Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Hello!!! Hope you are all doing fine. Just 9 more days left until Christmas. It  seems like we just put the tree up.

This is our library. I have tons of books.  They are stacks everywhere but mostly here. We were given an old door and I asked Don to make me a library table.  I painted it a patina green, placed some vintage photos on top and then added  glass. It is long like the library tables I remember in grammer  school. I found 8 different chairs and painted them all the same color white and didn't pay more than $5.00 for any of them. I love this table. It turned out to be exactly what I envisioned. Because, Don is just that good:)

This is our loveseat in the library that faces the fireplace. So if we are not doing something at the table we can curl up and read a book on here. Fergee thought it was hers.  One day I came down stairs and the feather/down pillows were all over the room and she was laying on the loveseat. I swear she was smiling. I was so happy that she didn't rip open the pillows (can you imagine the mess) that I didn't even yell.  But I did have a little discussion with her and now we are on the same page.

I have always enjoyed collecting vintage photos. There is just something about having a photo of a gorgeous child, a happy couple wondering what story it may hold. I love to pick out certain expressions, clothing, backgrounds. And then find the perfect frame or other use for it. These are on the walls of our 1st floor foyer.

This WONDERFUL woman is my grandmother on her wedding day. I cherish this picture and am so happy that she gave it to me.  She was a mother to me when I was a child.  She taught me how to sew, cook, crochet. You name it she could do it.  She even said to me one day "Honey, it is time to stand up straight and suck in your tummy" lol. She was the kindest woman I have ever known.  I know she is an angel right now - no doubt in my mind. I LOVE memories don't you? Do you ever wonder how lucky you are to have or have had certain people in your life?

This pretty lady in being held by a florists frogDo you collect vintage photos? How do you display them? I would love to hear.

Don't forget to visit Kathleen at Faded Charm, Hi Kathleen, for more White Wednesday.

'Till next time......


  1. Just Beautiful and your Fergie is Adorable!
    Sandra Evertson

  2. Love the pic of your grandmother...we have one of my MIL that was around the same time period...and yes I LOVE to display old pics! Thanks for the visit and come on back...the door is always open! Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  3. Hi Debra~
    Your library looks so cozy!
    I love the idea for the door as a table.
    Memories become sweeter to me as I age.
    Lately, I'm recognizing the gifts that people
    in my life are and have been to me.
    Your grand daughter is adorable ~ (even if she has
    snacked on pet food with Fergie :+)
    Love your blog,

  4. Oh, my gosh, Debra....I too LOVE vintage photos and have zillions of them....mostly of my husband's family as I seem to be the only one interested in genealogy and family heritage.
    I absolutely LOVE the way you are displaying the photos on your wall... and the lady in the frog is fabulous....especially displayed as you have it!
    I bought a couple of vintage frogs to hold some of my photos but saw that the pointed edges were marking and scratching my old photos so I took them out.
    Thanks for the comment on my blog and I think I need to pop over to your shop and have a look
    Christmas blessings to you and yours.

  5. Oh, I forgot to say in my comment that I envy you the FAB library table and all those wonderful books!

  6. The photo of your grandmother is such a treasure! Sometimes I buy and sell old photos but don't collect them of the few collections I don't have!

  7. Oh Shoot....I forgot White Wednesday! And I get upset with others that are on the list and don't post Shame on me! How fabulous to have a library. I think I could stay in yours all day. I just love the shelves and your clever table and chairs and the statue and oh....just everything. :)

  8. Debra
    The library is Grand, wow I can imagine hours spending away in there. I absolutely love the vintage photo collection. What beauty in each one. Thank you for stopping by and always leaving me words of kindness.


  9. I would like to spend the say floating in a white cotton gown with embroidery on the collar sipping hot tea from a china cup in your home!


  10. Hi Debra, Happy White Wednesday. Are those your chickens on the side bar? Ciao Rita

  11. Debra,
    thanks for visiting. :-) I LOVE your library. How awesome are those shelves and I love the table idea. Isn't it nice to have a hubby who can not only do the work, but take your idea and ragamuffin scattered ideas, and put them altogether into a finished product that makes you sigh, and say..."Yes! That's it"!!!!!! :-)
    I love the sweet bust! And reading about the pillows reminds me of a Great Dane/large Schnauzer cross that I fostered for Rescue. He was a 7 month LARGE puppy at the time, and I did not know where he was...(too quiet) He came walking down through the back hall as I was calling him (Boomer) and he had little feathers all over his muzzle...OH NOOOOOOO! My bed and bedroom were literally covered with feathers. He must have slung it back and forth in his teeth (King size pillow) til every stinkin' feather was out of it and he had "killed the vermin".. what a hoot. of course we took pics. We will never forget Boomer!!! As for your grandmother's vintage wedding pic, I have one of my gm too. She is so petite and lovely. She looks like a princess in that sepiatone photo. I have vintage photos of my past relatives. :-) Loved your post as always. Hi to Fergie. Merry Christmas! your library! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  12. Your "new" library table is gorgeous and love the mismatched chairs...just perfect.

  13. There is nothing better than curling up with a good book, and looks like you have a few to choose from there. Thanks for dropping by Beach Vintage.

  14. I just discovered your beautiful blog. I too love vintage items.. love your foyer and all the beautiful frames. Your library is just the coziest.. Your grandmother was one beautiful woman. How fortunate you are to have that photo and all the cherished memories..hugs ~lynne~

  15. Debra,
    I've missed so many of your wonderful posts but I've been drooling over what I've seen so far.
    I'll catch up after the holidays for sure. I love all your old photos and the way you've displayed them in the stairway. I have them all over the house but unfortunately more like my extended family members:)) lol.
    Hope your enjoying the holidays!'

  16. Oh my gosh Debra! I loved these glimpses into your gorgeous home! I love how you display your photos. And the wall in your foyer is so lovely. Thank you so much for showing these lovely spots in your home. I think I will have to fight Fergie for the sofa!

  17. Hello Debra & thanks for visiting Ormolulu! I might do another post on the Queen of Christmas . . . so many photos, so little time!

    Merry Christmas & Happy, Happy New Year!


  18. Hello from Canada!
    Wow just found your blog----LOVE it!!Can't wait for more decorating pictutes!!!
    Love your Fergie----we have a 1 year old sheltie/border collie cross---CODY----he's a challenge right now but we love him!!
    I don't blog but will be following yours---keep the decorating pictures coming PLEASSSSSSSE!! LOL

    Brenda from Canada