Friday, July 6, 2012

Vintage Inspiration #95 Porches and Outdoors

You all really outdid yourself with all the great patriotic fun and ideas.
Here are just a few links that I grabbed that showed some porch and outdoor inspiration.

Say Hello to a new blogger, Kristen from Ella Clair.
This great 4th of July party display should be in a magazine!

oh yummy, look at this cake!
If you haven't met Kristen, 
you'll want to run by and visit her beautiful blog.

Sally from Salmagundi shared photos of her Americana Porch filled with great wicker, and some farm and industrial items that make it so homey.

Love this shot of her sunflowers. 
I have to plant some next year!

Mercedes at All Things Pretty also has a gorgeous porch 
with wicker and wonderful floral pillows and vintage linens. 

has a sunporch that is packed with wonderful vintage goodies.
Looks like a great place to relax and unwind.

 Just lovin' these "little flags" all grouped together.

Eileen at Cottage Beach House has a great home...AT THE BEACH!!!
Goodness, take a look at this view,
 and at the wonderful soft blues and reds!

no folks, that's not a painting, it's THE VIEW!!!

And Penney's Vintage Home had some wonderful outdoor inspiration for the 4th. Great stained glass window and birdcages!

LOVE this old buggy decorated in the red, white, and blue!

I want you all to know how much I appreciate you coming over to join in on the party each week. You all are an amazingly talented group of people. I know this sounds cliche, but there is so much inspiration that is found here, but then I'm partial to those who love "vintage" as much as I do. Seeing what you do each week keeps me motivated to stay on my toes! 
Hope you'll join in today, remember it's "anything vintage or vintage inspired". Please have a link back to Common Ground within your post to be featured.

If you haven't entered the Big Book Give Away of Carolyn Westbrook's soon to be published book, "Through the French Door" then please click here Ends Sunday July 8.

And please visit these other wonderful Friday Parties!

                                                           at Rooted in Thyme 

So, have you recovered from the big celebration?
Let's share what's inspiring you this week.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Outdoors Tablescape

I'm not a "Tablescaper" by any stretch of the imagination,
but I do like to put together a fun and festive holiday display.

I have "bits and pieces" of transferware, not complete sets, so I grabbed what I had of the blue/red and mixed them up with some standard white vintage plates, to put together a little outdoors soiree.

Whitewashed flower pots with old seed packets hold the silverware

While one of my heavy duty Homer Laughlin pitchers 
holds some daisies and flags

I layered old tablecloths and vintage linens for an extra "picnic-y" feel.

croquet anyone?

Hope you have a fun 4th of July!
We'll be celebrating our younger daughter and her husband's birthdays
with some pool party craziness.

If you haven't entered my Big Book Give Away 
of Carolyn Westbrook's new book, 
"Through the French Door"

Some of you may not know this, but I have another blog, 
My posts have been a little sporadic this year, 
but I'd love to have you come by and visit.

I'll be joining in for these parties:


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday Marketplace #19 Celebrate the 4th!

Hello there and
Welcome to Monday Marketplace!

 Let's get this 4th of July Week rolling with some fun 
Red, White and Blue

Vintage Upcycled Suitcase with a red gingham check farmhouse flair
from Sweet Magnolia's Farm

Flag pillow cover from Sutton Place Designs

Chicks for Sale Cheep from Mercantino

Vintage Blue and White Accent Plate from Embellishments SLR

Star Spangled Sparkle Brooch from GlassBeadTreasures

Come Sail Away Nautical Pillow Set
from Hymns and Verses

Beautiful die-cut print of Ladies Hand and Rose
from Rosekraft

And for my Sponsor Spotlight this week, I'd love for you to visit Rose of Rosekraft. She has some of the most beautiful authentic Victorian die-cuts and ephemera that you will find. They are in wonderful pristine condition and beautifully framed. And since I'm such a lover of birds I thought I'd share a few of her lovely pieces.

These are all available in her Etsy Shop, Rosekraft.
Hope you'll drop by.

So come on and let's link up (up to three items) from your Online Boutique or Etsy Shop. I'd love for you to grab the button on my sidebar and display it on your blog if you have one. This let's everyone know where to come and shop, and please be a follower of this blog, Common Ground. I was so excited going thru the links this week, So many of the items had sold, YAY!!!

The Big Book Give Away is going on HERE,
be sure and drop by to enter!!

Have a great week!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Little Flags

It's been so hot...
I know that most of the rest of you are in this same pattern, but it's too early in the summer to be this miserable. Last summer was a scorcher, and I guess we're in for another one.  Not much use in my complaining, I'm fortunate to have AC and don't have to work outside. And speaking of outside, my plants are just pitiful, especially my hydrangeas which I had high hopes for this year. I thought of posting a pic, but they're just too sad and I didn't want to embarrass them, especially since they can't do anything about it.

So here is some "inside" fun.

Put a few patriotic touches in the Dining Room

Love these vintage "Cemetery flags" and always buy the ones when I can find them for a few dollars, like these that I picked up recently.

And I put my "French ticking" stripe tablerunner that I made last Fall back on the Dining Room table. It looks more summery than the brown floral.

I've really been loving my old window box on the table; can't believe it only took me four years to try it there... I'm anxious to put a Fall arrangement in there. I can just see it filled with pumpkins and Fall leaves.
Only two more hot yucky months before Fall.
let me tell you, I start counting down the days!

 More flags in the Entry basket of daisies.

I did brave the heat and put together a Patriotic tablescape outside,
I'll be sharing that Tuesday afternoon.

If you haven't entered the Big Book Give Away

Hope you'll come back tomorrow for

I'll be joining in with;
 Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Make it Pretty Monday at the Dedicated House

Keeping those that have lost their homes and properties 
in these terrible fires in our thoughts and prayers.

(I've had a nice email asking me about my use of the flags in decor, and this is my personal opinion: because these flags are antiques and relics, and not "dedicated to service or commissioned flags" I don't feel it's wrong or disrespectful to use them as I have. They have been salvaged from flea markets and swap meets, etc.  under those conditions, boxed, folded, and wadded up. So my use of them to me is perfectly respectful and honoring of my love of Country and the American flag.)


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