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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Isn't it amazing the things that inspire you? Simple things sometimes. My son Brad gave me the most beautiful box, in the shape of a book with gorgeous egg prints on it . . . you KNOW I love this!!! I plan on creating an assemblage inside ~



But I am at Home Depot running around like a chicken looking for the flux that I saw Laurie recommend and saw a simple bag of cheese cloth. I grabbed it. Why?? I have absolutely no idea, but I do know this....in the future I will need the beautiful loose weave of this fabric and be so very glad that I have it!!! Crazy, I know.





Magazines always inspire me. They are chock full of beautiful ideas that you can make your own. Pictures that take your breath away and rooms that you'd love to duplicate ~ magazines are always a top priority for me ~ but I can think of worse things to be addicted to!



Items you've gathered, display them so you can view them.....they will inspire you as well ~








Sweet gifts from friends ~ their imagination inspires me as well . . .


Simple things that have no rhyme or reason ~ do not match, but speak volumes . . . these are the things that inspire us. . . use them to call your muse ~

xxoo, Dawn

24 comments:

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

What a nice son to buy you that beautiful box. Your blog is full of beautiful eye candy as usual. I totally understand your attraction to the cheesecloth...i love it too! I've seen people wrap it around a lemon so when you squeeze it the seeds don't come out. I don't care about the seeds but I like the way it looked on the lemon! CRAZY huh?

Myrna said...

You have a knack of putting ANYTHING together and make it look like a work of art!! Even all these "assemblages" on your shelves!!
Neat box! Great son!

Kentucky Bound said...

Your son AND your husband obviously are very in tune to the simple things that can make you smile! I can't wait to see the work of art that emerges from that beautiful box.

Blessings!
Liz

rbnwood said...

I love your collections and your website! You are truly an inspiration!!!!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Dawn,
Your pics are just stunning! I love the variety of the items you've assembled into such lovely displays. I think my favorites are the bottom 2 photos.
And of course I'd buy cheese cloth from Home Depot!! A girl just never knows when she's going to need a yard or two of cheese cloth. (Seriously, I've seen it in a magazine used as an ethereal, wispy, romantic window treatment!)

Sheila R said...

What a beautiful box from your son. Thanks for your lovely pictures, inspiration and beautiful music to complete!

Lori said...

well, now...i certainly hope buying cheesecloth is not crazy as i recently bought some myself for a project i am waaaaaay behind in creating...love the box from your son and the lovely things you have scattered about to make you smile...they are making me smile too:) see?

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

You'll love the cheesecloth. I don't know why I say that because all I use mine for is making yogurt cheese. LOL!

Love the photos and the simple things that create a beautiful sense of peace and belonging in this world. Thank you!

Hope that you're enjoying a great Sunday!

Shelley said...

Hi Dawn, a lovely post indeed....I to picked up a bag of cheesecloth some time ago and as of yet haven't done a thing with it,but I plan to.Have a wonderful Lord's day.....

Blessings,Shelley

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Dawn can't wait to see what you put inside the box Brad got for you.
There are just so many things to inspire us if we open our mind as well as our eyes
Alison

Tutti Chic said...

What a beautiful gift from your wonderful son! Enjoyed this sweeet post! :) chris

Sweet Repose said...

'Use them to call your muse'...I love that statement, how true. Our treasures no matter how small are gifts from the universe to inspire our bliss. The box from your son is a treasure and has inspired me to do another work of art too.
Peace,
sharon

Fran said...

Your blog inspires me! And I may have to go get me some cheese cloth to have on hand just in case....

Franny

Fran said...

Your blog inspires me! And I may have to go get me some cheese cloth to have on hand just in case....

Franny

Jann said...

The box is lovely, and, although empty now, so full, at the same time, of promise! I want you to know that you inspire me so much, Dawn, and whenever I feel sad and I'm missing my beautiful "nest" (our home in Idaho is for sale and we're living in California), all I have to do is come and visit you at your blog and I feel so much better, full of hope. Take care and have a wonderful Sunday! ~Jann

Beth Leintz said...

You've trained your son very well!

Love your "inspire" pictures- they did inspire me, and I think we like the same things- muted colors, things that show their age, well loved keepsakes...

Charmingdesigns said...

Your photos are soooo beautiful!! Cheese cloth, cant wait to see what you do with it! Dip it in a cup coffee?? OOOOH Glimmer Mist! oooh, I'll have to see what that does. Did you find the solder and flux? Your blog is the best inspiration ever!! lAURIE

GardenGoose said...

the box is lovely, and I know that you'll make it even more so.
the vignettes of things that inspire you, are all so lovely too. always so nice to see what you are up to.

KSedlak said...

My goodness, you have such a wonderful loving family. Your son and husband seem to really give a lot of thought to who you are, and what you love to have. The box you son just gave you is beautiful. Something to cherish and love for many many years.
I look forward to seeing what you do with it.
Karen

Nellie said...

Your photos are awesome...What a special boy to do that for his mother. The box is awesome! I can't wait to see what you do with it. Thanks for sharing...

Vicki K said...

Dawn - I think that doll kinda looks like you!! Cheese cloth has a rather ethereal feel and look - seems like a perfect medium for one of your artworks. Can't wait to see what you do.

Shay said...

Cheesecloth is useful in the kitchen; for making spice bags for pickles, draining home-made cheese and yogurt, straining chicken stock.

If you still polish furniture the old fashioned way it does a good job of applying wax.

Sherry/Cherie said...

I just love looking at the beauty you collect...you honestly should have a magazine!

Darlene said...

You definitely need that cheesecloth!! I recently read an article about dyeing cheesecloth in a variety of pastel shades.

I think it was a Somerset magazine. I say "I think" because I also have an addiction to magazines. LOL!

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