Monday, December 23, 2013

The Marketplace: Etsy and Boutique Showcase

Welcome to The Marketplace!

Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas Week.
Even though it's late for Christmas shopping, there are tons of great vintage pieces still available and some great  links for starting the New Year. Here are some beautiful items from last week's party.

Ornate Splendor

from NanNas Things

Sage Green Wall Display

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This is a linky party that is for items that are FOR SALE only. You don't have to have a blog to link up. If you have a blog post about your items that's great too, but they need to be available to purchase. Please try to link to the individual item that you are selling if possible. Please be a follower of Common Ground and if you have a blog it would be so nice for you to grab the image below to share somewhere on your blog. (not mandatory, just nice).

Time to link up,
and if you missed last week's Marketplace,
 then you can check it out HERE.

Thanks for coming by and sharing all your goods here,
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed Christmas!!

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Cake Pedestal Ornament Display

This year I didn't bring all the ornaments and vintage Christmas pieces out for display. I just felt it was a time to be low-key, more simply stated, and less stressed. I went through my boxes and just chose a few of the more ornate Shiny Brites and a few little white putz houses.

But they weren't any less special, 
I just needed to display them in a special way.

A few weeks ago Rita from Mammabellarte was preparing for their big event, The Vintage Marketplace at The Oaks, so she shared some of her "tart pan pedestals". I knew this would be a perfect idea for displaying my few Christmas goodies. I actually didn't have to even glue the glass candleholder and the aluminum mold together, is just set down in place.

This is an old jello mold, because I think it predates the Bundt Pan. In the 1920's and 30's it was very trendy to do large fruited gelatin molds or tomato aspics. So even though it is shaped similarly it was used for gelatins.

Most of my Shiny Brites are in whites, creams, golds and silver,
 but these colorful oldies were the ones that I chose for some color and fun.

A few years ago my sis and I went through the attic of an elderly ladies' home sale. The son in charge was asking way too much for everything we chose, but he didn't realize that a dirty old box of Christmas ornaments could be so highly sought after. At least we didn't come home empty handed for our effort.

Just a few baubles to make it feel a little more like Christmas...

We have a dusting of snow and teensy flakes floating down. 
We still have a few more things to do before the kiddos arrive.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend,
I'll still do The Marketplace tomorrow,
so I'll see you then...

Oh, and if you didn't get to see the Sunporch for Christmas,
click here

Linking up with these parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Wow at Savvy Southern Style


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas on the Sunporch 2013

I know this is a busy weekend for almost everyone. The weather here has turned rainy with chances for snow and a little ice, so I'm glad I don't have to get out to do a lot. We still have to buy groceries, but I'm sending the hubbs out on that expedition. I envy those people that have everything done and are now sitting next to the fabulously decked Christmas Tree and a warm fire sipping hot cocoa. I'm almost there...

I still have a couple of Christmas decor posts;
I hope you'll indulge me as I squeeze out all the "Christmas" I can.
I'll just share the pics and remind you that you can click on the image,
 and then click again for a big pic.

Isn't this squirrel pillow adorable?
My daughter bought it for me for Christmas at least ten years ago.

Vintage Elf Knee-hugger

You can tell that
I've been loving the plaid this Christmas!

Have a wonderful weekend;
now go grab that hot cocoa!

Linking with these parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings


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Friday, December 20, 2013

Be Inspired #169 Home for Christmas and A Winner

Yikes, it's Friday already. We have less than a week until Christmas, but I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. I'm not ready, there are still gifts that haven't arrived, let alone get them all wrapped! Did I say "Yikes" already? ... at least the snow has melted and we have a good forecast for Christmas Week.

There have been so many wonderful Christmas Home Tours, I feel like I've just seen a few of them. I started a new Pinterest Board to save and keep track of them, but then I'm way behind on that too! Here are a few great links of your Christmas Home Tours from last week. If you haven't seen these links, believe me there is a ton of wonderful inspiration.

Christmas Home Tour
Kimberlee from The Fancy Shack

Laurel shared her new kitchen transformation
at North End Loft.

Leslie from Paper Daisy Designs shared her beautiful home for Christmas.
 You'll want to see this amazing Chalkboard Design.

Mallori from Vintage Finds
Love this exposed brick in the Dining Room.

Beautiful Christmas Staircase in the 
Home Tour from Denise at Pink Postcard

thanks so much gals,
 and for everyone that parties here each week!

The winner of the Pin a Pillow Give Away with Elliott-Heath Designs
A BIG Thank You to all who entered!

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