Saturday, December 19, 2020

Christmas Plaid in the Garden Room

Hey Everyone, I'm sharing part of the Garden Room today,
and will probably need another post to cover it all.
What can I say... it's a big room and I have lots of junk  vintage goodies.

Today I'm focusing on the wicker loveseat, coffee table, and the little corner with an old iron corner shelf. I also have a "convertible" table (really old) that I just couldn't let go of when we moved. It had been in the basement of both of our previous houses so it wasn't seen often. 

stack of plaid metal boxes... with a red transferware orphan sugarbowl.

I've mentioned that my Dad made me the coffee table/bench
before he passed back in the late 90's.
It was on the sunporch in our old house and 
under the deck at our last house.
I'm glad it's out of the weather now,
where  hopefully, it will last.

If you missed the last post on the Christmas Holiday Cupboard 
filled with transferware and Scottish tins,
you can catch it HERE

Fun little packaging from vintage Shiny Brites
and Christmas tree lights, sitting on my green toddler chair.
After buying one particular set of super retro Christmas lights years ago, 
I had the "bright" idea to actually plug them into a socket.
OK, I realize now how foolish that was,
but I was being optimistic...
can you guess what happened?
totally blew up in front of me with sparks and everything.
Scared the stuffins out of me.
Thankful that I didn't ruin the outlet or start a fire.

So... I'm not quite so dumb now.

so how cute is this vintage Tartan plaid umbrella?

Even my garden girl has her Tartan on.

Unfortunately this corner plant etagere had been outside
for 5 years and it now has a lot of rust.
It doesn't look like it, but this is super heavy.

Another stack of plaid. 
This time Tartan wool throws and blankets.

This old table is Eastlake with extensions on the tabletop.
I don't share this or the shelves often because they don't change often.
That's my office on the other side of the window.

Old silver tray, sugar and creamer.

I made a bunch of these little patchwork Christmas 
heart ornaments one year, but gave most of them away.
I need to make more, because they make me smile 
each time I see one.

I love working with fabric, but don't have the patience for big projects.
I tried making a quilt once but didn't see it through.
My Mother-in-law came to my rescue.

I still need to share my Hearth Room mantel and Entry.
Too much stuff, too little time.
Have a wonderful weekend!

joining in here:

Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
 Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters,  
Tips and Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z,  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Party in Your PJ's at Apple Street Cottage
  Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles  Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Charming Homes and Gardens at Shiplap and Shells
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Embracing Home and Family at the Everyday Farmhouse
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique, Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge


  1. Earthy with a touch of elegant, one of my favorite looks! Thanks for giving us some beauty to make our Christmas spirit brighter Debra. I have gleaned so many decorating ideas from you. It's the gift that keeps on giving! Wishing you a blessed & Merry Christmas, Edie Marie

  2. Always so pretty Debra. I love the plaids mixed with your white. That little green chair and shiny brites is adorable. Happy Friday. xoxo

  3. I love tartan plaid sprinkled throughout for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love all the tartan displays! You really do have a lot of neat vintage stuff! The little chari with stacks of shiny brites and Christmas lights is cute! Your comment on the old lights brings up an important point as a vintage dealer - we try to always caution against using old electric wiring. One sister's husband has actually rewired a couple lights with made-to-look old wiring kits, which we'll note as a bonus. The tartan tins tug at my heartstrings too - they're always good for storage! Like for little hearts (adorable).

  5. I'm not sure why tartan says 'Christmas' to me but it does! Love the coziness and warmth it embodies. Merry Christmas!

  6. Beautiful!!! I love all the plaid tins mixed with the plaid fabrics, the vintage ornaments stacked in boxes and everything in between! You are so creative!!


    Tee @ Teediddlydee

  7. I love everything! The coffee table your Dad made is so special! My eyes got real big when I saw that plaid picnic basket....What a beauty.
    Your home is lovely.
    Thank you for hosting.


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