Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cottage in the Oaks Give Away

Hey Everyone, Happy Weekend!
 Today I want to share a great Give Away coming to you from 
Daune at Cottage In the Oaks.
She has an Etsy Shop full of fun personalized handmade items and and some great vintage items, too.

Would you like to see what she has planned 
for one of you out there?

A set of these wonderful original design

AND for the next part of the Give Away
you get a choice

choose your own phrase or have your name stamped into
this gorgeous leather cuff.

Or you can choose...
This great set of  EAT Cloth Napkins
(are these not the cutest?)

What a great Give Away package!

Now just take a peek at some of her other items that she currently has for sale.

(I can imagine these on so many things)

Daune is also offering a discount until April 15th
 for readers of Common Ground.
Just type in commonground10 at checkout to receive 10% off

Please leave a separate comment for each entry:
  1. Take a look at Daune's Etsy Shop and let me know what your favorite item might be
  2. Run by Daune's blog, Cottage in the Oaks and join as a follower.
  3. Like Cottage in the Oaks on Facebook
  4. Share a shout out of this Give Away on your blog or Facebook
  5. and if you'd like one more...just let me know that you're a follower of Common Ground 
Give Away ends on Saturday April 7th
Thanks so much for entering!!

Have a great weekend everyone,
and be sure and come back for 
Monday Marketplace
where you can link up your Etsy and Online Boutique items.


Friday, March 30, 2012

Vintage Inspiration # 81 RePurposed Garden Cart

I've always loved Creeping Phlox in the Spring. The purples, lavenders, pinks and whites spilling over rock walls and borders have always been a favorite, but something I never had any luck with. Maybe they didn't get enough water, maybe they had too much hot sun, who knows, I've tried many times, just never could get them to flourish...until now.

I planted this old garden cart last year with phlox, some daffodils and a couple of pots of hyacinths. I'd seen one of these filled at Spring Creek Tea Room on the porch, and the glorious color of delicate blooms came back year after year.

This was taken a few days ago when the last of the daffodil blooms was still fresh.

 This was last March, a year ago exactly that I finally put that cart to good use,
instead of just sitting under the deck looking forlorn and neglected.

Take a look at those sad little treadless wheels...

but I think it's happy now, I know it's made ME happy!!

OK, enough about my mediocre green thumb,
 let's see what was happening last week:

Maria from Rusty Hinge shares some wonderful photography 
and her gorgeous display of branches in her old ice cream bucket!

Carrie from Comfortably Carried Away created this 
Bee themed dresser from a Craigs List freebie.
Oh, wait till you see the top!

Home is Where the Boat Is wows me every time, 
Take a look at this wonderful post featuring a vintage seed box.

Cindy from Cloches and Lavender creates 
an amazing wall hanging out of two table leaves, 
You have to see what she started with!

shares her love of ironstone with her newest find.

And Daune from Cottage In the Oaks who is my newest sponsor,
 shares an amazing take on furniture that is totally functional.
Gotta see what this baby is storing!

stay tuned for a  great Give Away coming this weekend!

and  if you haven't yet entered the Give Away
 from Leslie Janson then click here
(you have until Sunday at midnight to enter)

I'll be joining these weekend parties:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Simple and Sweet at Rooted in Thyme
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense

Hope you'll join in for Vintage Inspiration
please have a visible link within your post
 to let everyone else know where to party.
And if you've been featured at any time at VIF,
Feel free to grab a "featured at" button.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Garden Bunny in the Basket

With all the painting and semi-cleaning I've been doing around here I haven't been putzing with my sunporch very much. So this morning I thought I'd play a little with an old wicker florist basket and some vintage garden goodies.

I think my absolute favorite vintage items are garden related.
The chippier the better in my book.

Here my little bunns is checking out an old garden magazine
 from 1959, and some yellow garden tools. 

(not sayin' anything or anyone from 1959 is old, you know)

and of course peat pots...
who can resist their allure?

I used the large handle of the basket to act as a topiary form
for my trailing ivy which currently resides in an old McCoy planter.

I'm a sucker for good graphics...
Will I plant these seeds?
Probably not, but I DO love me some seed packets
and if they look vintage then all the better!

Ahhhh...morning sun on bunny buns.
It will be in the low 80's all week,
so I have some more outside work to do. 

I still can't find my Easter things...
so it's slim pickens around here for inspiration.
I do have a few things up my sleeve, though.

If you have an Etsy Shop or Online Boutique
or if you just like to shop...(excuse me, who doesn't?)
I hope you'll check out Monday Marketplace and spread the word.
(just scroll down to the next post)

And if you haven't entered the Give Away
from Leslie Janson, you'll want to click here

(she has some great stuff!)

I'll be joining these party gals all week:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll thru Life
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday
Primp Your Stuff at Primp
Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Show and Tell at My Romantic Home

Dear Lillie's Easter Link Party

Hope you're having a great week!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Marketplace # 5

The weather was wonderful here this weekend, so I got my garden gloves and managed to clean out one of the front yard flower beds. My daisies and coneflowers were coming up under the leaves, and the little birdbath there has already been getting a workout.

Friday I had a chance to get together with Angela from Knick of Time, as she and her family were in town for the Homeschool Tournaments. We met at Relics and had a great visit and shopped and talked and even found a few goodies between us. Angela's the kind of person that you feel like you've known your whole life, I can see we'd get into all kinds of shopping trouble if we lived close.

So hey, It's Monday Marketplace!
Do you know the drill yet?
Just link up one or two of your Etsy or Online Boutique Items,
Just like any linky.
It will be up all week for you to check back on

There are so many great items for sale,
here are just a few:

Vintage Metal Clothes Hanger with Chalkboard
from my friend Angela at Knick of Time.
She has a great Etsy Shop, you'll want to browse all her goodies.

Antique Grain Sack Lavender Sachet from Elegant Farmhouse

Easter Wicker Basket from Fishtail Cottage

A Beach Toile Pillow from No Minimalist

from Petal Gem

If you are new to linking up here I'd really appreciate you grabbing the button on my upper right sidebar and displaying in somewhere on your blog, as it helps spread the word of this selling venue. Just click on your item name on your Etsy page and join in like any linky party. Grab a photo of your item and your in. I'm giving you enough room to also leave your blog name if you're a blogger, but you don't have to have a blog to link up. Hope you'll make this your go to for a great "virtual shopping" experience.

And I have a great Give Away going this week from Leslie Janson.
If you haven't entered yet, just click here

Hope you're off to a great week!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Have you entered yet?

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Just wanted to remind you of a wonderful Give Away
coming to you from Leslie Janson
If you haven't entered be sure and scroll down 
to the next post for details.
You don't want to miss it!

Here's one of Leslie's adorable repurposed necklaces

See you tomorrow for

Come by tomorrow morning and link up
 your Etsy and Online Boutique Items.

Hope you're having a great day!


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