Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Friendship Owls...

    I think one great element of interior design is having things in your home that remind you of your loved ones. I love using items in my decorating that remind me of my friends and family here in NC, & back in Michigan. This week, while in an antique store I found a pair of owls that reminded me of one of my bestfriend, & right away I was like, "they're friendship owls!!" All my husband could do was laugh, and shake his head. I can't help that my brain thinks like that. Don't Judge. Anyways, I bought them, & decided to personalize them before giving her one of the "friendship owls" that we could both have in our homes to remind us of eachother...

Friendship owls before....


Friendship owls After...






This weekend we are going home to MICHIGAN!! I am so excited because we have not been home since August 2010, so I have been getting so excited to see family & friends. I love to have things around my house that remind me of friends and family while I'm missing them here in NC. Here are just a few more items around my house that remind me of all the wonderful people in my life...




Hydrangeas always remind me of my grandma.. They are my favorite flower & some of them in my house were given to me by her.


This tree decal was given to me by my wonderful sister-in-law. I am glad that I found a way to show it off for me to always think about her.


I painted this coffee cup with one of my best friends, Jess, at a pottery place when she came to visit me here in NC.. Always makes me think of the fun times we had on her visit.


Hope you loved seeing a few things in my house that remind me of friends and family. Do you have things around your house that remind you of your friends and family? Go to Liz Marie Blog's Facebook Page to share photos of your items that remind you of your loved ones & your DIY projects you are working on this week & show them off! Hope you all are having a great week!

xx



41 comments:

  1. Yep, ditto here! Gotta love those momentos. I'm looking at the hydrangeas I got for Val Day because my mother grows them prolifically!

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  2. i love owls, too! i think the idea of a friendship owl is fantasic! i always pick themup when i see then at thrift stores and paint them white, too!

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  3. Loved your blog today about things that remind you for your home family and friends. That is so cool. I love that idea. And the owls are darling what a great idea! Blessings

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  4. Blog hopping today and am your newest follower. I hope that 1 of my blogs interests you too.

    http://tawnasplan.blogspot.com
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    I also do a weekend blog hop, you can link up on tawnasplan.blogspot.com open every Friday-Sunday!
    Thanks
    Tawna

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  5. Here from the bloghop.
    I follow you on GFC. I'd love for you to follow me back
    Tiffany
    http://tiffspixiedust.blogspot.com
    Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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  6. I hopped over from Sassy Blog hop. I love your style. The colors and earthiness is something I love in a home. I'm your newest follower. Hop over and visit me if you'd like. :) Great blog you have here! Will be visiting often.

    Liz~ sageandcocoa.blogspot.com

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  7. You have such a great eye for composition, love the arrangement you put together on coffee table! I have an endless list of things from both my husband's family & mine that are sprinkled throughout our home..love it.

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  8. I'm from the blog hop and I'm glad I stopped by. Your blog is lovely!

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  9. HI there, I love your post. I am your newest follower. I am also from Michigan :) GR to be exact! Come on by my blog and say hello love to have you join me as well.

    Take care. I hope your trip to Michigan is a blast.
    Deb
    http://dejarenew.blogspot.com

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  10. Love these owls!
    I'm a new follower, came here from the blog hop.
    Have fun in Michigan!
    Tal

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  11. I love this Liz!! Funny that Im just readin this...Im in the process of moving and redecorating my home. I picked up a figurine today that says "Love Lives Here" and it has a little Birdie on it..i got it because it reminded me of my daughter who i call Birdie :)

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  12. new follower from the hop! Come see me! www.haydencouponmom.blogspot.com

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  13. Cute owls...I have one that I picked up at a thrift store just waiting to be spray painted! Cute, cute :)

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  14. I love them! I am a new follower and I am so glad that I found your blog! It is gorgeous :)

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  15. I just stumbled onto your blog and find this post hilarious because I also have two friendship owls. My boyfriend and I love to thrift together so on one of our shopping days when I saw two ceramic owls (one big and one a little smaller) I just knew we had to have them. He laughed at me but went along so we each have one. You are just beautiful by the way!

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  16. I like what you did to the owls!

