Monthly Archives: November 2011

Decorating@Nibs- Place Settings

place setting- the set of items consisting of cutlery, crockery and glassware laid for one person at a dining table.

A place setting is as simple as that. But ohhh…the possibilities!

Place Setting #5

Green plate- Ballerina Dinnerware by Universal Potteries c. 1950

Floral plate- Anthropologie

Table cloth fabric- Jo-Ann’s

Napkin- Ames Store (now closed)

Glass- Anthropologie

Bakelite flatware- Antique Store, New Jersey

Metal insects

(Styling & photo- Martha B.)

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Decorating@Nibs Series

Decorating@Nibs- Place Settings

place setting- the set of items consisting of cutlery, crockery and glassware laid for one person at a dining table.

A place setting is as simple as that. But ohhh….the possibilities!

Place Setting #4

Basketweave plate- Pagnossin

Fabric for table cloth and napkin- Joann’s

Napkin ring- 3 buttons (Joann’s) are wired together

Swingtop bottle- Specialty Bottle

Wooden flateware- Anthropologie

Vintage picnic basket

(Styling & photo- Martha B.)

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Decorating@Nibs Series

~candid spaces~

A series of photographs showing home exteriors, interiors and gardens as I found them. No effort was made in styling.

(Photo- Martha B.)

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~candid spaces~

KidFile #18: Bedroom Ideas From 1955

Vocabulary #9: Guest Room

Lil’Pix #57: Antiques In A Child’s Bedroom?

Vintage Christmas Photo #1

My Imaginary Magazine Cover- LensWork

Ever since I came up with this idea for an imaginary Vogue magazine cover, I’ve been playing with a few other designs. Here’s my cover for the photography magazine ‘LensWork‘ dedicated to black & white images.

Note- I took this picture as part of a series for my portfolio last summer in upstate New York. Aren’t those tree roots amazing? I couldn’t believe how they grew over the rocks.

(Photo- Martha B.)

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My Imaginary Magazine Cover- The World Of Interiors, This Old House, Marie Claire Maison, Saveur

mARTha’s photography #13

Christmas Craft #13: Cut Paper Ornaments

Cut Paper Ornaments

You need-

1. White watercolor paper (local craft stores should have this)

2. Scissors

3. Hole punch in two sizes ( large size is 1″)

4. String or ribbon

Instructions-

Square & Circle Ornament- Cut paper into 2  1/2 inch squares. Take the large hole punch, center it in the square and cut almost all the way through. This allows the circle part to remain on a hinge of paper. If you have trouble with this go ahead and cut out the circle. You can just slip it back into the opening at an angle and it should stay put. Use a smaller hole punch for the string to hang the ornament.

Curlicue- Use the large hole punch to make paper circles. Take your scissors and begin cutting along the edge of the circle to form a coil. When done take the inner part and pull gently. These curlicues can be laid on the tree branches. Since they’re small you need to make a lot for impact.

(Design & photo- Martha B.)

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Christmas Crafts- Quilted Star Ornament, Paperwhites, Book Pages Garland, Wrapping Paper

Fashion Character Card #6

Dress. Click image to enlarge.

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Mom’s Sketchbook

Happy Mother’s Day