Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Vintage hats for my Ella, so beautiful.

I finally made it to my blog, lol. It's been a hectic month for me, but not very creative at all. Been working in the garden and cleaning up outside a lot. Ok, what else has been going on.  My sister came to visit and she was here for just a few days. Now that was a nice treat, to see the kids, they're so big and beautiful. I had all these plans for things I wanted to do with them but, I've had the worst flu ever. Talk about timing, I never get sick and why now. I was so happy that my mom got to spend lots of quality time with my sister, now we have to plan the next trip. 
Going to see the Doc next week, cause this is not a normal flu or maybe it is???? My sister brought me these beautiful vintage hats that our friend Beth and her found for me. These girls have so much fun junking around. They make me happy, just looking at them. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bromeliads, I just love them.

These are the heart and soul of our garden. Talk about the reliable perennials coming back year after year. I have these guys in containers, on rocks, as paths liners and as the good old ground cover. They need water about once a week, they love being out doors and in our humid subtropical climate they seam to thrive . I've never fertilized or amended the soil on any of them, I know I'm bad. But they seam to like neglect and on top of that they give you little babies that you can transplant some place else. I've gotten some from clients and I've also shared lots with clients and friends. 
I'm sorry to say that I don't really know the botanical names for most of them. I just know the ones that love the sun and the ones that do much better on partly shaded areas, so I just let them tell me and I go with it.     

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Loving my new chandelier.

This chandelier was given to me by my sweet friend Meg. She said a client had left it behind a home she had sold and she thought of me. It was black and it came with some crystals, love at first sight. 
I so enjoyed arranging the crystals that I stretch the project out to almost the entire day. I've been collecting vintage chandelier crystals for some time now, have lots  left and need to come up with some projects to use them all.  At first I thought it would be a bit large for my tiny dinning room area but once it was up and with the mirror frame vignette in the background it looks so pretty and cozy and I love her . I can't wait to dress her up for Fall and Christmas. 

                                                            This shadow makes me happy.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sweet little creamer.

I'm so loving this cute little creamer, I think he's so adorable. I figure it can go with just about any sugar bowl . I love the tiny flowers and the handle. For now I'm enjoying it as a vase. I got this beautiful and so fragrant Gardenia bloom from the garden store. Been so wanting to get a Gardenia bush. Actually I've been wanting one for a long time. But since my sunny ares are very limited and I would have to remove other plants. I end up talking myself out of it every spring.  

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Vintage chandelier crystals and a sneak peek.

Once in a while I so enjoy taking out my vintage chandelier crystals and just display them around the house. I don't know why, but  I just love the feel of the cool class on my fingers and seeing how they sparkles makes me happy.  Today I finally started on a project that I've been so looking forward to. I'm taking my time and enjoying the process.   

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New gorgeous Hibiscus.

God's beauty  is amazing, look at this bloom. It looks like it was watercolored in with a brush. Well hubby fell in love with it and he got her for me. Mind you, he's not a gardener, but said it was the most beautiful flowers that he had ever seen. It sure is beautiful, I love the color combination too. I'm going to transplant her to a much larger pot. I want to be able to move her around.