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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A 'Things That Inspire' Interview

A sneak peek of a vignette from the favorite room in my house

Recently, I found a wonderful new blog with a beautiful name: Verdigris Vie. The name was inspired by the rich green patina that forms on certain metals. As Vitania (the author) writes on her sidebar, "from new to old, the colour that represents beauty of change". Verdigris Vie is wonderful place to visit, and is full of inspiration for me.

I was thrilled when Vitania asked me to be a part of her 'Blog Anthology' series, in which she interviews the authors of her favorite blogs. Please visit Verdigris Grie to read the interview with me (email subscribers, click here to go to the interview). I tend to be a very private person, but the more I get to know my readers and the more I open myself up, the more I enjoy this blogging experience. I hope you enjoy the interview!

34 comments:

  1. Such a lovely picture. I would love to see the rest of the room.

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  2. I was just reading your interview at verdigis grie and thought I must pop over and tell you how much I enjoyed it. I especially liked your sentiments about family and faith. I tend to hold quite loosely to my "things" as they can all be replaced but family and faith need to be treasured and nurtured. Love the vignette and like the above comment can't wait to see the rest of your favourite (Aussie spelling there) room!
    Angex

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  3. Beautiful interview. I too grew up in Washington D.C. and the art and culture of the area has shaped my life greatly. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on your faith and family as well as they are two things that are most important to me as well.

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  4. Upon my new copper garden pail from Smith/Hawken are spots of incredible verdi gris. Eye popping.

    With reflection I realized it's the 2 neighborhood cats marking my garden as their own.

    I love these small dramas.

    LOL,who knew what cats can do to copper?

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  5. Super! Heading right over to the site right now and read the interview. Can't wait!

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  6. I thoroughly enjoyed your interview. Your comment that your faith is the foundation from which you build on is an admirable quality. Reading what inspires you, those you admire in the design industry and what design traits you look for are all very intriguing.

    Good luck with your new project and I hope you will share your experiences as you go along.

    You inspire me, Things That Inspire.

    Kind regards, Jeanette

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  7. This was a great interview- I kept saying "Aha!!"
    It makes sense that you were an English major because your blog is the one I go to LEARN about decorating.
    And I never had words until now to express "Disposable Decorating". I feel that the rooms should be timeless and the accessories should change with the trends...

    THANK YOU for such a wonderful interview!

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  8. What a fabulous interview! I learned so much about you, Holly! I am thankful for that interview. Two thing I'd like to hit on, though there was a lot more I could. First, I was very excited to learn you and your husband are building a home - I get goose bumps whenever I hear someone is building a home! And secondly - you paint! Had no idea! Had no idea at all! So fabulous!

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  9. Not your last interview I'm sure. Your 4 favorite posts are mine as well. You'd better watch out for the paparazzi: we all want to see your picture. (The Renoir of the little girl has been etched in my brain from the one time I saw it long ago.)

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  10. What a nice interview. Thanks for sharing with us.

    I love your blog and am always excited to see a post pop up in my reader. I have learned so much and I keep going back to older posts to look at the pictures again. YOU inspire!

    Good luck with the new house! My husband and I had a house built for us in 1997 and we loved the process. Our families thought we were nuts because we had two very young children, but we really enjoyed it. We had to sell that house just over three years ago and I miss it. It really felt like ours. Now I'm trying to redo someone else's design decisions and I'm finding that much harder than starting from scratch. I wish you and your family all the best!

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  11. I really enjoyed this interview because I love your blog and am always curious to know more about you. In fact, yours was the first blog I ever read. Thank you for sharing your view of happiness, your faith shines through your positive outlook that is expressed in your writing. Good luck with your new home and I am looking forward to seeing photographs!

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  12. Hi Holly,
    It was such a pleasure interviewing you and getting to know you. Your inspiring blog is just a reflection of the inspiring person you are. From art, architecture, design and writing, it really is a beautiful corner on the internet.

