Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Window Wednesday

The National Trust for Historic Preservation wants you to Love Your Historic Window.

(image via Preservation Nation on Flickr)

Upload your historic window pictures on the Love Your Historic Window Flickr Group.

The National Trust also has several great links on Historic Windows including this one.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Garden Web.

The spiders have been busy the past few days. Just thought I would share.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Saturday Drive

Birmingham, AL

Saturday, I went with a friend to see a house she and her husband were looking into restoring in Birmingham, AL.

I kept getting distracted looking at all the lovely homes in the neighborhood.

There may or may not have been squealing when I saw this craftsman.

and gasping at this Tudor.

and I just stopped short knocking on this door and asking for the paint colors of this one.

L.O. V. E.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Plant Stand

Frost is about 6-8 weeks away here in the Deep South.

I have several plants, ferns, begonias, etc. that I bring in for winter.
However plants inside the house placed on floor level creates confusion for our dog.

Last year I placed all the plants in the sun room and closed the door. With the door closed, I went on with my life, forgot about them, and stressed the plants totally out. I am so very surprised the poor neglected things lived to talk about me.

When I saw this great plant stand with MCM lines at a Flea Market a couple weeks ago and it was just a couple of dollars, I picked it up.

There it sat ignored on our front porch a week or so.

This weekend I decided to turn off Twitter and get something done.

I sanded, primed, and had planned on painting the stand orange. However the primer grey was really talking to me. I liked how it looked on our floor. ( Yes, Chris REALLY needs to stain/seal the deck. You are preaching to the choir.)

Right now it is only primed. I cannot decide to paint it orange and finish it with a clear coat or leave it the matte grey.