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Monday, February 28, 2011

Favorite Things.

                     Cottage Living via My Home Ideas

There is something very magical when you string some bistro lights in your back yard.  Hang some under a patio  umbrella or drap some on the fence and plant some Star Jasmine to vine all over it.  You can get them at Target for $12.99, trust me on this, it's a magical experience in your own back yard.  Enjoy, Heidi

P.S.  Is this Pleaching?  Millie? 

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Hand picked Rose Background just for you.

A little gift from me to you.  One of my Souvenir de la Malmaison roses from the backyard for your computer desktop background.  First, click on the picture (this will make it a lager size) then, right click on the picture, scroll down to "set as background" and click.  You are done.  Enjoy your weekend.  Heidi

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gypsy Wagon Hen House

A Hen House design from the heart!
This has got to be one of the cutest and cleverest ideas yet. 
Imagine one of these precious gypsy wagons on your property with the
bonus of farm fresh eggs inside, plus a flock of grasshopper terminators.
Couldn't be more perfect.  These cute little Gypsy Wagons are made by Flyte So Fancy.
The Gypsy Wayfarer
The Gypsy Willow
The Gypsy Daydream

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Willow Nest

Time to take my new camera out for a spin.  I went over to my neighbors, Linda and Ludmil of Willow Nest, to see what they were up to and boy was I in for a treat. Right now they are getting ready for the big antique show coming up at the end of March in Round Top / Warrenton.  They will be set up in the Marburger Farms Tent. Ludmil, a Bulgarian architect, is a master artist-upcycler.  I am amazed everytime I see his newest creation.   This bird aviary has just been finished and inside are the doves he hatched last year, we named them Jill and Jule.

This bird house is so cute, it looks like a little old man with a mustache. 
He gave it a name, but I can't remember now what it was.

This one hangs and is one of my favorites.  It didn't get a name yet. 
Perhaps you readers could help Ludmil name this birdhouse?

                                    This one we named Oscar, since it is made from a small trash can,
                                            just like Oscar the grouch lived in on Sesame Street.

                      This pretty white one is made from an old milk can.  It too did not get a name. 
                                   Come up with the perfect name for this fabulous bird house
                                                     and I will re-post the out come.

This is a to die for shelf he made from a grate that was used in a rock quarry.
So clever, that Ludmil.  He has 3 of these made up.  Perfect for that old world French look.
They are taller than me, perhaps 7 feet tall and around 4 feet wide.

This arbor is what greets you when you first come upon Ludmil's potting shed. 
It was a sight last year covered in morning glories. 

I stepped inside their shop, which is mostly used for storage and also occasional shows and this is what I found.  Hee Hee,  I love the deer with the pretty collar, that is Linda's touch.  She is the glitter, ribbon, paper queen.  She has been up-cycling, painting things white and adding magic to object that were normally tossed for 30 years now.  Way before it was the thing to do. 
What a clever pair and how fortunate Burton is to have them.
On March 6th they will be having a Spring preview party at theire Burton Location from 10:00 to 4:00.
March 11 & 12 they will be in Fort Worth at the Dolly Johnson Show, celebrating Texas's 175 Birthday.
Starting March 29th they will be set up at Marburger Farms in Warrenton, Texas.
Click here for their website and also to contact them for more information about their art and wares.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Island Time

I ran away to the beach this past weekend.  After all of that working, I needed to LIVE.  Work to Live, not Live to work.  My new motto I learned from watching all of the Great Australian Oprah Episodes.  This is what was the difference between Americans and Aussies.  Americans Live to Work and Aussies Work to Live.  Any Who.  A beach house is in my future.  Here are a few ideas I am throwing around.  Enjoy, Heidi
Plenty oil painting of the Ocean.  Image Via Bonesteel Trout Hall

Cozy places for R&R  Found Here

Nothing fussy Kitchen.  Image Via Phoebe Howard

Great use of space for all the kids to come.  Image Via Elle Decor

                                                    Bamboo, Sea shells and Sun Light.  Image Via Tim Clarke

                                        Navy Blue and White.    Image Via Stuart Membery

Monday, February 21, 2011

Butterfly Love.

 Great gifts for the Butterfly Lovers out there.
Click HERE to see and purchase more Pretty Butterfly Stuff.

Butterfly File Folders

Butterfly Post Cards in Hinged tin box.  Great framed.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


There seems to be a magical force that draws you in, curiosity.  The child within gets very excited at the sight of a portal.  The imagination starts to run wild with magical thoughts. 
How romantic.  Enjoy, Heidi

Found Here

Unknown Source

Found Here

Unknown Source

The Dark Hedges, Ireland           Found Here

Ireland        Found Here

Found Here

Found here

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thanks to LOVE.

Just wanted to say that I survived V-Day and that I have the greatest customers.  After all was said and done, my little store doubled what it did last year for Valentine's Day.  Thanks to Love, maybe the economy is improving or perhaps the credit card companies have been extending credit.  What ever the case may be, I am grateful.  Here is a little peek into my world.  Enjoy, Heidi

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This is called Down Time.

Step One: Crawl into one of these.

                                   Mabley Handler Interiors
Step Two: Drink some of this.

                                               Found Here
Step Three: Crawl into one of these.

Unknown Origin, but looks very familiar.

Repeat as needed until fully refreshed.  Heidi

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Making Love in the Kitchen, I mean Lunch. Part 7

7 is one of my lucky numbers, I don't know why I say that because I never win anything.  I just like 7, so that means this post will have the most amazing kitchens ever.
  Click here to see #6, it also contains the links to 1 thru 5.  Enjoy, Heidi

                                 Found Here

                 Traditional Home               (like this one a lot)

                                My Home Ideas

                         Found here         (this just makes me happy)

                      House Beautiful

      Found Here on Flickr  (I have this dream of standing at the sink and watching my son play outside)

                                                 Arden Stephenson

                                  Decor Pad

                                       Martha Stewart

                              Found Here

                     House Beautiful

                                 High Gloss Magazine

                 Bates Corkern

                Smallbone Cabinetry                 found here                         (in love with the floor)

                                          Found Here

                                                                Style At Home

                                                   Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

                                     Elle Decor

          House Beautiful          (oldie but goodie)

                              Decor Pad

                                           Found Here

                                   Traditional Home

                  Sorry, no origin.

    Sorry, unknown origin

No origin,  I have had this image now for years in my kitchen file.  It is a classic.

found here

                   Found Here

                  Found Here

                           Found Here

                         Lonny Magazine

sorry, no origin

(perfect for a little beach house)  House Beautiful

                     Found Here

Sorry, no origin

                                                The Selby
(there is a dog on the counter)      

                                    Southern Accents

sorry, no origin

Again, sorry I   do not have the origin, but if you do know, please tell me.  Thanks, Heidi