Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Winning Treasury Challenge #145

Some words from Lehns...

What a wild ride and what fun this week! I want to thank each and every participant on this team for their creative minds and awesome curating skills. That old building was the center of many themes: a barn, a diving platform, a murder setting, a metaphor for aging, a roof top, a romantic memory, a tryst, an industrial icon, a haunting and a derelict from the infamous cow rebellion, just to name a few. I loved them all and every one of them is a winner in my heart ( and yes, I did hide my favorites list from you to add to the suspense). But alas I had to make choices which is a tormenting chore – in fact, I think I said “I’m sorry” to the computer every time I whittled down the list.

I finally got it down to the top 5, pretty much by category, actually, so I have 4 runner ups to share later on but it was the rustic beauty of Shelley’s (PeacockWhatYouLove) that won me over. The color palette is amazing as is the overall blending of soft & feminine, rustic & industrial and earthy & chic. Very complex and difficult, in my opinion, to do - combining such a wide variety of items. Girl, your birthday stars and planets are aligned - congratulations on this beauty!

'i was planning to tell a story,' by PeacockWhatYouLove

Old Peeling Architectural Rustic Industrial Shop Front with Lamp Hwy 74 NC 5 x 7 photo male gift idea, decaying urban, historical, past time - Lehns
Mini dress with hand made print . - VoodooLovesick
Distressed Birdcage - wedding centerpiece or card holder - HCMemories
Animal Photography 5x5 Print, Curious Cat, Yellow Orange, Backyard, Vintage Home Decor - NinaRiverPhotography
Vintage Dough Bowl, Bread Bowl, Wooden Bowl - bonnbonn
CIJ Sale Spring on the Prairie, 8"x10" Barn Photograph. Affordable Fine Art Print. - Briole
Golden leaves pendant from polymer clay - tribal Boho jewelry, gift ideas for her, Mexico, hippy, ethnic - made to order - Rozibuz
Reclaimed Wood Bench w/ sliding basket drawer and Hairpin legs (36"L x 11.5"h x 18" h and 1.65" Standard Top) Ships Fast - UrbanWoodGoods
Handmade shaggy curly wool felt pillow in natural white - modernfiberlab
Beautiful Walnut Cutting Board Rustic Serving Tray Live Edge Footed Platte - grayworksdesign
Painted Cottage Chic Shabby Aqua Romantic Armoire AM239 - paintedcottages
ODDS and ENDS Set of 10 Soap Sampler for the Natural Soap Lover Handmade Cold Press Vegan Lather - Ensoaps
Aida's Farm Dress - CaptainCat
Vintage Tin and Buttons - hilltopcottage
THE NATURE COLLECTION, macro photography, morel, mushroom, close-up, kitchen, rust, brown, gold, colorful, vibrant, rustic - EmulsionProjekt
Personalized Rustic Chest of Drawers, Truly Unique Super Big Size - OurWeddingInvites
Congrats to PeacockWhatYouLove!  She'll be choosing the Inspiration Item for Challenge #146. She'll also be judging it. Check the team discussion page for a "Laying Odds" thread to make suggestions / predictions on the Inspiration Item. We only have today to help them choose their item, so please be sure to pop in.

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