Friday, July 29, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #48 A Day Sale

I wanted to share a few photos from the back porch of a wonderful
shop called Lula Mae's in Fordland, Missouri,
that will soon be opening for a day sale each month.

Two of my crazy friends Kenda and Jan from Leola's in Ozark

I had so many other wonderful shots from inside
the store and cottage,
but I didn't have the settings right on my camera,
so many of them were fuzzy.
(live and learn)

I know this next one is super fuzzy,
but I just had to show you this chandelier!

yes, that's right, a French flower pot for a lampshade!
(a few of those wonderful clay pots came home with me)

And I want to mention again about the new feature
I'm starting up called
 Design Challenge

Thanks so much everyone, for your great response
Hopefully, we'll have our first feature next week.

If you haven't read how this idea came about,
then just scroll down to the last post.
Hope you'll be a part of the fun!

Here are some wonderful links from last week.
Thanks so much for linking up to the party,
you all have the best inspiration around!!

Rosemary from Ozma of Odds has magic in her hands.
She creates the most beautiful things,
and you have to see her Rose-Mary rocking chair.
(and this is the view from the back)

Come visit Marcia at the Vintage French Hen
and tour her amazing Milk House Cottage

Karen, the Vintage Bag Lady
has just moved her girls into the Chicken Mansion,
come take a peek!

and chances are you've seen Laurie's fabulous frenchy pots
at Heaven's Walk,
but just in case, you have to go see for yourself.
just amazing!!

One more for good measure,
this amazing painting by Ricki from Art at Home.

Isn't it wonderful, I thought it was a photo at first!

Hope you can
join in for
 Vintage Inspiration Friday

(anything vintage or vintage inspired)

linking up here!
(buttons on sidebar)

love to you all!!


  1. Debra,
    This is a wonderful place. Full of some wonderful inspiration. Love all the glass paned cases. Very nice! Thanks for having us!

  2. Why are all the really cool, fun, chippy paint, vintage finds ALWAYS somewhere else? Thanks for the tour. Yummy.

  3. What a wonderful shop! I would love to visit there if I lived closer. The design challenge idea sounds great. I look forward to it and may even have a design challenge of my own. Thanks for hosting.

  4. Missouri looks like a great place to visit! Thanks for the photos and for hosting the party each week!

  5. I saw a ton of things I would take home with me! I love looking for stuff in favorite place to go antiquing in the whole country!! Now I have to see where this town is.
    Thanks for hosting!

  6. Oh, that looks like a wonderful place. Look at all their interesting things! Your design challenge sounds like a great idea. I'm sure a lot of people would love to get a little feedback on their projects :)

    xo Tricia

  7. Thanks for sharing that back porch. I love all the weathered paint. Great features as well. Thanks for hosting.

  8. How fun, Debra! I love the French pot as a lampshade! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  9. Debra, what a cute place. I see lots of things that I like. Thanks for hosting.

  10. I wish I could reach through the PC to grab and buy some of all those fantastic things-Debra - I love the birds houses,-and many of the small furnichures,- the claypot lamp is gorgeus- and the chandelier is a beautiful piece, that I would love to have in my shop--MIND YOU , not for selling , lol-
    Thankyou dear Debra, for showing- and a lovely week-end to you.

  11. Oh my, such wonderful eye candy. I could have a ball in there. I am so excited about the new venture. I can't wait to see who has the first challenge. Great idea and should be such fun. Hugs, Marty

  12. What a gorgeous place! I love those pot lamps that you bought!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    XXX Ido

  13. What a wonderful place! Love seeing all of the pretties. How in the world is that clay pot staying on the lamp? :)
    I'm joining your fun party and thanks for hosting it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Oh I saw several things I could purchase! Wonderful place!

  15. I feel so inspired when reading and looking at your blog. It is fantastic! I love, love, love the painting at Art @ Home, it looks as if you could pick it up and enjoy!, amazing!

  16. Wow that looks like great shop. Those flower scatters are calling my name!!

    Thanks for the email and trying the commenting trick.


  17. wonderful features...just adore that hen house! all linked up for the week.


  18. such a great shop a bit of everything,

  19. ...lots of fascinating things in that shop!!

    and I LOVE the idea about blog land inspiration:) I can't wait ot see it all "unfold" LOL!!

