one of the prettiest vignettes I have ever seen!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a beautiful weekend~

  30. Well... that is the sweetest bird EVER! Debra,thank you for hosting this, although I did not link up this week I love to visit. After all... that is why we are all here, isn't it?... for inspiration! Fabulous idea you had! Happy weekend to you! :) -hilary

  31. Hey Debra, sorry I'm late. It also took three times for my link to load, I think I'm having computer issues. Hope you've had a great Friday!!

  32. Debra I love your inspiration, sorry I didn't make it this week to the party. I really have to figure out how to blog and work at the same time, oh yeah AND do housework. I can't wait to spend my weekend checking all the wonderful inspirations out. Have a great weekend and hopefully I will be ready for next week.

  33. hey, where did your linky thing run off to?

  34. Such an inspiring diplay! Love your blog! I'm going to add that book to my library.
    Have a great weekend, Karen

  35. What a darling display! That is such a great, inspiring book, isn't it? Thanks so much for visiting me today, I've loved peeking in here. xo Lidy

  36. What a sweet tweet! It is just the right amount of fall.

  37. My first time to your blog...I am a "newbie" in the blog world...started mine, and through friends, found your site...I am completely charmed...thanks so much!
    kate( new blog site

  38. this is such a sweet simple little vignette! So pretty!

  39. HI Debra
    Well first.. congrats on winning Beth's giveaway.. you lucky girl!!!

    Now these vignettes are gorgeous... love your silverware and the lovely fall inspirations you have created... Hope you have a wonderful day.. xxx Julie

  40. Congrats Debra ~ Well Deserved Win on the Silver Extravaganza! I sure have missed out on the last 2 Friday Inspirations ~ just been so busy, but I do plan on joining in this week~ It Is Fabulous, Such Great Ideas & Inspiration All Around..... Have a Wonderful Week~

  41. Hi Debra,
    congratulation for wining the price of The Gypsy Fish Journal. Your Silver vignette is so beautiful.
    Greetings, Johanna

  42. Debra, I love your table arrangement. I like anything that includes little birds they always cheer me up.

  43. Debra - so adorable yet chic at the same time! Jennifer

  44. Debra,
    Such a pretty post my friend! Always is! Hope you are having a great week. Hubby had another doctor appointment & he seems pleased with the progress. Still having a few issues like fever (low grade) every afternoon. ???? They have no idea other than maybe still has fluid in lowest part of the lungs. Still not released to drive & the depression is starting to surface after being so "confined" for so long. Got some help for that today & he will start rehab soon. HUGS!


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