29 September 2013

find us at the tinderbox at mid-main

i started selling some of my cards at the tinderbox earlier this summer. it's both a workshop and a gift shop, filled with hand-crafted goods from texas makers. it doesn't hurt that it's on the same street as sparrow, double trouble and continental club.. you really could spend an entire saturday on the block.

i took a few photos, but you really have to go in there for yourself! i have yet to do a workshop, but i'm thinking about planning a girls night -- the workshops are BYOB, after all.

the owner, ren, has done a fantastic job of curating quality good, thrifty find and bringing together the houston craft community.

falling hard for these waxed canvas totes by bexar goods -- i want the backpack.

there's my foxy mama.

loads of original art and pretty jewelry.

everything you want for a unique tablescape.

..and the hand-printed tea towels. i'm a tea towel hoarder -- i have my eye on the blue agave one now that we have some growing in our backyard!

19 September 2013

garden tourism + pretty, pretty flowers

now that i'm all into gardening (woo, new hobby!), i am browsing through all my old travel photos to revisit all the pretty gardens.

on our trip to costa rica, we came across the famous zarcero garden. i had no idea existed until we just stumbled upon it. it was one of those, 'STOP THE CAR' moments. so many gorgeous hydrangeas, dahlias and topiaries.

versailles! we didn't get a chance to tour the gardens, but that alone is reason enough to go back.

new orleans kills it in the porch / window box department. those ferns are 10 feet wide.

i mean, look. this little window box has 10 different kinds of plants in it. this person is an artist.

san antonio japanese tea garden. free and cool. who would have thought?

simple succulent garden in healdsburg, california.

calder's flying dragon in a garden at the art institute of chicago.

yeahh! with that said, i am so ready for fall. and then spring. and we can skip summer cause it's hot here in houston.

where's your favorite gardens? i wanna know, i wanna visit!

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