Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Inspiration from Marie Claire Idees



One of my very favorite magazines is Marie Claire Idees. It always has such wonderfully inventive ideas. Unfortunately for me it's a French magazine and I don't speak or read a word of French! But I enjoy it anyway! I thought you all might enjoy seeing a few fall ideas that they had.




Isn't that just beautiful! Look at those framed chestnuts and the leaf and acorn spray painted and framed.




Love, Love that gorgeous swag!




Cute acorn and leaf pincushion! They give directions on how to make some of these things in the back of the magazine and I must say google translate is of little help!




I thought this was such a sweet little fall accent that I did it to some vintage skeleton keys I have hanging in my kitchen. I found the perfect little pinecone with a bit of a stem the other day when Maxie and I went for a walk.




This just because it's beautiful!




Oh My Gosh! Doesn't that just scream "Manuela do this in your house"!! I'm sure you can hear it too. Love it! Those are the colors of my bedroom only I have the blue on the walls and the black toile on the bed and curtains. But I'm loving the reverse....maybe I can paper the wall the bed is on...hmmmm.



In other exciting news, you'll never guess who has a blog!! Tracey McBride!! Tracey McBride of Frugal Luxuries! I love her two books! If you haven't read them you must get yourself to the library and check them out. They're simply wonderful. One is in my Amazon box on the sidebar if you want to check it out now. Go say hello Tracey Frugal Luxuries

24 comments:

Entertaining At HOME with Natalie said...

I am definitely doing the pinecone with the key...how adorable! Might have to make a few up and give to my friends and secret pals.
Thanks for sharing and love the photos.

Jen r. said...

Great ideas! I love the swag and I love the key and the pine cone!

Kathleen Grace said...

Great ideas, I will have to look for the magazine at my local bookstore. Thanks for the link to Frugal Luxuries. I can tell I am going to love it when I get a chance to spend some time catching up with her posts:>)

mrsjones6 said...

Love the inspiration! That is a fabulous magazine. The toile and blue is defintely my favorite of it all.
I'll have to check out the new link. I have never read any of the books, but I have heard of Tracey McBride. Thanks for sharing!
Hope that you are having a great week,
Jen

Kim's Treasures said...

I really LOVE the pinecone with the keys!!! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love that magazine too. Your pine cone and keys turned out just adorable!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I hear it too.... that last picture is so Manuela..... love the looks... so neat and clean but great style...
HUgs
Linda

glorv1 said...

Manuela, I have hundreds of pine cones outside from my trees way out in back. I don't really do anything with them anymore. The other day though, I did gather some and glazed them and while wet, sprinkled some glitter on them. I used them for my Dia de Los Muertos. I think I will gather more though and make those vintage key holders. They look great. Take care, nice post.

PamperingBeki said...

The pinecone with the keys is just too cute!!! I love it.

Leave it to you to come up with something like that.

Angie said...

Beautiful pictures! Your key looks so cute! That last picture with the toile is gorgeous!

laurie said...

What lovely pictures. How frustrated I would be to not be able to read the directions! I love that swag. laurie

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

These are wonderful ideas! I love your keys and pine cone...so sweet!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wow, that's a magazine I think I better check out. I love the pinecone with the keys. Great idea.

Blessings,

Sher

Susie Q said...

I have the keys around my house but with the addition of the sweet pincone...well, SO cute!
These are all great ideas Manuela!

Love,
Sue

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Charming ideas...thank you for bringing them to our attention.

Simply Me Art said...

Oh, my Gosh, I have Never seen this Mag. Wow.. I will have to pick up one too. I don't speak a word of French but who needs to read the words with Pix like that.

ivoryspring said...

I love the pinecone swag - what a lovely touch to the mirror.

Miss Lila in Atlanta said...

Hi,
It's nice to finally find someone so close to home. I also live in a small city near Atlanta. It's called Fairburn or Union City, we're near both. About 15 minutes south of the airport.
I found your lovely blog over at "Rose Cottage by the Lake."
I will continue to be your blog
friend since you're close. Maybe we'll have tea one day I would love that.
Miss Lila in Atlanta

She'sSewPretty said...

I love that last picture with the blue and the black and white toile. It looks so elegant yet peaceful too!

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the framed nuts. The pine cone and key - so simple and beautiful.
Debbie

ellie said...

I like that white sofa table. I colors of the blue and black are so pretty. Great idea of the use of skeleton keys.

Lady Katherine said...

What fun, thats for letting me look over your shoulder at the magazine! My french is not good, just a few words, Oh I think I have a tape, from when the girls home schooled! And, Yes! I heard you scream all the way down her in Mississippi, when you saw the black toile. I have those keys, and still have some doors they will fit, slowly taking doors down, the next ones will be made into a bed! Thanks, Okay you can quit screaming now! You know what you want!

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

Thank you for sharing those pretty photos! That magazine looks so wonderful, I like the last photo too and it does call out to you! I love what you did with the pinecone and old keys! Love, Paula

Thanks for sharing the link.

Kelli said...

I love the sweet pinecones and keys! I'm going to do that this weekend!
~Kelli