Thursday, 5 May 2016

A Little Wild Trip

Today we went to the Animal hospital, a mountain drive of about half an hour, for our Zeyno. We discovered some large lumps and as we have had these kind of shocks a lot lately we did not waste any time and went straight away for her to be operated. It looks like she has the same cancer as Simon ( who is doing well) but we'll know more when the pathology test results are back. She is a big 12 year old dog, but we love all our doggies and like to keep them around healthy and happy :)

While waiting for the operation we discovered a fox pup in one of the recovery cages, oh so very adorable and pretty and very small. She will go to a wild life park once she has been vaccinated and has stayed there for quarantine for a while. I never have seen a fox so close, let alone a pup so I took some pictures for this beauty.

The operation went well, 4 lumps are removed and we'll know what is going on in a few days.
On our way back we stopped by an abandoned greenhouse, literally exploding with greenness, so magical.

I often love pictures of abandoned places, the way nature takes back the place and slowly makes it green and pretty has something satisfying, the ability of nature to heal is amazing (of course it can heal to a certain extent).

We must have passed it dozens of times, in a fast going car you do not see everything, but this time I realized that the greenhouse was a little too green and we made a mental note to stop on our way back for pictures.

Girmek Yasaktır - Forbidden to Enter, not that you can actually enter, I did break that rule by poking my head and camera inside :)

Funny enough just when I was about to write this blog post I came across this image on BoredPanda, it seemed to meant to be featured here considering the combo of the fox and the greenness that she could have been in that greenhouse :)

Here some 'forbidden' peeks inside.

Zeyno is doing well, lying on her favorite couch with a comfort blanket and her appetite already back to normal, and her tail waggling like nothing has happened, animals are so strong!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Newly Listed: Pyramid Amethyst Necklace

Pyramid Amethyst Necklace Kuchi Necklace Healing Stone, Purple Shades, Healing Stone, Tribalfusion by StaroftheEast
Photography, cloud photography print, purple wall art, nature photography, fine art print, wall decor, Wonder by SpringBurst
Nature Print, Purple Wall Decor, Heather Photography Print, Large Wall Art, Botanical Print, Nature Art, Home Decor by AgaFarrell
Vancouver photograph, Coal Harbour, Stanley Park seawall, Vancouver skyline, wall decor, Misty Mauve by SandyWigginsImages

Monday, 2 May 2016

Hello May

Hello May, I am glad you're here! April was a crazy month, full with unwanted, unpleasant 'surprises' so I hope, I know (thinking positive here) that this month will turn out better!
Furniture projects have been on a halt for a while but we are planning on picking it up this month.

Luckily between all the mess we have our Sunday's escapes to the beach which helps to unwind a little. Also with this lovely weather I did some garden work, will show that soon. Making some sad looking parts of the garden a bit more joyful which is a challenge with 9 doggies who love to dig up freshly planted things :)

Besides driftwood, shells, urchins and stone we also find a selection of curiosities each time we go to the beach. You won't believe how many crab legs we have, we even made some necklaces with them.

The road to and from the beach are through mountains, forests and villages, with the changing seasons there is always something new to see, like this amazing tree.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Newly Listed: Sea Urchin Ring with Cubic Zircon

Sterling Silver Pink Sea Urchin Ring with Cubic Zircon Engagement Ring One of a Kind Size 8 by StaroftheEast
Barn Owl Photography,  dreamy fairy tale, forest, woodland, pastel photograph print by BokehEverAfter
Pink Purple Wall Art, Seascape Photograph, Dreamy Beach Photography, Whimsical Wall Art by BreeMadden
Pink flowers. Pastel. Fine art photography print by BeatriceLechtanski

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Newly Listed: Rainbow Denim Dress Hand

Rainbow Denim Dress Hand Crocheted Lace Dress Bohemian multicolored by StarsWear
Colorful Abstract Wall Art Purple Yellow Blue Painting More Than Hopeful by kerriblackmanfineart
Camel, Colorful, Multicolor, Geometric Camel, Animal Decor, Art by ColorLab2016
Colorful Confetti Photography, Home Decor, Multicolor Wall Art, Fine Art Photo by DreamyPhoto

Monday, 25 April 2016

Eco Friendly Wedding: Tableware and Food

It has been a while since my last Eco Friendly Wedding post. My previous posts are: 'Decorations and Locations' and 'Bouquets and Centerpieces'.
I already mentioned the impact of flowers in the bouquet and centerpieces post and suggested plants or other kind of centerpieces instead. Now we also have table placements which are often done on paper, I love the idea of writing the names on found pebbles or leaves. Zero impact on the environment and free of charge a win-win, you'll only need to write the names by hand, a small price to pay I think!

