In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

I love the thanksgiving message in the middle. Wishing you all a warm and happy Thanksgiving dear friends!
"Let us give thanks for what we are and for the circumstances God has given us for our personal journey through mortality."

I am thankful for my beautiful family that warms my heart every minute of the day and that we have our needs filled daily both temporally and spiritually. What are you thankful for?

thanksgiving week wishes

I have a thing for antique postcards. Especially ones that have written messages from a different life time.

To Miss Jose Dalton. Best Wishes From Herman

Dear Elsia, We butchered today (3 hogs). One weighed 325, 360, 390. Katie is home, yet is going away sat. I thank you very much for napkins, they were very nice. Aurthur and Leslie were in Albany a couple days. Wish U were here, we would grease you up in great shape. It was lovely here today, we have to brag of it when we get a nice day. Love to all, Morlier Laslier. -1911

To: Miss E Halkin. Have not forgotten you. Will write you in a few days. With love, Sincerely, E. N. -1908

and two from the apparently humorous Mrs Davis:

Save the drum stick for me. Mrs Davis- 1908

Did your corn equal this? Mrs Davis. Hurrah for Taft!!!
(Taft had just won the 1908 presidential election).

from NYPL. For many more postcards, just search thanksgiving.

found friday: wall flowers

this really makes me miss being creative with fresh flowers. It is designed by the Japanese floral artist Kado Hiroyuki. It reminds me of something I designed on top of a big old 70's painting of an autumn scene. Definitely not as cool as the one above. and no snickering allowed, this is me in college 6 years ago!!! For more beautiful eye candy, check out Kado Hiroyuki's blog.

another floresdelsol giveaway!

It is time for another flores del sol giveaway! This time it is a planter of preserved ferns and moss. Your own little piece of a forest floor in a mod striped planter. Perfect timing as around here, all things green have turned bright shades and are now gone for the winter.

How to enter:
Its easy! Just leave a comment on this post to enter.
If you want, tell me if you have any green left outside your window.
Make sure there is a link on your post to contact you or post your email in the comment.

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--Contest open to only US and Canada. Winner will be chosen by Giveaway ends and winner will be chosen December 3rd, 2010.

want it now? ferns and moss planter is for sale in the shop here.

found friday: papercut prints

Stunning papercut prints by etsy artist elsita. I could not pick just one to post. I love the intricate and pleasant woodland feel mingled with fairytale like scenes and imaginative stories in each print. My favorite is the 3rd one down titled children and deer. Each are so pleasing to the eye!

I am off for a little weekend to Virginia to see family. Enjoy your weekend!

The (purely paper) Flower Shop

flora, potted plants, watering cans, garden tools, potted orchids and more were created by David Stark Design. It was open for two days only back in may. If I only knew I would surely have visited! Truly stunning!

A video of the installation:

THE (purely paper) FLOWER SHOPPE from David Stark Design & Production on Vimeo.

craspedia is back

A photo of the owner of Clementiny Clothing, Kar, and her bridal bouquet she made out of dried billy buttons she ordered from me! I love it!

I have a limited amount of craspedia back for sale. It is such a popular flower this season and unfortunately has been in such high demand and hard to get due to a rough growing season that produced limited crops. Check out my shop to purchase some billy buttons while they last!

found friday: wall vases

More wall vases. these are beautiful modern with an organic feel using dried flowers. From the shop otchipotchi .
beautiful photography too. I love these last ones "white swallow" although for some reason they totally remind me of home alone 2, when he gets the two turtle doves. Am I alone?

new in shop: mercury glass centerpiece

a remake of last years classic that became popular on numerous blogs. This year, I went with a little more gold tones. Golden preserved hydrangea (it's very soft), natural dried protea flat flowers and touches of the popular preserved yellow craspedia (billy button) flower.

A thanksgiving centerpiece? Sure! All year round? Even better! Three smaller coordinating designs going down a table take up less space and have a more flowing feel. The design in available in the shop now, with plenty stock on hand to make more.
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