Friday, July 24, 2015

Fun Friday Finds: An Artful Garden Collection

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

Gardens can be such mixed blessings at this time of the summer, when the weeds are running rampant and the harvest is coming fast and furious — tomatoes and beans and, oh my!, the lettuce is bolting!, and what are all those tall things I didn't plant?!

A garden of art -- or some art in your garden -- may offer just the relief you need; a delightful harvest for the eyes, and very little maintenance required.

Here's a collection of marvelous handmade garden goodness from Minnesota artists and crafters. Of course, a few of these items are best "planted" indoors, but others will weather beautifully amongst the hosta and ivy.

Best viewed from a shady spot with an iced drink in hand.

Just click on the image to get a closer look and visit the individual shops on Etsy.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Fun Friday Finds ~ Blueberry Hill

By Mara of Dragonfly Adornments

Blueberries are beautiful, healthy and luscious. They are high in antioxidants and are perfect fresh or frozen. Just as blueberries are a super food, these fun finds are created by superstars right here in Minnesota.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fun Friday Finds ~ Ahhh, Tea!

By Mara of Dragonfly Adornments

June is National Iced Tea month. I am honoring iced tea with this refreshing treasury of amber colors of tea and citrus yellow of a slice of tart lemon that compliments the tea so well. According to Tea Time Magazine, in 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair a man named Richard Blechynden was trying to hand out samples of hot tea in the sweltering Missouri summer. He chilled the tea in ice and was able to offer the fair-goers a cool, refreshing beverage and from that point, iced tea became a popular drink in the US.