Monday, May 17, 2010

~SHABBY COTTAGE CHIC DOORS - And Sweet Vintage Finds~

Yesterday afternoon my Mr. AGPMan and I decided to visit an Antique Mall in our City.  Earlier in the week I'd spied a set of vintage French Doors and I had great hopes of working them into the decor of my La Chaumiere de Briarwood.  After looking at new doors and gasping at the price, the tag on the weathered old pair looked more and more appealing to me.  Besides...I love AGING STUFF.  If I can recycle anything, especially something big and bulky, I will.

As we headed out the door I grabbed my camera as I planned on giving you a pictorial tour of the junky amazing shoppe I just don't seem to be able to stay out of.  It's always filled with the neatest finds (and even some things I personally think should be trashed!).  I guess that is what I love about it!
~ONWARD~
by Frank Ferndale
Illustrated by Natalie von Nikitin

Anyway, as it SOMETIMES goes in Oklahoma, the weather turned simply NASTY cutting our scavenging trip short.  So, as my husby loaded up our SUV I stood in line to pay for our latest treasure.  While waiting my turn at the check out counter, out of the corner of my eye I saw this darling little book peeking out from behind some sparkling glassware...
Intrigued, I opened it up...
And this is what I found...
Beautifully written prose...
And lovely graphics...
And sweet sentiments...
 ~The Pretty Back Cover~

I know I inherited my love of old poetry books from my father.  Before he became ill he had amassed quite a library for someone on a Preacher-Man's salary.  If a book is beautiful on the outside it makes the inside even more special...at least for me!

Things such as this inspire me to create...  And so~I'm back in my studio doing just that!

Blessings as you begin a fresh new week!  I hope it's filled with only good things...

Love to you~

29 comments:

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello Rebecca, I can't wait to see where you will be placing those wonderful French doors in your lovely home. And how lucky you spied that wonderful & beautiful old book while checking out...you meant to have it :)

Thanks for sharing these wonderful treasures with us :) Have a lovely week! Warmest always, Brenda

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Sweetheart,Rebecca!-)*

What an amazing starting of the week...
Beyond nice romantic post with SOooo inspirationalimages and I can imagine,my lovely friend,how much you enjoed with these creations!!!-)))*

My Love and blessings for you,
***Violetta***

Mari said...

HELLO SWEETIE,
WOW ANOTHER GREAT POST, I JUST LOVE MY VISITS WITH YOU, YOUR SOOOOO INSPIRING AND I JUST LOVE ALL YOUR GREAT FINDS, MOSTLY YOUR NEW BOOK,ENJOY YOUR NEW TREASURES!!! BLESSING TO YOU SWEET ONE :)XOXOXO~MARI

Terra said...

Hi Rebecca, those doors will look wonderful when you have worked your magic on them, I am sure.
Did you buy the lovely book and take it home with you? I hope so, the words and illustrations are so peaceful and pretty.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rebecca, I hope that book went home with you as it is lovely!

Sorry that the bad weather cut your shopping short, but I can't wait to see the finds you did find in your home.

Sending hugs across the miles...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tanza said...

Hello my sweet junkin' girly friend,
Baaahaaa .... you went shopping without mee again !!! And, you found beautiful gently loved pretties !! The book is so sweet and charming .. And, the doors are MARVELOUS !! Now, where oohh where are these going .. I think that wherever they are to be, you must stand and pose with these, cuz you sure look adorable xo

Can't wait to see their BiG reveal !! This was such a fun post, cuz I can soo picture you and Mr. Steve in tow, and you convincing him that these doors NEED (want) to come home and "hang" with the two of you !! What a fun day my friend, BUT, it would of been better IF I was there .. hahaha ..

LoVe and huggers to you ~
~tea~ xo

Rebecca said...

YES!I brought the book home with me! :) xoRebecca

Glenda said...

Well now Becka girl..those doors are to cry for. I have such a weak spot for old windows and doors...and I have always adored french doors..when I see them in old houses, i about faint...
good finds,
glenda

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I love the doors, but the book is 2 die 4. The graphics are amazing!!!! Don't you love it when you find something like that? Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Pat

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Oooooo.....nice! Can't wait to see your finished doors! and what a fun book to find ~ you've got quite an eye on you to find that! It was just meant to come home with you, right?!

