Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ruffles & Rust

I've been a bit under the weather lately, and I'm tired of being in the bed... so thought I would share a few pretties with you today!

I just love the look of these vintage books without their covers!
and also love the dried flowers!

Another favorite is vintage bottles, I love to decorate them up!!!
I just love the colors on this beautiful bowl.

This is a top that I bought at a Department store ... so I could cut it up for pillows, I will be sharing the finished pillow soon!
This is the same top, I thought the color turned out pretty on this picture too, but it's not the true color, the true color is the picture above! It amazes me when I take pictures I never know what color things will be. I really need to take some classes to learn to take better pictures , I have a really hard time trying to get good photo's... the lighting is always a problem for me. Do any of you have this problem, or is it just me?

Now on to the rustic... Most of you that follow my blog knows how much I love foo foo and feminine things, but I also LOVE rusty and crusty items too... and I have a 2400 sq. foot building full to prove it! Yes I told you before I am a hoarder, I really need to sale a lot of the things, but I keep thinking someday I will use the stuff "how could I ever use that much stuff"
I took these pictures recently when I was taking pictures of one of my dear friends granddaughter's playhouse! I just had a fit when I saw this wonderful little shed!

I just love all of the rustic things hanging all over the little shed!
Especially the boots! Well I'm headed back to bed... I was only going to post a few pictures... this is one of my problems I always have to over do, do to much, have to many projects, and run myself ragged. I feel like sometimes I'm running in circles and getting no where! I read a post that Debra from Talking Trash posted today, and it fit me perfectly, about starting projects and moving to another one before you even get the one done that you had already started. I think by reading the comments that where left to her, there are a lot of us that try to do to much and become run down, that is definitely happening to me! I need some balance in my life... I would love to hear your thoughts... I know in my case I go over board with everything I do, and there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to get it all done! So sorry I like to keep my blog uplifting and not complain about things, but this is something that I have really been struggling with! Do you struggle with the same things? I would love to know.... I hope everyone has a wonderful week and hope you enjoyed the pretties for today!


My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Such pretty things. I can't wait to see your pillow that you will make with the ruffles. Hope you are feeling better soon.


umelecky said...

Love the photos! Hope you feel better!

she dreams big! said...

Yup! You described me to a tee! I get a project in mind, search high and low for the materials and then . . . it just sits there. Am I afraid of failing? I don't know but I sure don't finish alot.

There are alot of the icky stuff going around. You take care girl and rest!

Hugs ~~ Connie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Hope you feel better soon!
To answer your question - Yes, I have so many started and unfinished projects. I need to take one at a time and either finish it or chunk it. I did not use to be this way - and I blame my situation on age. :D

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Daphne... I hope you feel better soon!... I love all the pretties you have shown, and also that wonderful shed!... I am a country girl all the way!... but I love my fufu too!... you are right about not having enough hours in the day... there are sooo many beautiful things in life that I love and I want to do them all!... I find if I start feeling a bit overwhelmed, I take a nice long walk and let my thoughts drift off to my beautiful surroundings... Nature is such a calming influence in my life... I am able to sort my thoughts and I always find serenity there... xoxo Julie Marie

Barbara Jean said...

Fun post!

Wonderful finds, and love that old building!!

I'm envious of your 2400 sq. feet for storing your treasures!!

barbara jean

sissie said...

Hi Daphne,
I'm sorry you are feeling bad. Be sure and take care of yourself, rest and get some nourishments.
I think that you have said it very well. I am forever trying to complete several projects at once. I'm juggling three booths now and it is becoming a chore rather than a joy as it started out to be. I am somewhat of a perfectionist so I never ask for help. I try to do it all. I get an idea in my head and I cannot wait to start making it come true to life. The problem is that there are so many ideas in my head that I wear myself out!!!
I don't know the answer but I do know that sometimes we just have to slow down.

Be good to yourself and get better.


Vintage Begonia said...

I hope you are feeling better. Love the shed. Your pillows are beautiful!!

Take Care,

Blue Creek Home said...

Oh Honey Child, I think you touched a lot of nerves with this post.
I think we all bite off more than we can comfortably chew. I used to more so than I do now. It took me forever to learn to say no.
What I still struggle with is wanting to give 110% to everything that I do. I just work and give until I have nothing left. Truth be known, everything would be just as great if I only gave a solid 100%.
I am sorry you are not feeling well. That makes all of your burdens seem heavier.
Buck up soon and slow down immediately if you plan to give anything to anyone!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

pretty things indeed- I want that shed and love the books- continue to get better!


