Friday, September 24, 2010

"Creating Vintage Charm" Launch Party!

Our living room at Christmas!
This Christmas tree is decorated in honor of my Mother & Mother~in~law. Every ornament reminds me of something about them. I set it up every year.
I am so excited to be a part of a new magazine "Creating Vintage Charm" Launch Party! Magazine creator Sonia Crouse Creating Vintage Charm has worked hard to create this beautiful magazine! With that, she is having this blog party to celebrate her first issue!

I got my magazine and love it!!!

Sonia asked us to post how we create vintage charm and what inspires us! My inspiration comes from my darling Great Grandmother Maude Rose, Grandmothers Sadie & Alberta and my Mother Gloria. They all had a love for pretty china and sweet treasures, a yard full of roses and made their house a home where all were welcomed! Everything in my home reminds me of them! Here are a few pictures of my vintage charm!

Peeking out to our front porch. Many visits start here!
The 2 wicker couches were my parents.

Just a few touches in the home.

My vintage May Flower china, like Mother had!
I LOVE to make my own laundry detergent! Recipe on my sidebar.
My little drying rack.
I love using my Mother's recipes, handed down from hers!
Stuffed Bell Peppers and...
Recipes on my sidebar!
I love to use vintage style containers.
I create in my studio everyday. Everything I make is vintage style!
I learned how to crochet 3 years ago and make dish clothes ALL the time!
Journals for my Etsy shop(s).
My dress form even loves to dress vintage!
All my flowers in my yard, are memories of my childhood.
Chipped china makes it's way into the garden beds!

My little vintage trailer is my playhouse that hits the road often! When not on the road, I love to go into ButtonWillow to relax and ponder or just take a nap.

I love everything vintage! It brings back fond memories of days gone by...
Go visit Sonia and all the others who signed up to share their
Vintage Charm!

Thank you for visiting!


Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Delightful post as usual Maryjane! I enjoyed all of your photos.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such a beautiful post! I can't pick fave coz I love all.. the teacup chandelier is just lovely.. so are the egg cups! unique and thanks for sharing..

A Cottage Muse said...

I am so happy I stopped by ~ your vintage trailer is wonderful!!

Claudia said...

Hello my friend! You have the best vintage - your home and your trailer - everywhere I look there are treasures galore. I'm so frustrated that I didn't get one more visit with you when I was out there...I could have seen your trailer and your studio!


Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Beautiful photos ! all that and recipes too...sigh.
Found you thru the Vintage Charm launch party, I'm participating too.
I HAD to check out the Beehive Cottage :))

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hi Maryjane,

Beautiful post!!! you have some amazing vintage items and your home is beautiful, I love the tea cup stack inside the glass dome, I have to ask, how do you get them out without it all toppling down?


The Shanty Girl said...

What is not to love about your lovely home and trailer! I just made stuffed bell peppers this week and wish I had used your recipe as they were so much nicer looking than mine. I loved how you took vintage pillowcases to cover your chairs and the chairs you covered and table are exactly like the set my Gramma Sharp had in her dining area! I will have to go check out your journals in your shop, loved the stuff I got last week! And I have vintage mannequin and studio envy now.......
Love your blog!
Thanks for sharing.

Julie Harward said...

And their mothers taught wonderful is that! Love it all :D

Mary Ellen said...

What a wonderful post!!! I am loving your sweet vintage camper! This has been another of my projects on my lists - to find another older camper and fix er up!!

I am saving my plates -chippy of course for a border for one of my gardens. Do you take this up during the winter? I am wondering if the cold would make them break !

You have Lots of Vintage Charm friend!!

bee blessed

Jill said...

This post just reminded me of why I love your blog so much...sigh. Charm, charm, charm-- I love it all!

Debby said...

Love this post. Love that trailer and all your goodies. Your house is lovely.

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

how lovely!
thx for inspiring :))

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I luv your post! You have so many beautiful vintage treasures. Thank You for your visit today. And it is nice to meet another Califorina blogger. Have a good day....Julian

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Maryjane :) Gorgeous, gorgeous post!! That xmas tree is just beautiful! I am so looking forward to decorating for xmas this year again...I do my tree up with pretty pink roses and everything in pink, green and not your typical xmas colors :) You too have a lovely blog, and thank you for stopping by with your sweet comment...and purchasing 2 of my stockings, Wow!! I'll be shipping them out to you Monday morning. So glad to have met you here in Blogland :) I'll be signing up as your newest follower and look forward to visiting with you again :) Have a great weekend!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Elyse said...

hi maryjane!

i enjoyed every word and beautiful photo. such a sweet, charming and welcoming post.

i love how all of your post titles have an exclamation point. it's like from the very get-go they are filled with energy and cheer!

have a great weekend, sweetie!


