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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Still sprucing up the cottage ~

I've been wanting to do this FOREVER it seems like!! I found this piece of old molding in a junk store with three hooks and a big ol' nail. After adding a couple more hooks and securing it into the studs it was ready for decorating! I love that it's so out of the ordinary looking ~

Sorry the photographs are so dark, it was another late night decorating session!!

Having cathedral ceilings is so cool because you can hang things clear up to the sky! This mirror used to be hanging over the buffet but now has a new home ~


I found the most wonderful magazine today at the grocery store, it's the new issue of Creative Home. It's been a little too modern for me lately but this issue has romance as it's theme and has some beautiful features!

Hoping you have a great Thursday sweet friends!

xxoo, Dawn

28 comments:

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I LOVE YOUR NEST SO MUCH... JUST AS MUCH AS I LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
KISSES
DEBBIE MOSS

(FROM ENGLAND)

Betty said...

What beautiful decorations...I bet people walk in your home and just stand and stare, trying to take it all in! Just lovely!

Donna said...

I am loving this redecorating bug youv'e gotten! Lovely examples!

Donna said...

Love that idea with the old molding and hooks! Great idea.

Donna

Melanie said...

Beautiful! I love visiting your blog!

Melanie

Diane said...

Dawn, the "old piece of molding" you found with the hooks is a true Southern treasure - an old tobacco drying rack! We have one too. Although they do grow tobacco up here in PA also.

Diane :-)

The Charm House said...

Dawn, I can't believe how busy you have been! Just to let you know ~ I have tagged you!!! You have been tagged ~Meme~ Just go to my site and see! Love all of your ideas!

Sallie said...

So cute!! Love it!!

I'll have to check and see if I can find the magazine here.. I have re-read all my old issues about 100 times and I'm getting an itch to buy a new one...LOL..

God bless,
Sallie

Shelley said...

Hi Dawn, your home is very beautiful. I see your creative talent in your decor.
Very lovely.............

Blessings, Shelley

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love that mirror and the light reflecting in it is such a romantic look! I'll have to look for the Creative Home magazine. I used to love that magazine but I haven't bought it for awhile!

Dana said...

How cozy! It looks like it should be in a magazine. I need to do some redecorating myself.

kathy said...

Dawn , your pics are delightful -, warm and cozy , inviting , so lovely vintage . As for your blog
banner , both are delightful -
but the sweet nest with the feathers circling and enfolding the most important and fragile thing -- just as you enfold your home nest with love and grace speaks to me so much . Thank you for this glimpse of your special nest --
Blessings , Kathy

Utah Grammie said...

love it love it love it! What a great NEW way to display favorite photos etc. And as I said before, your cottage is just exactly how I expected it!
Colleen

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Your redecorating has inspired me...so pretty....I will have to check out that issue of Creative Home! Now, do you want to come over to my house and help redecorate?

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Your creative streaks are wonderful! Too bad you can't bottle it and sell them because I need a good dose. Love your new creation. It does look unusual, deliciously so!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I really think the mirror looks perfect above that bookshelf, Dawn, and I like the idea of using the molding to hang so many things at different levels like that. You have such a knack for displaying many things, without it looking cluttered. Your home is beautiful, and looks welcoming.

Myrna said...

Love the molding idea! You can easily change out without worrying about more holes in the walls!
The mirror is beautiful-love all your displays--THANKS SO MUCH for sharing your home!!
I'm with you on the Creative Home mag and it being modern and all...but since you said it's good this time--I trust you and gonna get a copy! ;-)
Have a wonderful day!!

Cathy said...

I love stopping by your blog on a daily basis to see what's new. Your pictures are great (even the dark ones!!) Lots of great inspiration - Thanks!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Dawn
I haven't been by to visit you in a long time and I had forgotten how beautiful your house is. I love it.
Also the little book you showed in an earlier post is just precious. I am going to make one when I canfind the time.
Also love the music by Thomas Newman. I've never heard him before.
Hugs, Rhondi

Viv (VivLyn) said...

I love the peeks at your house as your decorating each room! I love it!

Nancy Dooren aka Nans said...

Dawn, i love your house and decorating!!!! It's zo beautiful and romantic!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Dawn - Thank you so much for all the home photos you have been sharing. Your home is so lovely and yes, I love that collected look too. I was completely hooked with the painters cloth drapes but you keep adding more interesting and wonderful surprises...Vicki K

Miss Sandy said...

LOVE the molding picture hanger! This is so weird, I think we have the same sofa! Is yours a deep green? My back cushions look a bit different but the rest looks the same.

I have been sprucing up my nest a bit too due to your inspiring posts and hope to have some before and afters soon.

Have a great weekend!

Dorthe said...

Sweet Dawn what a wonderfull idea, its looking beautifull, with pictures,and dried flowers together, and the old "peg" is so beautifull.
Sweet thoughts Dorthe

Elizabeth G. said...

Oh, man - you are soooo great at decorating!! You were just born with a natural gift. I am good at finding really cool things, but then I don't know how to pull things together.

I admire your nack!

Have a really great day!
Elizabeth

Fete et Fleur said...

Gorgeous Dawn! I just received my Somerset Life issue. Your projects are wonderful! I really love the mittens!! Hope you're having a beautiful day!

Hugs!
Nancy

Charmingdesigns said...

Hi Dawn. I have a question, you wrote about a favorite Tim Holtz distressing ink that was your favorite, it was a color I don't have and I didn't write it down. Would you mind letting me know. Thanks. I love both the old and new banner...Doesn't hurt a thing to change back and forth...Laurie

Trish said...

Oh, I absolutely adore your home. Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing

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