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Thursday, October 18, 2012 for a Vintage School Locker

I fell in love with this locker the minute I laid eyes on it!  I got it from a special friend about three weeks ago.  Isn't she a beauty???   It has been in sitting in the back of the SUV since then, what with Howard's back surgery and everything else.  We finally got it unloaded yesterday.   ( If you want to see what the porch looked like is the link

Howard gave it a good cleaning yesterday and scraped off the tape. I couldn't wait to decorate it!!

I got out this cute little scare crow that belonged to my mother.  He actually is not that "little", he is taller than me!

He needed a clean shirt, so I got one of Howard's old Tommy's that he doesn't wear anymore...put a bird in his pocket and added a fall garland around his neck.

Gave him an old pitch fork that is being held together with wire!

I also got out this rooster that belonged to my dad...he is real, except for the comb thingy!

You ask, Why is she showing this old stool?  Well, this was my mothers "high chair" when she was a little girl in the early 1930's.  It was a nice fall color and I need something to put the rooster on.

This poor old pumpkin landed in our front yard!  We live on a main street and it must have fallen off someones truck..looks like it skidded a while!!  I thought it had character so I added it to the vignette.

I added a burlap bow to the wreath that was already hung on the baby springs. and put a Welcome fall sign on the lockers.

I swept over a bunch of leaves to add some more fall to my vignette.  I think that scarecrow needs some new shoes!    Is that a roller skate on the left?  You never know what will turn up on the porch!

Thank you so much Donna for my new lockers, I just love them!

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  1. Lovely vignette. I am envious of the locker - I had to leave a unit behind a couple of weeks ago at the flea market because the truck was filled. My favorite items here are your dad's rooster on your mother's stool. Family history at its best!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  2. Hi Penny. That is a great piece. You can store a lot of stuff. I love your mom's old chair..Happy Thursday..Judy

  3. Penny, I adore your scarecrow, he has the sweetest face....
    And your wreath is just stunning :)


  4. I love it....
    It's like it's from a magazine.....!

  5. The locker adds such a special backdrop for all the lovely fall decorating. Thanks for sharing all this beauty! xo's Pam

  6. Coming from Inspiration Friday... Super cute Fall Vignette! Love the lockers, very unique! :)

  7. What a great decorative use for the locker. Love it!

  8. Hi Penny, just me again thanking you for your kind comments to me. I'm glad you enjoyed the Halloween party..Happy Friday..Judy

  9. Penny,
    Love your new lockers!! I would love to have something like that in my Craft Room for storage.

    I have been crafting my fool head off as i am doing 2 Craft Fairs this season with the first one staring in 2 weeks....


  10. Would love a locker like that. So useful and a statement piece.

  11. That's so much fun! AND very cute!! :) Have a great weekend! hug, Holly

  12. Loved the old locker ... what a great piece to have ... and the Scarecrow is just perfect there. In fact the whole display is wonderful.
    Found you at /Life on Lakeshore Drive Party.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures.

  13. So pretty! I love the locker and the beautiful wreath. The scarecrow is amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)

  14. Love the old lockers. You sure worked it in nicely in a fall vignette.

  15. Penny,
    Great old locker and I just adore your front porch with all your keepsakes, also loved reading about who's each one was. Very cute!!

  16. This is adorable! Love the old lockers!

  17. I love your vinette. I sold an old locker that my boys used until they left home. Now I am sorry I did. What a cute idea.

  18. Lucky you! I am pining for a set of lockers or bins of some sort. Your porch is so cute. That wreath is gorgeous and I love the rooster! I'm visiting from Knick of Time. Have a great week!


  19. LOVE your blue lockers. What a fun item to use in your decor.
    Mary Alice

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your vintage school locker on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love your vignette for the holiday.


  21. Cute display!! The lockers look great all prettied up!!

  22. Penny,
    Thanks for stopping by and thanks for your kind remarks!
    Here is a link to a post I did last year showing my display at one of the Craft Fairs that i do:
    I mainly do Victorian Style crafts but i have been selling a lot of wreaths at work....


  23. This is wonderful, Penny! How wonderful that you have your mother's stool!

  24. Very cute, entry decor, Penny!

  25. This is so awesome!!! I LOVE IT!!!! thanks for sharing -- you rock!!!! hugs...

  26. Hello, I am visiting from Sew Many Ways. Your porch looks great and now I want an old locker too! Lol, so many memories!

  27. Penny I'm falling for that locker also! Love it! Thanks so much for linking up at Totally Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

  28. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  29. Penny, it's great what you did with the vintage lockers!


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