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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Not your typical Christmas present! {vintage, rustic home decor} NEWBIE party started!

Decorating with vintage, rustic, antique decor
This my friends is not your typical Christmas present one would expect from their husbands.
 Some girls love diamonds, some love perfume! Me, yes, I love those things too, however, give  me something old, something different, more of a conversation piece, and that  is really the perfect gift for me.
Of course anything rooster works too, just in case your wondering.
You know I love things of sentiment as well.

Family treasures are the best gifts of all, from the heart, with meaning and a real history and story to be told.
I will be sharing soon a very lovely gift my father- in- law gave me as well, that I love, however, I have to be dressed purty to show you that one.
This brings me to Mike's  very unique gift to me.

Very old, very rustic, and indeed very unique.
The funny thing about this, is that I saw this piece when I was out antiquing with my blogging friends, Cindy and Carrie

I stopped dead in my tracks, said "WOW this is cool", but I have no place at all to put it and Mike would kill me if I come home with it.

It wasn't that cheap let's  just say wasn't that expensive either, but it was not the typical good will price, and score I would normally make.
I am frugal like that.
All I can say is, Mike and I are so on the same page sometimes it is scary!
However, it is a good thing, we both like strange and unique stuff.

I am sure you are thinking, why on earth do you like this old, typo's all over, church bulletin?

I don't know, I just do!

But no worries, my husband did add in a little bling too...

In fact this too is made from old keys and bolts...

Pretty cool necklace!

Oh and if you are wondering where we found a place to hang the new bulletin...

We found the perfect spot!

Merry Christmas to all!

Let's get this Newbie party started.
Next week I will put up the link, and if you can make it, great if, not, no biggie, see you next week.
I just want you to know the option will be available to join in.

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This is how the foyer looked a while back.
For the record, you are probably wondering why Mike gave me this early....
He does this every year, he is like a little kid and can't wait, that's why!
{we both are}

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Blogger Blessed Serendipity said...

Your antique posting board is so unique and looks great in your entry. I love it! Wouldn't it be fun to display important dates or birthdays on it?


December 18, 2011 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Sherry@The BarnQuiltStore Blog said...

Great gift, your husband did so good!
I got a new compound miter saw & stand for Christmas this year!
Can't wait to open it & have fun!!!!
See you at your party...later!

December 18, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love your old register! Mike did good! I think it must be from an old Baptist church because they had Training Union on Sunday nights.

December 18, 2011 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Love your posting board and your party Debbie. Not sure if this will be my last time to party as a followers have grown a lot this month...I maybe over 100 in the next week or two. But it has been fun! Merry christmas and wishing a very blessed new year to you and yours!

December 18, 2011 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger andrea@townandprairie said...

So cute! I have seen these before, too. I wonder how many pairs of hands have had the opportunity to change the placards. Such history! andrea@townandprairie

December 18, 2011 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Your hubbie sounds like a sweet pie!! What a gold-star gift :)

December 18, 2011 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a wonderful gift! Your husband does know you well!

December 18, 2011 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Janel from NellieBellie said...

This is great! Imagine the history that board has seen? Sigh...if only antiques could talk. Thanks for hosting again!

December 18, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Oh my gosh Debbie! What a GREAT gift! Big kudos to your hubby!

Merry Christmas!

December 18, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful gift and it's so great that you Hubby gets you! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Linda

December 18, 2011 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

I love it, and I think you found the perfect place for it.

December 18, 2011 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

I love it! You are a lucky woman :-)

P.S. Thanks for hosting!

December 18, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

love it Deb~! thats a great gift and looks perfect in that spot.

December 18, 2011 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

What a neat gift! I think it's so sweet of your husband to get you just what you wanted. It adds alot of personality to your foyer. I'm sure it will become a conversation piece too. Your necklace is very pretty too. I like that kind of jewelrey. I'm going to link up to the Newbie party now.

December 18, 2011 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a unique piece. A conversation piece for sure! Mike did good.

December 18, 2011 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a wonderful Christmas present. Truly unique and memorable. Love the necklace too.

December 18, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Debbie I love that posting board, it reminds me of going to Sunday School with my sisters. Its a great piece of history and it looks great in your entry.It's so sweet that you and Mike are so connected. Great jewelery too.

December 18, 2011 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

That is definitely a very unique piece but I like it!!! You won't be seeing that in anyone else's home, that's for sure:) Your hubby read your mind!

One week til the big day! We're heading up to my in-laws for a couple of days then coming home Friday night and spending all Christmas weekend here:) I hope you, hubby and your precious boys have a wonderful Christmas Debbie!

December 18, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH, what a wonderful old piece! I love one-of-a-kind things like much history and so wonderful looking! What a great gift!

December 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Debbie, I love your antique posting board and your entrance is the perfect place to display. Yes your husband did real well :-) I would love to know more of the history-I hope someone comes across this on your blog and contacts you with the entire history. Thanks for having this blogging link up it is so fun to have new blogs to browse.

December 18, 2011 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Great new rusty gift, it's right up my alley. Perfect spot for it too.

December 18, 2011 at 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your Christmas presents! Your husband did reall good! It's wonderful that you are both on the same page! It makes for a wonderful marriage. Merry Christmas to both of you!

December 18, 2011 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love the posting board! Thanks for the linky party and visiting my blog!! I can't wait to see what else everyone has to share!

December 18, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love old, strange, funky unique items as well Debbie. This is an awesome piece. Hubby did well. I remember going through a garage at an estate sale, and having one "gentlemen" tell me that the "girl" stuff was inside. If looks could kill, he would have been very dead. lol

December 18, 2011 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I love all things old! This is a beautiful gift, and you found the PERFECT spot for it! Glad to know I'm not the only one who tends to rush Christmas. I love opening presents early. Have a great week, and thanks for hosting this Newbie party. xo

December 18, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the church sign and I totally get your decorating and your house, how great you and hubby are in synch, so what do all your friends think of your house? Do they get it??


