Sunday, November 20, 2011

What nots and rinky dinks!

Most of you know that I have four sons. Well over the years my cute little treasures have been called all kinds of funny names! Most of the time, while they were growing up, I didn’t have many girly things! But the little what knots I had were always a source for jokes!

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Now I have LOTS of cute little things!

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These shelves are above my crafting desk!

Most everything came from thrift stores or friends!

Those of you who love Elizabeth’s creations at Creative Breathing will recognize this precious peg doll! She is SO creative and her dolls are special!

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And the art above my desk is by Catherine Holman.

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She is one of my absolute favorite Folk artists!

 You can visit her blog HERE and her Etsy store HERE!

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(Art by Catherine Holman)

I am joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday!

Did you see the book review that I did yesterday?

Go HERE to read it!

I’m thankful for all of my blog buddies!

Enjoy the holiday week ahead!

56 comments:

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

I LOVE your craft room, such pretty things. Of course I love everything that is Christmas.

Hugs,
Prudence

Della said...

Your crafty space is a very happy place! I bet you enjoy it a great deal :) Have a lovely Thanksgiving Diane!

Barbara F. said...

I didn't know you have four sons! God bless. Have a very happy Thanksgiving! xo

Pam at Antique or Not said...

What a fun little hideaway you have! How could anyone NOT be inspired when surrounded by such cute things?

Hugs,
Pam

Terra said...

You have a lovely little craft area.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I do love little things too :) They make me smile.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Warmly,
deb

laurie said...

beautiful holiday displays, I also love this art

Betsy said...

Such a great way to display all your little treasures and the beautiful art. Just the right touch for creative inspiration!!

Kaybe said...

Always enjoy a peek at your home. You have such a great eye for putting a collection together.

Flora said...

I didn't know you had 4 sons!! And all your dolls:) I can see why you love dolls!!LOL...Your decorating is wonderful!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Boys just don't have the appreciation for the delicate, finer things in life do they? Love your collection and the artwork -- such a soothing, enjoyable view for you while at your desk!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

I love your things! Very pretty collection. And the artwork is really lovely. A lovely place to do your crafting.

Jemm said...

Such pretties :) I've missed stopping by. I hope you are well.

Vintage Gal said...

What a wonderful collection ~ it must make you smile every time you gaze upon them ~ Happy Thanksgiving ;-)

eileeninmd said...

Wow, your artwork is beautiful. And you have a lovely collections. Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how precious this all is, Diane! and I also adore Mary's painting! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
XO
Cindy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Sorry about the confusion! All of the are is by Catherine Holman! Thanks for all of the sweet comments! Happy Monday! ♥♥♥

Snap said...

I love folk art. you have some cute little Christmas elves and lovely paintings. Have a delightful week and Happy Thanksgiving.

Kim K. said...

What a darling little display you have in your crafting area. I completely understand surrounding yourself with inspirations.

Happy soon-to-be Thanksgiving!

Lavender Cottage said...

Crafting at your table must be enjoyable with all the lovely things surrounding you.
I can see why you like the Catherine Holman art.
Judith

Shelia said...

What a sweet space to craft in! I love all of your little pretties! The artwork is just so homey and lovely!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diane Writes said...

Wow, I can feel the warmth of Christmas in your beautiful home namemate!!! I love everything

Lorrie said...

Enjoy your holiday week! You have a fun collection of treasures, no matter what your family might call them. I bet they appreciate them almost as much as you do!

Teagarden said...

Wonderful things! And so very cute art!
Have a nice week,
Markus

Pondside said...

I'll bet your sons secretly love your pleasure in your treasures!

GrandmaK said...

What delightful little What-Nots! Wishing you a grand week! Happy Thanksgiving! Cathy

Trace4J said...

Love all your dear treasures
Hugs Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wonderful displays. Valerie

Pam said...

How wonderful to have four blessings to enjoy, Diane.

My sister has 5 sons and I have a girl and a boy, we had so much fun together when our seven blessing were young.

