Simple Sunday

Welcome friends, I am so happy you are here.This week I’m showing you a little St. Patrick’s Day decor in my kitchen.

I won this adorable green vintage inspired post box from Tania at Little Vintage Cottage back in December.  She had a contest on her blog sponsored by Bits of Vintage to give away a vintage inspired post box to one lucky reader who turned out to be me.  I was beyond thrilled to be the winner and this is the first chance I’ve had to use it.

Since it is almost St. Patrick’s day I decided to use the post box to create a little vignette of sorts.  I started with a little greenery.

Then I clipped a pretty green bird in the greenery.

Next, I tied on a vintage style shamrock with some twine.

What self-respecting St. Patrick’s Day vignette would be complete without a leprechaun?

Thank you for joining me today.

Simple Sunday-4

Welcome to Simple Sunday.

I’ve wanted to create a Fairy Garden for a couple of years.  So when Dollar Tree had most of the Fairy Garden supplies I needed it was a sign that the time was right.  My Dollar Tree didn’t have all the pieces I wanted including a fairy, so a trip to a larger Dollar Tree near me is in order.  Today is just a miniature preview.

A white pedestal from my stash serves as a base.  I covered it with moss.

My granddaughter picked out this house.  We actually bought two houses.

A path made of white rocks leads to the Fairy house front door.

A sweet little bench is a perfect place for a Fairy to rest.

The gnomes are on guard until the Fairy comes home.

Gnomes are protectors

and good luck charms.

vintage fascination no. 114

Welcome to the 114th edition of Vintage Fascination.  When you read this post I will be in South Florida visiting my younger daughter.

I didn’t do a lot of thrifting last week since I was getting ready for my venture south; however, I have a few things to share.

This wooden bowl marked “Made in Occupied Japan” was a surprise find last week.  It is from the late 1940’s.  It has a small crack on the side but it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

The items designated as “made in occupied Japan” were exports.

All packaged together was a sweet little tea set with a pine cone motif.  It was a bit of a mystery purchase because I couldn’t tell what pieces were in the package until I got it home and opened it.  Several pieces of the pretty little tea set are missing but it was just too pretty to pass up.

(Replacements.com)

The remaining pieces of the tea set include teapot, creamer, sugar bowl with cover, four teacups, and three saucers. There is a larger plate has a repair.  Manufactured by Grantcrest of Japan this is a charming mid-20th-century toy tea set.

I walked away from this pretty hand embroidered dresser scarf (table runner) with crocheted blue edging because it had a hole near the middle.  Then I went back and grabbed it since a cute centerpiece or bowl would cover the little hole.  It has flower pots embroidered on it giving it a kind of outdoor vibe.  So I am going to use it on the table on my deck.

An adorable double handled baby cup was sitting right next to the Grantcrest toy tea set.  It was less than a dollar so you can see that I couldn’t pass it up.  Besides a new collection is beginning to take shape.

It is Kirk Stieff pewter with a cow jumping over the moon on the bottom and clouds and stars on the side.  So sweet!

Thanks for joining me today.  Hoping the sun comes out soon here.

Simple Sunday – 3

My friend Donna from Distressed Donna Down Home has a series she calls “Quickies” that she posts on Sunday.  It gave me the inspiration to start a similar series called “Simple Sunday”.

My first Simple Sunday post is a quick and easy project that takes just a few minutes ~ a super easy Valentine wreath.

Remember the set of three wreaths from my stash?  I used the middle size heart to make this Valentine wreath leaving me with the large and small hearts.

They were on my breakfast room table one inside the other waiting to re-enter the stash when inspiration struck.

I went to my ribbon supply to see what I had to tie the two wreaths together and make a hanger.  The stash produced a little spool of cotton tape with red stripes that I got for $1 at Target in Bullseye’s Playground.

The inside of my front door was looking a bit forlorn since all the Christmas decor came down so a Valentine wreath is just what it needed.  Once I saw it hanging on the door it seemed a little too simple so a few vintage inspired valentines made it so much more fun.  My granddaughters actually squealed when they saw it.

Thank you for dropping by today.

snickerdoodle create~bake~make link party #169

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Easy Thrift Store Chair Makeover

Just Measuring Up

Recipe Feature:

Italian Pepperoni Roll-ups

My Suburban Kitchen 

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Shirt Pillow

The Apple Street Cottage

Vintage Feature:

Shades of White Winter Mantel 2017

Timeless Treasures

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Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Simply Stacie

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happy valentine’s day 2017

I did not decorate much for Valentine’s Day this year so I wanted to share a few photos from the past.

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

at 8:00 am est thursday, february 16th, we would love to see you there!

