This week at Everlongardener, we are so excited to showcase a garden artist who specializes in recycling and repurposing. Old objects made new again. My featured garden artist runs Thyme At Home.
So, what’s a mom to do when she has twin boys and finds herself with a lot of ‘thyme’ at home? Ever the crafter, Lauren Labrie has been making things with her hands for years. Even with a career as a National Park Service Ranger, Lauren sets aside time for making hand-crafted cards ( I’ve received a few of these gorgeous cards in the past) and many other distinctive items. She now sells her handmade products through her Etsy shop.
Lauren’s shop offers plant tags and markers, drink tags, gift labels, home decor and more. Do you have an upcoming wedding or garden party? A bridal shower or other special occasion?
Some of these tags may be just the elegant touch you are looking for!
I recently received my hand stamped herb marker set in the mail. Upon arrival, I anxiously opened the mailing box. Inside was a carefully and beautifully wrapped set of six herb markers. This particular set is made up of vintage table knives. I immediately went running around, placing the markers in the ground next to their namesake herbs. I was a little sad that it’s now fall and some of my herbs are on their way out. There’s always next year, right?
All of Lauren’s metal items are permanently stamped. The plant names will never wear off over time. Use them year after year!
These plant markers are especially great if you plant from seeds. No more mixing things up!
You can see all of her wares at her Etsy shop at Thyme At Home, on Facebook and Pinterest. She will also do custom orders if you have something specific in mind. So, if you are looking for a gift for the gardener in your life or want to treat yourself, head on over to Thyme At Home!
If you are an artist and make garden related art, I would love to feature you here at Everlongardener! Lauren, owner of Thyme the Home, happens to be my cousin and I wanted to show off her many talents. Our mothers instilled in us a love for antiques at an early age. Appreciating the past and making things new again. She makes ‘thyme’ for her art and gardening even with two very busy boys. I hope you find her garden decor as delightful as I do!
Fall has turned out to be very busy around here. Garden cleanup, gardening jobs, greenhouse chores and planting bulbs! We pick up the pace during the daylight hours because there seems to be less and less of them. The leaves have gone from red, yellow and orange to shades of amber and copper. Hunting season has begun and blaze orange is the fall seasons hottest new color! Thanks for reading Everlongardener this week and remember to subscribe in the sidebar for all things gardening! It’s always free and you won’t miss a thing!