Monday, March 8, 2010

To inspire ~

to exert an animating, enlivening, or exalting influence on ~

We had a wonderful weekend and so enjoyed our time with family at
DH's brother's home. I can't wait to show you a few photos too!

On our way home Sunday, we meandered around and found a few
antique malls and other spots to hunt for treasures.

Look at this gorgeous photograph I found for you!!!
I know the photographer went a little overboard with the blush
but I'm not quite knowledgeable enough in Photoshop
to tone it down.....

She Walks In Beauty

~ Lord Byron

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

There was one particular space in the first antique mall
we shopped in that was just gorgeous to me!!!
DH even said, "you have to see this space, you are going to love it."
I had to take tons of photos to share with you!!

It was so beautiful I didn't even notice
that it had pegboard walls...until I uploaded the photos.

Even though most of the items were quite expensive
I love looking at displays to get ideas ~
If you'd like, you can click on the photos to enlarge!!

I feel as though I've been away forever!!!
Wishing you a beautiful and inspired Monday precious friends,
hugs and love,


marie said...

I can totally understand you taking so many pictures in that booth ~ it's truly beautiful. The ballet shoe display is amazing. The linens, silver, tiny shoes and bobbins full of lace ~ I could look at these phtos forever!
The little baby doll is a Madame Alexander doll called Little Huggums. I have one of those that I bought for my 32 year old son when he was three. It's so sweet.

Thanks for sharing all the lovely pictures Dawn. Have a joy-filled week!!

Anne Lorys said...

Wow Dawn, that booth looks amazing! I'm LOVING all those ballet slippers!
But your booth is going to be looking much, much better, I just know it. :-)

Come see me, I'm having a big old giveaway going on right now!


Gail said...

Wow Dawn,
Thanks for showing us those lovely photos! I'm glad you had a great time with family.....hope you have a wonderful week to come....

SharDon Exclusives said...

I will bet you were ready to grab a chair and just set there enjoying the beauty. It looks like you set up the displays. DH knows his women...

Hearts Turned said...

Love that sweet photo--thanks for sharing it! And that's one of my favorite poems...just beautiful! I'm not surprised you didn't notice the peg board--it was overshadowed by so many beauties! Glad you had such a great time!

Dorthe said...

Oh my, Dawn,
what a place, I could gladly live there, --so many treasures, what a wonderfull inspiration, thanks for all the lovely photoes, sweetie.
Wishing you a lovely day, dear friend.
Hugs and love Dorthe

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Looks like alot of fun! What beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing! Blessings ... Daphne

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Dearest Dawn,

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

Lovin' the first photo, I had an ARTIST aunt who used to do exactly that type of painting on b/w or sepia she is in heaven...but her words rang in my ears "go-lightly with the paint, you can always add more if needed..."

I love the "toe shoe dress"

Were those dried rosebuds on the other dress form? I immmediately enlarged that photo to see if I could read the tag...always hunting for a price...

As usual you "inspire" me...Thank you!


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~ That booth is gorgeous ! I love the ballet slippers too ~ It is so much fun to wander antique malls and just take in all of the wonderful treasures ~

Anonymous said...

Dawn, so beautiful! do you suppose one would dust that lovely dried-flower-encrusted dress form? LOL! That from the person who dislikes dusting and normally doesn't even notice it! ;-)


Hopemore Studio said...

Dawn, It made me smile to read that your DH pointed out that booth to you. How sweet that he really 'gets you'! That booth was incredible, I went to one of the few year round antique malls in northern KY this past week and it doesn't have anything that compares to that one.

Take care,

Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

Oh how gorgeous!!! Look at all the lace and ballet shoes!!! And all the lace! LOL! I've found one antique mall here locally and I think there's another one listed in the phone book - you're a bad influence. :D (not really) Marva

Susan deGeneres said...

