Monday, January 17, 2011

Shabby Decor, A la Nada!

This is the year of me giving my house some sweet vintage love.

I’m always quoting to myself that old saying about ‘the cobbler’s kids are the last to have shoes’.
That’s been the unfortunate story of my house.

But hey, I’m not all to blame – moving 3 times in 3 years may have something to do with it. (thanks Uncle Sam…)

Last week I posted a little blog about some Frenchy-fied mirrors that I finally painted for our bedroom. I was also pretty proud of the fact that that little décor only cost me @ $54 (compared to the $450 that Anthropologie wanted).

This week I moved down to the living room and the best part of this reveal is that the total re-do tally is $0 !!! Zip. Nada. No dollars. Woohoo!

Here’s how it goes…

I found this set of plates for free.





Yep, free.

It’s a good thing that my friend Britney wasn’t with me, or there just may have been a cat fight over these. No, not really. Brit and I are both southern sweeties.

Fighting = gross.


I’ve tried like crazy to look up some info on these. They are English and the maker’s mark is very clear, but I can’t find much of anything on them – even on English sites. Hmmmm….



All I know is they were FREE and they are adorable = score.


Part II…

I have a monster collection of old frames, all waiting to be loved again. My husband is developing a twitch every time I come home with a new one, so I’m really trying to find homes for each of them lately.

I pulled this one out of the pile…




A hammer and a few nails later, and I have some sweet shabby living room décor…


LOVE it!

Now I’m onto the bazillion things I have to conquer this week…mailing orders, booking flights for EUROPE (extreme excitement), prepping items for auction, updating the website, and let’s not forget that I’m a MOM and WIFE. Oh my.

No wonder I don’t get to blogging as often as I would like…

Check out the new shop & have a blessed week!
As always, thanks for tuning in!

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14 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

LOVE how you are displaying those gorgeous plates in that great old frame! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wanted to become your newest follower but I don't see a follower list. Will you be putting one up?
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

LV said...

Those are neat plates. The way you are displaying them is a great idea. They look really nice.

Jennifer Dawn said...

Great finds! Thanks for stopping by my little blog the other day...I'm so glad you did because it lead me to your lovely corner of the world.

Ann said...

Free is good!!! They look great in the frame!

Tammy said...

Beautiful free plates and you did an excellent job framing them in the vintage frame.

Anna said...

Great project!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Great finds! Love the idea of framing the plates.

Happy VTT,
Sally

Sarita said...

I adore those plates! So cute!

Sarita said...

I adore those plates! So cute!

We live in the said...

Crafty gal, you! Those plates are beautiful, love the colors, the design, everything about them. The way you've displayed them is wonderful, you can admire them every day...I like that.
Going to Europe...a little green with envy here. We here headed to Europe in August when Dave got the news he had cancer. Life changed for us but we're hoping to still make Europe again...one day soon.
Thanks for visiting Thistle Cove Farm, it brought me back here.

Mom Walds Place said...

NO WAY were those plates free! Lucky you!

Debra@Common Ground said...

fun way to show off your darling plates! So glad you linked up to VIF!
xo,
Debra

Shiree said...

WOW your plates look terrific like that, what a superb idea!!

Honey at 2805 said...

What a beautiful blog! Love those plates and at that price, hey, you can't go wrong! :)

Thanks for dropping by, and you better bet that I'm following you too!

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