Friday, September 7, 2012

Vintage Inspiration 2 Year Anniversary Give Away!

Two years ago this week I started Vintage Inspiration Friday. I wanted this party to be different than the other weekly parties; I wanted it to be about celebrating all things "vintage"; How you were using vintage and all the inspiration you were finding and creating. I had no idea of all the amazing talent and creative things you were doing. Thank you for such a fun two years! So many of you are weekly linkers and have become great friends. Each week there are new blogs and faces that are painting, sewing, tansforming, and decorating with such imagination and vintage flair. I've found so much inspiration from each of you, so thank you for participating here. I've loved each week!

So to say a big "thank you" to all the participants of
  Vintage Inspiration
I wanted to have a Give Away Celebration;
 not one but two gift packages to be won.

The first gift package is a beautiful handmade pillow from Judy at 20 North Ora. Judy just started her new blog a few weeks ago, after having her successful  Etsy Shop of the same name.

Such beautiful details...

 this first package also includes...

A $30 Gift Certificate to the Etsy Shop of

The second package is a copy of the new book
Through the French Door by Carolyn Westbrook

and a wonderful handmade one-of-a-kind lace heart from 
the sweet and talented Julia, of Vintage with Laces.

Thank you gals for donating these beautiful items for the Give Away, 
you are much appreciated!

2 Winners will be chosen, 
the first pick has her choice of packages.

Here's how to enter, 
please leave a separate comment for each.
  1. Please be a follower of Common Ground
  2. Link up a vintage post to this week's party
  3. Blog, Tweet, Facebook, etc. about the Give Away

Super Easy!

So here's some great inspiration from last week:

can you get any more amazing than this
"Timely Garden Fence Chandy"
from Lynn at Shabby Story?

Love the chocolate brown and gorgeous floral of the 
Thrift Store Chair Makeovers
by Kristen at Sophia's

Chippy Change on a candle pedestal from

Kerry from House TalkN' 
went color crazy with her fun new accessories.

and a fabulous Master Bedroom Reveal 
from Kristie at Market Nine Home

We're also starting our Fabulous Fall Fun posts
link up to three posts, new or past, that share great Fall inspiration.

and be sure and join in these other fun Friday parties:

Thanks again everyone for being faithful party friends over here. Remember, to be featured you need a link back to Common Ground within your post. You also may notice I've recently switched to a dot com address, which makes it a little easier to type out and remember. Hope you'll join in on the Give Away, it closes next Friday night, September 14.

love you all bunches,

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall Open House eye candy...

You all know that this is my favorite time of the year, and what makes it even more fun are the great local Fall Open Houses. So just wanted to share some pics from last year's Leola's Vintage Home and Garden Fall Open House in Ozark, Missouri, and invite you to this year's Open House.

They will be closed this week until 
Thursday Evening September 6, at 6:00pm.
Then the doors open for some great fun!

They always are loaded with great vintage and hand crafted merchandise. Hope you can come, and if you can't, then I hope you enjoyed the inspiration!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall chicken feeder and a winner...

OK, last Spring I found this pint size chicken feeder, I suppose for a pint size coop. It sat out in the garage all Summer waiting for me to finally get around to sprucing it up, and when we finally managed to organize all my various and sundry boxes and tubs of "stuff" this weekend, I figured now was the time to "Fallify" this cute little galvanized "potentially adorable" bit of randomness.

Here's the "Before".
I mean hey,
 look at that perfect little wire hanger already attached.

and...Perfect farm-y patina potential.

One thing I love about Fall decorating is that you can grab a bunch of miscellaneous floral "leftovers" and stuff it into almost anything and it works.

Of course,
 I knew it had to hang from my old chippy picket fence gate
on the sunporch.

More sunporch fun coming...

And the winner of the Tattered Goods
$40 Gift Certificate is....
congrats Pam!!!

Don't forget that Monday Marketplace is live all week.
Be sure and check in to see new items listed.
Just scroll down to the next post.

I'll be hanging out at these parties this week:

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Hope you're having a good one...

Let's Shop, Monday Marketplace #28

Hi everyone. Hope you had a great extended weekend. You all may be like me and always seem to find the Labor Day weekend as a "working weekend". We had a productive one, as after seven years, we've finally managed to get both cars in the garage. Yes, I said both cars, at the same time! Yay! Years of buying and selling junk, has now been corralled into something manageable, at least as far as the garage is concerned. The house is another matter, LOL!

On to Monday Marketplace...
here are some great links from last week.

Burlap and Lace Farmhouse Wreath
 from Counting Your Blessings

from Primp Junxtion

from Ticking and Toile

Eyelet Adorned Little Burlap Bag 
from Town and Country Living

And be sure and check out Dee's great
today's sponsor spotlight

French Bleu Vintage

This linky is for items that are "For Sale" in your Etsy Shops and Online Stores and Boutiques. If you have great vintage posts, or DIY's please come back on Thursday for Vintage Inspiration. This linky is a shopping linky only. If you have a blog, there's room to type that in so we can know who you are, but you don't have to have a blog to link up your items. Feel free to link up to three of your individual items. And, If you do have a blog I'd love you to grab the Monday Marketplace button on the sidebar to share on your blog. That just let's more people know where to come to shop. Thanks for joining in each week, and be sure and come back during the week to check out new items being listed here. 

Have a great week,

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sweet September

A turn of the calender page,
a few days of rain from Isaac,
and I'm in Full Fall Mode.

I've been bringing out the Fall and it's found it's way to this old train case. A 3 dollar find from the flea, whose mirror was broken, so I mod podged a calendar art page on the inner lid.

 I'm feeling the more muted hues this year.

Silks and natural hydrangeas share the space
on my wicker trunk in the Entry.

A velvet pumpkin from last year;
I'm hoping to add a few more soon.
( a few of you have asked if I made this, but no, sorry to say
I saved my pennies for it. Love them, but they are a little pricey.)

Hope your first weekend of September is wonderful,
even if the sky is gray...

I'll be joining these parties:

Thrifty Finds at Southern Hospitality
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Finds at Coastal Charm

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