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.

 

 

Introducing A New Chicken To The Flock

We have a new addition to our flock.  A pretty little red hen.  Don’t ask where we got her…  😉   She has a little apartment in the hen house where she’ll be able to get adjusted to the rest of our girls.  It’s a goat carrier modified with a feeder, water and some place for her to feel secure at night.  We’ll let her join the rest of our chickens after about a week.  She awarded us with an egg about 2 hours after arriving at her new home.

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Berries

I took this photo from our hot tub.  The blackberries are close enough to pick to add to a glass of champagne.  Life is good!

Basil

The only basil we have this year is grown on our back deck in pots.  I’ve made pesto twice now with the basil leaves, garlic, toasted pine nuts, parmesean, lemon and olive oil.  Toss that with pasta and some sauteed shrimp.  Yum!

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Cooking From The Garden

Our morning haul from the raised beds usually fills a large colander and inspires the evening’s dinner.

Pickle marathon 2017 should start soon….

Gotta get my sauerkraut crock out of storage.

Roasted beets, carrots and garlic with sauteed beet greens and blue cheese.

Spanikopita pie with our spinach, garlic and goat cheese from the freezer.

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