Thursday, February 24, 2011

Where I Go When I Need A Dose Of Happy!

Is there anyone out there that doesn't know about Absolutely Beautiful Things, the blog written by Australian designer Anna Spiro?


When I am looking for a big dose of happy inspiration, this is one of the first spots I visit.


This week Anna posted a photo of her grandmother Ellie, who had stopped by the shop Black & Spiro. Look how chic she is; I want to dress like this when I'm a grandmother. Heck, I wouldn't mind wearing a dress like this now!


It is always a pleasure to see what is being displayed in the shop window...


...and her beautiful and simple flowers. Just pure loveliness.

Thanks for the inspiration Anna!

22 comments :

  1. Janell I stumbled across her blog a while ago and didn't add it to my dashboard... Thank you so much for mentioning her today! She is absolutely an inspiration!!!

    And her grandmother IS so cute in that dress! What a doll! I'm headed over to her blog now!

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  2. Nice referral - I need a bit of inspiration sometimes and 'absolutely beautiful things' is a visual treat - great colors and content - thanks for sharing!

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  3. Her blog was one of the first ones I started to follow. She is such a creative designer, and I always find something inspirational there! Enjoy your snow today!

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  4. love that! I have to point you somewhere that makes me happy...a local designer where I live that I'm pretty much obsessed with. Her stuff screams happy to me. I think you will fall in love! http://maymebakerstudio.com/

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  5. Logan, wow! I just hopped over and LOVE her art, will be adding this to my blog roll! Thanks for the introduction, Janell

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  6. I love this blog and it is such cheerful eye candy! And isn't her grandma just so adorable in that dress? I just want to hug her! :)

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  7. Janell, she doesn't blog a ton, but I always poke around her website when I need some new ideas. Her stuff is fabulous...is it crazy for one decorator to want to hire another?! I'd love to just soak up some of her brain function....Her store in town is pure eye candy too. I could amost give up chocolate to fill my house with all those visual treats!

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  8. Look how adorable she is!!!
    I'm on my way to see the beautiful site!
    Have a great Thursday!
    Kristin

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  9. Look how adorable she is!!!
    I'm on my way to see the beautiful site!
    Have a great Thursday!
    Kristin

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  10. Look how adorable she is!!!
    I'm on my way to see the beautiful site!
    Have a great Thursday!
    Kristin

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  11. Good to know..where the pros go! Thanks for passing her talents along to us. Enjoy your day!
    Maureen

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  12. Oooh I'm excited to check out this blog! Thanks for the recommendation Janell!

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  13. I love visiting and commenting on that blog, I guess all of us do, after all we all love absolutely beautiful things:)

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  14. How great does her grandmother look?! I would love a dress like that, too! That store looks like a great place to shop - I could probably spend a lot of time there. :)

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  15. I love to visit her blog for inspiration. I blogged about that fabric she's got in the window a while ago and I love seeing it actually in use! My husband is from Brisbane and I've already told him he needs to take me to her shop when we are there at the end of the year (I am too scared to drive myself over there!)

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  16. * J~ I enjoy that site already, but seeing cutie-pie Grama brought a big smile to my face~~~ (and I sure miss MY Gram!!!)...

    SENT YOU AN E re those DR chairs, but it didn't go thru... plz send me an e-mail so I can "reply" with the info, ok???

    Warmest to all,

    Linda
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  17. Oh yes, I love her! She was one of my original blog friends from way back in the day! Love her blog!

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  18. love her blog.
    i love that orAnge dress!
    Spring is here!

    Get your Happy in!!!

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  19. Thank you for the lovely post. Such a surprise.

    Kind regards,

    Anna

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  20. I love the fabric that is hanging behind the flowers in the window. So clever!

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  21. I am so with you on Anna's blog. Her desing aesthetic is exactly what I love. A dose of Fresh spring colors with a good dose of black and white thrown in for good measure and the blue and white porcelain are always a staple in her designs.Love that!! KS

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