Wednesday, February 24, 2010

girl meets wallpaper



I think the above photo pretty much sets the scene:

Girl GASPs over wallpaper idea in magazine*
Girl figures paper must be Cath Kidston; Girl is correct
Girl rationalizes purchase with money from her online shop
Girl gets wallpaper



Girl's family is initially unsure of what she plans to do



But trust Girl's instincts



Girl looks for other non-committal ways to enjoy wallpaper



Girl even has enough wallpaper to tinker with. Girl will be adding new items to shop(s) soon.



Girl further rationalizes that if you're going to pay for international shipping, you might as well make it worthwhile.

xo
elyse

Credits:
Girl: Elyse
Wallpaper: Antique Rose Bouquet


*Romantic Homes • April 2010 • FRENCH STYLE
A Work in Progress, pages 34-49

65 comments:

Willow said...

It is so lovely. I can see why you fell in love with it.

Willow

stefanie said...

its gorgeous!!!! I bet you still have alot left!!!!

Cindy said...

How could they doubt such creativity? I love it..and of course..you must balance the shipping!!

Cindy from Tx

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

What lovely projects. I love Cath Kidston and the way you used the paper - much nicer than actually papering a whole wall!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

girl always knows what is right!! elyse its just gorgeous!:)

Im SO happy you are loving your new crafts!!

Sheila said...

WOW.. Elyse.. Always trust your instincts.. They are soooooooooooo good.. Just lovely.

Jessica said...

Girl is super genius. :) So pretty!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I have adored that pattern since I first saw it on Posy's blog!! Isn't it gorgeous? Lucky girl
Michelle

LiLi M. said...

I have this wallpaper in my bedroom for over 4 years and I still love it every day! Oh and the possibilities with the left overs: I made folders, envelopes, hearts, art journals! Too cute too what you did with the wallpaper! NB. If you use it as wallpaper but only the panelling, you might need very much wallpaper...

LiLi M. said...

Of course I meant NOT very much wall paper!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Elyse,
I think that the girl did the right thing. I love that wallpaper, and what you did with it. I also love love those bowls. I first fell in love with floral when I was introduced to Laura Ashley when she was the only one in town that created this look. I love it all.
Karen

P.S. every time I have money from my shop in Paypal, I always find some treasure to buy.

Theresa said...

Girl sure is smart! Love it Elyse, you are so creative with that beautiful wallpaper. It looks like it was made just for you:) Have a blessed evening!

Lori said...

good for you Elyse...i did a little splurge on myself with recent etsy sales money...it's nice to treat yourself once in a while...i just LOVE that wallpaper, it is gorgeous...and i adore how you used it...the bowls are SO sweet!!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Cute uses of wallpaper! And you can't get much nicer than CK.

Jill said...

I love what you did with that cabinet! You made such great use of your purchase!

Cozy Little House said...

Elyse, you come up with the cutest projects! And I love this. Just love it. Squeeze all you can out of that wallpaper, girl! I can see you thoroughly enjoy doing so.
Brenda

Karen said...

GIRL! You are good! Don't you love it when they actually do trust us, just a little and it comes out OK? You should've heard my MEN when I told them I was repainting my studio "pink".
But they actually like it!
This is all fabulous! LOVE IT!!!!!!
Hugs!

Lisa said...

Cool! I like that idea! I too love looking through the fabric and wall paper from Cath. I still have not received my catalog! I reordered it. I do LOVE those bowls!! You are a lucky girl! Enjoy your treats!
Hugs, Lisa

My Casa Bella said...

Girl made great choices...:)
love the wallpaper and bowls

Doces Abobrinhas da Roberta said...

loved get in your blog! beautiful! love it all! A sweet kiss and appear there in the Brazilian zucchini! it'll link you on my blog ... my friends will love it! rs!

Diane said...

Very pretty wallpaper I love the way you have used it, very non committable. My style with wallpaper I have had many a wallpaper to remove in my days! Hugs, Diane

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I always knew I liked the way that girl thinks!

Marie said...

i'd say THAT girl is good. do you know her? lol. love the pfoject. you do amazing work. thanks for stopping by and leaving your concerns for the recent loss of my daughter's friend.
blessings
mari

debi said...

OMG! GASP!! That is one lucky girl! I LOVE that wallpaper...I want some!

You are soooo creative. I love the way you put it on that sweet cabinet...and framing a piece...GORGEOUS!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Elyse.. oh dear oh dear.. love the wall paper! so beautiful! I wonder what else will that girl do with the wallpaper.. :-)

xo
fitty

Sarah Sarniak said...

I love these! That wallpaper is so pretty. I especially love the cart.

Julie said...

Smart GIRL! I love Cath Kidston!!! Would love to own at least two of everything, please! Love what you're creating with your paper--beautiful!

KatCollects said...

Ohhhh I want to meet that wallpaper, and those bowls too : ) They are so pretty! I am ready for spring, so so ready. Wishing you a beautiful day!
Hugs,
Kathy

Pink Princess said...

This girl likes a lot, lol. Adore Cath Kidston too (expensive though duh) LOVE roses ♥♥

Susie's country cottage said...

I love Cath Kidston wallpaper...in fact anything by CK really! I think the furniture looks gorgeous. It is a good idea to buy more stuff to save on the shipping!!
Susie

Floss said...

