Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


People often ask me how I'm going to decorate our new house. Since we're building in the middle of the woods in the Keweenaw Peninsula, some might expect us to have a pure northwoods cabin theme. Nope. I have plans to talk more about that in upcoming posts, but I do prefer a somewhat eclectic style - with some newer pieces that lean traditional, some pieces that are rustic and some pieces that have a history - things collected over time - things with a story attached to them.  

With that in mind, I saw a project I liked on the Internet a while ago. As you've probably noticed, the use of phrases, words, letters and numbers is very popular in decorating right now. I took the general idea of that project and played around with it a bit - modifying it into something I liked better. I made one for us for the new house and was pleased with how it turned out. It has our last name and 2005 - the year we were married. The size is 11x14, and Steve is going to make a barnwood frame for it.

That gave me the idea to make one for Carrie and Shawn's upcoming wedding, as I thought it would fit into their style. I wasn't sure how they felt about barnwood, though, so I used a black frame.

I also took a chance and made one for Mark & Monica's wedding gift. I'm not sure of Monica's taste, but I hope they'll like it. They haven't opened it yet, but they don't read my blog, so I think it's OK to share it now.

Now you know what was wrapped in rustic red rosin paper and burlap bows.

All is well in the Keweenaw.


  1. I love those! What a special gift for your friends and family! I would love to know how you did it if you want to share your secret! I've never seen that kind of sign before! You are amazing , Julie!! By the way......Bonner is spelled.....B O N N E R !!!!
    Have a good weekend with Marty and Donna. Sorry I didnt get to visit with you much at church last time I will make up for it!!

  2. Thank you! I'll send my reply in an email, Barb.


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