Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A womans life...the sustainable way...

" To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labors, and holidays; to be Whitely within a certain area, providing toys, boots, cakes, and books; to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology, and hygiene; I can understand how this might exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone and narrow to be everything to someone? No, a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute.” G.K. Chesterton taken from “What’s wrong with the World.”.

A lovely quote via a comment on this inspiring post by farmama. A great blog of their sustainable way...have a look for yourself here she is an inspiration.

P.S. I do hope this post finds its way to my soul sista and local farm momma Jamie who is living the way.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Its all coming together...

Our tiny and I mean tiny market of vintage, recycled and handmade.

I just need to actually get there more often. I always seem to get caught up in something else though my day can begin with plans of going there...before I know it its to late in the day...then another week has passed. How does that happen?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Almost one!

How fast the first year goes by. It feels like not very long ago I was playing the waiting game and I was not being very patient. At about this time last year every night I would go to sleep feeling like "tonight was the night" and every morning I would wake a bit disappointed that I had not begun labor. A little more disappointed each morning as my due date neared. Being my second child I was expecting him a little early. But to my impatience he was exactly on time. Born on his due date November 29th, on a Sunday at 3:06pm. I have to say Sunday is a great day to have a baby!

11 months later he has finally started to sleep through the night(barely), he is walking and he is into everything! But isn't he scrumptious!!

baby giggles with his Grandme

eating blueberries (his favorite) like a big little finger at a time

with his big look at his face

Busted...en route to on top of the table

Mr. serious

He stole the block of cheese off the counter.

we are

trying to get a

shot of teeth...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What a great idea!
Tape cores salvaged from shipping companies and upcycled into wearable art. Saved from the landfill and repurposed into FUNctional fashion. My dear friend Roz has yet another great idea. This may just be the one...

Check out her new shop here!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Looks I likey...

just because
they have that something that appeals to me.

what a fab door

lime wash wood via

wood and plaster...yum

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Society, Inc.

She tells in an interview here of how she leaves beach finds in her bathtub and she never tires of combing through them. I LOVE this, though not very practical with a soon to be one year old.

she makes clutter look so pretty

What a wonderful store. From the layout of her web page to the design of her apartment I am thrilled by Sibella Court's eye for decor. She has a very casual and rustic way yet inviting and intriguing. She has designed many fine layouts for many fine publications as you can see here (you must have a click around to experience a bit for yourself). Her store located in Sydney, Australia is said to peek your interest and inspiration. It changes completely four times a year based all around a specific theme of colors and stylings. They change everything even the front door changes. She also has a book that I will (hopefully) own someday soon Ecetera, etc. I would love love love to visit and one day experience this wonder for myself. Plus, a visit to Australia in general wouldn't be so bad.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Beauty and function out of trash

These bags I happened upon here in an evening of endless searching, full of inspiration. I am fond of and very excited by finding a great treasure that someone has discarded to be trash, especially one with history. I am intrigued by seeing great things come of these salvages. What Leslie Oschmann of Swarm has done with these salvaged vintage paintings is fabulous. What a wonderful idea that turned out beautiful and quite strong and durable too I'm sure.

WOW...wouldn't you agree!

p.s. I strongly recommend clicking on the swarm link above and scrolling through Leslie's gallery of creations. She goes way beyond bags with her reclaimed canvas'.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

For my mommy...

My mom just loves tiny buildings. She has had a many built, called one home and dreams of building more. One is in the design process right now, a tiny sanctuary on the Bayou Teche for her to spend her free time in silence among nature. It is her folly as she says. Her passion. So this post is for her to add to the burning inspiration she has for building and dreaming tiny. An unconventional idea of space made functional and even comfortable. Also, this post adds inspiration to our very own tiny market, Bayou Bohemian, that will be ready for business very soon. These tiny functional spaces often make me feel that anything is possible.

I hope your day is filled with possibilities!

Click on images for more!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Poor man's linen

I love burlap. My hubby just salvaged like 60 or more coffee bean sacks that are in excellent condition. We have a growing list of ideas of what we can create using them. Cushioned and tufted headboard, dog bed, bar stool seat, wall covering, curtains(I wonder if they offer privacy at night with the lights on???). Personally, I like the part of the sack with words best. Who knows what their new life will be...we will have to wait and see.

Click on images to view my source for each and for other inspiration!

I like the idea but I am imagining a curvy wood frame and a tufted cushion...?

painted on

Have a look at this article for more on burlap.
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