Thursday, February 16, 2012

Roses, Herbs and Spring

I am so excited for spring...I have been plotting my garden for a couple weeks. I went to a vertical gardening class tonight and I can't wait to be able to put the big concrete wall in my back yard to use!  Check this out, so clever...can not wait to use it...I am thinking three types of basil, sweet marjoram and then rosemary for the top:

I also eagerly await planting my heirloom tomato seeds in my aerogarden to get them all ready for spring..Black from Tula grows amazing here and the taste is out of this world-plus it is really pretty.  I grew one called Violet Jasper last year that I am looking forward to planting again, a lovely salad tomato, cuts up into four nice wedges for the salad bowl and the taste is wonderful.

My lovely Eden Rose will hopefully bloom this year.  I have picked out a corner trellis design to build that will coordinate nicely with what I have in place now so I am glad to have that figured out.  Here is a picture of the Eden Rose so you can understand why I am so very excited to see them bloom:
 Happy Garden Planning!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines!

We had a wonderful dinner party with some dear friends and I wanted to share our chocolate buffet...we had a lovely time comparing types of chocolates and how it tastes with different wines and a pretty darn good dinner too...
I hope your Valentine's is lovely...just like the roses my sweet husband got for me...I just LOVE him so dang much....XOXO!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Office Studio

I have made several posts about how pleased I am that I have been sticking to my resolution about keeping my space clean and organized.  After a friend of mine came by and told me that it looked good and believe you me she has seen it at its worst-I thought I would share how it is looking now.   I still have a couple of work in progress sections but here is the good stuff....please excuse the crappy photo quality.   I am still arguing with my iphone about this...

My gift wrapping and kids hang out station:
Here are the two towers on either side of this above station that "frame" it:

Did you notice the tags? Those are chalkboard vinyl so if I change the contents I just erase and relabel, super cool beans!

This vintage cake turntable is chippy loveliness...

 I even have my gift bags and ribbons tidied up-can you believe it?

I'd like to thank my children & friend Susie for inspiring me to finally take time to clean my pleases me to not have to climb through, over and around stuff to get at what I am looking for.   The bonus was I purged a bunch of items I wasn't using as I had originally needed them and could pass them onto others over at my booth in Walla Walla.  The lunch boxes you see on the new items page,  for example,  used to hold crafting supplies and extra camera stuff but I didn't need them anymore and as adorable as I think they are I am sure someone else will find a good use for them...same thing with a vintage gym locker basket...that flew out the door already at the store.  I have a spinning desk organizer too that is so cute but it wasn't working for me time for a new home!

My advice, take time to reaps unforseen rewards....bye bye lovlies!

Friday, February 3, 2012

I got the pictures uploaded to New Items  as I promised from my last trip to the Country Store in Walla Walla.  Kyla does such a terrific job of keeping the store just spotless and with such a wonderful variety of items.  If you have checked out my website before you will notice I always keep a framework of white displays to give a little architecture and familiarity.  But look closely because what is on those displays changes regularly, new types of globes, new baskets and Valentine items right now.  I am already plotting my spring focus....vintage garden I think..hmmmm....

This was the amazing sky I drove home to Pendleton enjoying.  The picture is a bit out of focus but I took it driving down the highway through my very dirty front window!  The colors were really gorgeous.  Check back soon and thank you so much for stopping by!
If you look closely you can even see the final rays of sunshine.