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Monday, September 29, 2014

holding onto summer...

Since the last remnants of summer are fading away,
this is a good time to harvest a few succulents from the garden
and bring them inside.

One terrific way to extend the joy of this magical plant is to create a live succulent wreath.
Most times you seem them hanging on a wall or a door.
They might also appear on a tabletop
displayed around the base of a candle hurricane.
But I made a whimsical seat for an old rusty ice cream parlor chair. It may sound odd (and it is) but that's the beauty of it!

Try to find ways to bring bits of your garden indoors
before Old Man Winter appears.

When I lived in the North it would do wonders for my spirits to enjoy my miniature gardens during the dark cold days of winter.
I now live in a place of perpetual summer but I still love to find ways to bring bits of my garden inside.
Cheers to finding one more reason to dig around in the dirt.
I never need to have my arm twisted. As a matter of fact,
I think my garden is calling to me right now!
Time to play...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

summer is in the rear view mirror...

Is summer really over...?
It has been too long since I have posted anything.
Summer has flown by so quickly. It has been busy and I am always grateful for the opportunities. Since summer is officially behind us and this is the first day of fall, I thought I should get caught up.
My column for the August issue of Romantic Homes
was a labor of love...

August is the "Flea Market "issue so I thought I would feature a project that combined a flea market find
with the summertime pastime of shell collecting. 

What could be better than combining flea marketing,
shelling and crafting?

Then there was the summer issue of Cottages and Bungalows...
I was so thrilled to share a tour of this beautiful home.


And then I couldn't have been more proud when I saw one of my design restoration projects featured in the pages of Seaside Style.

August was a good month. Hot as can be on our little island
but full of blessings!!! I hope your summer was full of sunshine, happiness and good health!
I can't wait to share what is in store for fall...