Their varying finishes and organic shapes make these salt and pepper shakers really look like stones, albeit with little holes in them. The lower ‘stone’ is actually bowl that can be used for ‘oil, syrup or dipping sauce.’ They’re available at SFMOA for $32.
Between flowers and vegetable garden tending, you’ll have a few weekends to build a zen like river rock fountain to make your backyard the tranquil envy of the neighbors (not that this is a competition, mind you). You can use just about any outdoor garden structure for a fountain, but you can’t beat the organic beauty and simplicity of smooth, serene river rocks. The trusty guys over at This Old House make it look very DIY-able. Continue Reading
A nod to neutrals and totally zen, this hanging bed is simple but dramatic. Via My Home Ideas. Photo credit: Coastal Living, Colleen Duffley.
My sister Barbara was shopping for a zen rake, and it occurred to her that I should make a zen garden for Curbly. Well, here it is…a zen garden on a budget. (Thanks for the idea, sis!)
Stuff you’ll need:
A thick-ish picture frame; 8″ x 10″ works well. (I found the perfect specimen at the thrift store for $2.80. Sweet.)
A glue gun and glue sticks
Beach sand (Since I don’t live in an area notorious for its lovely beach sand, I had to buy some at the craft store for $2.99)
Smallish stones, a votive candle, etc. Continue Reading