Lottie said...

I can't wait to see what you do with those doors! The book is a treasure!

Shelia said...

Hi Beautiful Rebecca! I'm sure we're going to see something fabulous! Lovely little words. Did you take the book too?
Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gladys Creativa said...

Is really lovely Rebecca, I'm learning so mucha about the Chabby Cottage!

GWENDOLYN said...

What a sweet book of poetry. I hope the weather wasn't too nasty. Have a blessed week.
Gwen

Kim said...

Those doors are fab! I just brought home some old window panes recently from a yardsale. Don't know what the heck I'm gonna do with them, I just fell in love with them. I'll take some inspiration from this post!
xoxo,
Kim

karen said...

I know those french doors will be so pretty soon. And the book was a wonderful find. Have fun creating.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rebecca, Oh my goodness the doors are fabulous. They are going to be perfect in your gorgeous home. Love the sweet book. It had to go home with you!!

If must have been a Sunday for treasure hunting. My guy and I went in the afternoon too. Hit lots of sales in my ole antique mall and found a great coffee table that will be painted for me this time! yeah!!! I have looked forever and score, I found just the perfect size for our family room.

Glad you had a great shopping day too. The skies are black here at the moment. Storms all around.

Have a blessed evening.
Love ya, Celestina Marie

sissie said...

Hi Rebecca,
Love your french doors!

hugs
Sissie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such pretty old doors. I've got such a thing for them ~ the chippier the better! I've got several in our house, and several still in our garage just waiting.....

That book of poetry is just lovely. I wouldn't have passed it up either.

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Rebecca, This is my first time visiting your lovely blog! And thank you for taking me on this wonderful fieldtrip! Those doors are magnificent and there is so much you could do with them.

I hope you brought that beautiful little book home with you!
So nice to visit you tonight.
Yvonne

Ginger said...

I can see the wheels turning in your mind about what you have planned for these fabulous doors. Great find!!! Now, I want to hear the REST OF THE STORY!!!

We have to get a new roof.

Hugs
Ginger

Dolores said...

Ahhhhhh sweet Rebecca.... this post makes my heart sigh and cry..... oh so beautiful!!!
Love,
D

Cottage Sunshine said...

Hi Rebecca!

Thank you for your sweet comment!! You are going to make me cry!! :) I will continue to visit your blog on a regular basis as I have in the past as I always receive a huge blessing from your posts! In fact when I was looking at your post today a couple of hours ago, I just thought, "wow! I love pretty little poem books too!" In fact, a dear friend sent one to me from Missouri and it seriously was a huge blessing when I was going through my divorce years ago...all I had to do was to look at the sweet vintage pictures and the sweet poems and scriptures and know there will be a sweeter time for me soon! :)

Love & Prayers to you!
Carolyn

Ana said...

Hi Rebecca,
Not kidding...I was just thinking about you earlier...I was thinking that I hadn't come over for a visit in a while...then you come over and left me a comment. How awesome is that? Anyway, it is always so nice to hear from you my sweet friend. Oh, and I am doing well, thank you for asking. Hope that you are doing well too. By the way, love the beautiful little poetry book you found. It's absolutely the sweetest. Have a wonderful evening my friend and an awesome new week. Until next time.

Much love to you,
♥Ana

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Rebecca
Thank you for coming to visit today..I love the book of poetry! Have fun creating..I am off now to check for new items in your site. Take care..

Hugs,
Wanda

RosesMarijke said...

Hi Rebeca
What a very loveley frenchdoors.....and the book is so beautiful!!
xxMarijke

Oklahoma Granny said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the doors. They're wonderful. The books is lovely.

Brenda said...

I love that poetry book. So old looking. A treat for the soul.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello dear Rebecca... you are the busy lady! Your remodeling project in your top post looks huge, you must have sooo much energy! All of your rooms I have seen in your home are just exquisite! That shop looks so fun... I would get lost in there for hours... your poetry book is priceless! The photos are beautiful and I am hoping you will share some of the thoughts inside one day too... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie PS Many lovely comments on my post about you and my French sachet!

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