Sunday, August 12, 2012

Computer Retail Therapy

Paris Flat by Inspired Design

I seem to be on a shopping theme here with this post and last weeks but it can’t be helped, I’ve been shopping! There is no better or easier place to do that then right in front of your computer while perusing your favorite blogs. I needed a couple of 8 X 10 pictures to fit some black frames but didn’t know what I wanted to place in them. That is until Debby over at Inspired Design opened her print shop. Debby is the photographer and her giclée prints are fabulous and printed on very heavy paper, the color and clarity is amazing! For my frames I choose two prints from her Paris Gallery set and with twelve pictures to choose from the only problem I had was which to choose.

Architecture by Inspired Design

Debby has so many wonderful themes to pick from too. See the two pictures above these are the prints I bought from Debby. Sorry Debby they’re off being matted and placed into the frames since I’m all thumbs when it comes to this sort of thing. I wanted something that makes people look and get drawn in and these do the trick, they’re really wonderful! So hurry on over to Debby’s shop   The Inspired Print Shop

Atelier de Campagne

When I first saw this picture over at Atelier de Campagne Antiques of an item coming in their spring container I was intrigued by the iron ornament standing up in the very back. It looked so French and judging by the height against the other items perfect for my needs to dress up a couple of outdoor containers. I was in luck too there were a pair! Judging by how many people have already pinned this picture on pinterest I was lucky to have purchased them.

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I jokingly told Trino I was going to spray paint them black to see what his reaction would be and I have to say it was priceless…sorry Trino it was only a joke I would never spray paint something with so much patina. As you can see here I simply propped my ornaments up on the containers against the house. They give the upright boxwood shrubs some height until they get bigger and then I can hang the pieces up on the house…maybe.

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I say maybe because as you can see the container is centered on the flat where it stands but if I hang the ornament centered it’ll look off because of the wide end board. Funny but it doesn’t look off propped up (just my crooked picture taking is off). I have plenty of time to make up my mind as to what to do because the upright boxwood are extremely slow growers so I have years to decide. In the meantime I’ll just enjoy them being in their new home, I love them!

Atelier de Campagne

Doesn't this picture simply make you want to drool? If this picture doesn't get you to run over to Atelier de Campagne then nothing will. Just a few things arriving in their fall container from Europe and I for one already have my eye on a few things for our home. To browse what's arriving soon check out their shop with pictures at Atelier de Campagne .

So are you dying yet over these last two very French images? This one was taken by Brooke over at  Velvet & Linen when she and her family went to Belgium and France last summer, this one was taken at one of the French flea markets. I knew the moment I saw a little something in this picture I wanted it and was praying Brooke would bring them home with her. Look on the shelves at those little white pots, their form looked so wonderful!

Then I scrolled down in her post and was farther tortured by this picture of those fabulous unglazed French pottery pieces. I’m really all about form first when I see a piece and don’t really care about function I just thought they were great and I wanted a few.

Lucky me the pottery Gods were listening to me because Brooke brought a bunch back and is selling them in her shop on 1st Dibs at such a reasonable price.  I don’t know what it is but lately I’ve had this thing for pottery but thankfully these are something that can be used.

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I couldn’t help myself I loved these little pots so much I bought five of them, aren't they fabulous? Hey for grouping things together you’re supposed to have an odd number right? I was worried three might not be enough…;) Hurry on over because I know she has a few more for sale but who knows how many and her assistant Kate is wonderful!

So that’s all of my shopping pleasure on the Internet for now but I know it won’t be the last of it. I have my eye on several things and my birthday is coming up next month!

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So for now I’m just going to kick back with Mister man and Dylan dog for the rest of the day and take it easy. The weather is forcing us to since it’s been so rainy the last three days and the HUMIDITY has been horrible. Mother Nature seems to have forgotten we live in the north and not the south…ugh! Dylan is not liking our weather one bit but is trying his best to stay cool.

Enjoy your week everyone and welcome to my new followers, I hope you all enjoy!



Splendid Sass said...

Talking about a world of beauty in one post! I love everything you bought, wow, and a lot that you didn't!! Two fabulous shops!
Have a wonderful Sunday.
I know how you feel with the weather. 6 more weeks:).

Pura Vida said...


Woodside Park said...

Hi, Debra -
Love, love, love, love, love your pots from Brooke! (5 times for the 5 pots :-) They would be divine outside in the garden or inside the house. Wonderful find!
PS - I'm enjoying Debby's one of her newest followers.

michele said...

those are very cool pots, you cool cat. and the architectural elements look great. i bought a few similar pieces from france yrs ago not knowing what i would do with them and i ended up hanging them in two bathrooms (above the standard cheap looking mirrors). now i notice the elements and not the subpar mirrors.

way to stimulate the economy!



Sharon Lee Johnson said...

Some great shopping you did! Those iron pieces look perfect in your pots and I love the little white pots - what a great shape they are. x Sharon

pve design said...

We have had the same soupy humidity and I am so looking forward to fall temps. I do love all the seasons but this summer has been record hot.
Love all your finds and I do love how Dylan just rolls with everything.
He needs his very own "cool" pve design portrait!

Anonymous said...


Thank you so so much!! You just made my Monday morning. What a pleasant surprise. Send me a photo once they are matted and framed. I can't wait to see!
You are such a sweetheart.

When is your bday? Mine is 9/27. I'm wondering if you are a Libra too?

Hope your Monday is off to a great start.

Thanks again for putting a HUGE smile on my face!!

Much love,
Deb xoxo

The enchanted home said...

Love your prints, all of her prints are gorgeous but I especially have a thing for the ones in Paris, whats not to love!
Yes computer retail therapy is awfully convenient and a bit addicting too...I tend to do it in spurts. Love every single item you showed here...exquisite!

