Friday, December 6, 2013

Be Inspired #167

First of all I want to thank all of you that came by last week and linked up with the party. Thanksgiving week is such a hectic time, so thanks so much for coming to the party! I enjoyed seeing what you all have been up to, and I know that we had lots of visitors over the weekend. Whenever I'm feeling a little low on inspiration, all I have to do is click thru the links of this party, you guys are so creative! Here are a few links from last week:

Rita from Mammabellarte has been busy painting, glittering, and sewing
 as co host for her wonderful California event, The Vintage Marketplace.
 I thought you'd enjoy seeing a few of her Christmas Creations.
Susan from Must Love Junk has this amazing chippy door on her mantel.
It's reversible, creating a wonderful backdrop for her Natural Christmas Mantel 

Love this adorable Hoopy Holiday Snowman
from Nici at Posed Perfection

The perfect classic is Christmas Red and White in the Kitchen
from Carolyn at Aiken House and Gardens.
I'm in love with that metal picnic hamper!

Each year I see these Vintage Jewelry Christmas Trees  and I want to make one.
This one from Betsy at Coastal Colors
is framed beautifully in a vintage gold frame.
Perfect for a little Christmas Bling!

Elizabeth from Blue Clear Sky wanted something different this year and she chose  to sew up some gorgeous White Denim bags for her armoire doors. You need to hear where she found the fabric, great upcycle!

shared the recipe for Nutella Pumpkin Pie.
Pumpkin and Nutty Chocolate?
yes, please.

thanks so much, gals!

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    1. Thank you for hosting, Debra!
      I hope you're doing well. Have a great weekend!

    2. I so love that vintage jewelery piece. I need to start hunting for more costume jewelery, I am seeing more and things I want to make. Thank you for hosting. -K

    3. Thank you for hosting, Debra! Love the features!

    4. You have the PERFECT party name because whenever I come to the party I do feel so inspired. Thank you!

      xo Danielle

    5. Debra, thank you for featuring my vintage jewelry tree! I'm so excited and honored! Each feature is so unique and full of inspiration! Now, I know what to do with these vintage baby shoes! Thank you for hosting another great link party!

    6. Oh, those glittery baby shoes, and red & white pretties on the table! And the framed jewelry tree is so elegant. Gorgeous features, Debra! I already see a few I need to visit in this week's links. Thanks for hosting!

    7. Thank you for hosting / beautiful features and I've never seen a tree made out of jewelry before this one ; love that idea! :)

    8. Hello Debra! Your features are fantastic, as always! I love joining your great party, so many inspiring ideas here!!

    9. Love those tart pans! Thanks so much for hosting Debra and for giving us all a reason (or more) for being inspired.

      Big Texas Hugs,
      Susan and Bentley

    10. Wonderful features this week, Debra! Thanks for hosting.

    11. hi Debra! Merry Merry, time is flying by~thanks so much for the party and all the inspirations~

    12. All beautiful features, Debra; love Susan's mantel! Thanks for hosting and have a lovely week!


    13. I missed the party last week. We went out of town for Thanksgiving. It was so good to get away and to take an online break. We all need that sometimes. ;)
      Wow...the features this week are amazing and so inspiring.
      Wishing you an extraordinary weekend, Debra!

    14. Thanks for hosting, Debra. I hope you're enjoying this beautiful season!

    15. Hi Debra! Thank you so much for featuring my wreath...I feel very honored to be in such amazing and talented company. Thank you too for hosting another inspired party!!! Now back to my holiday house decorating. Have a wonderful weekend!!
      XO Barbara

    16. Thank you for the pretty party Debra. Have a happy holiday season.

    17. Thank you so much for hosting this great link party, I love to come here and see all the inspiration. Have a blessed day. :-)

    18. Hi lovely lady.
      Thanks so much for hosting your linky party today. I also hope you have a wonderful week with your family.

    19. Having so much fun looking at all these lovely party links! thanks for hosting!

    20. Debra, I'm so honored that you featured my mantel! Thanks for hosting this always inspiring party! :)

    21. Debra, I love every feature this week! The white bags are gorgeous and oh how I love that plaid tin!

    22. I'm not gettin a thing done, Debra! Just online looking at gorgeous Christmas decorations. How can there be so many, many different ones? haha! I love your features. Thank you for the nice linky party! J.xx

    23. Thank you so much for hosting this inspiring link party, Debra! I love to come here and see all the inspiration. I am sharing a few thoughts on handwritten holiday cards. Thank you for hosting!

    24. Thank you so much, Debra, for featuring my Nutella Pumpkin Pie! I'm thrilled to be in such good company with the other features!

    25. Lovely party! Thanks for hosting :)

    26. Love the NOEL mantel and other great features. Cold here in TX, and I'm decorating our tree this evening. '-)
      Thanks for hosting each week…….Sarah

    27. How sweet are those tart pan pedestals?! Love those! :)
      Thank you so much for hosting!

    28. Awesome features this week - everything looks beautifully festive! I do appreciate you hosting,

    29. So many wonderful features! Love the bottle brush tree in the baby shoe!

    30. So many gorgeous things! Thanks for hosting!

    31. Thanks for hosting! I so need to finish decorating!! Have a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    32. Debra,
      Great featured guests each week @ Be Inspired Friday!!!
      Thank you for hosting each week, dear friend!!!

    33. Thank you so much for taking the time to host. The Christmas posts here are wonderful.

    34. your party is just getting started and already wonderful! I'm going to check out all of last week's features too. so glad you do them when life gets busy it's easy to miss them.

    35. Such gorgeous features this week, Debra. I'm trying not to be overwhelmed with all I want to see! Thanks so much for the party, and have a wonderful weekend.

    36. Love the features, Debra! Thanks for hosting! Hugs...Debbie

    37. So happy you like my newest Christmas items Debra, thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend. Ciao Rita

    38. I'm a little late to the party today, but I was gone all day out getting all the last minute stuff for decorating over the weekend...wish me luck!


    39. Always wonderful inspiration here, Debra! Thanks so much for hosting!

    40. Thanks for hosting the party, Debra. I'm a new follower, and I just love all of the inspiration here! Have a lovely weekend! Dee :)

    41. It's the most wonderful time of the year for sure! I love all of the holiday inspiration I see on your blog. Thanks so much for hosting Debra.

    42. What a blessing this season is and to have fun at your blogging party. Wow, I am amazed at all the creativity. Thank you for sharing yours on your blog and for hosting Be Inspired Friday.

    43. I love the idea of the cake stands. Lovely!

      Maria Angelique

    44. Thanks for hosting Debra! Hope you're enjoying your holiday season! ~Delores

    45. Hi Debra! i just found you through Vignette Design and I can hardly believe I've never been here before! I just became a follower. Your blog is beautiful, and these links are so inspiring, I decided to link up. I look forward to reading many more posts


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