Category Archives: Hobbies

Indian Brass …Floral Friday

I was in the mood to clean up some bright-work around the house this week. So out came the bottle of “Brasso” polishing compound. It’s my go-to cleaner for non food use metal. After cleaning up some stainless steel bathroom … Continue reading

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Retro Vibe …Floral Friday

Sometimes I get a strong craving for retro inspired styling. When the urge strikes, I prefer to use authentic containers from the particular time-frame that triggered the thoughts. For today, the late 1960s and earlier 1970s leapt out of my … Continue reading

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Ikebana Inspired …Floral Friday

Andy and I had just finished a short formal meditation Monday afternoon when he noticed a peculiarly shaped planter vase sitting on my desk. My friend picked it up and contemplated it for about a minute. “Hmm, California Pottery. It … Continue reading

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Vase Fillers …Floral Friday

Last week’s Floral Friday featured art glass containing various filler material. It was so enjoyable trying different fillers that I decided to feature the idea again today. This time, I used different types of glass containers in order to try … Continue reading

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It’s National Watch Day

While planning this month’s blog post topics a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that June 19th is National Watch Day. I initially thought I’d photograph the wristwatch I had on as an illustration for a blog post to commemorate … Continue reading

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More Art Glass …Floral Friday

There have been three attractive art glass vases parked near my desk waiting for inspiration to flash. That finally happened earlier this week when the idea to use vase filler materials came to mind. The emerald green Italian Empoli footed … Continue reading

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Vintage Stylings …Floral Friday

It was time to dig through one of the plastic storage “totes” in the basement to see what old things could be found to use in projects. I┬ácame back upstairs with several candidates–three of which were immediately inspiring. An off-white … Continue reading

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