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Monday, April 4, 2011

Inspiration Frames for Cottage Den…

Every one of us needs a place to display what inspires us.  I would so very much like to create or own what I see on many of your bogging pages – but as you know most of what we see won’t really fit into our homes, backyards, or lives.  So in the midst of my Den Makeover – I found that because I am a visual person – having a picture to gawk at is the best way I can find what speaks to me. The inspiration of a picture creates a mood – a mood that attracts me to certain items, items I want to surround myself with.   Consequently – My happy place!
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I found these frames on Pottery Barn. They came with out glass and wiring. I took the frames down to Michaels and they only charged $15. to put wire in all three frames. I know I could have done the wire myself – but I was afraid I would mess it up…these were a major completion of my décor in the den that I couldn’t risk ruining. 
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I searched so many places to find clips that were cute enough to display my pictures – finally found some at Ben Franklin – I was a happy girl that day! Couldn’t get anything to heavy for the wires, but strong enough to hold my important inspirations.
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These inspirational pictures that I have clipped into my frames remind me everyday what mood I would want to create… Currently these frames hold upcoming antique show dates in my area and some sweet gift tags that I have recently received.  Also, I am working on an area of my garden that houses my chickens…so I have been searching books, blogs and websites to see what mood I want to create – I apologize if I have used one of your pictures to inspire me but not credited you for it…please email me and I will be sure to do so.  What can I say – you inspired me!
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I plan to add more vintage frames with perhaps some vintage floral prints to go on this wall.  I’ll keep you posted…
Linking to Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch! To see where else I may be linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, Tracie

43 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

They look so pretty. Love that idea:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Scrappy Grams said...

Clever and inspirational idea!

Denise said...

Darling idea.So nice to know Micheals will do all that.I just now sent you an E-mail :)

Marie said...

Hi Tracie - Love love love the frames you found from Pottery Barn. That's a great price too! You're off to a great start already, as your inspiration photos are all gorgeous. Can't wait to see the final outcome.

Happy Monday!
-marie

very merry vintage style said...

They turned out really nice--what a great idea. Love the texture on those frames.
Mary

Pamela said...

This looks great Tracie!
Love it!!

Pamela xo

Blondie's Journal said...

These are really cute, Tracie! I have some frames that I have wanted to jazz up and I have been at a loss over what to do...something with natural elements. You have me inspired to get them out today!

XO,
Janie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Tracie, I really like these. I am *so* going to rip-off your idea!!! I think these would be cute in my daughter's dorm room!!!

~Sheri~ said...

great idea...the frames and the visual inspiration...i need that to stay focused on what i love.

Cat & Cricket said...

Great job..and idea! They look beautiful!
Smiles!~
Cricket@ gypseanurse

Darla said...

This is a neat idea!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh these are fabulous!! well done! i have so may frames with broken mirrors, etc. i think i also have me some wire too! :) TFS!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Wow! Beautiful! Very well done:)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tracie... I just love those!... Now you have inspired ME to try to make one!... xoxo Julie Marie

Rayanne said...

how pretty! You go being insprired, that's what it's all about!
Pretty, pretty post!

NanaDiana said...

They look really good! I would never have thought to take them somewhere to have the wire strung properly! Hugs- Diana

All That Jazz said...

Hi Tracie! I'm so glad you found us! ;-) Thanks for posting our giveaway on your sidebar!! I am going to spend some time perusing your blog tonight. Need to find out where that Uncommon Folk store is!!
I'm going to sign up to follow you.
Have a fabulous week!
~michelle~

All That Jazz said...

I have a minor addiction to frames as well. I am always on the lookout to add them to our booth!

Thanks for stopping by and joining our giveaway. Fellow Washingtonians are always welcome, especially when we can commiserate about this NASTY weather we're having. Where is our soft gentle spring rain!

Good luck with the drawing and have a terrific week!

Tara~All That Jazz Vintage

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

These frames are gorgeous...I do love a good inspiration board...I should pretty up mine one day.

Blessings Kelsie

LovesAllThingsVintage said...

Very cute blog!

Donna said...

What a super idea Tracie! I really love these. I have some frames I could paint for my sewing/craft room. They would be perfect..and I know just the place to hang them. I'm so going to try this!

xo
Donna @ Comin' Home

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

What a delightful idea ~ you are so clever!! Hope you have a lovely week :O)

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

very cute! love it!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Brilliant!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

So pretty. What a wonderful creative ideas.

Beverly said...

Very cute idea.. love it

Mary said...

Your did a really great job! Thank you sharing it with Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

Amy said...

this is a spectacular inspiration board.
Amy

oldgreymare said...

I was going ot say Brilliant but saw someone already did ...Ok then

UBER Brilliant! lol

xx
z

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful frames and I love how you are using them. ~~Sherry~~

Shelley said...

What a great idea! Love the oval frame, so unique. I may have to use a picture of all of your inspiration pictures hanging together as one big inspiration picture for myself! Does that even makes sense? :D

Shelley

Roselle said...

I LOVE how ornate they are. I adore new ways to hang favorite pics, tags, etc. These are beautiful!
xo
Roselle

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Your frames turned out beautiful! I had no idea Michaels would wire them, good to know!

Abby

Ozma of Odds said...

...lovin' those frames!!
xo, Rosemary

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

What a GRAND idea! Ohh...each one of those frames is simply gorgeous! My favorite is the one with the oval inset! I love the embossing on it...sooo antique and chippy...perfection!!! What a neat idea...to add wire to the frames so that you can display photos or art that is inspirational to you! Truly unique...and I like that! What a lovely addition to your den's decor! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

sheila said...

I love you frames, I wish we had a Pottery Barn close by. Your blog is beautiful.
Blessings , Sheila

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a gorgeous wall vignette.Spring truly has sprung!

Have a lovely weekend!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a great idea..I love this look..Thanks for sharing..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Tracie~ This is a darling idea- I love the wire addition and the little clips and clothespins you are using to display your photos. So sweet! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

stefanie said...

I love this idea!!!!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

such a great project!! love♥ :)
Thanks for sharing at Transformations and Treasures!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Cute idea, Tracie! I like the multiple wires stretched across each frame. They give you plenty of room for "inspiration"! ;)

Thanks for linking to the party.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Pamela said...

That is a fabulous idea!! Thanx so much for sharing it with me on FB!:)