In Their Own Style–Volume 3

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Today’s post is a feature I like to run every once in awhile to show off projects that have me saying to myself, “ Now, why didn’t I think of that?”  The projects all have one thing in common – they either are made from natural elements or highlight nature.

The first one is not from a blogger, but from the son of a friend. His name is Mike Voicheck. He is a high school teacher and is very creative.  He was asked to make an ad for a summer camp and this is what he came up with.


Wall art!!!  I love the way he hung branches with twine to hang the photos.  The accent lighting makes it looks so gallery-like as well as his use of various size photos.   The large center photo is 20” x 30” to give you a sense of the overall size. He figured that this display would really bring people into the woods while highlighting what makes the camp such a great place to stay.

The largest branch is over sixteen feet. He mounted each photo with Elmer’s spray adhesive to a piece of poster board and added two holes at the top corners with an awl.  He then tied lengths of twine to each photo and then to the branches.

I recently stumbled upon a blog that I can’t get enough of.  Laurel at Chipping With Charm is a master at repurposing things she finds while junking and makes them look so pretty with her style and ingenuity.  Her Flowers that never Fade project really caught my attention – as I love the mix of the mechanical outdoor faucet knobs with the glamour of old jewels that she used to make these garden decorations.


Very pretty, very clever, very Laurel!

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And look what she did with a piece of garden fencing. I will give you a hint – she didn’t use it in her garden.

But as a window treatment!  Can you understand why she has my saying to myself, “Now why didn’t I think of that?”  Looks nice, accents the window, but still allows lots of light to come in.


I always love to find new ways to decorate with nature.  When I am at the beach I am one of those people you see scouring the beach for shells and rocks.

When I saw these rock curtain pulls at Completely Coastal I knew I had to find out more.    I love the way they look – so very Zen like.

Now I need to find a hammer drill, so I can drill into some of the rocks I have collected over the years.

Do you love decorate with natural elements or know of any unique ideas on how to bring nature indoors?

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