Thursday, 28 June 2012

Day 336- Suitcase Garden For Drora



I had a request of the friends who wanted one of these rusty suitcase gardens during my 3rd anniversary secret draw. I had confessed that each garden would take me a few days to complete. That was why I couldn't make one for everyone who commented on my anniversary posts. Since I knew my rusty garden might not suit everyone's houses, these friends had a choice for me to send them other store bought minis. If they should pick a rusty garden however, then all I asked of them was that they find a place for it in their dollhouses or roomboxes.


Drora had showed me a picture of this wonderful outhouse she built with a group of miniaturists in Israel. She told me she thought a rusty garden with plants could be used in a shabbied neglected setting with this outhouse. I really loved that idea. In fact, I had very ambitious plans for the suitcase garden I wanted to build Drora;  something with pipes and water that would connect the outhouse to my rusty suitcase. I didn't have the confidence nor measurements however to make water running through a pipe so the idea was abandoned.


This particular garden took me so long to conceptualise. In the end, I drew inspiration from my own throne/lavatory/powder room. I have always loved good smells and my bathroom has always been decorated with bowls of potpourri and incense, oils or soaps. So I thought of building a natural air freshener for Drora by creating a potpourri garden.


This is a little potpourri flower arrangement from a dried flower from the garden. I thought of making this after exchanging with Illona emails on ikebana. This is a very rustic and rusty version of course!


Potpourri Suitcase Garden, 9th June 2012


From My Throne

Potpourri bowls and incense burner

32 comments:

Margriet said...

It's really beautiful Sans, I love the yellow, it gives the rusty garden a summer feeling!!!

Ilona said...

Hi Susan!! Drora will be very happy, when her suitcase arrives at her place!! So, this was your ikebana-idea ;) Love it!
In the meanwhile I've been busy with the bamboo.
Firstly my give away gift, I still don't know what to make:to less time in my busy life at the moment.
Hug, Ilona with one L, dear Sans!.....but I forgive you that :D

Amy said...

True words, Drora will love her suitcase! A potpourri garden, of course! And I love your incense burner. I'm working on a lavatory for the old blue barn, mainly to house the electrical chords from my new lights, but now I'm inspired to make it more than I planned.

I love what you do with the pockets in your suitcases, as if they hold the metaphors that speak for us. Because what are suitcase, really? They carry the things we can't go away without, or, at home, the store the things we need to keep. Beautiful, Sans.

rosanna said...

So good, you managed to make all your suitcases custom made for the receiver: I love this too

Norma said...

What fun! And so thoughtful of you Sans to customise these little creations. They're really special.

Maria Ireland said...

Wow Fantastic suitcase. Drora will love it. The yellow flowers are beautiful. I love your incense burner.
Hugs Maria

BiWuBär said...

I have no doubts Drora will love it and it will fit perfectly with her project. I adore you for making your gorgeous suitcase gardens so personal for the one who is lucky to receive it. The idea of a potpourri garden is fantastic, and it was fun to follow your mind wanderings how you came up with that idea. And I am so very proud to live with a flutterybeary who owns one of your gorgeous suitcase gardens... ;O)

Greetings
Birgit

Plushpussycat said...

Drora is one lucky woman, Sans! She'll love the colors, and it will be wonderful with her outhouse. Can't wait to see the combo! xo Jennifer

Craftland said...

I think Drora will be very happy to get this treasure from you. I love the idea to make a potpourri garden.
The colour is so much summer like.
Hugs from Craftland

Daydreamer said...

Oh, How SWEET!!! (Hee hee...!) I LOVE that Drora's will adorn "The Necessary!" And it will surely make that the Best Dressed Outhouse around! It is so wonderful to watch you take a single idea and repeat it in so many variations... that is what Artists do... playing with a theme! And here you have put it all into making the Gifts Personalized... do you know how Special that Talent is... to sense what would suit another person so perfectly?
I am sure Drora must be smiling from ear to ear!

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Beautiful, I know she will love and treasure your gift.

Hugs,
Victoria

carmen said...

otro jardin-maleta fantástico..!

The Old Maid said...

Another marvelous idea, Sam!:) Another beautiful garden! Your imagination is something that I admire so much - have I mentioned that already?;D

Eliana said...

Lovely. Planned to complete the Drora's scene ... It's fantastic!
Hugs

Sans! said...

Tanks, Margriet, tanks! :):):) That's a silly way to say thank you, very popular in Singapore , tanks to a comedy show we have :):)

Sans! said...

hahahahaa Ilona :):) Sorry about the spelling. As a punishment, you may call me SSans with 2 asses ..teehee :):)

Your giveaway is so easy, dearie. Anyone will love your flowers!

Sans! said...

Amy, my work is not as beautiful as your words :):).

And you wanted to build a loo just to house your wires??!! Noooooo, of course you should make it more. People think I am joking when I say my lavatory is the room I work on first every time I move. It is my sanctuary and I always try to make it a special place :).

I can't wait to see you working on minis again :).

Sans! said...

Ro, that's why I am taking so long to finish all these gardens! It's been 6 months and I have only done 5? Just one more to go, hopefully I can work on it this weekend :)

Sans! said...

Norma!!!!!!!!!!! New pic of you :) and a fabulous one too :). Love, love, love it!

Sans! said...

Birgit :):), I do kind of get a little anxious over each of this garden :). Wondering if I might disappoint, or if it will suit the person or her taste etc etc. Not everyone will enjoy something grimy and rusty , right? That's why I wanted the people to choose and if they do pick the garden, to let me know how or where they intend to use the garden. I try to make it as relevant as possible. Hopefully, my garden won't be chucked away in a box :):). Hehe

Sans! said...

Maria Ireland :)... I have many of these candle holders.. maybe for my 4th anniversary I should give these away :).

Sans! said...

Jen, I can't wait too :):)!

Sans! said...

Thank you Craftland :) I picked yellow because Drora made a roombox with a vase of yellow flowers :)

Fabiola said...

Drora will be very happy with this fantastic suitcase garden.
Bye Faby

Sans! said...

Thank you Bets :):) 1000 kisses :). I am not sure if this one is what Drora expects though :):). I guess one will never know since no one will tell you anything apart from how much they appreciate what you have done :).

Sometimes just to amuse myself, I thought of how this community will be like if the world is like the movie "The invention of Lies". You know, where everyone is brutally honest because lies have not been invented..you'll have old ladies walking past a pram going : oh my, that baby is so ugly! Or someone saying, Your Gardens really suck, Sans! But we still love you anyway...heh heh heh :)

Sans! said...

Thank you Vic :):)

Sans! said...

Gracias, Carmen :)

Sans! said...

Ewalina, I am blessed with a company /community where great ideas abound! Everyone here has a rich imagination! And so definitely do you :).

Now I just need to put in the hours so that what I create can finally match what I see in my head LOL!

Sans! said...

Eliana, I think I may steal Drora's idea and make an outhouse myself :):).I really like it !

Sans! said...

Faby, you are so sweeeeeeeeeeet! :) I hope she does.

carmen said...

gracias por tu comentario, hoy tenía premio en mi blog....

Ascension said...

......................te habia dejado un comentario...ya no me quieres y los borrasssssssssss jejejeje
Seguro que Drora estar muy feliz y quedara genial en su caseta.
besitos ascension

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