Wednesday, November 9, 2011

More from Leola's Open House

In case you missed yesterday's post, be sure and scroll down to catch the first edition of all the pics from Leola's Open House. I still have a few blurry ones here. I had to laugh at some of your comments from seems there are more than a few of us out there that are "visually challenged"!!  That's what happens when you're over 50 and/or have had a glass of champagne. noop, I just had the cider...

Is it me, or do some of these vintage Santas look a little creepy?

I'm sorry these are so blurry...
they are super cool,
watch parts and bling in pocket watch casings.

One of these came home with me too!
The one that says "faith".

Guess what's happening tomorrow?

Details coming on 
Vintage Inspiration Friday!



  1. Hi Debra, loved seeing more!... I too think some of those vintage Santas look a bit creepy... I bought one at an estate sale years ago that still wound up and rang a bell... sometimes, he would just ring the bell, when I had not wound him... it freaked me out a bit, I wanted to smack him, then thought I should not smack Santa, so I gave him away...can't wait to hear more about your everything French post! xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Debra, these are such inspiring pictures! I really appreciate the Christmas ideas too. You've given me so great ideas! Thanks! I love Leola's; it looks amazing!

  3. I wish I could be there to touch these lovelies. I agree with ya about the Santas, it seems even the ones I make are a bit wild-eyed or sinister looking. My favorite is the St. Louis Globe picture. I used to buy one every morning. The post is just beautiful.

  4. Looks like a wonderful open house Debra! I wish there were stores like this by me. All of the good ones have closed their doors!

  5. How did you ever tear yourself away from that place??!! I LOVE those burlap pillows!!!
    The displays are amazing!!
    GREAT pictures...I'm going to use the chalkboard idea.

  6. Lovely post and photos. I too think some of the vintage Santas are a little creepy looking, but maybe that was to encourage the children to keep in line.

    I'd love to go shopping there!

  7. LOL! That vintage Santa's eyes look a bit menacing! :-) But everything in that shop was so beautiful and that framed Christmas tree made out of buttons/jewels makes me want to try making one with my kiddos. I love that idea! Thanks so much for sharing all the lovely inspiration Debra!

  8. Oh these are such wonderful pictures! I was drooling over half of them! Looks like a magical place to visit...wish it was closer. Thanks for sharing!

    Rachel :)

  9. More stunning pics...thank you Debra:)


  10. I love the watch casings filled with bling! Such a great idea! I also loved the antique silverware parts made into necklaces! I purchased an antique spoon made into a heart ring for my daughter for this past Valentines day and she wears it everywhere! Thanks for sharing such great pics!

  11. Too much beauty in one place:) Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos! Have a blessed day dear Debra, HUGS!

  12. I love the pillows and I have the same snow men in my shop.The shop is very wonderfully decorated and there should be a nice little bit of something for everyone. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  13. Creepy-yes, Debra, only not the sweet old one in his bed- Love him-
    Beautiful photoes again dear friend- thankyou for making me enjoy all this.

  14. Oh I just love that first pillow you showed that says Joy to the World! Such pretty pictures.

  15. First off, I would LOVE to shop there. Everything looks splendid except of course for the creepy Santa. I'm with you, he looks like a mean elf that someone slapped a fat suit on. Glad you had fun.

  16. Wow, what a fantastic place. There is wonderfulness everywhere you look!

  17. These are wonderful displays Debra!
    Sometimes I wish we could shop online at the places bloggers share with us!


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