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Friday, March 15, 2013

Be Inspired # 130; Artistically Speaking

Welcome to Be Inspired!
 I have a beautiful and one-of-a-kind amazing transformation to share with you today. Judy from 20 North Ora, talented seamstress and designer that she is, has a new companion; Introducing Miss Begonia.

Just when you think it's all "been done" with dress forms, you find this talented lady who has brought this to a new artistic level. Judy took scrap laces, doilies, ribbon, fringe, and even chandelier crystals and waved her magic wand to create this vintage masterpiece. You'll want to go see her process and what she started with. Judy, you need to add "dress designer" to your credits. Just heavenly...

Perfect for Easter and Spring, Kimberly from Serendipity Refined has created this adorable Reclaimed Wood Bunny ArtShe even shares a tutorial. Don't you just love that butterfly?

Tricia from The Little Cottage on the Pond
has been restyling her bedroom,
what a wonderful relaxing space!

love this plate display, too!

Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch has had a great series on "What I wish I knew before blogging"  that you'll really enjoy. Anita tells it like it is with all the ins and outs.

Vickie from Ranger 911 will really brighten up your day with her Spring Flowers and her wonderful mirror that she changes with the seasons.

And in honor of St. Patrick's Day, Mary from At Home on the Bay shares her delicious recipe for Irish Soda Bread...yum.

Thanks gals!

Today's Sponsor Spotlight is on Dee from French Bleu Vintage. Dee's shop is overflowing with wonderful antiques and hard to find vintage goods. If you're looking for that special piece for a gift or for your own home, please browse through the shop. French Bleu Vintage is offering a generous 20% discount by using the code ComGr20, and with any $20 purchase you'll recieve a Free "Roses" Shopping Tote. To stay up to date on what's new in the shop and new promotions you'll want to join French Bleu Vintage on Facebook, and join the mailing list for updates at French Bleu Vintage Blog.

These are my picks from the shop,
Hope you'll take a minute to browse all the pretties.

Thanks Dee, I always love coming by to see what you have new in the shop!

Time to link up all your inspiring posts and projects to
Be Inspired

(and as always, please "Pin" from the original source)

Please have a link back to Common Ground within your post to be featured.
and please check out these other Friday Parties for some Springtime fun!

Hope you're having a great week,
Hope you'll join in for the party!


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Great features! Love all that beautiful lace and the cutest bunny ever...
Thanks so much for hosting!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabulous features again. Thanks so much for hosting. Hugs, Marty

Leslie Harris said...

Hi Debra. I hope you're doing well. Your features this week are all the work of such talented gals. Love Judy's artistic work, simply stunning. And that bedroom is so lovely and calm looking. I want to sleep there. :) I enjoyed Anita's posts too.
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wonderful features, Debra and thanks for hosting.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wonderful features Debra. I met Judy's Miss Begonia at the Dress Form Ball, she's fabulous! Thanks so much for hosting.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Wonderful features...love Judy's dress form. Thank you for hosting...it's always a fun party.


Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a great weekend!

Donna Wilkes said...

Wonderful features - love that dress form. Some great links to vintage finds this week. Thank you for hosting.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Debra,
That dress form is wow and I love the bunny sign. This weeks sponser has some beautiful things. Love the tole tray. Glad I made it this week. Happy weekend!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Oh my goodness. The features are amazing. I so feel out of my league. Hope your week is Extraordinary!

Little Cottage on the Pond said...

Loving the dress form! I have my eye on one in our shop :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!


Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Aw shucks!! Thanks for being such a gracious host Debra. I am loving that dress form...WOW!!

Olive said...

Hi Debra, Judy's dress form is something serious indeed. Thanks a squillion for hosting, Olive

On Crooked Creek said...

Amazing lace and Springtime featured guests!!!
Thanks for hosting Be Inspired Friday!!!

Trisha said...

So many great features! Thanks for hosting!


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Thank you so much for featuring my yo-yo flowers, Debra! I'm on my lunch break and you just brightened up MY day. :)

I visited Judy's blog last week, and my naked dressmaker's form has been hiding in the corner ever since! Gorgeous! The bedroom transformation is wonderful, too. Love that bay window and the plate arrangement.

Thanks for hosting so we can all "be inspired" by the creative links each week.

xo, Vickie

Julie Fagundes said...

