Thursday, January 15, 2009

Birds of a Feather

I spent some time cruising around blogland last night after I put the kiddos to bed and as always I found some great inspiring stuff. Here are some highlights:

First up is Hill Country House. Just the name alone inspires me. I dream of going to Fredericksburg, Tx {home of such fabulous designers as Carol Hicks Bolton} and antiquing my way home with my Mom and a Uhaul. A dream vacation, and notice there was no mention of husband or kids. OK, that's pathetic. Anyways, she has a fantastic blog and she recently featured her friend Debbie Phillips, a renowned seamstress, and her lovely home. Here are some of my faves...

How darling to put your daughter's tea set or another collection of special little dishes in a big jar?

Love these vintage prints/paintings above the couch.

What a fun way to decorate a bathroom!

And something about these linens makes me nuts!

Next, I discovered a great design blog called Marley & Lockyer.
She has great taste, as evidenced by her posting of lots of Sue Balmforth designs, and other dreamy interiors:

But even better, she makes those grain sack pillows we all lust after and sells them on Etsy! Check this out:

Plus, she is super thrifty. Check out her $5 {!!!} buffet and how great it looks. Anyone that has a $5 buffet is a friend of mine. 'Nuff said.

Then we have some great giveaways to mention.

First up is a friend of mine, you probably already know her - she could practically be a spokesperson for Anthropologie - Kasey at Lola B's.

Her giveaway is a great one: a $150 surprise package straight from her boutique to you, or a virtual consultation to have her put her mark on one of your rooms. You can't beat either one of those - I would take either in a hot second. But, I do not *ever* win anything. Maybe your odds will be better? Tell her I sent you...

Also Kara over at Inspired Kara is hosting a 101st post giveaway. She will be giving away a $50 Etsy shopping spree! How fun is that!!! Please if you go to register for her giveaway, tell her I sent you. I have somehow overlooked her blog and it is truly great. She has so many inspiring, easy ideas that will have the wheels turning in your head big time. And she's a loyal poster here. Gotta love that! Look what you could buy from Susie Harris if you win her giveaway! I would absolutely love one of these by my front door. But, like I said above, I don't win anything, ever, so you go and win for me, OK?


Kasey said...

you are a doll my friend, and it has been a pleasure getting to know you!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Thank you for all the inspiration...and yes, please do a house tour!

southerninspiration said...

House tour??? oh, yes, please do! I"ll go check on those links you gave....and if you come to Fredericksburg, you will not regret it! Or you could come to Warrenton/Round Top and then make your way over to Fredericksburg. You WILL need a uhaul!!!


Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hey lady...I left an award for you over at my blog. :-)

Reese & Marie said...

Hey Wendy,
Thank you! I am really honored to receive this award from such a great blogger! Thanks for thinking of me!

ness lockyer said...

You are such a cherub for including me in your post. Thanl you so much. I would like to see the house tours too! I am obsessed with looking in peoples's a gene!
Ness xx

Inspired Kara said...

1. House tour? Of course.

2. I need a five dollar buffet! Where do we find one? Some folks are so lucky :)

3. Thanks for the sweet lil bloggy words ;)