Where do you keep your inspiration?

I have binders with magazine pages.

I have wooden bowls full of vintage books.

I have a cabinet full of lovely ironstone.

I have a glass jar of vintage wooden stamps.

We can really put the things we love around us everywhere.

I am always inspired when I see people USING their vintage linens…not just keeping them in a drawer.

Inspiration boards are everywhere and so much fun to decorate.  I decided to do something a little different…I hope you love it as much as I do.


A child's dress form I embellished with so many things that I find lovely and inspiring.






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  1. paige

    i love it
    how creative!!
    i’ve wanted one of those exact crowns for so long…where is that fairy godmother anyway?
    ps-i’ve been meaning to ask you~how is your jennibowlin subscription going? are you a scrapbooking machine? i’d LOVE to see some of your layouts as i need some fresh inspiration
    has your emfalconbridge strap arrived yet?

  2. chas at the wild raspberry

    it is perfectly sweet and is such a nice symbol of who you are and what you love.
    where did you get the adorable crown?

  3. Nancy

    I don’t have enough room for all the inspiration I have! I have a french photo board that I have my favorite things on…I am planning on buying and painting a wall with chalk paint to write things on. Like you I can’t resist magazines and tear out any and everything. I had to buy a 4 drawer filing cabinet to accomodate all things inspiring….one drawer is for recipes, and the other three drawers hold everything else from arts-n-craft projects, wineries, stores, you name it. I recently started a binder system for my recipes to have sheet protectors when batter if flying through the air! (No I don’t own a kitchen aid mixer YET!!!)

  4. Jeanne

    I have been emailed several times today about the crown and I wanted you all to know that I purchased it from Heather Bullard’s online boutique. I love it.

  5. lorraine lewis

    Beautiful display. Very creative.
    I really need one of those vintage dress forms.
    You are so cute. Thank you for the VERY nice compliment.
    I don’t lie, it’s called- Microdermabrasion, hair color, you know, all those wonderful products that help us to stay younger looking. To help hide the gray and those lovely things called liver spots- aka old age spots!

  6. Tara

    Lovely little lovely!! The crown down to the Postale sign to the vintage key…all of it is adorable. Great photos too!

  7. Reese & Marie

    Oh, that is way too cute. I love everything on it. Where do you get these dress forms? And I demand {hee} pics of your home and ironstone-filled-cabinet now. Or, I politely request. How ’bout that?

  8. zoe

    Fabulous! I love how you make these pretty goodies on your dress form definitely a good one to inspired me ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. amy

    having the inspiration out in the open is wonderful. i have binders, journals, and computer files full. that flower and crown–so pretty!

  10. lissa

    Oh my word!! I love it!!! I have the famous crown as well but my daughter accidentally broke it (tears) and its waiting downstairs for the repair man! I truly, truly love this! It could be in a magazine!!

  11. Amy

    are you kidding me????????
    you are sooooo cool.
    i would never even think to put things that inspire me around let alone on something that dreamy.
    awesome jeanne!
    wow….i now have to go back and look at all the pics AGAIN!!!

  12. LuLu

    I love it too! Ih yes I do!! beautiful idea so fun and inspiring to make one. By your description of the things around you makes me want to be a house guest!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Lori

    your dress form looks gorgeous:) i try to keep most of my linens out where i can see them…and i have a few “inspiration boards” made with my old frames where i display some of my favorite cabinet cards and bits of ephemera…

  14. Tricia

    What a really cute idea! Love the crown on top with your name card! I’m tellin’ ya, you are one talented lady. God has given you a gift and its wonderful you are using it!

  15. beth

    ohh just love your inspiration !!! and love the dressform , its wonderful !! and i think sleep is over rated -LOL!!!!

  16. Amy Muffoletto

    I have just recently been able to start putting a few of my favorite things out where I can look at them and be inspired. I love dress forms and your creation of your favorite things is amazing. I love it. I am so glad to be able to get to know you!!!!

  17. traci

    Jeanne – THAT IS BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE IT. you are so creative. i bet you just look at that all day. great job.

  18. Kelly

    Oh my, absolutely breathtaking! I want to live in your blog. :o) I’m especially loving the sparkly monogrammed star, and I 100% agree about loving your treasures by living with them.

  19. Claudia

    Fabulous! Love the way you put everything together! I want one of those dress forms – I never thought before about a child’s dress form – maybe it would take up less space in my little cottage? Sure would love to hear where you got it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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