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Monday, November 16, 2015

Mosaic Mirrored Cottage Table Upcycle








Someone threw out the bamboo base for this little cottage table. It must have had a glass top at one time. I knew we would become something together. :)












Together with the base and four of these squares, I recreated a new table .(I had found these squares in a storage unit auction that my son had bought and they were sitting around waiting to be helpful.)
Now back about a month or so ago I had read a blog by Joy Maier and it inspried me to get out my broken glass that I had specifically put aside for a mosaic. Joy had finished a dresser with  mosaic mirrored front draws. Suddenly I knew what my new project was to be. Thx +Joy Maier 
Link to Joy's Blog below The Aspiring Home 

http://www.theaspiringhome.com/nightstand-makeover/

Before

After 





Paint, mirror , grout ,wax done!
Thx for stopping in to check out what I have been up to at CB 
Michele Michael

Monday, November 9, 2015

Driftwood Garden Climber / Event Photo Station

Several years ago we built a driftwood climber for my blue morning glories and for the moon flowers that were an unexpected surprise gift from my daughter.










 That's where the idea for the beach wedding backdrop came from.  Voila

 




Interesting that when I made the garden structure I had no idea two years later I would be sharing studio space with wedding floral designers in Myrtle Beach .Can you say Beach Wedding?

So what I love is that we rent this piece as a backdrop for the bride and groom, sweet sixteens, over the hill birthdays etc and for family photos but the other option is that you can order this piece for $200 or so , for any event and then have florals added for your event (that is an extra charge) and then you can take it home for your garden. 
What a great gift idea.  I would have loved if someone bought this for me as a party gift that then went home to the garden. Talk about the ultimate wedding centerpiece take home.

Just a bit more creation for your day. 

Namaste
Been doing the Deepak /Oprah meditations
Michele
Coastal Bohemian



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Pluff Mud Cold Salad

Pluff Mud Cold Salad -Yes you can eat it warm also.








Ingredients
2 cups cooked Lentils
1.5 lemons juiced
1/2 small onion diced
1 small bunch of parsley chopped
large handful of spinach chopped small like an herb
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped Walnuts
6 oz feta cheese

I recently moved to SC and became familiar with Pluff Mud, a mud that can be found along the tidal waterways when the tides go out. Read more about Pluff Mud here.       http://pluffmudperspectives.blogspot.com/p/why-pluff-mud.html Coincidentally, I'm reading a novel  about the SC coastline and Pluff Mud is mentioned and described often . Additionally, my friend Jake sells Pluff Mud T-shirts in his gift shop at Everything Under the Sun. The shirts are a driftwood color shirt dyed by the Pluff Mud. Basically, a stained dirty shirt. LOL. So with that on the brain,  as I look at the lentils being added to the salad, I think...Pluff Mud Salad. And so shall it be. Respect to the Pluff Mudd. 


Toss all the ingredients together and add the Feta cheese last for the final and gentle toss. Serve cold or warm out of a microwave .
I make a tabouli salad and this is in the spirit of a tabouli salad.
Why not add some cooked chicken and toss it in a wrap. This is one of my summer Sunday salads. Make it on Sunday for the week , take it to work, great side dish pairs well cold or warm.


Hope you enjoy this healthy recipe. 
Michele