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Antique iron daybed and dreaming of summer

Is it ever going to stop snowing?  Yes it is pretty when I have no where to go but to sit and watch the snow falls with a cup of tea in my hand and laughing children in the background.  That is rarely ever the case.  Who is ready for summer?  I so am.  I am ready for the smell of summer air and the feel of dirt in my hands.  For the girls and I to tend our rose garden and fill the house with roses.  I am ready for happy summer people.











 I love to buy cottage or spray roses every week.  Roses make me happy.  Now the girls think it's strange when we don't have flowers in the house.







This vase is one of my most adored finds.  Look at that beautiful details.  LOVE.  I found it at my favorite flea market.  They think it might be close to hundred years old.



I got this gorgeous antique iron crib at the Brimfield Antique show last year.  Every year I look forward to walking around Brimfield by myself...hunting for that perfect treasure.  I plan to take loads of picture for you this year.




Gorgeous patina.



I took out the sides of the crib to turn it into a daybed.  Isn't it divine?  My girls love it.
I had originally bought these white curtains from IKEA but decided to use them to make the ruffle pillows and cover instead. The living room in general is very soft and feminine.  The rustiness of the bed kind of balance out all the ruffles and girliness. There is nothing sweeter than to see my girls cuddle up on their daybed.




It has been a very busy weekend for me.   I did a lot of sewing.  I don't LOVE to sew.  I always find  excuses just so I don't have to sew.  But my couches need some serious help.  I wish I was brave enough to show you what they really look like.  Let just say we used to have two very active labs who love to eat my couches.  Buying a new couch is not an option for me, so slipcovers are the next best things.

To soften the bland look of slip covered couches, I sew layers upon layers of ruffle pillows.  Who doesn't love ruffles?  Now I adore my couches. 


I hope everyone is staying warm inside.  As much as I don't like snow, I feel blessed for days like these.  As I am typing this post, I can see all three of my loves playing outside in the snow.  I can see them having a snow ball fight and laughing.  I guess it is time for this mommy to make some hot chocolate and enjoy the snow.

Love,
Victoria


Linking up with:
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/
http://www.modvintagelife.blogspot.com/
http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/
http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com/
 http://www.cedarhillfarmhouse.com/2014/02/scoop-104.html
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/02/202nd-inspire-me-tuesday.html#more
http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/
frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com

29 comments:

  1. What a treat to open your link up to my party and find this pretty post and find that you are new to blogging! I love the photos of your home. I'm adding you to my blog roll so I can follow along. As soon as you have your google followers up ...I'll follow there too.

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting, Nita. I have been thinking about blogging for so long now and finally decided that it is time. I love this community of amazingly creative and talented women who are so inspiring and encouraging to newbies like me.

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  2. Oh how sweet and totally adorable. I love your antique crib and ho you styled it. Gorgeous:-)

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  3. Victoria,
    It's so nice to have you at my party this week. Your home is so very pretty...luv that daybed.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you for hosting, Linda. I absolutely adore everything in your booth and the way you set everything up.

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  4. Gorgeous room and such beautiful photos. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you, Marty. For a newbie like me, all these link parties are so wonderful.

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  5. Very pretty and I love how you created that wonderful daybed.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. My girls adore that bed.

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  6. Love the daybed!! What a find that was! I, too love to have the fresh flowers in the house. Keep warm!!

    ~Shanon

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    1. Thank you, Shanon. I see from your past post that you are ready for spring too.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy. I barely get to sit on it because the girls and the dogs think it is their place which it is. : )

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  8. SUPER beautiful stuff here! Love your vintage items, the flowers, the linens, the photos...

    Now following you, and pinning these! Come visit me @ The Farmhouse Porch

    Linsey

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    1. Thank you Linsey. I will be visiting you too. You know I am obsessed with hunting for my vintage treasures when all the flea markets' employees know exactly what I am looking for and save it for me.

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  9. Gonna LOVE this blog! Looking forward to more!

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  10. So much beautiful loveliness!!! Gorgeous daybed for your girls to enjoy.
    Happy to be a new follower,
    Mary Alice

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  11. Just beautiful. I love all the whites. Alaina

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  12. Oh my!

    The scale . . . the oranges roses . . . the silver vase . . . the beautiful day bed . . . perfection!

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  13. Victoria, love your furnishings, just beautiful. Glad you started a blog. I am joining up right now. Pat.

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  14. Really a cool idea of the crib turned sitting area. I love roses too; my favorite ones are the variegated ones. I also love the tiny mixed carnations=love these placed in a teapot or tea cup.

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    1. I love all kind of roses, Kim. They are just beautiful. I am planning to start a David Austen rose garden this summer. I love putting tiny rose buds in tea cups too and put them around the house...the girls always look at me like, is this a test? like is this a test to see how long these little teacups will be in one piece?

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  15. Just love the picture of your home and that antique daybed is to die for. I haven't been blogging for too long and it's difficult to get people to follow but I am now a follower of your blog so please follow me back. Best wishes with your blog.
    Regards,
    Diane@babiesbridesandlavender

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  16. Gorgeous, Victoria! LOVE that daybed with all the luscious ruffles! You have truly created a beautiful and cozy place to kick back and relax during this brutal winter. lol

    xoxo laurie

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  17. Love the daybed and your soft romantic style. I love your blog, and invite you to share with us at Ivy and Elephants. Best wishes with your blog.
    Patti

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    1. Thank you so much, Patti. I can't wait to check out your blog!

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  18. The day bed = love. Again, you are amazingly creative.

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