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Loving…wine bottle herb gardens

Hmmm, I feel a DIY project coming on.  How cool are these wine bottle herb gardens from Uncommon Goods?

wine bottle herbs #thingsdeeloves 1 wine bottle herbs #thingsdeeloves 2 wine bottle herbs #thingsdeeloves 3 wine bottle herbs #thingsdeeloves 4If you can’t order them online, what about following this tutorial from Design Sponge?  I have a glass cutter, but I’m a bit scared of using it, does anyone have any tips or tricks?  I’ve also tried the burnt string method to cut bottle before, but I had no luck.

wine bottle herbs #thingsdeeloves 5And while you’re busy cutting bottles, what about making some hurricane lamps too?

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This past weekend we had the pleasure of visiting Babylonstoren for the first time.  Babylonstoren is a vineyard, orchard, spa, hotel and restaurant all rolled into one, and is situated between Paarl and Franshoek.  We really enjoyed wondering through the formal gardens (inspired by the Company Gardens of the Cape) and spotting all the different fruits and vegetables.  We meandered through to the Greenhouse Restaurant for a delicious light lunch of sandwiches and homemade iced tea.  All the meals are prepared beautifully using ingredients from the farm.  You can also visit the farm stall to buy fresh bread and various other items.  I can highly recommend Babylonstoren for a pleasant day out.

Wondering through the prickly pear maze.

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Yummy berries.DSC_7193 DSC_7194 DSC_7195

The locals.DSC_7197 DSC_7167 DSC_7168

Beautiful rose pergolas. DSC_7169 DSC_7170 DSC_7171 DSC_7172 DSC_7173

The Greenhouse Restaurant.DSC_7175 DSC_7176 DSC_7177 DSC_7178 DSC_7179 DSC_7180

Our delicious sandwiches, wrapped up beautifully.
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