Friday, July 31, 2015

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ At the Cabin

by Mollie

It's Friday. And for many Minnesotans, and other northerners, that means it is time to head to the cabin.

As a girl, our trip up north was usually to Melahn's Resort on Lake George: rustic cabins on a pretty lake, outfitted with tetherball, canoes, swing sets and the great outdoors. So many great memories were made there. I even met a lifelong friend who would usually be there the same week we were.

Today's treasury is an homage to those great on the image to be taken to the treasury and all the shops included.

What are some of your favorite memories of a trip to a cabin, or just "up north", or to the lake? Whatever they may be, hold them close. They will be with you forever.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fun Friday Finds: An Artful Garden Collection

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

Gardens can be such mixed blessings at this time of the summer, when the weeds are running rampant and the harvest is coming fast and furious — tomatoes and beans and, oh my!, the lettuce is bolting!, and what are all those tall things I didn't plant?!

A garden of art -- or some art in your garden -- may offer just the relief you need; a delightful harvest for the eyes, and very little maintenance required.

Here's a collection of marvelous handmade garden goodness from Minnesota artists and crafters. Of course, a few of these items are best "planted" indoors, but others will weather beautifully amongst the hosta and ivy.

Best viewed from a shady spot with an iced drink in hand.

Just click on the image to get a closer look and visit the individual shops on Etsy.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Fun Friday Finds ~ Blueberry Hill

By Mara of Dragonfly Adornments

Blueberries are beautiful, healthy and luscious. They are high in antioxidants and are perfect fresh or frozen. Just as blueberries are a super food, these fun finds are created by superstars right here in Minnesota.