46 responses

  1. Penny
    January 31, 2013

    This is just soooo cute… I love it! Hugs, Penny

  2. Nana Diana
    January 31, 2013

    OMGosh- Who would have thought? How dumb am I to have thrown all our pistachio shells away? GREAT idea and it beautiful- xo Diana

    • Kathy
      January 31, 2013

      Hey sweetie! I am so glad you stopped by again! I have been getting used to my new blog look and took note of your comment on the font size – I’ll check with Kristi about that! Google pistachio shells and you’ll see that others have been quite creative with them too!
      Have a blessed weekend,

  3. LaVoice
    January 31, 2013

    Kathy, I do not believe there is anything you cannot do. I have missed you lately. Of course, I have been under the weather since last Saturday and have not been on the computer. You are so very creative and did wonders with those shells. My husband would set eat them for hours. Too much work for me. I appreciate it very much when you take the time to drop by for a visit. Trust all is well with you. I love the line break before your comments. Looks very nice.

  4. Susan
    January 31, 2013

    What a fantastic idea Kathy! I agree that the soft pink is much better than vibrant red. Who knew pistachio shells could be so romantic? Great job!

  5. Pamela Gordon
    January 31, 2013

    Very pretty. Every time I eat pistachios I think the same as you – ‘What can I do with these?’ Thanks for sharing your pretty heart wreath.

  6. Peggy Recker
    January 31, 2013

    WOW those were a lot of pistachios! My husband loves them, but I would not have come up with that idea!

  7. Jacqueline
    January 31, 2013

    Well, I’m speechless! So beautiful and clever!

  8. Stephanie
    January 31, 2013

    Beautiful idea, Kathy! LOVE it ~ putting it against the tarnished silver tray is genius!

  9. Judy
    January 31, 2013

    Kathy, I don’t know what happened but I haven’t been able to see you for awhile, then today you have popped back up on my list. I’m so glad. This is the smartest and prettiest little project I have seen in awhile. I also love the pink. And that tray is fabulous. So pretty together..Glad to see you and Happy Thursday..Judy

    • Kathy
      January 31, 2013

      Hey Judy, when I moved my blog from blogger to wordpress I didn’t get the feedburner feed updated correctly. Once I did, the RSS feed and email feed worked again – I am still trying to get Google+ updated…then I think all will be well. I hope you have a blessed weekend!

  10. Lavender Cottage
    January 31, 2013

    So pretty Kathy, I like it in the light pink instead of red like Martha’s.

  11. gena
    January 31, 2013

    Oh my, that is just beautiful! I would never have thought of such a thing – way to think outside the box!!!
    I love the whole romantic, victorian feeling it has against the old platter, just gorgeous!


  12. Beth
    January 31, 2013

    Your heart is feminine, Victorian, romantic, and gorgeous!!!!

  13. Luján Fraix
    January 31, 2013

    Gracias amiga por venir a mi blog, es un honor para mí que alguien con un sitio tan hermoso venga a mi humilde casa.
    Precioso el trabajo que presentas hoy. Muy creativa. Te felicito.

    Un beso grande desde Argentina.

  14. Luján Fraix
    January 31, 2013

    Gracias por seguirme, yo quisiera hacer lo mismo pero no me lo permite internet o no sé como hacerlo.
    Besos y gracias otra vez.

  15. Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse
    February 1, 2013

    This is adorable!

  16. Lady Linda
    February 1, 2013

    Hi Kathy, interesting little project. I like the pink you used too. What a great platter you found at a great price.

  17. Donna Connolly
    February 1, 2013

    Oh Kathy, You are a genius! I LOVE your wreath…AND…WOW I certainly go through enough pistachios to make lots of these Beautiful Wreaths!!! Do you remember when the shells were RED and would die our hands? In those days it was hard to find the plain colored ones…
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Big Hugs to you,

    • Kathy
      February 1, 2013

      Hello Donna, yes! I do remember them and I think they may still be out there for nostalgic sake – I didn’t know until reading the article in the Martha Stewart magazine the reason they were dyed. I appreciate you stopping by and hope you have a blessed weekend,

  18. Delvalina
    February 1, 2013

    I love your new design of blog and that is so very vintage and beautiful.

