Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
When I bought my first house I hadn't really been much of a bird watcher. We were lucky however to have a family of Cardinals living in our backyard. I went out immediately and bought a feeder and watched the couple teach their youngest how to fly. Ever since then, I can admit now that I have become somewhat of a bird nerd. I actively seek out my guidebook whenever I see a feathered friend pass me by. The Cardinal however always stops me with their distinct chirp and I find myself looking up to find them.
The Cardinal has been chosen by seven states to be their official state bird. It can be seen throughout the twelve months of the year and their eggs hatch in twelve days. This number twelve is why some believe that they are lucky. When a Cardinal flies into your life, you can expect a change for the better, so always be sure to welcome the Cardinal to your windowsill.
1. Mr and Mrs Cardinal print set $20.00 2. Vinyl Decals Stickers--Cardinals and Aspens $75.00 3. Cardinal Teapot and matching cups $75.00 4. Flannel Pillow $16.00 5. Dish Towel $6.75 6. Hang Tag $5.00 7. Pocket Mirror $6.00 8. Underneath the Cardinals Print $12.50 9. Scrabble Tile Pendant $6.95
Monday, January 25, 2010
If you are like me, you may have an envelope or a scrapbook where you keep your old concert tickets. I started going to shows on my own accord at about 14 and over those years have collected a lot of tickets. I would never dream of throwing that little piece of history away. If given the choice, I rarely opt to print out tickets for shows at home, but instead wait for them to be mailed to me and even go to the venues box office to pick up tickets if given the chance. Each ticket holds a piece of my heart, a memory that won't disappear, and a song that is hummed without second thought...
I decided it was time to do something with the 15+ years of tickets I had been hoarding. Did I want to put them in a scrapbook? Not really, since then they would be put on a shelf to be brought down to tell my children and my grandchildren about how awesome it was to see David Bowie in 1997. So when I saw that my local craft store had some canvases on sale, I decided to use some Mod Podge and paste them up on there, add a little paint, and rock on!
Who do we have in there? Dylan, nine different Tori Amos shows, and a very drugged out Hole
So what do you guys do with your concert tickets? Are they in a box under the bed? Or do you *gasp* throw them away? Every time a concert ticket is thrown away an inspiration for a song disappears
Friday, January 22, 2010
Orchids have been a strong tradition in my family with my mother and uncle being the most extreme. My uncle constructed his own atrium to hold his. I was happy that when I got my first orchid as a gift 7 years ago, that I did not kill it. Since then, my personal collection has blossomed to 20+ and I have thoroughly been enjoying this hobby/obsession. Here are some lovely inspirations all courtesy of Etsy
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I recently discovered through a friend that the great minds at Philly-based Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters have opened a store in Glen Mills, PA. It's called Terrain and it is one of a kind shop. Not only is there a cafe there (because chances are I would be there for days) but they also offer landscaping services.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
This past weekend while helping my son clean his room it dawned on me that his walls were missing something. The lucky kid was able to spend some time in England this past summer and really got to experience Britian firsthand over the course of his 6 week stay. At first, I was thinking to paint something which would easy peezy, but after doing some research, there are a lot more possibilities of things I could do.
This last piece gets me because a few years ago we owned the same style dresser. It was given to us by a friend for free, and I spray painted it red. Eventually we sold it at a garage sale. Little did I know I was so close to something grand...
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sometimes I like to search etsy's local section to support people around me. These are a few of my favorite things...it was difficult to pick as there is a lot of creativity out there :)
Paper Sparrow (I have bought a few things from them at various local fairs)
Friday, January 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I've been coveting the plastic lace baskets after first eyeing them years ago being used as bicycle baskets. The price tag was steep then but these fun alternatives from the Container Store make it way more affordable..and they make it in black!