Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday # 9: Setting a Fall Table

I can't tell you how long I've wanted to do this,
and how badly I've wanted to share these photos
since the day I had this fun little outing.

Each year Country Living and Country Home Magazines
would put together these fantastic outdoor table settings for Fall;
those magical tables and settings
have been my inspiration for these photos.

Our subdivision is adjacent to a lovely large lake and park,
with many acres of picnic facilities, gorgeous landscaped hills,
dense forests full of deer, and bike and running paths...

The perfect place for an impromptu sunset dinner for two.

(notice the old ceiling tiles that I used for placemats?)

Thanks so much for sharing my fantasy...

You should have seen us rushing across the field
 trying to catch the last of the gorgeous light.
My husband with a dolly loaded with a table
 and my two newly painted chairs...
and a trash bag full of leaves
pilfered from our neighbor's gorgeous maple tree!
And me with the picnic basket and a load of other "junk"
under each arm.

We were quite the team. LOL!

When we got there we were both out of breath
and to my horror they had just mowed and mulched,
so not a leaf to be found.

That is why the leaves are only in front. ha ha!
right where we dumped them.
oh well,
we had a lot of fun!

Thanks so much for coming by,
hope you'll join in for
Vintage Inspiration Friday.
Any Inspiration is welcomed.

I'd love for you to grab the button and share with others
where to come for the vintage fun
 by linking up within your post. : )

Next week I'll announce the winner of the Necklace Give Away.
You're automatically entered if you are a participant in VIF.

Edited on October 6, 2011 to link with

So Thank You in advance for participating!!

You're Invited to a Vintage Halloween

I posted these images last year at Halloween,
but I wanted to share them again this year...
a little spooky family memorabilia.

This is an invitation that my paternal grandfather
 made for a surprise Halloween Birthday Party for my grandmother in 1926.
These are their engagement photos from around 1906.

He was a printer, so I have several pieces of his work.
I love the little pumpkin and black cat graphic that he included.

My paternal grandmother, Irma, was born on Halloween,
sometime in the late 1880's or early 1890's.
She was around 40 when my dad was born in 1929.
Halloween was always a special event when she was alive,
so I have a little childhood nostalgia for the holiday.

I'm joining Joan's Party with this very authentic
piece of Vintage Halloween ephemera.

Be sure and have fun with the other partiers at

Have a fun weekend!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lovin' Me Some Chippy White

I'm a huge sucker for a piece of chippy white old furniture.
And if it's not chippy white...
well hey, I just might make it that way!!

Here's a review of some of the best of Fall
Chippy White Parade

1-4 Shelly and Gretchen
at Pheona's Vintage Market


5-6 my cupboard downstairs

7-12 Leola's Vintage Home and Garden

13 Inspirational Home

14 My booth, Spring Creek

15-16 Mandy's booth Spring Creek

17-21 Spring Creek Tea Room

22 Relics Antique Mall

23 My Fall Sideboard

Hope you enjoyed the review!
Have a

 Wonderful White "Chippy" Wednesday

Please say Hi to Kathleen and all the Friends

love ya,

Monday, October 25, 2010

Just a few more...

Next week we will all start gearing up
for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
But before we leave Fall behind
I have a few more images I wanted to share.

(All images Country Living and Celebrating Home)

Vintage Inspiration Friday

And don't forget that this week's optional theme
will be sharing Fall and Halloween Tables.

Casual or Elegant...
Indoors or Out...
Picnic or Buffet...

Let's have fun sharing our Fall and Halloween ideas for setting a table.

ANY Vintage Inspiration is welcomed!!
See ya there!

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