Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The change of the Seasons

It might not officially be fall yet, but in my little corner of the world, it sure feels like it is. I love the fall and have started getting my October issues of saved magazines out for inspiration and ideas for decorating. My favorite mag for inspiration was Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion, which is sadly not published anymore. One of the places I like to seasonally decorate is my mantel. This was my spring mantel.....

Here is my summer mantle, which is about to come down for my fall/Halloween mantle.

Here is one of my bigger bears in his little popcorn cone....hanging from one of my Friday Finds (the little red box of drawers).

And as I say farewell to the summer, I also send a fond farewell to 3 bears that have been adopted and sent off over the Ocean to their new home...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Past Projects and woodland themes

Here are a few pictures of a tree stump house I made way too many years back, I have been thinking alot lately about Woodland Themes, it seems like I do every Fall. Growing up, I always loved stories that had big, deep dark woods in them—The Three Bears, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, even Sleeping Beauty. I visited the Redwoods in California when I was thirteen, and I wanted to stay and live in the house built in a live tree (one of the tourist things) soo badly.

The tree stump was made in quarter scale (1:48th) for my micro mini bears which are around an inch tall. I had so much fun with this project, and I even made some of the furniture.