    Thank You for featuring my rose-Mary chair this week on Vintage Inspiration Friday ~ what an honor!!

    xo, Rosemary

  20. Thanks for sharing these wonderful places!

  21. I'm crazy for this style! It would be so much fun to shop here! LUCKY!! Thanks for the fun Debra! xx

  22. It was hard to take a bad picture there (unless they were fuzzy or in my case, too dark). What a fun place to take pictures. It was so good seeing you -- let's do lunch. Stay cool! Jan

  23. There is so much vintage inspiration to find here & I so enjoy it. Thanks for being a gracious hostess!

  24. What a wonderful time we could all have shopping together on that awesome porch! Such treasures! I want to THANK YOU, too, Debra, for including me in your featured links this week! I'm honored and humbled! :)

    xoxo laurie

  25. What a great post- so much fun and so many treasures!! Thanks so much for hosting~ all linked up!! Have a great weekend! :)

  26. How on earth did we miss this spot? I am in love with everything.

  27. Hi Debra! What a fun shop! A girl could really go crazy there, couldn't she? Wow! So much inspiration! Looking forward to the new design challenge feature! I do have a room that is crying for help! Thanks for hosting today!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  28. Debra that looked like a wonderful porch to shop from! Great stuff there!

  29. Debra! You are giving me so many reasons to come back and visit the Ozarks! I may just have to make a trip out there so I can see our friends AND you can take me to all of these fabulous stores and shops! Can't wait until the Design Challenge starts...going to be so much fun! Thank you, lovely friend, as always for hosting the party!


  30. Oh, I could just ramble around in that place for hours. I saw so many things that I'd like to have.
    This is my first time to link up to your party. Thanks for hosting.

  31. Debra, what a cool looking place. Thanks for sharing. Happy early Weekend.

  32. Goodness so much inspiration in these photos you shared this week!! Thanks so much- Copied several to my inspiration files folder!

  33. what a fun looking sale and thanks for featuring me last week! What a cool honor!! Lezlee

  34. What a wonderful shop Debra! I would love for you to come and link up to treasure hunt Thursday!

  35. So much to love
    here, from beginning
    to end! Thanks for
    hosting VIF and for
    inviting me to join.
    You are one of the
    kindest girls in
    Blogland, Debra!
    xx Suzanne

  36. Hi Debra, thanks for hosting! :) I linked up- even though it says 'modern' in the title, some of them are still vintage! have a great weekend. Wish I could go to that amazing shop!

  37. What I would give to have a place like this!

  38. Oh, what a fabulous place! thanks for hosting!

  39. What a delightful post. I read about The Design Challenge on Mod Vintage LIfe. What a great idea for all of us. Thanks. I have a little home in Carmel that I need help with. I will follow along .

  40. The shop looks amazing. I might have to plan a trip! Thanks for hosting. your blog is so full of inspiration I just love it.

  41. Hi Debra: I just love your post. It is always so beautiful. Thank you so much for hosting this party. Blessings, Martha

  42. Wow, lots of beautifulness and inspiration! Thank you for hosting and have a great weekend!

  43. Oh My Goodness, Talk about Eye Candy.... that is Over the Top! I am in Love with so many things, I just wish I lived closer....
    Have a wonderful weekend~

  44. Wow Debra,
    You always show the most amazing shops full of gorgeous treasures!! And I am so in LOVE with Rosemary's chair, she is so talented! So excited to get to participate in the party today! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!!!

  45. Debra,
    Yeah, I finally get to link up & play!
    What an amazing sale that will be. I would spend every cent I have there. Let me see, hummm. I want the porch finial lamp, the salvaged greenhouse, the iron chairs............

  46. What an absolutely beautiful and welcoming porch!! Thanks for hosting VIF!! :)

  47. There is soooooo much beauty in this post, I am gasping for breath:) I would go broke at Lula Mae's! Have a blessed day my Dear Debra, HUGS!

  48. Hi Debra, I'm your newest follower! Your blog is divine and I love your upcoming feature/link party. Sounds great and boy do I have some design delimas! Your post was breathtaking. Wish I lived closer.

  49. What a wonderful post. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Love the lampshade from a clay pot!

  50. Oh what a great place to shop ~ please promise you'll go every month and share with us that live too far away!

    Loving your new idea ~ I know I could use lots of help!

  51. Oh my goodness! I see sooo many things I like. Too bad this sweet shop is too far away for me visit. Actually, since I'm having to cull a lot of my collections, it's probably a GOOD thing it's too far away for me to visit. ;)

    Thanks for hosting, Debra!

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  52. I like those pot lamps that you bought. Well, I noticed one thing in your blog that, you always show the most amazing shops full of gorgeous treasures.
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  53. Thanks for linking to Home Sweet Home Debra! Love having you!


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