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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tweak It Inspiration Thursday - Letter Blocks

Hi everyone and welcome to the very first 

   Tweak It Inspiration Thursday Feature.

As you know Tammy of One More Time Events and I host the weekly link party 
Share It One More Time.

We are always so moved by all the wonderful inspiration and creativeness that can be found there each week.  The other day we were talking about how we love trying some of that awesome inspiration in our own homes.  Then we came up with an idea - we thought it would be fun to feature and share with you all one of the posts linked up and how we used the inspiration. So the weekly Tweak It Inspiration Thursday feature was born. Each week one of us will be writing a post featuring one of you and how we used your inspiration to do something in our home. Both of us will be sharing it on our blogs and social media. This week I am hosting the feature and I have chosen:

Sweet Inspirations by JP Designs

Janet shared a wonderful table scape that she put together depicting farmhouse living with Emma her pig on a beautiful black and white check lazy Susan.

Sweet Inspirations by JP Designs

I love her gorgeous table setting and how she mixed the black with the green but what caught my eye was those cute little letter cubes she used for place seating.
Sweet Inspirations by JP Designs

I fell in love with them and knew I needed some in my life.  Now I am not a person who does lovely table settings - I am lucky to get paper plates and napkins on the table some days let alone named seating.  But I knew I could use these in other areas of my home.  I did not have any like Janet had and had to make my own.  Then I remembered that I had purchased some cute little wooden blocks with holes in them last winter at Hobby Lobby.  They also came with little sticks to go through the holes and hold them together.  How perfect was that.

Vintage, Paint and more... wooden blocks with holes and sticks for vintage block making

All I needed now was the letters.  I happened to have a lot of rub on letters left from my scrapbook store days so I rubbed on a few to spell out a couple of words and then placed them in my favorite place - the shelf above my desk.

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage shelf vignette with  DIY lettered wooden blocks and DIY stenciled French log window

This shelf holds many things that are dear to my heart -  most are gifts and/or pieces my Mother had that remind me of precious memories.  These things also inspire me when I am working at my desk.  I love just having them there while I work.

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage shelf vignette with diy wooden letter blocks

Here's a close-up of the two words I made - "vintage" and "create".  I love how they add to my inspiration shelf.  Such an easy little project and all inspired by Janet at Sweet Inspirations. 
If you haven't visited Janet's blog and are not familiar with it please go by and give her a hello.  Janet has a wonderful blog full of gorgeous table settings, beautiful vintage vignettes, and wonderful furniture makeovers.

Sweet Inspirations by JP Designs Collage

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I am inspired by your links each week and hope you are inspired also.  Come back each Thursday to see what has inspired us and how we have used it in our own homes - maybe you'll be the next one that inspires us to do something fun.  And don't forget to link up to the
Share It One More Time Link Party each Saturday.
Until next time - have fun creating something you love.  

I will be sharing this with the parties that are listed on the Where I Party page. 


  1. I'm always looking for unique accessories for my vignettes, this is very creative!

  2. What a great idea! And, so adorable!

  3. This reminded me that I too have some little wooden blocks. I love to decorate with words so I am going to copy you!

  4. I love it when we inspire each other. Adding words is always fun and I have a few containers of letters in my craft room I pull out now and then for things like this. Love your chose of words! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Very cute! This is a Friday Favorites feature over at

  6. Cute idea. I like the blocks that say create! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  7. lovely blocks and it reminds me of when my daughter had her engagement party and she used something like this for place name. Thanks for sharing them on Dream Create and Inspire.