Thursday, July 18, 2013

Styled Vintage and a " Summer Giveaway "

This summer season
has been filled with my passion
of rescue...
This mirror stole my heart with its rusty
iron and old rope...

I wanted a console table that would add
a bit of a rustic feel so
thankfully Mr. Dior came to my rescue
when I gave him
{two sides of a tree box for legs}
{a half of an old plank pallet}
{and one plank of old wood for a front face}
Yes all rescued
This patina of bleached gray wood
there is no other for this girl's heart...
I added some old willow and
dried brush to bring that element of nature
I love to use...
I stumbled across the porcelain
stag horn at the Goodwill
and could not resist him...

A lovely new spot in our family room...

I will be linking up this week with my favorite
ladies in blog land...
Now for Kate's Summer Giveaway!
Many of you know the lovely
Melinda is also the founder and creator
I am delighted to offer
one of my readers a half page advertising
space in the September issue
and along with that my winner
will also receive a printed copy
of the September issue.
All you have to do is leave me a comment
to enter.
I will draw the winner at the end of the month
to give you time to send your images over for publishing
in the September issue.
If you do not have an Etsy store, blog or business page
you would like to promote please enter anyway
I will send you a gift card to the store of your choice!
Best of luck to each of you
Wishing all of you Summer blessings


Deserae said...

Your new table is oh so the patina! The vignette is so pretty too!

Unknown said...

Kate, the mirror is stunning. There is so much calm and beauty in that spot!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Kate, I am ALWAYS inspired when I visit you! Your beautiful creations, wonderful photography and zest for life make me want to try to create something! Thank you for the inspiration! said...

Lovely table ! Your natural decos are always very beautiful - love them so much ! Have a great time, Barbara from Switzerland

It's me said...

Enjoy a really good summer darling,,,,,,love from me...x !

Unknown said...

Peacefull spot..I really like it :) greetings from Finland.. / Mirja

Kadee Willow said...

You have such an eye for knowing what will look best when pulled together. Fabulous job on the bench! And the stag head.. at Goodwill, no less! Now that is called being in the right place at the right time. Love it!! Beautiful combination of textures that bring a smile to my face! Wonderful giveaway...!!! Thanks bunches!!

Preppy Mama said...

So beautiful! Love it and the stag horn, what a find!!

Sheila Rumney said...

Love your new vignette! Gorgeous. Thank you for the chance at your wonderful giveaway! Wishing you a wonderful week.

Vintage Market Place said...

Kate that mirror is amazingly done.
That whole vignette is magazine worthy.
What a great find of the deer head, very nice in white.
You have such a big heart Kate, a wonderful prize in your giveaway.
I hope you and family are doing well this summer.

Ann said...

Beautiful job, it all looks wonderful. I'm loving that stag. I hope your doing well, I think of you often. Thanks to Inspiration Vintage Magazine. I would love to win. Hugs to you.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello dear Kate! I love your new mirror too, what a great find.

I love bleached gray wood as well.Your new area looks lovely as always.

I enjoy Melinda's blog and IG so inspiring always.I will have to order her magazine :)

Enjoy your Summer Sweet Lady! xoxo

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Kate, you know i too round à mirror like yours at one of our thrifts and wished I had picked it up for myself. I then noticed a fellow space dealer friend had come along a snagged it up placed it in her space with all it's surroundings it made me regret even more so that I did not grab it up. It looks so good in your home and happy that you too did not let it get away.
Your style is so me but, you know that already. You inspire me to add more old woods with the very patina of stained grey woods we love so, my folding chair in my latest post would look perfect up next to your grouping adding to your vignette that I would want to reproduce at my home.

Thank you for the GiveAway it's so generous and a most beautiful one.

A beautiful weekend to you.

Faded Charm said...

Oh Kate, you do have a way of displaying all of your reclaimed it!

Hope you are having a wonderful Summer with your family:-)


CURIOUS said...

KATE . . .
We decided to give You a NEW Title .
You know The Boys LOVE Your Style . . .
oh yeah, Say 'HI' to the Mister for Us !!


