Archive for November, 2011

THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

The holiday season is upon us and to get in the mood, I love looking at cool alternative, attractive and simple decorations, made using natural or repurposed materials…Enjoy

 

 

N A T U R A L    C O T T O N    W R E A T H

S T I C K S        S T A R S          C A N D L E S

I T ‘ S     C H R I S T M A S

D R I E D    O R A N G E   P E E LS  AND   C A N D L E S

S I L V E R    M E T A L   B I R D   F E E D E R

CAITLIN WYLDE

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Caitlin Wylde doesn’t only make the most gorgeous flags and tepees but she is a scavenger like I am of nature’s treasures: feathers, stones, twine, wood, seaweed, pods…I have collected loads of these over the years, and at my house, I keep all my treasures in large glass vases, wooden bowls, trays, shelves, etc. The artist Caitlin Wylde, based in Los Angeles California, who’s work is featured below, uses her finds in montages, where all the bits and pieces are carefully arranged in a certain order and nothing feels wasted.

 

 


POMEGRANATES

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Recently, I read a few tips about growing Pomegranates you may or may not know already:

*add rock salt to the soil every once in a while to sweeten the fruit

*to keep the birds and squirrels from eating all the pomegranates off the tree, secure brown paper bags around each fruit

*the fruit is ready to pick when it splits open

and

*this is how I collect the seeds and it works really well: put the fruit in a large bowl of water, slice it in half while it’s submerged, and remove the seeds from the rind. When you are done, just pour the seeds through a strainer. I love to eat the seeds as is, or add them to a green salad. Either way, they are delicious :)