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poppytalk · 17h ago

Claude Monet's Secret Garden Comes to the VAG

  Claude Monet -En promenade près d’Argenteuil - 1875 - oil on canvas  Musée Marmottan Mon...
poppytalk · 1d ago

Best of Recipes | Mid Summer Strawberry Bannock Shortcake

Pulling this treat out of the volt to celebrate all things midsummer. From National Aboriginal Day (hence the bannock), Summer Solstice and Mid-sommar Celebrations from Scandinavia where they always make a strawberry cake, this recipe is a good re...
poppytalk · 3d ago

Welcome Summer! 7 Ideas to Dine Al Fresco

Summer is finally here and we are loving these sixteen hour days of sunlight especially and can't wait to hit the beaches for a few dinners al fresco! I love creating a cozy beach dinner scene and have been collecting a few images for inspiration. He...
poppytalk · 1W ago

Free Printable Father's Day Gift Wrap

Father's Day is tomorrow and if you're like me, you may have forgot gift wrap. Whenever that happens I get to work on the computer and make my own. I loved this combination of vintage whale illustrations I came across at the Biodiversity Library, and...
poppytalk · 1W ago

Q & A with Graça Paz

Graça Paz is an artist based in Portugal. We've been following her online for several years now and recently we've been inspired by her new work, especially her  Bach and Meditation series. A set of abstract graphics that pop with vivid colours.  All...
poppytalk · 1W ago

10 Last Minute DIYs to Make For Dad

Father's Day is literally just around the corner, but there's still a few days if you want to make him something unique and special.  We picked out a few of our favourite DIYs from our archives that we think Dad would love if you made. From a stool m...
poppytalk · 1W ago

DIY Outdoor Heated Shower

A few years back, Emily Hirsch and Erick Steinberg created an outdoor shower for their camp and shared it here on the blog. We thought it was worth a reblog since summer is just around the corner, and how fun is it to shower outdoors (especially whe...
poppytalk · 2W ago

Rainbow Mini Donuts

 Due to popular demand and a bit of confusion, we created a separate and new post for our rainbow mini donuts which we originally published with our One Cake Two Ways how-to last year. As the donut recipe to top the cake was at the bottom of the post...
poppytalk · 2W ago

IKEA Democratic Design Announces New Collaborations + Product

Instagram @xanthebIt's that time of year again, where IKEA hosted Democratic Design Day in Almhult, Sweden. Democratic Design, explained by IKEA's Marcus Engman, Design Manager at IKEA Range & Supply is, "great form, function, quality, sustainable, a...
poppytalk · 2W ago

Free Download | Vintage Pear Gift Wrap + Wallpaper

I came across some beautiful vintage pear illustrations last week and started playing around with making patterns out of them and thought they would make pretty gift wrap. So as a thank you to you, our readers,  I created them into a printable, along...