Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Marketplace # 7 and a Winner

Have you recovered from Easter Dinner and all the many chocolate Easter Eggs that had your name written on them? Hard not to indulge! We met our St. Louis kids half way in Rolla, Missouri for a late lunch. We only get to visit for a few hours, but since we haven't seen them since Christmas we're really glad for just an afternoon together.

Last week had tons of great items linked up. I hope you'll take the time to browse thru the links this week, there are some beautiful things being listed. Here are just a few, wish I could feature each of you, but I'm trying to showcase new sellers each week, so I promise I'll get to more of you, soon.

I just adore this Romantic rose lace scarf from Brayton Cottage
Karen has several shops on Etsy, and a wonderful blog, Brayton Homestead.
She's one of the sweetest people, and I've known her since I started blogging.

Vintage DemiJohn from The Charm of Home

Shabby French Floral Gift Tags from the Porcelain Rose

from Romantic Farmhouse

from Rooted in Thyme

Hope you'll join in for Monday Marketplace.
Please be a follower of Common Ground and you can
link up to three of your Etsy or Online Boutique items.

I'd love you to grab the button on the sidebar and display
it somewhere on your blog.
This is a great way to let people know where to come to shop!

I saw several sales of items listed this week,
thanks for coming by to link up and get to know what's
out here in blogland.

Oh, I almost forgot to announce the winner of the Give Away 
from Cottage in the Oaks,
It's Kathy from Creative Home Expressions!
Yay, Kathy!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

An Easter Visit with Peter Rabbit

Hope you're having a wonderful start to the
Easter weekend.

Before it's too late, I wanted to share a few photos of these little "Easter" candy molds with you. I don't think either one is old, but I paired them up with two little vintage books that I found last year. Both Peter Rabbit titles that were published in 1921. 

When I was very young we used to visit my grandparents who had a whole closet still filled with my uncle's and daddy's children's books. I could spend hours in that large attic closet. Looking through old books and playing games. These little books are from that same era. Because of that I'm always on the lookout for this type of old children's books. The graphics are just my favorite.

Enjoy your family this weekend.
Give them extra hugs and let them know how much you love them.

Happy Easter,

Friday, April 6, 2012

Vintage Inspiration #82 Easter Party

Hope you've been saving some Vintage Easter Goodies to bring to the party this weekend! Time to link up all your Easter decor and fun, old or new! Any post that's Easter Inspired, or just vintage inspired.

If you've been reading Common Ground for awhile you know I have that I have an old "married" dresser and top that I have affectionately termed, "the Holiday Cupboard". It's a place to decorate for the seasons and holidays, where lot's of odds and ends usually end up. So today's version is a few bits and pieces of vintage Easter.

Vintage See's Candy Tin and Chalkware Duckling

Framed Vintage Easter Postcard

I showed my cupboard earlier this week with my bookends post.
It's downstairs in my wicker area, one of my favorite places in the house.

I changed out my white pottery on the top shelf, and now it's showing off my little vintage creamers and pitchers. A few of them have a "berry" theme with basketweave. My white painted suitcases on top have had more pageviews than almost any other post. Just interior white paint and a lot of patience.

You'd think after two years of having those suitcases stacked here,
 the least I could so is have them straight.
Guess not...I'm short!
Going to get the step ladder now...

Let's take a goosey gander at what you all were doing last week:

Cristina from Remodelando la Casa  not only shares her wonderful Easter Tablescape, she shows us her beautiful "new" chandy, all blinged out for Spring.

 Sweetie Pie, Miss Jami from Freckled Laundry is letting us in on a tutorial for her adorable covered book bundles.

A very special vintage Bird Cage arrived as a gift to Debbie from Debbie-doos, and is now hanging in her wonderful wooded back yard.

Who wouldn't want to be treated to Breakfast in Bed by Susan and Bentley with this adorable display of Peter Rabbit, dishes and figurines, from Ash Tree Cottage?

And Sue from Sullivan and Murphy shared her recent find of a wonderful pastoral scene, with, favorites...lambs! just gorgeous!

You all were exceptionally inspiring last week, 
wish I could feature at least 25 more of you!!!

I'll be linking with my gal pals this weekend:

You still have time to enter the Give Away
 from Cottage in the Oaks!

I want you all to know how much I appreciate each one of you coming over here each week to link up to the party. I may not get to leave a comment with everyone, but I pop in to see what you've posted.  Thank you so much, hope you enjoy visiting here. If you get a minute try to visit one or two other links, and say Hello. And please have a link within your blogpost, so other's will know where to come party. 

Have a Blessed Easter Weekend. My hope is that we can all celebrate Jesus' Resurrection with a renewed spirit of His Grace, Love, and Joy.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Say Hello to Sweet Harvest Farms

I want to tell you about a wonderful surprise
 I received in the mail just yesterday from a new sponsor,

A package full of some of the yummiest products you can imagine.
Wonderfully fragranced soap, creamy smooth lotion,
 and a Lip balm smoothie that had me in heaven.

Sweet Harvest Farms is a small home company  that creates some wonderful natural products. Free of chemicals and unwanted additives, their products are luxurious and amazingly pleasing to use. The fragrances made me think of a summer's day walk on the prairie.

They also have a soap that is fragrance free;
great for those of us with sensitive skin.

Personalized Gift Baskets for your next shower or wedding

Sweet Harvest Farms soaps have even gone to the dogs!
Naturally created to keep those fleas and ticks away,
but so gentle, it's easy on you too!

The hand and body lotion has a wonderful fragrance
 that doesn't overpower you,
but gently relaxes and goes on smooth and non greasy.

I love Shea Butter, so this is definitely something I want to try!

I have dry skin and lips, so at night I use either Carmex or Chapstick.
This is my new replacement!
I received Pink Lemonade and the aroma is downright yummy,
and it stayed with me for hours.

And this is a potpourri created with so many interesting elements,
you'll have to read about it yourself!
A fragrance that takes you to the beach.

Hope you'll visit the  Sweet Harvest Farms website 
to see for yourself all their amazing products.
And take it from me, these products make for
a pampered spa experience!

Visit Cynthia's blog to keep up on new products and seasonal scents.
Thank you so much Cynthia and

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