Showing posts with label shabby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shabby. Show all posts

Friday, May 24, 2013

Be Inspired #141 Perfectly Shabby

Hello Everyone,
and welcome to this week's Be Inspired.
Here are some inspiring links from last week's party:

I fell in love with this beautiful bedroom...
Romantic, comfortable, feminine..."shabby";
just a few words that describe this wonderful space.

Morning Inspiration from Becky at One Shabby Old HouseHer bedroom has so many wonderful touches, you'll love what she's done to embellish the footboard on the bed.

such a cozy and comfortable space!

Olive Out creates a beautiful setting with her red transferware in a 
Patio Supper Tablescape. Olive has perfected the art of the "Near Tablescape".

Anne of White Lace Cottage shares her beautiful collection
of Sea Glass bottles.

transformed a standing Jewelry Armoire with Duck Egg Blue.
She has some other pieces of the same paint finish that are fabulous!

You'll want to see this Gorgeous Garden Chandy
and her mother's garden, from Amanda at One Girl in Pink

and Erica from Be Book Bound
took us to a family friend's "Country Wedding".
This post is full of wedding inspiration and ideas.
LOVE this adorable sunflower cake!

thanks ladies, for sharing the inspiration!

Today's Be Inspired is brought to you by French Bleu Vintage,
where you will find the most beautiful and unique vintage home goods and decor.
Dee has some wonderful new pieces in the shop that you'll want to check out.

thanks Dee!

Hope you'll join in today, and share what's been inspiring you from this last week. Please have a link back to Common Ground to be featured. Be Inspired is now open to all inspiring posts, not just "vintage". And I finally have a "I've Been Featured" image for you...sorry it's so late. Please feel free to grab it if you've ever been featured here at Be Inspired or Vintage Inspiration.

and while you're out partying please join in with my Friday Party Pals.

 Have a wonderful weekend,
and thanks so much for joining in!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Shabby White Wednesday at the French Cupboard

The second Wednesday of each month
I'll be taking a little trip to

Come on over for a visit,
 if you'd like to see what I've been doing...

After you visit the French Cupboard,
please head on over to Faded Charm
and take a peek at the rest of the wonderful whiteness!!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Give 'em the slip...

...chairs that is!

I have two wonderful bergere chairs in my living room
that I have been wanting to "change up" for awhile.

I'm finding that I need a lighter palette,
in home decor, and after years
 of living with darker and deeper colors,
I'm wanting more neutral surroundings.

So I gave them the slip!

Out came the craft paper to make outlines of their backs.

and of course my two drive me crazy cats  favorite helpers showed up.

I worked straight off the chair, piecing and pinning and fitting.

They aren't perfect,
and I'm so glad that there is that great word...
... still floating around.


I've had the material for several weeks
but just couldn't get them started.
At least I've had some time to form the idea in my head.

Thanks to all you amazing, talented people out there
who have given me some great inspiration and encouragement.

Love the ruffles, but don't look too close.

I wouldn't show them to my high school
Home Ec teacher,
but they work for me.

I even gave one of them little vintage linen and lace
"sleeves" to cover an arm cushion.

My husband said they looked like a couple
of little girls with ruffled dresses...

just what I wanted.

I'm linking up with

for Slipcover Show Off #11

I can't believe I actually made these.
I usually don't like to sew.

But they were well worth the effort,
Hope you're having a great week,


Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Visit to "Tattered Treasures"

On our way to St. Louis last weekend,
we took some time to stop at a store I had been wanting to see.
Tattered Treasures in Lebanon, Missouri.

I'd  heard great things about it and sure enough, it didn't disappoint.
We didn't have room for much, because our car was full for the trip.

It was a chippy, white, garden extravaganza!

Primitive, shabby, cottage yumminess... every turn.

please disregard the people in the mirror.

There are tons of great flea markets and
antique malls along I-44,
Springfield to St. Louis.

Be sure and google Tattered Treasures
for a map and phone number.

Hope you all are having a great weekend.
It's rainy and cool here. Oh well,
I have tons of cleaning and organizing to do.

I will be sharing my work space at the
Where Women Create Party
on June 19, which is also my 1 year
blogging Anniversary!

Hope you'll be there too!

I will be having a Give Away to celebrate...
Stay tuned!


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