Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mosaic Inspiration and Simple & Sweet Fridays #130

I wanted to share my latest Mosaic creations!

I wanted to recycle old plates that I bought from thrift stores and garage sales.

I broke the plates using a towel and hammer.

 I decided to use an old shovel, hand trowel, and a brick.

I started to glue the pieces down with AcrylPRO.

Pique Assiette is a form of art similar to mosaic but specifically uses broken plates and the like arranged in patterns or designs. The name comes from the French pique-assiette, meaning "one who eats from others' plates". Pique assiette is a style of mosaic that incorporates pieces of broken ceramics—plates, dishes, cups, tiles—and other found objects into the design. The appeal and expressiveness of pique assiette lies in the ideas of lateral thinking, humour, recycling, and the significance of the found objects.

I love displaying mosaic garden art.

It was a fun project.  I am planning to make another mosaic piece soon!

I went to Home Goods this last week and found these olive colored plates marked down to $3.00!
I couldn't resist!

I'll be sharing my fall tablescape soon.

I found this cute cookie stamp at Anthropologie.

I love the Eiffel Tower handle!

The stamp says, "BAKED FOR YOU"

I made some shortbread cookies with some lilac coloring in it.

Too cute and delicious too!

Stan designed a new area by our pool with brick.

Stan and Justin are working on putting up a new pergola.  I'll share more photos next week.

Maggie and I are excited about the new area!

I hope you all have a creative week.
Looking forward to seeing all the inspiring new projects you've been working on.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

~Lighten Up Your Kitchen and Simple & Sweet Fridays #129~

Adding more light in our kitchen and family room,
 was as easy as changing out our curtains.
I have always loved our burgundy and gold pen striped curtains,
but we needed a change.
Before our daughter, Katie, moved to England,
I had her help me find new curtains and hang them.
Boy, did it make a difference with the sunlight.
We found the embroidery curtains at
 Bed, Bath and Beyond.
I fell in love with the small flowers embroidered on them.
The white corbels are a good accent piece 
with the new curtains.
I love the softness in the room now.
 with the summer light shining through them.
Now we have more of a view of our garden.
An easy way to change a room,

Carly made Stan and I dessert to celebrate.

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