Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vintage trim

Happy Sunday morning to everyone!
It's another sunny, warm Autumn day here at the Lakehouse.
The colors outside are gorgeous!
 Today I'm joining Tete at Beyond the Garden Gate for her party 2nd Hand Collections. Please pop in for a visit, and join in the fun.
I LOVE using pieces of vintage trim to decorate with.
I've scrounged around in old barns, junque piles, flea markets, and my daughter's trash heap for pieces of trim to rescue and re-use.
 Porch trims, iron brackets, vintage posts, and woodwork always give me goosebumps when I find them.
I bring them home, clean them up, sometimes give them a coat of white paint, then use them in the corners of the house that need a little extra something to catch one's eye.
 Why anyone would consider these gorgeous pieces "junk" is beyond my comprehension???? They are pieces of art to my eye. Hand carved to achieve the curves, and designs of each piece.

To each his own I guess.
Using pieces for frames, trivets, shelves, and brackets not only decorates your home, but saves the environment as well.
Sometimes I think about the person that carved, or designed these works of art. The hard work they put into each piece to achieve such amazes me.
These are just a few of my favorite pieces. I have lots more, but will save them for another post.
Enjoy your day!


  1. So interesting and beautiful, I agree with you.Your photography is fantastic.

  2. Hi Debbie
    I love all of your wonderful trim work, it all looks so pretty in your home! Hard to believe anyone would throw it away! I really like the square blue piece, too!

  3. Morning Debbie!
    Thanks for joining the party! Your pieces are wonderful. I do not have any of my own, but would love to have a house full of it. Rebecca beats me to it! LOL
    Can't wait to see the rest of your collection.
    Hugs- Tete

  4. Oh Debbie -I thought Tete was going to move in with you, but I'm coming too! I simply love all architectural things-it's probably my favorite of all things out there. I'm lucky to have some on my house, but I'm searching for more-great Halloween header!

  5. Hi Debbie,
    The pieces are gorgeous. I'm looking for these for long, it's hard to find any here :( They will be nice on any corner of the house.
    A happy Sunday to you.

  6. I love all your pieces you have found and tresured! Debbie, you having a great eye and photograph things so well! Enjoy your day!

  7. I have seen beautiful pieces before but was stumped as to how to use them. I love the one you have on the lower window sill. Most of our doorways in our home are curved, so that's not an option. You have such a great imagination, Debbie!

    Thanks for the tip on the cloche {using pumpkins and gourds}. What do you think for Christmas while we are on the subject??!


  8. I love the architectural pieces. Your china hutch is really pretty too.

  9. Beautiful pieces! (Love your scarry music)


  10. Your stove is wonderful! I like your blog and I need to look over all of your older posts. Do you have a picture posted of your mirrors? I'd love to see them. I haven't decided where I'll hang mine yet and I need ideas. Thanks for stopping by!

    P.S. I just love hearing the Monster's been years since I've heard that and it was so popular when I was little.

  11. Beautiful Treasures Debbie, How in the world would Any of this Gems end up Discarded!
    Bet the Lake house is Beautiful these days....

  12. Boy did you give your blog a make-over! That creaking door music is kinda startling at first. Love the corbels. ♥O

  13. Thank you for giving me the titles to the posts. I love your mirrors! The next rainy day I will look over your entire blog...I like your taste!
    Your blog looks so good for Halloween!


  14. Beautiful trim pieces, Debbie. I love them all. I have had a fascination with these whirly-qued, frilly pieces of trim since I was a kid. I loved it when I found out that some of it is called gingerbread trim. Wouldn't you know...anything to do with food and I would LOVE it? lol Nice post, my sweet friend..Diana

  15. Beautiful vignettes and photos as usual, sweetie! :) Junk? Who called those treasures junk? Probably a man.....yeah....a man..... lol!

    xoxo laurie

  16. I love all of your vintage trim work. I too think about the persons that created them and the stories the pieces would have to tell.
    Like your music... after my heart rate slowed back to normal, LOL! Annette

  17. This is my first visit here, I love all of your vintage woodwork, they are just beautiful!! Now I'm off to look through your blog some more (;