Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Touch Of Vintage

Hasn't this week been fun with all the blog parties??? It's so inspiring to see all the great projects everyone has done. It's amazing how creative you all can be with a little paint and a drop cloth and a few accessories to remake your outdoor spaces!

If you haven't heard, I'm all about getting out the pretty things I have and using them more often. I encourage  you ladies to do the same! Enjoy what you have. If you have kids, teach them to enjoy and take care of them too!

A few days ago my favorite place to sit and enjoy the outdoors looked like this after sprucing it up with a drop cloth curtain, new candle chandelier and some painted pots with new seasonal flowers. I love sitting in this shady spot on these warm southern summer evenings or in the morning before it gets too warm.

 

Since there's going to be A Vintage Summer party tonight over at Common Ground   and A Shabby Cottage Summer party at French Country Cottage, I was inspired to bring out a few of my pretty vintage things.





 

This glass pitcher was my grandmothers, probably from the 1940's, but I'm just guessing.






















The glass is vintage, too... many of you know it's called "Boopie" and was made by Anchor Hocking and was popular in the 1950's and 60's.  The white napkin was a Goodwill find.


Now, I know the handmade throw/tablecloth was my grandmother's, but I'm not sure if she made it. She made some pretty amazing things, which I've shared with you before. You can see them HERE if you missed the post. I'm going to have to ask my sister if she knows who made this beauty. She has a good memory for remembering all the details of our family history. The pillow isn't vintage...it's from HomeGoods.








The large embroidered doily that covers the table was given to me by my mother in law.

Here's how the patio looks with a few vintage touches.






Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed seeing my vintage touches on my patio. 
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I hope everyone has a blast at the parties tonight!

Pam







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31 comments:

  1. So pretty Pam! I am with ya, I have taught my boys from early on not to touch stuff...I never said NO, I would just politely move them and divert them. They never broke a thing in the house. Gals would come over during play groups and say How could you have all these pretties out and your kids not touch them. Easy, I taught them not to:)

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  2. Pam, love the little pillow, Your space looks so private and relaxing.. Great job...

    Pattie

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  3. Very pretty! I love the vintage touches. Isn't it amazing how talented our Grandparents generation was? Whether she made it or not, it's still a beauty!

    Have a great week.
    Pam

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  4. So pretty! I love the vintage look and would enjoy that limeade so much. You have done a wonderful job making this a very cozy spot. I love your family treasures too!

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  5. such a pretty relaxing little slice of life~

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  6. Love the tea pitcher and glass. It's wonderful that you kept your family treasures. ♥olive

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  7. What a lovely and relaxing space you have, Pam. Thanks for sharing and for your visit. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. Oh, every single thing you have shown us here is absolutely lovely! Your porch area is just so inviting! Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing at TTF today and have a wonderful afternoon!

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  9. Pam, I LOVE all your vintage things! LOVE the Boopie glassware! I have some with a gold rim on top that belonged to my mom. Your patio looks great, and I would be there all day I think! And yes, I will be wearing pearls with the dress, lol!!

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  10. This is all so beautiful, Pam. I just love the vintage look and your vintage accessories add to the prettiness. BTW, if you have a chance to look at my wedding post, please do so. I wanted to link to your party but I was unable to get it ready on time cause my kids and grandkids were here visiting....Christine

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  11. So warm and inviting Pam!! Just beautiful!

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  12. Coming to enjoy a cold glass and a moment of relaxation. Fabulous space!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  13. What a lovely patio...it looks so inviting! Great job!

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  14. Hey Pam! What a cool, refreshing spot to relax! I could just curl up there with a good book all day long! Having a blast at the Block Party!!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  15. All of your vintage touches are just beautiful! What a wonderful place to enjoy the summer nights. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  16. Love all of your vintage touches! I agree, I never put things up out of hands reach when my children were little. They were use to it and just knew some things were to play with and some were too special. Still doing the same with the grandies.

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  17. What a pretty and relaxing space you have created. The crochet piece is amazing!!

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  18. Really love the white Peruvian lilies - they're a little harder to find than the other colors, and go really well with your vintage treasures.

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  19. What a great spot and I love it filled with all those vintage treasures!

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  20. Your patio looks awesome~ I love all the vintage touches!

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  21. How beautiful your lil space is.

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  22. Pam,
    This is a great space. I love the afghan and the pitcher! So nice you have both of those. It looks very cool and peaceful in that spot. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  23. I love the vintage touches you have added to your porch. It looks so inviting; I would love to spend some time there!

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  24. absolutely beautiful, great place to spend the day!

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  25. Such a beautiful outdoor area. I love all of the linens you have used. So nice to visit your home.

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  26. Wish I was there right now - so relaxing! Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Popping over to say hello for the "Blog Party"! this is a gorgeous setting - loving your patio area surrounded by gardens! i host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have you come by to peek around or even link up?!? hope to see you sometime! xoox, tracie

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  28. I love these vintage touches. You have some beautiful handwork here. Such a treasure. Thanks for showing us this. Ginger :)

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  29. I would love to put this under my own deck! Question? How do you keep the area dry? Our deck doesn't have the under-decking to stop water from draining below to the patio?

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  30. Karen, you have "no reply blogger" checked on your settings so I couldn't respond by email. Things don't stay dry under the deck. I would love to install a fan and a make the area waterproof, but it's way down on the project list. If I know we are going to have a rainstorm I bring in the cushion, otherwise if it gets wet, I just prop it up to dry. The green pillows are made of outdoor fabric so they can get wet. I bring in everything else. Regarding the candles...I cover the Mason Jars with a Mason Jar screw on lid before I go in.

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