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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!
xoxo,

64 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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)

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  4. Wonderful features, Debra and thanks for hosting.

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

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

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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

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  9. 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!
    hugs,
    Jann

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

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

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

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

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  14. Debra,
    Amazing lace and Springtime featured guests!!!
    Thanks for hosting Be Inspired Friday!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  15. So many great features! Thanks for hosting!

    ~Trisha

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  16. 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

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

    Julie
    http://www.thevintagebarnhome.com

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

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

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

    Thanks for hosting.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  21. Wonderful features, thank you for hosting, Debra!

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

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  23. 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.
    Joy

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

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

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

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

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  28. Thanks for hosting again this week!!

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

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

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

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  32. Thanks for hosting, Debra.

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

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  34. 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!


    {alison}

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

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

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  37. Love that dress form! Thanks, Debra.

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

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

    Peace,
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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

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

    Jemma

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

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

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

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

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  45. 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

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

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  47. 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!


    Jody

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

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

    Natasha in Oz

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  50. 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!

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

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

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  53. Thank you for hosting!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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

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

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

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  57. 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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