On the Home Front
Before and after Charlie
My fragrant Felicia
The little Beast that DID!!
Dahlias ready to go in.
So, I made an attempt several months ago to put shelves inside my Fireplace surround. I thought I was very clever, but the whole thing turned out to be crap. It fell apart when I walked passed it.
Then one morning, I was dreading coming downstairs to the tumbled mess of books and baskets and suddenly remembered some glass tiles I had at the shop. Even better, I remembered there were two GIANT glass tiles in the basement. My suddenly (but infrequently) nimble brain put the whole bookcase together in about 60 seconds and I spent the day gathering the bricks from the shop and from the basement and then neatly arranged my very special books, my World of Interior collection from this year, my portrait of my dog Pickles and the print of a wild Indian Ass given to me by Lizzie who works in the shop. Baskets fit beneath the lower shelf. Genius.
Then, I topped off the mantle with yellow garden roses.
On the Shop Front
Couldn't resist posting this Instagram photo of the arrangment I did in my lovely new Victorian vase.
Wedding arrangement for Memorial church
Centerpiece at Tower Hill Botanical Garden last weekend.
And my favorite photo of the week: Alice finally relaxing and dreaming in her new home.