Friday, November 20, 2009

Mary Engelbreit sayings

I thought “Bloom where you are planted” was a common quote but I had some comments that said they had never heard it before and my hubby said he hadn’t either. So I did a little google search.

I’ve always loved Mary Engelbreit cards and items, I think that’s where I heard it.

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It was fun finding unusual things on my search. I didn’t realize there was fabric, but look at this beautiful apron in this ETSY shop! And look at this dress HERE! In fact do a search in ETSY and you will find many beautiful things! I LOVE ETSY!

Visit Mary’s blog HERE! It’s packed with fun things to do and beautiful art!

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I love these Christmas illustrations!

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And remember…. ; )

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19 comments:

Janean said...

i saw a book at Barnes and Noble with clothing made from her fabrics. she has a cozy style! i heard the saying "bloom where you're planted" many year ago from an older woman. funny!

Jemm said...

I loved her magazine. I was sorry to see it go :(

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

I have heard Bloom where your planted many times! Mary has such colorful and whimsical creations!

Joycee said...

I too love Mary Englebreit! I have many, many of her books and love to use her greeting cards. The children she draws are so much like my daughters when they were small. Come visit me at http://grannymountain.blogspot.com
joycee

becky said...

Oh I love her as well.I have a few tablets pencils etc of heres.Another one I love is Debbie Mumm....her things are adorable.

Enjoy your weekend!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I Love Mary! I always have to have one of her calendars every year. I love how she has moved into the craft world with her pattern books for cross stitch, crochet and fabric creations. Twyla

Janet O'Connor said...

Mary Englebright is one of my favorite artists. She has a charming style of illustration. Thank you for posting about her today. It's fun to see her art in books and magazines.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I could kick myself. I use to have two of ME's books. One on indoor stuff and one on the outdoors. I gave it to the library at my husband's hospital. Kicking myself!!! I think I do still have one book of hers left though.
Brenda

Inspired Tokens said...

One of my all time favorite artist. I was so sad when it was announced that she would no longer be publishing her magazine. Thanks for sharing the links, and I agree ...ETSY is great!

Shelley said...

Hi Diane,I am a big fan of ME too...I love all her work....love your thrift store finds and of course I always love seeing your babies....the little bear is a sweety too....I am a sucker for Teddy bears......blessings

Elyse said...

ME is definitely inspiring! i have saved favorite issues of her magazine and look at them over and over.

have you been making dolls? hope so!

xo

Stacey said...

Hi Diane. You made me really stop and think because when I was a girl my best friend had a pillow on her bed that had that quote and I always loved it. This was long before Mary was around. Anyway, I just did some research and apparently nobody is exactly sure where the quote came from because it's been around forever. Interesting huh?

I just bought a new Mary calendar yesterday at Sam's! I was so excited because I tend to wait until the very end of the year and sometimes they are hard to find.

Boo-Bah said...

I love Mary Englebreit. Her use of colors are so pretty. I was sad to see her magazine go. I never saved an issue. I sure wish I had.

Iris

noodle and lou said...

oh yes! one of my fave ME sayings!! love her so much. even though the magazine is gone:( she has a lovely website now! happy weekend to you! xox...jenn

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What neat pictures. I have always loved her magazines. Hope you are doing good and that you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Maggie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi! Thanks for all your nice comments on my blog! love Mary Englebreit and have used her cards many times and I own a few of her decorating books. I miss her magazine very much!

Jacqueline said...

Mary's art has been loved for so long, by so many. I had the rare opprotunity to meet her a few years ago. She used to have a store in a city close to Seattle but she closed it after a couple of years. I went to one of her book signings. Like Pat, I miss Home Companion so much. I loved that magazine. I have her paper dolls on my post today.

Glenda said...

I am just starting to see all her beautiful stuff through swap bot and I love it,. its all lovely, I dont know if I can get any of it in Australia,.Its lovely

The Feathered Nest said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for visiting me! I just love ME and have always loved her Home Companion magazine. You make me want to pull out my old issues and enjoy them!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...hugs and love, Dawn