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Thursday, December 29, 2011

French Day Bed

Let's take a walk outside.  Brrr, it is cold, yet if we bundle up, we will be just fine.  My garden has long been put to bed for the winter, so sorry no flowers today (in about five months.)  So instead, I would love to show you my antique french daybed.

It sits on my porch, dressed with a grapevine wreath and greenery.

I walked out to the woods to cut several kinds of greenery and berries for all my winter decor. 

I stuffed all my garden urns with greenery and berries as well.

Don't you just love chippy wicker?

 An old ladder used to hang homemade garland is propped against a porch post.  I love the aqua color against the greenery.  I keep all of the garlands and greenery up all winter long to add interest with the snow.  I will show you my garland soon.

Let's head back inside where it's much warmer!  Thank-you for taking the time to visit with me outside on this chilly morning. 

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week!

Happy New Year,

Maria ~Rusty Hinge

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  1. Your porch looks so beautiful all decorated with the greenery! Love,love,love your French day bed too....what a fabulous find!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!!!!!

  2. Your pictures are great! But I've got to tell you, I'm so in love with the blue day bed! Its got the perfect color, wear, and rust!

    Take care, Sue

  3. Oh Maria,
    It looks so beautiful! That is one fabulous piece!
    Hope you have a lovely day and have a very Happy New Year.

  4. Hi Maria~~ I love that day bed!!!! That rusty ceiling tin table of mine would look great with it. Remember that table??? Too bad we dont live closer so I could give it to you;) You need to come out to Cali today....it will be close to 80 degrees!!!

    Happy New Year!

    ~The magazine info is still December. Where's our issue???


  5. Maria your porch looks beautiful, love the urn arrangements.

  6. That is a fabulous piece! That rusty green is perfection....

  7. Hi Maria,

    It's always a pleasure to stop by your blog to see what you have in store! This chippy daybed does not disappoint - I love it!!! So full of charm and patina!!! :) I hope you had a lovely Christmas - here's wishing you a fabulous New Year!!!

    Hugs from Cali,

  8. I love the urn..Beautiful photos..
    HaPpY NeW YeAr..

  9. I was just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for visiting my place and your special comments. I look forward to engaging more with you in 2012. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  10. Oh it is gorgeous Maria!
    I adore old iron cribs and beds (luckily I have one too) and yours looks wonderful on your porch with all the scrolls and decorated with all the pretty greenery!

    Did you see Elizabeth Maxon's post of the pampering of her porch lately? So inspiring I guess you'll love it too, so here is the link
    just in case you haven't seen it yet:

    Sending you warmest wishes for a wonderful new year 2012 from Boxwood Cottage in Germany
    Carola x

  11. What a lovely post! The light in your photos is truly perfect. I'm so excited to find your blog through the CommonGround link party.

  12. How fabulous...it was worth going out in the cold!

  13. Beautiful photos. I love what you've created with greenery. I love doing the same but I don't deal with cold weather as well as you do. :)!

  14. Maria,
    These photos could be straight out of a magazine! That bed is as charming as can be...I would love to walk out on my porch and see that.

    So happy to have found your blog...your home is just beautiful!

    Happy New Year ~ Sarah xo

  15. Maria!
    I am so pleased to meet you!
    Thank you for stopping by 34th street!
    I am not from Boise. We live in Tacoma, Washington. My son, Jay is a sports reporter for KTVB in Boise. He moved to Boise the first of July. He came home for Christmas after the BSU bowl game. I do plan to share about my future ventures to Boise, as I help him decorate his new digs this coming Spring!

    Your blog is wonderful ~ beautiful! I am so happy that you found me so I could find you!
    I am looking forward to popping in with my morning coffee!
    Happy New Year!

  16. Hi! So excited to have you as a new follower. I'm following you back!

  17. just found your sweet and blog and am so excited to see more!
    That daybed is practically perfect!
    Happy New Year
    Many blessings

  18. Maria,

    This is fabulous!! I love your daybed and that rusty white urn. I would love to find one of those! You have a beautiful blog too. Most excited to be following you! Thanks for stopping by. Have a very Happy New Year!

  19. Wonderful photos! Your garden urn is charming. Love it!

  20. Oh how very pretty indeed!! So happy you came by and left me a note....wishing you a wonderful new year!

  21. I heart that daybed! The aqua ladder is fab too! So glad to have found you - I live in a 100 plus year old house too! Following along.

  22. I've just spent the best part of my early morning coffee with your blog! Love it--I'm so glad to find you and your inspirational talent is just awesome. Have a great New Year@

  23. Just discovered your blog today and started following you. Love the pops of color you use to bring out the charm!

  24. That is one awesome daybed, Maria! Wow. You must'ave been doing the extreme happy dance when you happened across that! :) It looks so beautifully wintery with the greenery!

    xoxo laurie

  25. How gorgeous, that daybed is amazing. love the greenery with it. Love coming to visit!! Hope you'll be joining in for Vintage Inspiration Friday!! xox

  26. LOVE this bed...and Happy New Year!

    May 2012 be the best yet for you.

    Big hug
    Elizabeth :-)

  27. Thank you so much for joining my linky party! This post rocks!


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