Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
(and worth every ounce of effort), my garden is beautiful and ready for summer!
A few years ago, I went to an auction in a village close to town~ it was at an old farmhouse on a winding country road. Alongside the barn was a huge patch of solomon's seal that I fell instantly in love with...I started my own patch under the flower boxes on our garage wall. They are blooming today!
My lilacs are about 12 years old and are finally what I'd call a hedge! I remember a beautiful row of lilacs dripping over the fence from our neighbor's yard when I was a child...I'd cut some for a sweet smelling bouquet. This bouquet from my bushes is sitting in the morning sunshine on my kitchen counter. I'll be planting some more along the wall of the new cottage along with an old fashioned hydrangea vine as soon as the bed is dug~ can't wait!
A friend and I visit a beautiful garden early each summer~ it's owner is an amazingly inspiring gardener. She told me about a plant called sweet cicely, with little seedpods that taste like licorice. Last year I got a piece of her huge plant. It survived the winter and has spouted fern like leaves and wee feathery white flowers~ so pretty!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
I am always so inspired and interested when I see photos of people's displays and workspaces that I thought I might share a few of mine. My fondness for vintage 'junk' and a rustic casual look are evident in these fantastic old wooden crates, a tiny window shutter from the 60's, a white milk glass pitcher, vintage cut glass doorpulls and lots of burlap. I love creating my displays using these character filled pieces. My husband has been the handy dandy builder of my earring racks and the great stand alone barnboard piece in the corner. Anything that doesn't match, I paint green. Add some fresh flowers and great lighting and presto....ready to go!