Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sign a Stone

I have often heard of homeowners having their guests paint their name on a wall, or sign a ledger when they visit, thereby leaving a visual reminder that they were once there.  But what if you don't have a large wall in your home crying out for guest graffiti or don't want to bother with a coffee table book that may be misplaced now and again?   Or perhaps you are having a baby shower or wedding reception that necessitates some kind of a guest book...

guests sign rocks
What about an apothecary jar full of signed stones? 

Start by adding some moss at the bottom of a large clear vase or jar.  Select smooth (and preferably flat) stones light in color.  Keep a Sharpie nearby and voila!  Whenever a guest graces your home, have them write a message on a rock and place in the jar.  Or at the conclusion of a baby shower or wedding reception, presenting this jar to the honoree is a beautiful reminder of those who were in attendance.  

Pretty cool, right?

Sidenote:  As much as I love this idea, I still have little kids running around my house and I fear that any kind of an open container with rocks inside invites some bad decisions :).  Save this idea for a more adult home or if you can trust your kids.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Magical Miniature Treehouse

Tree Fairy house!
Have you ever seen a dollhouse that is SO magical?  This one-of-a-kind dollhouse is the remarkable creation of a miniature artist who was inspired by Brambly Hedge, a series of illustrated children's books.  Taking 11 months to create, this artist has left no detail unaccounted for.

I've always been fascinated by dollhouses and miniatures; I could let my eye wander through this little house for hours.  And I'm a grown woman!

For a more in depth look at how the artist created this magnificent miniature, take a look at her post on how she designed and executed her plans.  Completely amazing...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Braided Rug

This rug is made out of a multitude of tee shirts. 

 rainbow rug 1

TEE SHIRTS!  How amazing is this?  And if you are new to my blog, you should know that I have a major thing for amazing rugs.  Which is funny because I have so few in my house...Hmmmmm...perhaps I need to work on that!

 rainbow rug detail

Anyway, loving this rug.