    Thanks for your very kind words and for sharing.

    Vitania

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  13. What a great interview. I enjoyed getting to know you better. Good luck on your new venture. I look forward to hearing all about the process. Hugs, Marty

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  14. holly

    you have shared so much over the 2.5 years; inspiration, trends, original thoughts.......it was lovely to read about YOU! that was a true gift in sharing. loved knowing your history, that you are a woman of faith and what inspires you. that depth makes your blog all the more interesting.
    debra

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  15. Great interview at Verdigris Grie. Thank you for such enticing inspiration.

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  16. Great interview! I just finished Weiner's Best Friends Forever -- she's one of my favorite authors. It's chic lit, but it's smart chic lit. Similarly, are you familiar with Marian Keyes? She's another author who falls into that smart chic lit category. I've spent the past few months devoring her entire body of work.

    And as for my favorite post of yours...the steel windows' post. I see them everywhere now and, when I do, always think of your blog.

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  17. Wonderful interview. You sound so grounded (down to earth)! Thanks for sharing your personal history with us! Continuing to love your blog.... :)

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  18. I found Vitania's blog after she commented on mine a few weeks back and fell in love. Also in love with yours...Thanks for being so great! It's also fun to see vignettes from "home"!

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  19. A great interview - it was so fun to get to know you a bit a better. I love your blog and your great design perspective. I learn so much from reading your posts.

    Thanks for sharing!!
    xx-Gina

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  20. I stumbled upon Verdris Grie just the other day and was beyond thrilled to see your interview there today. I think of you as being more private than other bloggers and was amazed to see the whole piece and loved it! Feel like I know you a little better. You have definitely been an inspiration to me.

    And still love that we share the same city!

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  21. I adore Vertigri Vi's blog and what a fabulous interview she did with you. Faith is the most important aspect of our lives, because with that there is no grounding.
    Blessings...
    xx

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  22. The interview was great with well posed questions and beautiful answers. What a nice way to know more about my favorite bloggers.

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  23. I just clicked the hyperlinked text. I can’t wait to see it for myself. It sounds really beautiful and interesting.

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  24. You are so right about “Verdigris Vie” it’s certainly full of inspiring and enthralling stuff. Just go check it out for yourself. I’m sure you’ll love it.

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  25. I like what I see so far...I hope we get to see more of the room. I'm going directly to read your interview.

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  26. Reading your blog makes me think and eager to know what is on that Verdigris Vie blog. Well, thank you for posting its link. I will visit this blog soon.

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  27. i love this interior design, it looks so warm and cozy

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  28. I enjoy Verdigris too. She has a wonderful spirit as you do. I appreciate how you keep me inspired too! Thanks for commenting on our Made by Hickory Chair blog.

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  29. Her blog is lovely and I really enjoyed your interview. I grew up in DC too and I'm about to move to Atlanta. :) Have a good weekend!

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  30. What a wonderful interview! Thank you too for introducing me to a new, wonderful blog.

    xo,
    cristin @ simplified bee

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  31. Hi Holly, I left my comment on Verigris blog post. It was a wonderful interview and I so appreciated your openess. I was so touched by how you shared your faith and how you attribute it to how you view the beauty in your life. You paint beautiful pictures with your words and that is a true gift from above, Thank you for sharing you passion with all of us out here in blog land, Kathysue

    PS Thankyou so much for going over to Joni's blog and taking a peek at my home. You are the best!!

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  32. Somehow I missed your last couple of posts! I am mostly reading blogs on Friday night only and seem to be missing bits here and there! Can't wait to read your interview - rushing over there now!!

    xo Terri

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  33. great interview!! I just visited the site, and her blog is a fun find.

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  34. What a great interview. It's so fun to know more about you and to get a glimpse of what inspires you to write your amazing blog.

    I hope you will be letting us all in on your dream home project as I'm sure it will be fabulous!

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