Tableware is another issue, I have a huge dislike towards plastic tableware, we already have so much plastic everywhere, why use them when it can be avoided? Porcelain tableware is an option, could be even bought second hand, washing it all is less fun though and they get pretty heavy.
Another option I liked are biodegradable palm tree leave plates and utensils, they look so pretty, chic and they are eco friendly, love it all!

Food is one of the biggest problem when it comes to environment impact, but food is also often a delicate issue to talk about.
All food needs water to become eatable. Meat uses the largest amount of water per kg and has a huge impact on our planet, my friend Stephanie wrote a blog post about the environmental impact of meat, worth the read if you are interested!
Not everyone eats meat anyway so making your wedding a vegetarian one has several advantages:
-No need to make separate type of foods for vegetarians
-Meat being the most expensive of foods you save a lot of money
-By not using a whole bunch of meat you used less resources and your wedding is much more eco-friendly.

Beside making it vegetarian, a few more things that will save both resources and money are:
-Buying local dairy products, vegetables and fruits, which are usually without those horrible plastic packaging, did not travel to reach destination and are also fresher
-Buying seasonal vegetables and fruit (just like with flowers), they taste better, are cheaper and are so much friendlier for the environment
-Instead of having plates prepared full with food which most likely half of it will end in the trash, an open buffet is wonderful to avoid waste. Everyone can take the amount they want and can choose what they want. All leftovers will be on the serving plates so can be taken home by the people who worked at the wedding and most likely had no time to eat so they'll appreciate it.
Here are 73 open buffet/ food bar ideas for weddings.

If you have any more tips to save resources for a wedding I'd love to hear them!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Newly Listed: Floral Hummingbird Bag

Floral Hummingbird Bag, Needle Felted, Leather, Felt, Kiss-lock, Colorful Bag by StarBags
Fine Art Photography Print bright colors spring maple home decor wall art gift by photoechoes
German Fairy Tale Houses Photo Germany Decor Photograph Pastels by seardig
Carnival Ride Photo, Art Photography, Ocean City Maryland, Colorful Art, Home Wall Decor by JKiesewetterPhotos

Monday, 18 April 2016

Get the Look Vol.3

I really enjoy scrolling through Pinterest looking at amazing places, things and homes :)
I found a few more home decor ideas which you can accomplish with items from our StarHomeStudio shop. The first is this Pottery Barn Chest, it is distressed to look old, ours below is really a vintage one, all distressing is done with time and use, so the real deal :)

This one might freak out some, I am thoroughly against taxidermy and fur, but skulls, when naturally found, is nothing harmful. This dark grey wall with all the skulls looks pretty impressive.
We currently have 3 skulls in the shop, either found on the beach or in the woods.

I haven't been able to find the source of this image but love the look of it, feather pens, ink pots and some more memories gathered under a glass dome, actually a lot of things look amazing under a dome, don't you think?
We have a set of two 1930's ink pots in the shop, which would look great like that, a perfect gift for writers and calligraphers or collectors in general.

Succulents from LaSelvaSucculents, with seashells from our shop would make great nautical botanical decor pieces :)

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Newly Listed: Green Sea Urchin Post Earrings

Green Sea Urchin Post Earrings, Tiny Sea Anemone Earrings, Little Studs with Sea Urchins by StaroftheEast
Old Stone Church Photograph, foggy medieval ancient stone building, travel photography, eery ruins by FirstLightPhoto
Nature photography, neutral plant nature print, Olive botanical wall art, fine art photography Olive Branches by LupenGrainne
Large Sea wall art, water landscape photography, ocean wave art print, nautical decor, photo by RivuletPhotography

Monday, 11 April 2016

Newly Listed: Under the Sea Bag

Under the Sea Bag, Appliqued Sea urchins, seaweed, Blue bag, Leather, Vintage Fabric, Kiss-lock, Colorful Bag by StarBags
Beautiful freediving girl swimming with fish - Underwater Art Print, Limited Edition by Suahuatica
Underwater Ocean Photography by LongForgotten
marin - jellyfish - Art - digital Illustration - Art Print - Wall Decor - Poster - Blue - Underwater - Pink by aliette