Showing posts with label Robin's Vintage Suitcase. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Robin's Vintage Suitcase. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Top Three from Be Inspired and an Invitation

Thanks so much for the great turnout last week at Be Inspired. We're all getting back into our routine after the Labor Day Weekend, and now we're ready for some Fall Fun. Here are the Top Three Visited Links from last week. You'll see why...take a peek!

Julia from Vintage With Laces has been working on some Fall creations and shared this wonderful fabric pumpkin. Don't you love the rusty bedspring pedestal?

Dru from The Country Farm Home gave us part 2 of her reveal of her wonderful Farm Kitchen in all it's vintage farmhouse glory.

And Tammy from My Flower Journal gave us an amazing watercolor she painted after her trip to the English Countryside. She also shares her review of one of our favorite artist and author's newest book, A Fine Romance, by Susan Branch.

If you haven't visited these talented ladies, please check out these links for more inspiration. Thanks so much Gals!

And if you're local here in SW Missouri,
 you won't want to miss the Fall Soiree Celebration at 

Vintage Suitcase & Veranda Tea Room 
724 S. Scenic Ave
417-866-1145 for reservations
 Don't miss our Fall Soiree Celebration!
Friday, September 6th: 10am- 9pm
Saturday, September 7th: 10am-5pm
We've got tons of fabulous new Fall decor 
and Halloween merchandise to debut!

On Friday the Tea Room will be serving lunch from 
11am- 2pm and dinner on the patio from 5pm- 8pm.

On Saturday lunch will be served from 11am- 2pm. 
Reservations recommended but not required. 

Today's the last day to enter my 4th Anniversary Celebration Give Away

see ya tomorrow for 
Be Inspired.


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Finding the perfect Greige...

You all are probably like me, and have this little memo board in your brain where you file away ideas and inspiration for projects... ideas that won't go away...but that you're just not yet ready to take on. Thoughts and plans for bringing something to life; it's just that we know it's not the time yet.
 Sort of like little Pinterest Boards in your head... 

Let me share some inspiration for that...

(remember you can click on any pic to make it BIG)

Last week I ran over to one of my favorite stores, Robin's Vintage Suitcase, here in Springfield. I know most of you have seen the posts I do on Robin's store. She doesn't sell on-line, but I like to share her displays and ideas for decor because there is always something to "take away" from just seeing the pics. I try to convey the atmosphere of her shop even though you might not ever be able to get there in person.

She keeps her displays fresh and current, so you never know what you'll see when you first walk in the door. That day I was smitten with her wonderful "gray" furniture and "whites" tablescape.

So, back to the deep recesses of my psyche where my Dining Room furniture lives. I've wanted to paint those pieces for. ever. But couldn't "get there" with the idea of just white. I've been thinking about the "stripped and weathered bare wood" look alot. Like this pic from Restoration Hardware.

...but, the gray, greige, idea has been vying for my attention. Some of you may remember that I painted my perfectly wonderful "gray" console a couple of years ago. (I'm not going to revisit that, some of you wanted to string me up) But I have to tell ya...that color of gray (with the blue undertones) just doesn't look good in my current surroundings where there's a lot of cream and tan. I need a paint color that has some gray, but with warm undertones. But, this wonderful gray paint patina on this old table just knocked me up the side of my head...

It's authentic, not recent...
see the green underneath peeking through?

As a companion piece,
 Robin had painted this fabulous buffet in her homemade paint concoction.

(here are a couple more store pics)

(and for all you locals,
 Robin's having a big sale that you might want to check out)

 I scoured Pinterest looking for other wonderful gray, greige, beige,
 "almost white with a little gray in it", furniture take a look at these.

A couple of beautiful pieces from
 Kelli Wright at  Restore Interiors

Here's more...

My favorite color and technique so far...

Love this one too.

These are all pinned into my Pinterest Board
  Gray and Greige Painted Furniture if you want to take a peek.

This is my way of giving this idea in my head some credibility.
It might just be the table, or the buffet and table...
I'm not ready yet to take the plunge...
but I'm working up to it.

anyway, it's fun to dream.
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Joining in with these parties:

Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Frenchy Pillows

I know that I just showed you the updated (that would be "this week") sunporch, but I found some wonderful new pillows that I wanted to show you, and it just so happened they landed on the little wicker settee out there.

I have a small obsession with birdies this time of year, and when I saw this embroidered birdie pillow at one of my favorite places I had to have it...and one to go with it.

And can you see that they're burlap?
This was one of my "ohmygosh, how stinkin' cute" moments.

You know it's cute, when it's "stinkin' cute".

Taken from illustrations from the Natural History archives, 
birds and butterflies...
and on burlap!

When I first saw these I thought they had been screen printed on,
but it's actually embroidery...

As I predicted last week, we're heading right in to summer.
 Today is supposed to be in the upper 80's.

 Soaking up the sunshine...
Bird watching...

And here are a few pics from Robin's Vintage Suitcase
where I nabbed these cuties.

Santos dolls.

cow candleholders...

and Staffordshire Rabbits

Robin always has wonderful inspiration.

and just a reminder...
if you've never checked out The Marketplace,
it's a fun way to shop Etsy for newly listed items.
Runs each Monday and Tuesday.

I'm joining in on these parties:

The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Open House at No Minimalist Here
Tips and Tutorials at Stone Gable

Hope you're having a great week.

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