Friday, December 30, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday # 70 Favorite Vintage Post

Counting down the last few days of 2011 I thought we could go back over this last year and share some of our favorite "vintage" posts. If you want to share a new one that's great too. Either way, it gives us a chance to  have some fun.
The last two years I've posted my "New Year's Tree", and it still is one of my faves. The little white birdies and clockfaces hanging from bare branches speak of "time" and the wish for peace in the New Year.

And then I'd have to say setting an Outdoor Table this last October is for me the highlight of the year, staging wise. In 2010 I did a "white" table, this year I went more Gothic and dark. It was a lot of fun, but I had crows to fend off for this one!

These were just my top 2, so how about you?

Here are some links from last week for some inspiration:

Kristen from Sophia's, gave us photos from her wonderful 
Living Room transformation with a chandelier. So gorgeous!!

So many fun vintage Christmas goodies from KatyeeJane"s House

Linda from The White Weathered Hutch found some great inspiration
 from one of THE most talented bloggers out there, 
Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict.

Linda's take

with one of her staff members, Baby Kitty. both adorable!
(I want one of my girls and Baby Kitty to get married
 so Debbie and I can be related)!

Lynn from Shabby Story paints a mantle and transforms
it in to a wonderful headboard decorated for Christmas

Rene from Miss Gracie's House shares her farmhouse parlor,
just a Christmas dream!

 Julia from Vintage with Laces always creates
the most lovely designs. Her lace tree is just one of many.

And Christie from Three Pixie Lane shares so many wonderful 
ways to have Christmas fun.
Love this herb tray!

OK, so here's the deal, you can link one or two past posts that were your faves or most viewed from this last year, whatever you'd like, just as long as it's "vintage or vintage inspired". And please put a link in your post if it is a new one. Old ones, it doesn't matter. Hope you're having a great week. My ankle is better and I can stand some weight on it now, and hurray, I seem to be out of the drug induced fog. 

Here we go, can't wait to see what you have!!


  1. Oh I love the New Year's Tree! So adorable!

  2. Debra,
    So sorry about your ankle. Hope your back up to speed soon. Love your New Year's tree and the Gothic table. This post of mine is last year's New Year's post. I had just been gifted this clock and I loved how it photographed for the New Year theme. It was one of my favorite vintage post. I plan to do a lot more for 2012. Hope you New Year is fantastic! Thank you for hosting this fun party!

  3. love the little clock faces, debra! thanks so very much for sharing my headboard today:) happy new year!

  4. Debra, I have enjoyed so many of your posts over the past year. Your New Years tree is adorable. I always get inspiration reading here. Hope you have a wonderful 2012
    Eileen @ Cottage Beach House

  5. Debra, great picks... always enjoy coming over to see them all there are so many to chose from I don't see how you do it... Happy New Year

  6. Glad you are feeling better! Happy New Year!

  7. Debra, thanks for hosting. Wasn't sure what vintage post I could submit and then I found the one about the vintage dog art and it had the most comments of my vintage labeled posts.

    Happy New Year

  8. I have so enjoyed your posts this year, Debra! Thanks for all the fun and inspiration that Vintage Inspiration Friday brings us. Happy New Year!
    xo, Andrea
    p.s. you may have some serious competition for Baby Kitty here at our house :) We are all smitten with him, too, lol!

  9. Love your New Year's tree. The branches, greenery, and silver are such a pretty contrast. Glad to hear your ankle is healing. Thanks so much for hosting Debra.

  10. DEbra, so glad your ankel is better. Thanks so much for hosting. Hugs, Marty

  11. Debra I have to say this link party is one of my favorites and I hope that you will continue the party into the next year. Happy New Year!

  12. Thnk you so much dear Debrah for having me at your great party this ending 2011, I always look so forward to linking. I hope your ankle is better, so you can dance a little NY Eve, lol! Wishing a eonderful and blessed New Year.

  13. Hello Debra, Lovely features - most especially love the lace tree! Gorgeous! I have enjoyed sharing Fridays with you - thank you so much for hosting and I wish you a very blessed New Year,

  14. Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with good health, prosperity and much happiness! Thank you for hosting this fun party all year.

    Susan and Bentley

  15. I'm glad you're feeling better Debra. Thanks for being such a gracious host all year. Wishing you all the best in the New Year.

  16. Here's to more Fridays with you and maybe a trip again!!!
    Blessings my dear! You are loved...

  17. Hi Debra... I love your New Years tree post, but my all~time favorite is your Autumn one this year, with the crows and beautiful fall colors!... those gorgeous days came and went soo fast!... Happy New Year to you sweet lady... I hope your ankle is better!... xoxo Julie Marie PS I linked my favorite vintage post today...

  18. I just love your New Year's tree!! Clocks are my favorite! I may have to make one of these for my house...

    Thanks so much for featuring my living room and chandelier! I'm honored to have it featured with such talent out there.

    Thanks for hosting and Happy New Year!

  19. This is such a great idea! I know I miss so many great posts! Get well soon, my friend! Happy New Year! ♥

  20. Happy New Year Debra!
    If you posted pics of your charming New Year's tree last year...that is probably where my inspiration came from! You always have wonderful and creative ideas to share.
    Hoping you have a wonderful holiday and I look forward to lots more sharing through our blogs in 2012. Take care, Laura :)

  21. Hope your ankle is back to normal soon. Thanks for hosting the party.

  22. Just had time for "Christmas 2011" in review, since i hadn't even gotten around to that yet...sigh. When will I ever get caught up around here. Here's to hoping that 2012 will be my year:-)

    Best wishes to you and your family!


