Friday, March 4, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday # 27: Sitting right under my nose...

I find the best inspiration from all of you.
Each week for Vintage Inspiration Friday,
I'm totally amazed at all the creative and inspiring photos and posts.

Thank you all so much for joining in!
There's always a fresh idea and a new way of looking at things.

My inspiration for this post came from one of your posts.
(See who in just a minute)

Not only the sights, but the scents of Spring are so intoxicating...

Aromatique has the "Smell of Spring" wrapped up in a bag.
A heady floral of Spring goodness.
I treat myself to this each year.

So I combined one of your ideas with the wonderful potpourri

The little paper flowers and ferns are part of the mixture.

Sorry for the glare,
the sun was actually shining today!!!!!

So a nest, a candle, a little potpourri, a transferware saucer,
 and a short stack of books...

then, a few more touches of Spring,
really have me in the mood,
(oh, and it's my Birthday)

So, who do I have to thank...?

The Summer Kitchen Girls!!
(thanks gals!)

And here are a few more posts for some great ideas


The Charm of Home
(OK, this is fabulous!!!)

Olivia's Romantic Home
(I have a "thing" for white suitcases!)

Hope you'll join in for the party!
Link up within your post
 Anything vintage or vintage inspired!

and I'm joining

Thank you all for all the feedback from my last post.
Hopefully Blogger will get this fixed,
so we can "see" the new posts.

Have a great weekend
love you all,


  1. Debra, First off HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! And thank you for hosting, I was nice to see you over at my blog thank you for visiting Hope you have a great weekend


  2. Debra!! Happy Birthday! :) I love your nest! Fantastic pictures. Thanks for the mention.

  3. Hi Debra, Thank You for hosting today and as always I luv the vignettes and your pretty photos. I too look foward to Spring so I can see our roses bloom again. Have a great weekend....Julian

  4. Hi Debra! I love your spring vignette! I am ready for it to come! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  5. So pretty! Yours and theirs! Blogs have pretty much taken the place of magazines for me. There's something new to look at every day and sooooo much inspiration.

    I've got a give-away going on this month on my blog. Hop on over and get your name in the pot!

  6. ...oh yes!! Happiest Birthday dear Debra!!
    ~ just swooning over your nest vignette:)

    soon, very soon, spring WILL be here!!
    xo, Rosemary

  7. Hope you have a lovely birthday! Your little bird nest is adorable!


  8. Happy, Happy Birthday, Debra!!! Your vignettes are beautiful. I especially love the bird's nest display!

    I would love to have you link your loveliness to my party. And it would be great to have you join me this Friday for "Funny Faux Pas Follies".

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  9. Happy Birthday! Your touches of Spring are so pretty. I had hoped to have a post for this week to join in, but I have been clacking a lot lately.
    Thanks for hosting.

  10. Do you know what I think, I wish I had a post for this Friday and will try to finish my project in time but what I really think is Most important is.... Wishing You A Very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hugs, Marilou xoxo

  11. Beautiful pictures Debra! I love, love, love your litttle nest with the potpourri...very cute. I don't know how everyone knows it's your birthday, but Happy Birthday :)

  12. Love all your pretty photos of beautiful objects.
    Thanks so much for hosting.

  13. Debra, I love the little vignette you created. That is some very pretty potporri. Love the silver sitting on top of the books.
    Happy Birthday!

  14. I hope you are having a wonderful birthday!! It is always inspiring to visit you every week. Thank you for hosting us again!
    xo, Andrea

  15. Happy Birthday to you!
    These are so precious with the little blue eggs and all the light colors of spring.

  16. I'm so loving your pretty little homemade nest! I'm excited spring has sprung just like you Debra.

  17. Oooh Debra, big Happy Birthday wishes to you!!! I hope you have a beautiful day... love your little Springtime vignette!... always lots of pretties at your place!... xoxo Julie Marie

  18. Happy Birthday Debra! Your spring vignette you created is beautiful and I love the silver dish. Thanks for hosting.

    Have a wonderful evening enjoying your Birthday.


  19. Such beauty! I am so ready for spring. Happy birthday!!

  20. Hi Debra~ Loving your beautiful post- I posted a spring dreaming post too! All linked up - thanks for hosting!

  21. Oh, I hope you have a wonderful Happy Birthday! You always make so many other people happy. You have just a lovely spring post, and fabulous highlights too!xx

  22. Such pretty springy! I just love birds nests..makes me dream of's almost here!!!
    I can't wait!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!! Wishing for springlike weather!!

  23. Debra, that looks so pretty. I guess, since you copied someone else, it will be okay if I copy you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your Spring look for your blog is beautiful too! Thank you for hosting. laurie

  24. Hello Debra, Pattie over at The Shabby Chick told me to come visit Love your blog I joined you party tonight Please come over and say hello.


