It’s her day so go out there and celebrate and show your appreciation…hug a tree, take a walk in the woods or find the perfect place to frolic in a field of flowers! The her I speak of is one of my all time favorite bad asses…Mother Nature!
Take Good Care of Her,
Everyday is Earth Day,
Surprise and Delight…that’s what happens when Art and Mother Nature collide.
I was minding my own business driving home the other day and as I passed a local town square park I came upon such joy and magic that presented itself in the form of crocheted and knitted covered trees…yes, you read that right.
This was a definite stop, park and check out situation!
So this was what I found out…in honor of National Arts & Humanities month (which was in October) there was a nation wide public art installation celebration to bring awareness of the importance of the arts in our community. This absolutely amazing art that I had the privilege of encountering was created by the Atlanta-based group of knitters and crocheters The Knitterati.
Art is for everyone and everywhere,
When it comes to inspiration very little is off-limits!
When I say very little I do really mean that….I have been moved creatively by bark on trees, beautifully patinaed street hardware, vintage scarves, not to mention the randomness of my treasures from my antique hunts…just to name a few!
Today I have one word for you…Thermos!
That’s right the vessel that held your soup as a child and now holds your coffee is my latest muse. Yesterday I was out and about doing my treasure hunting thing and could not get enough of these beauties. The color combo…the patterns…spectacular!
Mirror Mirror on the walls, who loves MuuMuu’s and collects them all???
Where we went with more of a zen vibe and used textures in a big way in the master bath we flipped the switch in the guest bath and went in for a Hollywood Regency vibe. We used a favorite color combo platter of mine…a vibrant green mixed with black & white, then played with the hexagon shape in several places that set a mod/ vintage tone. And for good glam measure we went with a mirrored vanity and a vintage milk glass pendant.
I absolutely love love love old houses and love them even more when they haven’t necessarily been remodeled so we can do our thing. But with that beauty comes that beast…and that beast is usually in the form of bathrooms and kitchens!
We have been in our 1969 ranch home for 6 years and are now just getting to remodel our beasts….the master bath and guest bath. Joy to the World!!! Other than getting a washer and dryer in my home and not having to hoard quarters to do my laundry this is one of the most exciting things ever!
The original master bath was broken out into two rooms and a closet, with one of the rooms being carpeted (gross!) with a soffit that closed in the space even more.
We made the two rooms one, ditched the carpet and soffit and just like that the space began its transformation.
So here is my Master Bath Show & Tell…
I absolutely love love love old houses and love them even more when they haven’t necessarily been remodeled so we can do our thing. But with that beauty comes that beast…and that beast is usually the bathroom and kitchen!
We have been in our 1969 ranch home for 6 years and now just getting to remodeling our master bath and guest bathroom…joy to the world!!! Other than getting a washer and dryer in my home and not having to hoard quarters to do my laundry this is one of the most exciting things ever!
The original master bath was broken out into two rooms and a closet, with one of the rooms being carpeted and soffit that closed in the space. We made it one room, ditched the carpet and opened up the space by removing the soffit.
So here is my Master Bath Show & Tell…
getting my zen on,
ROYGBIV has always been a clever way to remember the colors in the rainbow and color wheel. Well I actually had the opportunity to spend a few fun days in ROYGBIV! Not possible you say…wrong you are!
ROYGBIV truly exists as a town in New Jersey….Cape May, New Jersey. Cape May is an absolutely lovely Victorian seaside resort town that became popular in the mid 18th century and is BEYOND charming and colorful!
If it’s not on your list it is a must add. The town is not just a summer town, it is beautiful place to visit in the fall and during the holidays.
somewhere is the rainbow,
I always fall for the gorgeous brooches during my treasure hunting adventures but then I end up talking myself out of bringing them home knowing I am not really a brooch wearing gal.
Well guess what??? New day…New dawn!
In fact I am a brooch wearing gal…just in a modified way. In a statement necklace kind of way.
Here is my latest fashion DIY project. Take one spectacular brooch and one complimentary necklace and you have just created a unique one of a kind “So You” statement necklace.
I have my muumuu, some stylish protective eyewear and a 99% (ish) viewing location…sounds like a great day to get my eclipse on!
* Bonus Track…not only was it a magical experience this afternoon but the magic continued hours later as I reviewed all of the random photos on my phone from the day…
Happy Eclipse Day!