Dawn, thanks for the lovely post. I always marvel at snowy white vintage linens and I'm also a fan of the ballet slipper displays, I don't think I've ever seen that before. Your photos inspire me to take a fresh look at my own booth display, I love the paper remnants on the walls!
Thanks for the inspiration, Susan

Artist Class said...

what great display ideas and such consistency of color...thanks for sharing this!!!

Sally L. Smith said...

I can see why you liked this lovey Shades of White and Sepia booth. I found so many things I liked as well:
Lace draped from the form to the ceiling--so cool
Wadded papers in the glass container
Baby shoes and cabinet card on a child's chair with a hovering cherub
stacked sepia threads on tiered cake plates

Vee said...

Hope that you had a great time (even if it felt like forever ;>)! Now it surprises me that one who stages things as exquisitely as you do needs any inspiration whatsoever. But, you're right, that is a lovely space. She's done an excellent job.

Lorraine said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. What an incredible booth. We just don't see much like this in my area. Wonderful to see the vast array of goodies. Her display talents are fantastic.

Vicki K. said...

What a fabulous space!!

Journal Swag said...

Wow, just beautiful Dawn! What fun.


Lululiz said...

I could have spent hours in that space, drooling over those beautiful treasures. I could also quite easily have gone broke in there.

vikki said...

~♥~ hi sweetie, the booth, too... i dunno if i would be able to sell the lovely items, tho! glad you had a good 'get away get together' to visit & go junkin' how fun! lovely treasures to see...
have a wonderful creative monday m'dear friend... hugs & blessings, vikki xoxoxxoo ~♥~

FrenchGardenHouse said...

That's a beautiful collection of things, the dealer has such a great eye and display style. I bet you had a great time. Thanks for taking us with you. wish it could be "for real". xoxo Lidy

Sandi said...

Beautiful space Dawn!!! Love it all and thanks for sharing that beautiful lady with us!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Dawn, what a gorgeou booth. I love looking at the displays as well, even if I can't always buy something.

Barbara Jean said...

Love all the pics!

I saw a little pair of black and cream baby shoes in there just like a pair I sold.
Theirs was marked $45!!
I sold mine for $10. =0/ Well, someone is truly enjoying that bargain. =)


barbara jean

Lisa said...

Glad you had a good weekend, you deserve it girl! I can see why your drawn to that space. First thing that caught my eye were the little white moccasins, you didn't get them?? And that tatting, boy I need me some!! Love all the hanging ballet slippers, I'll bet she wanted a few pennies for those. When I was at Round Top in the fall, Magnolia Pearl did the most amazing display with faded pink ballet slippers. It was really something to see. I posted a pic way back when, I'll send it to you. Thanks for sharing such a cool space. Lisa

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Wow I could spend hours in that booth alone. Thanks for the beautiful pictures and hope you had fun.

Createology said...

What a wonderful place to spend some time and travel down memory lane. I love looking at your photos. Thank you for sharing.

June said...

You are so right Dawn, this space is beautiful. So many lovely displays to look at. I saw many things in your pics that I would love to have. That case full of silver really caught my attention! And the laces*sigh*

Bettyann said...

So the collection of ballet shoes..I love collecting them, in the past I gave them away to little girls I took care of..Friday,I scored a lovely pair of adult point ballet shoes..

Charlene said...

Oh Dawn thank you for sharing those photos! I would love to get the information of that shop if you have it. I would love to buy some of the lace you had shown in one photo!!!! Beautiful! And those silver trays. YUMMY! Thanks for sharing the photo. She had such a sweet face. HUGS! Charlene

Carole said...

That really was a great how your husband gets you!
Great ballet shoes too!

Wildflowerhouse said...

Oh how beautiful. I am drooling just looking at the photo's. Oh my goodness.....I would be in so much trouble or should I say my bank acct. would...! Sharon

Anonymous said...

this is a great booth It can be seen at The Queen of Hearts in Alpharett GA a grets shop Come and visit I go all the time Patricia

Vivayne said...

Wonderful photo/find! I think toning those cheeks down would be fairly easy. If you need something like that done ever, let me know.


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