  25. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Isn't being a pisces a wonderful thing! No wonder I love you so much, we were born under the same stars! xoxo

  26. A very Happy Birthday to you Debra! Love this post with all of the birds nests... and I could sit there on you wicker loveseat all day...looks like a sweet spot to relax...thanks for the vintage inspiration this week...thanks for hosting such a pretty event:)
    Big hugs,

  27. HAPPY Happy Birthday!
    Everything looks so springy here! Very pretty
    I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy your birthday, are you doing anything special?
    Many blessings dear one

  28. Happy Birthday! This is my first time participating. What a beautiful vignette.

  29. lovely photos!!



  30. It looks like it's sunny where you are. The nests look inviting.

  31. Happy birthday! Loving all the signs of spring here. Just gorgeous!

  32. Happy birthday, Debra! Hope it's a sweet one...

  33. Oh I love your Bird's Nest... it makes a lovely Springtime vignette! I photographed my porcelain Chimpanzee today... he doesn't inspire me, but he sure makes me smile!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  34. Debra,

    Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating life with the ones you love most! Your vignette is beautiful (as always) and makes me yearn for spring all the more. It's 40 in NJ today! Your featured picks from last week are stunning. Thank you for hosting this showcase of creativity each week.

    Your Friend,

  35. Happy happy birthday to you, Debra!!! ♥ Hope you do something really fun on your special day! :) Loving that sweet springy little nest! And thanks for hosting your wonderful friday party!

    xoxo laurie

  36. Happy Happy Birthday Debra ~ the best of all to you. As always, your photos are such an inspiration to us all. Thank you for giving us this lovely gift on your day.

  37. Happy Birthday to you.....Happy Birthday to you.....
    That's me singing to you. Fortunately (for you) you can't hear me! Your photos are wonderful. So happy that I finally remembered to prepare a post so that I could join you.

  38. Happy Birthday!

    I don't have any vintage inspiration on my blog right now but I did post about the NW Flower and Garden show.

  39. Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Brithday dear Debra, Happy Birthday to you. I was singing as I was typing. Your nests are gorgeous and so creative! Thanks for hosting & hope I'm not the last.

  40. Happy, Happy Birthday Debra! All of your photographs are just delightful!

  41. Happy Birthday Debra!!

    I am inviting Spring to hurry up today too! Hope you enjoy your weekend and thanks for hosting today!

  42. i love the bloggers you spotlighted...can't wait to go over and see more of that union jack tablescape...i am a new follower and i appreciate you hosting this party!


    stuff and nonsense

  43. ahhhhhh!!! how sweet of you Debra! We love and admire you - so we are THRILLED that we could inspire you! Thanks so much :) and a VERY Happy Birthday to you!!
    God Bless!!!
    Karla & Karrie

  44. I'm totally getting my nests out today. I love your beauty. And thanks for the idea of using potpouri pieces, too.

    I'm a new follower from Feathered Nest Friday.


  45. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love your displays! I'm just ohhhing and ahhhing over the sweet little silver pedestal/compote with the nest on the books. You used so many of my favorite things! THANKS for the inspiration sweetie!

    I hope you have a wonderfull day, dear.
    Your nest vignette is so lovely- and the colors perfect together,- pure beauty.
    Big birthday kiss-
    from Dorthe

  47. I take's your birthday?! I missed that part BUT HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love the bird's nest in the very spring-y...and YAY for sunshine!
    THANKS for the sweet words about my grandbabies!

  48. I put together similar nest on my kitchen table. I have it on wood pedestal under a glass dome. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  49. Thanks for the party today. I'm seeing tons of amazing inspiration. Nothing says spring more that robin's eggs.

  50. Happy Birthday!!
    So many beautiful things being shown today! I am so ready for Spring! Thank you for hosting!

  51. Debra,
    I hope your birthday is as lovely as you are! Your spring vignette is so beautiful! Thank you for hosting another great VIF!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

    I love your vignette!!! You've got me itching to make one for myself!

  53. Beautiful viginettes and incredible photography. ~~Sherry~~

  54. I am BRAND new to your blog! I hope your birthday was wonderful. I love the vignette you came up with and your photography is impeccable. Thanks for taking the time to post your great ideas!

  55. Debra,
    I hope you had a lovely birthday! Thanks for linking up!

  56. Happy Birthday! Your posting was lovely--the little bird nest is my favorite. Have a great weekend.

  57. Your displays are so pretty this week, Debra. I love the birds nest. Thanks for hosting this fun party. I look forward to it each week.

  58. Love the bird's nest in the silver dish, especially sitting on top of the vintage books. Gorgeous photos!

  59. Debra, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful one & celebrate all week.

    I LOVE the little vignettes! The nest & fern, books, flowers, tea tin... all of it so peaceful & pretty. HUGS!


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