Thursday, February 16, 2012

Home Sweet Home #54

Hello and Welcome to Home Sweet Home!  I found this vintage pair of baby shoes at the thrift store a few weeks ago and I knew I would like to try making a vignette with them.  My idea was to copycat Rene from Miss Gracie's House.

I reminisce every time I visit Rene at her blog because of her house and style.  It takes me back to a farmhouse I grew up playing in.  This is me around by the back porch.  This was a gracious Victorian farmhouse  that was my playhouse!  Yes, it sat right beside our home and we used this house for storage and I played in it.  It wasn't restored like Rene's though, it was torn down, but it made a great playhouse! 

Anyway, Rene has a style that is all her own.  It is vintage farmhouse, shabby chic, and Victorian all mingled together.  I love to see the vignettes she comes up with and today I thought I would give a go at copying her style.

Thanks for indulging me in this trip down memory lane.  It is funny all the things that go together to create a style to someone's work.  I found these little baby shoes for only a $1. 

Now, I would like to feature some posts that got my attention from last week's Home Sweet Home!  
 Kathy at A Delightsome Life  created some adorable guest bags for her bedroom out of a child's dress.

Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict created this cute vignette with some French ticking and toile hearts.

 Becca at From Gardners 2 Bergers had a tutorial on how to recreate these framed maps as art.  Her post includes several printable maps to use also!

A Toile Tale  showed off her gorgeous master bathroom makeover with imported French cupboards.
Thank you to all who join me at Home Sweet Home!   It is wonderful to have you here!
I will join these ladies today:
 Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Thriftin' On a Thursday  at Savvycityfarmer
 Farmhouse Friday at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home

Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:
Attention: To link up with inlinkz you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or they will not allow you to link.  
Link up anything in your home or garden.  I love seeing neat shops too!
My button is on my sidebar for the party, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower. Please don't link up more than two posts.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes!


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love the childhood snow day photo. Great features. Thanks for hosting.


Great features for today. Thank you for hosting. Hope you can help me...see, I havewn't been able to link the thumbnail to your party no matter what! This is never happened to me before, but it's not only your party, but's very weird, as only my header thumbnail seems to link up. Very strange. Do you know, maybe? Thank you and lots of hugs,

Elna said...

Here I am again and thank you for hosting.


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Sherry, I grew up in an old farmhouse, too. it just never gets out of your heart, huh? Love the baby shoes, your photos are wonderful!! And yes, Rene is just one of a kind! xoxo

Meeha Meeha said...

Thank you for hosting! It's my first time here and although my style is a little different, I hope you will enjoy my happy entryway. Cheers from Romania :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful features, Sherry. I especially love the red transferware and hearts photo. Cute shoes too! Have a lovely weekend.


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What an adorable photo Sherry and such a pretty vignette! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How lucky to have a playhouse like that! I like Rene's blog too. Love your vignette! The little shoes and doll are precious!

Design is... All in the Detail said...

OH, those shoes are THEE CUTEST EVER! Thanks for sharing and have a terrific Thursday.

Lady of the Woods said...

Hello, I love the features you chose.
I'm partying here for the first time. Thank YOU for hosting.

Honey at 2805 said...

Pretty vignette and adorable picture, Sherry! Thanks you for hosting and thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday!

LDH said...

The sweetest vignettes with the little white shoes, faded flowers and porcelain doll! Beautiful!

A Toile Tale said...

How very sweet of you to feature my master bathroom remodel! It was a labor of love and I'm sort of proud of it! I really appreciate how you give us a forum to share. Thanks for your work on your sweet blog.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Becca said...

Hi Sherry!
Thank you so much for sharing my little map knock off project! I am so super excited you liked them! Thanks so much for hosting and all you do!
Becca said...

Thank you for hosting. I was raised in a farmhouse and will always have a special love for them too! BTW: I 'liked' you on FB to follow along...hope you'll follow me too if you haven't already! Little Bit from

Melissa said...

Great features, Sherry!! Thanks so much for hosting!!

Anita said...

I love the little shoes! I have some very similar to that from my childhood. Thanks for hosting and for stopping by!!

Sarah said...

Sherry, your vignette is adorable. Fun to see your childhood photo! Thanks for sharing these great features from last week and for hosting each week. Great meme! ~ Sarah

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thank you for hosting, I love the framed maps, I have to stop and visit her!

xinex said...

Very cute idea, Sherry. Love your vignettes...Christine

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage/Cabin Creek Designs said...

Your photos are very pretty. One of the blogs that influenced me to start a vintage blog was Rene's blog. She does have a great style!
Thanks so much for hosting!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I sure wish my grandparents old farm house was still standing I would buy it and move home( I am homesick)

thanks for hosting this party, love the baby MaryJane shoes

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Those little shoes are just precious!!! Love the features this week! The little guest bag is too cute! I'm going to make a few of those for the lake house and our guests! Thanks for sharing and hosting! :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely vignette, Sherry! Those shoes look familiar! Cute snowman pic of you! :-) Thanks so much for featuring my Valentine centerpiece! And thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

Carolyn said...

That was quite a playhouse!

Thank you for hosting,

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Great features this week! I'm so trying the framed maps! Thanks for hosting! Linking a restyle!!

Karen said...

I haven't been here in awhile so very happy to be back. And I'll be back again in a few days to show my transition from hearts to shamrocks.
Have a great weekend!
Ladybug Creek

jeanetteann said...

Such a lovely little vintage doll and the shoes go so well in the vignette.
I am visiting from Cabin and Cottage and am now a follower.
:) jeanetteann

Suffia said...

Great features. Those shoes are too cute and love the adorable picture of you next a snowman. Thanks so much for hosting. Have lovely weekend.

Nook and Cranny said...

Love your vignette with the vintage baby shoes.
Your pick for the week of the guest room sack made from a dress is such a great idea, gives me inspiration.
Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

I love the little shoes. The picture of the snowmen is precious.

honestnicewoman said...

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Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love the baby shoes vignette - and the picture of you playing in your backyard as a child. Thanks for hosting.

Scribbler said...

You were a lucky child to have your own house away from home to play in! I would have been in heaven, anywhere that could have been just for me.

rosekraft said...

Dried roses and a bird's nest - two of my favorite things!
I look forward to dropping by every week.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Those shoes are precious! Love the way you gathered them into the vignette.


I found your blog and I like it very much, so I became your new follower!

Greetings from Holland,

Diann said...

Those little shoes really are so sweet! And when something like that brings a smile to your face and brings back happy memories, it makes it all the more sweet! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful week!


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