Jan 21, 2017

Dusty Miller Wreath...

Happy Weekend Everyone...
 
I think most of us are craving a taste of Spring about now...



I know I am,
anything live and green...
 
so I made this Dusty Miller Wreath
last week...
 


it all started
when I added some Dusty Miller
 to a bouquet awhile ago,
it was wilted in the garden
but popped right up fresh as new when it came inside...
 
 
so right there I decided to make a wreath...
 
I cut big bundles
and let them sit in water for a day
to perk up...
 




who would have ever guessed
 it was below freezing and snow was on the ground
when I cut these wisps...
 

 
I love making simple wreaths
this one took maybe 15 minutes...
 
I would love to do a tutorial if anyone is interested?

 
I actually made this wreath four days ago,
and it looks just as fresh
as it did when I made it...
 
I had no idea
 just how hardly Dusty Miller is
but I will be planting a lot more next year!
 
 
Happy Weekend!


Jan 19, 2017

A Walk in the Garden Past...

It all started yesterday...
 
with this photo,
which Google sent me
for rediscover the day...
 

that series of photos was just two years ago...
 
this year is entirely different,
since our snow just melted....
 
but it lit a Spring Fever in my soul...
 
so I decided to make a Throwback Thursday Post
garden style...
 
I think I would like to do this
regularly for awhile!
 
It was so much fun and inspiration
digging through old photos!
 



lazy Summer bouquet in a bucket...
 
Feverfew
&
Toadflax
 




this photo has always been one of my favorites..
washed out and out of focus..
 
it feels impressionistic..
 


a Basket of Roses...
I think I can smell them!
 


Fresh Fruit and Tea
in a shady nook...
 


Climbing Eden Roses...
 


this sweet pickers basket
on a cane,
just delights me...
it seriously does!
 

 

 
Porch Life...
 

 
A Throwback Thursday wouldn't be complete
without a puppy photo...
 
I remember how hard it was to keep a bowl of water
that first Summer,
both girls did this...
 
and sometimes inside...
ugh!
 
 
I am going to be linking up to
and
 
 
Thank you for joining me...

Jan 17, 2017

Lazy January...

Here we are in mid January
 
up here in Seattle
we are warming up for the first time
 since the New Year's Eve...
 
although
I do get a little stir crazy..
 
I enjoy the quiet time,
the cozy time...
 
 

 
after Christmas,
the house stays a bit bare inside,
minimalistic...
 
and I enjoy it
and sometime I think I will keep it this way...
 
but that never happens
bits of fluff
are added here and there,
organically,
and I find the clutter delightful...
 
 
candlelight fills the night...
 
the small flames,
cheer the long dark nights...


a cozy nook...
 




 
my angel,
a single hold over from Christmas....
 
the way her wings glow in the sunlight is magic
I just couldn't part with her yet...
 


 
while hanging out in my cozy nook
in the parlor...
 
I made the mistake of looking up...
 
to see my very dusty chandelier!
so Spring Cleaning started early here...


 
then I cleaned my dining room chandy...
 
I just love this chandelier
it came from Home Depot
many years ago
and it was brown..
 
 
 

 
I just love the chandeliers
after they have been cleaned...
 
the sparkle factor
makes a great reward for the hard work...
 
Thanks for Stopping By Today!