Friday, March 2, 2012

Vintage Inspiration # 78 Monday Marketplace

In case you missed it, this last Monday was the "Opening" of a new online "Marketplace", over here at Common Ground. Usually an idea starts as a seed, and then has to germinate for awhile, but honestly last weekend a phrase started taking shape in my head, and before I knew it I had hit the publish button on a post for a new weekly venue for selling online.

It will be three years in June when I first started with this blog, and in those three years, I've gotten to know so many talented and creative women (and men). I had been making jewelry for a couple of years before I started blogging, and was selling in the store where I had a space. When I started blogging so many friends were opening Etsy Shops, and so I jumped on board. Guess what...selling on Etsy isn't a piece of cake. There are so many sellers and shops and products; it's a given that you can get lost in the crowd.

True to the name, Common Ground, God has evolved this blog, and me, over these last few years. I'm finding that as I've learned "who I am" in the blogging world, I enjoy the ability to "shine a light" on others. There's so much talent out here in blogland, I'm hoping that Monday Marketplace will give us one more place to come for inspiration and just plain shopping fun.

So, if you're an Etsy seller, have an Online Store, or just love to shop, I hope you'll come by and link up some items that you'd love to share. For more info on this online selling and shopping link up party, Monday Marketplace, just click here and here.

So now, a few highlights from last week

Judy, from French Laundry makes organization true Vintage Inspiration!

Home is Where the Boat Is has us thinking of Spring
with a wonderful tablescape inspired by nature.

Miss Flibbertigibbet took us to a quilt show

Holly, from Down to Earth Style uses a vintage door on her mantle

shares a tutorial on painting a wonderful old frame

Geneva from My Heart's Song shared a fun way to frame
out some vintage bird graphics.

and come on... look at this amazing outdoors chandy
that Vickie from Ranger 911 created from old garden fencing and insulators!
so so wonderful!!

And a totally "green" birdhouse by Garden Therapy
yay, come on Spring!

If you haven't entered Nancy's Give Away
for a $50 Gift Certificate in her Etsy Transferware Shop
then just click here,
Give Away closes Saturday at midnight.

I'm joining in on these great parties:
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday at the Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Home Sweet Home at the Charm of Home
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
What Have You Redone at Redoux

Hope you'll join in with 
"anything vintage or vintage inspired"
Please have a visible link within your post 
so others will know where to come and party.

love ya bunches,


  1. what a thrill to be featured here ... I showcased Judy ladt week, don't you LOVE her?

  2. Great idea Debra! Thanks for hosting! I need to get more in my shop and I will link up. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  3. Love it Debra!! What a great idea! I'm all linked up early this week!! :) It's snowing here- so glad to get linked ahead of time! Thanks for hosting!

  4. Hello Debra, This is what I love about blogging - such a generous community - I look forward to viewing and someday sharing with your Monday Marketplace! Thank you for hosting and I hope you have a blessed day,

  5. Congrats to you!! Your blog is always a treat and is so visually beautiful and your photos always inspire me.

  6. Hi Debra,
    I love that garden chandelier! Now to check out your other features... thanks for hosting!

  7. Hi lovely lady.
    I would like to thank you for hosting your party so sweet of you. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family. I will follow you on the new Linky if you follow me back.
    XXOO Diane

  8. Thanks for hosting Debra and for hosting the new Monday Marketplace. Great features this week as always.

  9. Debra you have a great idea and I love the name of your new linky party and look forward to all the inspiration.
    Great features from last week too. Thanks for hosting CG. All the best in the new venture!

    The French Hutch

  10. Girly...I may just join in on this. My website is down right now to STOCK because it's always more that 3/4 empty and that was depressing me. So...I took it down to build it back up. I'm always looking for more exposure. I'm going back to try and read/understand more!


  11. Great features this week Debra. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend, Gail

  12. Great features, Debra. Thanks for hosting.

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  14. So glad to be here for the party. There are such talented people out in blog land, aren't there? Off to visit a few..... Thanks for hosting, Debra. The link FINALLY showed up so I deleted the previous comment. xo Sue

  15. Nice features... Judy's blog (French Laundry) is just so full of awesome things!
    Thanks for hosting!

  16. beautiful features
    as always

    and i love your Monday Marketplace idea
    for sharing and finding those who
    peddle gorgeous goodies

    all linked up
    with my daughter's new room

    thanks for hosting friend!


