Category Archives: Holidays

Family Life- Mother’s Day


A Mother’s Day gift arranged in the kitchen sink from my teenage son. In lieu of a card, there’s a pink duct tape message. :)

(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)

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Repurpose- Gravy Boat


I was disappointed to learn that Crate & Barrel stopped selling their ‘Classic Century’ dinnerware by Eva Zeisel. By the time I got to a local store, most of the pieces had sold out except for a single gravy boat. It was too nice to pass up. But I nixed the idea of using it for gravy and filled it with holiday candy instead. Come Spring I’ll have something else in it. Stay tuned. :)

(Photo- © 2014 Martha Browne)

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Updated 4/2014- My gravy boat is now filled with Spring Pansies!


First Blush


New dishware designed by Aaron Probyn for Crate & Barrel.

A Holiday Break

Nibs Readers,

Here’s wishing you a lovely Christmas…

christmaspostcard1900's-opt…and a happy New Year!


Posting will resume January 15, 2014.

Warm regards,

marthab.-opt(Vintage postcards from my collection)

House & Garden, December 1933


Garden Note #86: Holiday Corsage


A mix of scented pines and white Gardenias is made into this beautiful corsage.

(Photo- Moon Canyon Design Co.)

Wish List- The Tomboy


1. Portrait of teenage girl, 1953 by Jerome Liebling (‘The Minnesota Photographs‘)

2. Homemade cracker jack- Brown Eyed Baker

3. Utility canvas bag- West Elm

4. ‘Dare to Repair, Replace & Renovate

5. Pendant light- Toast

6. Varsity jacket- J.Crew

7. Tomos XL 45 Moped

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Fashion Character- The Tomboy