Saturday, September 25, 2010


My friend Sonia has a wonderful new magazine called Creating Vintage Charm. We are having a blog party to kick off her first issue. I can't wait to receive my copy. I thought I would share with you my sun room. I love this small cozy room on the back of my home. I have so many collections, my husband always says what don't you collect, I love all things vintage. In this room I have decorated it with my vintage aquarium mermaids, vintage aquarium houses, shells and lots of things that I have made. I made the shadow boxes to hold my mermaids, in the one shadow box is a picture of my sister and I when we were little, we were about to go swimming in Lake Huron. I made the shelf on the wall with an old drawer from a chest of drawers that was falling apart. I made the wreath with some of my collected shells and sea glass. I also made the mermaid shadow box a couple of years ago. I also collect vintage wall pockets and vintage flamingo's. Thanks for visiting me today and please check out all the other blogs that signed up for this wonderful party. You can click on Sonia's name to go to the list. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Terri


Claudia said...

I love your blue/green shadow box, Terri! I like nooks and crannies full of little things.


A Cottage Muse said...

Love the shadow boxes full of treasures! So happy I stopped by!

Katsui Jewelry said...

I have seen this all over the internet. She must be very good. I am going to go and see what she is doing!

I love your collections but mostly, I love ow you have displayed them. What a fabulous room. It looks full of light and full of you and your talent!


Sherry said...

Oh, I love your shadow boxes! Very inspiring.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Terri :) Love your sunroom; I so wish we had one in our home so I could have a better place to put my wicker pieces I kept from my mother in. You did a wonderful job creating your shadow boxes. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

A Vintage Chic said...

Ooooh! I love it all, Terri! Your mermaid is fabulous! Love your beautiful!

Can't wait to receive my copy--so exciting!

Hope your weekend is wonderful!


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Love your Vintage Charm Terri! You are soooo creative!


Sonia said...

So so beautiful Terri. I love your displays and how cute to be able to use a family picture for the mermaid. I love that!!
Thank you for celebrating with me Terri.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Yoooooooooooowwzaaaaaaa! Love!!!! Love! Love!

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Kiki said...

Wow...dazzling and beautiful and I am enchanted...gorgeous spirit here!

Rhonda said...

Amazing sun room, that view is so green and lush. Makes me miss the midwest even more than I already do.

Your display box is incredible. I love it!

Rella said...

Everything is so lovely and I adore that shell wreath! I ordered Sonia's magazine the other day and look forward to it's arrival.

xox Rella

debi said...

Oh, Terri, how fun to get a peek into your beautiful home!! I LOVE your 'beachy' sunroom!!

Your shadow boxes are sooooo pretty, and just filled to the brim with vintage charm! Thank you for sharing!

The Shanty Girl said...

Your shadowboxes are beautiful! What a nice sunroom, love how you repurpose things. I also really like your mask in the post below. I had fun stopping by your spot in blogland!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Lovely,lovely post! My favorite was the seashell wreath. It was fun visiting you. Hope you can come by for a visit too. Have a great time.
Janets Creative Pillows

Terri said...

What a delight to see your room! As I have always are an amazingly talented woman!
I did not know you collected mermaids, I will have to keep my eye out for them now.
Your room is really beautiful.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Terri said...

Just wanted to let you know, I just ordered her magazine. I can't wait to see it.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I love your shadow boxes, Terri and your sun room is such a wonderful place!
Have a great Sunday!

Sonia said...

Hello Terri,
You are a winner for a free copy of the magazine. Please read my post and get back to me please...
Thanks for joining in the fun!!

Donna said...

Love your sunroom Terri and all your collections!!!! I have flamingoes and aquarium pieces too and I also have one of your mermaid shadow boxes, love it!!!


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I do not think I have ever seen anything as gorgeous ever!! I would like the entire seaside/mermaid theme transported to my house will fit in very nicely. Well done on such an amazing collection and display, I am in awe!
Kiss Noises Linda

Anonymous said...

Love your sea creations hate to see summer go here in NE!
Thank you for sharing your darling Vintage Charm treasures.

Olivia said...

Oh wow! Your creations are just heavenly! I am your newest follower!

The Shanty Girl said...

Just wanted to say Congratulations on your Win!! The party was fun!

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Wow Terri,

I love your room, your shadow boxs are to die for, and your wreath is so amzing...Congrates on your win for a free copy of the magazine.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a charming and inviting room this is!
I can only imagine how delightful it is to sit out there with a good book and a cup of Tea!!


Sonia said...

Hello Terri, would you please email me your home address to where I can send the magazine copy, please? Thank you.

Karen said...

Very fun!!! I love shadow boxes. And you've done a wonderful job with this one. And your room is so COMFY!! Love the serene colors!
Perfect! Thanks for sharing!
And CONGRATULATIONS! That is REALLY cool! My mouth fell open when I opened my magazine! YAY!
Hugs! Karen

Kirsty said...

I adore the stain glass in your windows! So pretty.