Spoon Me

I had to show you this impressive wooden spoon Mr. D hand-carved from poplar.

Spiral Spoon Photo OliveLoaf Design

You can see the beautiful natural rings of the wood in the spoon and on the handle.

Back Spoon Photo OliveLoaf Design

Spoon Rings Photo OliveLoaf Design

Mr. D plays the fiddle and the spoon handle was inspired by a violin’s spiral volute.

Spoon Volute Photo OliveLoaf Design

Spiral Handle Photo OliveLoaf Design

Spiral Spoon Photo OliveLoaf Design

If you are interested in a hand carved spoon, please inquire for time & price: stacy@oliveloafdesign.com

Hey Y’all

Hey Y’all! sign completed. This one was just for fun – so I’ll put it on sale in the shop. Made from a found piece of lake-tumbled wood & re-purposed wire, acrylic. Pictured here with beautiful hydrangeas from le garden.

Hey Yall by OliveLoaf Design

New Courage

“When you are born, your courage is new and clean. You are brave enough for anything: crawling off of staircases, saying your first words without fearing that someone will think you are foolish, putting strange things in your mouth. But as you get older, your courage attracts gunk, and crusty things, and dirt, and fear, and knowing how bad things can get and what pain feels like. By the time you’re half-grown, your courage barely moves at all, it’s so grunged up with living. So every once in a while, you have to scrub it up and get the works going, or else you’ll never be brave again.” ~Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Super Girl Kid

{Photo: Sunny Studio}

Country Living Fair

Scenes from the Country Living Magazine Country Living Fair in Lebanon, Tennessee this past weekend.  Such a wonderful way to see many amazing treasures by talented craftspeople and artisans…


The fabulous Valerie Weberpal of Harvest Moon Designs and her quirky creations.


The only affordable items at the Antique Archaeology booth ☺


We Went That Way…


Adorable Knick-Knack Displays…


Gypsy Carousel

A Plethora of Vintage Dishwares…

Vintage Dishes

Platter of Knives

Delish Fried Green Tomatoes & the Charming Push-Pop Truck of Meltdown from Bowling Green, KY

CLF Food

Clever Flower Presentations…

Clever Flower Storage

Delightful Things…

Delightful Things

Delightful Things Two

Upholstered Taxidermy

Laurie Meseroll Art

Endless Handmade Splendor…

Handmade Splendor

Colorful Pillows

Make A Wish

Country Chic…

Country Chic

Earth Angels


Lola the Mini Pig was not posing for the paparazzi…


The Pursuit of Pretty…


Rock On

Ribbon Photo Corsages

OliveLoaf Design:

#TBT Craft. A reader emailed and asked for a few tips on making her own Ribbon Photo Corsages – so I thought I’d repost for Throwback Thursday!These were great fun to make and such wonderful mementos for everyone. I may have to make more!

Originally posted on OliveLoaf Design:

I was inspired by the ribbon corsages that Mithi of PlanetMithi made for her very cool, handmade wedding. I just had to make some for my own hand-crafted shindig, for the VIP’s in attendance. Since we didn’t have a wedding party per se {my soon-to-be stepdaughter served as my maid-of-honor}, I wanted to make something special to show off the important peoples {best buds & our immediate families}. I think they turned out very nice…

{All pics by:  Robb Hill Photo}

I used gold dollhouse frames and chose ribbons in our colors {turquoise & greens}; sewed and glued them to a base of hard cardboard & pin backs…

The most difficult step was finding the right kind of picture to shrink down, so it would fit into the 1×1 inch frames…

These corsages were a very special touch and a lovely keepsake for each recipient.

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