Friday, May 31, 2013

Garden Hose Wreath

Try a new twist on a wreath by thinking outside the box. Here I used an old garden hose to create a whimsical and unique garden-themed wreath for the front door. 

Start by cutting a length of old (or new) garden hose and wrap it around and around until you create an eye-pleasing design. Secure with wire so it will hold its shape.

Next embellish your wreath with some faux flowers or dried herbs. The flowers can be added so as to hide the wire. Here I added silk peonies, fern fronds, and a small birds' nest.

Make it your own and hang by using embellishments that "speak" to you, and hang your creation wherever you need a bit of summer color!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Country Living Fair In Atlanta / Stone Mountain

Even though it has been a couple of years, I look back with a smile on the brisk October weekend when Marc and I exhibited at The Country Living Fair in Atlanta. 

For those who may not be familiar with the event, it is an amazing gathering of antiques and vintage dealers, and unique artisans who create wares from vintage goods. It was just like stepping into the pages of the Country Living magazine!

This Show was held in the shadow of the huge Stone Mountain resort complex in a wooded area that looked a lot like a campsite. Thousands and thousands of visitors roamed the show and shopped the hundreds and hundreds of exhibitors. We sold a whole lot of cool stuff, but more importantly we met so many cool people - people from all over the country who yearned for this cool style of decorating.

If you ever get the chance to visit The Country Living Fair in Columbus Ohio, Atlanta, or the newest one in upstate New York, by all means do so!