Comments

  1. Jill of Vintage & Co. says:

    Lovely, Sharon! The mantle looks just right. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day, whatever you do.

    reply
  2. Marilyn says:

    Everything is beautiful. Happy St. Valentines Day!
    Marilyn

    reply
  3. Karen says:

    God bless! Happy Valentine’s Day.

    reply
  4. Cecilia says:

    Love the kittens valentine but it all looks very sweet. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

    reply

I love to hear what you think.

vintage fascination no. 113

Welcome back to another edition of Vintage Fascination.

My daughter and I did a bit of thrifting last week and I want to show you what we found.

This wicker briefcase is from the 1960’s.  It has a leather handle and a leather strip across the bottom with little brass feet.  It has brass locks, but unfortunately, there isn’t a key.

It is a very charming vintage piece.  The label reads Formez.

Yes, I found this thermos twice before.  One I sold and the other is in my collection but I bought this one anyway.  For now, there are two in my collection since they make such cute twins.

A Oneida Georgian Scroll silver-plate water pitcher was just sitting there on the shelf.  I picked it up and put it back, I picked it up I put it back.  Ok, you get the picture I was a little undecided.  Finally, I put it in my cart.  Then I decided to put it back on the shelf went around the corner changed my mind again and bought it.  Now I’m, glad I did.

I can’t believe that I found another Florida souvenir plate. This one is in vibrant colors with flowers and fruits on the border with little scenes from Florida.  The scenes are Cypress Gardens (now closed due to flood damage near Winter Haven), Silver Springs (State Park near Ocala), Singing Tower (Bok Tower Gardens – National Historic Site near Lake Whales), Marine Studios (Marineland near St. Augustine), Sunshine Skyway (Tampa Bay Bridge)and Miami Beach.  A couple of these I’ve never heard of so I did a bit of research and noted where they are in Florida.

Jewelry boxes that I find at the thrift store normally aren’t as nice as this one  The inside is pristine but the finish is dark and chipped.

So a paint makeover is definitely in order.  It is large with lots of storage even little side doors for necklaces.  Now I just have to keep my daughter from claiming it.

Thanks for visiting today.

simple sunday

My friend Donna from Distressed Donna Down Home has a series she calls “Quickies” that she posts on Sunday.  It gave me the inspiration to start a similar series called “Simple Sunday”.

My first Simple Sunday post is a quick and easy project that takes just a few minutes ~ a super easy Valentine wreath.

Remember the set of three wreaths from my stash?  I used the middle size heart to make this Valentine wreath leaving me with the large and small hearts.

They were on my breakfast room table one inside the other waiting to re-enter the stash when inspiration struck.

I went to my ribbon supply to see what I had to tie the two wreaths together and make a hanger.  The stash produced a little spool of cotton tape with red stripes that I got for $1 at Target in Bullseye’s Playground.

The inside of my front door was looking a bit forlorn since all the Christmas decor came down so a Valentine wreath is just what it needed.  Once I saw it hanging on the door it seemed a little too simple so a few vintage inspired valentines made it so much more fun.  My granddaughters actually squealed when they saw it.

Thank you for dropping by today.

snickerdoodle create~bake~make link party #167

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Laurie
My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
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$100 Room Challange Big Reveal

Simple Nature Decor

Recipe Feature:

Homemade Garlic French Bread

Thinking Outside the Pot

Sewing Feature:

Retro Patchwork Bedspread Into A Snuggly

Throw and Bag

Sum of Their Stories

Vintage Feature:

Valentine Tree

Penny’s Vintage Home

Most Clicked:

January Thrift Polish Share

A Vintage Green

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snickerdoodle create~bake~make link party #166

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Link Party! We’re happy to have you join us and we can’t wait to see what you share with us.  Be sure to look at our Features and join the party!

Please follow your hosts on one or more Social Media Platforms.

Sharon
The Blue Willow House
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Beverly and Gloria
Across the Blvd
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)

Laurie
My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
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Donna
Two Chicks and a Mom
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 Twitter / FB / Instagram)

Please let us know you’re following from Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make. We’d love to follow you back!

We’re happy to announce that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all four blogs, you’ll find the co-hosts’ selections for featured posts in the following categories: Crafts/DIY, Recipes, and Crocheting/Sewing. I pick at least one post in the Vintage category each week.  We will each include the Most Clicked as featured post as well. In addition, you may find other posts being featured, too.

While you’re here, we’d love for you to grab our party button.

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Follow all the co-hosts on Pinterest and then send an email request to join the board to acrosstheblvd@gmail.com. Please include a link to your Pinterest Profile as well as the name of your blog.

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DIY Feature:

A Privacy Fence Room Divide ~ Covering Up an Outside Eye Sore

Grandma’s House DIY

Recipe Feature:

Banana Pepper and Tomato Baked Chicken

Strength and Sunshine

Sewing Feature:

Almost No-Sew Fleece Pillow

The Boondocks Blog

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Reupholstered Vintage Diner Set

Gluesticks

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Toffee Coffee Cake

Living on Cloud Nine

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