Monday, June 22, 2009

"Junk Beautiful"

"Junk Beautiful" by Sue Whitney

I had so much fun reading this book
and wanted to share a few pages of it.

This cottage reminds me of Kim's Daisy Cottage!

Doesn't this look inviting!?

Another neat idea ....

And I love the idea of making a Fairy Garden.

I've made a Fairy Terrarium and I'd like to make one of these, too.

Little gnomes would look sweet in this garden.

Materials needed.....

A few quotes from "Life is a Verb"......

"...With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony,
and the deep power of joy,
we see into the life of things."
_William Wordsworth

"You become what you think about."
_Earl Nightingale

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin-
real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way,
something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business,
time still to be served, a debt to be paid, then life would begin.
At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."
_Alfred D'Souza


Janet said...

That little fairy garden is so cute! And it seems easy enough to make.

And I love the quote by Earl true!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I have never seen "Junk Beautiful", what a great magazine. I will look for it in my home town.I always love to read a new magazine.
Enjoy your week,

Linda said...

I have never seen this book. I will have to look it up the next time I go to town.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Great magazine, I had not heard of it before. Very sweet fairy garden!
Isabelle x

Danette said...

I have to get my hands on that book. And I MUST make a fairy garden! How very charming. Thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely day!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Now you've done it... I see something else that I just have to read! Thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for visiting my blog!

Emily said...

Ooo, that does look like fun. I wonder if my library would have it?

dc said...

Did the magazine come with instructions for a GI Joe garden? That would be cool too!

Alice Regan said...

Thanks for sharing this! I've often seen it at Barnes and Noble, but it's always wrapped. I've often wanted to see what's inside to see if it was worth the purchase! It mighty cute stuff and perhaps a second look at the bookstore. Happy Week Ahead!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I've never heard of this book but I would love to have it. I will have to see if I can find it.

The fairy garden is so pretty.
Every thing you shared from the book, I want!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks everyone! And dc...maybe you could design a really 'cute' GI Joe fairy garden with little miniature army men and guns and.....?! heehee!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, Thank you for the book review. I have wondered about this one and thanks to your post, I will purchase it now. I love the fairy garden and would love to do one too.

Loved your Father's Day post too. You are such a cutie sitting with your Dad.

Hope you are having a good week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Michela said...

Wow, a fairy terrarium, what's a funny idea! I've never heard of it before!
Many greetings from Italy!

Storybook Woods said...

Great looking book, I will check it out. Thank you Clarice

Q said...

So sweet. I bet the fairy garden would be a fun project for Grandma and Grandchildren to do together. Finding the things to make the garden at the thrift store would be fun too.
I need some Grandchildren! I just might have to make a fairy garden for my kitchen since it is too hot to garden outside!

Kelee Katillac said...

Diane--So fun-great ideas!!

We have a gnome garden that works also as a miniature golf course at The Katillac Shack!!! Will show it on an upcoming the miniature!

Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Very nice Diane, though I wish we would make better use of our junks here rather than just throw away. hugs/M

Anonymous said...

I love that little garden! that is so neat and I have never seen anything like it before...I haven't seen that magazine either...I'm gonna have to keep my eye open for it.... have a great week! hugs, Jennifer