Sunday, November 3, 2013


A few weeks ago, I read  Cottleston Pie  where Bobbie included a link to a TED Talk on gratitude.

In his beautiful display of time lapse photography, Louie Schwartzberg, discussed the meaning of the words "OH, MY!"

The OH, means that something grabbed our attention and the MY means it connects to something inside us.

He also said that 80% of the information we receive comes to us from our eyes which explains why my favorite blogs have lots of pictures.

These are just a few of my "OH, MYs!" over the last few weeks.

Art@ Home

A brick wall provides the perfect background for fall flowers.

Junk Chic Cottage

The entire wall evoked an "OH, MY!", but the curtain rod with hanging baskets is #1 on my list of ideas for my creative space.

...Cabin & Cottage

 Jacqueline's displays ALWAYS evoke an "OH MY!" from me.

My Salvaged Treasures

I literally uttered the words, "OH, MY!" when I saw these cute hangers that Betsy whipped up.

Must Love Junk

The old bucket on the scale, the clock face and the vintage dresser definitely rated an "OH, MY!"

Aiken House & Garden

OH, MY! . . . the red and white quilt . . . the day bed . . . the built in cupboards!

This beautiful stone building seen on It.hink Girl speaks to me not just because of its beauty, but also for the ideas it gives me for my own cottage garden.

Sarah Jane Down the Lane

All this inspiration has me wanting to create an "OH, MY" at my own house today and I hope you find some of your own "OH, MYs".
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Drop by these fun parties

Twigg Studios - Sunday Showoff Party

Under the Table and Dreaming - Sunday Showcase Party

Dwellings of the Heart - Amaze Me Monday

Creative Home Expressions - Creative Home & Garden Hop


  1. What gorgeous photos! I am going back through your post now and visiting all these blogs. :-)

  2. Yes, I agree that we are stopped in our tracks by visuals. These are all so wonderful, and that is what inspired my post this week; Jade's photos of her native Bavaria always make me sigh, OH MY! As you do too, my dear. Anita

  3. Hi Carol,
    All I can say too is OH MY!!!! Thanks for the shout out on my creative storage in my office. Loved all of these especially the tea room stone garden building picture. Oh My!

  4. Great OH MY'S.. You really capture the meaning of those words. Will be going back to visit the posts.
    Have a wonderful week.

  5. Oh my, I love the photo of the stone building, just gorgeous!

  6. Great post hun and OH MY is right! :-0 Have a blessed evening. :-)

  7. Carol, what a fun post, and a great idea! (I'm so happy to be included as one of your "oh my's"! :)
    Your blog definitely inspires some "oh my's", too!

  8. Oh my!
    What fun and goodness at your place today!

  9. OH are SO right about these beautiful images Carol.
    Have a wonderful week!!!!

  10. What a wonderful post. I'm inspired by all my favorite blogs...including yours!

  11. I think I said, "Oh, my!" several times while looking at these photos! I have to go back to see the dining table with the red & white quilt...........

  12. OH MY certainly describes all of those! Thanks for sharing with us.


  13. I'm agreeing with your oh mys. Thanks for posting such beauty!

  14. I love the explanation of Oh, my! I never knew and I say it a lot! Love these images and many of the blogs. Not familiar with the one of the little cottage so I have to have a look, beautiful!


  15. These are all beautiful images and I am on my way to take a look at these blogs. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Love all of your Oh My photos Carol and each time I visit your blog, I have lots of Oh My moments. I so love your little beach cottage full of brightly colored and fun items! I too love blogs with lots of photos...I am such a visual person and need lots of photos to keep my attention. I hope you have a lovely week full of many Oh My moments...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  17. Thank you, m'dear ~ you've made my day! I'm so happy I've helped inspire ~

  18. Very nice! Yes, several "Oh my's"
    Thanks for sharing.

  19. I'm very visual. Which is why I take so many photos I guess. In Blog Land and on Pinterest, I say "Oh my" quite a bit. And especially at your house!

  20. Yep!! Those are some OH MYS alright!!! Thank you for passing on these wonderful links of inspiration! I will be jumping on over to visit them!

  21. Neat Oh My theme and photos here.

  22. I like that...the meaning of "oh my". That's good! I'm very visual too and my favorite blogs have lots of pics yours! I like all of the "oh my" pics you shared in this post. Have a great week!

  23. I really loved your oh my's!
    And I love blogs with lot's of pics, the more colorful the better!
    Have a creative and wonderful week.

  24. Oh. My. is right!
    What gorgeous images - that stone building is exactly how I imagine my new house looking -
    How inspiring - I'm off to pin now :)

  25. Those are a lot of blogs I haven't visited yet. Hope to do so soon! They look amazing!

  26. Carol - I think, "Oh, my", every time I see your posts! This was today is wonderful - I want those coat hangers!!!! However, I would be afraid to use them. They are just too beautiful!

  27. Oh My is right! I kinda swooned over that pic with the built in cabinets, quilt on the table and light coming in those gorgeous windows! So much inspiration! So glad your daughter got settled and is so near to your little cottage. So fun! Mimi

  28. I mentioned you (and lifted one of your pics) on Ms. Redo today, it's a post about decorating with wire baskets!!!


  29. Oh Wow! I can certainly see how these lovely photos and creative ideas made you say "Oh My." Thank you so much Carol for featuring my linen hangers. Your beautiful pictures are always such an inspiration to me.

  30. All of your "Oh My" would have been mine too!
    Sarah x

  31. Oh I love all these blogs. I simply adore those hangers pictured. Thanks for visiting me. You asked what Habitat was. It is Habitat for Humanity resale. I love it as they have so much to chose from. Lots of old houses torn down and their treasures sold there at amazing prices.

  32. Thank you for showing all these "oh mys" I needed to see them today. So pretty. xoxo,Susie

  33. Oh my! I love the vintage doily hangers! :)

  34. I also love blogs with lots and lots of photos. So glad I found your blog today!

  35. All of these are Oh My's for me too. I'm trilled to be included! I especially love those hangers.

  36. OMYGOODNESS gonna be here an hour.. I have to check out all the goodies and blogs. OMGOODNESS PERFECT love it all. I was going thru reading saying OH i love that and AHHH I love that want that. Thanks for hosting such awesomeness. HUGS from Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl ...xoxoxox

  37. I think I have an 'oh my' every time I come to your blog, what a lovely post !