Showing posts with label magazine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label magazine. Show all posts

Sunday, July 13, 2014

French Garden Inspired Frame

I've mentioned before that vintage garden goods have always been my favorite kind of "vintage". I love it all, but I have a real soft spot for old garden tools, wagons, ephemera,...anything "seed" related, etc. I've had to pack up most of my garden goodies for now, during our move, but I've kept a few little things to play with and decorate my baker's rack in the sitting room.

When we cleaned out my in-laws garden shed a few years ago I confiscated several old garden tools, and I've had my radar up for a few different ones recently. (more on that next week) These little ones below are of the "mini" variety that I use with my tabletop wheelbarrow. I've been collecting garden inspiration on Pinterest using the old tools, and thought I might try a little summery wall vignette with an old empty chippy frame from my stash.

Inspiration for a French Garden Frame from the Graphics Fairy

I have this hanging in the sitting area in the kitchen.
I'll share the rest of the summer garden baker's rack next week.

I included a mini bee skep among the flowers in the old watering can. I recently bought a little bigger one, (that I haven't shown you yet). I've had this little one for ages, complete with "bees".

My Black Eye'd Susans are really blooming crazy this year,
 so I thought I'd do a little nod to them on this.

Hope you're having a great weekend.
We have a contract on the house, YAY!!!

joining in at these parties:

Sundays at Home with Thoughts From Alice 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life


Saturday, February 1, 2014

American Farmhouse Style

Last Fall when the editor of Cottages and Bungalows, Malena Jaime, contacted me about their new magazine coming out the first of this year, I had no idea we would be leaving behind my favorite spot, the sunporch. She had seen my post on my "Patriotic Sunporch" from early July and wanted to know if I would be interested in being a part of their first edition of the magazine. What? Who me? well of course!

Between the Holidays and a slew of bad weather, I finally located the magazine at WalMart, and wow, what an amazing honor and surprise!! Dedicated to Farmhouse Style, I wasn't sure how my "80's" sunporch would fit in, but their magazine is all about the style, and how to adapt it to wherever you might live. Tips and ideas I shared go for a new house or an authentic antique farmhouse; wherever you call home.

This magazine is full of wonderful features and beautiful photos from a wide variety of personal homes and spaces. American Farmhouse Style shows that there are many interpretations of "Farmhouse Style"; from rustic to industrial, cottage to romantic, there's something for everyone to enjoy and identify with. 

My little ol' sunporch feels pretty darn special!

I have to admit, 
it's a little bittersweet seeing that special place in the pages of a magazine,
 but I plan on taking a little "farmhouse" with me wherever I go.

Thank you so much, Malena, for including me in your premier issue!

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thank You, Artful Blogging

There is something about seeing your own photos and words in print that cannot be explained. Years of sharing my heart with all of you, sort of "condensed" into a few pages of a beautiful magazine. I was included in the latest issue of this wonderful publication, and I have to say that it was one of the harder things for me to do. The words flowed freely as I wrote the article, but I needed to share intimate thoughts on my life and health.

Artful Blogging is more than pretty pictures,
 it takes a look into the soul of the blogger.

Life is rarely "easy", 
but it's how we walk the road that makes the difference.

If you haven't yet purchased your copy of Kerryanne's 
latest Shabbilicious Magazine Christmas Edtition

Thank you, Kerryanne,
 for featuring my home at Christmas!

Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday,

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Around the house and a photo bomb...

This is turning out to be a busy weekend. The big kids are here for their 20th high school reunion ... yikes...just saying that makes me feel old. And Sunday is my last day at Relics Antique Mall, so I'll be clearing out whatever is left of the booth and call it done. I've loved the experience of having a space, but for the last several years I've had to do things on my own, and that part isn't fun. Time to move on to new things, and I'm looking forward to having that day each week to catch up on some other projects that need taking care of.

And speaking of flea market shopping, I found this great little "God Bless Our Home" cross stitch recently.

I have a little soft spot for "homestyle" cross stitch pieces; I created my share back in the 80's and 90's. I always admire the amount of time the stitcher put into the piece and when I see them for just a few dollars I always want to rescue them and give them a new home. I found this one a few months ago, but the dark frame didn't work for me, so when I painted my kitchen table it got the ASCP treatment.

The browns and golds and orange on the shutters made me think to put it out here on the sunporch with the other late summer colors. I tried several places but it ended up on the baker's rack.

And while I was digging through some cabinets yesterday, I found a good bunch of tan striped ticking that I bought last year for a table runner....totally had forgotten about it. So now maybe I can get that made since I'll have a little more time.

LOVE this wonderful wreath!

So, while I was out in the sunporch takings pics, 
who shows up for a little nibbling of the greens?

hmmm...which one looks tastier?

I guess we all need our fiber...

joining in on these parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch
Knick of Time
Savvy Southern Style

Hope you're having a good weekend!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thank You...

 Romantic Homes Magazine...

for the wonderful acknowledgement and honor
 of being included in your
 January 2013 publication.

 I always love finding new blogs and seeing old friends
 in the "Site Seeing" feature.

And a special thank you to Contributing Editor of Romantic Homes,
 Beth Livesay!

See you all tomorrow for


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #32

(This post is from the Spring, but I love doing Magazine Inspired projects,
if you're new here, I hope you'll click on new posts!
xoxo Debra)
It seems like I've been all about flowers and floral arrangements lately.
I guess that's what "Spring" does to me...
I just love to incorporate the colors of nature back into life.
pinks, yellows, lavenders...
and of course green.
And combine that with Easter coming up,
then I want an extravaganza of blooming beauty.

The watering can and umbrella are both hanging,
but I put together one of my watering cans with some faux silks
 and have it setting in my sunroom so I can enjoy the view.

My love for lambs and sheep is showing here
with this precious little children's book,
Little Lamb's Hat

Don't you love the eyebrows on this little guy?
(do bunnies have eyebrows?)

Each season I love to change out my sunroom quilts and decor.
Last year I found this wonderful old quilt with all the colors of Spring,

More Sunroom next week!

And here are a few entries from last week!

A Rosy Note
(a new linky photo party)

Doilie Bowls
(don't these look like a bunch of little butterflies?)

612 Riverside

The Feathered Nest

And the winner from the VIF participants
Give Away is:

Thanks so much to all of you who participate and support
Vintage Inspiration Friday!!

Please grab my party button for your post and sidebar.
Hope you can join in;
anything vintage or vintage inspired!

I'm linking up with these parties today,
drop by for a visit if you can.

Have a great weekend!
love you all,

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