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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Build a Suet Bird Feeder from a Log

Pileated Woodpecker photo by jgates513

Recently, a new friend arrived in our neighborhood, Mr. Pileated Woodpecker. I’ve lived in Maine for over 14 years now and I’ve only heard their calls. Never have I been graced by their presence.  It all started the day my partner, Mark was going for a walk in the woods to think. Suddenly he heard a loud screech. When he looked up, he saw a massive woodpecker in the tree next to him. He followed him from tree to tree that day deep into the woods. He came home excited as this has only been his second Pileated woodpecker siting and he’s lived in Southern Maine his entire life. After that fateful day, our friend decided we were okay and started hanging out in our backyard munching on one of our pine trees. Knowing that Pileated woodpeckers tend to be on the elusive side, I wanted to build a suet log bird feeder to help him stay fed and happy throughout the winter. Who knows maybe he’ll decide to stay with us a little bit longer.

Below are instructions on how you can build your own suet bird feeder from logs in your backyard. If you don’t feel like being crafty but are looking for a way to lure Pileated Woodpeckers or other birds to your backyard, I listed a few great log bird feeders that you may like to buy at the bottom of this post.

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Bathroom Inspiration: Rustic Wood Mirrors, Vessel Sinks & Concrete Counters

Pinterest: rustic wooden mirror tutorial

Source: bhg.com via Candi on Pinterest

There is so much to love about this rustic bathroom showcased as a double bathroom vanity by Better Homes and Gardens. While I am not a huge fan of double vanity’s (think more to clean,) I like the look of this and went in search of ways to duplicate this in my home. Here is what I found.

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My hope is to Inspire

Welcome to my new blog.  I started this blog because I found myself spending countless hours on Pintrest.com bookmarking things I love and want to create. Often, I get just an image so I wonder, where can I get the elements used in the photo? Can I buy them online? Can I make them? Is someone else blogging about it? That’s when I find myself off on a wild goose chase in search of how to recreate or buy what inspires me.

Instead of keeping all this knowledge to myself, I decided to share it with you. At My Rustic House you will find rustic inspired home decor, tutorials on how to create your own, down home cooking recipes, where to buy guides, and much more.

Eventually, I hope to sell our handcrafted creations as well as my friends. If you have something you’d like to showcase on this site, feel free to contact me anytime. I’d love to hear from you.

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