Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Guess "Hoo" flew in...

You know I've been on a little bit of an Owl "kick" lately, so when I saw these two Halloween die cuts of owls at the Antiques Show last weekend, I had to snap them up. They flew in and perched here in the Entry Hall on my round mirror. LOVE any old die cuts and especially those from Halloween.

They join "Smiley" and a reproduction Halloween card

I know that original Halloween Postcards are really pricey. I had never even seen any in all the years of my flea marketing, until this last weekend. whoa...did I say pricey?
And here's a couple of pics from a great space at the Antiques Festival of the Ozarks this last weekend. "Come on In Antiques" from Seymour, Missouri. LOVE the "Boo"!!

We had a great time and even went back the next day to grab a few other things that we passed by on Saturday. The next show is in the Spring, try to make it if you can. There are so many great vendors.

If you haven't visited The Marketplace then scroll down to the last post to check out the great links.

Joining in for
 Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Saying prayers for all in the wake of Sandy,

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Marketplace at Common Ground

Hi Everyone, it's time again for
The Marketplace at Common Ground
It's hard to believe, but October is almost over...

And before we know it 
Thanksgiving and Christmas
will be nipping at our heels.
So keep in mind as you're listing and browsing
that the prime time for shopping is upon us.
Time to get serious, y'all!

OK, so have you seen these a.dor.a.ble deer mounts
from Sarah at Upscale Downhome?

OH MY GOSH, these are great!
(can we call deer antlers adorable?)
Sure beats the bony, hairy, scruffy look.
just sayin'...
these are just so fun for Christmas!

so here's some great links from last week:

from Upscale Downhome

from Shenita at Embellishments by SLR

from Gizmo and Hooha

from the Burlap Cottage

from Sweet Southern Vintage

and say Hello to Sheila from Tattered Goods
'cause she's in the Sponsor Spotlight this week.

Here are a few of her lovely pieces from her store.

Thank you Sheila,
 I love visiting your Etsy Shop to see all your new designs.

 Hope you all will check out Tattered Goods 
for your Christmas Shopping list!

I still have sponsor space available, so if you're interested in joining the family, check out my "Advertise"  page at the bottom of my header, then email me with the tag "Advertise".

This is a link party for items that are FOR SALE ONLY. So now it's time to join in with up to three of your items from your Etsy Shop or Online Boutique. Please have a direct link to your item if possible. And remember, this link party is for selling AND for shopping, so check out some of the other links and since this link is live all week, please come back throughout the week and visit the new listings. I'd love for you to be a follower of this blog, Common Ground, and let your readers know about this new selling venue. Thanks bunches for joining in, love having you here!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Outdoor Fall Tablescape

There are some of us that really love our Fall issue magazines. We keep them and drag them back out each year to study and savor; taking mental note on ideas that we each year translate into our own homes.  My Autumn publication stack just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and each year my favorite story and photo shoot will always be their outdoor Fall tablescapes and parties. So for the last two years I've gone all out and created an outdoors tablescape and setting that celebrates the season with a vintage party feel.

Departing from the party atmosphere of the last two years, I wanted a simple and quiet getaway by using all white, and neutrals, then letting the subtle beauty of nature complete the moment. Pumpkins, falling leaves, and bittersweet share the setting.

 I always enjoy this secluded spot on our patio, under a very large Japanese Maple.  My old iron bistro set became my stage for a quiet outdoors afternoon of enjoying the crisp air, beautiful leaves, and the company of a few squirrels and birds.

I wanted an elegant touch, so two of my Heisey goblets were chosen for their intricate lace pattern and delicate look. A chilled bottle of my favorite Riesling waits to be poured.

A vintage wicker lunch hamper with a happy fat pumpkin.

 On our recent trip to St. Louis I found this wonderful large ironstone soup tureen from England. Filled with a hearty stew, and with a loaf of crusty French bread, it's the perfect late afternoon supper. 

The sun started to peek thru the clouds, but the chilly wind let me know that November is just around the corner.

An antique French fringed luncheon cloth 
and a stack of old ironstone plates

and a wicker flower gathering basket holding linen napkins,
some bittersweet and a white pumpkin complete the table.

what a perfect Fall afternoon

I'm so glad you came by to visit. 
Hope you're savoring every moment of Fall,

Joining in for these parties this week:

Make it Pretty Monday at the Dedicated House
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
TTT at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Knick of Time Tuesday
Cowgirl Up at Cedar Hill Ranch
Fall Nesting Party at the Inspired Room
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Blissful Whites at Timewashed
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
TTT at StoneGable
Creative Things Thursday at the Vintage Farmhouse
Inspiration Friday At the Picket Fence
Feather Your Nest at French Country Cottage
Simple and Sweet Friday at Rooted in Thyme
Shabbilicious Fridat at Shabby Art Boutique
The Charm of Home
Stuff and Nonsense
Happy Hour at Craftberry Bush
Jennifer Rizzo
Power of Pinterest Party at Fox Hollow Cottage


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dogs, Teapots, and other Fall Randomness

Fall will be over before we know it. Let's face it, as soon as the carved jack-o-lanterns find their way to the curb we'll all be thinking Christmas. (OK, maybe not decorating, but definitely thinking) I'm always ready for whatever new season is coming up, but before I trade out all my orange for some evergreens and Holly berries I wanted to share some of the little things I love that are in my lower level sitting area. Just a few random dog figurines and some squirrel teapots.

When I was really little my grandmother had a three tiered corner shelf with animal figurines. Each time I visited, she would lift me up and we would admire and discuss each one. That is one of my earliest memories...she started my love for little things.

Tea for One with it's own cup.

...and an old Japanese Majolica teapot that I adore.

and here's a sneak peek at what I did yesterday...

can you guess?
it's one of my Fall traditions.

see you tomorrow,

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