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Test tube vase

Test tube vase

I think these little test tube bud vases that I saw on marthastweart.com (I think that’s where I found them, some cutesy magazine like that) are too cute. I have no idea where I could find an old set but when I do I’m going to do this. It’s pretty but a bit creepy don’t you think?

DIY test tube vase

After I found these I searched for test tubes and found lots of people doing this kind of thing with them. I found these on www.curbly.com. They are a bit more “modern”. I like the chaos of the ones with the rack. I’d guess each vase is about $12 plus your precious time. The directions can be found on the site mentioned above.

I think my favorite test tube item has been the spice “rack” that I saw on thesteampunkhome.blogspot.com. (Like I need any help with my “steampunk”/antiquarian tendencies, I do enjoy this blog). I would love to make this rack for a few of our key spices. We buy spices the Indian market way, in pounds, so these test tubes can not hold our collection. But, I would love to this with bath salts or body powder. I think it would be really cool to have a different scent in each tube and mix and match as I plus: iris+violet, grapefruit+ginger, rose+patchouli. The possibilities are endless and it would look very nice in my powder room and boudoir. I would feel a bit like a mad scientist mixing and matching my fragrance creations.

-Victoria

Test tube spice rack

Test tube spice rack

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Yep, I am in need of a moon garden. I want an all white garden with rich, overwhelming fragrance. I want it to be a little retreat to enjoy our crisp Northwest evenings with a fluttering wind bringing the smells of the shore and of course lots and lots of flickering candles. I’ll sip from a black flute, wear wine lipstick, and just relax. This is my fantasy. In real life, I know that I will rarely tend to it because I will fear that snails  may come out at dusk. I also know that gardening is hard work. And since we are re-doing the house, I will find little time to “relax” and pull weeds and garden. But, still this is something that I want someday. I want to smell Angel’s Trumpets, jasmine, and flowering tobaccos, I want to see 4 o’Clocks, Evening Primrose, and Moonflowers. I also want lavender for its relaxing aroma and I know that it does pretty darn well and is happy here in Washington. And pots of fragrant and icy leaved herbs. This is my plan. Of course, I want for mine to be creepier and more gothic than the one pictured below, more like an entrance into a catacomb (geez, it may be, who knows what it is buried back there!). Perhaps decorated with the stupid things that come out for Halloween as decorations from places like Z Gallerie, white stone skulls, etc. Things like a black birdbath, oyster shells, mossy rocks, creepy statues, stuff that I see around and like. A vampire garden. There is a great inspiration board for a “Corpse Bride’s wedding garden” on this blog. See, I must not be the only weirdo wanting a creepy garden.

-Victoria

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Moon garden from Domino

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