I have such fond memories of hanging May Day flowers on my neighbors doors growing up. We would craft baskets out of paper plates, stapling two together, decorating them and cutting a handle out of the top. I miss giving a bit of spring to the people around me, and why should kids have all the fun. So, here is the same idea updated just a bit.
*Flowers ( I picked iris and tulips but any garden bloom will do)
1. Write a message on your card stock. A simple greeting will do.
2. Fold paper into a pointed cone and use washi tape to keep it in place. I used a few strips in different spots to make sure it was securely adhered.
3. Punch two holes at the top of the cone on either sides. This is where your handle will tie on.
4. Cut a desired length of twine and tie on. About 12 inches will do.
5. Wrap stems with a damp paper towel.
6. Securely wrap bundle with plastic wrap so no water leaks through to the card stock.
Happy basket hanging! Do you have a neighbor that could use some bright May Day cheer?
I have been reading a lot on creative businesses lately and a few, key points stood out to me. Having an inspiring work space was one of them. This was my unimportant and uninspiring desk.
Until I found this shabby table online last week.
There was a crack in the corner that my dear husband, with some wood putty and time fixed up in a jiffy. With the wonderful magic of paint, sand paper and polishing wax... I now introduce you to my new workspace.
The space really hasn't changed too much, just the table and some flowers. But it's amazing what one piece of furniture will do for your space. It's more functional, loads more comfortable to sit at and most importantly inspirational. Giving new life to a piece like this spurs me on to work harder and see the potential in new pieces. So while I will be sitting here sharing with you, I will also be motivated to spend more time in the garage working on a piece for your home!
Is your work space inspirational or drab? Maybe it's time for a change!
I went to the first market last year to explore and discover what it was like just to shop, check out the goods and meet some of the vendors. It was so much fun.
One of the first ladies that I met was Ruth of Hill House. Her display was beautiful and its easy to say that I could have bought everything in her booth. From these lovely script pillows to the tin crown.
Katie over at Harman Ebner Finery had beautiful pillows, bags, and towels. I especially loved her Mr. and Mrs. pillows. Since the Market last year she has changed her business over exclusively to leather bags. Her new line is just as fabulous.
These are just two of the 10 plus amazing vendors and artists that come to each market. I can't wait to be a part of them again this year. The first one is June 8th.
The blog makeover is complete... almost. I have a few more things in store but everything can't happen over night, right? It has been a busy season in my life working towards making this dream and business more of a reality.
She really understood the branding vision I had and ran with it. I could not be happier.
This summer is going to be bigger than ever for CB&J. We will be at three of the Pomegranate French Flea Market's (maybe more if I can pull it off). Soon to launch is an Etsy store where you will be able to purchase small items with out having to be in the Bend area! I have more up my sleeve but will save that for another day (I know the suspense may kill you!).
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for following my journey. I can't wait to grow with you!
This client was moving into a new house and wanted a completely different look to go in it. We did a number of different pieces for the house too so stay tuned!
meet the rustic aqua dining set
The custom table and benches came from the client in an unfinished "raw" wood state. We stained the tops and finished them with a glossy surface that will stand the test of time... or a few kids. The legs turned out beautifully aqua with just the right amount of wear and distressing.
If you are looking for something special and would like to discuss a special order piece I would love to talk with you, feel free to email me.
Trunks are full of so many possibilities. They are decorative, beautiful and functional if you find the right one. I like to think that they all have a story too. Whether it was once filled with grandma's past up in the attic or buried with treasure.
I found this trunk while shopping in the city. Its original state left a lot to be desired but after a little love and care its been given a whole new life.
meet the rustic steamer trunk
This trunk is ready to be filled with all of your treasures and displayed in your home as a functional work of art. The exterior is a creamy white with walnut stained wood and brass detailing. The interior is lined with the original paper and has 2 shelves. It measures 34 inches wide by 23 inches high and 19.5 inches deep $175 SOLD
If you are ever interested in one of our items, feel free to email us. We are in the process of setting up an online store in which all of our items will be available through.