Friday, March 18, 2011

If I Could Spare No Expense











Source: Interior Alchemy

Source: Carol Hicks-Bolton
Source: Magnolia Pearl
Source: Magnolia Pearl
Source: Gypsy Moon
Source: Sorry I don't remember?!? But it's my favorite pattern of French Enamelware... Garland Of Roses
Source Of All beautiful Mendhi Images: Bing Images





Source of Bora Bora Image: Bing Images

Source: Jeanne Bayol
Source: Atelier des Ours
Source: Romany Soup
Source: Jeanne Bayol
Source: Romany Soup

Source: Marrika Nakk
Source: Marrika Nakk
Source: Marrika Nakk

Source: Marrika Nakk

Source: Marrika Nakk

Source: Marrika Nakk

Source: Marrika Nakk


Source: Marrika Nakk



I don't know about you but there are usually items that I adore that are not within the budget and I know that I cannot get now, or perhaps ever acquire, but it doesn't stop me Dreaming about having them if I could spare no expense.  *Winks*  And so I play a little Game of pretending what I would have if I could spare no expense?  I'll take you on a trip on the canvas of my imagination as I indulge myself in such things as:

Magnificent Chandies and Sconces of all sorts ...  Amazing Bottle creations with huge Crystal Stoppers...  Large porcelain Antique Farmhouse sinks... Luxurious Bedding for every day of the week... Cath Kidston creations (any of it)... Vintage blown glass decorations for every special Holiday filling every room of the house...  Piles of Vintage Millinery Flowers scattered everywhere... Custom Upholstering all of my Furniture with the collections of Vintage Fabrics and Trims I've accumulated over the years... More Bronze Statuaries, especially Art Nouveau Style and Spiritual inspired pieces... Those Gypsy Moon Cuffs that are now discontinued *le sigh*... The entire Garland Of Roses design of Vintage French Kitchen Enamelware... Having a personal Mendhi Artist decorate my body regularly with this beautiful Art Form... Annual trips to Bora Bora... One or more Vintage Gypsy Vardos restored and decorated by the amazing Jeanne Bayol and situated on our Acreage... An entire Wardrobe created in my size by my two current favorite Designers Marrika Nakk and Atelier des Ours... Amazing Water Features scattered about our Gardens with lush plantings around them... Even more fabulous Old Doors with the most exquisite Antique Hardware imaginable.

Well... that's my short list *winks* if I could spare no expense. *LOL*  What would be yours my Friends?  Come, lets Dream and imagine together shall we... and never forget that when you Dream, Dream Big... Because you never know when a Dream will come true... Dawn... The Bohemian

*Images I photographed were taken at MELROSE VINTAGE in Phoenix, Arizona*

7 comments:

  1. I love the big crosses and the cuffs/bracelets!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend

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  2. 'Mornin Dawn:)
    Wow you have really out done yourself this time with loveliness. If money was no object I would buy all of the clothes you showed!!!! I do however have a set of the sconces in the first few pics. I am off to check out the site for the clothes right now to do a little dreaming of my own. Have a great weekend. Hugs to the kids:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  3. Thank you for the virtual shopping trip! Loved it! As a mom to three, one who is only 7 months old, I don't get out and about too much...I'm sure that will change eventually, but for now, I was satisfied by your pictorial!

    I also enjoyed reading yesterday's post about "style". My style has definitely changed over time. The reality of being both parents and "older" (40s ha!) has definitely required some changes. I've never wanted my children to feel like they live in a museum, even if it is a beautiful one!

    Looking forward to reading more of your fascinating posts!

    Valerie

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  4. Ms. B. I am so sorry I was so rude to leave a comment about the stuff being so rough. I do get it, but at the same time, I don't get it. I understand Shabby chick and I understand time worn elegance, faded fabrics, worn rugs and by gone wear and tear. One of my favorite lines from a movie was in Hush, Hush Sweet Charolate. When Jewel Mahuew said." all she had left in life was ruined finery". But so often with that shabby look people do not add the chic. To me that's what makes it work. If you have a little decay it needs a little wonderful to balance it off. I have worked hard all my life to do what most people would say."made it." I have no money. I was forced to go into kinda early retirement and I strugle every day to pay all the bills and keep up. I may wear the same shirt evry day, but I want my home to reflect, that it is a home of some one who has done well. I grew up on a farm and we had little houses for the workers. Left over furniture and feed sack curtains. It was probably really nice for those who were used to less as they traveled around from farm to farm doing the work. I guess I always wanted to live in the "big house!". Sissy leaves me fur balls, up chucks, tear drops and rose buds all the time. I would just as soon have them on a good rug as any thing else. After all, they are her things as well as mine. She sleeps with me and I use the old antique sheets. If they get destoryed, so be it.Is is allowed anywhere she wants. I should not tell this, but sometimes on the kitchen table. I have to say you are an amazing lady. To take in all those kids and to love them and give them a good life. And the animals as well. I just hope I haven't said anything too harsh, as I would never want to hurt a beautiful soul like yours. Thanks for being my blog friend. I will try and do better. RC and S

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  5. Dear, Dear Richard, no apology necessary at all... I was not the least bit offended, it was an excellent question that I enjoyed being introspective about and answering as truthfully as I could after contemplating an possible answer. I have always had a fascination with the DILAPIDATED... even some RUINS and items that probably made everyone wonder "Why?"! *winks* My folks always said I was a Champion for "Lost Causes" and they could be right given my track record and History. *Smiles* I see it as obviously something in me that can surely be expressed in a decorating style and attraction to some odd stuff too! *LOL, OBVIOUSLY!!!* You don't have to do better my Friend, you are absolutely perfect and wonderful just as you are!!! I always feel the love from all my Friends in the Land Of Blog, you are all the salt of the Earth! A big Bohemian Hug RC... and a smooch for Sissy... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  6. I have those sconces...and I got them for half that price on ebay! You can too!

    xoxoxoxoxo

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  7. I have very similar sconces as well. Also found on ebay. Here's a link to some nice ones Dawn.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/LARGE-PAIR-FRENCH-BRONZE-GLASS-NET-WALL-SCONCES-/110661995153?pt=Architectural_Garden&hash=item19c3f80a91

    As for what I would collect if money were really no object? Faberge eggs...well pretty much anything Faberge *winks* Vanna

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