Unknown said...

Simply beautiful!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

your hubby can make something fabulous out of whatever you hand him. Really a beautiful setting!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Mr. Dior rocks. I love the table, and the vignette.

Rosa said...

Visiting for the first time. :D
You have a beautiful blog and I hope to come back again and again.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Gorgeous. I have been following for at least two years and I love everything you do!

Michele said...

Hi Kate, I really like the gray patina color of your table, you are very creative and inspiring. Would love to enter your drawing and thank you Kate. Have a beautiful day.

Blessings to you
Pearl 13.1

trash talk said...

I swan girl. I'm willing to bet a dollar to a donut, if given two sticks and a 2x4, you and Mr. Dior could build an armoire! Y'all knock my socks off ( or would if I wore shoes) with the talent you possess. God has blessed y'all abundantly. the mirror!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Such a beautiful vignette!!! I would love to promote my blog.
Thanks for the opportunity. Happy Summer!

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

Love the way you put everything together ... the mirror is beautiful and the table is amazing!
New follower, Francine

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh I just love this table. I think I can do it with driftwood from the beach across the street. There is even an old washed up thingy-ma-jiggy that I think would work for legs! Ooh you really have me going now.

Jenni said...

Hello Kate~

I love your new table, and how you used salvaged pieces to create it! And I agree, there is nothing quite like that driftwood color! :)
You also created such a pretty vignette with the mirror and dried willow in the basket, too! Altogether beautiful, my friend! :)

I hope you have a wonderful night!


chateau chic said...

I always love the way you give new life and style to common and interesting finds!! I so enjoyed Melinda's new magazine and would love to win a copy of the new issue in September.
Mary Alice


It looks like you have been busy this summer ... creating such beauty.


Unknown said...

Your home and your photos are beautiful!!! LOVE the bleached grey wood!!


:) T

Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces said...

Yes, bleached gray wood makes my heart stop! (and my husband roll his eyes) Fabulous finds!!
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

Love your table, Melinda sent me over for a chance at your giveaway. Please enter me and let me tell you I love your style!! Di@Cottage-wishes

prince snow farm said...

Just found you! What a great giveaway! Please enter me.

Now about that table...hmmm, I think hubs is going to wonder why I am digging around for wood pieces today! Then I will show him your photo. Let you know if we have success!

Unknown said...

Hi, i just found your blog and I love it. Your style is so amazing!!
You have a lovely home!

Rhonda said...

I adore the bleached gray wood table. Amazing style.

rachel said...

Awesome Goodwill find! Goes perfectly with your new table. :)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Kate, you are the queen of rescue and Mr. D is the King that puts it all together. I love the little table! You've put together a beautiful vignette to go with it. What an awesome give away. Thanks for the great opportunity for one of us! And always love seeing you share at SYC.

Anne said...

Your table is pure perfection! You know how much I love your style <3
Love your bits of nature with rustic and worn pieces.

Seawashed said...

I love the fe you've created in this space. That mirror is awesome but the tAble your hubby built is my favorite of all. Love love love the grey reclaimed wood. I have missed seeing all your lovelies but a break which has turned into an actual life change was much needed for healing and restoration of my health. Sweet summer wishes to you. And peace, Kerrie

Bilancia Designs said...

SOOOO wonderful to hear from you...thank you.
Everything you touch (and Mr. Dior) turns to such beauty.
Sending you much love and huge hugs across the miles, my dear friend.
Miss you...

must love junk said...

I always love seeing your 'rescues' and how you transform them into works of art!
The new magazine looks amazing! :)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hi Kate...small world..I just saw that same mirror this past week..I love it!!! Your home looks so pretty as always!Hope this finds you well my friend..x0x0

Unknown said...

Hello Kate,
Have not been over for a while.... summer is crazy busy and fun.
Please enter me for this awesome give away! I would love to promote my Etsy Shop this way. Wow.
What a rare type of a give-away... I love it.
Love the table and the mirror as well.
Have a great week!


Heidi G said...

Oh, I would love to be entered in this giveaway. What an awesome opportunity to advertise in your magazine.