Thank you for sharing your delightful 'what nots'.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love folk art too! Your treasures are wonderful. It's funny how as we get older and our children grown ups, it gives us room to be that little girl we used to be. I like you as a grown up and I know I would have loved you as a little girl.

Karen

Freckled Hen said...

I love your what-nots! And your art work is beautiful, she is a talented artist but I think you should come to New England is it is folk art in real life!
My kids are just starting to pick on me about silly things, it makes me laugh as I would never imagine the stuff they find funny!

KAT said...

wonderful post...very nice folk art. Ill have to go check her art out

- KAT -

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

So cute...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Good morning! I now remember that you had sons..but for some reason I had totally forgotten and picture you with daughters. Heavens, no wonder you love dolls!
I still have some my girls had.
I collection of little folk art characters is so...girly. You are most definitely a girly girl! :)

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Love your little friends and critters and such!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane!

The Catherine Holman prints are so pretty! I like all your whimsical decorations..they make you home a joyful place.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your crafts room is wonderful. I also love Catherine Holman's art work.
I bet your sons secretly love your collections and every time they see something like that they think of their sweet mom.
I had lots of dolls while I was growing up and I still have some of them...and I still love them. I've also attended doll shows and had the designers sign dolls for me. I guess there's part of me that will never grow up!
You have a charming collection.

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

What an inspirational place to work - I love Catherine's folk art. Thanks for sharing our linky party on your sidebar {big beachy hugs to you!}

Hope you & yours have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Hugs,
Marie

Joanne said...

What treasures! So glad you have a cool space for them all. Over here things tend to rip, tear, or break completely! UGH!
Blessings, Joanne

E. Charlotte said...

I love that folk art! Beautiful prints! :)

ellen b. said...

What fun. You really do have lots of goodies. Of course I spotted the Russian nesting dolls. Enjoy...

JG said...

Diane, I chuckled when I read that your sons gave a name to your cute treasures. I still have "Mr. Lemon" who proudly sits amongst the containers in my Spice Rack and smiles whenever my sons gaze at him. Nice treasures you have! :)
Happy Thanksgiving!
~Judy

Vee said...

They dare to tease their mother? Oh my! I adore Catherine Holman's work. Wish she'd do a calendar!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your entire Whatnot and rinkydinks shelf!! :-)
And especially the little angel with the braided hair!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Heart n Soul said...

I only have one boy and love his creative little mind ... can't imagine what it would be like with four. What a champion you are.

Tammy said...

What sweet treasures! Thanks for sharing them with us, Diane :)

Jann Olson said...

Oh you have a collection of wonderful wonders!

Marcia said...

Four boys!!! What a blessing, you are most certainly the queen. :)
I love your display and I too am so thankful for all my blog buddies. I have tags and cards sent by several of them displayed throughout my home and it brings me so much encouragement.
Thank you for stopping by, LD, glad you liked the cookbooks on top of the fridge. ;) Have a very blessed Thanksgiving.
Much love!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Mom always called them what nots or dust catchers, but how boring life would be without them! Love your craft area! Happy Thanksgiving week!!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Everything looks so pretty! You have such a great collection!

Nezzy said...

Your lovely crafty place makes me smile!!! So does that great buy on the lantern, what a treasure!

God bless and have a marvelous Thanksgiving sweetie!

BTW: Giveaway...my place...ya'll come!!! :o)

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely crafts looks wonderful

Bella Vista said...

Just adorable, Diane. I know they make you smile.

Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.

Barb ♥

68sesentera said...

Hello Diane,


Of course, Art by Catherine Holman is beautiful.

Thank you for recommend the book.

I have been very busy cleaning and cleaning my home, you know Christmas is here.

I have a message for you in my blog.

Love,

Caty
http://catyylasmaravillas.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

I love that style of folk artistry! I thought they were by Charles Wysocki!

M.Kate said...

Happy thanksgiving and I am thankful for knowing you as a blog buddy. Happy weekend my friend...hugs and love always, MK