Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Found Treasures and Ever Changing Decor...


This weekend my mom and I enjoyed a lovely Sunday afternoon shopping our favorite antique stores!  I had no problem at all finding a few treasures to spend my newly acquired birthday money on!  I've had my eye on these gorgeous paper Paris Souvenir pendants.  I shared this photo on my Facebook page earlier in the week. These will be made into buntings...one for myself and a couple more to share!


I fell in love with this framed sheet music cover page from 1919.  Such a sweet image with beautiful colors...it has a new home in my little creative space.


Last but not least, this pretty little painting of yellow roses and a wonderfully weathered old door.  I was drawn to the painting and knew I had to have it for our front room where we have a chaise lounge slip-covered in a soft yellow rose fabric.  I knew the painting was much too small for the bare wall I wanted it for and I had been thinking that I wanted a door there.  My mom spotted this one and convinced me that the color and patina was just right.  Here is a look back at changes this cozy little corner has been through.


Last spring I shared the beginnings of the front room makeover.  I brought home this cushy chaise lounge, purchased from a friend and I painted the pretty ornate frame that hangs above in Versailles Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan.

When I started putting together my creative space on the opposite side of the room, I stole the frame for another project, my inspiration board.  Other priorities superseded decorating this little corner of the room, and for months the wall was bare.

 

Earlier this year, I painted a shabby pink door.  Although I did love the idea of a door on this wall, this one was just too small, and not quite the look I wanted for this space.  It went to the shop and then home with a happy customer.


Which brings us to today... A new-to-me, old, weathered lovely door.  What a fabulous birthday gift!  On this day it showcases a pretty oil painting of yellow roses.  I imagine that I will have fun changing up the look from time to time.  An old English porcelain house number would be charming, and perhaps a dried lavender wreath!  
Oh the possibilities!

Today I pray that you are happy, full of peace and feeling blessed.  
Thank you so much for visiting me.

Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda



Sharing with these fun parties:

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Silver Pennies Sundays at Silver Pennies

10 comments:

  1. Amanda, it looks perfect. I love the patina, your mom was right in convincing you to take that one home. I love it when I find a painting to take home. Something about someones art that almost gives you automatic history.A story that you don't know but feel connected to. Your home is so sweet. Just found you through Trans. Thurs. Blessings! Wanda

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  2. Just gorgeous, Amanda. What a sweet post- xo Diana

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  3. What a perfect place for your new-old door in your home.

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  4. GORGEOUS AND JUST RIGHT FOR YOUR ROOM! SO FUN TO WATCH THE ROOM EVOLVE! I hope to get over your way in the next few months! Can't wait to go to the Camas Antique Shop!
    Hearts!
    Betsy

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  5. It's the perfect addition for your corner!

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  6. That shabby pink door stopped me in my tracks! Wow! Your found some beautiful things to take home with you. I went shopping at the Scott Antique Market last week-end and it so hard to decide what to buy - antique overload! Love your blog - I am going to be your newest follower!

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  7. the pink door!!!! so lovely and divine!

    stop by when you have a moment for eye candy and lovely, we'd love to have you. http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

    smiles and peace to you.

    michele

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  8. Perfect! The color, patina, hardware, rose painting - it all goes perfectly in that corner with your beautiful chaise! Happy Birthday and I'm glad you found some goodies for yourself! Hugs, Leena

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  9. I love all the transformations that corner has seen, but I do like your latest one the best! The door and painting are perfect. I think it will look great with a number and the wreath too. I love antique shopping! You found a lot of great stuff. I can never find doors or paintings though...P.S. I gave you a little shout out on my blog for all your help with my Annie Sloan chalk paint questions! I so appreciate all your help!! Have a wonderful weekend. ~ Jamie

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