Friday, October 24, 2014

Space Invader Juice Lid Headboard

So Lo, the love of my life, comes into the bedroom, sees our new headboard for the very first time, laughs out loud and promptly exclaims: "A Space Invader headboard!!! It's awesome!"

Really? Space Invaders? Space Invaders?!!!

And then he says: "Now we'll never have to worry about alien abduction."

Honestly, down deep inside, I am less than impressed by these comments. Not exactly what I was going for. I feel they make fun of my brilliant/amazing/unique/wonderful work-of-art-headboard. I mean, I know it's made of metal juice lids which I've furiously collected over the past ten years and all... And, yes, okay, a metal juice lid headboard may be a little bit out there. So what was I expecting, eh?

I guess I want him to love it.

The thing is, he's dead on. It does look like Space Invaders. It looks exactly like frickin' Space Invaders.

So then I sit back to consider this turn of events. Okay sure. I made a Space Invader headboard for our grownup master bedroom. But so what? My husband, Lo, loved playing Space Invaders when he was a kid. He loooved it! So I'm going to take his COMMENT and turn it into a COM-pli-MENT.

That's right, I've decided to love my Space Invader headboard too.

So there.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bewitched By A Thicket

As I walked through that messy area a few weeks ago, I hadn't a clue what magical powers the little thicket had. I didn't know it would entice me into spending days cleaning it. I didn't know I would be lured to its shade to collect the twigs to make an arbor. I certainly did not see myself decorating that sweet thicket with a wreath. A wreath no less.

But that is, in fact, what I did. You see the thicket gave me all the stuff with which to fashion the wreath. It provided the wire frame, the vines, the red electrical wire, the bracket to hang it up, even the dried flowers. Actually, the story of the dried flowers is an interesting one.

These flowers were a gift from Karen. I had met Karen a few days before as she walked into the thicket. We got to talking and soon discovered we share a few things in common, not the least of which is blogging.

Yep, as it happens, she is the lovely blogger behind Kingston Cam, a blog in which, through the art of photography, she discovers and discusses the beauty and uniqueness of Eastern Ontario and the Kingston area.

Then, a few days later, this collection of beautiful dried flowers materializes in the thicket in a cardboard box, a gift from Kingston Cam Karen with which to decorate the thicket.

So you see, no matter how obsessive you may think me, a wreath was inevitable.

This little thicket has a way of making things happen.


Older installments in the story of The Thicket: The DumpA Clean Thicket, A Twig Arbor

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Twig Arbor for The Thicket

Before I came along, people used The Thicket as a dumping ground for everything from their old lawnmowers to broken windows to every imaginable type of yard waste. Lucky for me (and them), they also left me a veritable wealth of twigs to play with.

So, to welcome them to the new-and-improved thicket, I made them an entrance way. I took all their twigs, and sticks, and branches and made them this pretty arbor with matching twig hedges.

I wonder what they'll leave the next time they pay a visit...


Older installments in the story of The Thicket: The Dump, A Clean Thicket.


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