Here’s the Dirt…"Wacky Photo Shoot!"

“Wacky Photo Shoot”
The Clay Pot!
These photos show how much fun, and simple, a photo shoot can be!
I took these photos at our recent Spring Open House.
I gathered an assortment of frames, a few props and
grabbed my camera.
Everyone enjoyed hamming it up for the photos.
The guests get a token gift, a copy of their own photo via email.
I will also be sending a copy of all the photos to the local
paper for added exposure.
This is a easy, fun idea for you to try
at your next open house or party.
Your guests will love it!

Here’s the Dirt…"Paper Bag Lanterns" from "Design Sponge"

“Paper Bag Lanterns”
Design Sponge.
Are you planning an outdoor event or party?
Need to add a little wow factor
and some cool lighting?
Find out how to make these fun
“Paper Bag Lanterns” at
Design Sponge.
“do it yourself”
step-by-step, how-to instructions!
Your lanterns will be the hit of the party!

Here’s the Dirt…"Mixing Old & New"

“Mixing Old & New”
I love the mixing of the red chairs
with the old industrial table.
How about that industrial light fixture.
Topping the table off with a simple large vase of cut quince,
one of my absolute favorites,
adds even more wow to the room!
The black and white mix of old and new
makes a grand statement, too!
These are some of the images you can find
in the new book by
Christina Strutt,
At Home with Country.
Photographed by Edina van der Wyck.

Here’s the Dirt…A New Twist on "Displaying Family Photos"

Here’s a new twist on displaying your favorite family photos.
These ideas are so cool!
Oversized photos would look great in your home.
Having a party and want to incorporate fun photos into your theme?
Here’s how you can do it…
Check out…
“Ideas and Sources for Displaying Family Photos”.

Here’s the Dirt…My New "J"

My New “J”
As you can probably tell…
I really like metal letters.
I have a large collection that I use in different design work.
This new “J” is special, because I photographed
it in the recent snow we had in Chattanooga.
I like to mix photographed letters with the original
metal letters to create instant “wall art”.
Play around with different styles of letters and see
what you can create!

Here’s the Dirt…"Man Shops Globe" on the Sundance Channel

Check out “Man Shops Globe” on The Sundance Channel. Keith Johnson searches for original artisan’s work to be used in “Anthropologies” around the country. Very inspiring!

To go to “Man Shops Globe” home page click on the link below. Enjoy!

“Man Shops Globe” on The Sundance Channel