I found this lovely gourd basket at the flea market last week for a mere $2! I could NOT resist- number one it was a GOURD- and number two- it was a basket!!! One can never have too many baskets - and this one was rather unique.
These others are thrift store finds over the past year or two. The larger green one is really pretty, with carving inside and out.
I am inspired now to do something small with the leftover birdhouse gourds I grew 2 years ago.I sold about 70 of them - unadorned and au natural- to folks who are a bit more creative and organized than I.
I have an idea for some gourd jewelry,- a tiny enough attempt to test the waters in gourd creations!!
Zentangling, carving, painting, wood burning- the paths to recreating a simple gourd are endless.Some of the gourds in the above links are truly works of art!
Feel free to join us every Tuesday for tea - visit Kimmie and Patty for links to other tea fanciers!!!