Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Inspired By... Meadowbrook and Her Friends

Right now, I am craving color!  Maybe it's because it's winter and everything is a bit dreary and dull. In fact, most of Georgia has been snowed/iced in for days. That's given me plenty of time at home for projects and blog browsing. I've really been inspired by some new-to-me bloggers whose homes are decorated with very colorful vintage items.  It all started with Teresa's blog, Meadowbrook Farm.

That's really her house and she really did take this photo!
 If you are into vintage or colorful cottage looks or pretty gardens or wonderful photography, then you, too, will love Meadowbrook Farm.  Rhoda at Southern Hospitality did a feature post on Teresa's blog and after seeing the photos in that post, I jumped over and read Teresa's entire blog. The whole thing.  All of it.  It took a while, and I didn't do it at one sitting, but I wanted to take the whole thing in.  It really got my creative juices going.  Here's a peak, but you MUST go to her blog to see everything full size and read her funny comments about everything.  

As if that weren't enough, Teresa posted about a few other blogs and now, I'm having trouble staying away from my computer.  One blog always leads to another.

Amy from Into Vintage makes pillows.  She sells to folks all over the country through her Etsy Shop Vintage Home.  While browsing her blog, I came across a post on the home of Karen, one of Amy's customer. Karen is really bold when it comes to vintage color.  I enjoyed looking through all the photos Amy posted and several really stood out me. 


The first that grabbed me was of a Hoosier painted a wonderful vintage green.  If you've read my blog, you know I love HoosiersOh My!  The cream colored one in my laundry room is in need of a paint touch up.  Or... Wow!  The wood colored one in my foyer is wood and I've always known it would look better painted!  Hmmmmm.  I may be in search of the perfect vintage green paint color in the near future.


In that same post was a photo of this wonderful ____ what do you call this?  I can't think of it.  The shelf thingie that goes nicely over wainscoting or bead board. This one also has coat hooks.  Usually the molding part is painted the same color as the wainscoting, but this one stands out, painted in that great vintage green.




Also, on May's blog, I came across a quote from Edie at Life in Grace - "if there’s one key that I’ve found to getting lots done in a day, it’s staying home. Try staying home five whole days in a row and you’ll be amazed what you’ll find to do!"  That's a great quote.  I treasure days at home.  Since the roads are unfit for travel,  I'm getting a lot done (posts coming soon).  I would get even more done, if it weren't for all these great blogs!


Here's another blog I was led to - Jen at The Cottage Nest lives in a wonderful Norman Rockwell-ish town in Indiana called, The Village.   I love-love-loved looking at photos of her town.  I fantasized the whole time about being one of her neighbors.


Jen is, like me, a collector of inspiration photos.  She scatters them throughout her blog, and boy-oh-boy, she has some good ones.  Here's one that I found interesting.  The color is more subtle than the decor I've been admiring the last few days, but I still find it very appealing.   Decorating ADD.  Is there hope for me?


Here's one of her bedroom inspirations picture that I find dreamy.


Ok.  Seriously.  That is enough.  I have got to stop and do something productive. 
 
Be sure to check out the latest RE- Party!
We RE-do, RE-decorate, RE-organize, RE-pair,  RE-upholster,
RE-member, RE-finish, RE-purpose, 
and of course, we love to RE-lax!   
This party celebrates ALL the RE-'s in our lives!  

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TBA -  I'll think about that tomorrow.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Denise!!!
    You are so sweet! Thanks for the blog love.
    You are so very right, one blog leads to another and I'm so happy to be led to yours. To see my buds featured here makes it even better. Rhoda sent so many wonderful friends my way and it's been so fun to get them. Thank you again for your kind words and your lovely post.

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  2. Loved the pics! My grandmother had a Hoosier cabinet in her kitchen when I was a child. Your picks remind me of how much I have wanted to get one myself. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Denise you are too cute! I think a lot of us have decorating ADD, especially when we look at all the wonderful homes in blogland! Teresa's blog is just gorgeous and they are so many inspiring rooms and decor out there and just not enough time to try everything out! :) I am glad that you are finding colorful inspiration in the gloomy gray of winter!! :) Stay warm!!

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  4. My. Word. What a wonderful post -- thank you so much for your kind words! And to be included with such lovely company -- I too read every bit of Meadowbrook Farm when I first came across it and I've been a longtime fan of The Cottage Nest. Both are total eye candy. :-) And I can't wait to tell Karen about this! Thank you Denise!

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  5. I recently discovered a lot of those same blogs. Love them!! Hello, Google reader! I've got a lot of blog reading to do! Ha!

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  6. Hi Denise! LOVE your blog. Barbara told me to check it out when i visited the Rockin' B today. Saw you taking pictures (i think of Nicole's booth since she is new) Keep the creativity coming.......i'll see ya at the store (im there all the time with my sisters/aunts/mom/nanas....we love it)

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