Friday, May 29, 2009

Weekend Forecast

This weekend calls for lots of time in the yard. A friend shared with me from her plantings yesterday. Creeping fig, a beautiful fern, ivy geranium and a ground cover whose name I don't know. It's perfect timing. I did some major weeding last weekend, started moving some of our plants around a bit and separating others that had gotten a little carried away. Now I'll fill in some vacancys with these newly acquired transplants.

I love to have plants in my yard that originated in another yard. We have Calla Lillies from Uncle Ray and Elephant Ear from a generous stranger. They make me happy.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


House Beautiful has this photo up with a title about sexy paint colors. It's so true. This looks amazing. I love black. I wonder though if the walls would show the dust as much as my black furniture does. Probably. It might be worth a little extra work to look at this kind of drama every day though.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Loving these works from Resurrection Fern.

A garden in thimbles. Amazing.

Snails in sweaters?! Hilarious. I love it. Right now I am sitting in my living room listening to the sound of a lone croaking frog trying to send him telepathic instructions to eat all of my snails. I have tons. It seems I most like plants that create a perfect habitat for them. It seems I have a love hate relationship with them.

There's more great stuff in her shop, stop by.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Favorite

One of those rooms that I just keep going back to.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sight Unseen

{Grey House at Draycott}

{House Beautiful}


Given the opportunity I would buy any of these homes in an instant without even needing to see the inside. I'm sure that wouldn't be necessarily wise but it would certainly be an exciting adventure.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


As we go through this "economic downturn" I am so curious to see what good comes from it. You know, kind of like, when times get tough, the tough get going. I'm certain that we'll look back on this time as one of great ingenuity. Just look at these examples. Be forewarned, you might find yourself planning a project soon after.

Painting a piano, Design Mom.
Papering the fridge, Casapinka.
Draw your own wall paper, Kellie.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More Backyard Inspiration

I love the idea of creating a retreat in the backyard. No travel time at all, just step out and we're on vacation.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More Proof

I'm completely in love with embroidered art. I'm sure you'll agree that my love is warranted.
The Other Side of Vivian

On My Mind

Saw this room from Livingetc. at Casapinka weeks ago and can't stop thinking about it. That artwork is superb and the drapes!? Fantastic.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Endearing Qualities

The drama of an oversized headboard is never over the top as far as I'm concerned. And it's a project that looks so doable. Just a couple pieces of plywood, batting and a few yards of fabric. Hmm. . .

Friday, May 15, 2009


I'm big on stripes right now. Walls and drapery mostly. Wide. Horizontal for walls, vertical for drapes. I'm not sure what brought it on but it's bad. Grey and yellow. Grey and white. Yellow and white. Any of those combinations would work.
The Herald Dispatch

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Good Thing

Friday we planted an apple tree. In about 10-20 years it will provide shade for our kitchen window. Yesterday it bloomed, soon it will give us apples. We check it's progress every day so I know that the most important thing it's going to give us is memories.
Mercier Orchards, North Georgia Mountain Blog

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Time Clock

I love eclectic interiors. A fancy chandelier with art work that's casually propped along the wall is tops to me. I love the way that the chair backs mimic the raised shapes on the buffet and the polka dot pattern of the fabric. And, what about that clock?! It's so fun, it reminds me of the photo dark room in high school.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Random Thoughts

Paint a house yellow and it will always look cheery, no matter what time does. Paint a house grey and it will always have an innate elegance, no matter what time does.
eastsidegiggler, John Weis, pbo31, fairwitness, revanovum, bie-blink

Friday, May 08, 2009

Garden Interiors

The way that the outside comes into these rooms is so entirely seamless that it doesn't seem irregular in the least. There's nothing better than just sitting still and both of these spaces would certainly well suited for that.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Wants, Needs and Desires

I want a wrap around skirt!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

A Continuation

And so the copper pot obsession goes on.


In case you just have to have a cow's head in your kitchen, look at what treasure there is to be had at Wisteria!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Hen House

When I was a child, we lived across the street from the freeway. One day a truck carrying crates of chickens lost one of it's cargo. My dad found it, an egg laying hen. He fashioned a house for it from items in our yard and there it lived for at least a year. The excitement of egg retrieval is something I vividly remember. With all this talk lately about backyard coops, I've been thinking...maybe that backyard structure I want could be a chicken coup. I'll have to check our city ordinances.
Sunset, Backyard Chickens

Friday, May 01, 2009

Busy Bee

I've been working on a project this week for a Textiles class I'm taking; printing on fabric. Bee's are my chosen subject. This is something I've been wanting to do for quite some time but just haven't gotten around to. Now there's a deadline. That's highly motivating for me.

Last night I carved a lino block & it was fun! Really. I usually don't like the process of making things, just the end result but this I really liked.
My main reference for this project has been 'Printing by Hand' by Lena Corwin. If this subject is of interest to you, I highly recommend that you pick it up.