Get It Together: Bringing Nature Indoors

I loved this Apartment Therapy picture from a recent round up of rooms featuring botanical-inspired art. The modern lamps and industrial cart are nicely accented with worn elements like the suitcases and exercise pins.

Start with a reclaimed wood and metal console table and add a pair of green bottles, that you could easily have wired to turn them into a pair of table lamp, topped with textured shades in a natural fabric.

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Visiting Brimfield: What We Bought

While our haul was limited to small items, we picked up a few new favorites. Erika bought a lovely picnic basket as well as these amazing yellow and white drink holders on stakes for around the campfire or at the beach. I found a mahogany two drawer cabinet for my husband’s desk with deep drawers but a small profile.

Click for more about our AMAZING Brimfield finds…

Armchair Junking: Drawer Pulls

Vintage drawer pulls are perfect for so many projects around the house and come in a vast variety of shapes and colors. Whether you’re improving a dresser, redoing your kitchen, or working on a new DIY creation, this round up should provide some great inspiration.

Above: DIY drawer pull corks for your bar cart, colorful drawer pulls give new life to an Ikea dresser and DIY drawer pull necklace holder on driftwood.

1) Button-inspired brass drawer knobs

2) Stallion heads for an equine themed room.

3) Colorful upcycled water spigot knobs

4) Spring green ceramic knobs

5) Shabby chic white and brass knobs

6) Brightly colored cast iron owls

Armchair Junking: Wine Glasses

This past weekend, I took a trip with my mom to Newport, RI and checked out a few vineyards on the nearby Rhode Island Coast Wine Trail. I’ll share some pictures later this week, but in the meantime, I wanted to round up some of my favorite vintage wine glass designs. Enjoy!

3) Gold-rimmed vintaged flutes
4) Mid-century silver-striped coupe glasses
5) Etched crystal glasses with a floral pattern
6) Intricate set of claret wine glasses

Deep Stir: Green Soup (with Pureed Asparagus, Broccoli & Kale)

As you can tell, my middle name is basically “Soup” because I make a large pot every week during the cool months – only taking July and August off. Toda (adapted from E is for Eat)y’s soup is basically a hot super-food smoothie! The thick puree of asparagus, broccoli and kale is filling and creamy. My husband even declared this my best soup ever.

Recipe after the jump…

HTT (Here’s The Thing): Learning Pottery

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to learn how to throw pottery on the wheel. There is something that feels so organic and natural about creating something by hand that you can use to serve food.

So, I signed up for a class a couple months ago and have been making clumsy attempts at structurally sound pottery for weeks!

Click for more about my experience…