16 February 2011

**My Beauties & Thank you**

I just have to thank those of you that have been so wonderful by supporting me in my new venture. I didn't really tell anyone that I was the author of "The Vintage Inspired Home" because I just wanted to keep it separate from this blog, Alabaster Rose. I just needed to do something different, something out of the ordinary for me. I'm sorry if you felt I was being sneaky, it wasn't my intention. I am so in awe of the talent in blogland, that I really wanted a special place where I could feature amazing vintage homes, artists, blogs, and wonderful shops. It will hopefully be a great place for inspiration and a place to go back to again and again. Blogging has given me such inspiration and hopefully this will give back to all of you. So, Thank You my friends.

Okay, I also wanted to share a little peak of my new beauties I got a few weeks ago from Country Roads, a place I have been banned from for a while, at least banned from purchasing anything by hubby. :) Anyway we finally got them hung, so I thought I would share a photo. I'm not sure that I'm loving the pinks though in my room. I always love it in other people's home, but in mine it never seems to work out.

I took tons of other photos, but I think I might change the colors again before I show you the whole room. I'm never satisfied with how my home looks. I wish I had decorating skills like some of the amazing people in blogland, they just have natural skills.

Anyway, stay tuned for my first feature next week. 
 Check out
Inspiration...Vintage, The Vintage Inspired Home  

 for a sneak peek.
Have a great night.


  1. You can NEVER be banned from Country Roads! I would miss seeing you and I look forward to your new blog.

    Take care, Sue

  2. You have got to be kidding me! In need of decorating skills? You are so capable of interior design it's not even funny! The photo above proves it...gorgeous!!!
    I love what you have done!!!
    Pamela xo

  3. You do know you have your own distinctive style right?! :) Both blogs are so clearly yours because of your style--I only dream of being able to develop such a clearly defined style of my own. I am looking forward to see what you feature at the vintage inspired home.

  4. ...tricky you!..beautiful pictures!

  5. ...silly girl...I totally knew it was YOU all along!!!
    You have a sense of style all your own and I would recognize it anywhere!!!
    ~ and LOL, as if YOU need a designer!!
    I know your new "designer blog" will just be the icing on the cake of inspiration!
    Loven' those arched window panes:)
    xo, Rosemary

  6. Seriously Melinda your style is so effortless and amazingly done. We should all be inspired by your look.
    I have to agree with you about 9 years ago I tried the whole pink cabbage roses look in the bedroom and it flopped big time. I am so not a pinky girl.
    It does always look better on others homes.
    But your windows look so amazing. I fear if I lived closer to CR's I would be banned as well LOL

  7. Hi Melinda, I would love you to link up to Vintage Inspiration Fridays, sounds like a good fit, huh? I love your idea for the new decor blog!

  8. I love those windows. It is fun to play with colors. As for us not knowing you were doing the other blog, I would recognize that style of pictures and the white milk jug gave it away for me. Either way I wish you only the best in both blogs.

  9. I think you have a beautiful home and it always looks gorgeous and perfect to me, you have a good eye for things, love those window frames and your cushion looks really sweet. good luck with the other blog, dee x

  10. Melinda, are you kidding me! You have great style, love your taste. I too understand about wanting to do something different. That's what made me start my other blog, Discarded Forlorn, just needed a change but time to figure out which direction to go. I'll check out your other blog. Have a great day, T


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