Test Tube Vases

Vintage wooden rack with test tubes from Little Byrd Vintage

Danni’s (of Oh, Hello Friend) recent Keyword/Science post recently motivated me to work on a roundup of test tube vases. I love all of Danni’s finds from her post and I, too, could envision living in a home filled with scientific devices, though probably not too many that I’d turn into a mad scientist and/or be mistaken for Walter White.

test tube vases

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Karo Art

Curly cosy sheep by Karo Art

These decorative ceramic pieces by Karo Art are fun with a side of fun, a double dose of fun, if you will. I’m fond of the Clouds in the Sky ceramic tile and I could imagine hanging that in entryway that would elicit a smile or two from guests or the occasional door-to-door salesperson. Do you get hounded by sales people? Recently, a salesman knocked on my door and tried selling me steak. Yes, steak. Completely random, I know. And no, I didn’t buy any steak from him.

Pray tell, what’s the most interesting and/or odd thing a door-to-door salesperson has pitched to you?

Karo Art

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Satchel & Sage

Creative husband and wife team Gerren and Morgana Lamson of Satchel & Sage put the “fun” in “funky”. I love their hand-drawn and eclectic style of the prints they currently have in stock in their shop, particularly their woodland creature series.

prints by Satchel & Sage

Be sure to check out their newly released patterned pillows cases, too.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Outdoors In: Decorating with Nature

Photo via Better Homes & Gardens

I have a rock and shell collection from my childhood that I’m eager to put on display someday, but my little dearests are still young enough that if I left a rock collection out on the coffee table, dining table (check out the simple rock collection centerpiece below) or anywhere within their reach, I’d soon find the rocks in every nook and cranny of our house.

Are you a collector of nature? If you don’t have natural items on display in your home, here’s a roundup of ideas for decorating with nature and displaying nature in your home.

nature decorating ideas

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Oh, Albatross

Oh, Albatross sells a myriad of vintage pieces that are unexpectedly paired so beautifully with nature. It makes me think of the moss/algae-covered rocks I saw at the 1000 Steps Beach last weekend, the nice contrast of bright green plants against a dark, rustic object. I asked the Mr. what he thought of these photos from Oh, Albatross and he said they kind of remind him of a show we occasionally watch on the History channel, Life After People, in that nature juxtaposed with industrial pieces make him think of overgrown ivy in urban settings.

products form oh, albatross

Oh, Albatross’s vintage storage pieces are a great way to store vintage treasures and plants, no?

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.