How can white not be a color?
Punta Cana beach, photo by Christina of Brosnan Photographic:
Peonies by Rachel of The Crafted Life:
Panna cotta by Donna Hay, via Elle France:
Stairs, via Pinterest:
Linen, via Tumblr:
Currently pretending I’m at the beach…
Naples, Florida (via Pinterest, source unknown):
Wilmington, North Carolina (via Style Me Pretty, photo by Millie Holloman)
Komos Beach, Crete (photo by Eleni of My Paradissi):
Cape Cod, Massachusetts (via Pinterest, source unknown)
Cornwall, United Kingdom (via Flickr, photo by Mike Stimpson):
Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.
Favorite greenery (art print available at Details by M.):
Real, not perfect:
Take me to the beach to eat cake (photo by Beth Kirby):
Santorini details (photo by Sara Medina Lind):
Octopus (spotted on The Beach People):
The heat is on! Some of the best memories are made in flip flops, so go out there this weekend, have fun, relax, eat well and spend quality time with loved ones. Oh and before you do that, check out these airy images:
Ethereal olive branches (photo by Jose Villa):
Mark these words:
The lights of sunset:
This blush outfit from Instagram:
These textures spotted on Madam Stoltz:
I’ve spent Easter in the fabulous city of Dubrovnik, Croatia with the Fiance and just had to collect pebbles from the beach. Again. I don’t think I will be able to resist the urge ever if I’m honest, but anyway. 🙂 This time I went for the bleached white flat ones and predictably, he asked what I plan to do with them. AND the ones from previous trips too, for that matter. Oooops…
Sadly he just won’t take the ‘it’s craft supply, it’ll be good for something eventually’ bulls**t anymore, but being the absolute sweetheart he is, we brought them home. And now I feel the pressure every time I look at them to come up with ideas.
Then the other day I found some olive patterned paper napkins in my pantry that got me thinking. The green-gray motif would go very well with off-white, so I decided to decoupage some of the stock, thus giving my pebbles a new look. I wrote about this easy technique earlier (read it here) and again, I’m happy with how the project turned out.
So without further ado, this is how decoupaged pebbles are made:
Supplies: pebbles, patterned 3-ply paper napkin or tissue of your choosing (got mine from H&M Home, but it’s from a previous collection), scissors, brush, decoupage glue.
Tip: Since you only need a small amount of glue, pour some into a jar lid or small glass bowl. If your glue has thickened, add a little water to dilute.
Cover your work surface, clean pebbles from dust/sand. Cut motifs to size, separate layers (you only need the top sheet). Apply glue on the pebbles, fit and smooth out cutouts on the surface. Give it a few minutes of dry time and finish off with 1-2 thin layers of glue to seal. Ready!
They look good in plant pots, decorative bowls, as vase fillers or simply displayed on their own. Also, grill season is upon us, but this year my stuff won’t get blown away thanks to these lovely weights.
Have fun making them!