Saturday, September 25, 2010

Creating Vintage Charm's Launch Party!!

Hello everyone, today I am joining Sonia at Creating Vintage Charm for her "Creating Vintage Charm" Launch Party, for her brand new magazine that is now available for purchase...just click HERE to take you to her blog.

Creating Vintage Charm for me, is creating a romantic, vintage style feel in my home. I love taking vintage items, whether it be a piece of furniture, dishes, fabrics, shelves, etc... and fixing and painting them up, or sewing items into some of the pillows that I offer up on Ebay or use in my home.

Below are some photos that I have taken of my most favorite room, my dining room, that I have filled with lots of wonderful vintage items...

And here are a couple of photos taken of our bathroom...even in the bathroom you can display pretty vintage china pieces to help give it that soft romantic vintage charm.

Don't have a fireplace in your home? No problem...just place a vintage fireplace surround against the wall and cover the opening with some lovely vintage lace or fabric, and top it off with either an overmantle, which I have done, or a beautiful vintage mirror, and tah dah :)

You can even create a romantic vintage feel on your porch or deck simply by bringing out some of your vintage items to decorate with, as I have done on my porch....some of you may remember this photo that I took for a past Teacup Tuesday post :)

And don't forget to make your guests feel welcome by creating a wonderful vintage feel in your I have a beautiful vintage Victorian bed, which I painted a Linen White; dressed it with lovely soft bedding, vintage rose pillows, and Vintage tray.

Now, here's my cat Max, who just happens to be 8 years old today, so, I guess you could say he is vintage, as they do say that for every cat year it equals 7 human years, so, you do the math, LOL :) Happy Birthday Max!!!

Thank you for stopping by :) Please be sure to click on the Link on my sidebar to take you to the other lovely blogs that are participating in this fabulous Vintage Cottage Charm Party!


Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hi Brenda,

wow you have an amazing collection, so much to look at in every room, my favorite is the guest room, you have a beautiful everything...oh and Happy Birthday Max/


Kim said...

Brenda, I still can't get over just how fabulously gorgeous your home is. You've done such a wonderful job decorating and filling your home with all of your beautiful collections and it looks so warm and inviting. Definately worthy of a few magazine features in my opinion and I'm sure others would say the same. Seeing your beautiful home makes me want to move right in and live in the charming home you've created for yourself and your family.

ShirleyC said...

I could just sit and stare at every picture. Everything is so pretty and serene.
I posted my bedroom makeover I did 2 years ago, but I added the painting I won from Erin at the Painted Garden, if you want to take a peak. I'm still collecting things. I just don't buy it unless it is something I really want and like.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Wow Brenda ~
Your home is absolutely
gorgeous !! I love each
and every room ~
Thank you for sharing
with us :)

Connie said...

You have a home to die for, sugar!! I can't think of one thing I don't like about the rooms. Just lovely! Happy pink saturday,

A Cottage Muse said...

Everything looks wonderful ~ I am in love with the headboard in the guest room!!

Mari said...




Sherry said...

What a beautiful cottage style you have. I love the fireplace trick and I have been wanting to try that myself. But, hubby is holding out to put in a gas fireplace. If I find a mantel though...I am dragging it home! LOL

Pretty Pink Cherub said...

Just breath taking!!!! Love your beautiful home and style!!! Gives so much inspiration and a sense of sweet tranquility to visit your blog!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!

Susan said...

You have done a great job creating an appealing and beautiful romantic home! Your home should be featured in Victoria Magazine. Susan

rosarod said...

Hi Brenda, Your home is beautiful! you have so many beautiful things and treasures to enjoy, with which precisicion fix everything for you is so good, thanks for sharing with your fans. Rose Marie blessings

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Brenda,
What a beautiful home filled with treasures. I admire your bravery for painting antique furniture. I'm afraid I haven't been able to make myself try that yet. I think if I found the right piece though ...I could do it. Thanks for the inspiration and enjoy your day!
Maura :)

Bella said...

Hi Brenda... A very charming tour, thanks for taking me along:-) I loved seeing into your china cabinet and getting to see your beautiful collection! Your porch seating is always so beautiful too:-) I have been hunting for a faux fireplace (no luck so far)It is on the top of my fall to find list:-)
Have a great weekend!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

All of your rooms are so pretty! You have really done a great job decorating with such vintage detail!~Hugs, Patti

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Brenda!

