Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thanks everyone for your input...

I love this place called blogland... I ask for advice and I get it! Everyone had such great ideas, I really appreciate them all! So today I thought I would clean off the porch and let you see the rest of it and what I decided to do with the bag. I took down the chalkboard and moved it to the back entrance where we can all see the msg. Give Thanks everyday when we come in the house. When I went in search of our Thanksgiving decorations this week I found a framed vintage postcard (enlarged) so I hotglued some brown velvet ribbon on the back and hung it from the nail, then covered said nail with a little vintage bling! waa laa. Then I moved the rosette over to the side of the bag and swept the porch so I could show you the whole thing! another waa laa (that one is for the fact that I swept the porch!)
Here is a better shot of the door with the white tables on each side...
You can't see this bench in the first pic. because the scarecrow covers it up, it's hard to get a good shot of it without taking a pic into my neighbors window but I wanted to show you the blanket I found this summer for 3.00... can you believe it? I love it!
This is the other side of the door, I need to put a candle on that candle stick... to quick to snap a pic I guess! I made the cone out of an old screen last year and it is hanging from an old sconce, the hydrangeas must have blown out of it... why do I not notice these things before I take the picture? ugh.
I worked inside the house too, I brought this table in from the patio area and I love it in the dining room but more importantly I wanted to show you the deer doily, my Bushie (grandmother) made it! My mom gave it to me years ago and just today I finally put it on a background so we could really see all of the detail in the deer. Even more amazing... my mom told me that Bushie never bought or followed the patterns, she eyeballed the whole thing! It is really lovely and I love it on the grey wool background. I stretched a sweater onto foam board and hot glued it in place then pinned the doily on. I'm sorry, I'm gushing a little but I think it's beautiful, made even more so because she made it!
This is what I started my day working on. I made this burlap cone last year too, right about this time but I left it plain. So this morning I added a rosette that I made out of wide velvet ribbon and then added some vintage millinery leaves and vintage cotton crocheted trim. Here it is with a few greens that I picked out of the apple bag for the pics...
Here it is with a few more greens and a sewn and stuffed paper santa that I made years ago, I couldn't believe it when I looked on the back and saw the date 2005... where does the time go?
A close up of the rosette and lace, I really am on a rosette kick these days but now I gotta buy some more velvet ribbon cuz they make beautiful rosettes!
That's not all folks, I have been making tags, small paper cones, a wool and paper santa and more, just didn't get pics of everything so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your weekend is wonderful! Theresa xoxo
p.s. thanks again for your help! xoxo


  1. It all looks lovely. I really love the fact you have such a beautiful keepsake of your g-mother's. Anything done by a lady'a hand is twice as beautiful.

  2. Theresa,

    You are as busy as the little bee in my roses this morning. It looks so warm and inviting.

    Put on some cocoa, I'll be right over!


  3. Beautiful! Love your chandelier and light fixtures! You have done such a nice job and added some beautiful sentimental items! Thanks for sharing your photos!


  4. Girl you are full of wonderful ideas and lovely decor. I have really missed checking in with you and seeing what you have been up to.
    I need to get out and change my decor on the front porch to more fallish instead of so halloweeny.
    You give me inspiration to try new things and look at things in a new way.
    So as you are thanking all of us in blogland, I in turn thank you.
    Have a great weekend

  5. Thanks for the tour! The porch is so inviting....looks like a great place to sit and visit.
    I love the doily your grandmother made!! Amazing that she eyeballed the piece. I can see you inherited her talent.
    Love the burlap cones too! You make the prettiest rosettes.
    Hope you're having a good weekend.

  6. Hi Theresa!
    Your porch and bench are so pretty. It all looks so welcoming and yes, I love the blanket!
    The rosette moved to the side looks great. Everything looks great!

    How about a tutorial on the burlap cone. I love it.


  7. Can I come over for some hot tea! Everything looks wonderful!

  8. You really have a decorators eye! So glad I found you, Marcia

  9. Looks awesome!!! Love the velvet rosette!!! The whole porch looks so good, warm and inviting, love it!!!
    Margaret B

  10. I love your velvet rosette, and the lovely vignettes on your entry way. I think Michigan people are very creative!

  11. Oh, so pretty! Thanks for the eye candy. Love your house!

  12. Hey there Theresa! The rosette looks great moved to the side! I love the burlap cone! The greens with the Santa look really good. And of course your velvet rosette is so pretty. I love the warm color of the brown. You are motivating me to get going!! LOL I think you did get your talent from Bushie!! Love what you did with that too. Making it very simple behind it! XO Fran.

  13. I was going to say I would like to have coffee with you on the porch, but girl you have been drinking way to much coffee!! You have been busy and it looks great! I am such an outdoor decor slug! I have got to get something out there!!!

    Carol PS thanks for the the tip, you may have saved me from burning down my house! LOL I am going to do that next time!!

  14. Theresa - Everything looks so nice! Great job! The deer doily really is amazing. I can't believe she did not use a pattern. That is just a lovely photo there with all your goodies! I love the white tables on the front porch and all the fun items. I say add a rosette to everything! It looks fantastic. I agree...paper cone tutorial is needed. I can never get the burlap on without a struggle. Would love to see how you did yours. So pretty!

  15. I didn't see your 'before' porch, but it looks lovely now. Porches are just plain fun to spend time on.
    I love Bushies deer and your burlap cone.

  16. I could write you a book on all things I wanted to comment on. My gosh it all looks so wonderful from the door display to the deer wall hanging. May I add that 5th pic looks like a page from JDL. Beautiful and with that precious family herloom it doesn't get any better!
    Love your rosette creations really makes everything look even more special.

    Hope you have a good week! boy they fly by fast!

  17. Hi Theresa,
    Everything looks absolutely beautiful. Your grandmother's deer doily is spectacular! Gosh, the women in the past were so darn creative! I love your porch, and the chandie you made using the old screen is so great!
    Fabulous job!
    Thank you so much for always leaving such warm and lovely comments on my blog, it always means so much to me!
    Have a great day.

  18. Everything looks wonderful, glad I stopped by to visit! I realy like your veterans' tribute too...we owe them so much, don't we?
    Have a great weekend...:)


  19. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I love your blog. I'm excited to follow it. It's absolutely beautiful. Have a great day! :)

  20. Found my way here via Hummadeedledee (I don't care if you are a "copycat" ;)...I'm LOVING your blog! *said totally tongue in cheek of course*) & your front porch is adorable!

    I love your blog so much that I'm your newest follower!


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo