Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Dad's Day

I am honored to be featured at the wonderful blog my 1929 charmer! Thank you, Cathy :)
I was also featured at The Farmhouse Porch, a fantastic blog by Linsey-thank you!
I know I'm very blessed to have a wonderful father!  My dad is an unbelievably active, young-looking 76 year old (his birthday was just yesterday!)  People are literally stunned when they learn his age.  He can build/make just about anything, so a couple of times when I've made a request, he has sweetly obliged.
I wanted a cabinet to fit a specific space in our old house, and he (with my mom's help) whipped this up in a day. 
It's made with a chippy door/window, and old wood that he salvaged from a dilapidated barn. Now it perfectly houses my ironstone collection in our dining room.

Lately I'd been loving all the fun pallet shelves in blog land, so of course I asked him to make me one. (I know many of you are talented enough to tackle that yourselves, but yours truly sticks to the decoratin' and leaves the buildin' to the 'pros' :)
It now proudly resides in my sunroom, where it displays my canvas thrift-store paintings.
When I became obsessed with antlers, he gave me a few that he had collected on his many hikes through the woods. 
I added them to a couple I already had, then displayed them in an old wood drying rack-I love the rustic, natural element they bring!
I guess I'm showing you all of this to say "Thanks, Dad!"  Thanks for always loving me unconditionally, for always supporting me in my sometimes crazy endeavors, and for being a great example of a true man of God! (And, of course, for building me fun things :)  Hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day!
I'm linking to these wonderful parties:    Debbiedoo's
                                                          The Tablescaper
                                                          Alderberry Hill 
                                                          You're talking too much 
                                                          i should be mopping the floor 
                                                          Boogieboard Cottage 
                                                          A Ruffled Nest 
                                                          Ivy and Elephants 
                                                          Between Naps on the Porch
                                                          Naptime Review 
                                                          Coastal Charm
                                                          Kathe With An E
                                                          Knick of Time
                                                          Farmhouse Porch
                                                          my 1929 charmer 
                                                          A Stroll Thru Life
                                                          My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
                                                          My Girlish Whims 
                                                          Savvy Southern Style 
                                                          Restore Interiors
                                                          Free Pretty Things for You 
                                                          A Delightsome Life
                                                          Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
                                                          The Vintage Farmhouse 
                                                          Mod Vintage Life
                                                          The Brambleberry Cottage
                                                          From My Front Porch to Yours 
                                                          Common Ground
                                                          The Charm of Home
\                                                         French Country Cottage
                                                          The Thrifty Groove
                                                          Rooted in Thyme
                                                          Imparting Grace
                                                          Aka Design 
                                                          Katherines Corner
                                                          Homespun Happenings
                                                          The Shabby Nest


  1. This is a lovely tribute to your father. He made you a terrific cabinet for your ironstone, loving the glass paned door. And the pallet makes a great display shelf. Such fun pieces to have!
    Mary Alice

  2. What a wonderful father you have!!~ You are very fortunate! And I just love the pieces that he made for you!
    Hope you have a beautiful day!

  3. How fortunate you are to have that cabinet that your dad made. I have a quilt rack that my dad made that I treasure.

  4. You are so blessed to still have your daddy and that he is able to make such masterpieces for you! I have a shelf and a heart hook holder that my Uncle made me...and I cherish them!

  5. Gorgeous! I'm in love with all of it. Beautiful style!

  6. I love your cabinet. It gave me a terrific idea for an old french door that I have. Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from Meet Me Monday.

  7. Hi Susan! I'm a Susan too. Love that cabinet! How charming it is. I am your newest follower. I hope that you will stop by when you have a chance.

    Susan and Bentley

  8. Helloooo Susan...
    LoVe the **Colored Seltzer Bottles**... YOU have some interesting vintage finds... Thanks for visiting my blog!*!*!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

  9. Great cabinet! Welcome to the newbie party. thanks for sharing and joining in.

  10. what a great cabinet, i found you at you're talking too much and am glad i did, because it gave me a new idea for some old windows i have!! thanks for sharing!!

  11. Love your entire house!!! But the seltzer water bottles I am coveting a little, I admit it!!!! I could wander around in your house for hours and still want to see more. That is a great feat I hope you know. Well Done!

    Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet words on the elastic cushion cover. Following along as well.

  12. oh my gosh..he is an amazing builder..and lucky you!!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  13. I LOVE YOU BLOG! I am glad you tracked me down and followed me :)

  14. What a beautiful home you have and what a special tribute to your father.
    I just found your blog and I am a new follower.
    I am off to read more!
    Enjoyed visiting,
    White Spray Paint

  15. What a lovely tribute to your Dad. So neat how you incorporate his talents in your home. Happy that you joined Seasonal Sundays! Hope to see you again soon!

    - The Tablescaper

  16. What a talented and sweet father you have! You must feel extremely blessed. ~ Jamie

  17. New follower from You're talking too much. Great project :) Love for you to follow back. Hosting Mom's Monday Mingle now. love for you to link up.

