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Friday, July 9, 2010


I just know I’m going to get in trouble some day, but is it my fault that other bloggers keep posting some of my favorite things? Lately, I have been finding so many summer photos that I NEED in my inspiration folder. As always, if your photo is on my blog, and you want me to remove it, I apologize, and just email me, and I will remove it. The photos that I stole borrowed from other blogs are clickable, so if you’d like to go visit these bloggers to report to them that a burglar has visited their blog, just click on the stolen photo (You'll probably be so overcome with what you find on their blog, you'll forget to tattle on me-wishful thinking).

This breath-taking Baby’s Breath was on Cindy’s blog. (I love Baby’s Breath, but have never been able to make it grow in my yard. I saved this photo to inspire me to try it again.)

baby's breath-applstn ctg

I recently saw this great tree house on a news report on the web and had to save some photos in my inspiration file.

tree hs carolina

I fell in love with Lezlee’s “tree house” when she posted it on her blog.

lezlee tre hs

I also fell in love with this cheery corner of Sue’s laundry room. It just reminds me of a summer day.

sue laundry room

This rustic tree house has been in my inspiration folder too long for me to remember where I stole got it.

cabin tree hs

Another of my long-time inspiration photos is this wonderful shabby chic cottage, which I suspect is in a lot of inspiration folders in Blogville. I want this cottage transported to my back yard.

white hideaway

Did you see these summer projects that Diann created for almost no money?

mugs and pot

You can’t get any better summertime inspiration than the arbor designed by Mary and built by her son.


Since all of this inspiration is summer inspiration, I am also linking to Summer Sundays at The Tablescaper.


I know it may not be in your best interests to be associated with a criminal like me. Thank you so much for overlooking my criminal activities and coming by for a visit. You are the best! Be sure you go visit the link-ups for Favorite Things Saturday. I promise, I am the only thief in the group! laurie


Kristi said...

I love this post Laurie!!! And my boys will go ABSOLUTELY NUTS when they see this rustic tree house!!!! They want daddy to build them one when we move!!! :)

vignette design said...

I love those treehouses! And of course the cottage in the woods.
One of my "favorite things" is a certain candle on my Kitchen window sill. Come see!

The Charm of Home said...

You are so funny!
Have a great weekend!

aimee said...

you are just too cute! if you need me to i can bake a cake with a file in it for you, but im sure no one will mind that you stole i mean barrowed the pictures.

KBeau said...

Love those inspiring tree houses. I think I could live in one. As long as the squirrels didn't move in, that is.

Kammy said...

Laurie - you best watch out for the
I too, have a folder on my desktop and pop pictures in it to help remember ;o)


Anonymous said...

Well you are the sweetest criminal I have ever met!!

Thank you so much for helping to show off my arbor my son made! I'm so proud of it and give you permission to use my photos any ol time!

Checked on my bees yesterday as we were trying to get 5th wheel ready for the camp DH is speaking at. My they are busy bees and looks like I may get a little honey already!!

Have a great weekend friend!

bee blessed

Maggie said...

Hi Laurie,
Love those tree houses, and don't worry we can keep your secret pilfering just between us.

Stella said...

Thanks for a breathe of summer fun. I want one of those tree houses on the ground for a potting shed. The baby's breathe is breathe taking. How lovely.

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

STOP! ARREST THAT WOMAN! Dang she can move! Look at Laurie leap over that fence! Who knew? Tackle her boys! Holy Toledo Batman! Did you see that half flip, flying leg kick and back over that fence move!! Boys, maybe you better step back and let her go. We will get her next time!

Okay, Laurie, I think those secret ninja lessons are really paying off!

If we are going to go thrifting together I really need to step up my game! Anyone know where I can take Delta Team Thrifting Martial Arts lessons?

