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Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Sister Made It

Hello again!  How have you been?  Didn't the holiday season just fly by?  I am still recovering from it!  Have you removed all of your decor or does it tend to linger a bit afterward?  My take-down occurs in stages.  The first stage is removing all the directly Christmas-related items such as ornaments and trees.  I like to keep the garlands, faux greenery and pinecones around a bit longer to add a little winter interest throughout our home (we tend to have really long winters here!)  These will slowly get removed one by one as I make room for spring decor!  




 I mentioned before that my sister lives in Tennessee, so I don't get to see her very often.  Last time I went to visit her in September she surprised me with the promise of a homemade apron for my birthday.  We went to Hobby Lobby together and she let me pick out the fabric material.  When she came home for Christmas, she gave me the finished apron!  I love it!  Didn't it turn out wonderful!?  It matches my red kitchen perfectly!  Thank you, Alexandra!  










On another note, I wanted to share something with you before I go!  I previously mentioned that I desired to open an online store and that hasn't changed.  I have been thinking a lot about it lately.  As I am continually rearranging things here, I would rather see them passed along to you for use rather than store them.  I am thrilled with the wonderful success and turn out at my annual barn sales, but some of you live too far away to attend them, so I decided to push forward with starting an online option for some of the smaller items that can be shipped easily.  I am going to test the waters by listing photos of these items periodically right here on my blog and see where it takes us.  What do you think?  Would you be interested in seeing something like this become reality in the coming year?  I would love to hear your thoughts!


Thanks so much for coming back again and again!  I appreciate your comments and visits very much!



I hope you all have a wonderful weekend,




Maria ~Rusty Hinge






40 comments:

  1. What a beautiful apron! And love your cabinet it looks so pretty and a very nice mix of winter :) happy weekend! xo Holly

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  2. Hello Maria! What a beautiful apron! And your idea with the online store is great....Have a wonderful weekend! With love, Geli

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  3. Your sis did a fantastic job on that apron....I love the quilted piece idea of it....

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  4. Hi Maria~~ PLEASE open an on-line shop!! You have so many wonderful things to share with all of us, even those of us who are far away!!! Your house looks so pretty. We have taken down all the Christmas items and then I did a bunch of rearranging. That always feels nice and fresh! Although it feels VERY much like winter here. 30's at night and 50's during the day. That is way..... cold for So. Cal:))
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo~ Cheryl

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  5. Love your homemade apron! Now you have one that is special. I would love to shop at your online store. I don't live near you, so that would be a great solution. Looking forward to seeing what you offer!

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  6. Of course I'd like your on line store! For those of us (like me) who have to drive 160 miles to antique or junk, we would love it!!!!

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  7. This hutch and the way you have it arranged are just heavenly!!!

    ♥Linsey

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  8. OH yes I am interested!!!!! I can't wait!!!! Love the new apron and the colors are amazing!! What a sweet sister!!!

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  9. I would definitely like to see things on your posts that might be for sale.

    If I had your kitchen, I might actually want to cook or at least bake.

    And that cute apron would be a reason to bake also.

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  10. Lovely blog and lovely pictures!

    Take care,
    Titti

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  11. What a beautiful apron. I think an online shop would be nice. Test the waters by posting on your blog.

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  12. It is a lovely apron and I love your hutch too! Beautiful photo.

    Carolyn

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  13. What a lovely gift from your sister, Maria. She did a great job on it. I'll be looking forward to what you'll be posting for sale. Would love to see you start an online shop.
    Mary Alice

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  14. Maria,
    What a sweet sister you have the apron is so pretty and does match really well. I would love for you to start an online shopping of treasures. That sounds great. I have been tossing that around for awhile too. I will be curious to see how this goes for you.
    Kris

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  15. Love the apron.. What a treasure! Love all your pictures. Thanks for inspiring me with each post.

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  16. Wowwww your own on line shop is great !!....lovely weekend...love your decoratings...as always.....love Ria...xxx...

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  17. Hi Maria,
    I love the apron your sister made, it is just lovely!!
    Looking forward to seeing the treasures you have for sale!!
    Hope you have a fantastic weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  18. Your sister did a wonderful job and you hung it in the perfect spot for a photo. Can't wait to see what you will be selling:)

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  19. Wow Maria, What a wonderful blog! I am sooo glad I found you. I am definitely going to follow along... I hope you will stop and visit with me and follow along with me too. I think you hav fabulous taste sooo YES, go for it. I think you would do great posting things for sale. Blessings to you and on your new adventure.

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  20. The apron is wonderful that your sister made. May I ask what part of Tennessee that she is from? I live in middle Tennessee right between Chattanooga and Nashville.

    An online store of yours, I am sure would be wonderful. You have many beautiful things in your home.

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  21. Your sister is very talented! What a lovely apron and the colors are perfect. It looks great right where it is .. and I'm sure it looks very nice working in the kitchen too:)

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  22. The apron is gorgeous, and looks great in your adorable kitchen. Sounds like a good idea, and it can't hurt to try... Happy weekend. Mary

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  23. Good luck with your online store...and that apron is beautiful. Your sister did a great job on it. Have a great weekend, Maria- xo Diana

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  24. Well, I would love to help you "thin out" your stuff! ��

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  25. That apron is wonderful! Great job picking the fabric and tell your sister great job on the sewing end!
    I haven't been following your blog very long but I can tell that I would love to see what you have to offer for sale! Love your style!

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  26. I love the apron, and your kitchen.

    great idea to sell things on your blog...I do that too, but only occasionally.
    People often ask me about pictures on FB too.

    There are also at least 2 blog parties where you can post pics of tings and sell.

    lots of free options.

    blessings
    barb

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  27. What a sweet apron, Maria! I adore how it picks up the red from your vintage chair and the berries on the counter. :) You truly know how to create a delicious vignette! I am so excited for you - starting out on this new venture! I know it will be successful for you, as your treasures are so pretty and unique! Hugs!

    xoxo laurie

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  28. I, too am trying to get an Etsy store opened, but just can't seem to find the time to get it going:-( I wish you luck in this venture as well. Love all your stuff!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  29. The apron is wonderful love the white and black with red in the fabric perfectly sets a tone up against your hutch, the hutch I love so.

    A beautiful Sunday to you, and a week of inspiration to follow.
    Xx
    Dore

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  30. Have just found your wonderful blog... I would love to see some of your things in an online store.

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  31. It would be rather difficult for me to buy your items (Belgium) :-). But you should go for it. I'm right there in the same boat with you, on the other side of the pond.

    Goedele

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  32. That's a super cute apron, I like the colours a lot. Your sister has some great talent!

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  33. I adore your chippy cabinet and love all your vintage dishes displayed. The hardware look similar to a built in cabinet in our dining room, and I love it. So beautiful. The apron is so sweet too... what a thoughtful gift.

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  34. Your apron is too cute and YES I would love to purchase items on your blog..Looking forward to it..

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  35. The apron is adorable and love that cabinet. I think it's a great idea to have an online store...can't wait to see it! Im your newest follower:)

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  36. Love the apron, love the kitchen.... Pinning!

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

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  37. I would love to know when you have your annual barn sale! I am close enough to drive north for it. :-)

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  38. I love your apron. I have just like it only different fabric. Glad you are the recipient of Lexie's talents. Who knew she would learn to sew.

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Thank you for stopping by! I love hearing from you and appreciate all of your comments. It's a treat to read each one!
Love,
Maria