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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Oh Boy!!

A new antique mall has opened over in Lebanon, Ohio on Rt 42 before the Rt. 48 junction............Peddler's Mall........................
Not as large as the Ohio Valley Antique Mall, but look at all the booths.



Look at this booth.......she used fun vintage inspired papers
to create a wonderful effect.
These are a few things I saw that drew me too them.................

A whole case of vintage buttons


1940-50's metal picnic baskets


1940's wooden salad bowl set....it matched the cutting board from my Grandma, but I couldn't bring it home that day.


a whole box of vintage cards


A pretty glass and pitcher set


An adorable little tea towel that has given me a few ideas


My fav...a fire king strawberry mixing bowl......and......

..............this beautiful hand-painted chair. It's cherry wood with the gold accents and ...the best....the scenic panorama of the bucolic country life.
If you're in the south-western part of Ohio, stop by for look see.
It's worth the stop. Let me know if you're comin...I'll try to meet you there 8)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rednesday Replay and New Post

Happy Rednesday !
Thought I'd replay last weeks links that were so nice to stop by, and, hopefully they will join me again this week.
And, I add a new vintage printable that you can copy to your computer for your own crafting.

It's Rednesday Wednesday here at Brown Gingham Creations

Rednesday is a weekly blog party celebrating everything RED. Sunset reds to garnet reds....tomato reds to strawberry reds...and every shade in between. I especially love this time of year with the patriotic reds....geranium reds....barn red....sunburn red...wait, wait sorry just kidding I am just  soooo excited it's Summer. LOL.Posts can showcase vintage finds. collections, decor, fashion, designs or items you have for sale, seasonal items, recipes,etc. The connecting thread will be the color RED

Here is last  week's sweet treat. Don't forget to get your 'piece' before you go on to the next post link below.


And, I wanted to add this delightful vintage print ad for
MY-T-Fine Pudding, which to my surprise I found at a local grocery store...Jungle Jim's.....in the same box as pic'd. I didn't know they still made this brand.




Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It's Rednesday Wednesday here at Brown Gingham Creations

Rednesday is a weekly blog party celebrating everything RED. Sunset reds to garnet reds....tomato reds to strawberry reds...and every shade in between. I especially love this time of year with the patriotic reds....geranium reds....barn red....sunburn red...wait, wait sorry just kidding I am just  soooo excited it's Summer. LOL.Posts can showcase vintage finds. collections, decor, fashion, designs or items you have for sale, seasonal items, recipes,etc. The connecting thread will be the color RED

As today's party favor you can take this with you


It can be copied and used for all sorts of things. Have fun.



Flower Power Porch

Okay, last post it gave a little tease about the things I was redoing on the Kitchen porch..................................
This too is an on going project..it changes constantly. I took some things away and added others.
This 60/70's plastic wall hanging flower cart is a fav of mine, found at a yard sale along Rt 50 in Ohio for $5! in the early 90's  It pops on the wall


but what surprised me was a few years later...this Summer... I found a tablecloth that matched.....


I love these colors for the outside porch. reds, orange, blues, green and it is sooooo retro. And, you are not gonna believe where it's from....Wal-mart....I grab it up for $3.88. It was so large I was able to cover the table pictured above.......................
This cute..old...barrel table............












And, to add a pop of color to the 50's rocker sofa We picked up free from another yard sale a few years back.




Well, I need to close for now. Hope you're having a great Summer Day!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Creativity Under Construction

The past few posts have showcased my porch transformations over the past years. I know I said I'd show my porch for the 4th..........
well, life happens so, this Summer's porch will be a constant work in progress.
You remember the new block quilt, That is still in use, but I've changes the table............

 As you see I have added a new table topper, a ceramic pitcher in the 'Cades Cove' pattern that was purchased as premiums in the early 90's at Meijer grocery stores. The painted colonial lady is really a vintage Aunt Jamima syrup dispenser that a neighbor hand-painted. The crochet-lined basket filled with apples is always on the table. I added some Country coffee table books and the little watering can was a windchime that had lost it's chimes.

