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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I'm so loving this!!

Lori of Katie's Rose Cottage is making the most beautiful petite pillows
accented with bits of vintage crinoline fabric!!!
You can find them here....if you're fast enough!






I love beautiful things....


Here are a couple more giveaways that I've found for you too!

Mary of Mary's Meanderings is having a giveaway HERE ~



And Kim of The Sheep's Nest is having a giveaway HERE ~



There's so much generosity in this land of blog!!
hugs and love,
Dawn




What speaks of Spring to me?



The singing birds in the crisp, cool morning air....
they are all so happy now that Spring has arrived ~


A few images I scanned for you:




This is a gorgeous photograph I found in an old Victoria magazine.
The artist is Isabelle de Borchgrave ~



Sweet blossoms and cuttings hanging in simple glass containers ~







Wishing you a most wonderful Wednesday dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

OK....don't faint ~




I actually made something!!!
In my studio!!! It's been waaaaay too long ~

I fell in love with an amazing antique moth print
that Karen of The Graphics Fairy
so graciously gifted her readers
and knew I would have to make something with it!

Here's my antique moth collage....
available in my shoppe too!












It feels so good to make something!!!



 I found a SWEET giveaway too!!!
Kristin of Faded Prairie is having a birthday celebration giveaway HERE ~




I hope you have a WONDERFUL Tuesday sweet friends ~

hugs and love,
Dawn



Monday, March 29, 2010

Snippets of Inspiration ~





I know you must save ideas from magazines.
Of course, there are some that I won't cut up but for the most part
I do clip and save my most favorite ideas and file them away
in plastic sleeves in a binder.

I've shared several on my blog before
but these are a few that I don't think I have :)
But of course, I'm not sure!!!


Here's an easy way to age a PLASTIC pot for your spring plantings....
click all photos to enlarge!






I had to doctor this photo up a bit as the top of the slipcover
was totally washed out because of the photo's brightness...
but don't you just love this idea??
These slips would be SUPER fast to toss in the wash and tie back on!
Please don't laugh at my lousy Photoshop
attempt to make the slipcover show better...



I absolutely LOVE everything about this photo below...
and Rose, is this ANOTHER pitcher that matches our pattern??
The brown transferware is just gorgeous to me....



A little bird for you two ways....jpg:


And here he is in a png format!


And I want to share with you a most wonderful quote
I found on Tracey's blog...Notes from A Cottage Industry:

How far you go in life depends on
your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life
you will have been all of these.
 

~ George Washington Carver ~


Wishing you an GREAT Monday precious friends!!!!

hugs and love,
Dawn

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Our sweet Clara ~


You are not going to believe this dear friends.....
Our little Clara had a 101 degree temperature for her birthday party!!!
We didn't have a clue why, the tubes should help her ears but she
was struggling to swallow and I can only guess
that maybe it was strep throat....
UGGHHH!
Brent and Emily took her to the Urgent Care today and they
still can't pinpoint what it is ~ but did give her an antibiotic shot....

ANYWAY.....

She was such an angel....even with a fever!
Not one whimper and no crying at all...
I have to share a few photos because
that's just what I do!!!

All of the decorations came from Hobby Lobby's half-off Easter sale!!!
And what's so neat is that they can all be used
in her pretty bedroom after the party ~


We love our sweet baby!!!!


hugs and love,
Dawn



Saturday, March 27, 2010

Celebrating life and love ~

We will be celebrating our Clara today!!!!
Gathering together and enjoying a special day just for her ~
We are blessed ~










Wishing you a wonderful weekend precious friends!!!
hugs and love,
Dawn




Friday, March 26, 2010

What is beautiful to you?


The precious expression on this little boy's face....is so beautiful to me ~
A sweet gift from Theresa of Garden Antiques Vintage
before she left for Warrenton.
Feel free to take him.....how could you not???




Another beautiful thing......
I won a wonderful giveaway!
From Gale of The Wizard of Once Was ~
She made me this beautiful pillow that I'm totally in love with,
and she even let me choose this most gorgeous fabric!!!!!
omygoodnesssssss!
I think it will be my new woobie....to cuddle with as I drift off to sleep.







I went over to Brent and Emily's and helped Emily decorate for
sweet Clara's birthday party Saturday ~
and the sheer flowers hanging from the ceiling???
GORGEOUS and oh-so-magical ~
I'll be sure to take photos Saturday!!!



Be sure to stop by Mary of Green Paper's blog....
She's having a beautiful giveaway!!!!
~ JUST CLICK HERE TO VISIT ~



Jenny of Crescendoh is having a wonderful giveaway on her blog too!
~ JUST CLICK HERE TO COMMENT TO WIN! ~




Wishing you a most wonderful and
BEAUTIFUL Friday sweet friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wonderful new finds....and such a nice surprise!


I found this AMAZING big bowl this past weekend....
I'm in love with it.
Can I love a bowl?
Why, yes, I think I can.
It's one of those large bowls that used to have a pitcher
inside to use on a washstand....


Incredible wall art....I love architecture!


The most gorgeous Last Supper print ~


A bag of busted jewelry....
I threw away half of it because it was junky new stuff.
This is the yummy stuff I saved.
You can click on the photo to enlarge....


These precious tiny jars with lids.


Can I keep my broken jewelry in one so I can stare at it??



I've bought three different colors of seam binding...
these are the names of the colors ~
And I did check, the medium beige is Bark Tan!



This was my wonderful surprise in the mail....
The upcoming Spring issue of
Somerset Life has my altered Pop-Tart box featured!!!
I didn't write the article on this one
but did tell how I created it and
they incorporated the instructions into the article.
It will be coming out April 1st!!!!
This issue, just like all the others, is breathtaking and a MUST HAVE...


My little ol' box ~



The next three photos are mine that I took right before I mailed it off ~




A few more snippets from the issue to entice you a little bit!










This was an ad in the issue and I have GOT to get this new publication
coming out April 1st too!!!


Whew!! This was another one of those doozy posts!!!
I hope you are doing wonderful and feeling Spring where you are ~
Everything is blooming here in Georgia!

I finished Clara's tutu....it. is. precious!
I don't have a photo of her in it yet but
do have this adorable one of our angel to share with you ~



Have a great Thursday my precious friends!!!
hugs and love,
Dawn


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