Friday, August 17, 2012

Vintage Inspiration #101 Town and Prairie

Hi Everyone, welcome to Vintage Inspiration!

I've decided that I want to be a next door neighbor to Andrea from Town and Prairie. She and her husband love to rescue and "rehabilitate" curbside finds,  her family works together in their wonderful gardens, and she's quick to share her family values and Faith in God. Andrea would be the kind of person that I'd love to sit outside with and share a glass of lemonade; easy to talk to, forthright, and down-to-earth.

Here's our talented gal, now!

This is a photo from last Fall after a great table makeover. 
She had me at the white painted table and pumpkins!

Here are a few more of her projects...

LOVE this wonderful hutch with the chicken wire door.

What better way to spend some quality time with the kiddos.
Little hands working in the garden with Dad.

And if you've been following Andrea,
you'll know of the Chicken Saga.
She's a "Prairie Girl" at heart.

She lives and speaks of her deep Faith in God,
so she's a gal I'm loving getting to know.

If you haven't met her, you'll enjoy the visit. 

Need some more inspiration?

Brighton Cottage had a happy accident with her ASCP 
while painting this wonderful Watchmaker's Cabinet

Hallway Transformation at the Poor Sophisticate
You just will not believe the "before" photo!

Erin from Just Grand took us to Napa and a beautiful wedding.
Just look what was one of the decor pieces there,
this amazing card catalog. 

And the Town and Country Girls from Walnut and Vine
gave us a great dose of vintage red
with this wonderful kitchen stool and scale.

Rhonda from Blue Creek Home had the most number of visits
when she took us along for some booth fluffing at Emma Kate's Cottage

if you've been featured, 
please feel free to grab a button on the sidebar.

Hope you'll join in today,
"anything vintage or vintage inspired"
Please have a link within your post to be featured.

As you can see by the #101, we'll be coming up on the two year anniversary of Vintage Inspiration Friday, soon. I'm putting a fun Give Away together, so stay tuned for the end of August!

Hope you'll check out these other Friday party gals today!

and please come back Saturday for the start of a great Give Away
from Sheila at Tattered Goods!

 Have a great weekend!


  1. Thank you so much for featuring my post about the wedding in Napa.... What a nice surprise! Love the other features. Lots of inspiration here!

  2. Great featured blogger today. She does great work! Love her Union Jack chest and bed!

  3. Andrea is such a talented lady! LOVE the treasures she finds and restores. The TABLE is my VERY VERY Favorite!
    Have a wonderful weeks end & Fun Weekend...
    Big Hugs,

  4. love andrea's creativity, debra! great features this week! thanks for hosting us, and happy weekend!!

  5. Thanks for hosting Debra. You have featured two of my favorite gals this week...Andrea and Rhonda.


  6. Wonderful features this week, Debra! Thanks for hosting.

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  7. Wow, Andrea has such a talent for creating beautiful furniture pieces. Love that bed! Thanks for hosting Debra.

  8. Fabulous features, Debra. Thanks for hosting.

  9. Thanks for hosting Debra! Hope you have a great weekend.

  10. Debra,
    Fantastic features!! Thanks so much for hosting!!

  11. Fabulous inspiration photos Debra and that veggie garden...oh my! Thank you for hosting so much ~

  12. What a great feature and I love her garden! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  13. More great features this week! I love the Union Jack bedroom set! Thanks for taking the time to host your party.

  14. Wonderful feature ! Fantastic finds and make overs ! Have a good day !

  15. Absolutely gorgeous features- thanks so much for hosting!

  16. Excellent features. So creative and so well done.

    Thanks for hosting.


  17. Very inspiring features this week, such talent. Thanks for hosting.

  18. So many wonderful things to look at! Thanks for letting me join in on the fun!


  19. Love Andrea's blog! Great features-thanks for hosting!

  20. Beautiful inspiration today! Love those project redo's and the garden photos. Very nice!

    Thanks for hosting...:)

    Blessings for a wonderful day!

  21. Andrea is so talented!Thanks for featuring her!

    THank you also for the party- am joining though my post isn't vintage

  22. Thanks for hosting and showing us a bit of Andrea! Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  23. Her furniture is beautiful. Thanks for hosting.

  24. Hello Debra,
    Andrea's blog is special - this is a great feature and the posts highlighted from last week's party are wonderful - I appreciate you hosting!

  25. Beautiful featured blogger! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

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

  27. Thanks Debra for hosting~ Glad to have something fun to share this week. I love your features, that dresser is amazing..all of them!~

  28. Love that watch maker's cabinet. Thanks so much for hosting.

  29. Andrea is a wonderful girl, and I love her projects! great feature! Thank you for hosting us again this week!

  30. Thank you Debra, for your kind words. You and your girls following Common Ground have truly made my day. I always link up here with much joy and anticipation to see what's new! In appreciation, Andrea B. XO!

  31. Love all your features, Debra. Thanks for always having a fun party. I'm going now to check out Town and Prairie, Andrea sounds amazing!


  32. Thanks for hosting, Debra. I'm glad you featured Andrea. Love the other features too.

  33. Wonderful features this week, Debra. A big thanks you for hosting each week! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  34. Hi Debra,
    I agree, Andrea would be a great neighbor. That smile says it all. I have been following her for a while and I love her creations. Talented and sweet that gal is! Thanks for hosting. Some great features. I loved the scale and stool and featured it over at my place too.

  35. Exciting times for you! Lots of fun looking links too! Nice to have so many folks back after the summer. Thanks a bunch Debra! xx

  36. Debra, what a wonderful tribute to Andrea! I enjoy her blog and love her projects! She's very talented! Your features are amazing! I would love to have the card catalog! Wow!

  37. I am SO INSPIRED!!! :D besides wanting pretty much everything I saw here!!! great post my dear, thank you!


  38. Hi Debra! Thanks for the party - love those features, wow, never ceases to amaze me how many fabulous ideas are out there!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  39. Debra,
    thanks so much for featuring my little red stool and scale! I love Andrea's blog lots of great inspiration there!
    You throw a great party, always fun to join in!

  40. She is adorable! Love her garden ~ oh gosh how I'd love a great big garden like that all lined up in rows!! Her furniture is to love that union jack!! Thanks for all of the inspirational goodies as always :)
    Karla & Karrie

  41. Love Andrea's garden! Thanks for hosting the party.

  42. So much talent and pretty to boot!
    I tell's an all-you-can-see buffet here!

  43. I was excited to see you had featured Andrea's blog...she's so talented. Your parties are like eye candy! Thank you so much for hosting.

  44. I love the rescue chair from last week! Thanks for hosting, Laura

  45. Hi Debra I am so impressed with Andrea, and so many more inspiring projects!! Off to check some out!! Thank you for hosting!

    Art by Karena
    2012 Artist Series featuring Harrison Howard

  46. Hi Debra, I'm happy to be here, just linked up my old burlap tablescape for a 'wild' party theme, if anyone's interested. And I look forward to checking out all these talented bloggers around me.
    Thanks for making it all possible.
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

  47. Hi Debra,
    I am hoping to share a project soon. The summer has me very busy with my boys:). It is always so nice to visit your blog & see all the amazing & creative projects. Staring tomorrow I am doing a giveway to the new e-course "Creatively Made Home," hope you pop on over.
    Have a great night, Jen

  48. Beautiful inspirations:) Love the use of the card catalog for the Wedding! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  49. Beautiful feature!! Thank you so much for hosting. :)

  50. Thank you Debra,
    for hosting al the beauty and inspiration!


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