Friday, November 25, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday # 65: Your Inspiring Thanksgiving

Having a bout with the sickies this last week
 has put me at the bottom of the Inspiration Barrel.
Good thing I have you guys to turn to for some of the best out there!

I do have one fella I don't want to leave out.
I'm particularly fond of this little guy,
I guess it's his neutral coloring,
or maybe all the wonderful crazing he has...

so he gets to strut his stuff for a few photos today.

Our younger daughter and her husband that live here in town
are hosting Thanksgiving Dinner this year; her inauguration!
I did make a Birthday cake for our older daughter;
 Mississippi Mud, and a Waldorf Salad,
the whole time wearing a Hazmat Suit. 
(you know the protective suits they use for hazardous 
or toxic spills...only I'm the only thing that's toxic!!)
I haven't had a cold in years, what wonderful timing this was! 

My mom and sister are doing the heavy cooking. thank goodness.

So I'm wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, 
full of God's Blessings.

Loved this from Pinterest

Let's take a peek at some of that Inspiration from last week.

Michele from Primp shared a Thanksgiving bunting
 that she had made from a free download. 
I've seen a lot of garlands and buntings,
 but this one really has a wonderful vintage look.

for a wonderfully simple and "homey" Burlap Wreath.
Love that chalkboard background too!

Renee from Where the Grass is Greener has transformed 
some little muslin bags into Holiday treasures.
You'll want to go by and check them out

has been decorating her front porch, 
you'll love all the fun vintage elements she's used.

creates a Whimsical Nature Themed Tablescape that is so pretty. 
You'll want to see all the fabulous photos.
"White" and antlers...hard to get better than that!!

Honestly I could do a dozen more features of all the great tablescapes, 
and wonderful furniture and decor ideas!
You guys are awesome!

Hope you'll join in for the party,
"Anything vintage or vintage inspired"
and all your Holiday Decor!
Please have a link within your post.

There's still time to enter the Give Away,

and I'm joining in with these great parties,

love you all bunches,

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What's on the Sideboard for Thanksgiving

Now that Thanksgiving is here,
 I guess I better share what's been sitting on the sideboard this month.

My big Mr. Turkey got a paint job a few years ago,
during one of my "white" rampages...

 Last month I brought in this great window from the garage stash to use for my crows, but I like it so much I think I may keep it here for a little while. It's a good backdrop for my ever changing seasonal print du jour. This month I used one of the prints I found at Robin's Vintage Suitcase Fall Open House. Not very "Thanksgiving-y" but love the muted colors of the birds on the branch.

One of my collection of Turkey platters, this one is Johnson Brothers.

My vintage pie holder has a variety of turkey planters and salt and peppers.

And I've loved using this child's suitcase to anchor the Fall vignettes here.

I'm behind on things due to the cold I've been dealing with,
but I'm already thinking about what I want to do here for Christmas.

I'll be putting up 
Vintage Inspiration Friday
early this week, on Wednesday evening.
That way we'll make a weekend of it.

Remember next week we start our Christmas fun.

And if you haven't entered the Give Away
you can just click here

Hope you're week is going well, 
the kids will be here Wednesday evening.
better get movin.!!

linking up to these great parties:


Monday, November 21, 2011

Make Plans for the Christmas Blogger Block Party

After the long Thanksgiving weekend that's coming, I know most of us will be diving into our Christmas decorating headfirst. So get ready for a week long Christmas Extravaganza of Fun! Our sweet sister act from At the Picket Fence is once again throwing a great Blogger Block Party, and yours truly is planning some vintage Christmas fun.

So make a date to join in on the parties.
You'll be able to link up on one super duper linky party,
starting on Monday 12/5 thru Friday 12/10.

Check out the party themes and get your Christmas mojo workin'!
I'll be sharing some vintage Christmas on Friday 12/9 for 
Vintage Inspiration Friday
I have the party button for the block party on the side,
we'd love for you to grab it for your posts,
and then I also have my VIF Christmas Party button available too,
for each Friday in December!

Get ready, get set... get started!!!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Change up for the Front Porch

My front porch was looking pretty sad. Thank goodness the yard guys made it by this week to trim the hedges and get rid of the tons of leaves that were piling up in the front yard. Our two trees out front are maples, and they don't drop their leaves until after a hard freeze. Good thing they decided to come down a little early this year, it was getting pretty deep out there.

(next three photos were taken a week ago)

Gee, looks a little neglected, huh?

Oh, and look who I found on the porch a few weeks ago.

He's one of the "regulars" around here.

But today, despite me having some sort of cold with laryngitis,
 I had to get out there and do something to clean things up, 
and add a little Thanksgiving to the mix. 

We found a couple of cute 4 ft. lit trees at Lowe's this week,
(yay, they were 50% off)
that had a "bronze" finish on the urns.
You know me, they had to be painted white,
so I did that yesterday, even though I was feeling yucky.
Are you guys like me?... sheesh, it's hard for me to slow down!
(especially with a holiday next week, I don't have time to be sick)

So, amidst coughing fits and wearing my old sweats with no make-up,
I was outside puttering, 
the whole time praying that no one would drive by...

I wanted to have some Christmas-y evergreens,
but still hang on to my perfectly good pumpkins 
that together would look "harvesty".
(Hope you all speak my decor language.)

So I dug thru my stash and found a fruit wreath,
added some extra evergreens,
then tied it with some of the new thinner burlap ribbon
 I found at Robin's Open House.

Faux Green Poinsettias,
first time I've seen these.

I retitred my black wagon for the season and used 
the harvest basket to house the remaining faux pumpkins.

Did you change up your porch decor for Thanksgiving?

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Have you entered the Give Away yet?


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Robin's Vintage Suitcase Open House

This is just a sampling of
that's still in progress.

Click on this image on my sidebar for more information.

Hope you'll be able to attend this Holiday Season,
I really enjoyed it so much, 
the vignettes and merchandise are outstanding,
and the Carriage House is so beautiful all decked out in Christmas.
Be sure and let Robin know that you read about it here
 at Common Ground.

Vintage Inspiration Friday
is still going strong, scroll down to join the party,
and if you haven't entered the 
All Things French GiveAway

more photos from Robin's coming...


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