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Monday, October 1, 2012

Mod Mix Monday #70

This is my last opportunity to show blue hydrangeas on the blog till
next Spring and really it's too late in the season to show these now but...
I adore blue hydrangeas.
Yesterday I pointed out a room that I felt was just made perfect by the hydrangeas on the table
and today this is the same thing.
This room probably would not have stopped me except for those blue flowers.
But then I looked at the rest of the room and love other details in it.
That sofa table is so rustic and good against the aqua blue walls.
I like those flat candlesticks too.
That screen is pretty wonderful also. 
But its the hydrangeas that just bring it all to life.

So much good fall stuff happening in last week's Mod Mix Monday...
I'll be showing some of mine soon.
I don't really do fall until after Halloween.
But I'll do a little before I start showing Halloween.

Much of next month will be devoted to Halloween here on the blog.
If you don't like Halloween you might not want to hang out here.

Ok, here are the highlights of last week.
Look at Custom Comforts perfect early fall porch.
Martha of Leone Design painted this mid century dresser mustard yellow 
leaving the drawers its original wood tone.
Her philosophy is every home needs at least one piece of mid century furniture.
I think she is right. I still need my one piece. 
I'm still regretting a mod wingback chair I saw once and didn't get.
Kate of Chic on a Shoestring shared her mercury glass pumpkin collection she acquired by
haunting TJ Maxx repeatedly. That was my plan too but it went awry.
Lisa at Fern Creek Cottage made herself a vintage looking bread board.
All it took was a cheap pizza board bought at Target, some distressing, 
the addition of steel wool stain and a little wax. 
Now I want to make one of these and I had no idea I wanted one till I saw her's.
I also used the steel wool and vinegar stain myself Saturday night and it works very well.
Leaves you smelling like vinegar though and my fingernails are stained.
I'll show what I used it on this week.
Stacey of A Sort of Fairytale updated her kitchen by painting her backsplash white. 
It really changed up her vintage kitchen for the better.
I love a white backsplash....you just can't beat it.
Laura of Whimsical Perspective painted this piece for herself and added the 
fantastically cloudy vintage mirror. I am crazy for the color of it with that wall color.
Isn't that mirror great?
Lavender Cottage found this wicker sofa at Goodwill for $90.
She painted it and covered the cushions and look at it now.
I love this thing.
Angela of Number Fifty Three turned a 1990's hutch into this magnificent piece.
She took the doors off, painted it white and shabbied it up.
I love it, especially filled with the things she's put in it.

I'm always amazed by all the things you accomplish each week.
Can't wait to see what is up this week.

Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
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Use a permalink to your post, for sure.

If you link up...I'd appreciate it, if you'd follow me.


Brenda Pruitt said...

Lots of pretties to look at. Makes me feel like I've been doing nothing but hobbling around. I should have sat down and created. Famous last words...

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Nita, Hope it's ok to share my new PB urn that looks old, wish I could get my front porch to look that pretty. Have a great week, can't wait to see all your fun Halloweenie posts!

Number Fifty-Three said...

Thank you so much for hosting and for featuring my dining room hutch! I just linked up the entire room reveal. Have a great week!


Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Great features! Thank you for hosting. Wishing you a grand week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Cindi Myers said...

Wow, I REALLY REALLY love this weeks picks!
I have a Mid-Century piece that I found a couple of months ago and have been trying to decide if I should paint it or not...
AND I have a big glass cabinet that I once painted red and now am thinking white again...
AND that backsplash...
AND...I love it ALL!
Must go visit some blogs!
Thanks so much for this post.
:) - Cindi

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

Nita, Thanks so much for hosting another great party! Life to the full, Melissa

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love Laura's dresser and mirror. She always does a great job! Thanks so much for hosting, Nita.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Thank you so much for featuring my faux bread board! I'm looking forward to seeing what you used the vinegar stain on! (you're right it is stinky!)

Unknown said...

thanks for hosting have a lovely week

Unknown said...

Great collection of vintage furniture, I love the vintage mirror...happy weekend!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Love the hydrangeas... such a lovely blue colour! Thanks for hosting, Nita! Have a great week :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for featuring my mid century yellow credenza. This is one of my favorite blogs so it's an honor to be featured! Have a great day.

Terry said...

I didn't think I wanted the pizza cutting board either but I do! So glad I came over and checked out your features - all wonderful! Have a great week!

Cottage and Broome said...

So many pretty post form last week! Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Now I will have to have one of those faux bread boards! Thanks for hosting :)
xo, Andrea

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Gorgeous features this week, Nita--thank you so much for hosting the party today! In the first picture, I love the dark screen on the table in particular--it's lovely. I hope you have an excellent week!

Doreen said...

Hi Nita
I'm your newest follower. I can see I'm going to have a tall cup of coffee and spend a little while here looking at all your gorgeous posts. Thanks for the link party. I linked up my step stool re-do.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I wonder how/why the photo of my scarf curtains isn't in the party photos? My caption is there, but it is under the photo of some random photo that I've never seen before. Is this something that you changed . . . Or a glitch in the linky tool software ?

Bring Pretty Back said...

I really needed some pretty inspiration today , thank you Nita!
Have a pretty day!

Deb @ Lavender Garden Cottage said...

Thanks for featuring my sofa update! So sweet of you!

SLR said...

thank you so very much for the feature!! :)
lots of great other features as well...love that bread board!

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's my china cabinet! The white looks great; it certainly changes the whole look. I do like mine in it's original state, filled with lots and lots of tea things, but what a treat to see it made over.