Tuesday, July 22, 2014

~A Vintage Bicycle~

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer so far.  I know I am since this is my favorite time of the year.  I love when time allows me to putter in my gardens and water all my pots which is very soothing to me.

The Garden House has a new addition.....this wonderful vintage bicycle leaning against it's wall.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I was fortunate to come across two vintage bicycles last Summer and figured I'd keep one and sell one.  I used the red one at Christmas time and you can see it HERE, but decided I was going to sell the white one(even though I secretly wanted to keep it too).  To my surprise it didn't sell, so I took that as a sign and brought it home where it looks like it was meant to be. 

The weathered fishing creel is a perfect basket to hold blooms like this lavender.

I admit it's seen better days and isn't able to be ridden any longer with it's flat tire and rusty seat, but items like this just seem to speak to me and want to be admired in any garden setting.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

~Where Bloggers Create 2014~

I'm joining in with Karen from My Desert Cottage today for her annual "Where Bloggers Create" party where I will be sharing my office space with you.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.
This is where you will find me blogging, answering emails and spending too much time looking through Pinterest.....please tell me I'm not the only one with this problem!
This wooden cart is perfect for holding rolls of wrapping paper and the box and basket contain bags, ribbon and other essentials for wrapping presents.
I love this big leather chair that is so comfortable for reading a good book or browsing through a favorite magazine. 
This shelf holds many old books and some pieces of my collection of coral.
Still loving the botanicals I added to this window above the little desk in the corner.
Hope you enjoyed the tour and make sure you head over to Karen's blog to check out many more creative spaces.
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Wow Us Wednesday
Feathered Nest Friday
Shabbilicious Friday
Funky Junk
Sundays at Home

Monday, July 7, 2014

~Vintage Blue Glass~

I've been collecting vintage blue glass jars and bottles for many years and love using them to hold flowers.

I think the blue with purple flowers is especially pretty together.  I'm sharing some photos of this combination in my office today and will be sharing more of that space at the end of the week for Karen's "Where Bloggers Create" annual party on July 12th.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

My white card catalogue drawers are always a nice backdrop for any floral bouquet. 

And flowers next to vintage paper is a favorite of mine.

Remember to stop back by to see the rest of my office and check out all the wonderful creative spaces over on Karen's blog.  Have a great week!

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Monday, June 16, 2014

~Beautiful Blooms~

My children are all officially out of school for the Summer and I'm hoping that with that, things will slow down a little.  I haven't posted in a couple weeks, partly due to Graduations, birthdays, dance recitals and parties plus the fact that our computer had been acting up so needed to to be taken in.  It was probably a good thing that I didn't have access to the internet for 5 days since I was planning my son's Graduation party at our house which we had a couple days ago.......let's just say I've been pretty busy lately!

My peonies were blooming like crazy and after cutting some and placing them in this enamel bucket before I took them in the house to make arrangements, I snapped a few(okay...a LOT)  of photos of these beauties just as the sun was going down one evening.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

I just love these delicate blooms with their ruffled petals in pale pinks. 

I can never get enough of peonies and was lucky to have an abundance of blooms this year with most of them getting cut before the heavy rains came to knock them down.

My son Graduated High School this year and this is one of his senior photos taken with his truck sporting the color orange of the college he will be attending in the Fall, Oregon State University to study Engineering.  

My youngest daughter also graduated 8th grade and this is a photo I took of her earlier this Spring for their class slide show.  Both were Valedictorians of their class  and we are so proud of them and all their achievements.  It's hard to believe I will have a son in college and two daughters in High School next year.....I wish time would slow down!!

Have a wonderful week.


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Feathered Nest Friday
Shabbilicious Friday
Fishtail Cottage Garden Party
Funky Junk
Sundays at Home



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

~Surrounded by Wisteria Blooms~

We've been having some beautiful weather here in the PNW lately and any spare minute I have you will find me sitting on my porch enjoying the intoxicating fragrance from these wisteria blooms.  

This vine has completely  grown across the front porch of our house now and when in bloom it is simply beautiful and even without the blooms it provides much needed shade from the hot afternoon sun in the Summer.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

I had to share this photo of our cat, Gracie.  Usually she runs off if I'm doing anything on the porch, but this day she must have been really tired because she couldn't even be bothered to open her eyes.  Our cats just love the cushions on these chairs...all three of them!

I'm really loving purple flowers this year and just finished planting all kinds of varieties in my pots on the patio and can't wait til they are all in full bloom.
Schools coming to end and I'll be spending the day today with my youngest daughter's 8th grade class on their beach trip before they graduate to one of my favorite towns, Seaside.  It looks like the sun might even be shining too...yay!
I wanted to thank Jennifer from The Old Painted Cottage for featuring our home on her Cottage of the Month series for June.

And I'm featured "On the Back Porch" with Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse, too!  Thank you Anita:-)

Linking with: 
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