    Finally (actually) following you! The last time I was here I guess I forgot to. Anyhow, love your blog.

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  17. I love Michigan! Best neighbors I ever had.

    Pamela
    Mt Pleasant Michigan

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  18. Love the owls :)
    New follower from blog hop !!!

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  19. Hi! I'm visiting from the Creative Girls blog hop! The picture you posted as your thumbnail caught my eye...I'm very ready for spring and birds and green....I love what you did with the owls! I a now following. Please stop by and help me celebrate my first "blogiverasary" next week complete with giveaways and some printables! Enjoy your trip "home"!

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  20. I here from the hop. You have a very lovely home. I like your style you should help me decorate mine. ^_^

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  21. the friendship owls are so cute, and SO much better white! i am looking for something like this to put atop some books. hope i can find something just as cute!

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  22. Love the window & decal! Nice blog - I'm a new follower from the Creative Girl Blog Hop.
    Jo-Anna

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  23. I totally think the same as you! I love this idea, what a sweet and adorable way to decorate your home and also think about a dear friend. Plus I LOVE anything with birds/owls. I'm going to keep my eye out for some friendship birds :)

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  24. Those owls are so cute and look way better painted!

    Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered: http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2011/02/dove-chocolate-discoveries-giveaway.html

    ~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY

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  25. oooh ... the owls are BEAUTIFUL!
    I also tend to paint everything white (blush)...
    oh oh oh .. and your zebra mug with a green handle .. it's to die for!

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  26. Cuh-yute owls! Love them. And your house is so beautiful, I love what you showed. Also I like what you did with your vintage keys, what a good idea and they look so much better now! {Stopping by from the girl creative blog hop}

    jjreynoldsfamily.blopspot.com

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  27. Hello,
    I am your newest follower :)
    Please stop by and say hello Areyouamom.com
    Follow me to please :)
    Thanks and Have a great day!
    Maureen

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  28. Stopping by from Frugal Friday at Shabby Nest. I L.O.V.E. those owls. SOOOO cute! And your house is adorable.

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  29. New follower via GFC via Just Married! What a beautiful blog :)

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  30. I LOVE the owls and the aqua dresser! I found you through Just Married, and I'm happy to be your newest follower!

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  31. New follower on GFC from Sat. Stalk Remix Blog Hop. Love your blog! hope you have a chance to stop by my blog!

    Cecelia @ moneysavvymama.blogspot.com

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  32. hey there pretty! so this random. but my lover comes home in less than 30 days and i wanted to show my 2 year old homecoming vids on youtube so he could see that daddy WILL come home. i stumbled across urs and just fell in love with ur cute self.

    then i came to ur blog and realized that we're both stationed in NC. funny! i'm actually in dallas texas right now with family but i'll be back this summer.

    anyway. i prolly sound mega weird and creepy. but i just wanted to say hi to a fellow semper fi wife :)

    jessica
    www.lowefamilynews.com

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  33. I clicked on your link at Shabby Nest because your owl reminded me so much of my grandma. Have a great day!

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  34. Love your house, you have great style!
    www.dashing-home.blogspot.com

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  36. I absolutely LOVE that dresser. Did you paint it yourself? If so, will you share the name of the paint color?

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  37. My mother in law collected everything 'owls'...she would just LOVE what you did with your pair of feathered friends.

    I do too.

    My Flaunt It link: A Beautiful Girl

    Do stop by if you get a chance to visit. Happy Happy Rango Weekend.

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  38. Oh Liz I'm having a fascination with owls right now! Not because it seems to be in but honestly because I just saw the Guardians Of Gahoul last week and was just taken with their beauty. However... don't ask me how I feel when they are purched on my roof top hoo'ing all night keeping me awake! lol.
    I would be delighted if you would link this up to my VIP party today :) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/guess-what-were-back-online-for-weekly.html

    Sommer @ Designer Garden

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  39. I LOVE THOSE OWLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :-D

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  40. I love your blog! I am your newest follower from the Wednesday Blog Hop. I would appreciate if you followed me too @ http://milliemorganmedia.blogspot.com

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