Saturday, November 5, 2011

This and That

I had a few sets of photos I wanted to share, but they weren't very "blog worthy" by themselves, so hey, I just threw them all in this one "pot", kind of like a bloggy soup! These first ones are of my back deck a few weeks ago. This is what I see when I look out my kitchen window above my sink, so I like to have something interesting to view. Love this old vintage ice cream maker bucket on a vintage garden chair. The washed out blue and gold really speaks to me. I "planted" my mums this year in pots other than the store containers. Having extra soil around them has enabled them to stay nicer longer.

My old picnic tin with mums.

My metal garden table 
made from a married old furnace grate and sewing machine base.
That's my kitchen window.

These next photos are from the Antiques Festival of the Ozarks,
which was last Saturday, Oct. 29, before Halloween.
This show had a lot quality antiques and collectibles,
and I loved this display with the kitty hanger and fur collar.

The next few photos are from Pheona's Antiques in Billings, MO.
They have a great once a month sale with lot's of dealers inside the
adorable Victorian house, and more on the lawn. 
Their Christmas Open House starts next Friday evening.
Check out Sheila's blog for info.

more dealers from the show

I was shooting on automatic,
 so my photo of this great seed cabinet from Ohio isn't very good. 
It was amazing, with individual glass jars that once held bulk seed.
The cabinet below is for bulk herbs.
The old seed graphics were just wonderful,
I didn't even ask the price...

And finally my mantel downstairs for Fall.
 I found this great oil painting of an Autumn landscape
 in a shabby white frame a few years ago.
I like to change out my prints for the season.

Ironstone pitchers and vase with my Bird Frames that I did last Spring.

Those crows really got around this Fall!

Vintage Inspiration Friday
is still going on,
just scroll down if you haven't joined in!

Hope you enjoyed the "soup"!

Oh, and be watching for a wonderful 
"All things French" Give Away coming next week!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday # 62: Thanksgiving Inspiration

This time of year it's really hard for me to hold off on decorating for Christmas. I guess it's because Fall arrives at my house on September 1, and by November 1 I'm ready to make the change. The Christmas Season just doesn't last long enough. And for all the effort we put into our decorating, it needs to last longer than just 5 weeks. I know some of you have the tradition of Christmas into January, but this girl just wants a clean slate come New Years Day.

OK, enough of my I visited Pinterest to oogle the great Thanksgiving decor and tablesettings for the holiday. Here are some of my favorite. Hope you'll share your Thanksgiving inspiration on the linky!

Following 3 images via Celebrating Home

One of my very favorite images

So let's see what was happening last week,

is really inspiring me with her gorgeous Fall Table.
Just take a look at this wonderful setting

Denise from Bella Dreams just grabbed me with this
wonderful stack of vintage suitcases all decked out.

gives a great tutorial on making a spooky haunted house.

created this wonderful  coffee filter garland
 that could be used anytime of the year!

Ann from Moonbeams and Fireflies is obsessed with Amber glass,
and she shows us a gorgeous stack of cake plates that just fit the Thanksgiving Season!

And we've all seen this amazing dresser from Lindaur Designs
 that just blows you away. 
They even have a tutorial on how to make your own.

Hope you'll link up to the party,

"anything vintage or vintage inspired" 
and all your Holiday Decor

Please be courteous and
 have a link within your post 
so others will know where to party.

I'll be joining in with these weekend parties:

Thanks so much everyone for all your comments and bloggy love,
I'm having a hard time responding to everyone,
Just know I love and appreciate you all,
I have a wonderful Give-Away coming next week!!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Let's go for a visit...

Do you know who lives behind
 this adorable garden gate?

is celebrating her 1 Year Blogiversary
and has asked me to be a part of the fun.

She'll be giving away one of my zinc tag necklaces
 as part of the celebration...

So let's head on over and congratulate her.
Thank you Tracie for letting me join in for the fun!

See ya there,


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Did someone say Christmas...?

I hate to break the news,
 but soon we'll all be thinking Christmas.
And what better way to get some inspiration to jumpstart the season,
than to stroll through 
 which will be this weekend
starting Thursday evening at 5:00
and going thru Sunday.

Here are some photos from last year to get you excited.

Thursday Evening 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:30-5:00
Sunday 1-5
Check out their Facebook page for directions.

Hope to see you there!


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