I am moving our bits and bobs about today. Our home is full of wood, leather, textiles and colour. We have so much artwork, all mediums, makes sense, dad was a sculptor, Nana, a painter, me, a fashion designer, we collect things from the places we travel mostly, as well as markets, secondhand stores and then the things we have inherited from family. It makes for an eclectic mix of old and new, bold and worn, ornate and plain, classical and irreverent. The things that tie us to the places we've lived and the things we love in life. It has to be warm and make us smile, happy to be surrounded by our little bits and bobs, our memories. It gives me a great sense of perspective of time passing, the richness of our journeys, as a couple and as individuals. Oddly enough many are different representations of botanica, proof I was meant to do horticulture long before I ever took it up. I have about 8 prints and paintings to add that we've collected in the last two years sitting against our armchairs in new frames awaiting a place on the walls. An incredible botanic painting by an indigenous woman I met from central Australia after watching her choir perform, I'll do a post all its own on this one once its hung. A gouache and watercolour print from Calle Ocho we visited in Miami of two Cuban grandmas smoking cigars, an old Cygnet Apple Orchard packing and advertisement poster, a key of beautifully painted Tasmanian Saltmarsh Wetland birds, two pieces by the famous Hatchshow Print in Nashville including one of Hank William's tour posters and finally two linocut prints meant as a pair a modern interpretation of old Deep South custom that we bought in North Carolina. #home#homedecor#oldandnew#moderncountry#interior#rustic#colour#texture#prints#tapestry
Dollar Tree Decor DIY: Apothecary Jars!
Lessons: I wish I grabbed some colored cotton swabs to really make the look. The makeup brushes are hard to fit into the jar with the marbles and a bit impractical for rushing to do things in the morning. I need to find smaller marbles sometime in the future or remove any non essential makeup brushes from the jar. Also I used a very thin layer of gorilla glue but it still foamed up a bit on a few areas. I was able to scrape it off, so its not a big deal!
Cost: $6 Glassware + $1 Marbles + Gorilla Glue (Free - Already Had Some)
Time: 30-60 Minutes (2 minutes of gluing and 30-60 minutes to let the glue cure)