Saturday, September 19, 2015

Framed Seasonal Botanical and a Give-Away Winner

First of all I want to thank all of you who came by on the Blogger Fall Tour that Brenda from Cozy Little House worked on so hard. Thankyou for all the wonderful comments. You know how to make a girl's day! Brenda brought together 28 "oldies" and "newbies" for the tour and you'll find tons of wonderful Fall Inspiration. If you didn't catch the line up, I'll have it here at the end of this post. You don't want to miss it!

I saved my Kitchen Sitting Area for a bit later, since I still have a few extra things I'm tweaking. One thing I hadn't had a chance to do was update my little vintage frame with a current Seasonal Botanical Print.

Owl Pillow cover from 

I've shared with you before HERE, how I painted and highlighted this old frame that had been in a box of "what do I do with this?" items that might have gone in a garage sale if I hadn't come up with an idea.

My Kitchen Sitting Area needed prints on either side of the china cabinet, last spring when I was decorating, so I thought some Botanicals might be something fun that I could change out for each Season. The gold wasn't working well, so I painted it using a leftover mix of ASCP.

Then highlighted it with a light touch of antique gold.

This was this Spring's choice; dancing Tulips.
To keep it easy to change out, I didn't use glass;
 just cardboard backing with an old wallpaper sample.

... a Sunflower for this Summer.

Now, this Giant Zinnia or maybe a Dahlia.

Hopefully, I'll share the Sitting Area next week.

But now it's time to announce the winner of the 
Pick Your Pillow Fall Give-Away...
Thanks to all of you who entered, pinned, and browsed the shop!

This is the Fall Pumpkin Pillow
 that Heather from Elliott-Heath Designs created for me.

And the winner from Random Generator. Org
who is anything but Random!
Congrats Shirley, I'll be in touch to share the news!


  1. Debra,
    Your framed Seasonal botanical prints are spectacular, dear friend!!!
    Thank you for participating in the Fall Home Tour!!!
    I will visit the other participants over the weekend, as time allows!!!
    Congratulations to Shirley on the new pillow for Autumn!!!
    Friendship and inspiration abound at Common Ground.

  2. I have always loved botanicals. They never go out of style. And Congrats to Shirley!

  3. What a great idea! I was trying to figure out what to do with a scrolly black frame today, and you've just sparked some ideas for me. Thanks for participating in the fall tour!

  4. Debra the botanical looks so pretty! Congrats to Shirley on that awesome win!

  5. Hi Debra I love the botanical so pretty. Great colors for fall too. Congrats to Shirley she will love the pillows. I have been in Shirley's beautiful home and a new pillow will be such a great edition. Wooo Hooo so happy for her.

  6. Love the botanical & it's perfect in the frame. Did notice that you weren't at open house but Linda forgot to tell me you had been in (it's that age-thing). I've been so busy trying to get the house in shape to sell that I kind of have to run in & out at Leola's. Thanks for checking out the blog & you definitely weren't the person I was referring to when I said they thought I was a slacker.....just about 10 others. Jan

  7. So excited!!!....Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!....I cannot wait to get my beautiful pillow from Elliot Heath Designs!!!


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