Old doorknob + bobeche = finial

This is such an easy project. This drapery rod hangs in our master bedroom covering not so pretty sliding glass doors.  I have loved this fabric forever (Ralph Lauren Guinevere SHEETS actually) but I must admit I am so ready to redo this room..but not the rod..still love it actually!  And believe me, I am really not much of a DIY person but this is so easy.  I’ve been wanting to share this for a while but it keeps slipping my mind.  So here it goes.

We just used an old metal rod, fairly small in diameter, which I really dont like, I prefer chunky rods now but small diameter was good for this project. Then I simply used an old glass doorknob and some stray bobeches I had in a junk box.  Actually I probably bought the bobeches at Round Top (which is coming up soon you know..last week in March, first week of April…Marburger opens March 30th I believe!).  Yall do know what bobeches are right????  They are the drips plates that surround the base of the chandelier bulb. We used some GOOP glue to attach it and voila!.

{wall color is SW Urban Putty}

My fave gift – Seeds of Life

I was going to just include these wonderful little trees on my fave things holiday list (coming soon) but once i explored their site i decided they deserve a post all their own… Seeds of Life is a division of the Magnolia Company and YALL need to check them out for unique gifts..

they are just amazing little trees and i think they are going to make wonderful gifts..the packaging is spot on and they tailor them for various occasions as you can see below, like for a teacher!

or a baby, or memorial etc..explore and see all of the different occasion ideas and offerings..

or you can style them up yourself with a simple tag and your or your child’s handwriting (i think i will include the scripture at the end of the post with a simple manila tag and twine for my boys’ grandparents..i mean really, grandparents, babies, a tree, a scripture of prayer for boys we both love..what a perfect combination especially when the grandparents love and appreciate nature)..for grandparents day, Christmas, birthday..love this!

i KNOW my in-laws will be thrilled to receive these little trees from their grandsons and plant in their honor. I just love the idea of giving a tree instead of a tie or Bed and Bath set (not knocking those i just dig this more!;;)

see more about Seeds of Life here..beautiful slideshow and photography..enjoy!

oh and where can you get these little trees..you can find sources by state on their site, or order from the Magnolia Company directly, they are a family business in Florida with a rich heritage…I ordered mine through this great local florist (and friend). I highly recommend Missy at Moosefeathers in Brenham if you live locally. Or if you have a florist you know in your area, i suggest asking about Seeds of Life, maybe if you order a dozen or two they will give you a discount!…i do know they are sold through various catalogs and sources (like Pottery Barn!) but they are not cheap…so shop around and remember when debating the cost, it is a TREE!

…bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.
-Isaiah 61:3

{photography by Stacia Hollman for Seeds of Life}

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