Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Be Inspired Showcase

I mentioned last week that I'll be showcasing some fun and inspiring links from the last week's Be Inspired. It just so happens that a few of these were also the top visited links. We had such a great party last week, it continues to grow and grow. Remember Be Inspired is now open to all inspiring posts, not just "vintage", so I hope to see you here each week!

Carola from Boxwood Cottage does holidays like no one else. If you haven't yet, go by and see all the wonderful vignettes and decor she uses to celebrate the Easter Season.

What birdie wouldn't want to chow down at this adorable Upcycled Teapot Bird Feeder from Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is? She takes serving it up to our fine feathered friends to the next level. She even shows us how she did it.

Betsy from My Salvaged Treasures took us shopping at a great vintage store, called Magpie Antiques. I think I could stay there all day.

And Linda from Coastal Charm  takes us shopping in our pj's 
when she gives us some fun inspiration for the kitchen.

Love these ironstone lids hanging on an old grate.

Today's Sponsor for Be Inspired Showcase is Leslie Janson

Leslie makes amazing cuff bracelets, 
just take a peek at these beautifes!

 Leslie has wonderful jewelry, pillows, 
and lot's of fun grain sack items to browse.
Hope you'll run by and check them out.

OK friends, 
be sure and come back tomorrow for 


Easter in the Holiday Cupboard

You all will be thrilled to know that this year I have recovered the lost stash of Easter Goodies. Last year I was bemoaning the fact that I had a bunch of my vintage Easter things that were lost somewhere in the Twilight Zone. You know, that place that various and sundry items go to that is unbeknownst to your conscious mind. Yep, that happens to me every once in awhile, and when it does it triggers all kinds of thoughts about the state of mental health concerning moi.

(not too old cauliflower teapot) 

I prefer to regard it as just a busy person
 with a lot of "stuff" and not enough organizational skills.

(mini wheelbarrow with turnips)

Anyhoo, a couple of my old chalkware bunnies have found their way out of that parallel universe and back into the Holiday Cupboard.

I love old seed catalogs and Garden books
and just received a new purchase that I'll show you soon.

See the green garden box here on the bottom shelf?
Next week I'm going to share an idea I have for making them...

It won't be rocket science, but it will be be fun...
and on the cheap.

I'm joining these parties this week:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Rooted in Thyme
French Country Cottage
The Charm of Home
From My Front Porch to Yours
Coastal Charm


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Marketplace; Your Etsy and Online Shopping Place

Hi Everyone, welcome to
  The Marketplace
This is the place where you can link up all your Etsy and Online Shop items, then have fun checking out what's new. You don't have to have a blog to participate. You can link up to three of your individual items or a link to your online store. Please be a follower of Common Ground, and if you do have a blog, I'd love for you to grab the button on the sidebar and share it with your readers. The more who know about this shopping venue the more fun we can have. Thanks everyone who comes by each week to share your goods!

Here are a few links from last week that I love:

Vintage Biscuit Jar
from Nostalgic Artifacts

Wild Wood Hollow

Savannah Secret Cellar

from Cottage Rose Graphics

from One Creative Couple

Today's Sponsor Spotlight is on Judy Clark from 
who has a few bunnies for some Springtime fun.

Hope you'll run by Judy's shop' 20 North Ora
and see all the Springtime goodies!
thanks Judy!!

Be sure and come back throughout the week
 to see what new items have been listed.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Are you a wee bit Irish?

I think on St. Patrick's Day we're all just a little bit Irish. How about you? A lot of us here in the USA are a mix of heritages; part of the melting pot that makes this country so great. I don't celebrate with green beer or corned beef and cabbage, but I do like to pull out a few "green" things around the house, and that means my few little pieces of green transferware get to show off a little.

This is a little green Meakin transfer sugar and creamer set called "Romantic England", planted with pink hyacinth bulbs.

They're not very old, but have some wonderful crazing. Let's see... after dishwashers, but before microwaves. I just read where this series was manufactured in the late 1950's for primarily the North American market.

This set is out here on the sunporch on the baker's rack, along with a couple of old St. Patty's postcards from 1912.

...One of my English Cottage Cookie Jars and a zinc bucket full of shamrocks. Now, if I can just keep the kitties away from them. They think shamrocks are their salad greens.

yep, here's one of the girls now...
she's on bird patrol.

Love and blessings to you all,

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