Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Like a Spring day!

Welcome to White Wednesday
I thought I'd take a break from showing you pictures of my trip from the
NY Gift share a little bit of nature and spring
at my friend Paula's house.
It's always like a clear and sunny Spring day at Paula's house.

This Ivy has been growing content here for years now. Once a week she stands up on her antique sideboard and waters it. Seems happy there!

The little crocheted rolled shade pull is part of the treasures we bought at the Naugatuck Antique show
we went to on Sunday. I'll show you those in another post.
Debra from Capers of the Vintage Vixens and her lovely daughter Nicole were there
with the best booth. I knew it was her's right away
just from the way it was so stylishly arranged.
She is just as cute and sweet in person as she
 is on her blog.
Tweety birds everywhere.

That's the only kind of twittering I do.

Do you Tweet????

I don't really understand twittering! is it fun???
Well, 4 years ago I never heard of a blog either!
and here I am blogging!
and addicted!

A small paper chair from Wendy Addison
with a metal bird resting under a dome. I was so thrilled when Midwest started doing these....I remember seeing her originals at
Tinsel Trading. She had so many different styles....maybe they'll introduce more if they sell well.

This paperdoll Paula made after seeing this in a magazine. One of the many magazines
that Laura had waiting for us to peruse during our stay this fall at
her adorable lakehouse.
 Good for Paula to remember what she saw.
Both Laura and Paula inspire me greatly.

Do you have friends in your life
that always inspire you???


BailiwickStudio said...

Wonderful whites! I love all the little birds. ::Jill

Faded Charm said...

I l ove her decorating style. It looks so fresh. Also, I've been meaning to tell you how much I like your new header. I hope you are enjoying your week so far.

Take care,


oldgreymare said...

YOU inspire me friend- love the new header too! So happy I can soon buy the mags from you.


Patti's Artful Design said...

I love the look of your friend's Spring decorating! My idea of "tweeting" is just as yours! But, who knows, maybe we will grow and learn as we did with blogging!

Chemin des Muguets said...

Hello Dear Friend,

Your new collage banner is stunning. I am always in awe of Paula's home decorating and creations. So much inspiration in this post!



Tami said...

Absolutely charming!!

Kate said...

More inspiration!!! I love this post simply beautiful and lots of terrific photos to drool over. Thank you for sharing the talent. Happy Valentine's week.

Warm wishes

Bearly Sane said...

A very inspirational post Carole ... I love the birds, especially the felt one with the buttons!
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Well Dear Carole
I was going to say I wish I had friends live Paula and Evi living near by.. but in fact the friend that inspires me is You and Laura!! and lots of other blog friends too.. I wish I lived near you.. I'm sure we'd laugh and giggle all day and never get anything done!! Love all your photography as usual and tell Paula if she wants a new best friend.. i'm just over here!! hahaha ..

Don't think i am up for twitter.... it seems senseless, but then as you say.. actually only just over 1 year ago ... I had never heard of a blog... so.. .you never know if you never go!!... still.. blogging takes enough time.. Well I think I need to get crafty...I've had an idea since well before xmas and have done nothing about it..

Take care Carole... and enjoy the rest of your week xx Julie

manon 21 said...

quelle belle ambiance!
j'aime ces oiseaux.

Bonne journée

Kim said...

Beautiful! I just love the birds and nests and natural elements your friend uses in decorating! Kim

Laura said...

Thanks for the kind words Carole! We can never go wrong with a Paula Post! Your photos are gorgeous and they make me long to see Paula and You soon! Looking forward to Monday! :)

slommler said...

Love banner and all the "tweety birds" are adorable! Some fabulous examples of white for sure.
I am truly inspired.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Carole

Your friend Paula has lovely things in her house! I would have to say that Niki from Nostalgia at the Stone House blog inspires me. The things she sells & makes are the closest to my tastes. She is very creative.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Kiki said...

Wonderful enchanting post! I love the wooden bird in the branches.and the photo of the black shoes..adorable! beautiful! Happy WW!
This is my first!
heres mine!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I always love it when you show Paula's home, so beautiful!

erin said...

i so love your friends' it the same one you showed a while back that had socks on the coffee table legs? i don't know why that sticks out in my mind? i love all her tweety birds and nests and NO i don't twitter or even do facebook...i just don't get it? blogging takes up enough time as it is! beautiful pics!

French Cupboard said...

She stands on her sideboard - wow! Now that's a green thumb.

LOVE that first photo. Beautiful.

Blessings... Polly

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

What a super house ~ I bet everywhere you look is a feast for the soul. I am still so mad that I never made the Naugatuck show....argh! BTW ~ I love your new header ~ very pretty.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, You have taken wonderful pictures of your friend's beautifully decorated home. The the birds are so sweet. I don't understand twittering either. I learned to never say never but right now it doesn't make sense to me.
Last time I forgot to mention that I love your new blog banner!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Sweet vignettes full of some needed Spring! said...

Well, for one you and your blog inspire me:) And what beautiful pictures - what a great home.
Thank you for the kind words:) I will be posting White Wednesday this afternoon. Stay warm on this snowy day.
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Great post! I gotta say that blogging has been one of the most inspiring things I have ever done, meeting people like you gets my creative juices flowing! Thanks, Theresa

June said...

Well Carole YOU inspire me! Paula's house is so full of joy. You can a lot about a person by how she decorates her spaces. I can tell from these photos(and beautiful they are) that Paula is a happy and contented woman. So full of delightful surprises.
I don't tweet...are you kidding! It takes me an hour to put together a decent post, so I would say that I can barely blog. Can you believe that I still don't text either. I know, I'm a dinasaur.
You always have such lovely posts Carole.

