autumn celebration for the senses

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 – Filed under: apple galette,home decor,maple leaf,orange,pottery,recipes,red,senses ::

This time of the year is so full of feasts for all the senses… the visual beauty of the changing leaves (absolulely impossible to accurately capture on film I think), the aromatic apples and squashes cooking up, the drying flowers and herbs, the garlic planting for next year…

Here is the middle of our dining room table right now.

In a bowl sit the waxed leaves we did from this wonderful tutorial…

Next to it the beautiful red poppy bowl from MarciG

And the tiny orange owl candleholder from her mother, Lee from OneClayBead

And a handmade leaf and tissue paper candle lantern to shed warm, auburn light on our evening meals.

Oh, and this scrumptious rustic apple galette – you can find the recipe here.

What are your own fall favorites?

Tuesday Etsy finds {strawberry rhubarb pie}

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 – Filed under: Etsy,favorites,handmade,pink,red,shopping ::

As I watch our rhubarb grow a little bit more delicious each day, and see the pink and red simply gorgeous tulips at our Ottawa Tulip Festival… I’m struck by how well pink and red sit side by side. Especially when they are on an alpaca dress with heart pockets worn by a real sweetheart.

(above) strawberry baby tshirt by WrenWillow

red and pink wooden butterfly wand by Imaginationkids

that moment in pink, fine art print by gretchenmist

garland of love lampwork necklace by staroftheeast

pampered red cracker bowl and crumby bowl by atelierBB

wool felted cuff by ingermaaike

post it note holder and mini notebook by PipingHotPapers

fine art original photo print by YannPendaries

freedom print by sarahjanestudios

set of 5 smaller mini mosaic eggs by Sigmosaics

hello original painting by lisacongdon

pure wool felt shoes by LaLaShoes

mama and child eco friendly bird peg rack by MapleShadeKids

wrinkled zippered wristlet pouch by Lolos