Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bringing the Outside In

After I posted the dragonfly pictures and video yesterday, I started thinking about how we incorporate elements of nature into interior design and decor, jewelry, and all sorts of accessories, both for our homes and for our wardrobes.  And as I wandered around my house, I realized that my love of dragonflies extends far beyond my picture taking.

These are the pulls in my master bathroom.  I bought them 4 years ago at Lowes to dress up the all white vanity.   I never noticed it before, but their shadow casts a golden glow behind them when the sun hits them during the day, so pretty!

I love how designers will take something in nature and create a beautiful item for us to adorn ourselves or our homes with...

Like these earrings which I've had for years.  I wore them yesterday without even thinking about it since they are a favorite of mine.

Or this carved rock that sits on my back patio.  My in-laws gave it to me a few years ago, and I love the color and the dragonfly motif!

Apparently this little dragonfly sensed my love of his or her brethren...maybe it was the earrings?!

I even have dragonfly notecards.  This lovely set from Papyrus was a gift from my daughter.  I love how the gold foil accents the details of the dragonfly!

I'm also happy Jo, that you saw the post yesterday, but I'm sorry I made you cry! :-(  Please send me an email if you get the chance, I have a little something I would like to send you.

In other BIG news, be sure to pop by Karen from This Old House 2's blog for her Dog Days Bid & Bark Sale!

She has some great items for sale to try and raise money for a local Shelter Dogs & Puppies Adoption Event to be held in August!  You know how dogs are very near and dear to my heart, so I've donated one of my framed floral prints!

To purchase this print (which is framed in a distressed shabby chic frame and features one of my 8 x 10 white pitcher prints, the overall frame size is 17 1/2 wide by 15 1/2 tall), and to see all of the other great items up for sale, click HERE


  1. I love dragonflies but never see any in my neck of the woods! Now, I'm skipping over to Karen's for this great event!

  2. Those notecards are so lovely... I would never want to part with them!


  3. I love dragonflies. We do see them around here on occasion, but they must be lost! I have several items around my yard with a dragonfly...they seem to pull me in along with hummingbirds!

    Hope all is well with you. Life has taken me away from blogging a bit, but I'm trying to get back to it.

  4. The notecards really caught my eye, too! Very pretty! And I saw your beautiful print at This Old sweet of you! ♥

  5. I love all things dragonfly! If I were to name my home I think it would be "Dragonfly Cottage" . . . hmmm cute blog name too!

  6. Dragonflys are one of my most favorite creatures! I never fail to smile and get a rush of pleasure when I find them buzzing around. I think I have happy childhood memories on the dock at our lake with the dragonflies all around. Thank you for the beautiful photos on yesterday's post too! Linda

  7. Dragon flies are so magical - love the earrings and the garden rock!

    Happy Fourth!


  8. My God, these are just gorgeous. The amount of detail in those dragonfly photos! And I love the notecards :)

    Wow, thanks for giving me new appreciation for dragenflies!

    This Good Life

  9. I adore dragonflies too, my dragonfly Tiffany lamp is a cherished possession.

    I knew you were a kindred spirit!


  10. I have a jeweled butterfly flying in my window every day.

  11. Kelly J/Hunters HillJune 30, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    Well I just adore those notecards! We quit mowing a large field at our house that stretchs down to the creek. We discovered that the dragonflies really love this overgrown, grassy area ... all the more reason to quit mowing!
    There is just something magical about dragonflies ....

  12. Love your dragonfly photos and the note cards. I'm sad to say I've only seen one this summer...probably because it's been so dry and we have no pond, etc. near us.
    Thanks for sharing them .

  13. Oh Kat that is the coolest shot of that dragonfly lighting right on your sandal! Those notecards would be hard to part with, they are so gorgeous. And your flower print donation is so pretty all framed up and for such a perfect cause too! xo ~Lili


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