Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Inspiration Board, Sprinklers & China Closet

Yesterday Jackson Brown played in the sprinkler! He really LOVES IT!!!

Sweet Pea doesn't really care and Old Mack wants nothing to do with it...plus he is camera shy.

The house has a built-in china cabinet. With the weather too HOT to do much..it was time to clean the cabinet and make it look pretty...See the little cottage house painting on the table, Twyla made that for me. She is an artist :) Thank You, Twyla. Now I just need to find that little cottage to live in.

Here it is all organized and the glassware that I haven't ever used...taken to the antique shop.

Also had the BUG to make myself an inspiration board that I've seen in your homes. Here is mine...

I sprayed painted over doilies and added lace trim and buttons around it and then...

LOADED it up with INSPIRATION!!! I don't have all of the "inspiration" pieces out as some are in totes for that season of decorating. I sure love looking at all the creative pieces.

Finally opened the windows yesterday and today. I'm thankful for AC,however I need fresh air!

This is the week to get my room ready for HQ..so, I better get going!

Stay Cool!

Deb :)


GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

I might have to run through the sprinkler myself today. It is sooo hot here. Your inspiration board is so pretty! I love the doily "powdered sugar" look. I should make one for the office/sewing room. All of your china looks so pretty. I love that little blue violet tea set on the second shelf.

Jan Tanis Designs said...

Hi Deb...stopped by and took a peek at all your pretty china you took to the store. I wish I lived near you, I'd be shopping your booth. It's so cute seeing the pup of yours running through the sprinkler. Our poodle, Rosie, loves the water...pool or sprinkler. The other 2...not so much!!


Into Vintage said...

JB is hilarious - I've never seen that before! Love your inspiration board -- always fun to see what inspires others. You probably don't want to hear this but it's 60 degrees here today...not exactly summery.

The Tablescaper said...

Love your china closet!!! It's filled with so many goodies. I'd love to have you join me this coming Sunday at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Jackson looks so cute playing in the sprinklers. Your china cabinet looks so pretty with its many treasures inside (love the lacy trim too).


Anonymous said...

1st: i love the HEADER!!!
how cool is that!
oh JB knows how to do it :D
gorgeous inspiration board
and i recognize one of my
cards close to the center!!!
how sweet :D
no open windows for me!!!
crank up that AC

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Jackson made me laugh out loud. He's just having too much fun!

Deb said...

I envy the pup in the water! It's been so hot here in between massive rain storms. Very humid!

LOVE the built in. What a cute little cupboard. Love that!

Linda said...

Deb- Loved your inspiration board. Wish I could get one together...my stuff is in a file box...it is better when it's right where you can see it ...thus, the inspiration! Hope you've been well. I finished another b-bird and blogged about it.
Blessings to you and yours, L

boopnut said...

I love the names of your dogs...so cute. Love your china....want to come and clean mine now? BTW, I have been a stamper for a long time, just haven't been doing it.

Debbie Kay said...

Oh Deb your China closet looks sooooo organized and well perfect!!

Love the inspiration board, why dont I ever think of cool ideas like that???

Love ya sweet gal. Thanks for sharing.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love watching the dog play in the sprinkler! How cute. Your china cabinet is also awesome. MIne is a mess, guess it should be on the list of to clean up and organize! hugs, Linda

My Vintage Mending said...

Deb I just realized you have my favorite Myott dishes on your sidebar. We must be related? My dogs love the sprinkler. So much so we have to hid them. They can hear the water turn on inside...maybe your doggy would like to come play in the water at our house? Love the cabinet...smiles...Renee

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The puppy in the sprinkler must make you laugh out loud!! Too cute! Come on, I was hoping for a little cool weather! Lord, I can just stay in Orlando with the heat wave you are having!


Theresa said...

Puppies are too cute! My Bulldog granddog loves to eat ice:) They have to stay cool! It is too hot here and I have been hanging inside!

Love your china cabinet! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

vivian said...

hi DEb! Love your inspiration board.. I want to see it close up, looks like there is tons of sweet stuff there! have fun with that sprinkler, you should run through it too!!
I would!!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love inspiration boards.....especially when they are all filled up!

Cheryl said...

Your dog jumping in the sprinkler is a hoot! My dog Buddy, swims in our pool :-)

I just finished making an inspiration board too! I'll share it soon--- I covered my edges in sheet music and then I used muslin fabric and ribbons over the cork board part. I like how it turned out... but I like things to be lined up, and this jumbled mess is going to take some getting used to LOL

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Deb, Jackson looks so cute and so does Sweet Pea. I like your built in hutch. I could use one of those! Glad you like your picture! Have a nice week! Twyla

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

love the picks of your dog playing in the sprinkler! I've been looking at your previous post and all your great finds - you get the best stuff!

Scrap for Joy said...

Don't you wonder what dogs are thinking? The pictures of Jackson in the sprinkler are so funny! Your cupboard looks great with the lace edging...so many wonderful tresures there. I chuckled at your inspiration board. You did such a nice job with the doily stencils and then loaded it up with inspiration...now we can't see the doilies! LOL!
Have a great day and keep cool!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Great post, my dog goes nuts with the sprinkler part of the hose too. Great idea on the bulletin board, beautiful flowers, and what a great stash of vintage goodies in that china cabinet. Thanks for sharing. ~ Abby

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Deb, Patti ( Pandora's Box ) is having a napkin giveaway. You should go visit her blog.

Queenie said...

lol! Jackson Brown is the cutest thing playing in the sprinkler...looks like he's having a big time! You did great catching those pics :)

Loved seeing the inside of that built in cabinet...I enlarged the pics so I could plunder more...and what fun...you have so many neat things in there...and I think your inspiration board is just cute-y-ful!
Hope you have a nice day! Stay cool, looks like Jackson Brown sure knows how too..I just love that!

Big hugs,

cindy said...

What a neat site. Do you have anything in etsy? I’d love to buy some vintage cup and saucers.


Rebecca said...

My Mollie runs OUT of the sprinkler. I think she thinks I'm giving her another bath.

Love your China....yummeee!


Something Special said...

I love it. Filled with so much inspiration!

Kim said...

Deb, you are SOOO creative!!! And Jackson Brown is cracking me up - he looks exactly like our Herman. Does yours go in and out all day long like mine????

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Love, love, love your inspiration board.... I found an old frame I'm hoping to transform into one too.... what a great idea to have all those great tips for inspiration... where you can actually see them. Love the pup in the sprinklers too. My dog wouldn't go anywhere near them.


Ana Márquez said...

You have a lovely blog :-) full of joy and sparkling love :-D Congratulations.

Linda said...

The photos of the dogs playing in the sprinklers are pure joy! Hope your sale goes well this week! Thanks for the get well wishes, Deb!

melanie said...

love the inspiration board! I have wallpaper for you ...but lost your address...please shoot me another email so that i can get it to you...
sorry I forgot!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOL what fun to see Jackson Brown having a great time in the sprinkler!
Love your built in and wow it is packed with goodies ...

Shirl said...

Hello Deb, your post is lovely! The dogs look like their having so much fun! Your china cabinet is so pretty and your inspiration board is stunning! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.
Hugs, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage