Friday, August 19

a 'bits and bobs' wall...


upon returning from my summer travels i made a 'bits and bobs' wall... i did not set out to make one, however that is what sometimes happens. i like 'bits' and i like 'bobs' so i am thinking this wall suits me perfectly.

one lovely little thing stuck on the wall is joined by another and before you know it a whole collection of inspiring 'bits and bobs' have come together to make one big 'bits and bobbies' bit of grandness.

i have seen some simply spiffy wallpapers which feature collections and i feel my 'bits and bobs' wall has a similar feel to it.

*i like that it can be changed around at whim,
*i like that certain bits and certain bobs mean certain things to me,
*i like that it fits so peachily in my sewing alcove above Miss Ethel,
and best of all
*i like that it inspires me to be creative


she is wishing you a creatively inspiring weekend and thanking you most kindly for the lovely comments of late and the wonderful emails in her inbox ~ Tif

59 comments:

Chrissie en Heidi said...

A perfect and wonderfull wall!! Thanx for inspiration!

Happy weekend!
Heidi

Rachelle Blondel said...

looks even more lovely than your description Tiff....a fine 7 dandy wall indeed bernina x

Mevr. Snoeshaan said...

That is so lovely!
It is so much more inspiring to make your own wallcovering than to put a wallpaper of someone elses collection on your wall.

Thank you for the inspiration!

Pomona said...

It reminds me of Princess Bunchy's bedroom walls - covered with so many bits and bobs that she has reached the door, and only the ceiling is empty, mainly because she can't reach it!

Pomona x

The Beetle Shack said...

you've got such a way with bits and bobs!

xo em

babygalah said...

Oh, I do love your 'bits and bobs" wall......you have definitely inspired me ! At 5.58 am no less.
Happy weekend x

SarahB said...

Oooh, I love it!! I have a big pinboard in my sewing room that I have covered in my bots and bobs....

Have a lovely weekend!!

S x

Annarack said...

This has totally inspired me....your wall is beautiful and your blog is too. Please follow me too if you like: http://annarack.blogspot.com/

Stina Ballerina said...

So inspiring! I love it :-)

Annarack said...

This has totally inspired me. Your wall looks beautiful and so is your blog. Please follow me if you like....http://annarack.blogspot.com/

Bozena Wojtaszek said...

I used to have my "bits and bobs" wall, it's a great thing :)

silly old suitcase said...

I loooove your bits and bobs wall!
And it's just so nice you can switch some bits or bobs for another bit or another bob.
I'm just thinking; wouldn't it be nice to set up a kind of international 'create your bits and
bobs wall and show it on your blog to Tif' kind of thing?...oh my, i'm probably a bit overreacting on your wall...i really need to calm down when i'm visiting your blog!

;-)

x

Francesca said...

i don't think you've used the words bits and bobs enough in this post. can you say them again please?
another thing - do you like bits better than bobs or bobs better than bits? i like bobs. i also like bob's bits but that's another story. x

p.s. i'm not drunk.

Jacquie said...

Hi Tif, love you bits and bobs wall .The little shelves are just perfect for this project too. Isn't it great when things just happen without any plan...turned out amazing :0)
Jacquie x

Knoopjes said...

That's truly a 'wonderwall'!
Love it!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxox

Peony and Thistle said...

I love your bits and bobs wall! I always loved doing this kind of thing when I was young - you've just reminded me how much fun it is and how inspiring! Thanks!

skyblupink said...

Your bits and bobs wall is perfectly peachy! I'd love one!

Debby said...

Very cute. That would make good wallpaper.
Never thought they made paper like that.....great idea.

- Laura said...

I am enjoying your blog so much!!

I think your inspiration wall is fabulous!! It creates such a sweet mood! It must be a treat to sit down and be looking upon such special items!! :)

dottie angel said...

my bits and bobs are positively beaming with your kind comments!

fran, you are quite right, upon reflection i am a little disappointed with my lack of saying 'bits and bobs', i see now i must try better ;)
i now have a visual of bobs bits which i could have done without...

silly old suitcase, how wonderfully fabby would that bit, everyone making their own little bits and bobs interactive wallpaper corner with all the bits and bobs which have meaning to them. this is not madness but sheer brilliance. for i am quite sure as children we all loved to stick stuff on the wall. i shall ponder this thought, thank you kindly my dear

have a peachy weekend playing with 'bits and bobs' or 'bobs and bits' but not 'bobs bits' my friends :)

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Tif I see a POSTCARD in your 'bits & bobs' wall for sure....You must have had a BALL putting this together....!

Have a GREAT weekend Lovey....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

by Teresa said...

Hi Tif, hope you do ok with the kids heading off. I'm dealing with my daughter moving 2000 miles away and taking my two beloved granddaughters away from me... wah.. I just got back from camping and put loads of lake photos up on my blog, I do hope you pop over to see. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

naughtyshorts! said...

Hi miss Dotti Angel. I have only doscovered you recently - while you were away actually - and I have fallen in love with you and your mossy shed. Your bits and bobs wall is delicious! I tried a bits and bobs wall above my bed -thinking that it would be safe from my small person - but i was wrong an the wall is no longer... But soon I will find a space that she can not reach and i will have another go. THanks so much for all of the inspiration. I habe pre-ordered your book and I am so excited to get it. Love bec xoxox

vesna said...

Perfectly beautiful!!

wood & wool stool said...

LIKE! your b&b will keep you from working :) take care x

T's Daily Treasures said...

I LOVE THIS WALL! Coming from someone who does not have a bit of wallspace left to hang a thing (where there's a will there's a way), your bits and bobs wall is absolutely fantastic. I think I'll go find a blank space for something now. Happy weekend wishes to you, Tammy

allie 'peachy' jane said...

wow what a clever way to use creativitiy I wouldnt mind doing something like that but of course I wouldnt know were to start!!! but what a perect work space!!

Meertje said...

I Love it!Thanks!

mrs cheese said...

I love bits and bobs just as much as I love knicks and knacks.
Thank you for the inspiration
x

found and sewn said...

Love your 'bits and bobs' wall, looks so inspiring!!

iHanna said...

Your bits and bobs are so cute and come together well on a wall, especially a white wall. Thanks for sharing Tif!

acornmoon said...

Your bits and bobs wall has brought a little sunshine to my day!

ColinTheComputer said...

Hi! Long time no comment, but my master thought I ought to let you know that your bits and bobs wall is "Found Art", of whom a well-known exponent is Peter Blake. Recent exhibition at the Holburne Museum in Bath. I said that using such highfaluting terms would put you off being you, but my master assured me that you would like to know that your wall will be worth a fortune one day. What the hell, say I. It's lovely, 'cos it's you.
All the best,
Colin the Computer xxx

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

What a fantastic wall :o)

I especially love Mr Squirrel holding up his peachy balloon, and your little bluebird flying about.

Have a fantastic weekend Tif.
xx

Gwendolyn said...

What a wonderful idea. Love the wall of things you love.
Blessings~

Carol said...

Wonderful bits and bobs wall, hope you have a lovely weekend too.
Carol xx

Merylu said...

Hello! I just discovered your blog and I really love it! This is a place full of inspiration and beautiful things!
I love your wall, it's simply gorgeous.
Have a great weekend :)
Maria

noknittedknickers said...

When I was little I LOVED sticking cards and stuff on the wall. Your wall is such a visual feast. Fabtastic! Cx

Pom Pom said...

I have a metal wall behind my desk at school. I am going to start bitting and bobbing it up!

Heidi Reszies Lewis said...

Oh, ye lovely bits and bobs!

mahaila said...

I love your bits and bobs wall. I am so envious! my wall is just full of photos. love it!

Elisa / MollyMorpheus said...

So sweet!

funkymama said...

I love your bits and bobs wall...you're giving me a idea!!! Well not quite like that but something like that!!!

julie said...

your "bits & bobs" wall is just gorgeous...so many beautiful treasures, i just want to sit at your little desk with a nice cup of tea!! (i also love your previous little postcard posts from your travels) - thanks for sharing your gorgeous world..xxx

cathyb said...

Hey there Dottie - love your work, am purchasing your latest book and love to read your stories.

Listen the week of September 5th I have been asked to be a guest curator on Jenny Doh's site Crescendoh.. I wanted to provide a link to your blog as one of my favorites and I wanted to check if that was okay with you. Let me know okay
Cathy

Regina said...

I love your 'bits and bob' wall! I haven't had a wall that fun in I don't know how many years!!

Oh Tickety Boo said...

To Dottie,
How very inspiring, I love your peachy bits and bobs wall (and your peachily peachy blog). Do you use blu tac to stick up the bits and bobs?
Love Emily

Paula said...

Love it, especially on the white wall. Jealous of the Amsterdam excursion.
xop

KayleighAnn said...

That wall is FULL of inspiration! Its wonderful. Even had to pin the image to my pinterest to keep you inspiring idea at hand. Hope you dont mind!

KayleighAnn

Eliz. K said...

I love it!

Cassy said...

That makes your wall so beautiful.

Cass from Learn Bass Guitar Online

Wilhelmine said...

Thanks to your lovely blogg and inspiration I visit The Vintage heaven on Columbia Road when I was in London last weekend. I just loved the Columbia road, I would like to live there. I just love London and all the sweetest things, and the lovely cafe`s...afternoon tea and clotted cream...have a nice week, from Wilhelmines blogg in Norway;))

LucĂ­a said...

It almost looks like a travel shrine, I love it!! You made my day with this pics :D

muumun said...

it is so lovely. Does it take long time? I just wish to have this wall at my home. Really really lovely....

Zee said...

I could spend several minutes looking at your bits and bobs, because they are so fun! Great inspiration for sure!

dottie angel said...

cathyb and kayleighann, thank you kindly for linking to me :)

wilhelmine, so happy to hear you went there, isn't it just the peachiest bit of london. hurrah hooray!

muumun, it took me a couple of days of pottling around, doing bits and bobs here and there :)

oh tickity boo, i used sticky tape on the back and also japanese tape on the front :)

dottie angel said...

found art wall makes me most happy, thank you Colin the computer!

thank you all my dearies for liking my bits and bobs... delighted you may be inspired to do a bit of 'bits and bobbing' yourselves upon some lonely little wall :)

Kwilt Noob said...

Love the bits as well as the bobs. I just found your darling blog and will plan to be back lots!
I just now decided that when I have grandchildren they must call me Dottie! (I hope you don't mind!)

dottie angel said...

ha! that i so funny, yes a granny named dottie would be perfect me thinks...
"granny dottie", may just have to do the same!