Framed Ferns + Garden Link Party

July 25th, 2011

Hello everyone, happy Monday, and I hope you’re all finding ways to stay cool in the sweltering July heat!  Today is the last of the Fair Weather Forum summer link parties, and the topic is ‘Gardening’.  I had big plans to build a planter and feature it today, but life got in the way, funny how that happens!  Maybe later, maybe next year, who knows!

Instead, I opted for a simple art project with a few stems from the one single fern growing in my yard.  My backyard gets mostly afternoon and evening sun, which is great for grapes but not so good for shade loving plants.  However, I do have one small fern plant tucked underneath our deck, and it thrives there year after year. 

I’m fixing up our guest space since we’re expecting a lot of visitors this upcoming tasting season, and I love bringing the outdoors inside.  I was looking for an inexpensive way to create some simple and unique wall art, so I decided to flatten and preserve some of those fern fronds from our garden, and frame them behind glass.

cg fern wall art

 

framed ferns

 

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BOTB 7.24.11

July 24th, 2011

Hello all, happy Sunday, Amanda and I teamed up again to bring you another round of our favorite picks from around the blogosphere this week, enjoy!

Shaunna from Perfectly Imperfect threw a picture perfect Vintage Makeup Party for her daughter this past week, be sure pay a visit of a lot of inspiration and eye candy for your next girlish soiree!

perfectly imperfect birthday party

 

   Ashley at Lil Blue Boo teaches you two techniques to monogram a simple beach tote.

monogrammed beach bags lilblueboo

 

Don’t want to stare at your flat screen when it’s not in use?  Follow John’s Journal simple L bracket trick for disguising it with art!

l bracket trick

 

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