F I'm So Vintage: one proud mama

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

one proud mama

I get to start my day off by being a doubly proud mama. Both of my daughters had photos, they took in their homes, featured on Design Sponge yesterday. What an amazing coincidence. 

This is Katy's bedroom. You'll notice that someone else is on the bed. That's Tula, who gives me the stink eye whenever I am there visiting. Somehow she always seems to position herself for the photos.


We got that old iron bed, with its wonderful chippy green paint, for her at an auction in North Carolina when she was in college, and we had to borrow our neighbors old VW van to get it home. She has been moving it with her for the last 12 years. I am on the lookout for another one. 

This is Cary's entrance hall,


and this is the eating area in her kitchen.  Must have been party time as I see streamers and a happy birthday banner.


Cary and her family live in a 150 year old farmhouse in Atlanta. It is one of only a very few that survived the Civil War. While home schooling and wrangling three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a bunch of chickens, Cary is somehow finding time to add her wonderful touches to their historical home.

These photos can be found here along with some other wonderful old house photos.

I'm so happy that they inherited my love for old things. It sure makes gift giving easy.


As much as I would love to share a photo of my wonderful space, I have been busy thrifting and now I'm busy stepping over things. In other words it is a big fat mess.

Stay warm and if you live in the south and are in the path of that big storm, please be careful.



 

47 comments:

  1. That bed is terrific as well as the farmhouse table.

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  2. I love when our children start to show they picked up a little of us when they get older. My girls are starting to decorate their spaces with things like I would....but don't tell them I've noticed! ;) Great spaces your two are creating!

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    1. I love seeing them carry on the things that we love. shhhh!! I won't tell :)

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  3. How fun and yes, amazing that they were both featured at the same time! I love all the photos. I have a question. Is there a particular use for the "fabric thingy" hanging on the wall next to the stairs? I love it, but can't decide what it is. Looks kind of like something to put a pair of shoes or slippers in (originally) or an old clothespin holder? Love it all, because I love vintage, too!
    AND one of these days, I'm going to get some old photos hung in my home office and then I'll share them on my blog!

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    1. The fabric thingy was actually made by my daughter, Katy. I actually have one, too. They are made from vintage linen towels (I think) and are meant to be used for catchalls. Can't wait to see you vintage photos hung. :)

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  4. P.S. I have family in the Atlanta area and they just can't believe this crazy winter that most of the US is experiencing this year. I live near St. Louis, Mo, and I'm getting REALLY tired of near ZERO and SUB ZERO temps! LOL

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    1. Atlanta is supposed to get snow today. My grandchildren will love it.

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    1. It really is great. My daughter's 95 pound self is always shoving that heavy old thing around. I don't know how she does it.

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  6. Congratulations to your daughters! Design and a love for vintage must run in your family!

    xo
    Claudia

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    1. Thanks, Claudia. I think it must be nature plus nurture that produced the love.

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  7. Congratulations to your girls! There homes look wonderful! They have inherited your love of things old that's for sure.

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    1. Thanks, Barb. They both have great taste.

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  8. How exciting and wonderful that your girls take after you! Congratulations to them!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. I think they may have left me in the dust a while ago.

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  9. Proud Mama for sure! Love the bed and the other photos show what great taste you girls inherited from you!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  10. The photos are beautiful. It's no wonder you are a proud mama!!

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    1. When I grow up I think I will be them :)

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  11. Congratulations to your daughters! I will have to go check out more of their photos on the link you shared.

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    1. Actually the other photos are from other old houses, but they are both on instagram with their photos.

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  12. They must have taken after their mom! Love these. I'd take that bed everywhere I went to. Love it!

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    1. I keep hoping she'll decide she doesn't want it, but I'm thinking that might not happen.

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  13. You really should be so very proud! What talented young ladies they both are! I love seeing photos of their homes! WOW! Beautiful decor! Enjoy your day my friend! It's 73 here right now so I can't complain but I feel for all those in the frigid blast of cold! Sweet hugs!

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    1. I wish I was there with your 73 degrees. It's 2 degrees here this morning. BRRRRR!!!

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  14. Congrats to both your girls. I love all the pictures...and what fun that they were both recognized at the same time. LOVE it!!!! xo Diana

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    1. I know. I thought it was pretty crazy that they were picked for the same day.

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  15. I love that bed AND the farmhouse. wow

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    1. It's amazing that the house survived the civil war. They are very lucky to have gotten it.

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  16. Your daughters have great style. It's nice that they like the same things that you do. You have reason to be proud Laura. Have a cozy evening.

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    1. Thanks, Pamela. We do all have very similar tastes.

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  17. I see the apple didn't fall far from the tree, Laura!
    Your girls do have wonderful styling taste.
    I see why you are proud of them both.

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    1. I think that maybe I am starting to learn form them now.

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  18. How wonderful, Laura! You have every right to be a proud mama. Love the photos!

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    1. I think that next time I am dwon there I will get them to give up some of their photo secrets :)

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  19. Congratulations to your girls. You should be proud! It's evident that they inherited their Mom's decorating talent!

    Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy. I am very proud of them.

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  20. I love that they both have a love for old things like their mom. Congrats to them.

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  21. Beautiful pictures, you're right to be proud!

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    1. They are both very good photographers.

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  22. Laura!
    Completely inspired by your gifted girls as well as you, good friend!
    w/L

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  23. Hi Laura, I wanted to come around and visit you, too, and while I love your latest post (May, 2014) about the chippy nightstand you just won, I love this one even more about your girls! I love that they love your style and have adopted it as their own. These photos show great styling. I look forward to seeing more of your posts, as I'm your newest follower. :)
    Rita C at Panoply

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    1. Thanks, Rita. My daughters are the best part of me. :)

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