    Have a wonderful day!



  19. Deborah
    February 1, 2013

    This is so beautiful Kathy! I would have never, ever thought to create something with Pistachio shells! Of course, no one in my family likes them. I wonder if I ask someone who does to save me the shells, they would give me the “this one is crazy.” look. ;) Great job! I’d love it if you linked this to my new linky party!

    Have a great weekend!

  20. Patti
    February 1, 2013

    What a clever and beautiful idea! It turned out so pretty. I l love the way you displayed it on the silver tray.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  21. Sandi
    February 2, 2013

    Kathy, your pistachio wreath is adorable and I like the soft pink much better than red. Thanks for sharing this at my HOME and enjoy your weekend.


  22. Carolyn
    February 2, 2013

    What a great idea! Aren’t you cleaver. Thanks for sharing with us.

  23. Chubskulit Rose
    February 2, 2013

    How lovely!

    Please come and peek at my PINK.
    Your comment is always a joy to read.

  24. Jamie
    February 3, 2013

    This is amazing! It looks like shells! You did a great job. I’m your newest follower ;)
    Jamie ~ Better With Age

  25. Jane
    February 3, 2013

    Your wreath is so pretty! I never would have guessed that these were pistachios. I think Martha would be a little envious if she saw this! :)

    I’m so happy you stopped by…I really love your blog and am following now!

    Have a great Sunday!


  26. The Polka Dot Closet
    February 3, 2013

    OMG…You do save everything!!LOL I love it, I thought it was seashells! I would have loved to have seen hubby’s face when you showed it the finished product!


    • Kathy
      February 4, 2013

      I have two very large rosemary bushes at our front walk. I told him I wanted to make a heart wreath out of the branches – they’re blooming beautifully…he paused and looked at me…are you going to make hearts out of everything? Well, it is the romantic season, I replied :)

  27. The Tablescaper
    February 3, 2013

    What a neat idea. I would never have thought of pistachios!

    – The Tablescaper

  28. Anne
    February 3, 2013

    A really lovely wreath with some interesting tools! My hubby loves the pistachios too! I may try this. Thanks for sharing and HPS to you! Have a terrific week!

  29. Cynthia
    February 4, 2013

    This is BEAUTIFUL! I don’t remember seeing this in Martha Stewart, but I’d have to agree the pink is much prettier than red would be.

    • Kathy
      February 4, 2013

      I am not home to share which issue this came from – several years back. I’ll check when I return home!

  30. Sandy
    February 5, 2013

    Oh my you are so clever! This is really cute! I love pistachio’s too and always buy them at Whole Foods. I get the unsalted and just love them. Those little things are expensive! And then I just throw my shells away. Hmmmm, who would have thought? Just amazing!

  31. Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique
    February 6, 2013

    It turned out so sweet Kathy. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  32. Debbie
    February 7, 2013

    That is an amazing work of art!

  33. mary
    February 11, 2013

    What a great wreath Kathy! I saw a blog post where they used the shells and painted them like little robin eggs.

    Where I grew up in New Mexico, we had many pistachios farms there- guess it was the perfect hot dry weather to grow them! Oh my they had wonderful pistachio products too

    bee blessed

  34. Debbie
    February 19, 2013

    This isjust so darn pretty!! What a great idea!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  35. Marcia @The Shop Around the Corner
    March 18, 2013

    LOVE this, Kathy. I haven’t stopped by in such a long time. Where has the time gone?
    Love what you’ve done with your page.
    I’ve added you to my sidebar to keep up.

  36. rhonda @ blue creek Home
    March 22, 2013

    That is so sweet! And, what a perfect way to recycle!

  37. Elizabeth
    March 27, 2013

    I would NEVER have guessed what this was made from. Gorgeous!
    I’m so pleased to have you as my newest blog follower. Welcome!

  38. Treat and Trick
    March 28, 2013

    It looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea…

  39. Tina´s PicStory
    May 17, 2013

    great idea! so lovely :)

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