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have picked some great inspiration photos. I will pass on the tree houses - I have issues with height. You have added to my favorite things. :-D Another Great Big "Thank You"!
Have a great weekend.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Laurie I love all those tree houses! It must be so much fun to sit in pne and dream. I saw the cute white cottage in the NY Times a few weeks ago ..what a sweet cottage!

I'll have to join your "favorite things" event one weekend!

♥ Pat

ellen b said...

Ha! It's always a treat to visit here. I've been out of the loop with tablescapes etc. these days. Hope to join in on favorite things in the future. My summer and summer company are taking over my life :0)
Have a great weekend.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Well you hardened criminal, you! when you land in the clink, I'll bring a cake with a file inside so you can hack your way out.

Beautiful pictures!!!

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Laurie! I forgive you!! What fun and inspirational pics. Everyone should have a tree house ... don't you agree?? See you at your party tomorrow!!

Susan and Bentley

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie,
I don't blame you for borrowing these gorgeous images. I especially love the whites, and I can't wait to visit the links.

Well, I finally have the perfect post for A Few of My Favorite Things. I have been collecting Antique and Vintage finds for the last six months to create theme gifts. You know the joy of the hunt.

So, I just linked up.


Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi there Laurie, I'm so glad you "borrowed" these great treehouse photos, or I would have missed seeing them!

I'm always making cracks to my hubby that if things got really tough we could always live in a tree at our orchard! Now if it was in a treehouse like one of these I don't think I'd probably mind at all!!
Hope all is well in your life! I think of you often friend!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Laurie, look at those wonderful treehouses. Love all the shabby chic decor in them. Have a wonderful weekend.

shannon i olson said...

I love Lezlee's tree house too. and all that white in the shabby chic room, oh MY!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie you crack me up! It's OK I like a woman who lives dangerously! Love all those inspirations. I promise to be back a little later with my link up to my favorite things!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful post, as usual, Laurie! I don't mind your thievery...thank you for sharing.

Happy Weekend!

Kathleen said...

Confession is good for the soul! I am sure the bloggers are honored to be selected!
I love that arbor! I did see Diann's post, very clever!
Have a wonderful weekend. Time off for good behavior...:)

Unknown said...

I don't think it's thievery when you mention it! Interesting to see them here...and you are sharing so to speak spreading the word and their fame!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Laurie~I've got pink baby's breath planted right next to the rose garden. It sure makes it convenient to cut a bunch while picking roses for an arrangement.

I fell in love with the Shabby Chic cortege too. I was so pleasantly surprised to see she and her hubby reside in a double wide trailer. It just goes to show...a retreat of beauty can be created any where.

Those flower pots with the added text is sooo clever, along with the repurpose coffee mugs... providing the perfect inspiration.

Sweet wishes,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are so funny! LOL!

I might have to hook up with you one week for you blog event. Sounds like fun! I'll be thinking of a post.


Sheila :-)

xinex said...

Your inspiration pictures are just fabulous, Laurie. Oh how I would love to have one of those tree houses!...Christine

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love the favorites that you have chosen, Laurie! Now I want both a tree house and a little cottage! lol Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

A 2 Z said...

Hi Laurie,

I hope they let you blog when you are "inside"...I must say that you do have taste in picking the cutest pictures. I can understand the temptation. Happy Saturday!


Anonymous said...

I can see why you loved the tree house Laurie-it is amazing! Thanks for sharing these great pictures-I don't mind hanging out with you at all!

Best wishes and thanks for having us,

Debra@CommonGround said...

I've always wanted an arbor, the photo is just gorgeous, and a white picket fence to match! Thanks for the party, Laurie,

Loui♥ said...

Hi Laurie..
after seeing your button on all my friends blogs..
I had to see what was up!
so glad I did!!
My first time to link up..
fun post!
I'll be back real soon!!
warm sandy hugs..

Fifi Flowers said...

GREAT treehouses!

The Stylish House said...

