Friday, June 19, 2009

Such simple things can be so special ~

Do you feel that way? I find that the most simple, commonplace items make me smile now. And group several of these gathered treasures together?? Pure sweetness!!

They can be old, ragged, worn or doesn't matter one little bit. As a matter of fact, that makes me love them all the more!

After finishing up my tiny glass cabinet, I filled it with some of these things. Items that when I glance at them in the studio, they make me smile ~ scuffed baby shoes, old spools of thread, tiny little cardboard boxes and even stained china.

In your creative space, whether it be a small desk in a guest bedroom or the breakfast table in your kitchen, surround yourself with a few gathered treasures that make you happy!

I'm so thankful for each of you wonderful friends.

I look forward to sharing some little something with you every day and appreciate you taking the time to stop by and see me ~

Wishing you a very happy Friday ~
hugs and love, Dawn


Dorthe said...

Dawn it just looks so wonderfully sweet, I love all your collected items, they are simply wonderfull.
The little pair of shoes so special.And the cameo oh,oh.
Wishing you the most wonderfull day sweetie, I am so happy being your friend.

love with hugs from me.

One Shabby Old House said...

Girl you have got me in a whole mess of trouble. After seeing your wonderful craft room I sold the pool table and set up my craft space.
But what else is a girl to do when the kids leave home lol
I posted about it on
My pictures didn't turn out too good but I am going to love creating this room.

The Rustic Victorian said...

How totally sweet it turned out. You are a talent my friend.

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Dawn,

Your studio must look so amazing. All of your little touches are coming together. The glass box is so sweet and so full of your style. Enjoy.

Unknown said...

Dawn - Your little cabinet looks wonderful. I too, love things that are etched with time. As always, thank you for sharing yourself with all of us.


terry said...


Linda Jo said...

That is sooooooo sweet. I'm off for the weekend and will get to browse great shops in the Texas hillcountry...hopefully I'll find some great treasures.

Deb said...

Goodmorning Dawn
You've created such a beautiful cupboard of memories! I love the little shoes and precious tiny bible. I can tell that each item is special to you ♥
Have a wonderful weekend.

The Jeweled Postcard said...

They make me smile too Dawn! And I must tell you your blog and everyday postings usually make a wonderful start for my day!


kathy said...

Dawn . oh so wonderful - some of my faves also - baby shoes , cord , stained china -- LOVe it -
Kathy - ga

Becky said...

Dawn, I so love your little sterilization cabinet. I've seen some around but none as perfect as the one you got your hands. And you set it up so lovely. What a great place to hold a few of your favorite things.


The Painted Nest said...

Isn't it amazing how we feel such comfort in having things like this around us?Things that to most people, would pass over,just because they aren't "new". But with the eyes of an artist we see a story,a painting,a time gone by, that we in a much personal way are trying to recapture.And we hold tightly to that beauty.And with our hands and ART breathe Life back into it!!I love all the sweet things you have put in your little cabinet~~~it sure tells a story!!!Beautiful ~~as always sweet Dawn!!!~~~~~Blessings My Friend, Deborah

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Thank you Dawn for this lovely reminder ~ beautiful post!

Sandy said...

I love all the happiness gathered in your new cupboard! Have a great weekend!

Betty said...

Love your cabinet and all the things you placed inside. Really enjoy reading your daily posts. You are truly an inspiration to all of us.

Jamie said...

This turned out so beautiful Dawn! What a wonderful collection of life you put in there:) Your new backing looks awesome too! Thanks for the sweet words Dawn. They mean so much:) Love, Jamie

Desires of the Heart said...

Hi Dawn, Sure enjoyed seeing your little cabinet all filled up with your lovely things. You do such a wonderful job of putting things together. Your studio is looking better and better!! I agree it's funny how just looking at some of our little things can bring us comfort and joy in our days. As I have mentioned before but haven't forgotten, I have something for you!! Blessings, Linda

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Dawn. wanted to stop by and say hi and let you know things are getting better with my son.... You certainly know what feelings we have when a family member is hurt. No matter how old they are still our kids... Love your little cabinet. Hopefully I can get my brain working toward blogging again. Have a peaceful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Oh I do love the way your little cabinet turned out...just so sweet and YOU! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. The simple things are what mean the most..

Sandi said...

Beautiful post Dawn! Thank you so much for the Michael's coupons that you sent my way too! That was so sweet of you. Went to Home Goods today and a consignment store and got some wonderful goodies that I will be sharing when I get home.

Mary said...

I was showing my granddaughter some of your work in one of the Somerset publications today as we sat at a Borders store - we 'oohed and aahed' and she told me how she loves fairies and birds too, and how pretty your work is.

Your little cabinet made me smile too Dawn - you are the best when it comes to gentle and delicate beauty. Thank you.

Petit Coterie said...

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ByLightOfMoon said...

We do both share the same love of collecting and I know what you mean by just seeing it and having a sweet thought, just to have it around for visual reminders!

I have grown over the last 9 years to love the cast aways, the imperfects' the pre-loved items too.

Thanks for putting in words what I adore so much in my home and life.

Smiles, Cyndi

Anonymous said...

Oh I completely love all of your simple, pretty vignettes. They are stunning...each item is a treasure. I am the same way...the other day I was using an old ball of thread to sew some buttons, and realized the label was tucked inside...I pulled it out and on one side was stamped "Ecru" with a made me so simple...but so beautiful!

Jann said...

Love your posts, Dawn!!!!!! You always make me smile . . .

Jenny said...

What a darling cabinet and beautiful contents. I tend to surround my work area with items to work on--not things to admire just for themselves! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

:) in a big way to Becky! (above) and Dawn, what a beautiful little vignette, filled with the sweetest little things.
xo Lidy

Barbara Jean said...

How did i miss this lovely post??
I rally am falling behind here.

this is wonderful Dawn!!

barbara jean


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