Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Dance October

I’m doing another Happy Dance just because I’m happy.

I’ m happy because I won a wonderful gift from 
Sherry at  Back2Vintage.
It included a lovely Nippon creamer,  two glass bobeches,  a White Sewing Machine trade card, a lovely embroidered doily,  two magnets,  a piece of calligraphy,  pictures and  a friendship poem.  If you love Vintage (and who doesn’t), you owe it to yourself to pay a visit to Sherry.  She is a real sweetie!

I’m happy because Donna at Funky Junk Interiors featured my Round Top Eye Candy  on her Facebook page.

I’ m happy because At the Picket Fence featured my Quebec City Halloween on their Facebook page.

I’m happy because Martina of  Northern Nesting    
Zuni   of Chickadee Home Nes

 Both awarded me The Versatile Blogger Away.   These ladies are awesome bloggers and I hope you will pay each a visit!

Thank you all.    I appreciate you!

I’m happy  and really doing a Happy Dance because we sold our Mom’s house and it closed!!!

 Until next time,  Honey

Cloche and Cozy

With the weather a little cooler now, it was time to put out a beautiful, soft white throw I purchased at Homegoods.  It’s cozy soft and a good choice before going heavier in the winter:

 Up close so you can see it better:

 For a change on a small  round table.  I used a vintage crocheted piece, an antique book, some nice smelling sprigs of eucalyptus, and three mercury glass gourds with one under cloche.

Throw  from Homegoods    $19.99
Set of three gourds  from Wisteria – 1/3 off and Free Shipping

Until next time, Honey

Happily linking to:

Nifty, Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Show and Tell at My Romantic Home
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Met Monday at  Between Naps on the Porch 

Pumpkin Basket Challenge

This container garden was in a gardening magazine, but  I  don’t know which one.  The credit says it was created by VHS New York.

This is my version, created a couple of weeks ago.  It's  not  as "garden-y" as the picture above,   but  this is what I had on hand.

Happy Halloween!

Until next time, Honey

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Special Edition #4

Grab a cup of coffee and  relax while you  read this issue of Sunday Special Edition.  It’s chocked full of creative ideas!

Or perhaps you would like to have a cup of tea of the Porch with Lynne of  Lynne’s Gifts From the Heart!

Maybe we could all meet at Sue’s Ordinary Miracles  in her 
new Outdoor Kitchen (sigh)!

Visit with Carol at the Polka Dot Closet and see her adorable pink stool  with French graphics of course.

The always delightful Olive at Olive Out shows off her photography skills and a vignette featuring Mr. Smirk and Clovis.

What a treat to sit down a Christine of Christine’s Home and  Travel Adventures Halloween Table!

Have a cupcake at Barb’s of Barb’s Good Life  Halloween Cupcake Table.


Kim of Savvy Southern Style is an artist  with her paintbrush, giving her fabulous French bench a fabulous new do!

Katie of  Wildwood Creek  gives  her curvy French  coffee table a  fresh new paint job!

Courtney at The Apprentice Extrovert recovers a chair that is an extrovert too!

The Polka Dot Bungalow  gives us a tutorial  on making the cutest fabric pumpkins!

If you were featured today, please  feel free to grab the feature button on the sidebar!

I hope that you will visit these terrific features, leave some comments and maybe even make a new friend.

  Have a Happy Sunday
and a Great  Week!

Until  next time, Honey

Friday, October 28, 2011

Potpourri Party #9

Welcome to another Potpourri Friday!  Every week you delight me with your participation and beautiful inspiration.

This week has been a busy one for me as it surely has been for you.  If you missed some of my posts this week, here is a preview using two of my new “antique” pieces.

Fall mantle is done with a  antique Demijohn.

Fall centerpiece features an antique Dough Bowl.

 Now for  a Potpourri of Inspiration from last week!  It you have missed these features, please visit these ladies and    leave a comment saying I sent you.  You will be glad you did.

Marianne at Country Glamour Home invites us into her spooky-glam home with Halloween décor!

 Speaking of glamour,  Rita May  of May Days creates a sparkling vignette with silver and branches!

Tricia at Zoom In   does a French table, with all the right curves and detail, in Pink  for   a  showcase  house!

  Want a fresh idea on how to hang a ladder? Hilary at Old House, True Love  hangs hers from the ceiling!

Aimee at It’s Overflowing!  remakes a chandelier with spray paint!

Shari at Turnstyle Vogue Designs  paints a beautiful buffet Riverbed Style.

wooden tray

Sue and Sullivan and Murphy  shows off her incredible style with a lovely vignette featuring a new Demijohn!

Becky at Beyond the Picket Fence show us how to create a sofa table from scrap fence material!

The Mother-Daughter team at
Cottage and Broom will excite you with the beautiful sunset pictures.

Thanks to all who participated last week.  If you were featured, please feel free to grab the Featured  Button on the sidebar!

Thank you all !  I really appreciate you!
Look for another issue of Sunday Special Edition this week.  Warning:  it may be a jumbo sized edition!
Please Read the Party Guidelines:
1.  Be a  friend and follower of  2805 via Google Connect.   If you have become a follower of 2805 and have not received a follow back,  please email me.

2.  Please post the Party Button, located on  the sidebar, or a text  link back in the body of your post so that  others can join in the Party Fun.  I have often found new parties, thus making new friends,  when I saw a party link on a blog post.  You must have a workable link back to this party or my workable party button in your post.   Posts that  list party link on a separate page  are not acceptable.  If you find your link deleted then  a link back to this party was not in your post.  Just add a link  to your post and try again.  If you need help, just ask.

3.  Since Potpourri is a mixture or assortment, you may link up your creative posts on décor, gardening,  DIY projects,  crafts,  recipes,  thrifty finds,  or photography, etc.  Potpourri is a mixture or assortment.

4.  Please link the url of the specific post which you are linking, not the url for your blog.  If you need help, please ask.

5.  Please turn off your Word Verification.  You may not even realize you have it on and word verification can actually be a deterrent to you receiving comments.  Google does a very good job of catching spam.   Go to Settings, Click on Comments, Go to Show Word Verification?  Check “No” and Save.  Plus it’s easy for the reader to navigate away from your blog without the comment posting.

6.  Please:  No advertising or etsy shops.

7.  Please stay a while, visit other guests,  just as you would at any other party, leave some comment love (we all love comments, don’t ? )  This is a great place to make new friends!

Hope you will come back next week and
Bring a Friend!

Until next time, Honey
Linking to:

PhotobucketInspiration Friday Graphic1

 Feathered Nest Friday

link up every friday 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dough Bowl Centerpiece

On our Round Top expedition, my sister and I were both interested in finding antique dough bowls.  I realized now that I should have taken pictures before filling it with Fall bounty.

  It has beautiful patina, wonderful wormholes and cracks, and feet on each end that are worn from use.  I always wonder about the stories behind my antique and vintage purchases. 

This bowl is large so perhaps it was used to make bread for the whole week.  Or maybe it belonged to a small bakery.

Raffia was used to pad the bottom of the bowl and fill the spaces between the pumpkins and gourds.

I used antler sheds and sprigs of eucalyptus.

And carefully placed three candles in glass containers.

"Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity;
but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance.  What man can stand with autumn
on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling
hills that reach to the far horizon?”
-   Hal Borland

Thank you  Donna of Funky Junk Interiors  for featuring my  Round Top Eye Candy  post on your Facebook Page and your Pinterest Page!

Until next time, Honey

Linking to:

Open House at No Minimalist Here


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