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Friday, September 17, 2010

A Designing Woman...Vintage Inspiration Friday

Happy Friday!

And welcome to the third week of 
Vintage Inspiration Friday
hosted by the darling Debra

Debra is hosting a weekly party
where everyone is encouraged to share whatever is inspiring us
in our creative endeavors...

Is it a design or decor book?
A fabulous store or shop?
Another blog or blogger?

If it's vintage and inspiring, this is your place to share!

This week, I wanted to feature Debra herself
and her simply stunning vintage jewelry creations,
all available in her Etsy Shop.

All created with love...

from found objects

unearthed treasures

lost lovelies

dainty and timeless

each piece one of a kind

and most definitely inspiring!

If you love what you see here

Be sure to visit Debra's gorgeous shop,

And to share your own sources of vintage inspiration, 
head on over to
Common Ground.

And now for a tease...

Check back soon to see how 

ain't orange no more...

{first of several coats just applied. She's still in her ugly stage right now}

Off to
Fredericksburg Trade Days ( a mini- Canton ) now.
Happy Weekend!


VS said...

I ADORE vintage key jewelry & her's are amazing!!! Big Orange Betty is going to look awesome as a Dream n Cream, looks like your new home is coming along beautifully...I'm so excited for you. See ya in TEXAS gal!

trash talk said...

I've said it before, but it bears repeating. My main goal is to be able to meet Debra face to face and gaze into those beautiful, loving eyes!
Believe me when I say...I'm working on it!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Awe shucks Anne, what a sweet post! Betty is lookin' mighty beautimous all dressed in white! I know you're having a blast with the new decor you're working on. Thankyou for joining in, today. Love you bunches. talk soon.

savvycityfarmer said...

okay so here's the deal
I saw these images the other day
in the meantime
forgot where ... duh
another day passes ... I find a truckload of old keys
think to self .. I could make some jewelry
but WHERE did I see that cool stuff ...
and then
YOU posted THIS ... and I suddenly realized ... it could ONLY be
COMMON GROUND who presented such lovelies!

I want one of e.a..c.h.

hugs to you and Debra!
love that girl

Blondie's Journal said...

Debra's jewelry is simply one of a kind and I love every piece. Just gorgeous!

The cabinet is going to be fabulous!


FairfieldHouse said...


Thanks for sharing Debra's beautiful pieces of the past. I will certainly check out her blog and shop.

Big Betty is looking good so far! Enjoy your treasure hunt at Fredericksburg Trade Days!

Your Friend,

Hearts Turned said...

Oh, so gorgeous! Love all the bling on the old key--what a great idea!

Hope your day is wonderful, Anne!


Polly said...

Big Orange Betty! Hilarious! She's looking big and beautiful with her new white dress!

Debra's designs are lovely!!



Drawn to The Sea said...

How gorgeous. They do seem like "unearthed treasures"... like they'd been waiting together in an old purse in the back of an armoire.

whimages said...

WOW! Her jewelry is SO AMAZING! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Anne! Oh, I love Debra too! She is a very talented and sweet lady!
Now your big old Orange Betty is going to have to have a name change! :) Looking good.
Have a great weekend and hurry up and get moved in! I wanna see! :) You know I'm just teasing! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue said...

Pretty cool you featured Debra. She is truly an amazing woman with a heart of gold that I admire very much! The world would be a better place if we have more "Debra's" in the world. Can't wait to see the final makeover for Big Orange Betty!

Take care, Sue

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Betty's looking beautiful!!

I just love this day that Debra hosts. So many possibilities ~ so many fun places to visit!

Have a fun filled weekend!!


Laurie said...

Your work on Big Orange Betty reminds me that I want to paint our little china cabinet white.(not antique but my hubby won it free!) Betty is going through a great metamorphosis! Love, love, love the jewelry - I'm off to go see more!

It's me said...

Happy weekend Anne....great cabinet !! lovely blog from Debra.......hugs and love Ria....

Dorthe said...

Ann, your necklace is fantastic, I love Debra`s key jewelery,and I have to buy one myseld some day.
Your cabinet, is going to look wonderfull when finished.
Happy week-end, dear.

Julie Marie said...

Hello Anne... how sweet of you to post about Debra... I am the lucky owner of one of her original pieces as well... every time I wear it I get so many compliments! She is one talented lady (and one of the sweetest too!)... love how your cabinet turned out, and I am enjoying seeing how your new house is becoming a home... xoxo Julie Marie

Theresa said...

Beautiful creations by Debra! I love her to pieces! Your Big White Betty is gorgeous!

Enjoy your time at mini-Canton! HUGS!

Tricia said...

Debra's jewelry is so pretty...I love it. I can already tell that Big Orange Betty is going to be looking good!

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend :)

gail said...

I guess everyone has to have a Big Orange Betty in their life!!!!

ChiPPy-SHaBBy said...

OMG!*!*! Toooooo Funny - "Big Ugly Betty"... Where do you come up with this stuff????
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Lili said...

Thanks for that wonderful dose of vintage inspiration. Especially love the bling in with the vintage bits. And I'm thinking Big Betty will turn out to be a stunner in your hands! ~Lili

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~**~Haha!;) I love how big orange Betty is getting all dolled up in white!!! Cant wait to see it finished..and so glad you featured Debra today! She is awesome~~*Hugs, Rachel~*~*

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Love her jewel creations!!! And I love your transformation....I am off of work tomorrow...I am not even going up for our big dealer yard sale. Some rest at home...maybe I will get creative! Have a great weekend with the new house! Hugs,Janna

Elyse said...

ooh la la -- betty is looking good!

you might enjoy this:


Carole said...

I was just over at Debra's as just as I was going to comment I saw your thumbnail photo and said hey I know that piece of jewelry!!! That must have been the one I saw her do a post on and when I went to her shop it was sold so I had her make one for me. It's very much the same but with a different key and rhinestone.
I guess we have twins..!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I just love Debra's jewelry, I happen to own one of her gorgeous pieces myself!!! Betty is looking better all dressed in white. hugs~~~ Daphne

June said...

Anne what an awesome post about our talented and beautiful Debra!!! I just adore her beautiful creations. She finds the best stuff.
I can't wait to see what you do with the cabinet my friend.

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Anne,

Personally, I don't think Big Orange Betty ever had an ugly stage. Her color might not be right in that environment, but she was amazing somewhere else.......what a magnificent piece!


Farmgirl Paints said...

Love the necklaces. So cute! Great job on your redo. It's gonna be fabulous:) Happy weekend friend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful jewelry! Love her creations. Loving the pain on the Orange Betty!

She Uses Her Words said...

Ha! Love Big Orange Betty! I know she'll turn out fabulous. Thanks for sharing the necklaces! I'm heading over there now!
xo, Karen

Beatnheart said...

Have big fun on your newly acquired happy for you! Your friends jewelry is so pretty and inventive...I’m heading over there now. Cheers!

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