Tag Archives: home decor

Plant Stakes for the Trunk Show

Last summer I made a dragonfly stake on a whim and it was well-received. This year I took the production level up a notch and added ladybug stakes to the collection. I distributed them at my various boutique outlets, and they steadily fly off to new homes. A post on Facebook prompted Ayla’s Originals to […]


The day before my birthday, a light fixture fell on my head. My mom was coming to town and I was preparing the futon for her to sleep on, when the ceiling fan decided to wobble out of alignment and to the floor, but since I had just pulled the futon out and was looking down, […]

Creating an in-home gallery (Part 2)

“I believe that if you love everything you are consuming/purchasing/ collecting/surrounding yourself with, it will all go together. I suppose that’s the idea behind eclectic style– that if you love it, it matches.” ~ Megan Hunt, It matches if you love it Since 2008 my home has undergone a few small improvements, but my library walls […]

Creating an in-home gallery (Part 1)

When I moved in 2008 I had one big wall that I wanted to turn into a gallery, but didn’t have much art to fill it up with. The vintage walls are also quite ‘rubbery’ which makes putting nails in the walls a tricky process. So the project lingered until 2012, when I started collecting […]

My Boudoir make-over

When I first moved in 2007, I knew I wanted to get a new bedframe and do a little jazzing up of the room. I splurged on a faux finish when I got the home painted, and then installed the necessities for sleeping and adorning, thinking I would at some point make a Morroccan themed […]

The Holiday Extravaganza begins!

Hooray! I’ve just finished uploading 40 Maraviglia pendants and 6 necklaces with their accompanying product photos, ready for you to peruse over the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond. The Maike’s Maraviglia collection includes hearts: Wire pendant hearts by Maike’s Marvels  Spirals and swirls: Wire pendants by Maike’s Marvels  My favorite squiggly squares (and other shapes the […]