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Friday, May 28, 2010

window boxes - summer twist

One of many fun things that I get to do at the store is my outdoor walkway.
The path that leads from the parking lot to the front door is such a blast to decorate.
Especially, the first three window boxes.

I had a stash of old wooden brooms and broom pieces.... they sat in a box for a while with no fun project in mind. Until one day it came to me, I pictured them clustered in the window boxes and I knew how fun they would be in their new home.









I only had enough brooms for 2 boxes so this one... well, I guess it has an array of found objects. I love the clock outdoors!!













last but not least...



isn't she precious









see you soon. have fun planting.
The weather here in Minnesota is glorious.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

random shots

I noticed I had some pictures that have not found there way to the blog world.
Just some random shots.
I have been so busy with the hospital that I feel I am really falling behindwith the store and the blog. NOT to mention home...with the open house/home tour coming up in 9 DAYS - but who's counting
look at this fun vine I just got in... it looks and feels so real!


zinc stencils

what is left of the summer baseball section

the rocket express wagon... red wheels... wood sides...OMG
it looks like it has never seen the outdoors





as always, too fun !

I finally re - did the window boxes out front.
I do spring preview boxes but then they need a new theme by June.
I will post those tomorrow.
ttfn ~L

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

my chair

I came in the the other day and my chair had been picked clean.
You know what that means... time to redecorate and take some new pictures.
Play time!!

the flowers are so life like I feel like I should be watering the chair


love the mirror




thanks for stopping... L
A little clarification from my last post regarding my time spent at the hospital. No, I have not been ill. No, I have not been visiting. I have been at the hospital working!!!
I am a Cardiac Nurse Clinician, working at North Memorial Medical Center for two Cardiac surgeons. So, all is well... just busy.
More soon on the upcoming home and garden tour






Friday, May 21, 2010

zinc and moss

I am so glad I got these pictures taken when I did because this vignette has been stripped bare. I had to scrounge and find new filler to get us past the up coming weekend.
You gals love your garden stuff!!
Thank God it is Friday.
new zinc pots with trays... 2 sizes... LOVE


I had some cardboard chandeliers doing nothing...so...
... I mossed them. LOVE

Are they not to die for


wouldn't they be great at an outdoor wedding












vintage garden tools, bricks, mulch... how much fun can a girl have.







my Santos is now keeper of the mossed chandeliers and the garden table




I have been torn, the last couple of weeks, trying to find time between the store, the hospital and home. I am sure you all have the same thing going on... getting the house ready for summer entertaining and trying to simplify...to rest. I said I would not do my home tour again. In fact, Mr. Miller reminds me daily, that I said I would not do the Spring open house tour again. Well, I am doing it and I have a complete mess on my hands. Yikes. 15 days.... Yikes!
Who in there right mind would do kitchen reconstruction 4 weeks before the open house? Actually, I hired the contractor in January, and then after 3 months of nothing going on and excuses I fired the contractor... leaving me to start late and now have only 1/2 a job 1/2 finished. Who will notice the refrigerator sitting in the middle of the room, right?
If you are not familiar with the tour, I open my doors and allow my guests to tour the gardens and my home for 1 day. They come, they touch, they ask questions, they seek inspiration and hopefully relax and enjoy the afternoon with friends and family. Some stay for 30 -45 minutes, having lots of plans for the day, while others stay and explore for hours. It is a great time, and after, I get to relax and enjoy my gardens for the entire summer!! I forget about all the hard work and stress the minute the doors open that morning.
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