Friday, August 24, 2012

Vintage Inspiration #102 Villa Barnes

If you're someone interested in remaking, repainting, and restoring vintage pieces and furniture, then you probably know Rosemary. She started blogging a year ago last April and hit the ground running. Rosemary has been in "the Biz" for quite awhile and has a big following in the Chicago area, where she sells in local and area shows. Each of her posts are filled with inspiration, great tutorials, show updates and her latest fabulous finds that she has transformed.

Here's a quote from Rosemary 
 about how she chose her Blog name, Villa Barnes

"Finishes are what led to the name of my blog.  A customer of mine said my weathered finishes  looked like they came from an old chateau or "villa". This was some time ago. When I started my blog, that's the name I went with."

Rosemary's romantic palette of whites and grays.

She can magically transform anything 
with her custom painting techniques.
(magic to us, but it does involve some elbow grease from Rosemary!)

Here is her latest tutorial on transferring images onto old glass bottles.

Thankyou, Rosemary,
for sharing your creations with the rest of us!

If you live anywhere near the Chicago area be sure and look for Rosemary's show dates on her Facebook page. Then go shop your little heart out! And for some of Rosemary's great items be sure and check out her Etsy Shop too.

And for some extra inspiration from last week:

Maria from Rusty Hinge asks who loves ironstone,
and shares her wonderful display and collection.

recovered a great industrial drafting chair
with coffee sacks.

Angela at Number 53 painted some old finds and created gorgeous
Shabby Distressed Pedestal Bowls

Jeannine from The Concrete Cottage gave us a great tutorial 
on the making of her DIY French Script Lamp Shade

And Simone from Fleaing France
took us to the brocante, and shared her wonderful finds.

And while you're partying today,
 please join in with these other wonderful Friday link parties:

 Hope you'll join in for Vintage Inspiration this week, 
"anything vintage or vintage inspired".
Please have a link back to this post 
within your post to be featured.
And if you've ever been featured feel free to grab
the button on the sidebar!
Thank you everyone for coming by each week 
to share your great vintage posts!

Now let's get this party started!!


  1. I have been admiring Villa Barnes creations for a while now. She definitely has the "finishing touch"! Thanks for hosting.

  2. Hi Debra... such dreamy photos, and I love the name of her blog... will visit her for sure... joined in on your party today... thanks for being such a gracious hostess... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. All such lovely ideas and work and talented vintager's ! Have a great day !

  4. rosemary is a powerhouse of talent and creativity:) thanks for hosting, debra!

  5. Debra,
    Oh my!!! I'm so excited that you liked my chair from last week, thanks a ton for the feature. Now, Rosemary is one talented gal, and so very sweet too!!!


  6. Hi Debra, Rosemary is such a talented lady. I follow Rosemary's blog. Her posts are always beautiful and informative. I love how everything she touches is like magic, turning into something gorgeous. I enjoyed reading how she decided on the name for her blog. Thanks for featuring Rosemary.
    Thanks for hosting……….

    The French Hutch

  7. Thanks so much for hosting Debra! So happy I was able to link up!

  8. Love Rosemary's blog and her work! Thanks so much for hosting :)

  9. Oh, Rosemary is so talented!! Great choice to feature her. I am cooking vintage style with vintage cookware today! Thank you for hosting and for always joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  10. Debra, I'm overwhelmed. Thank you so much for for featuring me, and for your wonderful words. As I've said, YOU are an inspiration to me. I value you tremendously as a blogland friend. Thanks for hosting as well. I love your other features. There is so much talent here.

  11. I love all of Rosemary creations! It's so fun to visit her blog! It's always full of inspiring ideas! Thanks for hosting!

  12. Hi Debra, Rosemary is the bomb diggity and more than that is incredibly thoughtful too. Thanks for hosting. I linked my Red Willow here just for you. Hugs, olive

  13. Oh so many wonderful creative souls! :) I am running over and checking it all out right now! :) Thank you!


  14. Love her style! Great features! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  15. Beautiful things happening over at Villa Barnes!!

