Friday 26 October 2012

Birth Record Spoon

On this dark Friday morning I thought I would share with you some little gifts honouring a great Joy in life....a little twist on the classic silver spoon given to babies at birth.

I really enjoyed making the birth record spoons for some special little babies that I know.
I hand stamped their name and birth date onto a vintage silverplated baby spoon, then added a wire wrapped charm for a little bit of colour and bling.
 A unique gift that will be treasured for years to come, I would be happy to make a birth record spoon for you.


Monday 22 October 2012

Harvest Table Display

I have been browsing Pinterest and the internet for images of autumn table displays. We have a large, rectangular table in our dining room and I would like to have a display of seasonal items down the middle of the table.  Here are some inspiration photos.

I love the curly willow around the pumpkins.

Doesn't this look like a wonderful place to enjoy the company of loved ones!

I am thinking that some sort of wooden box or platform down the middle of the table is just what I need.

And of course some candles for ambience.

And a few coordinating objects on a sideboard or buffet.

Some green and white pumpins are perfect!

Some greenery for texture.

Now that I have some great inspiration it is time to get to work!
- Amanda

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you all had a great weekend. For us in Canada it was Thanksgiving. We had a great weekend playing in the sunshine, visiting family and feasting on delicious food. One of our fun activities was our annual trip to the Westham Island Herb Farm to pick out pumpkins and fresh organic produce.

A feast of colour for the eyes, we had a great time exploring, playing in the dirt, watching the cow, donkeys, goats and chickens, and picking out the perfect pumpkins.

Another moment for which I am grateful this weekend was the hour that I used to explore all the great beads at The Upstart Crow. I chose the beads pictured below and plan to use all the big ones on the right for charms for more napkin rings. The picture doesn't do them all justice but there are some great colours here!


Wednesday 3 October 2012

Warmth on a cool morning

October! I can hardly believe it. 
As it is officially fall, I thought I would share photos of this warm, thoughfully designed, modern family space. So grab a hot something to drink on this chilly morning and enjoy!
 Photographed by Ricardo DeAratanha via The LA Times.