January 2012

Esty Showcase: Vintage Spoons, Driftwood Hearts & Anti Valentines Day Cards

Valentine’s day is a great holiday to visit Etsy. The stores are overflowing with gorgeous handcrafted cards and gifts that you can’t find anywhere else. With all these options to choose from, it’s hard to find the diamonds in the rough. Below are a few of my favorites.

Vintage Valentine Spoon Plant Markers

Looking for a way to say I Love You to your favorite gardener. This one of kind set of 3 vintage Valentine spoon plant markers is sure to delight the one you love.

Vintage Valentine Spoon Plant Marker

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10 Valentine Gifts for Women Who Love Rustic Home Decor

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, women get tired of the same gift every year. Sometimes, we crave something different. Something that says “Wow, you know me so well!” Below are 10 Valentine Gift ideas for women who love rustic home decor. Because Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, our gift ideas are designed to show her how much you love her all year long.

1) Rustic Driftwood Heart

Driftwood Heart Wall Art

Remind her everyday how much you love her with this stunning driftwood heart.



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Livingroom Inspiration: Rustic Stump Tables, Modern Glass Trestle Table & Animal Skin Rugs

Rustic Inspired Living room with natural stump, glass table, and striped pillows

 This amazing living room is owned by Ballard Designs’ creative director Jill Sharp Brinson and her photographer husband, Rob Brinson in Atlanta.  I love the way she mixes the rustic with the modern into a cohesive whole.  My favorite elements in this room are the wooden stump end tables that look plucked straight out of the forest and the amazing hand hewed beam above her couch.  

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Need a Pinterest Invite?

Pulling hair out over Pinterest Invite

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Suet Recipe to Lure Pileated Wood Peckers & Other Birds

Closeup of Pileated Wood Pecker

Closeup of Pileated Wood Pecker

Recently, we were blessed by the presence of a Pileated Woodpecker who decide that our yard was his new playground. He comes every day now and drums on our Pine tree. We are thrilled to have him and created suet bird feeders to encourage him to stay as long as possible. Below is the suet recipe that we use to lure our friend, the Pileated Woodpecker and other birds to our yard.

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