Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Oyster Chandelier – Trouble

If I had any disbelief that someone could charge $1500 for an oyster chandelier before I started this, I am sorry now. My goodness it takes a lot of shells! and they are heavy! So far so good though – … Continue reading

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The Oyster Chandelier – Foundations

After lunch I assembled shells, drill, drill bits and a big hat, ready to start on the oyster chandelier now that I have found sturdy wire for the frame. So far so good, except you wouldn’t believe how long it … Continue reading

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Mean Trick

Do you see that blue octopus, there at the back of the photo? I bought him in the Sydney Fish Markets, and hadn’t found a good home for him until I realised his hollow little body (complete with squeaker) would … Continue reading

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Potlatch

Materialistic, moi? So how come I have so many iconic collections?Nails. Old ones.Rope and string, including wonderful dark blue macramé stuff straight from the seventies, and my grandmother’s linen threads on big wooden spools.Shells, sea glass and driftwood. A lot.White, … Continue reading

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Scrounging

A stoic little blogger you have here. THREE weeks ago I slipped on a vicious metal gangplank at Sam’s in Tiburon and landed smack on my right shin, bent under my body (I was carrying both camera and tripod so … Continue reading

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Ces Maisons Rouillées…

I have never ventured inside this fishing club hut at Marshall, but I have the most romantic idea of it. I love the simplicity of it, like a cubby-house. For fishermen.

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Neeeeeed

I don’t just want this chair, I neeeeeed it. And I don’t even know how to track it down. Maybe I could re-create it, from driftwood and an old hammock…

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Bedazzled

Gentle music of rain on the tin vent to my stove as I make crab cakes, mushrooms, and a salad of romaine, pomegranate and walnuts for our lunch, since we spent the morning doing the Seattle page of my website … Continue reading

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New Wood

I found some wonderful worn painted driftwood today, battered aqua, and will see if it can go into the new headboard I am contemplating. There are some good finds out there after the storms, but I seem to walk always … Continue reading

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A Success

The duvet cover and pillowslips I made in coarse natural linen have been a surprising success – I knew I would like them, just not that so many other people would rave about them. I thought the coarseness of the … Continue reading

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