I love taxidermy! I was fiddling around with ideas on how to create a fresh new perspective of taxidermy at the farmhouse. It then struck me! I had been collecting some funky cool plates, including some up cycled vintage china plates by artist Angela Rossi that I purchased on Etsy.com. I basically created a circle of plates around the deer mount and bam! You can use any old china plates from tags sales.
I was in Los Angeles and my friend Kevin was wearing this scent. I finally buckled and asked “WHAT IS THAT COLOGNE YOU ARE WEARING?!” ”It’s Santal 33 and it’s made by this place called Le Labo” he chuckled back at me . Well, low and behold, the Le Labo store is only a few blocks from us in Soho and I never noticed it! When we returned back to NYC I hustled over there and nabbed me a bottle. This stuff is amaze balls and it will last a long time as it comes in a perfumed oil with a dropper. It’s a woody aromatic fragrance for BOTH women and men. Features sandalwood, virginia cedar, cardamom, violet, papyrus, spices, leather, musk and amber. You can Santal 33 perfume oil at Le Labo.
As seen in the Summer 2014 issue of Green Door Magazine
An Upcycled Summer Kitchen Herb Garden in 30!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Old wheelbarrow from a tag sale
FROM A LOCAL GARDEN CENTER:
Herbs of Choice
1. Drill 10 medium sized holes in bottom of wheelbarrow.
2. Spread coarse stones one inch thick.
3. Cut sheeting to cover stones.
4. Add soil. Soil should not be in direct contact with stones (hence sheeting.)
5. Plants herbs 6 inches apart or as desired.
6. Water regularly.
While I was visiting my friend Jonel in Oswego, NY I convinced her to go “junking” with me. So, we bundled up and headed out into the tundra. The prices were generally really cheap up here so I picked through what some people might think of as junk. Patience and a creative mind are the keys to being a great “Junker.” I spotted a group of old bowling pins and had a flashback to bowling with my friends at the El Paso Club and Lanes as a kid. I had to buy this little collection! So, for $25.00 I nabbed these babies. When I returned back to the farm I thought they would make a center piece on the table. From junk to treasure!
As seen in the Spring 2014 Issue of Green Door Magazine.
I am always on the lookout for new experiences to inspire me creatively. As I was having coffee with my upholsterer friend Nanette, I noticed a roll of upholstery webbing on her worktable. The tan and red jute material had a gingham country quality that I simply love. I instantly thought, “napkin ring holders!” When I returned home, I hopped on Amazon.com and scored a roll for myself. A needle and thread, buttons, scissors were all I needed and suddenly some webbing was transformed into rustic yet elegant table settings. Whahooza!
Tabletop Step-By-Step NAPKIN RING HOLDERS
What you’ll need:
Needle & Thread
1. Cut an 8-inch strip of upholstery webbing. I particularly love the red jute webbing as the red plays off my buffalo check red fabric napkins.
2. Fold the webbing in half at the 4-inch mark. Holding the webbing folded in place, sew your button through both pieces of fabric.
3. You did it! Sit back and admire your hard work – and watch the compliments roll in.