  18. I love your blog! I found you via the Mom's Mingle and am happy to be your newest follower! I would love for you to follow me back at :)

  19. Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by! And I am your newest follower also. I love your cabinet. Your dad is pretty handy! xoxo

  20. How lucky you are! He made such nice things for you!
    Your house is very beautiful. Besos from Argentina. Silvina.

  21. Wow...what sentimental treasures you have!!! I had to smile about the building comment...I leave it to the "pros" too :) Laurel

  22. How great that your Dad is so clever - I love that cabinet and the little shelf. We never let my poor old Dad near any tools, we'd phone someone !

  23. I have a couple of windows like you have on the cabinet your dad built for you. I have always wanted to make a cabinet to fit them. Yours is beautiful. Gotta love a dad like yours!

  24. I love it all! Yes, you and I have very similar likes : o ) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower!

  25. Oh my goodness, love your junk!!! thanks for stopping by. new follower here, yummy stuff!!

  26. My eye was drawn right to the hands and the numbers in your sweet cabinet - I collect hands and numbers.

    How fortunate to have such a sweet talented dad!

  27. That pallet shelf!! Awesome!!

  28. You are fortunate that your father is well, talented and does all these neat things. My late father-on-law was like that. He made some very nice pieces.

  29. This is Melissa @ Love your look! I too have a dad that is in great health and loves to help me with my projects! Aren't handy dads the best?! This cabinet is beautiful! I am your newest follower!

  30. Your father makes great pieces. I am not creative like that and I wish I had someone in my family that was. I just bought 2 huge discount picture frames that have the white old wood like on your cabinets. I have no clue what I am going to do with them yet but hopefully it will be creative. I LOVE the big clock you have in your first picture. I have been looking every where for a clock like that. Where did you get it? Great post!

  31. vice nice(: Love the look of everything
    New follower from the Blog Hop
    My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

  32. What a wonderful and talented Dad you have, love your cabinet!

    Happy VTT!

  33. How wonderful that you still have your Dad to do these sweet things for you. My Dad would have done the same thing for me!! I love your cabinet he built! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

  34. Hi Susan! Wow! That cabinet is awesome!! And so is the shelf! What a blessing to have such a skilled, accommodating Dad!! Your ironstone is lovely, too! I have mine scattered around and some in a closed cabinet! I need to fix that!!

    Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back to check out more of your blog! I am your newest follower and will put your link in my sidebar!! Love fellow junkers and Etsy shop owners!!

  35. That is wonderful! Love your style! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  36. My dad was the same way. He could do anything that I asked him. Your blessed to have your dad. I love that cabinet.

  37. I was just checking the comment on my blog- and thought I would stop by. MAN! I am so glad I did! Your blog so AMAZING! I love everything I've seen so far!! I'm off to poke around!
    xo Becca

    {From Gardner 2 Bergers]

  38. Hi Susan, how wonderful to have such a talented dad. Love both the cabinet and the pallet shelf. I have a cabinet real similar to yours in my living room. the door is a large sectional window with bits of white and green paint. I bought mine, but it is one of my favorite cabinets. The canvas prints are great find and I love how you are displaying them. Love your style!

  39. Hi, Susan! Another Susan here stopping by to say hello from Phyllis's blog. So glad I clicked over-I'm following!

  40. I am so glad I clicked on over from Rooted in Thyme. I love these pictures they are just great. I am now following.


  41. What a wonderful tribute to your dad. And what wonderful talent. Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

  42. Hey girlfriend! Your blog is doing amazing! So happy for you! Love the little number plaque by the cupboard! LOL! I actually had to keep 2 and hung them in my bathroom instead of taking them to the show this weekend! I never do that but couldn't help myself! I just love those wood boards! Regretting not buying the other pillar now, but we honestly could not fit another thing in Lori's van!

  43. Love Love Love the combination of white and dark wood. Stopping by from
    French Country Cottage
    Ciao Rita mammabellarte

  44. I am in love with both the cabinet and the pallet shelf. What a great daddy to make you these! Welcome as my newest blog follower! Now I'm heading over to check out your etsy shop!

  45. I LOVE your cabinet!!! How special that you father made it too. You are truly talented in the decorating area! You guys make a great team:) Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend! :)

  46. this is a wonderful cabinet, and even more special that your daddy made it for you! love anything made with old windows!

  47. Greetings! I have just discovered your blog and it is a "must love" for me. Your home is incredible. And your style creative and inspiring.
    Fantastic, I look forward to visiting you often.

  48. Love this cabinet your dad made you! I went to a garage sale today and found a small gun cabinet that looks a lot like your cabinet... minus the shelves. I bought it for only $9.00 and I'm working on transforming it as we speak! I'll be adding shelves and painting it. I'll let you know when it's up on my blog if you are interested! :o)


  49. WOW! Just beautiful!! That cabinet is wonderful--I know you must be proud of it. I surely would be! You did a great job of envisioning it, building it, and bringing it to life with accessories. Thank you for sharing it!

  50. What a beautiful cabinet. Your dad seems like an amazing person, such talent! Love how it all came together. The photos are awesome! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  51. Such beautiful things! What an great story! Thanx for joining THt!

  52. I'm in love with your cabinet and your story as well! Beautiful! :-)

    Come join my blog hop! :-)

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