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March 10, 2014 75 Comments
Welcome to the 267th Metamorphosis Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! This weekend I was busy adding a bit of protection to the Pottery-Barn-Inspired potting table I made recently. I'm hoping to move it up to the deck soon for spring planting and summer parties and I really don't want to see it become weathered and damaged over the years. I've never before had to worry about protecting wood outdoor furniture so I did a little … [Continue Reading...]
March 8, 2014 34 Comments
Do you ever find yourself pulled in a gazillion directions, so many you're not sure where to start? That's me today. I have a new project I'm eager to get started on. I purchased the wood today. It's such a gorgeous day out (66 degrees right now) so I'd really like to get a started on a table setting for Tablescape Thursday before it turns cold again. As I opened the doors on the porch hutch to pull out some … [Continue Reading...]
March 7, 2014 55 Comments
I love taking you on home tours, especially when I come across a hidden gem and today's home is truly a special home! This historic home known as Thayercrest, is located in Farmington, New Hampshire. It was built in 1915, thus making it almost 100 years old! I was amazed to read that in its 100 year history it has never been on the market! Isn't that amazing?! It's not often one can buy a 100-year-old home that's only had one owner! And it's … [Continue Reading...]
March 6, 2014 40 Comments
Welcome to the 286th Tablescape Thursday! I'm sharing a St. Patrick's Day table today. It was dark and gloomy out when I took the pictures for this post. Looking forward to some sunshine days and setting table out on the porch again, soon. You probably recognized Mr. Leprechaun in the centerpiece. He asks to be included in at least one table each year. ;) The bowls are a new addition, I already had the 4-Leaf Clover salad … [Continue Reading...]
March 5, 2014 81 Comments
I read something yesterday that really surprised me. Did you know that one of the most desired features these days for a high-end home in California is apparently a moat! The home below belonging to Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, is sporting one. Source So is Christina Aguilera's home. Since both of the these folks are celebrities, maybe it's a way to ward off the paparizzi...do you think? They would need waterproof cameras and a wetsuit … [Continue Reading...]
March 4, 2014 35 Comments
Have you ever been to San Francisco? I've been once and of course I had to do all the touristy stuff like get my photo taken in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. Did you know it's windy on that bridge? :) Had to get a trolley ride in... And toured Yosemite where I helped hold up this Sequoia. It was an amazing visit! We also visited the Winchester Mystery House. Such an interesting tour, that was! … [Continue Reading...]
March 3, 2014 92 Comments
Welcome to the 266th Metamorphosis Monday! This weekend was so nice here, especially Sunday. I threw open both doors to the porch and spent some time enjoying our 70+ degree weather. I did a little pre-spring cleaning, dusting off a few things in anticipation of the warm days to come. Recently, I came across this little bird feeder in Lowes. It has a rope attached and when hanging up it looks like a porch swing. Cute, … [Continue Reading...]
March 1, 2014 26 Comments
One of my favorite places to visit in this big old world is Savannah, Georgia. I love the history, the wonderful old homes and the unbelievably beautiful squares. I've taken you on several home tours in Savannah in the past. I'll link to some of those at the end of this post in case Savannah captures your heart the way it has mine. Today were touring a beautiful Greek Revival home that overlooks one of Savannah's most beautiful squares, … [Continue Reading...]
February 28, 2014 11 Comments
Recently, I shared a tutorial for building a Pottery Barn inspired potting table that can also be used as party buffet server for an outdoor party. You'll find that post containing lots of detailed photos here: Building a Potting Bench Garden Table I've had a few folks ask for more information about where I purchased the vintage styled wheels and dragonfly hooks, as well as additional information about the dimensions. You'll find … [Continue Reading...]
February 27, 2014 87 Comments
Welcome to the 285th Tablescape Thursday! Yesterday I shared a Pottery Barn inspired potting table I built for my deck, an area where each year I do a lot of container gardening for summer. This was the inspiration table, the Abbott Island Buffet/Potting Table. This was the version I created for around $1,050 less than the inspiration table. :) One of the neat things about this table is that it can also be … [Continue Reading...]