Just found your blog from Daisy Mae Belle! So glad I did...thanks for the party!


must love junk said...

Debra, your features are definitely 'inspiring'! Thanks for hosting :)

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I loved Judy's dress form too..it was one of my favorites! Thanks for hosting...hugs, Penny

Faded Charm said...

Hope you are enjoying your week, Debra. I've been out gettting my hands dirty:-)

Thanks for hosting.


Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Wonderful features, thank you for hosting, Debra!

Melissa Skidmore said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

The features this week are wonderful. I love Judy's Miss Begonia. Thanks for hosting. Always a pleasure to join in. Have a sunshine week.

{ amy } said...

Thanks for hosting!!

Chenille Cottage said...

You have chosen so many beautiful features, Debra. There are so many talented bloggers.
Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party.

Sherry said...

What a gorgeous dress form! Thank you for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Debra @ Homespun said...

Thank you for hosting! :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the features, Debra! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

Ozma of odds said...

hi Debra!
love the lace mannequin!
sharing the last of winter! be back next week with some spring:)
thanks for hosting!
xo, Rosemary

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Hi Debra. Thanks for hosting.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for hosting again this week!!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

Thanks for hosting, Debra - you have some beautiful features!!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow, heavenly lace :) So beautiful! What a work of art. Yummy!! Thanks for hosting, Debra! Lovely features. Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

AshTreeCottage said...

Judy's dress is indeed fabulous! Thanks for hosting.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Pam said...

Thanks for hosting, Debra.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What a gorgeous dress form!!
Thanks for hosting Debra.

Stuff and Nonsense said...

it's been awhile
but i'm stopping by
to say hello
and to link up
my living room makeover (127)

i adore that lacy dress form
and the bedroom

similar colors
to what i think i might do
this summer
in my master

thanks for hosting Debra!


Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

thanks for hosting, Debra! So many gorgeous eye candy features!!!

Mary said...

Thank you so much for the feature Debra! The features this week are amazing! The lace dress form is just spectacular!

Susan said...

Love that dress form! Thanks, Debra.

Faye said...

Thank you for hosting! The dress form covered in crochet doilies is amazing!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

That dress form is divine.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Hi Debra. Thank you for hosting your beautiful party every Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.

Linda at The French Hens Nest

Renee said...

Thank you for visiting Nostalgic Summer and for the lovely comment. Your blog is inspiring! And that dress form redue is AMAZING!

Jemma said...

Beautiful blog and such lovely features, thank you bunches for hosting!


Kathy Moody said...

I love all of the beautiful features. Thank you so much for hosting each week. Happy Friday!!

Sarah said...

Debra, Miss Begonia is beautiful. What talent for sure.
Thanks for hosting.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Wow, so many beautiful things. Sigh.
Thank you for hosting, Debra!

Jeanette @ Creating a Life

Cottage and Broome said...

Oh my that dress form looks just amazing! I'm popping right over there to get the full details. Please stop by its you get a chance we are having a giveaway. Thanks for hosting, Laura

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks so much for hosting every week Debra, have a great weekend too!

Jody and Stan said...

Debra, Thanks for hosting another wonderful party. Love all the great features. They're all so creative! Judy from 20 North Ora is such an artist. I love her vintage masterpiece!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Stunning features...I am in love with the dress form dress...

Natasha In Oz said...

Many thanks for having me today. Best wishes for a great weekend.

Natasha in Oz

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

It feels like spring here! I am hosting a giveaway on my blog. I hope you'll stop by and enter.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Friday Debra!
Loving your picks, that plate wall is wonderful!
Thanks for having us all again, let the inspiration begin!!

Theresa said...

So much to take in:) LOVE the potting bench from a door! WOW! Have a blessed weekend dear friend, HUGS!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Thank you for hosting!

anangloinquebec said...

As always, thanks for hosting!!

VMG206 said...

Thank you for hosting!
~ Megin of VMG206

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thanks for hosting! Wishing you a pretty weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Babs said...

Debra, Great features..so many pretty things. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Wow... awesome features and so many great links already! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful, springy weekend!

Theresa said...

Thank you for the party Debra! Tricia's bedroom is gorgeous and give me new inspiration for mine. We have 3 windows behind our bed and curtains have always been a problem, she just gave me a beautiful idea!
I have to go read Anita's post, I'm curious to see if our thoughts are the same :)
love, t.xoxoox

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