It occurred to me to take a picture of this unexpectedly pretty and tidy corner the other day. I liked the simplicity of it.
The rocking chair was a gift from my parents, made by hand by my Grade Nine English teacher, who uses only traditional wood-working tools and local trees to create his beautiful work.
The quilt was made by me, and I never tire of its rustic plaids and sweet little pine trees.
The poster I got in Montreal after I saw it in a friend's apartment. It's travelled with me for almost fifteen years now, and suits every room I've hung it in.
The garland? Well, that you can make, if you haven't thrown out all those Christmas cards yet!
I can't even remember where I saw this idea. If you did it on your blog last year, let me know and I'll link to you!
Simply trace around the top of a mason jar to create circles out of the most interesting part of our old Christmas cards . Cut them out and hole-punch them on two sides. Then thread a ribbon through them, linking them all together.
So simple, right? And thrifty. And quick. And best of all: pretty.
Over the years I hope to have one of these over every window; these cards are from last year, so I'll soon make this year's cards into a new garland.
I can't help but imagine this done with rainbow paper or printed scrapbooking paper...imagine them as birthday streamers! Oh...must try that soon....don't you love how creating spurs on your creativity?