Julie said...

Loving ALL the photos. every single one of them. And blogger sisters like you are the bestest for inspiring and sharing all the fun. It's just joyful. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Beautiful, beautiful post! Love your garden clogs, too!

Mitt hvite hus said...

Hello O=)

Lovely photoes.. and its minds mee about the spring --

Lovely home your friend have..
I hope she is carefullu when she gives the flowers water.:

take care..*Hugs Kerstin


Beautiful photos! ~ Angela

Les Cotrions said...

Your friend Paula has a stunning home! And Laura?? She is a very inspiring girl and wonderful girl!

Les Cotrions said...

It's me again..sorry...I've repeated "girl" once more!

Sylvia said...

Hi, I am sooo loving your blog, I cant wait to see more. Hehehe..the only tweeting I do is outside watching the birds....I am off to see more of your blog.


Rita said...

Gorgeous whites. I'm loving your friend's decor - so fresh and welcoming. thank you for sharing.

The Feathered Nest said...

Yummmm, I love all of these photos of Paula's house Carole!!! I just want to look at them over and over again ~ thank you so much for sharing them with us! hugs and love, Dawn

Jacqueline said...

Hi there Carole,
Well, as usual, Julie has said everything that I wanted to say !!!! She keeps beating me to it !! haha.
First of all, I LOVE your friend Paula's house. Its full of individuality. I can see why she inspires you. I thought that I was going to be really clever and say that, Yes, I do have a friend that influences me...YOU.....and, every comment above mine has said the same thing !! So much for originality !! ......
.... I love the paper bird and the paper doll. Paula was clever to remember it from a magazine.
I don't tweet. As everyone has said (again, before me !!) I find it a bit pointless to tell people that I have just finished my dinner and that I am now going to the toilet!!....blogging is hard enough.
Wonderful photographs Carole and a lovely look at Paula's home. XXXX

QueenBe said...

It look like you found some awesome things, and thank you for the amazing photos! I have a good friend who inspires me, too. What a blessing to have someone like that in our lives.

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Wow I found you through the white wednesday and I say you sure were a shot of inspiration. What a great way to make a rainy day bright. I love your blog and your style..

thanks for sharing it and hope to be back often..

Chrissy said...

Your so funny...I don't twitter either,I think its silly!! I love your photos,just what I needed after a long day!!!x0

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

Yes, I do have lots of friends that inspire me and you are one, that always has something wonderful to share, thank you.
Your friend Paula's home is beautiful, love the nest and birds.
No I do not tweet, spend way too much time on the computer and blog now. I would never get anything done.


Lori said...

i love Paula's style...her home is very lovely...

Denise said...

Wonderful pics. I especially love the long skinny bird cage? If that's what it is, on the wall. I love love anything that Wendy Addison does. That little chair is too cute!

Rebecca said...

Hi Carole
Love your friends style...folkart meets white country, nice to have a friend that inspires. I have a couple of shop friends around here that are inspirational but no homey friends :)
I used to but no longer...sad isn't it.
Between the shop and my kids and grandkids I keep busy.
Thanks for sharing... meanwhile I will live through my bloggy friends, lol

Debra@Common Ground said...

Carole, your photos are wonderful, as always, and I just love the birdies and nests. So have you decided to sell on line yet? You know you would have tons of us lining up. Charge whatever, I just want to buy some of the things that you show, they are nowhere to be found around here! And thank you for the wonderful comment, it blesses me, especially coming from someone as talented as you. OK, no more gushing. Your friends home is just so lovely!

bikim said...

Love them!
Your blog is gorgeous!
I'll add you to my favourite blog list, ok?!
Take care,

Luiza said...

I love your new header!
And what a wonderful shop!!! I would spend all my money in there, all of them. Gorgeous!!!

Pop over to participate in my giveaway, I wouldn´t want you to miss it!

Have a lovely day. The sun is shining on us , here in Stockholm =).


BellaRosa said...

Carol amor, how beautiful her house is and what lovely treasures she has displayed so beautifuly through out her home :) I loved everything I saw in every picture as always you share the loveliest images with us :) Besos, Rose

ps...I keep forgetting to ask you, in your new header picture, what is that bottle? with that beautiful image of a lady on it, it is gorgeous along with everything else in your header :)

trash talk said...

Everyone who blogs!
No, I don't twitter. I signed up, but it was just silly...I can't say anything in just a few words! Love the birds though.

Mermaid Queen said...

Love everything Carole especially the clothes hanging paper doll, and bird with the button feet. Take care, Martha

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Your site is lovely.Glad I found you!

A New England Life said...

Yes, you inspire me. You have a wonderful eye for all things beautiful Carole. I want some of those birds!

I was tweeting quite a bit but lately I've let it slide. Two photo blogs is enough for me. Titter is still very popular though thats for sure.

Miss Gracie's House said...

WOW...what an awesome glimpse of spring!

Rosemary said...

Hi Carole,
I love your friend's decorating. You know me with the birds and nests!!
Have a great weekend, and Happy Valentine's Day!!

Charlene said...

LOVED the doll dress the best of all. But, all the photos were great! thanks for sharing! Charlene

Rue said...

You inspire me! I love your friend's home :)

Tweeting is okay. Mostly it's a way to see what everyone is up to during the day and tell your readers when you post.