Wednesday, October 26, 2011

merci michelle...

When I asked Michelle to make one of her beautiful inspiration holders for my giveaway, I asked her to make one for me too...

Debbie's is hiding behind mine...hee hee!

I asked her for a glass knob since we grew up with them adorning all the doors in our house.  I also asked her to surprise me with the rest and boy did she ever!
Voila...

Just look at how the glass knob sparkles!
I love how she repurposes the old cards ~ a tribute to my family of four...


And I adore what she put in the beautiful buckle...

How cute is the fleur de lis charm!

Did I ever tell you how I came up with the name for my blog?

cot-tage:  a usually small frame one-family house

I have always lived in houses with small, cozy rooms and have always embraced cottage style, going from country to shabby to my current mix of shabby, french farmhouse.


muse:  a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction

In addition to fitting the definition (blogging and now pinning are definitely dreamy abstractions) my maiden name is Muise.  It is pronounced a bit different, with a softer s but I just thought the similarity was perfect!

Again, thank you Michelle, I just love my new inspiration holder...

Debbie...you will LOVE yours too!

I am sharing today with Kathleen for White Wednesday.

Oh...and by the way...did you know I am having another giveaway?!
Click here to enter!

Thank you for stopping by today!


27 comments:

time worn interiors said...

I adore her inspiration holders! To bad though I think I missed the giveaway! Rats! Hahahaha!
tot

Ms. Redo said...

Love it, just beautiful!

michelle said...

That is so cute and so perfect!
xoxo

Sandi said...

Lucky you Sandi!! It is beautiful and just perfect!!
Blessings~

craftymarta said...

I love her holder and love the idea with the card and buckle too. Do you have family in Texas? I know a couple of Muise's. Love your blog.

Cindy said...

That is the sweetest little creation ever, and made just for you. Soooo pretty!

Cindy

Robin said...

It's beautiful. She did an amazing job.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!! I love her holders and I have been drooling over them for a long time on her blog! I love how she personalized it to go with your blog!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

merci...merci...merci sweet sandi! this made my day and touched my heart! i was so happy to be able to create this special inspiration holder for you and am even happier that you love it so much! happy ww! ;)

Vicki said...

I absolutely love how she was able to add the "Cottage Muse" in the buckle. Darling!

Rachel Pallas said...

So pretty! xo

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Love the story of how you picked out your blog name. Adorable. The picture/card holder is really pretty:) Very talented lady.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

D.E. said...

Lovely post and Etsy shop! DE

Jenny K. said...

Oh wow, Sandi, so purely gorgeous!!! And thank you so much for your sweet message!!!
XO
Cindy

Heaven's Walk said...

Loved hearing how you created your blog name, Sandi! :) And adore that sweet gift from Michelle! Such creativity out there!

xoxo laurie

BECKY said...

Looks like we both ordered inspirations holders from Michelle for our giveaways!! Great minds!! Lucky you to buy one for yourself!! She told me a couple of other ladies had ordered them! I got mine yesterday and it is enchanting. It will be in my French Farmhouse giveaway soon! Hope you'll come and enter!!

Love what she did with yours...too sweet and lovely!

Becky

Susan said...

Oh, how gorgeous!! It is perfect for you Sandi. I love how Michelle personalized it so. And the story of your blog name is wonderful. Thank YOU for providing us with so much to 'muse' over on your beautiful blog all this time. :)
- Susan

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh my goodness, your inspiration holder turned out so pretty! And I love how it is so personal. YAY! Love the Muise connection....

Happy WW,
Judy

oldgreymare said...

I think your holder is just beautiful! The way she incorporated your name into the buckle is pure genius.
Lucky you!
xx
z

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Sandi!

Just dropping in to say "hello!" :) I liked reading about how you came to name your blog...I too have lived in "small cozy places" and this new fixer of ours is no exception. :) Well I hope you're having a great week so far! Take care and ttyl.

Hugs,
Jessie

red.neck chic said...

Oh my goodness.... that is GORGEOUS!!! I love old glass knobs... I can't ever find any though! I was thinking about pulling a knob heist though...

And your blog name? Utter perfection!!!

;-D robelyn

T's Daily Treasures said...

Michelle's doorknob holders are so very pretty. I loved the post where she displayed some of the recent ones she made. Hope you are having a great week. I'm so glad it's the weekend here. Best wishes, Tammy

Ana said...

It's absolutely beautiful Sandi...I love it.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Sandi,

Is my memory going? Or is your header fairly new...or am I thinking of someone else? But I LOVE your header with the hydrangea! They are my favorite flower - and were my bouquet for my wedding. So beautiful. loved your blog name story. Nice when there is meaning.

Your blog post is very inspirational and I enjoyed the visit....lots to see :-)

Big hug
Elizabeth

Sherrie said...

Gorgeous! Love that she made it with a glass handle!

Carole said...

Michelle always does beautiful work. Love the way you came up with the name of your blog.

xx
Carole

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the thought behind your blog name, very unique. The inspiration holder is lovely as are all Michelle's creations.
Hugs,
Patti

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