Saturday, July 16, 2011

I Just Can't Believe It.

Maybe I should call these the frustrating days of summer. We planted a new tree out front because a truck hit and killed one of our two trees. So I wanted to put some plantings under each of them. Guacamole Hostas and Heucheras (coral bell) with purple on one side of the leaves and green on the other. The plants are compliment to one another.

The Heucheras are little limp but they will perk up. I was very satisfied with how it all looked until I woke up this morning. I guess deer prefer Guacamole Hostas over traditional hostas because until last night I never had an issue. 

 The good news is she got full after 4.5 hostas, I planted 6.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hot Summer Lazy Heat

There is only so much listing I want to do on etsy and ebay when sales and views are slow. I think these are what is referred to as the hot lazy days of summer! So instead of being discouraged and lamenting over the lack of sales I spend time in the garden. It does help that the weather this year has been very co-operative with just the right amount of sun and rain. Since taking theses pictures lavender has been moved from one side of the house to the other.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Love for Armoires

I love antiques and even more so an antique armoire! When I found this armoire I was so excited but my the majority of my family doesn't share my love for antiques so I have decided to enjoy it for a short while and pass it on. More pictures of this beauty can be found here:

Here are some uses for these beautiful pieces of furniture.

Below is a nice example of an armoire made into a bar. 
Courtesy of ladolfina blog

This next piece of furniture has been repurposed into a pantry by Martha Stewart.

I love this next one! Make a kitchen pantry!

And lastly, don't forget the baby's room!

If you have your own armoire that you have repurposed I would love to see your pictures and post them!