The new topper is a section of is vintage table cloth in a native american pattern

Last year...late fall...Jim surprised me with a new table and set of chairs for  the front porch........................................
 It was $40!! 2 extra chairs we $5 each. Its brown with red, blue, and green stripes on the chairs and the table is copper tone with glass top. It fit perfect.
I topped it with my brown gingham table cloth gifted to me by my blogpal Cindy at Whimsical Musings. The coffee pot, creamer, and sugar are in the center. I added vintage ceramic gingham inspired accents...
                              A pie plate and covered bowl.





You may recognize the center red, white, and blue runner..........yes, it is a piece salvaged from this once useful plastic table cloth that finally shredded. And, the best thing is actually matches the quilt....
 
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See the floral print in the quilt. I can't believe the table cloth matches being purchased a year before the quilt. 8)

 I also have the little aluminum table still covered by a vintage hand-embroidered cloth....there are rust stains on it from when I bought it so I knew it'd be fine for outside.....and topped it with my Pigeon Forge Pottery bears, my wicker and aluminum basket filled with a spider plant We're nursing back to health, a hand-painted bottle, and 2 books on flowers and wreaths.




This shot shows my small raised garden filled with Chameleon plant, ivy, mint, and cedar. The trellis did have my Butterfly Bush growing on, but the winter did it in. You can see I have placed another rusted new oil lamp over this table too.
The other pair is still next to the swing.





Sigh......That's what's new on this porch. I was also able to start fixing my Kitchen porch....................................

This is a little tease for my next post......doesn't it look 60-70's?






Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Red White & Blue Rednesday


It's Rednesday Wednesday here at Brown Gingham Creations
That means we're gonna have a RED White and Blue
Blog Fest for the 4th of July week!
Rednesday is a weekly blog party celebrating everything RED. Sunset reds to garnet reds....tomato reds to strawberry reds...and every shade in between. I especially love this time of year with the patriotic reds....geranium reds....barn red....sunburn red...wait, wait sorry just kidding I am just  soooo excited it's Summer. LOL.Posts can showcase vintage finds. collections, decor, fashion, designs or items you have for sale, seasonal items, recipes,etc. The connecting thread will be the color RED

Okay, before you take off stop by my party table
grab a seat.  Here's something cold to drink
Fireworks Red, White and Blue Daiquiris
You'll find the recipe Here or try this it's non-alcoholic
Watermelon and Ginger Limeade

It's recipe is HERE

Don't forget your sandwich
Recipe HERE

And, come back for your piece if cake

Alrighty then all comfy? Let's go Blog Hoppin!



As the Porch Changes

Thanks for coming by the porch for a visit. Today I'll show you a 're-do' for part two

A new porch quilt for the swing. Okay for $9.99 on sale at Wal-Mart I couldn't pass it up. As you can see I don't change things too much year to year. Indoor decor/outdoor decor I add to my collection. 
I found this little ceramic cruet for .50 at an antique mall. I could not believe it matched the quilt when I got it out of my cabinet

As I said before things don't change much just get rearranged and added to
Remember my porch wall?
With the Lincoln commemorative plate?
Well lookie what I found.......
A new oil lamp with a floral motif that matches the the flower pattern of the plate and the cup that went with the plate
The cup was again an antique mall find for $1..the oil lamp was a yard sale find for $5. We also got our vintage glider from the same yard sale for free, but that's another post.
I added a new tablecloth which is a vintage hand-embroidered multi-colored piece. 
We also added a few hanging oil lamps in a rusty finish we found up in Amish country

I also rearranged my redwood seating area table
My MIL gave me the ivy candelabra, which works perfectly.

 These plaster pansies add a little color to the porch posts and also reflect the floral motif on the opposite porch wall

I can always find plaster fruit from the 30's and 40's, but
flowers not so much.





So this is today's installment of 'As the Porch Changes'
What will be different tomorrow.....what new piece will be added next? And, what about the Kitchen Porch!?
Stay tuned.
Oh, and don't forget to go to my Blog Party Page HERE to see all the fun parties I link to.