2013 Bulletin Board - The Dainty Squid

2013 Bulletin Board

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It's becoming an annual thing to clear my bulletin board off and start fresh at the beginning of each year. (See 2012's here) It's nice to get a chance of scenery in here!
I tried my hardest to only include things that weren't up on the 2012 board but there were some I just couldn't leave behind. That silly smiling cat postcard, the tiny deer mount, and "five dollar felines" ad all had to go back up, I just love them too much to hide them away in a drawer.
One of my favorite things up there currently (other than the super awesome banner I made from a salvaged natural history book!) is the little dried mushroom seen in the third photo. Like I mentioned I've been cleaning like crazy. De-cluttering everything! One of the things I did was clean out my collection of mushrooms. I had a lot of not so nice specimens from before I really got the hang of drying mushrooms. I choose to only save some of my favorites that I would display instead of keeping them all hidden away in a container like they were. This tiny little guy was one who made the cut but I wanted a better way to display him since I was just smitten with how cute he was. He was already attached to some moss and wouldn't ya know it while browsing through the same book I made the banner from I stumbled upon a cute little picture of moss. So I glued the mushroom and it's moss onto the paper. I just love the way it looks. It kind of makes me want to experiment with more print and natural world collages, I think that could be really cool!
A few sources...
stay home club.
"you're the cat's pajamas" postcard.
nail polish rack.
the numbered push pins, deer mount and sunglasses are all vintage.

xoxo

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  1. I love your bulletin board! I just bought myself a bulletin board and needed the inspiration.

    My blog: acolorfulcreation.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this idea! It looks beautiful!

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  3. Oh wow your nail polish organization!! I've been looking for a way to organize my nail polish collection for months now!

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  4. Great idea! I have a couple of bulletin boards of my own that could do with stripping clean & starting afresh - PROJECT!

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  5. This is such an incredible idea! Definitely want to do something similar, thank you so much for the inspiration! <3

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  6. where did you get that tiny deer mount? it's sooo awesome btw you pasted the wrong link for the 2012;)

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    1. It's vintage.
      Thanks for letting me know, I fixed it! :)

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  7. I will never get tired of looking at the way you collate and display objects and images! Beautiful!
    Love, Lauren.

    www.peachtea.co.uk

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  8. I know the main focus of this post is the bulletin board - and I love it by the way - but I'm enthralled by the nail polish display over on the side! Wow! So amazing! And I'm super jealous of the quantity of polish, as well as the display! :) Ooooh, and I just saw the "related posts" link to your post on your polish collection! I'm so going there right now...

    But really, I love the idea of a yearly changing bulletin board :)

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  9. Never mind the board! LOOK at all those nail varnishes! SWOON!

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  10. You're very talented... even the way you arrange things... and you should win collector awards or something. Best collections ever!

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  11. That's a great idea. Everything on bulletin board just lives there forever and it gets kind of stale. Totally impressed at your organized belts! Also, good luck with the driving! It's on my list this year as well!

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  12. I have to find pins like that! Love the collection!

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  13. Beautiful bulletin board and such an amazing array of nail polishes! I love the idea of using a bulletin board for inspiration :)

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  14. This is why I can't wait to have an office of my own! I can only wish I had a bulletin board like yours. Especially the cat photos. =D

    But I'm curious about the constellation prints (or what I assume are constellation prints). Checking out the stars is a very fun activity.

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  15. this is lovely, omg one of my best friends would die with your nail polish collection!

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  16. I've been collection vintage drawings and cards to use on my Etsy packaging. I found a stack of illustrations that are very similar to yours. Maybe I'll keep a few of my favourites to make some bunting too :)

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  17. I love your little mushroom on the moss background! So creative. Your beautiful board makes me want to have a bulletin board of my own!

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  18. I have that same Black Apple print hanging on my living room wall! My boyfriend was all "Cat's don't wear pj's." lol! had to explain. Adore the banner as well =)

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  19. So pretty, what a wonderful collection of inspirational pieces ^_^

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  20. I love it! My bulletin board is not nearly as neat and organized.

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  21. It would be hard for me to take down that smiling kitty too! So cute!
    Your newest follower,
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love the little mushroom - all of mine are in jars - it would be so nice to have them out on display.

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  23. It looks great I love the bunting you made out of a books photos that is really inspiring.

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  24. It's such a well organised and cute board. Super appealing and I love the bunting :)

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  25. Best bulletin-board! So many lovely things to look at!

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  26. Your bulletin board is beautiful, especially your wonderful garland! My bedroom is filled with penants and garlands everywhere. I have a mood board too, but it kind of got too small for all the things I collect, so I turned one of my walls into a "mood wall", covered in all my favourite and beloved things. It's such a nice idea to refresh it each year so it does not get old.
    I started looking at your blog about a week ago, and I think I must have looked at every single post you have written. It's so lovely! I was just wondering, how you press your mushrooms so that they are 3-D like that. Do you have a special method? I press lots of flowers and leaves, and I love mushrooms, but everything I have tried ended up like a messy mush.

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  27. Your curation skills are super Kaylah! Looks gorgeous.

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  28. This is a wonderful idea!
    What a great way to stay inspired :)

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  29. It really left me wordless the way you put things in display, and reflecting you :) Loved your board. So nature and vintage like! And your colletion of nail polish, to die for! :D

    Kisses

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  30. I love your board Kaylah! So many cute and inspiring things.

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  31. Aren't bulletin boards the best? I used to always use one when I was growing up, but it seemed too bulky to try and bring with me to college, so now it's collecting dust in my parents' house! Love this post. Makes me want to brush off my old board and start decorating. :)

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  32. I need to get me a bulletin board! Such a cute and personalized way of decorating!

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  33. I really like the kitty, deer, and mushrooms - the holy trinity of cute!

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  34. I love your bulletin board! Im finally getting my office put together and this inspired me to incorporate a bulletin board for it! I love the tiny deer mount as well and that cat picture gets funnier the longer you look at it!

    Evon
    http://www.evon-von.com

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  35. love so many aspects of this but especially the night sky charts <3

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  36. What a cute shroom!! Love the board :)

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  37. I really like inspiration boards. a very interesting post:) I invite you to my blog in Vintage style. I greet:)

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  38. Thanks for the board inspiration. I love all your little treasures.
    My studio is appalling right now. Like, it could be a room on Hoarders and I'm not kidding- okay nothing's died or rotted in there. Getting rid of stuff and de-cluttering is high on my list of priorities this year.

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