Favorite Things Friday…

I would love for my Friday posts to become more of an inspiration for blog readers. Especially brides planning their weddings or mothers trying to come up with ideas/outfits for family portraits! Or simply home decorating ideas!

Today I went thrifting and came back with a beautiful wooden apple box full of goodies!

One of the treasures in there is a pile of doilies! So let’s talk doilies…

I used to turn my nose up at them thinking they were such a “grandma thing”. But now I see the beauty and potential they have to offer!

I love the different textures and creamy tones! It instantly adds a touch of timeless romance.

Here are just a few of many possibilities these beauties have to offer!

(photo credits: 1.Heather Bullard 2.Dottie Angel 3.Ruffled Blog)

Dollies also look beautiful when used in place settings. Especially paired with mismatched china.

Also try adding old books! I couldn’t resist these tattered books today; I’m drawn to anything with texture and character. So if you are throwing a party or planning your wedding; you can never go wrong with mismatched china and old books! I simply use them in my home for decor and pull them out when we have guests or if I need them as props for a photo session!

I especially LOVE this idea for old books! Rip out pages and attach to a wall or use brackets to hold up books as a shelf!

(photo credit: Ruche by Stephanie Williams)

And last but definitely not least, I am so in love with this new design by Prairie Blossom Boutique!

These mohair baby pixie hats are not in her shop yet but will be soon!

I can’t wait to have this modelled on a newborn. And if I had a baby girl… sigh; I’d be purchasing it instantly!

Happy weekend!



  1. sara February 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    DYING over here. DYING I say. I’m kind of obsessed with the quilt, doily combo. I need that. 🙂

  2. Vera February 17, 2012 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    beautiful post, Rosie! Love the doilies!!!

  3. amanda Lazarski February 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    love the new design!!!!!

  4. Sherry February 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    I knew I was hanging on to all the doilies that my grandma made for some reason! Thanks for the inspiration. I’ll get them out and start dreaming of the possibilities.

  5. Irma February 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Your style is so dreamy! You make everything look so romantic and beautiful. Thanks. 🙂

  6. stephanie February 18, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    what EYE CANDY! If I could eat this post, I would! Beautiful Rosie!

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