Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cork is Cool and Sustainable

Is this not one of the best things to do with cork!
This is a lovely kitchen that belongs to my good friend Sue. She created 
the cork back splash that integrates beautifully into the style of her home
and fits like a glove in the space. The best part is she can take it down,
it's temporary as it is made on foam core board.  
 back splash in progress, need more wine!

Over half the world’s cork oak trees are located in Portugal. The bark is used for the production of corks and when properly harvested, taking the bark does not kill the tree. It is harvested without machinery and then regenerates in several years so it renewable, sustainable resource.

Place Card holder via: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/look/cork-place-holder-002497

Mulling Spice Bag via-http://www.wisebread.com/25-things-to-do-with-used-corks-including-making-money-with-them
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Very majestic, this isolated grand tree in Chandler, AZ owes its beginnings to the era of  World War I.  It is approximately 88 years old and has a commemorative plaque. It was part of a government program to  prevent a shortage of cork in the U.S. so they handed out seedlings to be planted.

I hope they don't pave paradise and put up a parking lot.


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