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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Searching ~



So what really inspires you?
I'm currently searching for my muse and delving into some old photos
hoping that they will stir up a little creativity!

Is it amazing supplies?
Buttons, gorgeous old lace, beautiful fabrics?
All of the above definitely get the wheels turning for me.

Sometimes I love to look back at my own photos of things I've made in the past.
It certainly helps.
I love making new things though, different things.
But if I can't come up with anything,
I simply return to my old standbys ~
















I thought I would share a few old photos
that I ran across on my search...
for my ever elusive muse!

ps. Thank you for all of your well wishes,
I'm definitely feeling MUCH better ~

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

Friday, May 23, 2014

What we take for granted ~











We really do take so much for granted in our lives.
It seems it's not until these gifts are in jeopardy
that we realize how important
a certain "gift" in our life is.
One of these precious gifts?
Our health.

It's been a pretty bad week over here...
my diverticulitis has reared it's ugly head and
it has been a bout to be reckoned with!

It all started Monday and has yet to be better.
I did spend the entire day Thursday at the Urgent Care center
worried that I might need surgery but thankfully,
after TONS of tests, I don't.

It seems that after I hit 50 I've just started falling apart!
That really doesn't have anything to do with it though.
I know it's totally in my hands how healthy I am.
ANYWAY...
I just wanted to let you know I'm here,
trying to feel better and that
 I miss you all....





Wishing you a beautiful weekend dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn



Monday, May 19, 2014

Thank you sweet friend!!










I just have to share a little something with you....
my dear friend Kathy of Creative Home Expressions contacted me
and asked me to be a featured guest on her blog!

Kathy highlights Etsy shops and the artists that have them....

I simply shared what I love, what I do and my store ~
she's such an angel and I am honored that she would feature me!!

Take a peek at her post ~ she is so very creative and has always been
such a creative inspiration to me as well!!!




Happy Monday dear friends!!!
hugs and love,
Dawn





Thursday, May 15, 2014

Inspiration found ~





Do you have certain books that you love to pull out,
get cozy and pour over again and again???

I admit it, I LOVE books! I'm not that fond of fiction,
(I can get so wrapped up in them that I get NOTHING done!)
but books filled with the style that I love or that
share techniques and ideas that inspire me.

I thought I'd share a few with you today ~

First, this is an older book but to me, is always beautiful and timeless...
The Serene Home by Eileen Cannon Paulin
I have a few inside shots from previous post that I've
included and believe me, it's wonderful!!























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Another beautiful book that I absolutely LOVE is Fifi O'Neill's Romantic Prairie Style!
I love the look of this book, the styling, simply everything....
this one will always be one of my classics.



I need to take a few inside shots for you just to give you an idea
of how wonderful it is!!!






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I LOVE this book too...I've shown it to you before but
it's so wonderful, it's worth seeing again!
I took a ton of photos of the inside for you too...
Rediscovered Treasures by Ellen Dyrop and Hanna Kristinsdottir


























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I have a special fondness for Victoria books...
the old ones and even the new ones.
I bought this gorgeous book a few years ago
and have to share a teeny bit
of the goodness that's inside this one ~
Victoria 500 Christmas Ideas
Here's a tiny peek:












These were some of my favorite ideas from the first few pages!!
It truly is a wonderful Christmas book.








Wishing you a wonderful Thursday dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn




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