Saturday, December 31, 2011

Just a little silver and sparkle...

This is a post from last New Year's Eve that I wanted to share again. So many of you are new to blogging this year, and maybe hadn't seen it. It's one of my favorite vignettes. I had been wanting to do a cupboard with just silver and neutrals and decided to put this together the week after Christmas. Odds and ends and clock faces and silver. I enjoyed it until the Valentine's bug bit me in mid January. Love the seasons and holidays...keeps things interesting, and in somewhat of a disarray. 

This is on my sideboard in the Hall kitchen, which gets changed out regularly. I like to clear things off and start fresh each month.

I wanted some New Year's Eve sparkle!

Just look at the patina on this old metal painted vanity mirrored tray.

Love this old wedding certificate.

I haven't been able to get a lot accomplished this week, I'm taking it easy on the ankle. Thanks so much for all your well wishes and kind words. I still have some Christmas decor that needs to be put away... I'm ready for a fresh start for 2012. 
Thank you, each one of you, who comes by to visit. You're my inspiration, and my motivation to stay busy and focused. Non bloggers may not understand us, but we know the friendship and "community" are real. I think of you each as a blessing. 

Vintage Inspiration Friday 
is still going strong, click here.

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve!

joining in on these parties:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch

Friday, December 30, 2011

Favorite Vintage Posts of 2011

We're still sharing some of our favorite posts of 2011 on 
Vintage Inspiration Friday,
 so if you haven't linked up yet, there's still time,
 Just scroll down to the next post!

This is a little vignette under my console in the Entry.
These birdies really get around!

My little love birds say "come join the party",

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!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Pinning" A Holiday Wedding

I still don't have all the little bugs worked out of transferring photos from Pinterest into my blog post, so please excuse the little glitches here and there. I've been collecting these images for a few weeks so that I could celebrate hubbs and my Anniversary which is today. Dare I say it...? 39 years...
I know that's older than many of you out there, and gee whiz, I hate to date myself... did I just say "gee whiz"... OK, that's dating myself. What can I say, we were kids.

Source: via Debra on Pinterest

Even before we were married I just loved the idea of a Christmas Wedding. Magical by candlelight and in a snow covered setting. These are just a few images that captured that feeling. Oh yes, and that must have hint of red.

The simplicity of "nature" added to this cake with the red roses and twigs would be my choice today.

And a sleigh ride from the church...just perfect!

A breathtaking gown

Source: via Debra on Pinterest

handmade bouquet

Source: via Debra on Pinterest

A tree lined entrance all aglow...

How adorable are these two?
But maybe just a tad bit chilly.

Love her fur jacket...

OK, I probably would nix the skis.
But today I'm just dreaming...

would you like to know the reality of my day?

I spent last night in the ER with a sprained ankle.

Celebrating may be by candlelight, 
but it will probably be take out.

Oh well, at least it's not broken...
I'm thankful for that.
But anyway you look at it, 
I have a wonderful husband,
even if today's best friends are a pair of crutches and a vicodin.

Not complaining... just keepin' it real.

See ya tomorrow...I think.

Source: via Debra on Pinterest


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