PS But Dylan has to be the cutest:)

Room Seventeen said...

Lovely pots, and your iron ornament is stunning!

Leslie said...

Good Morning Debra! Love Brook's pottery! I'm running out the door.. but need to check out the first dibs link. Your iron ornament is beautiful! Wow, you know how to on-line shop!

Debby is a sweetheart and I love all of her prints!

Enjoy your day!


How do you buy from ADC?Do you have them ship to you?They are in my neck of the woods!Love how small the world of our tastes are!When is your birthday please do tell?

Garden, Home and Party said...

I love your finds. The iron pieces are wonderful and look so great with your zinc (?) planter.

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Thanks for the virtual shopping trip - I can tell that if we went shopping together we'd be fighting over the same things. :)

Unknown said...

Hi Debra!

SO happy to be back online and catching up on what everyone's been up to! I'm not sure what is worse. The heat in TX or the humidity I came home too! :)

You have scouted out some amazing finds!! Love the iron ornament and love it just leaning. And, that pottery....oh my, I better click over and take a look!

Happy Monday!
xoxo Elizabeth

Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst said...

Hi Debra,
This is a great post. I think we must appreciate the same things. Your Atelier de Campagne ornaments are just fabulous (that is one shop I am dying to visit in person), and I would have deployed them the same way, and I love the pots. Headed to 1st Dibs now.

Splendid Willow said...

Look at you scoring beautiful things to the left and the right!

Love the prints, the iron stand and of course the pots! Brooke has the best taste!

I am back in blog land after a long time off. (I was so drained, Debra). I am now back rested and happy!

Expect a mail in the next couple of days. (Yes, your "2 cents". You can't avoid it this time!).

Hugs to you and Dylan,


Taylor Greenwalt said...

Debra, love shopping days. You found some wonderful things. Debbie's prints are gorgeous and cant wait to see what your going to put in the amazing pots.

Heather Robinson said...

Oh my goodness Debra, I think that you are going to get yourself into trouble!!! :) At least you are choosing beautiful pieces to last a life time...

And poor DD. I know that Ben has really been suffering too. We need to take extra care of our puppers these days...!

Mary Jane said...

Hey Debra,

I love your pictures and the ones you purchased are stunners. Don't you just love Atelier de Campagne, how does Trinidad do it? He is the master of merchandising.
Mary Jane

whiterose42 said...

Hi Debra
I'm happy to have found your blog.
Fantastic finds! I love the french ironwork piece and you found a perfect position for it:-)

Enjoy your treasures x

carolyn bradford said...

What gorgeous finds you've shown us! I love Debby's prints and I love the pots you bought as well! Feel free to peruse Mulberry's blog if you need to shop some more! LOL! I love to shop on line…it's much easier and much more time efficient! ( and i don't have to get all dressed up!) Hope you are having a wonderful week! Sorry for the rain! I do think something is awry as it's cooler and less humid here than ever!

Stacey said...

I was looking at Debby's prints in her shop a couple weeks ago too. If it weren't for the boys needing me I would've purchased two that I loved. Computer shopping is so convenient and I always have to exercise self control:-). Have a lovely weekend Debra. XX

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love, love all of your purchases...Fabulous. The iron pieces are doing just the trick for height right now and will be great hung in the future...I've got to check out Debby's beautiful and I'm absolutely drooling over the white pots...You are the best ambassador for internet shopping...and from the little guys...not mass marketers...we all appreciate that. Have a great week. Mona

Stacy CUrran said...

Great shops - thank you so much for telling us about them! I love everything you bought

zanetastyle said...

Debra, thank you for stopping by and for your lovely note! Yes ... I love living near the Rockies, It is a great escape and you should visit!
Love the French pots or vases ((: Gosh I would need a bigger house for all the beauty in the world!
Or even for everything you have got ((:
Hope you are having a great summer...xo Z

Boho Farm and Home said...

Oh Debra...those trellises are beautiful. Atelier de Campagne's treasures are just DREAMY. I am definitely going to road trip one of these days to the Long Beach show and meet those boys. Trino is quite funny, so I can only image what he would have said about spray painting over the patina...ha ha ha.
You found some goodies for sure!

A room with a view said...

So many amazing pieces and pictures to enjoy. I would have come home with a container-load of stuff from my trip had I allowed myself to indulge. I love the ornate iron piece behind the boxwood and the color is gorgeous. And yes, those perfectly imperfect French pottery pieces...!

Stacy CUrran said...

SOOO many drool-worthy things in this post! Love the trellises!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Hello Debra,

How are you? I hope the humidity is setteling down. We had a little cool spell here, in the high 80 but now it is back up to the 90s. And the humidity is killing me.

I am feeling very envious of all of your mountain friends being the recepients of your garden and orchard harvest. How wonderful to be able to share and make people feel so special!

I was thinking of you the other day as I saw some beautiful textiles on OKL and then again on ebay. Your blog has opened my eyes to some fabulous fabrics and textiles that I was not aware of before.

Love all of your new finds. I am really trying to clean out my house but each time I take something out I end up finding something else. Oh well..

Have a wonderful weekend!



The French Tangerine said...

LOVE your trellis! You are lucky to be the owner! I am looking for several to hang on the brick on the back of my house.. just instantly charms up a spot, doesn't it?
Always love to see Dylan dog!!
Check out my newest inspired home!

Karena said...

Deborah you really have the best taste I love, love all of your amazing finds! The pots from Brooke are adorable!

Art by Karena

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...


I hope you are having a great weekend!

Enjoy! Elizabeth

quintessence said...

Well you are a terrible influence!! Just when I have been trying to be good! Lovely purchases! Look forward to seeing your framed prints! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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