But for Family Dinner Table, he featured actual family heirlooms, including old family photos framed in silver and (for the photo shoot only) his family's Bible published in 1893.
In No Estate Sales!, he shows us how much a careful thrift shop shopper can bring home for $25. In fact, Afforable Accoutrements is full of tips on acquiring lovely things at bargain prices.
and footboard from her grandparents' 1930s bed will look after
she and her husband fashion them into a king-size headboard.
If you've seen her previous projects, you know the
headboard may not turn out exactly like the photo,
but it will be equally spectacular (if not more so)!
Believe it or not, this beautiful fruit preservation jar - "canning" jar to Yanks - was not Photoshopped over an invoice behind it.
Kilner Brothers Limited of London made the British equivalent of Mason jars.
Dave Dube of Old Paper Art likes old papers to draw on, and purchased the invoice on Ebay. The seller sent along a not-so-good photo, but Dave drew the jar you see here using a real Kilner jar as a model. Yes, drew!
Read all about it at The "Kilner" Jar and two other posts.
On the subject of fruit, steviewren of A Little Birdie Told Me So tells us all about figs and how they're grown in Ficus carica.
Plus...her son and daughter-in-law's photos from their 10th anniversary trip to Calgary, Canada are positively spectacular!
Yes, it's too late to think about starting a garden (in the Northern Hemisphere at least), but this eggplant on the vine from A Little Greener Every Day was just too pretty to pass up (not to mention a nice contrast to the fig...)
It also dresses up Robin Shreeves' 10 ways to be more sustainable with your vegetable garden, which you can tuck away, bookmark, or add to your StumbleUpon favorites for next year's garden.
Cathedral on the Prairie (but this one is "Cathedral of the Plains").
Be sure to visit St. Fidelis's website for more beautiful photos.
Have a great weekend, everybody!