Sunday, June 16, 2013

STYLE INSPIRATION BOARD

I'm defining my new style by making some inspiration boards. This is the first board I've made but didn't work out as expected because I ended up having two of the same photos. Oh well, you get the idea. I'll try again but wanted to share this for now. Some of the elements of my style are: blue/white colors, stoneware, rustic metal, pillow ticking fabric, warm natural woods, grain sack, small pops of yellow ( notice the flowers in the foyer), natural, and a casual country-feel. I'm getting there.

This weekend my husband Les and I  went to an antique auction. It was going to be an all day affair so we took our canvas chairs and our coffee and headed out. They had some wonderful items there and I bought MUCH MORE than I had anticipated I would!  Our car was packed to the brim with items we had bought but we STILL had to pick up some big pieces the next day that wouldn't fit in the car. The next day Les went to pick up the rest of the furniture and came home with two extra FREE pieces that nobody wanted! So our garage is FULL! Most of the furniture needs some TLC so I've got some work to do!

I don't attend too many auctions because they tend to be all day affairs. You have to wait until the item you want is up for bidding on and I'm too impatient to sit and wait! I want to go in, find what I want and run out. But I just might go to a few more as I found such great stuff and most at good prices. And we had lots of fun also! I wish I had thought to take my camera! Have to get into the habit of taking that thing! But then I would have forgotten to take the photos! I'll start working on that!

I'm joining    MOSAIC MONDAY  !

14 comments:

  1. Good morning. Love blues and whites and the rustic country feel. I was given some lovely items when my mother-in-law moved. Jugs, big bowls and soup plates. She also gave me some hand woven rugs for the floor in the same style. I grew up on a farm and such things make me feel at home. An all day auction sounds fun! Hope you will share some of your finds, excited to see. Hope you have a lovely week. Pam xx

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  2. Love your board. I've only been to one small auction, that was years ago. Glad you found
    some nice things.

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  3. Creative photos and fun post ~ Happy week ^_^

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  4. I love your colors!

    I've been participating in local online auctions lately, and loving it.

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  5. Your style and mine have much in common. What a great idea to do a virtual inspiration board. I love blue and white.

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  6. Hi Sandi,

    So nice to meet you! Love your blue and white collections. The yellow is a lovely, warm complement to the cooler blue and white. Your hallway is beautiful!

    Poppy

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    1. Oops! The hallway photo is the only thing that ISN"T mine!

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    2. No worries! It's YOUR inspiration! Sorry for misspelling your name!:(

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  7. Blue and white is definitely my favorite color combination. Love all of your inspiration pieces. :)
    xo
    Laura

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  8. Like your pretty blue and white mosaic.
    I have not been to an auction in a long time - I also had rather see things priced, decided to buy or not and move on.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.

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  9. I love all the blue and whites, my favorites. And with the warm wood tones, the blues look even prettier! Lovely mosaic/moodboard. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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  10. Hi Sandy! I love the arched door and I'd put that lovely milk pitcher in twice, too!

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  11. I love blues and love your inspiration board.

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  12. Those buoys are gorgeous! I would love to find some here in my travels. You have a good eye for treasures my friend! Sweet hugs!

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