    Thanks so much for sharing and hosting!!


  16. Hi Debra

    Love all of Rosemary's amazing talent.
    Yes I was out of town and tried to email from the google reply twice and it kept returning it with error. Thank you so much for your support and love for me since my begining here in Blogland. You are a precious blessing to me

    Love you

  17. Rosemary is such a remarkable artist. She's an inspiration to me. I love all her work. Thanks Debra for hosting a fun party and love all the features too!


  18. Rosemary does fabulous work. Thanks for hosting, Debra.

  19. Rosemary is an incredible artist! I'm so glad that you featured her work. Thanks so much for hosting every week, Debra!


  20. Beautiful post on Rosemary's work! Congratulations to her on the feature....and thank you for the nod my way :)!
    Off to check out what everyone else is up to this week.

  21. Rosemary sure can do a beautiful job! Thanks for hosting.

  22. Hi Debra! Love Rosemary's pretties. Thanks for hosing your party.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  23. Thanks for hosting, Debra! Rosemary is really talented - a pleasure visiting her blog :)
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  24. I love the magic that comes from Villa Barnes. Gorgeous. Oh that lampshade has been a popular girl this week! She is featured over at Redoux too. Have a wonderful weekend. -K

  25. Rosemary has such beautiful things and you've highlighted some wonderful features this week, Debra! Thanks for hosting!

  26. Rosemary is just so talented and I'm so glad you featured her this week Debra! Thanks for hosting another fabulous party! :-)

  27. So flattered to be featured this week! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  28. Great Features! Thanks for hosting and thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday!

  29. Thanks for hosting the fun party!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! XO, Aimee

  30. Rosemary is amazing! She's a regular little energizer bunny. She can make anything look frenchy gorgeous. Thanks so much for the fun Debra! xx

  31. Thank You for Hosting yet another Fabulously Inspirational Blog Party!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  32. Thank you for hosting ... so many beautiful features.

  33. Great features! I'm off to check out that fun lampshade. Thanks so much for hosting again this week!

  34. Thank you for hosting! Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  35. Lovely to see the very talented Rosemary featured. Thanks for hosting Debra.

  36. Debra,
    Each timeI visit, I come away filled with inspiration and admiration for the many creative ladies of the Land of Blog! Each featured guest, and each participant, are truly inspirational!!! Thank you for hosting each week. Vintage Inspiration gives me insight on how to incorporate my heirlooms and vintage finds into my own decor!

  37. Hello Debra,
    It delights my heart that through blogging we're able to connect with such wonderful people as yourself and Rosemary - sharing creativity and encouragement with each other is such a blessing. I appreciate you hosting,

  38. Beautiful features! Thanks for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  39. Love the pieces that Rosemary always does, wish I could shop at her sales. Thanks for hosting, Laura

  40. Debra,
    Rosemary is such a talented gal. I love her work! Alot of other great features. I love the lampshade. Thanks for the party.

  41. Rosemary is one talented lady - her work is lovely. Thanks for hosting, Debra.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  42. Rosemary is an amazing artist, love all her posts. Glad you featured her this week. Thank you for hosting yet another wonderful party.

  43. Rosemary is such a sweetheart! And so talented, nice to see her featured here.
    Hope your summer is going well!

  44. Hello Debra: Thank you for hosting the party today--I like the features you selected this week. It is my hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

  45. I stopped back to visit a few links and wanted to say thanks for hosting. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  46. Rosemary's finishes are so pretty. Thanks for hosting, I'm going to enjoy my time going through the links.

  47. Wonderful features Debra!
    Thank you very much for hosting!
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

  48. Hi!,
    This is my first visit! There's so much going on, I'm not sure where to begin! :)

  49. Thank you so much for hosting! May you have a great weekend.

  50. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a blessed weekend!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  51. Wow, I just returned home from vacation and what a pleasant surprise! Thanks so very much for featuring my ironstone post!! :) You made my day!! :)


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