Monday, June 28, 2010

The New Shabby Lane Shops Summer Garden Magazines Are Here!

They're here, they're here! This is a Shabby Lane Shops, 48 page magazine with great articles, gardening tips, summer recipes and even a short story (written by moi!). This cover is so luscious, it almost bursts with summer yumminess. If you would like a copy, click here to order from my website.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Spice Rack

This is it, the spice rack I grew up with. Once I got ahold of it, it will never be the same. It became the star in a short story I just wrote for the Summer Garden issue of Shabby Lane Shops magazine. Which, by the way, will be coming out in a few short days! (Yay!)

I had so much fun transforming this piece into something totally different. The doors came off, the drawers came out (still deciding how I will reuse those pieces) and I painted the whole thing satin black. A little distressing, a little hand painting and voila! I now have a place to put my egg cup collection! (I have a little confession...I don't really like egg in a cup. I just like the cups.) These beauties came from Britain when family members visited there recently.

The nest at the bottom is a real hummingbird nest. I found it in our yard a couple of years ago and hung onto it until I found the perfect "nesting" place. How lucky that it fits perfectly with egg cups!