Thursday, May 9, 2013

SHABBY CLOCK AND FLORAL for "Open House"



Our Victorian Wall Clock just went Shabby Chic:


As many of you know, beginning a number of weeks ago, we decided to change things at our house where dark Victorian prevailed.  I am loving the transformation to lighter colors that seem more "cottage".  






The clock was completely taken apart which was a little scarey but it is working great!



I am also sharing this silk floral I did this week with stuff I had on hand.  I love these vintage flower baskets.




I want to tell you to be sure and pick up a copy of the June 

issue of Romantic Homes - a special tea is included with the theme: Downton Abbey.







And lastly a little Victorian Marble Table my husband painted:


I hope you will join me today for "Open House" which means you can share something from your blog about your HOME:  cooking, baking, DIY, crafts, sewing, garden, etc.  Just link here and please include a link to this post on your post.


22 comments:

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I am lovin' your new lighter look! I have been painting all my dark stuff white and it has brightened up our home so much! Looks like I'm the first one to the party, so I'll come back later to visit some other posts...hugs, Penny

La Tea Dah said...

Bernideen, you are very brave --- and it is paying off. I would have been so afraid to take the clock apart and paint it white! But it is just as lovely as lovely can be! And your vintage basket of silk flowers is so pretty. I love the transformation that is taking place at your house. You must be baking lots of sweet treats up in your kitchen to keep your husband moving on the painting projects! :D

LaDonna
Gracious Hospitality

Cecilia said...

I like your victorian wall clock, the flowers and the table. Shabby Chic is my favorite style.

Cecilia

Marilyn said...

Thanks, Bernideen!
Your clock turned out beautifully.
I just love the flower arrangement. I have a similar basket I was just looking at yesterday and brought out of storage to do something with. Love your bouquet so much I might have to get some silk flowers.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love your shabby white clock, Bernideen. Romantic/Shabby Cottage is my favourite decorating style and I've been trying incorporate it into my home for several years now. My living room is finished but I still have the dining table and chairs to do. I just haven't been up to it. Your floral basket is lovely too. Thanks for hosting and for joining me at my HOME. Happy Mother's Day weekend, my friend!

Blessings,
Sandi

DaiseyJayne.com said...

I love the light look, so fresh! Thanks for the great party!

Susan said...

The new look just brightens everything and your china looks even more lovely amidst the new painted pieces! XOXO

Julie Marie said...

Sooo pretty Bernideen!... my friend Jo~Anne Coletti did the article in RH on the Downton Abbey tea, and one of the beautiful girls is her niece... how fun!... Happy Mother's Day to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Lady Linda said...

I really like your clock! I don't think I would be brave enough to do any of this but I love looking at all your hard work.
Everything blends so nicely and looks great.

Jeannie and Linda said...

The clock is gorgeous and I love the table. I would never let my dh paint anything but the porch! Yours did a great job.
Thanks for hosting! have a great weekend!

Peace,
Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Jeannie and Linda said...

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Linda at The French Hens Nest

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I sure do love your vintage basket and your flower arrangement is very pretty. Your house is looking so pretty with all your white pieces. Are you about done now? Nancy Davis

janice15 said...

Your new look is wonderful....Your clock came out great.. As did everything you have done so far..It really makes me want to change my living room to white I have dark wood too....Happy Mother's Day with love Janice Have a great weekend...

Bernideen said...

It came through fine - just slow. Glad to have you link!

Jann Olson said...

Bernideen, I am loving your new white look also. The vintage basket is beautiful! Happy to be joining the party today.
hugs,
Jann

Tammy Monahan said...

The clock looks lovely! Thank you for linking up with Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

The clock looks amazing! Love the floral arrangment - you did a terrific job! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Debra Oliver said...

it really turned out beautifully, I have one a little similar and I've often thought of painting it, thanks for sharing it with all of us!

Barbara said...

All the painting looks good.

Rizzi said...

HI BERNIDEEN........THANK YOU FOR THINKING ABOUT ME....I STILL HAVE MY BELL'S PALSY, AND IT'S SO UNCOMFORTABLE......WHEN THE NERVES START WORKING TO RETURN THERE IS LOTS OF PAIN ON MY FACE, BEHIND MY EAR AND NECK.....VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.......IT WILL BE A YEAR JULY 19TH........MY RIGHT EYE IS VERY DROOPY AND HARD TO SEE AT TIMES.......MISS BLOGGING HOPE TO BE BACK SOON....
HOPE YOU ARE WELL, TAKE CARE.......RIZZI

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I really like how your house is evolving. You and your husband are doing a terrific job.

sandy said...

Love the clock and table transformations! And your silk flower arrangement is beautiful!