  23. sorry to hear about you ankle,,
    I just love the quilt in the one photo

  24. Hi Debra! I LOVE your New Years cute! And you are too funny about Baby Kitty and your girls! Yes, we should have a wedding in the family! lol Thanks so much for the sweet comment! I posted my most popular...hope that's OK. Many of them were vintage inspired! Happy New Year!...hugs...Debbie

  25. Thank you for hosting and Happy New Year!!!

  26. Hi Debra! You had some lovely inspiration this year. I love the outdoor table. Thanks for hosting, and Happy New year to you!

  27. P.S. The post I linked up was just recent....I have to say it is my favorite though and the old chippy window is perfect with the burlap.

  28. Your trees are magnificant - love the old trophy (I have a twin). Thanks for letting me link up my vintage faves this year! Wishing you a fabulous New Year!

  29. I'm glad to know that you are feeling better Debra...I hope you will continue to improve.
    I loved seeing the fave posts from last year that you shared and all of those features are gorgeous too...that lace tree is precious! Thanks for hosting....glad I could join in on the fun this week...
    Hope you have a Very Happpy New Year :)
    Big hugs,

  30. Debra, Both projects are wonderful and I especially love the New Years tree! Thanks for hosting and I am glad you are feeling better.
    Happy 2012!

  31. Debra,
    Thank you for hosting. Looking forward to another fun year with ya here...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


  32. What a fabulous idea ... New Year's tree. Always such elegance you share.

    Happy New Year

  33. I am delighted you are now fog free. I linked up a post from ages ago but they are one of my favorite finds and some very plain ones were recently sold on One Kings Lane for nearly a thousand dollars so I feel I did really well buying my urns. Thanks bunches for hosting. ♥O

  34. it's always so fun
    to look back over the past year
    to see where you've been
    and look forward to where you'll go

    thanks for hosting as always!


  35. Thanks for hosting! Happy New Year and I'll see you next year!

  36. Thank you for the chance to do this Debra-
    what fun!
    I hope you have a glorious New Year-

    Love, Laura

    PS- I posted your button in my sidebar since my posts were old.

  37. Hi Debra, I love your New Years tree! What a fun idea. I set my table with a Winter scene today. Have a new urn that I thought needed white branches. Sure would be cute to have a few clocks and birds. Maybe next year. I thought your outdoor table was wonderful when I first saw it. Still love it! Happy New Year.

  38. Happpy New Year! I love your tree! You are so cleaver!You always have such a wonderful post! Thanks for all the work you do,to share with us.JoAnn

  39. Hi Debra, Your New Year's tree is gorgeous. I love all the ornaments and the touch of icy blues.

    You've picked wonderful ideas for inspiration! I'm honored that you featured my lace tree. Thank you very much!

    Hopefully your ankle will be fully recovered soon.


  40. Hi Debra,

    so happy to see my friend Julia featured, she's so talented and oh Miss Gracies vintage vignettes are just the best, I'm so in love with her white piano!

    I had very much fun playing along every Friday in December for Vintage Christmas Friday, it really gave me the boost to do a post. So big thanks for hosting it! Just wondering if you even noticed me under all these many participants lol

    I adore the silver wire snowflake tree you have in your blog banner btw and your new years tree too, watch faces and clock faces always get me!
    I'll pin it to my new years board on Pinterest.

    Glad to hear your ankle is better and I wish you a speedy recovery and a very happy and healthy new year 2012!

    Carola from Boxwood Cottage in Germany

  41. Happy New Year, Debra! I love your NYE tree! I couldn't get to the "pin it" button fast enough!
    Thank you so much for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  42. Hi Debra, thanks for hosting. I LOVE your wee tree with the birds and the clock faces. Since this is my first year on this blog I can't express my gratitude to you for posting about my pillow. Thanks so very much. Here's to a successful and prosperous NEW YEAR!

  43. Thank you for all your lovely posts and hosting another year of Vintage Inspiration Friday! I love the twig tree with the clock faces!

    Happy New Year! vickie

  44. Thank you for hosting another wonderful link party! I love your features! They are always fabulous! I also enjoy your blog! You're so talented! May your new year be filled with many blessings!

  45. thank you for filling our year with beauty and inspiration!!!!

  46. I agree there has been some great stuff posted on your blog this year

    Thanks for letting us show off our treasures

    Happy New Year

  47. Thank you for hosting again. Hope you have a wonderful new year. And that you foot feels back to new soon.

  48. great party
    I'm confused
    the button says Friday December 29
    isn't today the 30th??

    luv ya girl

  49. Debra, Thank you so much for the feature! Such great company and lovely features! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy, Happy New Year! Christie three pixie lane

  50. Great stuff, Deb!
    And hey, don't be knockin' those drug induced fogs, I swear by 'em. ;-)

    Talk soon and Happy New Year!

  51. Hello Debra!
    Everything is so Lovely Debra! Thank You again For Hosting us! I have some more Fun with Dressing My Table!
    Have a Wonderful New Year!

  52. So many wonderful Features!! Happy New Year to you!!

  53. Love this! Thanks for hosting. Happy New Year!


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