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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

February 24, 2011

A few garden style pics of my room

 Hello again!  Boy it has been cold outside and gives me a reason to change things around inside! Just to stay warm.
 I've had a wonderful guest/sewing room to play in. My hubby has his barn
and I'm blessed to have this room. I will show more 
pictures this week.
 This wall I wanted to cover with roses, garden themed goodies, a little gate, a shutter, handpainted china, a little pink here and there...etc.
Playing along with Beverly for Pink Saturday! @
 The chest of drawers below it is covered with a new little throw quilt that I just made. I'm a little addicted to sewing! hahaha...and the raggy roses (above)...I can't seem to get enough of making them!
 I found several old muffin tins that I spray painted and filled with sewing and craft goodies.

 Why not use something from around the house to organize...something old, something thrifty, inspiration could be as close as a kitchen cupboard!

 My husband's grandmother handpainted the china dish above. She was quite a china painter and painted all of our china.  Pink roses on everything. That was 30 years ago.  We've been married almost 31 years and are still MADly in love....hahaha....sometimes MAD...but always in love!  Keep in mind, farmers always track in stuff from the barn on their shoes!  Therefore the wife has to get mad!  hahaha....he's pretty good now about taking off his shoes.
Here is the daintiest of tea cups that his grandmother handpainted.  She taught him and the whole family to love china, dishes, serving plates...etc. I have 2 china hutches in fact because we have a lot of dishes!  A big family to use them all too.
This garden quilt is vintage...old...from my sweet grandmother in Illinois.

All the items on the shelf are wonderful finds from
flea markets and thrift excursions! I love old red and white doilies, napkins, and enamelware!
Thanks so much for the wonderful visit! 
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"The Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your JOY will be complete." Deut. 16:15


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Debbie,
I love that hand painted china too, my Grandmother painted too, what an amzing talent those women had! Lucky you to have a large collection!

Unknown said...

Hi Debbie,
Your china is so sweet and that little quilt is to die for. :) These are such sweet vignettes. Thanks for sharing!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You have a gorgeous room there. I love the little fence on the wall!!

raggygirlvintage said...

I love that quilt you made, I have a bit of a thing for pink going on right now! I love to quilt and haven't for a while, you've just re-inspired me to get to it!!

♥ Miss Tea said...

oh my, your guest/sewing room is lovely! and it's a great idea to use the old muffin tin for goodies! must remember that and might rummage my kitchen for that! i love the patchwork u make as well as the flowers, you're so good in sewing! i also love what your grandmother handpainted, so lovely, she's so talented! love your blog and thanks for sharing!

Chris said...

Adorable quilts!! Love your style!

Donnie said...

What pretty things and so spring like. Looks like all the women in both sides of the family were very talented including you.

Lynn said...

All such pretty things! Lovin' your new little quilt and the raggy roses:@)

Ineke Original said...

Just love this!
Happy Pink Saturday greetings from Holland,
With love,

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Debbie Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this morning. I love, love your new quilt that you created. It is exquisite. Love the colors. It is so soft and romantic. Looks beautiful in your room of love.

Now that is a wonderful idea to paint the tins white and add your little embellishments in them. I recently bought at the thrift store a really deep and big 6 cup muffin tin. It is really to big for muffins, but I think it would make a great sorter for my crafts. Especially if it is painted. (Red and happy is my choice of color.)

Oh Debbie, that Iris quilt, from your sweet grandmother. Oh what a treasure. I love it. I have never seen one like it.

Love your red and white shares too. That milk jug is quite the find to still have the red lid as well. That is just to cute. Love it.

Thank you for the beautiful share today. I have so enjoyed my stroll through Ribbonwood Cottage. Have a glorious weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

P.S. Now if I could just teach my DH to take his shoes off, before he comes in the house, as well.

An Oasis in the Desert said...

I could just curl up right now with that raggy rose quilt -- so pretty. The Man's aunt was a china painter. She started painting when she was in her 70's, would you believe? We have a number of pieces and I just cherish them. I love how you've used some of yours.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Debbie, great organization of all your wonderful goodies, love all the pink and white and springy green! So fun having a place of our own. Thanks so much for coming to the party!

Char said...

You have some beautiful plates on your wall and a wonderful place to create.
Lucky for your hubby to have his barn.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Debbie~ What sweet painted china and such a treasure to have that! I love special pieces with family memories or history- also loving that darling muffin tray too! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment- now following you too! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

cathy said...

I really like your style