The treehouse is a hit. I would enjoy curling up with a book there on a saturday afternoon. When things get back to normal I would love to join this fun event! Great idea.
I want to thank you for stopping by and leaving your words of encouragement. I appreciate you placing my daughter Heather's photo and link on your sidebar. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, rubbing a rabbits foot and saying a prayer the donor works out.
Hugs, Cathy

Suzy said...

I think I'd like that cool white cottage AS a tree house! I had a treehouse as a child and it was such a neat little escape. In my mind parents couldn't possibly make it up there lol. I'm joining in this week...thanks for hosting!

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

Thanks so much for hosting Laurie. I love the inspiration photos. I already bookmarked the Laundry room and now I'm off to visit that tree house and then the other participants for more eye candy!

:) Michelle

Denise C said...

If you land in jail, then maybe we can be cell mates! I'm also a hardened, inspiration-borrowing, criminal. I don't think they've come up with a rehabilitation plan yet, so we are likely to be repeat offenders.

Prior said...

Just browsing your fun blog and I see my "tree house" I feel so honored to be included... some of the fav places are new to me, so I am going to check them out. Thank You! Lezlee

Sue said...

OMG Laurie- Here I was scrolling down your post and what do I see but my laundry room!! How utterly sweet to include me in your list. I've seen a few of the other pics, but need to check out the others. I have been trying to keep that darn room of mine clean ever since I put the table in there. One would think that it would be easy to keep up when there are only two of us, but I have projects going on in there, so it can get messy. Isn't it nice that the camera can be aimed to capture only the "good stuff"? LOL
hugs, Sue

Doni said...

Hi Laurie! What a cool blog! So glad to be a part of the fun for 'Fave Things Saturday'! Hope you all enjoy!
Blessings, Doni

susan said...

Laurie-I'm back and came straight over for a visit! I have several tree houses and playhouses in my inspiration file--wouldn't grandkids go crazy over them??!! I never cease to be amazed at the talent. Don't worry--I will visit you in the slammer--I love it when you do this. It keeps me from missing anything. Love the header. I am still unpacking !!

Sonny G said...

I'd happily be your partner in crime any day.. I miss so much and your klepto addiction allowed me to see beauty and creativity I might otherwise have missed .. so no worries I wont be callin the internet police on ya...


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Laurie, such gorgeous pics and how wonderful to have any of these tree houses, or Mary's fabulous arbor. I may have to join you and "steal" a few of these pics too. lol Hope you have a super day. Hugs, Marty

Jacqueline said...

I am truly inspired by your criminal activities. The world would be more wonderful if all criminals had such great tastes. The shabby chic room is to die for. I want to be there right now. Thanks for sharing this Sunday.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Nice Summer Inspiration! Love the arbor--Jacqueline

Christie said...

I just found your site from one I visit! So glad I did! I posted some of my favorite things...not laundry, but a CLEAN laundry room! Come visit, it won't last long (a clean room that is!)

My other favorite thing is my daughter's Swedish Room! So excited to join your party!

The Tablescaper said...

Love your post and all of the inspiration you provided. You've got a great file stashed away.

Thanks so much for being a part of Summer Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Mellodee said...

I must be the most inadequate woman on the planet! Not only is your home beautiful on the inside, now I realize that your garden and backyard are probably gorgeous too....just like all of these lovely inspirational photos.

I have a small deck with a glass table a bench and a couple of mildewed chairs. No flowers, except the wildflowers that pop up when the grass needs cutting. I will never take a photo of it so you'll never be tempted to borrow (or steal) any photos of my not-so-lovely yard as a "FAIL" example!

(Yes, I know, I'm just jealous! Big time, over the top, pea-green with envy, classically jealous. Thus I am not only inadequate, but I'm pathetic too! LOL!!!)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Not exactly sure how I got here as I was visiting a blog that I visit all the time and suddenly it went..a bit nuts and here I am on yours...strange. really strange.
You are making a blog of other peoples blogs??? Really?? Hmmmm...