Immersed in Middle Earth

There’s nothing like settling down at the kitchen table with a palatte of paints and tiny pots of liquid gold and transforming a formerly unwanted handmade mug into an artifact from Hobbiton or Ithilian. It’s like being a props production person without the film schedule hanging over your head.  Much that once was is lost . . . but when what remains surfaces in thrift shops and warehouses, then I hope I am there to receive it, take it home, put on my Extended Edition LOTR soundtracks, pull out my paints and utensils, and see what takes shape.

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I’m dreaming of picnics

It’s spring! I want to picnic with my dearest! I have only a tiny window of time before we start sweating too much to really enjoy the park for most of the rest of the year . . . .These images have really inspired me and the urge has seized me. We’ll see what comes of it. Hopefully something yummy and photographed.

{via France Ruffenach Photography}

{via The Bride’s Cafe}

{via Such Pretty Things}

{via Project Wedding}

{via DesignSponge}

{via Oh Happy Day}

I have been dying to blog.

My schedule has been such that I’ve not carved out time to  blog. However, I spent some upload time today reading some blogs and that always spurs me on to post myself. Sometime in the future I’ll try to list the blogs that I follow that perhaps you’d be interested in. But for now, here’s a few little things up in the Unwhite shop.

{lavender and rosebud sachet necklace}

{painted teabag mugs}

{metal and ribbon rosette necklace. the rosette is made from thrift store fabric, an earring, and a bead}