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Thursday, June 10, 2010


fav_thngs_cmbnd_thumb[1][1] I was FINALLY able to get to Hobby Lobby when they had one of their 40% off frame sales. So some of my newest favorite things are my newly framed pictures. I did not have any frames or mats made for these. They are all “off the shelf” frames and mats.

Months ago (a LOT of months ago), I won this pretty pansy painting (try saying that fast a few times) in a give away by Bridget at My Silly Blog.


I finally framed it!


I’ve had so much fun shopping in Karen Harvey Cox’s Etsy, For the Love of Old Books. I also found frames for these Raggedy Ann prints. RGDY ANN


Don’t you love the pretty borders she put around them? I didn’t even have to buy mats for them, because with such pretty borders, I didn’t think they needed mats.



I was one of the very fortunate of many visitors to Karen Harvey Cox’s blog, A Scrapbook of Inspiration, when she gave each of us a floral painting of our choice! I found an easel frame that displays my hydrangea painting beautifully.


Months ago, Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen hosted an All White Tablescape party, and I did a picnic post for the party. I was so honored that Fifi at Fifi Flowers painted a photo of part of my picnic posting.


I found a frame for this painting too.


And I found a frame for another painting by Fifi.


I am so fortunate to have “met” so many talented people in Blogville. Since I have no artistic talent at all, I LOVE being able to benefit from their creativity and talent by ordering their fabulous work.  I also love all of the creativity I find on blogs, so I am sharing some of my favorite things recently found in Blogville (Yep! I’ve been stealing pictures again!  Please let me know if you would like for me to remove your photo from my blog).

DSCF0380[1] Table made from a bird cage by Nancy’s Daily Dish.

teasetclose-l[1] Quimper tea set from Hyacinths for The Soul.

IMG_8064-1[1] Patriotic centerpiece crafted by Sweet Something Designs.

I have not only met talented people in Blogville, I have also met some of the kindest people anywhere, and I appreciate your visits so much. I hope all of you sweet people will click on the links below, and go visit others who are posting their favorite things. laurie


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Laurie!

All of your pictures turned out just gorgeous framed! Love them all! Especially Fifi's painting! just beautiful!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice choice of frames for the pictures - you did good.:D
Enjoy your weekend.

Unknown said...

The Raggedy Anns are my very very cute...You did good.....

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
All your pics look wonderful framed! I love that hydrangea one and the fifi one they are just fabulous!
The bird cage table is just awesome! I saw it the other day and I can hardly believe how wonderful it is!
Hugs and Happy Weekend too,

Lisa said...

Your frames are all beautiful! I'm in love with the pansy painting. They always look like sweet little faces to me.:)

xinex said...

Your framed pictures and paintings are all so pretty, Laurie. Don't you just like the 40% off frames at HL? Great deals! I buy lots of frames from there too. You stole the prettiest pictures from Blogland!..Christine

Debra@CommonGround said...

Isn't it great to find a sale so that you can get some things done? Loved all your newly framed items, The Anns and Andys are really sweet!

Annesphamily said...

Wow! Fifi's art looks divine in your new frame! I love all the pretty framed artwork! You are such a doll! Come join me soon! Anne

Kathleen said...

We have no Hobby Lobby...therefore I must cry! :)
Your pics look wonderful in their new frames. I like your other favorites too.
Is it ok to covet? If it is only a venial covet?? :)
Have a great weekend!

susan said...

Laurie-Love your frames. I am so envious that you have a "FIFI"!! I should get to HL. I have a few things to frame myself!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Laurie, look at you busy girl! Love all your framing!!! Have a wonderful weekend!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

All your pictures are wonderful and I love how they look framed! I love the paintings from Fifi!!

Bridget said...

Hi Laurie, It's so nice to hear from you. I toy with the idea of coming back to blogland but just haven't managed to make the leap.
You have a whole Blog Gallery, you lucky girl. I so miss Hobby Lobby. I can't wait to move back to the south when hubby retires (hopefully soon!)

Hugs, B.

Anonymous said...

You are so right about the talented people in blogville! How lucky we are to be a part of it!

Thanks for having us today Laurie.

Best wishes,
Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

PS Love that Fifi flowers picture!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Laurie! Thanks for the alert! Your little treasures look wonderful in their new homes! I love your special paintings from our blogger friends! And Sarah's Quimper tea set...gorgeous! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Laurie,
What fabulous painting and pictures and I love how you framed them. Gorgeous!

vignette design said...

Hi Laurie,
All of your newly framed prints look amazing. Hard to believe you didn't have them done professionally. They all turned out great. I agree, there are some wonderful people in "blogland!" I too have met so many nice people--like you!
Have a great weekend Laurie. I'm a little late joining your party, but better late than never!
xoxo Delores

Foley said...

You made a great haul - lovely frames and your art pieces are gorgeous!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I love that hydrangea picture! Your header looks great to!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love the way all of your pictures turned out. What treasures you have them. Knowing someone you've met through blogging has done them or sent them to you. Priceless..
hugs ~lynne~

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Didn't you get the neatest prints. I love them all. And great frames too!

Maybe one of these days I will be lucky enough to win a painting or print...cuz I can't paint a straight line!!

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie,
You certainly are wonderful at finding the perfect frames. Everyone wants to paint for you Laurie. Thank you for sharing my paintings and prints. I love how those Raggedy Ann prints look in your frames. And the one you chose for FiFi's work is stunning.

Have a beautiful day. It's still gray and rainy here, but the sun will return soon.

nannykim said...

Everything is so pretty here on this post! I like your link thing for Saturdays! Love your Raggedy pictures!!

Kristi said...

Your new frames look wonderful with all your pretty prints in them! I SOOO wish we had hobby lobby!! :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

You had a lot to frame! I adore all the prints and they all look just wonderful framed!


SmilingSally said...

You and Hobby Lobby are a good partnership! You've done well, Laurie!

Decor To Adore said...

Your sweet prints look SO good!

I wanted to let you know that you are welcome to vote over and over and over again for the Oprah audition if it so please you.

Thank you always for your kind comments.

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Love Of Quilts said...

The framed pictures and paintings turned out pretty. Trish