Tis The Season

The beauty berry bush we brought with us when we moved here is in it’s full Fall splendor.  I can’t grow a pumpkin to save my life but this spray of color outside my kitchen window puts me in the pumpkin season mood every year.

 

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Stranger Things

If you are a fan of the Netflix show Stranger Things, you’ll 100% understand this little shadowbox I made for a friend.  If not, never mind.  🙂

 

 

Volunteers

We plowed our potato patch a few months ago.  Brian discovered a vine growing in it a few weeks later and soon two watermelons showed up, nicer than any melon we’ve ever grown ‘on purpose’.  We decided to pick one and it’s fully ripe and totally delicious.  The thing is, we didn’t plant watermelons anywhere this year.  What a lovely surprise!

Getting Brave

One of the foxes that lives in our property next door is getting pretty bold.  We’ve seen it a few times in our back yard at dusk and recently on our driveway close to our house in full daylight.  This is a bit blurry because it ran a little ways when it saw me out with my camera, but turned to get one last look at me.  🙂

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My Cabinet Of Curiosities

I was super excited that I got a Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts French Millinery Cabinet kit for my birthday.  I immediately assembled and painted it then started planning what to display in it.  As it turns out, I’ve been collecting tiny awesome things my entire life.  I am over the moon with how it came out!

It’s my favorite thing I’ve ever made!

I’ve had the porcelain beaver since I was a teenager. I bought the crystal skull during our 25th anniversary trip to Asheville. I made the zombie display from an HO scale train figure. The green stone glows in the dark!  The shelf below has a glass rubber duck, a copy of the first Harry Potter book and a model of the Enterprise.

The shark’s tooth display on the wall was made from treasures I picked up on Daytona Beach when I was a kid. Below that is a metal pin from my first Prince concert during his Purple Rain tour. The jar on the left contains animal teeth, the one in the center is a realistic doll eye. The toad was purchased at Disney World the year it opened.

I love the metal box with a vintage sideshow poster. The fighter figurine is one I used often when playing D&D. The metal chocolate kiss was purchased during a visit to Hershey when I was 18.

The shelf on the right has a ouija board and a blue glass amulet I got in Greece. Of course, there’s a cup of black coffee.

The little box has black pyramid salt, a jar of preserved ladybugs, a Herkimer diamond crystal and a tiny sheep.

The feathers in this section include one from my favorite chicken Nugget and a hummingbird we found in our greenhouse. The jar has some of my kids’ baby teeth (sorry girls!)

I’ve had this brass diver’s helmet forever. The crystal ball is a marble set onto a silver bead.

Towards the back is a polished rock I set for my microscopy class at Georgia Tech, an animal jawbone given to my by a friend and a scarab I picked up in Cairo.

And of course there’s a jack o’lantern!

 

 

 

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In Full Bloom

My one attempt at flowers this year.  Petunias from WalMart.  Our vegetable garden keeps us so busy there’s no time for pretty things.  I do use quite a bit of the thyme growing in the top of the planter.

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Christmas In July

This little hutch came from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  It was easy to assemble and a lot of fun to work on!  The top shelf has a tiny Christmas tree, some porcelain mice I bought at Disney World when they first opened, a book of bedtime stories and a snowman snow globe I made out of polymer clay.  The middle shelf contains a jar of peppermints I made from poly clay, a tiny tea set, a tin of Christmas cookies and a JOY sign made from painted scrabble tiles.  The bottom shelf holds a glitter house village made from poly clay.  The della robbia spray has poly clay oranges and nail art fruit slices.

The drawer opens and contains miniature Christmas tree decorations, including lights, tinsel, icicles and ornaments.

The wreath is made from beads and nail art glitter.

 

 

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