Friday, November 9, 2012

Vintage Inspiration #113 Christmas Inspiration from the Vintage Suitcase

Even though most of us haven't started decorating for Christmas, I know we're all looking for ideas and inspiration. I'm wanting to do something a little different this year, so I'm soaking up all the "Christmas" that our local Open Houses have to offer. I visited Robin's Vintage Suitcase yesterday and walked in to a Christmas wonderland. Whites and Brights, elegant, with a vintage flair. The store was a feast for the eyes.

Robin's Vintage Suitcase 
Christmas Open House
November 9,10,11
Friday and Saturday 9-9
Sunday 11-4
724 S. Scenic
Spiringfield, Missouri

And speaking of Inspiration
here are a few links from last week...

Pam from House of Hawthornes has an interesting thought on collecting these Napco Turkey salt and peppers, candleholders, and planters. It will make you laugh and feel guilty at the same time.

welcomes November with a wonderful  rustic
Farmhouse Autumn Tablescape

shared her Master Bedroom with her creative
 Rustic Vintage Simple Style.
(don't you just love that pillow?)

Geneva from My Hearts Song created a simple but heartfelt banner 
out of shipping tags with a perfect message.

and oh my, 
this chair from Simone of Fleaing France
no words needed...

...And stay tuned for tomorrow evening 
for a Give Away from Dee at French Bleu Vintage

Party Time
Hope you'll join in 
with anything that's vintage or vintage inspired.
recipes, DIY, decor...
Please have a link back to Common Ground
 within your post to be featured.

And check out my Friday party gal pals while you're at it!

 See you tomorrow evening for the Give Away!


  1. Absolutely Gorgeous Christmas inspirations! Loved the other features, too.
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. More Christmas inspiration today! Thanks Debra!

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. I don't think I'd be able to leave there without cleaning out my bank account! So much Christmassy goodness in one place! My favourite is the wee silver bird with the gold crown. Perfection in such a tiny little feathered body. Wonderful features too Debra. Thanks much for hosting. I'll be back to look at Robin's Vintage Suitcase images again when I've got more time to go over them with a fine tooth comb. Lovely.

  4. Debra, love the Christmas goodies. I adore vintage looking snowmen and that one is a cute one. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Love all the Christmas eye candy! Especially the snowmen. Thanks for hosting, Debra!

  6. Christmas does seem to be all around, but i'm not quite ready... love all those beautiful goodies though.
    Ciao for now...

  7. Hi Debra... oooh, how I would love to go there!... I sooo want that little birdie wearing the crown!... I didn't think I could join your party today as I am in a MESS of vintage Christmas, but I hate to miss any of yours... and 13 is my lucky number... how could I not join number 113?... so I took some quick pics of some of my old ornaments out and joined today afterall... thank you so much for hosting the BEST parties ever... hope you have fun at the open house... can't wait to see what comes home with you!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

  8. Debra I love it when you take us to these fantastic shops! Lovely holiday displays. Beautiful features too! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  9. It's almost like being there. Thanks for the marvelous tour...wish I were closer to see it myself. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the party!!!

  10. Over the top! Dreamy. I love all the bird motifs. Wish I could visit. Thanks so much. And thanks once again for VI! Such an exciting time of year for vintage! xx

  11. Just drooling over the Christmas displays! So many good ideas here. Thank you for hosting, Debra!
    xo, Andrea

  12. Debra, What a wonderful Vintage Sale, Wish I lived closer. Thanks for hosting another fun party and the features are so inspirational.


  13. Debra, Such beautiful Christmas decorations. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

  14. How beautiful! It makes me want to go and get my Christmas decorations right away! Thanks for hosting!

  15. Beautiful Christmas Decor....thank you for sharing and for hosting today!

  16. Thank you so much for hosting Debra! I hope your weekend ahead is great! XO, Aimee

  17. Wow that is one gorgeous store! That little birdie with a crown would have come home with me *winks* I just love those crowns! Thank you for hosting this lovely party Debra. Vanna

  18. Oh what a lovely store. I can see all kinds of goodies that I would purchase. Thanks for hosting.

  19. What an amazing store! I sure would love to shop there! I especially love the birdcage, and those pretty bird ornaments. Thanks for hosting another great party!

  20. Debra,
    Oh! What inspiration abounds today @ Robin's Vintage suitcase!!! Those hats are amazing...adore the bow with the little gilded bird in his own top hat...too cute!!! The snowmen with the vintage accordian painted white thrilled me through and through! Thank you for sharing this exquisite Open House Tour with us!!!Have a blessed weekend, dear friend!!!