Sonia said...

Hello Maryjane,
What a lovely post and home. So well adorned with Vintage Charm.

Thank you for celebrating with me.

Couture de Papier said...

Wow i cannot choose I love them all and your the trailer though..

Heaven's Walk - said... left me speechless with all your vintage goodies, Maryjane! They are all so awesome! The teacups under the cloche are so clever! And your vintage die for! lol!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Rebecca said...


This was truly a special post my friend. I loved reading about your loves and the things passed down to you from the loving women in your life. What a blessing!

Thank you for visiting me today. It was such a JOY to have you stop by.

I am off to visit the magazine blog you shared about. Thank you!

xo~Rebecca PS: My grandmother's name was Bethel Maude. I never liked the name 'Maude' when I was little but strange as it may be I absolutely love it now... Gorgeous TREE!

Bobbie said...

Those teacups! That chipped china in garden! Those flowers! My head is spinning with ideas!

debi said...

What a beautiful post! I always enjoy getting to 'peek' inside your lovely vintage home!

Scrap for Joy said...

Now that I've read this post, I think I have to take a nap. Your home is lovely (and your trailer, too) and I love the stack of teacups under the cloche! I have tried your recipe for stuffed peppers and it was a big hit in our house!
Just got my copy of the magazine yesterday...I'm taking my time devouring each page.

Bella said...

Hi MaryJane, Your blog is beyond charming:-)) Your wicker couches are gorgeous, and the pretty pretty dishes are delightful! I am your newest follower and will be back to visit soon!

Bella said...

Hi Again Mary Jane, I was going to e-mail you but... I can't find an address... I think you are the sweetest for wanting to feature my Pink Cake and I am so flattered!! I look forward to seeing it:-) I printed your laundry soap recipe, and can't wait to try!!!
Have a great night:-)

Mimi Sue said...

I think we could just exchange our houses and we'd both feel right at home in the other's! I see so many things in your home that is in mine too. Love the grandma Christmas tree idea. I'll go check out that blog magazine. Sounds like a great idea. Mimi

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Maryjane

I've very much enjoyed my visit to your blog...lots of beautiful and interesting things!!

Thank you also for visiting me

Gail xo

Jane said...

Love your trailer!! You have some beautiful vintage items in your home and some wonderful family pieces. It's always nice to meet someone else who appreciates vintage charm.

Heidi Meyer said...

Such a pretty post! I can't wait to try your heavenly detergent!!


Patty said...

It's all so beautiful. Especially the memories of your loved ones. I can see how that adorable front porch is hard to pass up. Patty

aimee said...

your tea cups are wonderful! i love tea cups. i collect them too! they are just so delicate and pretty. tea and coffee are way more delish in them :)

Sherry said...

Oh, this is wonderful vintage! Love all your great ideas. The food looks awesome. My Mom made peppers just like that. Your little camper is really cute. Thanks for stopping by.

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, I want to get this magazine! What an endeavor. I was born in 1957, and I just love your little studio on wheels.

Kitty M said...

Beautiful post Maryjane and some gorgeous treasures and stories behind them you have in your home -How I would love a little peek :-)

gloria said...

Lovely post ! I love all those romantic & cozy items : they really turn yours into a charming beehive!!
I'll pop here again and "grab" some deco ideas : i love changing for seasons, for events, for mood...
Thanks for the lovely pictures again,

unexpected Necessities said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by our blog! I have to be honest, I forgot about he blog part! OOOPS!!!! I love all of your pictures,Thanks for sharing all of your vintage charm!

Busy As Can Be said...

Such fun pictures....its always fun to stop by!

Melanie said...

Hi Maryjane - Wow, I just love your vintage trailer, and also, your Christmas tree! Thanks for sharing.

Love, Melanie

GardenofDaisies said...

O just ooohed and aaahed over all the beautiful linens on your drying rack!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I love everything about your home...but especially your front porch...I wish!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

The trailer is to die 4!!! Wish i could get one. Love it!! ~judy~

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

The teacup chandeliers looks so good in your home! Everything is just adorable! I like the new look of your trailer.