“I’ll take two apples, some heirloom tomatoes and a couple of peaches.”
“No, its OK I have a bag.”
It doesn’t take much to imagine the above scenario unraveling at the farmer’s market, we’ve all been there. The typical exchange. The farmer glances up to accept your tote expecting some soiled canvas sack or crinkled “I used to be a plastic bottle” grocery bag in which to place her literal fruits of her labor. But no, you know better then that.
You hand over this beauty to stash your glorious produce loot…
I can hear it now: the silence that falls over the peaches. The subtle gasps of admiration. The shear respect of its simple but gorgeous design. Allow me to introduce to you: the Ambitalia Bento Tote from Anaïse.
Sadly this little tote is temporarily sold out, but I’m guessing there are a few crafty little buggers out there who could whip this up in no time on their own sewing machine. (If you place your produce snuggled up in its bento tote lovingly in your the wicker basket adorning your beach cruiser bicycle and peddle home, scarf flying in the wind - extra points for you).
Uh, I love the farmer’s market (and clearly I have a problem).
One of my most favorite “pick me up” blogs is Oh Happy Day. As if the name doesn’t say it all just by itself?!? Author, Jordan, is the party-planner extraordinaire! Some of her fêtes are best left to the professionals, or at the very least those with 36 hours to a day. However many of her ideas take your everyday item and give them a new leash on live.
Her feature today, the DIY Confetti Tablecloth, fits snuggly into that second category and seems completely manageable! I think this little delight gracing your kitchen table would make everyday feel like a party.
Images: Oh Happy Day
And really why stop at a table cloth - sheets, curtains and napkins oh my! Who am I to deny boring plain linens their chance to shine?
For the full DIY tutorial click over - while you’re there have a look around and stay a while! I promise you won’t regret it, before you know it a sneaky little smile will take over your entire face.
I sure do!
Check it out. Table-top made from floorboards circa 1852. We can’t wait to get it set up in the kitchen!
And its a “transformer” to boot…for now we are setting it up on an island to create some more storage in our kitchen…but someday in the future we will move on to a bigger space and we can take the table-top with and transform it into a proper table. Boo-ya!
Seriously is he not the most professional amateur woodsmith you’ve ever met? Love it! (and him!)
There really aren’t enough words for how impressed I am by this before & after by I Still Love You!
Its super impressive on its own, brought to a new level by the fact that I’ve been pining over the idea of sewing projects lately…especially after a lunch-time trip to a new fabric & fiber shop in my hood, Gather Here…more on that later.
Click on over to I Still Love You for more impressive pictures…including the buttons down the back, *sigh*.
Gifting is one of my most fave activities, esp when you find just the right thing for just the right person. Even better when you find just the right without breaking the bank - to make it still feel special dress it up in its Sunday best and go on your way. I think this is one heck of a dress-up outfit - love it! Would also make some cheap great art, hmmm.
I actually find this pretty brilliant. I’m picturing this in a man-cave amongst other tasteful sports posters or an entry hall/mud-room or a kid’s room.
If you were like me and felt the need to participate in not only every sport, but also club by the time you graduate HS you have amassed quite the collection of ubiquitous plastic trophies.
For whatever reason you just can’t part with these ugly cheap things. 6 months shy of 30 and I’m still pretty sure my parents have a box of these bad boys up in their attic (and if not its because they saved me from making the choice and didn’t ask before putting them out to trash!)
What a great way to keep those accomplishments near and dear while getting some use out of them too! If they were from personal acheivements you could even put the little plaque above the hook so you could remember what each was from.