|A "Butterfly" or "Open-faced" Snapdragon: Antirrhinum majus 'Trumpet Tangerine'|
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
|Crocus vernus 'King of the Striped' in a curb garden.|
Nice weather has finally arrived here in western Pennsylvania, and everyone I see around town has emerged from winter hibernation with a huge grin on their face. After such a long, cold winter, I think we all need some time to soak it all in. My family was able to spend a few hours at our old garden last weekend cleaning up the beds from excess leaves, putting out a bit of compost as mulch, and cutting back perennials and sticks.
I stopped over another evening, just after a rain. I was able to take these photos just as the evening golden hour began...
Saturday, April 12, 2014
|Galanthus elwesii is the very first flowers in our new garden.|
Thursday, April 10, 2014
|Chairs with French themed pillows in our library room|
I started with this lovely vintage french bird and wreath from The Graphics Fairy. I personalized it by adding some pretty text underneath that says, "Havenwood 1925," which is the year that our house was built. I needed to use my computers preview program to make a reverse image so that the text would not be backwards. (Some computers will do this reverse image in the printing set-up options.)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
|Crocus tommasinianus at Gilmore Gardens April 1st|
We are just now enjoying our crocuses and snowdrops during a few days of warm sun. I hope that those of you in more northern places in North America will feel encouraged to know that your flowers are coming soon as well!
Saturday, April 5, 2014
|Shelf in my basement laundry room.|
Thursday, April 3, 2014
|On our new landing at Havenwood|
I found this lovely stool in an antique shop in our area that actually has reasonable prices. So, I snapped it up and knew just what to do as I have been admiring so many projects on a wonderful site called The Graphics Fairy. I chose the above graphic from their beautiful list of french words, made an inverse copy of it in my computer's basic paint program, and got ready for some fun. :)
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
|Welcome to our new home! :)|
But one nice thing about all of our bad weather in March was that it gave me more time to be inside our new walls, wondering what to do with them. (... Seems like winter unleashes some of my craft craziness... like last years' coffee filter flower wreaths...) I was finally brave enough a few days ago to take a try at at stairway photo arrangement and was able to use some of my favorite new craft-making techniques too! Would you like to take a walk around with me?