Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A View of My Garden







With all the summer flowers in full bloom I thought you might like to see my primitive garden. I say primitive because it isn't at all formal and you will find weeds but the Hollyhock, Lavatera, Daylillies and Bee Balm looked so pretty that I had to take a few photos to share. With all the rain we have had the garden is a riot of colour. The weeds have enjoyed the season as well and have gotten ahead of me as they usually do. Perhaps I need to stop and appreciate the Milkweed and Queen Ann's Lace as they seem so insistent upon having a place in the garden.
At any rate, this is a little colour to brighten your day.
Cheers
Jackie

1 comment:

CARole said...

Good morning Jackie. So nice to hear from you today. I am just getting reading to write in my blog this morning, but first I wanted to stop by and say hello. Your shop looks wonderful, and your gardens are beautiful! I love the hollyhocks. They are one of my favorite floweres, but guess what, I don't have any! I'm going to have to do something about that.
Happy day
Carole

Please Step Back in Time

A Hearty Welcome to New and Old Friends...join us for cider by the fire.

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A View of Our Shop

A View of Our Shop
Purchased from our local second hand furniture store (which by the way is chock full of possibilities for the vintage lover) this cabinet was a hideous green colour with rotten plywood on the backside. A lot of elbow grease and a complete re-working rendered it into this amazing distressed black/red cupboard. It's a BEAUT!!!

Another peek inside the shop.

Another peek inside the shop.
A nice mix of handmade, antique and found primitives combine to make this display. We purchase a few items from suppliers to fill in spaces....but the vast majority of our inventory is made by us...right here at 'The Door'.

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)

Large Spindle Santa (formerly known as a table leg)
Santa Spindles have become a shop specialty. They range from skinny to roly poly and from tiny hanging ones to massive freestanding newel posts. (Those are the big old fancy posts you can find at the foot of the stairs in big old houses like South Fork.)

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life

Old Kitchen Cupboard Finds New Life
We aquired the top of this cupboard at auction. Terry envisioned it transformed into a reproduction Pail Cupboard. When Terry envisions something...look out. With it's fresh coat of Wheatsheaf with Mallard Blue back the transformation was nothing short of spectacular. And yes...she planned that 2 mm clearance from the log beams. ;)

Another Make-do

Another Make-do
What do you get when you take an 1880's cupboard with the words "ye old preserves cupboard" written across the front in black Tremclad and pair it with a warped table with broken legs? Well...when you live in Terry's world you get this amazing secretary desk. The paint is Benjamin Moore Aura in Savannah. (What else would she use??)

It's a good drying day Margaret!

It's a good drying day Margaret!
Nothing beats hanging freshly dyed wool on the line. These bright yellows and greens will make fine additions to my next hooked rug!