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,


Anonymous said...

I have that gorgeous mantle picture in my favorites too!

Dorthe said...

Good morning, dear Dawn,
and thanks for inspirering photoes,
I think we are tons of wemen with tons off maps, full of beautifull ideas---the white mantelpiece is gorgeus.
Hope your monday will be filled with sunshine, sweet friend.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, beautiful pictures...that lil bebe is just adorable! and those beautiful home images...I just want to move in now :)Hmmm where can I use that pretty lil bird :) Hope you have a beautiful week! Besos, Rose

Lori said...

Dawn, thanks for sharing the inspiration...but, my favorite part of this post is that gorgeous cabinet card...what a precious baby, such a sweet smile and beautiful curls...i love it!!!

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Good Morning Dawn...thanks for the lovely little bird. Have a wonderful Monday!

Simply Shelley said...

Hello Dawn,lots of inspiration the post of Clara's day..she is just adorable in the little tu tu you made for her so sorry she wasn't feeling well...I do pray she is all better soon....I missed my Vivian's first B-D as they have moved quite a distant away from me...I got pictures though...She had a Tinker Bell party and was dressed so sweetly in a fairy dress.....hope your week is very blessed.....Shelley

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Dawn, who would have known that brown transferware pitchers and bowls were that common ?
I too love this picture...
the very minute I saw it.

I have been bouncing back and forth on your blog looking at the different "Button Floozies" I have a friend who LOVES and collects buttons in her travles.
However, she does not blog or have one..but loves to visit the ones I send her.

She is on the road with her job ALL the time...and loves spending some evenings on her computer with blogs.


BitsAndPieces said...

Dawn, your blog is always a pleasure to visit. That quote speaks volumes. Thanks for all that you share.


Claudia said...

The photos are gorgeous, Dawn. The quote is beautiful - and so true.


Barbara Jean said...

Great post!! (as always).
love the baby pic, and that white pic with fireplace is gorgeous.

making the pot look old looks great, but I could not get the pics to enlarge to read it.

Hope you have a great Monday


barbara jean said...

That mantel scene is what I dream of... How beautiful!

Vicki K. said...

I love those slipcovers too! Thanks for that quote - Geo Washington Carver is one of the most inspirational figures that we studied in our homeschool.

Romeo said...

LOVE the little girl all the inspiration....and "she" loves saving pictures out of magazines. Six full 3 inch binders and a new one started not too long ago. Dawn, does this mean "she" has a problem?!?



Elyse said...

hi dawn,

that really is a great quote. makes you stop and think.

love your little birdie images and all of the great snippets.


Karen Valentine said...

Hi Dawn! That last photo is in my inspiration book too!! I absolutely love brown transferware and I have it all over my home. When you posted about that bowl you got I was sooooooooooo jealous!! Have a super wonderful week sweetie!

My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Haverford House said...

hi dawn ~ i love the mantle and the white flowers! i'm hosting my first give-a-way! stop by! ~Marcy

The Old Parsonage said...

Hello My Friend

Thanks for sharing these great images and tips - you are so thoughtful. Hope that Clara is feeling 100% by now.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sandy said...

So many fun ideas, thanks for sharing them with us today. Your little Clara looked so sweet in the tutu you made her! You can tell by her eyes that she is not feeling well but she looks just precious and the party decor was wonderful too!

Patina said...

What wonderful pictures and ideas Dawn. I love looking at beautiful decorating ideas.

That was a wonderful quote. Had to post it on my facebook!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Dawn, just re-read YOUR post and you ASKED me if this pitcher matches your bowl. Forgot to comment about that.

I do not believe it does...the leaves are very different from my pitcher I know. And it looks like a smaller pitcher than...for your bowl.


The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh so inspiring to see the mantel,,I am looking at ours,,it needs a make over the quote!

Cindy said...

Thank you for sharing these snippets of inspiration. I think the article on how to age a plastic pot is WONDERFUL! And the scene with the white fireplace and pretty frames is just my cup of tea! :-) Hope you're having a wonderful week!


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