Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Make Your Heart Sing

You know that feeling you get when you spot something that just speaks to you? I feel that way about silver gravy boats. I have no idea why, but they just draw me in. Last week I innocently asked you to send me some of your favorite decorating details -- something that made your heart sing. Wow! You have showered me with lovely responses. It has been so much fun to peek at your favorites. I will be posting them all over the next few days. Here is the first group, in no particular order:

Peggy, http://www.season-to-season.blogspot.com/ A wonderful springtime arrangement, including a great tin lantern

Suzanne, http://www.athomewiththefarmerswife.blogspot.com/ A built-in bar area, with beautiful barware lit with tea lights

Carol, http://www.flickr.com/photos/10432106@N07/ A corner of her artist's studio, including a beautiful flowered pillow

Becky A beautiful collection of shells, paired with colorful billiard balls and a small plate

BJ, http://sweetnothingsbj.blogspot.com/ Favorite thrifted black-painted shutters

Rosie, http://rosieswhimsy.wordpress.com/ A beautiful mirror strewn with painted roses, and paired with a silk flower arrangement

Kacey, http://www.wineonthekeyboard.com/ A beautiful piece from her grandmother's tea cup collection

Brenda, http://www.spareminutecottage.blogspot.com/ Wonderful Franciscan pottery

Connie, http://www.conniesnipes.blogspot.com/ An eclectic array of thrifted and dumpster finds, including African masks

Kate, http://chroniclesofacountrygirl.blogspot.com/ A beautifully colored quilt, although I would have to say that George is a lovely decorating accessory, too :)

Please visit again tomorrow to see the next group of things that make your heart sing!

More to come, tommorow and Thursday. Isn't this fun?


  1. It is fun, you know we all love those peeks into each others homes and what could be nicer than a look at the little things everyone loves best:>) Thanks Mary!

  2. Thanks for showing our friends favorite things in their pretty homes.
    This is a great idea, Mary.
    Oh, and don't forget to take a peek at the 2nd day parade over at Beverly's place....I saw some mighty sweet roosters with your name on them!! :)
    hugs, bj

  3. Love this idea. So many lovely treasures. have a great day, Janie

  4. Jumping up and down clapping! That was fun, thanks Mary!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  5. Mary:

    Isn't this a nice thing to do! It's great to share and everything is so different!


  6. Good Morning Mary!
    Thank you for hosting such a lovely group! I think its fun to be able to peek at everyone's collections all in one place!
    thank you Mary! We'll 'see' you tomorrow!

  7. This was such a great idea, Mary! I love having peak into everyone's home and seeing a special decorative area.

  8. Hi Mary
    What fun seeing all the photos and as Kathy says "peeking into each other's homes. Carol's studio looked just like a sunroom I had in a house in PA!
    That was fun. Thanks for doing it!
    Rhondi xo

  9. The shells and billiard balls are my favorite of the group.

  10. This was such a great idea for a post! I love peeking at everyone's treasures. I have to say the last picture is my idea of a comfy, cozy and oh so pretty way to live. You go George! ((hugs)) Rosie

  11. Thanks for doing this, Mary. I really enjoyed seeing everyone's view of something that brings them pleasure.

    I don't believe I can choose a favorite - I love them all. It just goes to show that there is beauty all around us.

  12. Yes, it is fun. I enjoy seeing everyone's clever decorating. I love the red billiard balls paired with the red plate...who ever heard of doing that? Sunny corners always speak to me...love them, too.

  13. What great pics and idea Mary! I'll have to visit these new to me blogs now :-}

  14. Oh I love being able to peek into everyone's home. How lovely. Thanks Mary for all you do!

  15. Oh, it is fun peeking at people's favorite things!
    Mine was an old quilt that I use to keep the couch clean from doggie paws, but what the hey.


  16. I love, love, love looking at peoples' stuff!

  17. So much fun....we sure do love our things don't we ??

    This post put a smile upon my face....thank you so much Mary :)

    Great idea,
    Kathy :)

  18. This is great Mary! I love looking at all the decorating ideas and rooms of our blogging friends (and some I don't know, which I will have to visit).
    Thanks for sharing!

  19. This is fun, but a lot of work for you Mary! We do love to peek!
    Rhondi: That is our sunroom & we love it! I do paint out there, but my studio is another room just for me that I had sent along with this picture.
    Thanks Mary...I really love your blog!
    Carol (another Jersey girl)

  20. Hi Mary!

    This is so much fun! Loved looking at everyone's treasured bits! Some really interesting and inspiring ladies out there in blog land. Fantastic job putting it all together. Can't wait to see tomorrow's post...such a treat! Take care. ~ Laurie

  21. It certainly is fun Mary, and everyone has such nice decorating favorites.
    Hugs, Pat

  22. I really love this post! How wonderful to see the things in other's lives that they love. That dog loves that blankie, too.

    Sweet, sweet, sweet, Mary!


  23. Absolute fun and how I love George the dog! What makes a better accessory than a fur baby!

    This was a wonderful idea...

    Now Mary. My Romantic Homes arrived today and on one of the first pages I spied a sofa. This sofa looks so familiar. I looked to see the letter to the ed. and uh huh. It WAS familiar! There was our sweet Mary's name!


  24. What fun to see all the lovely treasures from here and there! Great idea you had to do this!


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