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Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Vintage Vignette...


Recently I put together a little vignette out of some vintage goodies.  I found a lovely tureen which was missing its lid, lined it with burlap and added a fern.  This one is actually a high quality artificial...one I can take care of!


If you've been reading my blog awhile, you know I have a thing for vintage dog figurines...such a sweet face...


This old chippy metal box was found at a recent antique sale along with 2 old Norwegian books.


Look at the wonderful marbled covers...



and leather spines.


Isn't this a beautiful old bookplate?

 

 And the page graphics are lovely, too...


Until next time...I'll be taking a little blog break to spend some time with my parents and family...be back soon!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Rainy Day...


Today was a very rainy, gray day in our area.  I headed out into the gardens during a break in the showers...I love taking photos on cloudy days...


 This ground cover is spilling over the stones nicely...


and the first of my roses have begun to bloom!



The showers are so great for the gardens...








So much beauty! 

Until next time...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Sweet Old Painting...


Isn't this a lovely old painting?  It is on stretched canvas, with roses and geraniums.  The colors have beautifully muted over the years and it has a wonderful old patina.  It was probably done in the late 1800's to early 1900's when floral paintings were en vogue.  The amateur "Sunday painters" of the era did some charming naive works...and when I find one, it is a real treasure to me!  This one was from a garage sale last week...can you believe someone was selling it for a dollar?



The finish is beautifully crackled...




These old paintings look beautiful wherever they are used!  I will be using this one in our sunporch, which is still being finished (note the unfinished sheetrock).  This room is being done in a cottage-style with Americana~ my favorite space in our home...



I am joining Debra of Common Ground with etsy goodies for 



Until next time...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fun Finds...Vintage Linens...


Recently, I went to a garage sale where a woman was selling vintage linens and crocheted goodies in $1 grab bags!  Be still my heart!  I bought 10 bags and ended up with about 70 pretty pieces for decorating and creating!  It was fun opening each bag and seeing what was inside... so many different types and styles.


Sweet embroidered shamrocks...


lovely crocheted edgings...


Lots of doilies...



This is a very large piece of edging...about 18" x 30"...


and this piece has a butterfly and flowers!


There were some charming colorful pieces, too.





Look at this beautiful old chemise...I sure didn't expect to find this in a grab bag!




I thought this piece was really lovely...linen and crochet...



I love the beautiful embroidered blue floral motifs on this tablecloth.  There was also a matching runner!



I've never seen a piece quite like this...a crocheted square.  It could be used on a pillow and I'm trying to think of some other ideas...


Of course, linens look pretty just stacked up...


I felt like a kid in a candy store!

I am joining Debra at Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday

Until next time...enjoy the weekend!