Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holidays. Show all posts

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring in the Cupboard

Spring has Sprung in my Holiday Cupboard.
I call it my "holiday cupboard" because it always gets
decorated with whatever season and holiday is close by.

I found it several years ago at an antique mall.
The two pieces hadn't been made to go together,
but they got married and are living "happily ever after"
in my lower level sitting area.

This is a small tool box with the best green patina around.
I still had some of my green out from St. Patty's Day,
and since Spring is all about green,
it just stayed around.

Several years ago I couldn't find a seed box with flower graphics,
so I found a suitable box and made my own
with old sheet music and Burpee Seed advertisement graphics.
Now it stays here in the cupboard and holds all sorts of odds and ends.


My bunny "Mr. and Mrs." are here.

Old Japan teapots, sugars and creamers are a real favorite of mine.
You see them sprinkled around the sunroom, mostly.


Old sugar shaker, that was my paternal grandmother's
and some other vintage green shakers.
(who says they have to match?)


...and most of you know how much I love my lambs!

...and painted white suitcases stacked on top.
(just painted them with interior wall paint)

Hope you're enjoying Spring Decorating.
I'm linking up with Shelia for her
Heart of the Home Party
"Favorite Cupboards"

and these other great parties.
come by for a visit if you have time.



Hope to see you Thursday afternoon
to start the party for

Have a great week!
(good grief, it was a record breaking 86 here on Sunday)
too hot, too soon, for me!

love you all,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Turkeys are Restless...

Since Thanksgiving is this week
 I thought I'd better share the "Hall Sideboard",
if I am going to do it.
This is by far my most favorite place in the house to decorate.
(is most favorite grammatically correct?)
(OK, so you know what I mean)

And since next week all the turkeys will fly the coop,
and the little sugar houses will start to appear,
here's the Thanksgiving edition.

My fingers are itchin' to grab those sugar houses!!

I'm linking up with these wonderful parties:


Have a great week
I'll see you Friday for:


Monday, October 25, 2010

Just a few more...

Next week we will all start gearing up
for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
But before we leave Fall behind
I have a few more images I wanted to share.

(All images Country Living and Celebrating Home)

Vintage Inspiration Friday

And don't forget that this week's optional theme
will be sharing Fall and Halloween Tables.

Casual or Elegant...
Indoors or Out...
Picnic or Buffet...

Let's have fun sharing our Fall and Halloween ideas for setting a table.

ANY Vintage Inspiration is welcomed!!
See ya there!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Patriotic Sunroom and the 6th Photo

Everyone ready for the 4th of July?

A while back Alaina from Arbor House Lane
graciously chose me to participate in the

6th Picture Tag

My 6th picture,
June 2009

Well, when I went back to see that 6th photo,
I realized it was all about the inspiration of Carolyn Westbrook's
sun room in her book Carolyn Westbrook Home.
I used her book as inspiration for my own sun room decor
 for the July 4th Holiday.

June 2009

And here is the same space in my sunroom
July 2010

So as an update on that photo,
here are some photos of my sunroom this year.
Not a lot different, maybe more clutter...
er, I mean stuff.

So I told Alaina I'd love to show off my photos,
but needed to wait until the right time...
yes, because my blog anniversary Give Away
is Carolyn's newest book

The French Inspired Home

This year, I tried to include some of the elements
Carolyn had used in her book layout.
Chalk cats, old clocks,
birdhouses, transferware...

and lots of flags.

I've mentioned this before,
but my little 80's three season sunroom
 is my favorite spot in my house.
I love to decorate it for the seasons and holidays.

I see it first thing in the morning,
 as I come to the kitchen for coffee.

Arbor House Lane
And now I want to share a few photos of Alaina's.
She has the most fabulous house.

full of inspiration...
(great slipcovers that made me get busy on mine)

and a little shed that "thinks it's a cottage".

If you haven't yet met Alaina over at
run by and say Hello.
You'll find some fabulous whites
and a lot of creativity!

And ta da!!!
Soon I'll announce the two winners of my
French Inspired Give Away!!


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