Monday, February 18, 2013

On Top the Old Hoosier

 
I’m playing around with PicMonkey this morning so please excuse the pictures as I learn how to do everything they provide, also excuse the ball jars on the floor to the left. I hate to take them down to the basement in case I would want to use them again since I’ve been playing around the rooms of my home. 
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I like this arrangement better on top but still disliking the heat return vent, I think it’s the problem I have when I go to decorate it.
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I’ve been shopping my home and put a wire basket that I had under my end table on top with some books in it. Also the plant holder that I found at the church sale for .10!
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Two demi johns that I found at Goodwill and wicker candle/bottle holder on the left side.
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I added the black and white tea towel on the side but would like to get a grainsack one with a black stripe.
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The basket I found for pennies and for those that are new to my blog the chair I found at the side of the road years ago. Love when that happens but are few and far between for me!
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Thank you to all my new followers, always appreciate you stopping by!
 
 
Rondell

27 comments:

Kelly said...

I love that Hoosier cabinet! I think you did a great job styling the top of it. I love the mix of the wire with the wicker bottles. I also love the chair with the basket of baby's breath in it. So farmhousey! I have the same problem sometimes with thermostats and vents that get in the way. As if we REALLY need those things! LOL!

Anne said...

What a beautiful cabinet!I think you have done a great job disguising that vent.I am always trying to hide those too.
xx
Anne

Gail said...

I too love your Hoosier cabinet and the top vignette looks great! I wouldn't change a thing. Love your chair with the cute basket of baby's breath. Hope you are having a great weekend thus far. It's snowing here in Southern Maryland. Gail

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your cabinet! The chalkboard panels are fantastic! You did a wonderful job with the top...I just eat up wire baskets. You have some great finds here!

XO,
Jane

NanaDiana said...

Rondell- What a great old Hooiser cabinet. I always wanted one but will settle for looking at my sister-in-laws that came from her childhood farmhouse home- xo Diana

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Great job styling the top! I have an idea....keep your eyes out for an old screen with a wood frame ( or make one) and stand or hang it in front of the vent....air can still pass but the vent is covered!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

aww - this is all beautiful! I love roadside finds and penny finds too! (who doesn't). I'm off to visit the rest of your blog...

Shelia said...

You have the prettiest Hoosier and you've decorated it beautifully!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love the basket with the books. Perfection!

cynthia lee designs said...

I love your Hoosier cabinet!! Love that basket on your pretty white chair too!! We have a thermostat in our dining room that drives me crazy...it is right under where my white rolling pin shelf is and I can't figure out how to hide it. Would love to have a wood cover over it, but our furnance guys said it was a no-no and that it wouldn't let the furnance run correctly. Bummer...
Hope you are having a great weekend.
hugs,
Cindy

Maureen said...

Your cabinet set up is great! Have you thought of screwing a vintage, cast iron grate on right over the heat return vent? The air would move through it fine and it would make a neat art piece.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Pretty vignette! I really love the chalkboard paint on your hoosier. My eye keeps going right to that piece over and over. That was such a cute idea for that piece of furniture. Everything is looking so good at your home!

Dawn said...

I think your cabinet looks wonderful and the blue jars on the floor add to the charm, I would leave them there:) I think Maureen has a great idea to buy a large iron architectural piece and place it right over the heater vent. You could still get heat but it would make it look like the piece was supposed to be there.

Anne said...

So pretty! Love all your styling!!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Nice job Rondell! I really like the texture of the wire basket, demijohns and the greenery.

Have a great day.
Pam

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is all so pretty, Rondell! Isn't picmonkey fun?

Patty said...

I had to google demi john. I learned something new from you Rondell. I love changing things around too. Your Hoosier cabinet is just grand with all the pretty things you have adorning it. Did you paint the chair? I want to learn how to paint furniture because I am getting a new craft room and have alot of pieces in the basement storage to paint to hold supplies. Thanks for visiting me!

Jamie Dorobek said...

I love the 2 chalkboard painted cabinets and that wire basket on top! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

Ellie VanCaster said...

Love the vignette on the hoosier cabinet, really pretty.
Have a good week.

Holly Browning said...

I like your ball jars there. I do the same thing - only my stairs are usually lined on the sides with them. I love Picmonkey. I am loving chalk boards these days too. Like it on the cabinet. Coming over from Creative Cain Cabin. :)

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks great...fun mix! Love the hoosier cabinet. I think this in my first visit to your lovely blog :)

Debra @ Homespun said...

Love the Hoosier but the basket and chair combo is so pretty! :)

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

If only I could find a place to put a hoosier cabinet. I love the way you have yours with the chalk boards. Very pretty!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your baskets and your vignettes. So pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Carol said...

The hoosier is so pretty, Rondell. Love the chalkboards. I really like the idea of adding the architectural piece in front of your heat vent. Also wondered if you could switch the demi-johns with the basket since they are taller and would hide more of the vent? Just a thought!

Angela Santaniello said...

Love the cabinet and the chalkboard detail! Also, the .10 plant holder...awesome score!
Angela

Allison said...

I love your hoosier! I love the chalkboard parts on it.
I have the top of our hoosier in the shed it needs a lot of work but we lost the bottom of it in a house fire. I'm still looking for a bottom.