Oh, I am drooling over these pictures. Just beautiful! Never thought to put a manneqin in the dining room! Yours is gorgeous. Okay,I am going to put it in mine then. don't have room in my bedroom. I had seen one of those display pieces that you have your vintage linens on, in the goodwill store. It was 2.99. I walked away to "think" about it for 5 min. I came back and it was already in someone's cart :( Your cat is so cute. His coat is beautiful.


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

LOVE your blog, this post and Etsy shop! Just bought 2 darling Christmas Stockings! Your home is beautiful! I LOVE all the "Vintage Charm", such an inspiration!


Sonia said...

Hello Brenda,
What a lovely home you have adorned with Vintage Charm. I love your fireplace mantle idea and you guest room is gorgeous. Love the headboard.
Thank you so much for celebrating with me.

Jill said...

Happy birthday Max! Your rooms are gorgeous!!

Victorian1885 said...

Your home is so pretty Brenda..thank you for sharing it with us today on this wonderful Vintage filled Pink Saturday. Take care.. Hugs,


Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

there's just something about pink ...
thx for sharing yours!

Tracy said...

Your home is so incredibly beautiful! Thank you for sharing!! :)

Mariette said...

Dearest Brenda,

Just in time to wish Max a happy 8th birthday; very special and he feels quite like a king amidst all the roses on that bed!
Lovely items, that would take hours for indulging the eye... this is way too fast for racing through it with limited images. Thanks for sharing!

Sunny greetings from Georgia,


sissie said...

Hi Brenda,
Your home is so pretty and romantic looking. I love the pink floral barkcloth curtain panels.

Happy Birthday to Max. He's a cutie.


Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Brenda!

It's nice to meet you. My mouth was hanging the whole time I viewed each picture of your lovely home. You have wonderful taste! I am a big cat lover so a big happy birthday to Max! So adorable. I had fun visiting you. Hope you can come on over for a visit too. I am also now a new follower. ;-)
Enjoy the party. Sonia did a beautiful job hosting it.
Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

Anonymous said...

Just look at all those rooms filled with pink goodness!! Oh so pretty!!

I do love all your pretty plates- I have a hard time passing up pretty handpainted rose plates myself! (they do have to be inexpensive with my budget so that helps me pass up some of them!!)

bee blessed

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Brenda dear, you got beautiful home and I can see your love for vintage! How I wish I could visit your home and enjoy the beautiful charm that the vintagey pretties gave! love to pieces!

Lavender Cottage said...

Just beautiful. I'd love to wander through your home in person as you have created a vintage paradise.

Anonymous said...

a dram home love the little dresses great decor idea..HPS!

Ginger said...

Like everyone above said, your home is just beautiful, I would love to live there!!!! Your taste is just scrumptious. My home wants to be like yours when it grows up!! LOL

stefanie said...

your home is just soooooo beautiful!!!! I can't decide what I like most! EVERYTHING...its like a dream!

someplace in thyme said...

Brenda, I missed you for pink saturday, but this gorgeous post fits it to a tee. I would love to visit you and just take all this gorgeousness in. Happy Pink Saturday too, Char

agypsyangel said...

So very beautiful and inspiring. I have just started redecorating my home in a similiar way. I have the living room completed, cant figure out how to do the eat in kitchen and a little complete in the bedroom. Thanks for posting photos it is very helpful.

Vicki said...

Oh, Brenda,
Your home is so romantically charming!! You have that magic touch when it comes to decorating. I love all of your vintage pieces, and the way you have made each room so lovely in every way. Great job on your beautiful home!! Have a great week, my friend~Vicki

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Your home and your blog are just beautiful Brenda...I'm your newest followers...Hope you have a GREAT week my new friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

kelly said...

Your rooms are very beautiful Brenda. I love your blog header.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Brenda!!! WOWZA!!!
I Love your home ! What fantastic things you have and I love how you have everything arranged!
I have seen the lace curtains used with the fireplace surround and white icicle lights hung behind the lace so when turned on, they sparkled through the lace!

Just beautiful! Pure eye candy!!



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