Sunday, July 20, 2014

How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses

From  My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays

I'm so happy to be here today!  My name is Doreen and my blog is  Hymns and Verses. 

So - how did I find my style?  I think for me - my style has evolved, but one constant in my style has been to include vintage pieces that have a sense of nostalgia.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
Furniture and accessories with a story are abundant in my home.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
I am so fortunate to have pieces from my family that I treasure - like my corner cabinet that has been passed down through the generations.  When I was a little girl, this cabinet was in my grandmother's kitchen and was painted white.  It's been through some changes over the years, but it's painted once more and now resides in my dining room.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
Did you notice that little yellow high chair?  It was my father's, but it wasn't yellow when he sat in it!  I also have pieces of furniture that I've collected - they also have a story to tell.  One of my favorite finds is this dining room table and chairs.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses

I saw this table and chairs at a yard sale.  It was in really bad shape, but would you look at the legs on the table!  They literally had me driving around the block just to find a place to pull over and get a closer look.  The entire set was $40!  It did get a major makeover with chalk paint and the chairs got new seat covers!  Oh, and do you see the farmhouse bench - that came from my great aunt's farmhouse.  I sat at that old bench for many meals when I was young!  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
Another piece with a story is this old door.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
One day I found an awesome little place run by a husband and wife team in their 80's- but, are so young at heart!  They still ride bicycle, cook by the light of a lantern on a real wood stove, and make items to sell using only hand tools.  They also have what most would consider "junk" for sale.  Lots of old doors, windowpanes, ladders, and more! I've developed a wonderful friendship with them and one of the pieces I picked up there was this old door that I turned into a family message center.
    
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
I added a rusty handle that I found, along with hooks for hanging up scarves and totes, rusty wheel casters for hanging up keys,  and a wire basket to corral the mail.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
I also picked up an old barn door at the same place  and  made it into a sign for my living room.  It's the first thing you see when you come into my home and  one of my very favorite things.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
I use smaller vintage items to add nostalgia to my decor.  Like tying an old skeleton key to the top of a cloche.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
Or framing a piece of vintage sheet music.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
I also take my love of vintage to the outdoors.  This is my sister's circa 1960's Schwinn.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
And here's a look at my front porch this summer with more vintage pieces I've collected over the years.  You can barely see it, but the egg basket on the lower shelf was used by my grandmother to collect the daily eggs on the farm. 
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
And, I found this French chair at a local auction and turned it into a planter with a galvanized tub in the seat.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Hymns & Verses
I hope you've enjoyed taking a little look around my home to see how I incorporate things with meaning or nostalgia into my decor!  I'd love for you to stop by for a visit at Hymns and Verses to see more!  
Thanks, again, Pamela for having me here today!
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays
Doreen I love that you have used things close to your heart thru out your home. Thank you so very much for stopping by today and taking us on a tour of your home and sharing your decorating tips.

13 comments:

  1. I just love your home!!! Your table and chairs are fabulous, and what a bargain. Everything is gorgeous.

    Kathy

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  2. So many beautiful and inspirational photos! Thank you for sharing this blogger with us. I found a new blog to follow ;)

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  3. Doreen you home is so sweet. I am a door collector of sorts and love the chalk board mail door you have. Love the history behind these pieces you have too. How wonderful you have so many wonderful family pieces.
    Pamela Doreen is a great choice this week. I enjoyed the tour of her home. I am heading over to her blog now.
    Have a great start to the new week.
    Kris

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  4. Doreen has such a pretty home, Pamela! I'm so glad you featured her here today. She's got lots of great ideas. I love how she has incorporated things that have meaning and are part of her past in her home. She is very lucky to have those pieces of her family history.

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  5. Oh I love her, such a really sweet person and I adore her style. Thanks for featuring her.

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  6. Doreen has such a beautiful home...thank you so much for sharing it with us Pamela!!!
    XO Barbara

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  7. Doreen, I just love your style! I'd love to see in in person!!! Thanks Pamela for featuring one of my favorite bloggers!

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  8. Always love seeing beautiful pics of Doreen's home. What a awesome deal on the dining room set.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Doreen's home is lovely with so many great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. We just love Doreen's home so much and her style reflects her beautiful personality and spirit!

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  11. Love Doreen's home and the fact that she has wonderful treasures that have been in her family for generations...beautiful, beautiful home....great feature Pamela!

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  12. How beautiful!! I'm excited to find someone else who like things with a story and family heirlooms! Lovely feature!

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  13. Beautiful home....where did you get your curtains and the curtain hooks??

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