December 18, 2011 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

For my B day, my hubby gave me an old pulley from a fishing boat. I love it! My friends didn't sound too impressed when I told them, but I'd love that over jewels and perfume any day =) I love your new board!

December 18, 2011 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I love it! It's a perfectly unique gift & it fits in your home so well. It's just "you".

December 18, 2011 at 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie Dear! Oh, what a treasure! When I was a little girl our church had a board like this and it changed each Sunday! The Sunday School attendance was there, the Offering was listed and the church membership! How neat! It looks like it found the right spot too! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

December 18, 2011 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great gift Debbie!! Mike did goooood!! Love your new necklace too:)

December 18, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

Carol, in reference to your question. Yes, my friends get my house LOL..let's just say they do ask a lot of questions though. But I think we have inspired a few to do more thrifting and digging for family treasures.

December 18, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweetheart! Did you give him a big hug! It's perfect! WOW! ♥♥♥

December 18, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Wow! I love how Mike can just about read your mind! What an awesome gift! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

December 18, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Love this board and where you put it....been offline over a week and couldn't wait to come here and see whatcha been up to...gonna go check out everything I've missed

December 18, 2011 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

I like that church board and would love to find something like that. We went to a small country church for over 20 years and the attendance and hymns were always posted. You found a perfect place to hang it.

December 18, 2011 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Beth Bryson said...

Dear Debbie,

I love your new gift! How awesome! You did a great job placing it in your entry hall. Thank you VERY much for hosting this wonderful NEWBIE PARTY each has really meant a lot to me and, I have "met" some really sweet new blogging friends....all because of you!
Thank you Debbie!!!!!

Merry, Merry!

December 18, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

You have the most amazing pieces! I love that everything in your home is totally picked out and chosen with love. It is a true joy to see a couple that are so in tune with each other and enjoy the same things! I think it is too funny that you give your presents early because you can't wait! So sweet!

December 18, 2011 at 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a pretty neat piece! Super sweet of your hubby:D

Thanks for hosting!

December 19, 2011 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger Reba and Eldarose, sisters, friends and co-bloggers said...


I posted this on my own blog, but I wanted to make sure you saw it. Thank you for visiting our blog and leaving such a sweet, encouraging comment. I took your suggestion and came over and linked up to your newbie party post. Thank you for the warm welcome to blogland.

Happy Holidays!

December 19, 2011 at 12:51 AM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How cool is this know I would love it..Hugs and smiles Gloria

December 19, 2011 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger Mom Daughter Style said...

im so sorry I linked up. I can't seem to remove my link. it's the toy decorated tree.

December 19, 2011 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love it Deb! What a great husband you have!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!


December 19, 2011 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Love it and you found a perfect spot out front and center!

December 19, 2011 at 8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your Christmas gift! Those are my favorite kind! Thanks for hosting this party for those of us who are new!

I want to add you to my google reader to keep up with everything!

December 19, 2011 at 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debbie your home is just beautiful, and your husband knows you so well, what a wonderful gift.

December 19, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Olive said...

Debbie, you and Mike are on mine and Joe's same page as we have an old solid wood church podium. I love this church board. It is unique and fabulous. Vintage is so the way to go and sometimes you simply must pay a little more and that makes up for all the money saved elsewhere. Olive

December 19, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

What an absolutely fantastic gift Debbie! It just looks so perfect in that spot and I think it is wonderful that your hubby appreciates unique finds as much as you do! :-)

December 19, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I love your church bulletin board! What a great place to put little messages or quotes, so many possibilities if you decide to change it up a little!

December 19, 2011 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Debbie! Love that old bullentin board. And the color is fantastic! Hope you and your family have a wonderfully blessed Christmas!

December 19, 2011 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

I love it. You have some FANTASTIC pieces throughout your home. What a great gift and it looks terrific in your entry. Enjoy...xoxo ~Liz

December 19, 2011 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Debbie,
I just love your home! It looks so inviting. The pieces you choose add so much life and history to your space. Anyway, thanks for hosting...I think I'm at 70 and 71...a Serving Tray Cocoa Station and some Dining Chair slipcovers. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

December 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Make that 77 & 78. Ha...still sleeping apparently.


December 19, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Jen Lossing, Artistic Abode Designs said...

Thank you for hosting. Love your new posting board! Looks great! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

December 19, 2011 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

That sure is pretty cool and really unique. Great present, Debbie! Merry Christmas...Christine

December 19, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

I just love it! Many memories from the church we attended as children. He really finds some awesome things so I think he's definitely a keeper! ;-) Things like this are such special gifts ~


December 19, 2011 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

How sweet Debbie!
Bless his heart! Looks like a perfect spot for it too!
If I know you- your mind is buzzing on ideas for it already!!
Have yourself a Very Merry Christmas!!

December 19, 2011 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Rob Hunt said...

Thanks for hosting. I am a new follower.

December 19, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger An Oasis in the Desert said...

To your hubby -- Good Job! That looks perfect in your entry.

December 19, 2011 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Some of These Things said...

I love it; it's gorgeous!

December 20, 2011 at 3:12 AM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I love it Debbie! So glad you went back to get it, looks wonderful in your foyer.

December 20, 2011 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Thank you for hosting.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 20, 2011 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Sweetwater Style said...

I don't know whether to be sad or proud that this will be my last Newbie party! Started blogging 6 months ago and have 127 followers...yeah me! Thanks for the opportunity to share on your special Newbie Linky!

December 20, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a wonderful comment!

December 21, 2011 at 8:16 AM  

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