Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Inspirations {February 16, 2010}

I have no couch in my apartment.
I want one that resembles THIS one, oh it's SO beautiful!


I know I have been fairly remiss in posting on a regular basis, so I have decided to give myself a bit of a schedule. Therefore, I decree, from now on the first of the week shall be "What Inspires You" day, wherein I encourage myself and all of you to post upon your blogs images, poems, bits, and pieces of whatever has been inspiring you lately.

So for this week, here are my inspirations (I'm not sure where I got these - I cruise around the web and save images that make me happy, so apologies for not crediting!):

I saw this photo on sfgirlbybay and liked the idea so much
I made one for myself, out of
hemp cord and some thumbtacks.


I want a shabby chic chandelier SO bad, to hang in the
corner of my bedroom. There's something so elegant yet fun about them.

cupcakes - see my Valentine's post. 'nuff said. I've been
eating them for breakfast, with tea, every day.


I saw these little bulb lights at Target. They're so charming (and affordable) - I think I want to string them across my ceiling, in my work room or in the living room, to get some extra light and style. If not, stringing them around the balcony (in all its syle-less glory) will be good too.

I love this lamp because it's something you can easily do
yourself - lampshade + fringies +trim at the top and bottom.
I think lampshades with fringe are wonderfully Victorian.


I'm not totally sure what kind of person Avi thinks I am.
Sometimes she glares at me, and often times she's a whole lot happier
when Mr. C comes over than when it's just me walking through the door.
However, we have been out for wonderful walks around the marina
(where we live), and to the dog park, for the past three days,
and I think that makes her and me both very happy.

So what inspires YOU. What is in your "scrap folder" or your favorites list? What are you thinking about right now? Repost your inspirations on your blogs and leave a link in the comments so I can go see!
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13 comments:

  1. http://olympesdiary.blogspot.com/2010/02/inspiration-and-little-exposition.html

    Love that couch, though I think I might prefer it in blue or yellow or green. It's just delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Comtesse, I'd like it in blue too, then it wouldn't be quite so obnoxious to the men in my life, hahaha.

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  3. Where did you find the couch? Is it from the same company as all of the other charming home decor pieces?

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  4. I googled "shabby chic couch" and picked my favorite pictures. I'm not sure where it is from, but I wants!

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  5. Found it! http://www.thebellacottage.com/product_details.php?pid=4468&PHPSESSID=52eb43a61492ee68e7d0b3f0e889ede3

    So pretty!

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  6. That's a beautiful couch. I even like the pink!
    BTW,I took you up on your challenge. You can see some of my current inspirations here. http://vintagegams.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-inspires-you.html

    Although, I'm quite sure that tomorrow they'll be completely different. Victorian, Edwardian, Elizabethan, Regency, Deco, Swing....so many time periods to dabble in!

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  7. Gams, you're totall right, the inspirations change from day to day, sometimes hour to hour! I'm going to post mine every week (or try at least). Thanks for the link to yours (left a comment over there for you)

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  8. Duchess, try Ikea or Lowes for the chandelier, they are pretty affordable, and quite lovely. :D

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  9. Thanks for the kind comment, Lauren. I'll let you know when I post more of my old pattern covers.

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  10. Freckles, IKEA is like...is like heaven for me. I haven't been able to get over the Hill to go to the one in Sac, but I will definitely take a look. I love that they're adding some more 'cottagey' pieces into their store, and they're SO affordable. /off to look at the website now :-)

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  11. Darn it - I want my internet back!! I have about a bazillion pictures of all the pretty things that inspire me - it'll be top of my to-do list when the internet is fixed (yeah, above job applications and the like).

    Love that settee and I think I might have to add a proviso to my previous condemnation of fringe on the Dreamstress's blog - fringe on clothes is a no (generally), but fringe on lampshades is all kinds of awesome. I stand corrrected on the subject of fringe!

    Thankee for the droolable pretties!

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  12. Thief, I agree, and I've been feeling a strong urge to put fringe on all my (one) lampshades! I still can't agree with you about fringe on clothing, but then again I've not done it yet :-)

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