Friday, November 30, 2012

Vintage Inspiration #116: Inspired for Christmas

Hi Everyone, time for Vintage Inspiration
I know we've all had a busy week, and we're all in various stages of dressing our homes for Christmas. I think that I have my basic decorating accomplished, but I'll be adding special touches throughout the season. I really enjoyed going through the links this week, to see what you all have gotten accomplished. So many wonderful ideas for the Season. Here are a few of last week's links that you'll want to visit:

Jacqueline from Cabin and Cottage uses her love of books and vintage quilts and linens to set the stage for a warm and cozy Christmas. I always love seeing J's easy and relaxing vintage decorating style. 

You all may know how much I adore anything "sheep", so when I saw this adorable creation from Solange at Shaggy Sheep Home, I just had to share it with you. With her inspiration sheep, she gives a step by step tutorial, you'll want to try one too.

Lynn from The Vintage Nest put together this wonderful natural Thanksgiving centerpiece from collected elements from her garden. LOVE the silver champagne bucket in the vintage crate.

She also gave a link for "diet" Pumpkin Pie which I will be checking out!

Rhonda from Blue Creek Home created a beautiful pair of Angel Wings from a tutorial from Dawn at The Feathered Nest. Just perfect for Christmas!

Tammy from A Primitive Place  has used her vintage Santas at the base of a wonderful Christmas Tree. Who doesn't need a bucket full of Santas?

And an Old White Urn from Faye at  Wild Rose Vintage dressed simply and easily for Christmas. (love the urn, I have it's twin)

And I want to introduce you to my newest sponsor Christie Scibior, a wonderful watercolor artist, who has really captured my heart. Her paintings have a storybook quality, that are reminiscent of Beatrix Potter's lovely illustrative work. Christie, who has been painting for about 20 years, finds her inspiration from vintage books and postcards. You'll want to visit her Etsy Shop to see more of her lovely, misty romantic, original pieces; perfect for a special gift this Christmas.

Christie also sells stationary packages that can be personalized.
Personalized Watercolor Notecards

thank you, Christie, oh how I love your art!

Hope you'll join in today for the party, we're sharing our love for all things vintage and vintage inspired. So come link up all your Christmas fun with decor, DIY, traditions, tree trimming, mantles, recipes...anything you're doing to celebrate The Season. Please have a link within your post to be featured.

and while you're partying, check out these other great Friday Parties!

Have a wonderful week, everyone, 
thanks so much for taking the time to join in!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Top Three Links from Vintage Inspiration

How are all of you holding up...still working on decor? Good grief, I can't believe that I'm just now finishing up. I did have a houseful of company until Sunday afternoon, if that makes any difference. This is always a marathon for me, putting away my oodles of Fall decor and then the big changeover to Christmas. OK, just a few wayward turkeys needing to find their homes under the bar downstairs. So here are the top three links from last week's Vintage Inspiration. It's clear that some of you are miles ahead of me this week!

Drop Cloth Curtains with Burlap Trim
from Cathy at My 1929 Charmer

Kitchen Christmas Tree in a Trunk
by Anne from White Lace Cottage

And a fabulous Romantic Christmas Tree from Penny
at Penny's Vintage Home
(you have to find out what it's made from)

Hope you'll all join in for Vintage Inspiration tomorrow.
Come link up all your Christmas fun,
vintage decor, recipes, DIY, and vintage inspired posts.

see you tomorrow!

More from the Entry Hall

A few days ago I gave you just a little glimpse of what I was working on in the Entry Hall. To tell you the truth, I didn't really know where I was going with my Christmas decor this year. I had an idea, but it hadn't been developed yet. I need to have some inspirational "direction", and for the Entry Hall I found it in this silvery glittered swag and wreath. Everything needed to stay white with some glitter for good measure.

I have had a large (and heavy) vintage chalkware goose that I bought about seven years ago. It was "faux bois", so it had a brownish wood grain finish. It was a cool piece, but I painted it white so I could use it upstairs this year. Here she is with a little book page wreath ornament I bought from my sweet friend, Kenda, at Leola's Open House. It has our initial in it, so it's even more adorable.

A pair of bottle brush trees, a little greenery,
and my oatmeal tree in the urn.

Then just a few little details

I've been surprised where I've gone this year in the Dining Room and Living Room. I wanted to simplify. I'm not sure I did that, but one thing for sure, it's different.

Be sure and stop by The Marketplace this week
 for some Etsy Shopping fun!

Joining in on these parties:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Blissful Whites at Timewashed
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
TTT at Stone Gable

I'm just about to the clean up phase...YAY!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Marketplace: Countdown for Christmas starts Now

I think we're all pretty much in full-on Christmas mode. Many of you are thinking about Christmas presents from online vendors, and I know I've made a few purchases from Etsy Shops lately for presents and Christmas decor. Here are a few fun items from last week.

from The Ironstone Nest

by Kathy Creative Home

by Stellabystar

from Gizmo and Hooha

from PinkGloves2

from Harmony Farm Candles

Be sure and check out their shops for some great gift ideas!
and this week in the Sponsor Spotlight is

107 Vintage
Here are just a few items that would be great for Christmas.

Hope you'll run by the Shop!

Just a reminder that this is a link-up for items that are FOR SALE ONLY. If you have an Etsy Shop or Online Boutique please come link up to three of your items, and if possible please link to your individual item.This linky will be open all week, so please drop back by during the week to check out the new listings. 

Now, let's get Shopping!

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