Wednesday, May 25, 2011


reclaimed barn doors

wonderful wicker 

luxe porch, zebra-print throw rug

pop of red, just makes me happy

my daughter's house outside Austin, Texas has a
little room off the kitchen, which is not air conditioned, completely
windowed with floor-to-ceiling French windows...
we've put 2 love seats out there (she doesn't like them
anymore, but they're too good for the junk pile; bright floral prints)
added some very old tables, antiqued, and filled with flowering plants.

The useless room is now useful and totally delightful.

I can sit there with ceiling fan running, with perfect light,
and make jewelry for hours. 
The dogs like it too.

She is just beginning her gardening adventures, has Roma tomatoes
growing tall, little chile peppers (hot hot hot), lots of containers of
blooming flowers, an old reclaimed wheelbarrow - found somewhere
for $4 - which is now spilling over with purple petunias and white begonias.

Hydrangeas are planted along the shady side of the house,
and the big-leafed Mandevilla is climbing skyward and blooming profusely.

We are happy.  We are peaceful.

Joining Castles, Crowns & Cottages for
A Day in Paris
blog party
Pink Saturday

both on Saturday.

Trying to work out how I can combine those two?