Everything's Coming Up Kale

October 11th, 2010 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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The end result is a project that says Fall, but not in the standard fare way.
Raw and natural beauty! I love the fact that the window has a nice finish and the tool box is simply raw wood. Its all about the combo!
I hammered little nails in the the top panes to hold....
little white pumpkins of course!
Four little pumpkins jumping on the bed!
I tied the window to the handle of the tool box with some chubby twine so none of the pumpkins would fall off and break their heads.
A closer look at how the twine looks in the finished project.
Closer yet. Can you believe how beautiful the kale is? Five dollars for six stems at the local farmers market. If you take proper care of the kale it can last up to two weeks. Now thats a bargain!
I love the simplicity of the white pumpins with the kale. I dropped wet floral foam in plastic bags inside the tool box to hold the kale in place.
With this last image...I think you have seen this idea from every angle!
The end result is a project that says Fall, but not in the standard fare way.

The end result is a project that says "Fall", but not in the standard fare way.

Sometimes things just work. My goal here was to create a little something that said Fall without using traditional autumnal colors. And bibbity, bobbity, boop....out of the junk pile it came! This is the story of how a window and a tool box became best friends.

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Comments (10)

ShabbyJen writes: I think that is the cutest thing! Love love love it! Brilliant and useful piece! Keep up the great work Sue!
Sincerely, Jen Posted: 4:35 am on November 7th
Lauretta writes: I just love this! You are so clever....wish you were my neighbor! Posted: 10:04 am on October 31st
MimiToria writes: I saw this in person, and its even more beautiful than in the photos. It was also interesting to watch Sue while creating this as well as while she was photographing herself making it. One talented chickypoo...
Sue never ceases to amaze me, and this AA/JMS event is over the top with fabulous displays you just won't want to miss.
Gretchen Posted: 7:31 am on October 13th
LittleRedHen writes: The Kale looks like giant soft roses! Idea: you should have a class running while you set-up, just to get inside your brain and see what your seeing! Every part of it is stunning! Posted: 11:40 am on October 12th
JunkArchitect writes: This turned out fantastic. So many different components and they all work together perfectly.


Posted: 9:26 am on October 12th
berton718 writes: Sue,
You've don it again!! This is a magnificent idea!! Thanks for the inspiration.
www.bertongoods.etsy.com Posted: 10:16 pm on October 11th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Very cool! Brilliant idea to use the kale.. you're right, it is gorgeous!

Posted: 9:06 pm on October 11th
BlueBarnBird writes: BEAUTIFUL!!! Going to steal this idea... Hope you dont mind. Posted: 6:18 pm on October 11th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: HI THERE,
Been gone so much have been missing some cute projects.What a cute display.It looks like fall to me.You have the cutiest ideas.Been sharing alot about JMS.I said you really enjoy the sight.SUE you have a blessed day.ROBERT. Posted: 9:51 am on October 11th
RustyDiva writes: Beautimus!!!!! Posted: 7:52 am on October 11th
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