I'm late posting today.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break! This past year really flew by for me. Is it me, or have you noticed the older you get the faster time flies? It's already 2014 and the internet is buzzing with talks of resolutions. I only have a few resolutions this year because I want to keep them small and follow through with them.
One was to quit putting off growing my own herbs. Every year my husband and I make plans to grow a garden of organic goodies and have an inside herbal garden. So, this year enough with the talk and we are just going to do it. I haven't grown my own yet as it's still winter but I made a step in the right direction and bought some fresh herbs to dry in my dining room.
I want my dining room to be functional in a kitchen sort of way not formal. We have almost zero space in our teeny kitchen so the dining room will be taking up the slack and looking rustic, farmhouse, kitchen-ish.
This isn't exactly decor in our case, as it's food that we are going to use, but you could think of using fresh herbs or dried herbs as decor. Who says everything has to be art or flowers? I think it takes several weeks to dry so they are decor in effect.
Be sure when you are hanging your herbs that they are free of dirt and moisture to avoid attracting mold. You can take a paper towel and gently press to remove the moisture. One thing I am going to do and you could try is growing your own garlic. You'll have these long tops that you can braid and hang in your space. That's one thing I can't wait to hang and I have some dried african bird peppers I'm going to string and add.
I do have a table to share with you, some painted french doors, a soon to be painted floor, the Kelly Whearstler project I never showed you, some more edited public domain art this Friday, and a small project I'm working on with One Kings Lane.
See you Friday!