Flea Market Curiosities

a tongue and cheek expose of the dark side of flea markets

Flea Market Curiosities With Halloween approaching next month, I thought I'd share some of the curiosities I saw at the flea markets this summer. Curiosities are strange or unusual objects, and there are plenty to be found at swaps and fairs. This summer was not lacking in peculiar object … [Read more...]

Peach and Blackberry Cake in a Jar

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Late summer and early fall is a perfect time to pack a picnic and head out for the day in the Northeast.  The weather is beautiful.  The air is dry.  The temperature is just right - not too hot and not too cold.  It's the best time to be outside in my humble opinion, hence my picnic idea.  Where … [Read more...]

DIY Faux Coral Napkin Rings

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DIY Faux Coral Napkin Rings The faux coral is made from Sculpey clay and sprayed with Krylon Short Cuts spray paint.  One 2 oz. package of white clay made 3 pieces of faux coral.  I used the small 3 oz. can of spray paint in the color Red Pepper.Step 1. Condition the clay by kneading it between … [Read more...]

Easy Tie Dye Napkins

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Easy Tie Dye Napkins for a Summer Table Setting This weekend I had a little fun with tie dying napkins. I used a product called Tumble Dye, and it was so easy to use. It comes already mixed in a spray bottle. It is water based, non-toxic, permanent and you don't need gloves. I found it at Hobby … [Read more...]

Spring Home Tour

spring  home tour from At Home on the Bay

I have some news. It's good news for me, but maybe not so much for this little old blog. I got a job ... a real job! It just sort of happened. It feels good to be working, but it has really cut into my creative time. That is why I haven't been around here much lately. I've been adjusting to my new … [Read more...]

Society6 Shop is Open!

Society6 Shop is Open - watercolor flower pillow

watercolor wild flowers in vase 16" x 16" indoor pillow cover $20 I am so excited to announce that yesterday I launched my new Society6 shop with some of the watercolor artwork I have been working on behind the scenes.  So far I have added 3 different pieces of artwork. They are all available in … [Read more...]

Hot Off the Press

Hot off the press - style books you'll want for your coffee table

Are you in need of some fun new design books? Here are several new or soon to be released style books that I don't think I am going to be able to live without. Well, that might be a little over dramatic, but I do think they will be full of inspiration and not to mention look great on my coffee … [Read more...]

X Marks the Spot-A Cross Stitch Pillow

cross stitch pillow DIY

The year that I got married, I worked with some women who were always working on craft projects at lunch. They worked on cross stitch patterns a lot.  I was intrigued, so they took me to the local cross stitch shop and I picked out my first project, which I soon discovered I disliked intensely. I … [Read more...]