Monday, April 23, 2007

~ Monday ~ Corners of My Home

The last three days I've been home long enough to eat, sleep and watch one movie! I have really missed reading all the blog sites and will have to catch up.

It's Monday, so here is another little glimpse around my home. This is still in the morning room. It is the other side of the doorway you saw last week.

We built a storage piece here using two stock cabinet pieces and we added the tops, bottoms and moldings and faux lead glass treatment.
It is a good example of glazing over white with a small paint brush for more detail work.

The tile is an antique Minton. We found it up at Renninger's a couple of years ago. It was special treat for that trip. It's one of my favorite things. You can see the corner of a large painting which is one of my hubby's.

It was a beautiful weekend here, I hope you all had the same. We drove up to the little city of Mt. Dora, the city where we have found some of the vintage and antique things I've shown before at their Renninger's Market.

This time we went to the downtown area. It seems like it has been a long time since we went to the stores. It used to be almost all antique stores, now there are quite a few gift stores selling all new items. We skipped those.

I wanted to go to the Hospice store there, and along with it and one other antique mall type store, I did find some fun things. A couple of vintage jewelry pieces, old books to use in art, lace and some small vintage white glass urns, etc....that kind of stuff. We had fun and a fantastic (totally fat and calories) Italian meal.

Thanks for coming by, have a great day.


  1. Another pretty corner of your beautiful home, Donna!

    Your weekend sounds wonderful. Those are the kind of weekends, we love.

    Back Porch Musings

  2. Even a peak at a simple corner of your house is exciting.

    I am so far behind on my favorite blogs as well...time to catch up on yours!

  3. Donna, that is so pretty! You all did a lovely job making that piece, and the tile is beautiful. We have a friend in Philadelphia who collects antique tiles, and also sells them on eBay. They are truly an art form in themselves. I would love to see your DH's painting---that corner is beautiful!

    Your weekend sounds lovely. I know how you feel about catching up on blogs. I was caught up yesterday, and worked today and now am behind all over again. :) Maybe tomorrow...

    I always look forward to seeing a new "corner" each Monday, and hearing about your creations and treasures.

    Love, Andrea

  4. You are so what you've done here! I've been thinking about Renninger's lately. Is it worth the trip? Enjoy your evening!

  5. Love seeing the corners and areas of your home ~ thanks for sharing.
    Have a blessed week!

  6. Dear Donna,
    Thank-you for stopping by my blog and leaving a calling card (comment).
    The Antique Tile is beautiful as is the cabinet.

    Woud you like to link? I would love to send visitors at Robin Sherwood frecklefarm your way to see all of your creative postings, decoratives and art.

  7. I so enjoy these little glimpses into your home! Everything you do always has such wonderful detail!


  8. Just found your blog and how beautiful it is!



  9. I've always admired your house and seeing all of the neat ideas you come up with.

    Like your damask background too.

  10. Donna, what a treat to see another little corner shot of your have so much eye candy, we could never see enough! Sounds like a fun time antiquing in Mt. Dora. I never went there, but do remember seeing the signs when I was in Orlando years ago.

    Southern Hospitality

  11. Hi,
    I just recently found your blog. Your home and artwork are beautiful.
    I just started my own blog, hope you can take a look.

  12. Just a wonderful are all your sweet corners!
    The cabnet is so nice and that tile is gorgeous.

    Yu had a wonderful day! The perfect kind to me. I hear that Mt. Dora is such a nice spot...
    I am so glad you had a delightful weekend!


  13. I so enjoy peeking at what you have done in your home!!!

  14. Another wonderful corner of your home Donna! It is just amazing how you transformed stock pieces into something so custom looking and beautiful. And the tile is really special. I'm glad you had nice visit to Mt. Dora - I was there about a year ago.. you are right, there are many stores with "new" things, but I especially loved the antique ones and the one with the old books! Thanks for sharing!


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