The beginning of the week, with all the beautiful weather, I started rearranging the main bones of the porch, the furniture. As the gathering areas of both front and back of the wraparound started making themselves known, my head was deciding what was missing or rather what I have wanted since I was a little girl...a hammock jumped at me.
I have been searching outside curtain options on line and found a great idea using painter's drop cloths here on Pinterest. We will put up pipe on just this section creating a private area. My youngest daughter and her friend have been reading or just visiting on it since it came on Wednesday with me giving it a go yesterday for a book break, bird watching, daydreaming etc. I highly recommend it and feel it is such a good deal for such a fabulous hammock. Here is the link on Amazon.
The cart will be brimming with scented geraniums, lemon verbena, patchouli, rosemary, lady lavender, cuban oregano and potted marjoram just to name a few.
Little Elly can enjoy lunch here or legos when she visits her Gramma Stephanie...this makes me smile too :) HOOT, HOOT!!!
I still am contemplating a few other additions like perhaps a mirror here above the drop leaf table.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The addition will come out from the greenhouse window out towards you about 20 ft. and then a few feet deeper than the existing 10'x10' space.
An openhouse is being planned the second weekend in June during the Art on the EDGE, artisan trail event and tour. The 'Shasta' will be decked out also with a vintage style striped awning which is where the studio will serve refreshments out of along with some Atomic Garden Vintage mid century modern . retro . vintage . reclaimed items.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
left corner of the working studio with pliers, dapping set, disc cutter, sheet metal, hammer collection, anvils, etc. I am not that excited about the Dremel and can't wait to invest in a Foredom hand drill.
I have closed up the gallery as of February 1st in preparation for opening up my own studio and shop in the gardens at our home. An addition is in the planning stages with being completed by the end of May, is what dh is telling me anyway. I believe him though for I know that he is quite frightened with all the gallery 'stuff' that is now hanging about our home. He made room for the larger pieces such as the antique furniture and display pieces including a fab, very large, case for the jewelry and the gorgeous horse hair couch and carved velvet chairs.
beading section and wirewrapping along with a dvd goodstuff
I still have space to move about and not pull my hair out trying to be organized even though I have been adding more to the mix from the gallery. Here is the set from the beginning if you want to see it a bit more spare.
This is a portion of the semi-precious and Czech beads stash for future work
I can come in during the day to work getting lost until my youngest comes home from school. It is a dream come true having it all at home and will have to pinch myself all the time when the addition is finished and actually out my back door. What is really going to blow my mind is having 'Claire' our vintage travel trailer as part of the experience also combined with the working studio, artisan jewelry and fiberware shop and her, our Shasta Compact, to sell atomic vintage from or lunches when openhouses or receptions are scheduled.
HOOT, HOOT!!!!! :) :) :)
Yesterday I also assembled this bracelet more on the way along with quotes and riveted rings.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Friday, August 14, 2009
At one time I sold scented geraniums but, now I am at the mercy of what our area provides for I am not special ordering them.A good friend, who has an herb shop, did share some cuttings with me late Spring and they finally are rooting.I still need a rose geranium...any one out there want to be so kind.I have Mabel Grey(lemon), Fair Ellen(woodsy) and an Apple scented :)Many different variaties of Herbs also.