Monday, July 19, 2010


No, it's not what you think!

The apothecary jar in the powder room has been empty for almost 10 months, as I still hadn't decided what I was going to put in it. Originally, I would have loved to fill it with the gorgeously wrapped 'MOR' soaps, but I couldn't justify the $20 each price tag at the moment. Instead, I had a brilliant idea of making a small nest out of bits and pieces I had around, or left over from other things.

So, with a few white pebbles, a bundle of raffia, some left over moss and the small green eggs I bought last Easter, I made a nest.

I've also been very busy with my orders for butterfly frames, but I did manage to finish the large one for my Daughters' bedroom. Very girlie, and she loves it!


Annie@A View On Design said...

well I thought of the obvious too!!! I just love what you have done with the nesting idea. I couldn't justify cheap soap filling my two, let alone MOR soaps! I ended up with a variety of soft blue balls (I painted) mixed in with glittery balls and large pot pourie things from spotlight, they are so gorgeous next to my bath (ensuite) - but I love your idea - more than my idea actually - might steal it!!! As for the butterfly work, just divine, I see these things around a bit, and I know you do them, so when I see them I immediately think of you!! XX

Lorraine said...

Beautiful work Stormy. Your apothecary jar looks gorgeous made up too. I love your daughter's Butterfly frame. xox

April said...

I know you have filled your jars already, but for future reference, there is a store in the Spencer Street Station Shopping center (the old DFO) that sells cheap MOR stuff. It was near the Adairs outlet from memory, and had wrapped soaps for $10, or the unwrapped versions for $4.

stormygirl said...

LOL, thanks Annie! Feel free to steal my idea!

Thanks Lorraine!

That's great to know, April, cheers! Although they are filled, I do like to change things around a bit every so often, so next time I'm in the city, I'll go and check it out!

Kek said...

Very clever, Stormy!

I'm on a mission to get some decorating done on the cheap (shh!), and have been haunting homewares, discount and dedpartment stores, looking for the perfect "things". Trouble is, I keep seeing lovely things that make me think "Ooh, that would look perfect in Stormy's house".

Get out of my head! ;)

If you're ever in Moonee Ponds, I can tell you exactly where to look for some pretties.... LOL

Kek said...

Also... you probably shouldn't look at these:

Beach Vintage said...

Your nests are super cute. I love them. Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog last friday. Hugs. Simone xx

A-M said...

That little nest is the prettiest thing I have seen in a long time!... and your butterflies... you are sooo clever! A-M xx

A Room For Everyone said...

How beautiful, I love paper butterflies. The nest looks gorgeous too. And how good do your shutters look? Wow! Your bathroom is just stunning. Have a great weekend..Rachaelxx