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September 10, 2010

Posted by in bonnie forkner

i’m off to the indie craft parade!

indie craft parade

i’ve got 43 pillows, 38 aprons, 40 tea towels and a mess of necklaces, bracelets and earrings, plus all my booth decor ready to go!

indie craft parade

i’ve even been spray painting. this morning. someone, please help me.

toaster

at least SOMEONE is excited!!!

toaster

ok, one more for good measure (he was being such a beeebie yesterday)!

hope to see you there!

indie craft parade

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Succulent Love

September 9, 2010

I was looking through the GHTR flicker stream a few days ago and was stopped in my tracks by airdrome’s gorgeous backyard.

I love her use of succulents and am so covetous of the Angel Trumpet (Brugmasia)!  I have long desired a succulent garden – not only are they wonderfully low maintenance, they are wonderful for the environment as well.  Succulents need very little human input to thrive – just the right sun and soil conditions. Usually those tough, sandy soiled and sunny areas of a garden are perfect for a succulent garden.

They also work wonderfully well in containers.

Blue Succulent from Moosey’s Country Garden

Wild Ginger Farm in Oregon has some lovely examples and instructions for creating different succulent/rock gardens – including a lovely parking strip garden they planted using a pocket planting method.  From their site:

Pocket planting is used when you are unable to rework the soil in an entire area.  Instead, a hole is dug and additional soil is worked in along with the plant.

Different gardening zones require different plants, but I know there are a great number of beautiful sedum and succulents that will thrive in your garden.

photo by davitydave

Succulent Resources:

http://www.succulent-plant.com/

Cactus and Succulent Society of America

Cacti.com

And of course – Flora Grubb who created iconic succulent based vertical gardens.

I adore the vertical gardens, but am absolutely smitten with Susie Nadler’s work for The Cutting Garden at Flora Grubb. Love. Love. Love. Her combination of texture and color is superb. I look at her bouquets and see the garden the flowers came from.  What a fun design project that would be – to create a garden design based on one of these bouquets…which one would you pick??!!

You can see more of Susie’s work on her Flicker page…it is a lovely source of inspiration!

Much love to you all – next week the list of Fall garden chores is coming your way.  Let me know if you have any specific plant questions and I’ll be sure to address them!

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a little bit of wild

September 9, 2010

Posted by in lifestyle

wildlife photography
 
wildlife photography
 
well this is a new topic for gthr, but i couldn’t resist!  isn’t this wildlife photography stunning? i’m glad i’m not the one who had to capture them, but i’m glad someone did! hopefully he had a super zoomy camera.  hope you have a wild great day!

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bailey doesn’t bark

September 9, 2010

Posted by in home decor

bailey doesn't bark

mmm fresh clean whites, beige and browns. bailey doesn’t bark is full of contemporary home goods and refined designs.  based out of new york, this modern store makes me take a deep breath of fresh air!

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stylist livia cetti

September 8, 2010

Posted by in lifestyle

the green vase stylist
 
the green vase stylist
 
the green vase stylist
 
the green vase stylist
 
ribbons and bows, paper flowers and pennant streamers- what’s there not to love? stylist livia cetti is an event designer, crafster and contributing editor for martha stewart weddings.  based out of nyc, i love how her work balances a modern flair with organic sensibilities.  can you believe that those flowers are actually tissue paper carnations? you can order them right from her website! and can i just say, if i was standing in front of that candy display, it wouldn’t be looking that way for long. are those candy dots i see rolled up? oddly enough, those are my favorite (paper and all)! visit her website for more inspiration- especially if you’re planning a wedding!

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carrie strine’s home goods

September 8, 2010

Posted by in home decor

carrie strine

quilts, streamers and coasters, oh my!  carrie strine’s work makes me want to have a party, or at least dress my house with some of her beautiful textiles.  every piece is made by hand from wall hangings to pillows and the colors are so fresh and surprising. make sure to visit her fabulous blog (seriously, i’ve looked at every.page.). xoxo!

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Posted by in bonnie forkner

speaking of erin godbey and the indie craft parade, it’s this weekend!! will you be there?

indie craft parade

the indie craft parade will bring the best handmade artists from the southeast together under one roof. it’s a public market where you’ll find indie crafts, local food, and opportunities to meet and greet with your favorite artists!  held in greenville, sc with free admission, we hope to see you there!

i’ll be there with a booth full of going home to roost goodies!  as you can see, i’ve been a busy lady:

indie craft parade

pillows galore, some new designs and some old favorites.

indie craft parade

120 reversible apron strings for the brand new aprons i’ll be debuting (stay tuned!).

indie craft parade

and a tea towel to match each designs, plus a few extras for fun. :)

indie craft parade

and to top it all off, some pretty earnings and necklaces!  (bet you didn’t know i made jewelry, huh?)

indie craft parade
 
indie craft parade

held indoors at the historic huguenot mill in downtown greenville, south carolina- the venue has so much character and is easy to find with tons of parking.  visit the indie craft parade website for all the details, and i hope to see you there!

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good morning lovelies! did you have a good labor day weekend? ours was busied with lawn mowing and sewing, but it was wonderful to be at home! today i wanted to share with you one of my latest favorite finds, 17 dove street.

17 dove street

erin godbey authors 17 dove street and though she’s only been blogging for six months, her content is that of a pro’s!  she is a craftster, cook, party planner and lover of all things handmade.  through her amazing photography, she shares diy projects, recipes, party pics, art and so much more- you’re sure to be inspired by the time you leave.  plus, she’s heading up the fabulous indie craft parade coming up this weekend! what does she not do?

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