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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mabel’s House

This gal contacted me knowing I would love to see some of her photos.  What she didn’t know was how funny I would think she is.  I love her writing.

When you visit Mabel’s House you suddenly get that Mad Men feel.  She’s thrown in a bit of retro vintage to give it that urban feel.  Her decorating style is a little bit cottage and a little bit quirky.  It works. ……After reading that sentence, I may break out in that Donny and Marie song “I’m a little bit country…..I’m a little bit rock n roll”  Sorry…..it’s burned in my brain.  You all know I love me some Donny.  So cute and humble. 

But this post isn’t about Donny and surprisingly it’s not about my dog either……it’s about Elizabeth’s blog named after HER dog Mabel.  What a darling blog name……coincidently, it fits her style too.   (cute dog too)

Style like hers makes me think outside the box….I love how she mixes so many styles and like I said up there…….it works.  Lovin these shutters.   Great idea to place INSIDE next to a window……who says they have to be next to a window outside?  Who?3671209581_6e993a3c11_b

Sweet little bathroom.  Brings back memories of an apt I used to have when I was single living in Portland in the Lloyd District.  I had pink and black tile.  I loved that bathroom.  Are those curtains actually a vintage table cloth?  SHUT-UP!3421653660_79baf3d120_b

Now I’m not a hipster and would probably pass up a couch like this, but I’m seriously liking what she’s done here.  She gave this old furniture you may see at your local Good Will a breath of fresh air.  So hip.  I think my mother had those tables…..see what a coat of paint will do……and those lamps.  Just re-do the shades by adding burlap (LOVE BURLAP) and paint them that trendy blue….You’ve got yourself a highly fashionable room for not a lot of money.  We LOVE that!  You don’t need new to be cool.

DSC04622Speaking of being thrifty.  It’s really the best way to be…..really.  First she found this darling cabinet.  I even like it just as is.1114%2B006Then she found this hutch top………TaDa!  DSC02134  And then……..she added them together.  Brilliant!  You know what else I love?  I love that she took the cabinet doors off…..I would have never thought to do that.DSC02178    Alright all you crafty gals…….When you visit her….don’t forget to leave her a comment.  It’s all about making me look good people.  I can handle you not leaving ME comments all the time….I mean, I’m directing you AWAY from my site day after day, that’s just too many clicks………but if you’re not leaving the featured bloggers comments, then I’ll just assume that no one is reading. Then I’ll curl up in a ball and cry…….then I’ll have to start doing more housework instead of playing on the internet blogging.  Then if you give a mouse a cookie………..  :)

18 comments:

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I appreciate you! Thanks to your efforts I must have 100 blogs bookmarked!

Cindy said...

She has great taste...love that aqua!
I went and left her some comment love. :o)
peace.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

You're right, she does have a cute blog (and a cute dog.) Love, love, love what she did with that cabinet!

t said...

Love you, love your blog, love her blue cabinet, but I have to be straight with you. I have that pink tile in my shower in a checkerboard pattern with an even uglier beige color. Do. Not. Like.

Liz said...

Thanks so much for featuring me Kim! So exciting...
Hugs,
Liz

Tanya said...

i just spent way too much time checking out this blog. i think she is so great! thanks for sharing her with us!

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Very cool! I love all of the colors she used. So very hip...

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I adore Liz's blog - as well as yours. She is SO inventive and I always look forward to Mabel's adventures! ox

Amy J said...

I just love the mix of styles and how she reinvents old pieces! Fun and so inspiring... as always, nice to see ideas that don't necessarily need mega bucks to pull off!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We came here from Liz's blog... which we love!
Karla & Karrie

meg duerksen said...

kim i love eliabeth! she is super inspirational. i have been reading her for a long long time. i would have sworn you'd already featured her?! i guess not. YAY for mabels house! love it.

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

...you'll have to get the mouse a glass of milk...

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oooh what a stylish girl she is!! I love her color choices, and that cabinet is too fab. I'm off to visit her site now!

Restyled Home said...

What the heck?!! You haven't featured Liz and Mabel's house before?!! I cannot believe it! If I had been aware, I would have been hounding you to!!

I. LOVE. LIZ!!

In fact, you and Liz are two of my favourite and earliest blogging friends. I cannot believe you two failed to meet until now!!

Liz' house is so cool and I feel like a big ners when I compare myself to her.

Love you both,
Linda
xo

Splendid Little Stars said...

How clever she is! That cabinet is brilliant! OK, Now I'm gonna go check out her blog...

Kristin said...

I felt leaving you a comment was in order too - you highlight so many cool blogs, thanks for all the inspiration!

Liz said...

Kim... the traffic keeps coming. You rock. :)

Rue said...

Hi Kim :)

I'm so glad you featured Liz's blog! It's one of my favorites and she sooooo deserves it :)

rue