  21. OH,Oh,OH Debra,
    such beauty ,so many wonderful things and inspiration, what a greta place to be in christmas mood.
    Thankyou, dear for showing all those beautiful pictures.

  22. Wow, Debra--your photos from the Vintage Suitcase stopped me in my tracks. I learned a lot from the pictures about vignette styling--these are just amazing--thank you so much for sharing them with us, as well as the gorgeous featured projects. I thank you as well for hosting the party for us today, and hope you have a lovely, music-filled weekend!

  23. Gorgeous images! Certainly do wish I could be there to shop...........Thanks for hosting, Debra~ Sarah

  24. Great C'mas inspiration..I will start next week, right now I'm into Tksgiving. Wish I was in that place to inspire myself, as I'm not lately in the C'mas mooth, at all! Thank you for hosting this great party. Big hugs,

  25. Hi Debra, alot of eye candy there! I debated about going to a Christmas open house of a fun store near me last night. Didn't and now I regret it. Great features and happy to be partying at your place!

  26. Oh, everything is so beautiful, Debra! I wouldn't have wanted to leave! I'll tell you, the first thing I would have bought is that little bird with the crown. Love that! So much wonderful holiday inspiration. Thanks for sharing your visit!

  27. Thanks for the Christmas inspiration, Debra! Love the features! And as always, thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  28. I enjoyed the Christmas inspiration. Thanks for hosting!

  29. WOW....did you ever find Christmas! So much beauty in one place.
    Thank you for the feature and now I have lots to go and look at.

  30. Oh my goodness! This is the kind of store that turns speech into moans and you can't seem to stop!!
    What wonderful Christmas inspiration!

  31. Believe it or not Debra I have started just a tad decorating for Christmas. I love all this decor you shared. I wish I had something vintage to share at your party but I don't. Hopefully around the holiday I will.

  32. Thank you, Donna, for the incredible glimpse of the amazing Christmas Shop. What delightful many things to look at and get inspiration from...
    Blessings and many thanks for
    hosting each week. I love visiting and joining in on the fun.
    Carolynn xo

  33. Debra,

    You've shared such gorgeous photos from the open house and great features. Thanks for hosting every week. Have a great weekend.

  34. Yeowzer! Love the chair! And everything else but that chair is gorgeous.

  35. Hi Debra,

    Wow, it is all so beautiful! Love all the holiday inspiration here!!! Thanks for hosting, it's a pleasure to link up this week!


  36. So many inspirational ideas, Debra. Thanks for hosting.

  37. SO many wonderful displays in there Debra. My head is spinning. I saw some magic going on in there. I really thank you for these beautiful photos.
    I hope all is great with you!
    sending hugs...

  38. Debra, all of these gorgeous Christmas photos are really getting me in the Christmas mode.

  39. So much inspiration...I'm so ready to start decorating!

  40. ooh
    that christmas shop
    makes me tingle with holiday mood

    and the features
    are not so shabby either!

    thanks for hosting Debra

    all linked up!


  41. That store is gorgeous! I would have had to pawn my car to get out of the place. Thank you so much for featuring me and my turkeys and for hosting the party again this week!

  42. Hi Debra,
    I linked up a 2nd post. Wanted to share my rustic plant stands. Hope that's o.k.

  43. Thanks for hosting! Love seeing all the Christmas decor.

  44. So much inspiration!! Thanks so much for hosting Debra.


  45. i'm so in love with that little crowned birdie! everything is so pretty here! maybe someday, i'll get to your area and visit you! xoox, tracie

  46. Hi Debra, what a wonderful collection in the Christmas shop. Such talented people to create such beauty. Love the features this week too. You inspired me to start a little bit of Christmas so I started with Angels. Lovely.

  47. What a good source of inspiration ! I keep in my mind the glittered bird ! Love the pics and going to see them again.
    xoxo from PARIS by night

  48. Oh My Debra.. What a Fabulous Place! Thank You for sharing. You are a Very Lucky Duck to have that so Close to you. Some Amazingly Talented Woman Reside there!
    Have a Wonderful Weekend and Thank You for Hosting.

  49. such a wonderful place to visit! thanks for sharing with us, debra:) hope your weekend is great!

  50. Thanks for the "feature feast" and for hosting another party!

  51. Thanks for hosting another fun party and the lovely Christmas inspirations Debra.
    Have a great weekend!


  52. What beautiful pictures of the show! Lovin' it all!

  53. Beautiful inspiration Debra! Thank you so much for hosting!Have a great weekend!


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