  17. Hi Debra ... Thank you again for the feature. I'm definitely in good company...there was so much inspiration from last week.

    I'm also very excited about your new "Monday Marketplace" and hope to join in soon. In the mean time, I'll enjoy the shopping fun.

    This looks like another wonderful party... I'm off to check out the goodies...

    Thank you for hosting!


  18. Hi Debra~ Thanks so much for sharing my table! I'm honored to be included among all these inspired features :)

  19. Love your highlights from last week. Thanks as always for hosting.

  20. Oh my...I LOVE that bird print!!


  21. Debra- I never thought I would open an etsy, but you've inspired me and I am seriously considering it. You have opened a door wide open for a lot of folks w/ your marketplace! andrea@townandprairie

  22. Thanks for hosting Debra! I enjoyed the features you chose!

  23. Great features, Debra! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  24. Hi Debra! What a busy lady you are! I sure admire all you do. Thanks once again!

  25. You are too cute! Isn't it amazing how God does that? :) Gets us to a different place?
    Anyway, I just signed up for your email so I can read you everyday! And I linked up my projects at my party.
    PS I have one going one right now too if you can link up?

  26. So glad i could link up with you's been a while:-)


  27. Hi Debra,
    Thanks once again for hosting. I'm planning on coming down your way at the end of the month. I'll e-mail you later to get your expert advise on where to do a little shopping!

  28. And Bliss voyeur'd them all.... great picks.


  29. Fabulous features! Thanks for hosting the party!!

  30. Thanks for hosting! I'm your newest Linky follower. My blog includes lots of vintage table pieces, so I hope you'll stop by and maybe even follow back! Thinking about Etsy, so I made note of our new party. ~Zuni

  31. Your Monday Marketplace is such a great idea Debra! Thank you so much for always thinking of ways to promote others and that sense of community we so love. :-) And thank you for hosting us here!

  32. Debra,
    Thank you so much for featuring my outdoor chandy AND all the time and effort you put in to hosting this party!!! Now I've got to go back and check out all the great new ideas linked up this week!

    Have a wonderful weekend,


  33. Hi Debra,
    What a wonderful collection have you selected for us again. I linked up a very old maid's closet. I hope you like it. Thank you for hosting this party and giving us a chance to showcase our projects.

  34. Oh Debra, I'm so honored to have been featured from last week. Thank you! I'm also very excited about your new venture. I'm popping over there to check it out right now.


  35. Thanks for hosting this party. Shop linking is a great idea! Going right now to check it up :)

  36. Looks like another fun party. Can't wait to play.

  37. YOU are a talented lady. I have been passing around your new idea of a Market Place. I hope you get many to join. Your blog is just perfect today.
    Happy sales,

  38. Loving that first image. Also love the vintage style cards for organizing trimming from French Laundry. I love looking into a container or cabinet and seeing beautiful organizational pieces. Who says they have to be hum drum anyway?

  39. I love that picture with the Chanel bags on the vintage car! What a wonderful idea to show case Etsy shops. I do not have one, but I know many of my followers do. I have thought of doing the same thing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. -K

  40. Finally all linked up, Debra. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting.

  41. Just dropping by to say "hello", and thank you again for hosting Monday Marketplace.

    I just put my book on Amazon Kindle and I was wondering if I could feature that for this week on Marketplace. I thought I'd ask first.

    Enjoy the day,

  42. I just love Vickie's chandi! That is fabulous! I was hoping to have a post to join in the fun, but nothing yet... maybe later tonight! I just love stopping by to see all of the inspiration from everyone!

  43. Thanks for hosting.So many great posts to check out. Great use of aqua insulators in that chandy.

  44. Love your blog! I love anything Vintage! We built a new house but there is barely anything new in it, lol! I can't wait to look around more! Thanks for hosting! :)

  45. Thank you for hosting.I am thrilled about your new feature.I just opened my shop.Have a lovely weekend.

  46. Beautiful features as always! Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great weekend!


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