Monday, June 28, 2010

The Softer Side of Outdoor Decor

"Mom. Look at this picture."

"Oh! Look how cute you all are! Where is this? Santa Cruz?"

"Yeah. We were walking down to the beach."


"You have such a beautiful smile. I wish you'd stand up straight though."

"Mom. Stop it. Didn't you notice the tree?"

"What? Oh! Why is that there?"

"Somebody just did it. Isn't it cool? It's called 'urban knitting'. Here, look at these..."






"Wow. That's, um, very interesting. They do that without permission? Like tagging? I guess it's better than spray-painted graffitti. Will it hurt the trees?"

"Oh my god, Mom. No, I don't think so. It's just supposed to be pretty."

"Well, it is that. Where did you find these?"

"Here. And here."

"Can I blog this? Can I use your picture?"

"Sure."

17 comments:

Michelle said...

That's so cool!! I love the dichotomy between the two..that's original!

It's so funny you said "can I blog this"...I think that all the time too. Glad you did.

Best,
Michelle

the gardeners cottage said...

hi tracy,

i'm guessing your daughter is on the left? beautiful, and her friends are too.

not sure i love the knit trees though. but they are original.

~janet

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

Hi Janet!
Nope. That's Hannah on the left, Marisa in the middle and my Katey on the right. Telling her she should stand up straight (when it's not even necessary) was a total "mom moment" on my part. And obviously not what she expected when showing me this photo! But I couldn't help myself... it just blurted out!
Tracy

SPLENDEROSA said...

What a project! Tree outfit. Never thought it would be a fashion statement...lol

Tracy F. said...

That's a new one on me, but very interesting. Your daughter and her friends are darling!

for the love of a house said...

That is so wild! I have never seen or heard of this! I can see how in an urban setting it could be very interesting!
Your daughters and their friend are all adorable! Ahh youth!!
joan

{Arianna Belle} said...

Oh wow! I've never seen anything like that before -its beautiful!

Renae said...

Very cute...one way to keep kids out of trouble and doing something fun for the community!
xx

Struggler said...

Goodness, how bizarre. Naturally, the London phone box is my favorite.

Janet said...

ooo, I love the tree. Beautiful daughter too. ;)

Kathysue said...

These are amazing , someone went to a lot of work on this!! Too cool!!Once a mom always a mom, we can not help it!!Happy 4th of July weekend,Kathysue

法邦法邦 said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

That is so cool!! It would totally make my day to wander past a tree like that. :)

Traci Giles said...

I just love these! I have never seen anything like this before! I wonder if I could do it??? I smell a challenge (I've been studying these photos for a few minutes now).

JackPCS said...

Guerrilla art! Talk about your random acts of senseless beauty...
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Kitchen Cabinets said...

Wow that knitted tree blows my mind. Wonder how long that took?

Well at least we'll know he'll be warm...

samia said...

cuuuute!!! btw Ilove your header and the swatches of fabrics.. i a going to follow your blog just to see thme again..!! :) they are gorgeous!!