As the story usually goes, I was purchasing Christmas presents on Amazon and heard they had a special on books. Of course I decided that Santa needed to gift me a little inspiration for the new year, so…I opened my cardboard box and started reading (before any other presents were even wrapped).
I picked up this interesting accessory at a church sale last fall. It was sitting on the ground, partially hidden by some other stuff under a table. I lifted it and realized it was quite heavy. Maybe some of you can help me, but I’m guessing it’s from the 70’s, Mediterranean style…which I’m not usually … More Consider Shape in your Styling
Usually I’d be working at the store this weekend. It’s December Occasional in Buffalo, and we had a little Patina General reunion yesterday. Some of the contributors and Cheryl and I shopped around at the other stores in town for some inspiration and had lunch at B.J.’s deli for old times sake! It was good … More Looking Back and Developing a Theme
Am I the only one that has a constant list of “one-of-these-days” projects going on in my head? Is it a plague of being a DIYer? Honestly, if I could just pay someone a crew of people to come to my house and complete all the intended projects I’ve been putting off for years…Santa?
They say the greatest compliment is to be imitated. But when you’re an artist and crafter, creating original work, it’s quite defeating to see your creations imitated at a big box store.
This summer, I tried something new. I planted a mix of succulents in all of my table top containers. I love trying new combinations of plants in my pots every year. Sometimes I’m happy with the result, sometimes not.
A friend that I haven’t spoken to in awhile came up to me in church yesterday and asked if I missed owning the store. Good question. I guess like everything in life, there’s a little bit of yes, and a little bit of no.
It was a beautiful fall weekend here in Minnesota, and I decided to enjoy the last fleeting days of my gardens. I’ve learned that if I harvest my hydraengas now, I can enjoy them through the winter months, either inside, or outside in my winter spruce tip pots.
I got so mad the other day. Squirrels are burying their treasures in my new garden!
It all started with a little visit to a Home Goods I hadn’t been to before to pick up “a few things”. The Eden Prairie location had a lot more decorating items than I’d ever seen at the Plymouth location. And I came across an isle with curtains…quite a few of them. I’ve always sewn … More New Curtains and Painted Walls