Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
I planted this miniature center piece in a copper/ brass footed container that I inherited from my mother-in-law. I have been so busy at the shop that the only Christmas tree that I have at the moment is this tiny evergreen. And, the only fine china that I have out is the set on this tiny bistro set. I wonder if Santa will put the Christmas presents on our dining room table?
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Now that Fall is almost behind us Winter is nearing. It is my second favorite season. Things will slow down at the shop. I will start making homemade hot soups and bread and have time to make soaps, dolls, and such. Winter is also a time that I head down to Paris, TN. where things are nice and easy. I look forward to collecting little trinkets, having coffee with my sister and looking into the eyes of my dear mother as I listen to her speak. Life is good!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
If you like moss and lichen- like I do- then please visit the Blog A Thoughtful Life. She has compiled a collection of items from Etsy ( including mine ) that is sure to please. My favorite are the moss buttons seen here.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
The fairies have moved into an old washing machine
These fairies love an afternoon tea in the garden
I have been bitten by the fairy bug. My mind is spinning with ideas. From formal uppity fairies, to laid back and relaxed fairies to forest fairies. They are flying out of The PURE Gardener as fast as they appear. There is something about them that is very therapeutic and wonderful. They bring smiles to the faces of woman, children and even young men that are my employees who say that they are "so cool".
Miniature tea sets- that remind me of my childhood- are now finding new homes and renewed life in miniature gardens of my customers. This is good. I am working on a forest fairy garden that I will keep for myself but will have on display at the shop. I may work in a little mediation spot. It will represent a happy place to me. A place that I can escape to.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Easy Whipped Shea Butter recipe from Bramble Berry Soaps
This is a great recipe that I love so much that I wanted to share. I use organic ingredients and essential oils. My favorites are rose, patchouli, and sandalwood.
14 oz Shea Butter
5 oz Coconut Oil
6 ml Cranberry Fig Fragrance Oil (or your choice)
4 ounce jars
Combine all ingredients and whip for 6-7 minutes in an electric mixer on medium/high. Spoon into jars. That's it. You're done!
Easy, right? Who knew something great could come out of an afternoon of experimentation in the soap lab? I've been using it on my elbows and feet and totally love it!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
My little house in Paris, TN- The Two Sisters. I usually head down to relax, see my family and to my little house every year in December after the busy Holiday season is over. This year we are going down there a little later than usual- not until a week and only for a few days. But, in those few days I will be taken away from stress, the schedules, meetings, complications of everyday life, and reality in general. Well, the reality that I have created :-) It is hard to explain how I am attached to this little house and how at peace I am when I am there.
So, to the Two Sisters I am headed in a week and I am busy now collecting things like white dishes, incense and sage, trinkets and another rocker to take to her. Where I will relax and regroup. Thank God for the little things in life.
A view from standing in front of my house looking down the street to my sister Cherry's House at end of the road tucked way next to a forest. 2004