Monday, January 25, 2010

~Lantlif~

I have been hoarding all these fabulous photos
as inspiration....
hiding them in my computer....
and swooning over them in my quiet hours...


and thought that maybe instead of keeping them all for myself....
that I should share them with all of you...
so you can swoon too....


Maybe you already know about this amazing woman from


but in case you don't....let me introduce you.....
her name is Annette and she lives in Sweden.....

& I am so in love with her amazing swedish rustic style!



I could literally browse her blog for hours.....




to find amazing ideas to DUPLICATE!!



I am so enamored with her use of white
and how stunning it looks.




her accessorizing is.....nothing short of...fabulous....




right?  I thought you would agree....



her ideas on thrifting & little projects
are super creative & inspiring!



I think that is part of the reason I am so obsessed with her site....




it's so fun to see another persons view on thrifting & such...
someone from half way around the world...



here's a little project she did with
some vintage pant hangers....




paint the whole thing black....



cut out a piece of black construction paper
stamp w/ cute little white stamps



add a vintage family photo
and a ribbon.....
and hang on an absolutely charming hook....

{and guess what I found the very next day, after finding this.....yep....a whole slew of them at the goodwill dumpster store!! I am going to make a few & thought I might put a few on Etsy so if you want....you can make one too!!}



and because I think you are all fabulous
 & because you literally bring me joy with your sweet
comments & love.....

I'll share another to die for project of hers!!!! 

you see the little tray above right??
you can pick these up very inexpensively thrifting....




paint it white....add a beautiful french soap
and a few flower petals....



do you love me now???
are you ready to run right out & find a tray
and some french soap???
holy moses ~ I am!!



Ok...want some more????
you will love this too!

plain little tray....seen a million of 'em thrifting...
not terribly exciting until...



you paint it white....and display vintage salt and pepper shakers on it!
~*~
OK.....ONE more to get you completely chomping at the bit to make some cool stuff on this wintery day....



fairly non-descript candle holder & tray....



until you glue them together....and....



add a candle w/ a little wire holding a little crown...
nestled in a bed of greens....

see what I mean??



and if you are loving all this, as I am....



guess what?
she has a book coming out!!!!
soon!!!!

so after you get back from the thrift stores...

or I guess maybe right now since you
are still on the computer.....;o)

get yourself a cup of herbal tea &
head over to her site for some serious yummy eye candy....


have a fabulous, inspiring week!!!



Shellagh


32 comments:

Eileen said...

Thanks for sharing this! Inspiration is right! And I find your blog so inspiring too!

My husband really hates white, he thinks it is so cold looking, but I am bound and determined to 'lighten' up this house a little, and my back screen room is going pure white this summer (he's agreed to that!).

All the best,
Eileen

Beach House Living said...

Beautiful. There are several European blogs I love to visit and admit to swooning over too.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Shellagh, thanks so much for giving us the "heads up" on this great blog. I agree her photos are just so inspiring! Thank you for sharing the beauty.
Debra

Chari said...

Hello Shellagh...

Ohhh my...sooo many pretties! I just adore all the white! Thank you so much for sharing Annette's home with us! You are absolutely right...very inspirational! I also am really enjoying your delightful blog, my friend...and find it very inspirational as well!!!

Have a marvelous Monday!
Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Chrissy said...

Hey you...oh I am so dumb!!! I forgot about my award you gave me...dah!!! O.k.I love her blog too,she is sooooooooo good!! Hope you have a great week,x0x0x0

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...
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Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Thanks for the fab photos. I could look at those all day. I enjoyed your projects. Thanks for sharing those.
Carolyn xo

June said...

Hi Shellagh,
Annette's blog is the place I go to for inspiration and respite too. I have loved her style ever since I happened upon her site a couple years ago, I think it's been that long now. She is just so darn creative!
hugs

Cathy said...

Gorgeous!!! Breathtaking...kind of like a visit to your blog!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

The Stylish House said...

Hi Shellagh,
I love this Scandinavian inspiration too! I enjoy (stalk) them on a regular basis. I like the little dish spray painted for a soap dish.
Have a good one.
Cathy

sepiadreams said...

Fabulous!!!!!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'Day~ Thanks for all the Eye candy my very Fav!
I L.O.V.E Sweden and Norway decor. I just did a winter day in Norway on my blog:
I will definitely be heading over to her blog. How exciting! Thanks~Kim

Cori said...

Oh Shellagh! So glad I stopped by your blog before my afternoon walk! I AM INSPIRED and I DO LOVE YOU! : ) Can't wait to get that cup of tea and check out Lantiff (haven't seen the blog yet). The creative juices are definitely flowing.

Thanks for what you do!

Cori

cityfarmer said...

this has my little pea brain a' flyin ...and it already moves too fast .
I've done the marrying silver trays together ...they sell so well.
thanks for gettn me in gear.

Anne Marie said...

I'm seriously getting idea overload trying to catch up to your ideas!!

stefanie said...

what a super gorgeous blog..glad I found you!!!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Shellagh!
Wow, I can see why why you are so inspired. What wonderful ideas! Her rooms are beautiful, (although a little TOO much white for me.) I do need a bit of contrast. Those ideas are great though. I really like the soap dish idea. Thank you so much for sharing her wonderful blog, and for being so wonderful yourself!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Thumbs up on this one!! :)Irene x

Karen said...

Girl, this was an adorable post.
And she does have some wonderful ideas! That hanger idea . . . I just might have to copy that one. Thank you so much for sharing her with all of us!
I'm still drooling - as I do each time I visit your blog - over your header pictures. I just love them!
HAGD! Karen
Some days are diamonds

Claudia said...

I love her blog - I have been visiting it for a couple of years. She is so creative and her style is impeccable. Now I have to go visit her again!

xo
Claudia

Blondie's Journal said...

I have never heard of Annette!! Help me get out from under this rock!!!!!

xoxo
Jane

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Shellagh,
WowWee! I love it all! And I can see why you are so crazy for it. That is right up your alley girl. I have a bunch of those little silver trays & some spray paint in the garage, guess what I'm doing tonight. Think my fav is the little project with the vintage pants hanger & black paper. So simple, but stunning. Thanks for sharing a new blog to love. Lisa

sissie said...

Girl you are killing me! I could hardly sit still wanting to run to my cabinets and see if I have any silver trays to turn into a french soap dish! Then I scroll on down, and there's more! I can't wait to go thrifting tomorrow.
Her style is so wonderful. I am a real fan of white and cream.

Wonderful, inspiring post.

Sissie

Vintage Junky said...

oh yum!!

so pretty!
Michelle

Tracey said...

*Sigh* yes her blog is AMAZING!!! Could spend all day there...I did not know she had a book coming out! Awesome...I hope we can get it here in the US!

:) T

red.neck chic said...

Oh my goodness.... I think I oooohed and aaaahed over your pictures for an hour now. LOL NOW I'm going to go look at her blog!!! Thank You for sharing your muse!!!

;-) robelyn

Dena said...

I only have one word...yum! I need to go buy some french soap now!

Hugs,
Dena

Mary said...

I had no idea she had a book coming out! I am going to campout overnight in front of the bookstore to get one...that is, if we can get it here in the US! I am quite a stalker of her site...I could visit for hours looking through all those photos! How is the aqua dresser coming along, have you tried the color we talked about? ~mary~

Donatella said...

Thanks so much for sharing about Annette; she has a beautiful approach, very nice~

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I love that look, too!
I wish my dear husband would agree.

Thanks for sharing!

Becky

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

The white is so beautiful layered one on top of the other. Makes you want to run out and buy paint!

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