Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What I Like

I've been asked what type of items I have in my house. Well, this is what I'm looking at right now, while I make this post.

I did a post a while back called "Nesting", where I shared some of the things I like to keep.

I love to use garden items inside. I use metal urns as candle holders.

I have a cement squirrel sitting on the large buffet in my living room. Yes, that is another urn, and my purple transfer ware bowl, which holds mini white pumpkins.

My granite top table ended up in the corner of the living room holding this vignette. The plaque was one of my fave finds.

I picked up this pair of planters this past weekend at a moving sale.

Planters don't have to hold plants. This is how I'm planning to use these.

I've been told my style is romantic, garden, architectural. Sure. I just like what I like. I definitely have a passion for ornate items. This silver angel bell is a recent acquisition. Love her.

What's your style?

Sharing With:
The Rose Garden In Malevik: Saturday Show Off
Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Nite Special
My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Flaunt It Friday
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
2805: Potpourri Friday
The Charm of Home: Home Sweet Home
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
Faded Charm: White Wednesday


  1. beautiful photos and yes, I love your style.

  2. Rosemary, I LIKE what you LIKE!!!
    Always beautiful. I'd love to see more of your home! xoxo

  3. I love your style, Rosemary! I would definitely call my style Romantic...with a comfortable cottage edge. I hadn't thought to put candles in urns before! I love it! This was a fun post! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful ideas!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  4. Hi Rosemary, I could say that your style is architectural french, which I love, love all those accessories you showed us on your post. Can't wait to see more! Please :)
    Have a great day!
    XXX Ido

  5. I just call your stuff terrific. I just posted on how you use gesso in your work and how I've been trying to copy you.

  6. I love your style... it's a style I'm drawn to as well, but haven't been able to pull of quite as wonderfully as you have. Loved seeing your photographs!

  7. I love your style. It makes me feel European,..I guess French maybe. My style is,,...I don't know what to call it. I like clean lines on furniture, but not too modern-looking, and an earthy palette. And I like it neat. :)

  8. I'll just add my vote to the others - your style is fab! I especially like the idea of using outside things inside - the textures are YUMMY. Like everyone else, I look forward to seeing more.

  9. Well by your description and the pictures you've shown, I would say that I LOVE your style!! I like all that same kind of stuff. I'll go check out the others at the party you linked to also.

  10. I have a passion for garden urns also. Sometimes I use them at parties full of ice and wine, with a liner as they tend to leak. Thanks for sharing, Richard from My Old Historic House.

  11. I can tell by your descriptions that you have a great love for what you decide to place in your home. All the items have a lovely patina that comes with age...Chippy, and old with a European and Romantic design. Best of all, it comes with careful attention and a love for items that are old and cherished.

    If I had to describe my style I would say it is a combination of French, and Belgium design with old fabrics in linen's and cotton and items with a lovely patina that can be used in different ways.


  12. My style is very much like your's! I love all of the romantic, garden and architectural pieces. I can picture those new urn finds with glass tops and lights inside for really neat little tables! I love how garden pieces are just as comfortble inside the house as they are outside! Thank you so much for sharing your home!

  13. Love this style. I could have everything in your pretty pictures sitting in my home too. That chippy cement urn is fabulous and so are the planters you're using to hold magazines.

  14. Rosemary, I like your style quite a bit! It is so romantic and chippy.

    I collect three things: MacKenzie-Childs pottery, chippy salvaged wood picture frames, and books. So I guess I like imperfect, colorful things because that's what all three have in common (especially a well-loved book).

    I also like comfortable shabby chic-style upholstery. So I my style is colorful beach cottage (I think)......

  15. Mine? Totally eclectic! I have lots of antique, vintage, some modern and old house is 105 years you will find most anything here...from leather, antique pottery, silver or wood.

    I also love the white on white I did that in my bathroom with my old claw foot bath tub.

    These days, I think anything goes!!! I love that we can do whatever we like, don't you?

  16. We love the same things.....No surprise *winks* Vanna

  17. I saw a quote YEARS ago in the Grand Rapids Press ...
    simply stated ..."the way you put together the things you love, comes from the way you feel about them"

    I can clearly see you have a passion for the things you love.

    keep it coming

  18. yes, you do have a somewhat romantic style and certainly gardenesque...
    and truly beautiful though...
    you have a definite skill in arranging things and a great eye for detail and fabulous finds...

  19. I love your urns, Rosemary! I love it even more with a pumpkin in it!

  20. Now I'm swooning! This is so rich and sophisticated looking.

  21. Rosemary, your art is wonderful!

    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog!

  22. LoVe that darling SQUIRREL that peeking out!!!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  23. Love the idea of using metal urns for candle holders. Beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing Rosemary.

  24. I love seeing garden decor inside, Rosemary. There's nothing better than bringing the outside in - and the inside, out. A special way of extending one's living space. :) I would call my style French country farmhouse. Simple, uncluttered, a little rustic mixed with a lot of white. :)

    xoxo laurie

  25. Ok, Rosemary, I definitely have demi john and urn envy:) Your pieces are gorgeous! I adore your style! I guess I would say my style is romantic French shabby chic cottage!

  26. Rosemary, I like your style. Just yummy....wonderful pictures.

    My style is whatever makes my heart smile.....seriously, I decorate to please myself.

    Barb ♥

  27. I love all of your garden pieces and what you do with them. Very nice.

  28. Hi Rosemary,

    Love seeing bits of your creative Home.... Love the metal urns as candle holders, clever idea & how in the world did I miss that Granite table, Beautiful~

  29. Whatever you would call your style, it's beautiful. I adore the simple white urn holding the white pumpkin. Simple and sweet.
    Hugs, Cindy

  30. Your style is fabulous, Rosemary! I too love the use of architectural and garden items. I am an eclectic mix as I like what I like too!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate your participation!

  31. I love your style Rosemary!! It is so inspiring!! Sharing this on FB~ Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  32. Great photos! Thank you so much for sharing!

  33. Love all your finds! Especially the wicker-covered bottle! And all those planters!! Wow!

    (psst! guess what? I'm one of the ladies in that issue of Romantic Homes magazine you show -- in their "Favorite Spot" feature!) ;)

    Happy Fall!!


  34. Yes, I love your style also. It is definitely romantic and warm. Love all of the beautiful photos.
    Marianne :)

  35. I love your style, it is what I think I would like in my home.

  36. Hi Rosemary, Whatever you call your style..I call it beautiful! Love the garden pieces. Thank you for linking to the Open House party and have a great weekend.

  37. Oh, you can't go wrong with these pieces! They would be keepers around here too! Thank you for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!

  38. You always have such beautiful things, and I have been very curious what you end up keeping. Thanks for the peak. So many geourgous pieces. My fave would have to be the little statue of Mary.

  39. I am in love with those planters that you are planning to use for mag holders. What a wonderful idea. I think your style is very becoming and I like it a lot. I tend to buy what I like and have been antiquing often.
    Happy Fall


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