Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Vintage Suitcase

This last week I headed over to one of my favorite shops here in town. You can always count on Robin to have the most gorgeous displays and beautiful decor items. Each time I'm there I come home with some great inspiration, not to mention wanting to buy out the store. Here is just a little eye candy for you to enjoy. Remember all you have to do is click on the image for it to enlarge, then click again to get all the "details".

The color of this mantel is original blue and just stunning.

Love the doggy pillows.

This is a huge and elaborate French mirror.

These next few photos are from the "Garden District". 
This room is covered ceiling to floor with old windows.
I'ts like you're in an old greenhouse.

This antique paper umbrella is HUGE!!!

And yes, this reproduction seed box now lives at my house.
I had to have it!

Hard to tell, but this is a moss covered mirror.

The  fabric on the settee and chair slipcovers is Louis Vuitton...
so fun!

Robin has an endless supply of antique silver pieces

Chinese cabinet

Gorgeous jewelry and some chunky cuff bracelets.

If you're local, make plans to visit the
 wonderful tea room at the shop,
The Vintage Veranda.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Be Inspired #124 What's Inspiring YOU today?

This time of year I'm craving anything pink, soft, and romantic
Valentine's Day posts have really inspired me this week,
 to look forward to Spring,
 and helping to replace the cold dreary days of January, 
where everything outside is brown or gray.

Here are a few inspiring links from last week's party:

Lara from Air Kissed combines her love for beautiful flowers
with her precious book find, The Secret Garden.

Liz from Quirky Vistas shared a Birthday gift with strings "attached".

Jennifer from Town and Country Living
styled a tablescape vignette with her wonderful
White Ironstone and vintage Valentines.

Isn't this just too fabulous?
A classy beverage cooler from a dairy trough 
used at a country wedding reception from Lynette at  Junk Fest.

is at it again with her gorgeous French Valentine Pillow.

And Claire at The Rustic Pig
shows us her adorable repurposed drawer with the "how-to".

Today's Be Inspired is brought to you by Judy from
20 North Ora
and just a peek at some of her great Etsy Items.

Hope you'll join in for the party today, 
as Be Inspired is now open to all your 
"inspiring" posts, vintage or new.
Please have a link within your post to be featured.

and while you're out partying today,
I hope you'll drop by my sister Friday blog parties.

Ready to Party?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Top Three from "Be Inspired"

That time of the week again...
Here are the top three visited links from last week at
  Be Inspired.

Kathleen from Faded Charm 
shares how she styled a beautiful bouquet 
of white tulips in her wonderful kitchen.

Erika from Be Book Bound shared a home down the street 
that is decorated with some wonderful collections.

and we toured a small London B and B apartment 
with Mary from At Home on the Bay

Thank you everyone, who comes by 
to link up with the party,
which is now open to all "inspiring" posts.
I appreciate each one of you!
Hope you'll join in tomorrow for


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