Congratulations to Vanessa for starting such a wonderful new party! Yesterday, when I first visited her blog and saw this wonderful new party I thought to myself, what a great concept! She is hosting a party where you get to post about something that has inspired you. While I was sitting there thinking how wonderful the concept was I was also thinking, but I don’t have anything to share.
With everything I have been up to this week, it has left little time for reflection so I didn’t think I had been inspired very much by anyone or anything in particular. Oh but I was wrong! This morning, while I was breaking out my newest goodies from Michaels and thinking of all the wonderful bargains I got it hit me. I have been inspired this week! All of my purchases from Michaels were inspired by a few very wonderful blogging buddies. So I am thrilled to give credit where credit is due.
Everything shown here was purchased on sale! Most of the items here are part of the Tuscan Home line which was on sale for 50% off, tucked away in an obscure part of the store.
Now let’s get to the inspirational part of my post.
I went shopping at Michaels because I wanted to find some more things to add to my fall decor. I have been seeing lots of fall decor pop up here and there in blogland. But one such post in particular that inspired me to “get started” was from Pat at Back Porch Musings. I just loved her simple and elegant fall tabletop, it inspired me to start looking for things now. While this urn is not one that she has, it’s one I could envision her using as an accent piece on one of her side tables. Not to mention I also got it at a bargain price of 40% off.
This simple fern is also another item I could envision her displaying. Sometimes the simplest items can make such an elegant display. It was on clearance for 80% off and came to only .99 cents.
I almost didn’t get the red tall watering can. It was the only one left and had other flowers sitting in it. It is part of the Tuscan Home line so it was 50% off also. I kept picking it up and setting it down again. I already had another vase I was buying the stems for but this one just kept calling me back. Why? Because other then the style being so fantastic it was the color, red. I have been inspired by so many of the red accents from Kim at Savvy Southern Style. I have never really found myself that much of a red fan until I saw the way she brings red into the home. Can’t you just see her using this pitcher too and all the flowers as well in her french country decor.
The birds I could say have been inspired to me by so many of you. I have always used birds in my decor too, but there is one blogger in particular who’s birds have always caught my eye and brought a new light to them for me. She is the one I always think of when I see a new bird, especially one for a bargain. When I saw these, I literally was thinking, Oh Marty at A Stroll thru Life , would love this deal on these birds. They were 50% off of $2.99.
The little brown ones are cute but I’m not a fan of the gold swirls on these, but again I was inspired by Marty because I remembered how once she posted about adding some glaze to one of her small birds. She even had a post about fixing a rooster just this week. I plan to paint the swirls on these birds black or a dark brown, since they are to be my fall birds. What do you think?
Now please do not despair over the flowers. I have not yet arranged them. They are simply sitting in this container. I have four different bunches here. I’m thinking I may have enough to do an additional arrangement in another container too.
It was our friend Debbie at Debbiedoos who inspired me to go get some flowers this week. These sunflowers in particular! She just did a post of hers this week that really spurred me into action. I just adored the cute little crow she used in hers but just could not get those big bright yellow flowers out of my system. I knew they would look great on my front porch! Especially with this new container too!
Thank you so much to all of you lovely ladies for making my home more enjoyable! I guess I really was inspired this week and have been for some time, little by little.
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Thanks for coming by, have a great weekend!