Tuesday, January 31, 2012

~inspiration for today~

Hello there!

how are you all doing???

are you warm?  cold?  sunny?  rainy??

we've been fairly mild ~ 46 today overcast ~ with
a peek....and I mean a teeny eensy wheensy peek
of blue sky....

ahhhh ~ all I need
{well that's all I get so we'll call it "all I need" ;)}

my post has no purpose.....

none..... whatsoever.....;}

so I thought I'd just share with you what
inspires me today.....

did you know I love ticking??
bet ya could've never guessed that huh??

and old clocks....oh yeah...
love those too....

sun alert!!!!!!!
holy cow!!!
it's out!!!!

excuse me ~ we get a little excited over here
in the middle of winter when the sun shows it's face!

I have to laugh ~ because my sweet 15 year
old "Madi" is soooooo her mom's daughter....

I guess a little ray of sunshine came into the
classroom through the window &
she blurted out "sunshine!" in the middle
of class yesterday!!!
don't think her teacher appreciated it much....

but seriously.....it is a big deal
we are sun-starved in the NW...

ok so back to inspiring things.....
can we talk chandys here?

and chandy's mixed with chippy things...
oh yeah.....love for sure.....
I absolutely love mixing chandys with
rustic stuff.....I haven't completely jumped
on the industrial lighting trend yet ~
because I am so in love with

ahhhh.....just does something for the soul....

plank walls...vintage luggage...dress forms...
shabby bins.....
all in one shot.

sun is gone.

just in case you were wondering....

I just have to come back to this photo....
so much to love about it.
first of all ~ I need a chaise like that.
for the record...
nope ~ no place to put it ~
but I'll figure that out later...

it's just such a cozy wonderful spot...

vintage linens & quilts~
dried hydrangeas~
chippy paint~
terracotta floors~
vintage paintings~
could totally handle it.

next up:
um...yeah....grainsack love.

love them.
 and might I just add how adorable
little white flowers are in little zinc

love them too....
any white flower will do....:)

anything french...french script....

are you crushing on anything right now?
 {well of course you are ~ but tell me what it is!! :) }

did I mention it was Mr. T & T's birthday

yay!!!  love him.
I am a very lucky girl to have such an amazing

we had fun!
out to dinner...
visiting....opening presents....
eating too much (ugh!)

Hope your week is fabulous!



{all images via my pinterest boards :)}


Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Yes the images are lovely....Chandeliers are also one of my favorites!

Stella said...

Love the chandys. Here in the midwest we are having a winter to remember. 61 today and the last of Jan. Unbeliveable for us. And sun too.

sissie said...

What beautiful photos of such lovelies. All my favorite things too.
I'm crushing on just about everything these days....LOL! Just got back from HomeGoods and my heart is still palpitating!


Fishtail Cottage said...

wow - everything is so pretty! Happy Birthday to the Mr. xoox, tracie

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

The chandy's are cool! 72 and sunny here in Royse City , Texas.

Emily said...

I love the picture with the plank walls and vintage suitcases. LOVE!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

sweet picture of you and your hubbs! your daughter is adorable and looks just like you! thanks for the inspiration images, I'm redecorating a bathroom today...need all the inspiration I can get! xoxo

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Beautiful photos! Your daughter is very pretty and no wonder she commented if you are sun deprived. I would too and often barely catch myself doing the same thing in class, but lately it has been 'it's snowing!'

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Beautiful photos! Your daughter is very pretty and no wonder she commented if you are sun deprived. I would too and often barely catch myself doing the same thing in class, but lately it has been 'it's snowing!'

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Beautiful photos! Your daughter is very pretty and no wonder she commented if you are sun deprived. I would too and often barely catch myself doing the same thing in class, but lately it has been 'it's snowing!'

Anonymous said...

Oh, you are definitely my inspiration guru Shellagh!!
Can I just say that I am dying over those blue and white ticking cushions and oh my, that chandelier within a frame and mirror, pure heaven!!
Your daughter is so beautiful and looks just like you!
It's been sunny here in So Cal, hot one day and chilly the next. I'll send you and your sweet daughter some California sunshine!
Have a great night.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

You are just way too cute...really! love this post,no meaning!? who cares its great!!! x0x0

Heaven's Walk said...

LOL! You crack me up, girl!!! "SUNSHINE!!"" HAHAHAHA! I can just see you whipping around in your chair and flying to the window! lol! To tell you the truth, our winter has been the warmest and sunniest that I can ever remember! (and that's a whole lottttta years!)Our snow is all gone! Yay! We keep waiting for the bottom to drop out, though.....eeeek!

Had to Pin some of your photos, of course. Luuurrrrkkkking!!! hehehe!

I lay my Allure floor in the entry tomorrow! Can hardly wait! :)


xoxo laurie

Sarah said...

Love that chaise! Sun keeps disappearing here too. Hope you have some sunny days ~ Sarah

Vintage Home said...

Thank you for such beautiful images...yes on the Pacific Coast (Canada!) we need to celebrate all the sun we get!
I love chandeliers too! & I posted about them today too! We have a great collection!

Blondie's Journal said...

Love the images, Shellagh! I like ticking, too and would grab that chaise, too, if I had the space!

I wish I could send you a little sunshine but we haven't had much either. Very warm though. Where is winter?


Privet and Holly said...

Loved all the
in this post!
You and the
mister make an
adorable couple,

xx Suzanne

It's All Connected said...

Sunny and shirt sleeve weather here in Ontario. That is two days after a blizzard! I'm still stuck on ticking (and toile). I first saw your name on The Lettered Cottage and had to see what you were all about! ~ Maureen

helen tilston said...

Hello Shellagh

Happy Birthday to your husband and your daughter is beautiful and fun loving. I do love your chaise longue and terracotta floor. We had this same tile on the ground floor of our former farmhouse - I still love it and would install it again in the morning.
Have a great week

It's me said...

Love your post today ......congratulations with your husband !!..what a beautiful daughter...just like her mom......what a sweet couple you are....love is in the air ....yes !!...xxx....

Sharon said...

Love all your pictures! Love, Love, Love! Your daughter is beautiful and she DOES look just like you! You crack me up about the sunshine! We do the same thing here in Michigan...although this has been a FANTASTIC and sunny winter!! I usually put a smiley face sticker on my calendar whenever we have sunshine show up! Lots of them so far!

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