Inspiration Day: Inspiring Photography

Some fun photography by Hello Lovely Studio

W E L C O M E  T O  I N S P I R A T I O N  D A Y


P L A N E T  hello lovely!


(my photo above…aren’t the juicy colors delicious? snapped it last spring.)




What is inspiring this blogger lately?


French Chateau by Decor de Provence

sweet blog friend Desiree’s house – decor de provence



Rooms that read ethereal and relaxed

(European design so often gets it right).

Some fun photography by Hello Lovely Studio

Some fun photography by Hello Lovely Studio

my photo



The ocean’s majesty.

Some fun photography by Hello Lovely Studio

Some fun photography by Hello Lovely Studio

my photo



Objects that stir the senses at the flea market.

Some fun photography by Hello Lovely Studio

Some fun photography by Hello Lovely Studio

my photo – Bella Luna



Fluffy dogs who love unconditionally.


Some fun photography by Hello Lovely Studio

Some fun photography by Hello Lovely Studio

my photo

(notice the cobwebs?)



Words and especially scripture…

above is my life verse.



Art that transports us to a place we’ve never been.



Humor that strikes a chord.

(mine is often irreverent.)

Shabby chic French farmhouse bedroom by Dreamywhites

dreamy whites



Feminine objects balanced with rustic.

Olsens Anonymous



Fashion purely for fun

(not for status, snobbishness, or hiding behind).

gardener and marks



The comforts of home

(and especially ‘romantic and soulful with an edge’ design).


Glen Luchford – Prada 1997



Quiet tones and natural gorgeousness of sea, sand, and sky.


via thisisn’thappiness



Books with smell-able, touch-able, tear-able

(but not terrible) pages.

via mighty to save




Yes, you.

You’re creative, generous, and so kind

to share your lovely.

You invite us to savor it,

and sometimes I get to add to the beauty.

In this way, we all win.

Is this naive?



But it takes courage to hope…

and I sooooo want to be brave.

What do you think?

Any of these inspirations move you?

I hope you’ll click follow and join this lovely journey. 


Here’s to finding endless inspiration everywhere.


Peace to you right where you are.




  1. March 11, 2011 / 10:29 am

    You're looking gorgeous at this party, my lovely!

    My goodness, that first image cleared all the sleepy cobwebs in my head!

    Blimey, you have a jaw skeleton in your kitchen jar?! Wow!

    This entire post is inspiring me, it's so sweet! Always such a pleasure to pop by here!

    Have a lovely weekend, Michele!

    Meera xx

  2. March 11, 2011 / 1:39 pm

    yes, I love fluffy unconditional love giving dogs (we have 2), and you described what I'm trying to achieve in my home – an ethreal relaxed atmosphere, love every single picture in this post. Thank you. Will enjoy following.


  3. March 11, 2011 / 2:06 pm

    Rolling through your posts thinking OH I love that image. Oh and that one. And that one too. Oooh another good one!

    Fab post, love your images. My reaction was the same as Meera's: You are such a wild child with your skeleton in your kitchen!! LOVE!!

    And can I just say you are looking rather fetching today you gorgeous thing you. I'm totally jealous of your silky locks.


  4. March 11, 2011 / 2:45 pm

    ya know i had a feeling that sheep's jaw in the jar was gonna steal the show! my sons felt i had lost my mind when i brought that home excitedly, but i go with my gut, and this really spoke. the color and texture are magnificent. i also know for a fact it was important to its previous owner.

    i like WILD CHILD, Red!!!


  5. March 11, 2011 / 2:49 pm

    You sound like a very interesting lady. I will follow you!
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. March 11, 2011 / 3:06 pm

    I absolutely love that you stopped by my little blog…because now I have found yours! Totally agree with the previous comments…everything on this post and previous posts is speaking to me in so many ways, gorgeous images and words to match…what an inspiring lady you are ; )
    AND you have no idea how much I was in need of stumbling upon a blog like cheeky chick mama. Your articles are a fantastic read. Yes indeedy, inspiring in so many ways : )
    Alison x

  7. March 11, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    Michele these are truly inspiring images, very relaxed and soothing and gorgeous! Your blog is so beautiful and thank you so much for stopping by for the party! I am following your journey. 🙂

  8. March 11, 2011 / 4:25 pm

    Hey lovely Michele,

    Well, lookee what we have here! (I'd just like to say thatI've never said that before but always wanted to. Haha!). I love the pintucks.

    Garters for starters! Love those colours.

    And that boat picture (is that Amber Valetta?) is l.u.s.h.. Gorgeous.


  9. March 11, 2011 / 4:25 pm


    You always know how to find great and inspiring images. I think I've mentioned before that, even before having my blog I used to come here sometimes and I was always in love with the soft colors of your blog. I'm so happy that you're one of my dearest friend in this blogging sphere!

    Have a blessed weekend, beautiful!


    Luciane at

    PS: I'm loving Sarah's party. Isn't she fantastic? 🙂

  10. March 11, 2011 / 4:36 pm

    garters for starters!!!! brilliant!

    thanks for all the support, lovely ladies–you always make my day.


  11. March 11, 2011 / 5:33 pm

    i'm so glad you stopped to visit me today…love your photos…love that verse from romans…love your inspiration photos…love sarah's blog…now following!


    stuff and nonsense

  12. March 13, 2011 / 2:32 am

    Great inspiration photos – love the one that is third from the bottom. I had to go back for a second absorbing look.

  13. March 13, 2011 / 6:00 am

    I am looking through your blog and loving it. I'll be back for more!! I am also your newest follower. Leahxx

  14. March 13, 2011 / 9:22 am

    I love everything about your blog…
    lovely posts:)

    I'm your newest follower ♥

  15. March 13, 2011 / 4:10 pm

    What a beautiful and inspiring blog. I'm also a huge Sarah Richardson fan. I'm now a follower.

  16. March 13, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Michele, your bella looks exactly like my little Nikki. So sweet!

  17. March 13, 2011 / 10:40 pm

    So happy to have found your blog!! I know I will find lots of lovely inspiration here as I follow along!!

  18. March 14, 2011 / 1:22 am

    I came over from decor de provence and so glad Desiree mentioned your blog because it's wonderful. We've been under construction for a year now so I know what you're going through with your home. Wonderful inspiration!

  19. March 14, 2011 / 9:52 am

    Hi again Michele,

    I was thinking about you at the weekend and what I love about your blog so I thought I'come and tell you! I love your mix of awesome images that you've found and the way you interwave them with your own fantastic photos.

    So there: I've said it….and turned the corner from admirer to full-on fan!!


  20. March 14, 2011 / 1:59 pm


    How are you doing, sweetie? Did you have a good weekend? How's your basement so far?

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Have a blessed week, my dear friend!


    Luciane at

  21. March 15, 2011 / 4:17 am

    Michele, remember me as an early and loyal fan when you become the IT blog! (:

    Lovely inspiration, lovely words. You are something extra my friend.


  22. March 31, 2011 / 2:27 am

    Cool blog…I'm a new follower!!
    Pamela 🙂

  23. April 27, 2011 / 4:58 pm

    Your blog is beautiful, very relaxing, have been to that beach on Ohau, brings it all back,

  24. November 15, 2011 / 7:04 pm


  25. November 16, 2011 / 12:17 pm

    What a wonderful blog. I found it via Boogie Board cottage. Thank you for sharing your world with mine. Greetings from South Africa.

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