That's awfully pretty, and I love the way you've used it! Aren't those bowls big in real life? I saw them for the first time last week!

Jen Kershner said...

Oh my chicken and stars! Love! I will have to check out that issue. I loved the March issue too! You are a lucky girl getting a box from Cath. For now I just dream.

Beth Gales said...

Girl, you did a fantastic job! I love it all!

melanie said...

I love your blog, it is gorgeous. I've added it to my blogroll. xxx

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Girl you did good, lol, I love the wallpaper on the dresser, it looks so pretty!!
Hugs~Kelly

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

I had TOTAL confidence in the girl...


Gorgeous!

Lisa xo

Cottage In The Sun said...

It's gorgeous! And you did a fabulous job - I love the dresser!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Girl ROCKS that wallpaper!!! YUM!

m ^..^

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh you LUCKY girl!!! Elyse, it looks PERFECT!!!!!! And I LOVE those bowls!!
Congrats you lucky girl on winning the Anthro gift card!! That is my favorite place to shop for clothes!! You deserve it sweetie, have fun!
Love ya,
Amy

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Elyse! It's been so long since I've had a chance to comment, but what a great post to fall in to!! OMG, I am in lOVE with those bowls!! I let out a big *GASP* when I saw them :)!! And your chest with the wallpaper is fabulous sweetie! Another snow storm is on the way here again today , so I'm hunkered in and blog surfing today , what fun! Thanks for sharing your pretties!!

Hope the winter has been good to you! I cannot wait for Spring!! :)

Big hugs, Cynthia xoxo!

Claudia said...

Whoo whoo! I love the way you have used the Cath Kidston wallpaper. And, of course, if you are going to order why not make it worthwhile? I have done that myself many times. Perfectly justified.

Congrats!

xo
Claudia

Shabbyfufu said...

How gorgeous Elyse, I too love Cath Kidston. I need to check out your blog some more soon, so pretty and I can't believe that I don't think I have been here before (what's wrong with me~lol!).

Little Pink Studio said...

Elyse, I have that same wallpaper and it is one of my favorites! I love how you framed it, that is lovely!
Your little pins look darling with it too.
I so wish you could buy her products in the US again....
Cerri

Sarah said...

So pretty! I have been thinking about getting some Cath Kidston wallpaper myself......

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That is some dreamy paper!

Carol said...

Just beautiful. You have put it to very good use! Love it.x

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

beautiful....roses are charming no matter where they end up....!!!

ciao
carmelina

caroline joy said...

I've been a bit absent from blogville and just got caught up on all of your beautiful posts. Your colors are amazing!!! Doesn't feel like winter here. Digging those bowls too!:)

Liz said...

You go Girl! :)

Love! what you did.

~Liz

Rustique Gal said...

Girl is very smart to include the bowls in the shipment! How pretty! I mean all of it. I love the wallpaper on the sides of that cabinet and, well all of it! Sherry

aimee said...

this girl agrees with that girl and thinks that girl did an awesome job :) ditto on the shipping make it worth it by filling up the cart!
blessings,
aimee

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Whenever I hear the word "GASP" now, I think of you and when I see cute thing after cute thing on your blog, I think, 'GASP!!'. I guess if I'm going to catch something from you, that's better than a cold right?? Have a great weekend and your projects are WAYYY cute ~ ♥

Cottage Flair said...

I am in awe first of how often you are able to blog, second in how clever you are in your posts and your projects and third, in how many things you get done, especially with having boys!! I LOVE your little table with the beautiful new paper. great job!!
Jennifer

Amy C said...

yeahhh, you never fail to bring a smile to my face!
Fun and oh such pretty things, love those adorable bowls too.

Andrea said...

Pretty, pretty!!!

Zuzu said...

Girl does incredibly gorgeous things! Love this, Elyse! I want to wallpaper the back of my open shelving in the kitchen!!!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Liberty Biberty said...

Your blog is PRETTY!!! Thanks for stopping by mine.
Love what you've done with the wallpaper!
Mercedes

Nancy said...

oh, gorgeous. you are so lucky that with all those boys...

Michelle said...

totally gorgeous. Similar to the paper I put up in my bedroom last year and the blue version in my bathroom!! Lovely blog too xx

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Elyse, I LOVE what you have done with the little dresser/table and picture frame!!!! You are so clever and that wallpaper is to die for! Great choice! So you!!!! You are quite the busy bee. Are the bowls glass? I LOVE them to! I still want that radio!

Have a wonderful weekend sweetie pie!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

Terri said...

Elyse, I just love it! How creative...I've never thought to use wallpaper that way. IS this design going to be in Romantic Homes in April? Terri

❦TattingChic said...

Look at those darling ways you used that pretty wallpaper! It looks adorable on that little cabinet! :)

Those bowls are darling, too!

(((hugs))),
TattingChic ♥

Kelli at Lovely Vintage Cottage Life said...

Very very very nice! I totally love the idea of framing the wallpaper. Have a fabu day Elyse :)
Smoochies,
Kelli

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

My hubby might claim that your rationalization is simply logical fallacies...but what does he know. Unlike me, he does not have an un-academic side sometimes. When it comes to CK who needs to be rational? ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Who ever thought wallpaper would look great on furniture, message boards and clothes pins? Pretty, Elyse. Thanks for stopping by to see my home office video. If you look closely, you'll see one of your pink tin cans holding all my pens and what nots.