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Lobster & Swan. Writing, Design, Photography, Things of Beauty & Inspiration

Lobster & Swan. Writing, Design, Photography, Things of Beauty & Inspiration

Sanctuary I've been at home today, nursing a flu with copious amounts of tea (brewed in that silver tea pot, which used to belong to my English Grandma Ellen -she's now 97 and going unbelievably strong, and I miss seeing her. - slowly roasting some rosemary chicken, (although I had to leave sensing the full flavours up to my imagination... ), and a little writing, reading, and numbing the head watching cookery programmes with my girl. The postman certainly knew how to pick the right day to deliver an envelope of pure pleasure that I had to cave into. So, bunged up but with happy thoughts, wishing you every sweet thing for the weekend, x

Starburst Twig Wreath If you’ve read this blog more than just once you probably know I have a bit of a thing for using natural elements to decorate my home, and for a budget-savvy gal like me, there’s no better way of introducing this textural earthiness to a space than via a great-outdoors scavenger hunt. So, until money grows on trees, I’m taking my free share of what already does…twigs that is. This starburst inspired wreath was basically free and super-duper fast and easy to make. Fortunately for me, where I live there’s no shortage of sticks just lying around… …and after collecting my pile – with a bit of help (or hindrance, more like)… …I broke them down into similar sized lengths. I then cut a disk from an old cereal box to create my base. Using a hot glue gun, I worked in sections to attach my sticks to the twine covered disk, building them up where necessary to create a pleasing wreath shape. To finish, I simply tied a length of twine around the central disk to create a hanging loop.

Comme une grande | blog curieux, créatif et gourmand panni-blog Start–GUDRUN SJÖDÉN – Kläder Online & Postorder | Skift land Kundservice Vores butikker Mine sider Nyhedsbrev Log på Beløb: DKK 0 Gudrun Sjödén Postordre, Fiolstræde 5, 1171 København K | Tlf: 3313 4499 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Bestil straks A butterfly in my hair I am quite passionate about tea and because i hugely enjoy both drinking it and talking about it i have "sat down together with" some lovely tea drinking ladies and asked them a few questions about their "relationship" with te a. V: D o you remember when you first started drinking tea? A: I think it all began when I was to university, I can’t remember exactly if it was when I met new people in a new city or perhaps discovered before, but what I do remember is that I found a friend who was beginning to have the same addiction as I . V: Y our favourite teas? Y ou can mention as many as you like.... A: Green tea is the one I prefer and I drink habitually, honestly my tastes about flavors vary. V: F avourite thing to eat together with your tea? A: I usually drink tea with something sweet, sometimes ( more often) with chocolate but I really like to bake so I drink my tea with cakes or cookies. V: Most times, do you do something while having your tea ? V: D o you sometimes buy yo ur tea on-line?

Design Megillah: Twig Ball I was walking through Crate and Barrel a while ago and this driftwood ball caught my eye. (If you don't already know, I am obsessed with sphere shapes which you can read about here). I loved it and I thought it might be fun to try making one on my own. Since we don't live near the beach, and our house is surrounded by way too many trees, I decided to use what was right outside my door--branches and twigs. After I collected an armful of sticks I broke them up into about 3-inch pieces. I bought a good-sized inflatable beach ball to use as the foundation. When I would accidentally have a big blob of glue I just covered it with a smaller twig. Here is yet another sphere to add to my collection, and I love to incorporate outdoor elements indoors--it really breathes a lot of life in to a room! Linked to: Hookin Up with HoH French Country Cottage

a creative mint le blog de la maison d'hôtes The Butterfly Kisses Helloneëst ! Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers - StumbleUpon Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am? Instructions: 1.