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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sister Style






My sister talked me into buying these sets of music from an Antique Store.
The cover fronts were in perfect condition, and she informed me they would look perfect framed and 
up on my wall.

It's beyond me how she has an eye for what doesn't even exist yet.
She can design a room, decorate, pick out fabric for a project- all before I even know what it is we're working on.
(Remember The Desk?)

I do NOT have a gift in the Design/Decorator/Craft area.
At all.
Guess that's why she's MY sister:)

The other day she called me up and asked me to save all my tin cans for her.
After I gave her a bag, she sent me this photo:

She painted the cans, drilled holes, strung them on a set of lights~and her house 
looks like a Gingerbread Home.
She is constantly re-finishing, re-doing, re-creating, planning, scheming.....
she just has so many ideas!


Sung with Success by Monte Austin~
Crafted in Style by My Sister.
:)

33 comments:

texwisgirl said...

For some reason I can't see her tin can lights, but the framed music is pretty darn brilliant! I see "the good eye" definitely runs in the family - for her it may be home decor; for you definitely in photos! :)

Carmi said...

"It's beyond me how she has an eye for what doesn't even exist yet."

Some folks are born with the gift of artistic vision. Others? Well, I'm still struggling with stick figures, so I'm out :)

I could hang out on that porch, writing and chatting, for time immemorial. She's definitely otherworldly in her ability to make it real. Then again, so are you! Clearly some historically great upbringing in your family.

Canyon Girl said...

I love the framed music. My chiropractor has framed record covers from the 1960s and '70s on his wall. Too cool, I think I want to copy that idea. You are so lucky to have a sister with an eye for design.--Inger

Lynne H. said...

I love the framed art work.. I have no sisters, but do have a brother (and my daughter) that have that creative eye...

tell Sis, I LOVE the lights..love, love em!!!

Cat said...

OMG her house is gorgeous!
def a creative eye...nice to have that around!
love the prints and so love what she did with the desk..
would love to se a pics of your home too Dawn, from what i have seen you have your own flare!

love and light

Rick said...

I admire people who have the ability to see things that aren't yet - and can make them reality ! Amazingly creative. And you're no slouch in the creativity department yourself, Dawn - your photos and posts are great evidence of that !

floweringmama said...

Um - why on earth would you say you don't have your sister's ability? Your blogs are more than creative! Your pictures, the thought processes behind your words -- you are most definitely creative!

Farm Girl said...

That is amazing, I am not like that either and the music looks wonderful framed. So does her porch. I wish I could be that way. So glad you shared.

our little love nest said...

Personally, I think that she is pretty dang amazing!!! You are blessed to have her so close to you. xo

Jimmy said...

The framed music looks so good, I am impressed with how well it looks, the tin cans are pretty impressive too.

Aimee said...

She definitely has a gift. My mom is like it...it's amazing!

Deb said...

lucy you to have such a talented sister...what a cool idea with the cans....

fourwilkies said...

I spent a couple hours on Monday sorting through old sheet music and have a foot-tall stack weeded out to go to recycling. How I have to rethink this! Love the barn dance one.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your sister was right! they do look fabulous framed and hanging on your wall! And the tin can lights are a great idea! What an amazing sister you have!

nicole said...

that is a crafty sister...her house is so charming too! I love the song books framed.

Nicole Austin said...

those are great framed and hung on the wall! i know what you mean, i have no eye for stuff like that or for decorating/room arranging. i get all that from my stepdaughter! she just helped me rearrange the living room and it finally feels like home (we've been here 7 years!).

Lynette said...

Yup, the Lord gives us all different giftings...yours are in the writing dept...you know that, don't you?

Liesl said...

Those framed pictures are brilliant! I also can't decorate for the life of me,my is always looks like a tackroom or veterinary store! Your sister's house is picture book perfect.

Jayne said...

I am always amazed by people who have this gift too. Me? Uh, not one of them either sad to say.

Joe said...

Love the tin can light idea :). My wife is like your sister. She is always coming up with ideas similiar to the can lights idea.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Some people just have that creative flair. Love the tin cans strung with lights. I would love to get into their heads and see how all these wonderful ideas develop.

Nancy said...

The artwork is so cute on those songbooks. What a great find! I think I'm like your sister in that I can see things and think about what I can do with them... it's a gift. Haha!

PS -- I really like your new profile photo. Very pretty. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Love the songbooks. Your sister has a good eye.

varunner said...

Wow, your sister is so creative!

Out on the prairie said...

The pictures are excellent.The first brought back when I took Square dance lessons.All are nice and wish I had her closer to me, I could use a magic touch around here sometimes.

Allison said...

Very artsy..I like this. And that desk!!! Good grief..who has talent like that? One of my friends here is constantly sanding down old furniature and making beautiful pieces. I'm always just a tiny bit jealous of how good they turn out!! :D

What a pretty house your sister has, too.

Gerreke said...

Hai Dawn,
do you have a new picture from yourself on you blog??? Nice, very nice!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

How creative is your lovely sister. Dawn, I really like your new profile picture. You are a beautiful lady!
Have a happy happy day xxxx

Beth said...

Too cool! The framed art looks great, and those lights are so simple and cheery!

Heidi said...

What a crafty sister you have. Love the framed art work and the lights are so pretty!

darlin said...

I love your sisters home, it's a true home which emits beauty and warmth. I enlarged the photo to take a better look at what she did with the tin cans, that's brilliant!

I went back to take a look at the desk, more brilliance and the pictures are awesome! What a blessing to have a sister who is so gifted and talented, this must run in the family. You're say so much through your photos, there's so many of them that don't need a caption as they speak volumes. Even with your word choice you connect everything like it's nothing.

Have a fantastic day/evening. I'm going out to shovel for the 3rd time today... yuck!

Hope said...

cool sister! what great ideas!
thanks for sharing!

Country Mouse Studio said...

the framed music looks wonderful and so do the lights, some people just have a gift for that and she's lucky to have a sister who appreciates it