Crystal said...

After reading your post....and admiring your goodies....I thought I would share the fact that I currently have 2 rooms in my house that are half way painted...because I never finished.....I have tons of projects but they bore me and I move on....Sometimes I feel broken and I need repaired!!! Trust me...I know!!!! Oh, so sorry, I hope you feel better....I can't even finish a comment!!!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I want to thank each of you for your sweet comments, I think that there are many of us that are so alike, in the fact that we try to do to many things, such as keeping our booths decorated and stocked in the Antique Malls, creating things to put in our shops, or online stores, volunteering, keeping the house clean, taking care of the kids, and the two most important things to me is spending alone time with GOD, and spending time with my family, but they seem to be the 2 that always gets the left over's, because I'm too busy in my own little world trying to get everything else done... I really think God is wanting me to slow down a bit and remember what is really important. I love what I do, but I have to find a balance with it all, because I have not been happy for a while now because I don't seem to have the time to even catch my breath anymore, and I don't think that's the way we are suppose to live... and I'm going to work very hard to make some good changes. Sorry this was such a long post! Thanks again for your sweet comments!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Kasia said...

Dear Daphne,
I dont think its really a problem from any of us.. It s just a nature of a soul that wants to do everything at once because of any great ideas! So we start a few things... we need such a mess in our artsy world, its what makes us beautiful! The most important thing is that we finish everything we start.. whether one by one or all at once it doesnt matter... lol At least we get it!

As for pictures... you know how to do a great many wonderful things, and now you want pics too? LOL inspiration galore! For me, my daughter makes great pics, and we always argue because I come asking for her to make mine at night... and she wonders why not in the morning? (better light) But I love to do my stuff at night, and I love dark, (but detailed) pictures... which are hard to do... so yeah, youre not alone in this... we're all crazy! :D

Go back to bed and rest, recuperate, theres nothing wrong... we're all like this! ^.^ but that's why the world loves us...



I am afraid I am creatively ADHD as well. It's only been 8 mean I should finish painting my bedroom ceiling? Really? Yeah, I get ya girl. I struggle so much with trying to be efficient and get stuff done without having the SQUIRREL moments when I get side tracked and onto something else. Balance is important. Hope you can latch onto some of that!

Feel better soon,

Rebecca said...

Oh I so indentify with you! Sorry to hear that you've been feeling run-down. I've decided to do only what I want to these days-it's my time schedule and sometimes doing nothing is what we need-we just need to learn it's o.k. to do so! As far as the projects-I always start one and then move to another-it's the way my creativity flows-it will get done when it's supposed to! Hope you're feeling better soon!

trash talk said...

I'm sorry you're stuck in bed feeling lousy. Sometimes I think illness is our body's way of getting us to just stop and rest.
Like I said, I'm beginning to stand up and be accountable for my time. I budget my money...why not my time? First thing I'm going to try to do is give it all to God and then He can give it back to me to use as He sees fit. This is going to be tough...I'm used to being in charge...silly me! Looking around me...I'm obviously not a good time manager.
It's time for me to prioritize beginning with what absolutely has got to be done or finished.
Thanks for the shout out. Reading your comments and mine...I think God knew our posts were necessary to help others redirect their energy. I love it when He uses me!
Take care of yourself...there's only one you!

Anonymous said...

Dear Daphne,
You create the most luscious vignettes ... they truly are candy for the eyes as well as the soul! These images are just, heavenly.

I wish you well, my friend. Sending along a warm squeeze and orders for a speedy recovery.
Hugs, P.

Bohemian said...

Dear Daphne, I'm so glad you got something out of my Zen Moments Post and I do Hope you will soon be feeling well again. That said, I do find that the Lord often has to slow me down in interesting ways just because I do have the inclination to always be moving at warp speed otherwise and not take enough time for myself. In my head and Heart I know that I need the 'down time' for restoration of the body, mind and Spirit... and to be still so that I can get back to Center and keep my Calm. But there always seems to be so many demands upon my time and so much to do... I'm learning to slow down on purpose at this Season of Life, it's a big shift but I must say I'm quite enjoying it and Blogging has given me a reason to take more walks, more photos, more quiet reflective time and connect. We're all more similar than we may realize and it's in visiting the Posts of others I'm discovering that Truth.

Dawn... The Bohemian