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It is here that I will try to share with you my creations, a bit of my home, my gardens and what inspires me.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012


As promised, I am taking you to a store that took my breath away.
I love all things to do with gardening, yes, even weeding.  
 My mind can wander, and I find it relaxing......
well, most of the time.
When Debbie and I arrived we had a brief downpour.
As she was rushing inside,
I stood in the rain absolutely fascinated with what I saw.

And once I set foot inside, I was stunned!
One of the sales girls chuckled when she saw my face.
My mouth must have been open...
for once speechless.
This is what greeted me.....

There were tables and tables filled with
the most gorgeous flowers and plants.....

but also furniture and all other things
garden related and inspired.
I was walking around  like I was in a dream.

Interesting vignettes bedazzled you where ever your eye went.
Who would have thought that slices of wood could look so good.
I think my hubby better get busy cutting some for me
since we have tons of it.
I have something in mind for Christmas already, ha ha.

Don't you think you landed in France?
Lavender and wonderful old baskets,
it could not get more French.

Oh, I want one of these.....

.......and a few of that....

oh, and this could replace my couch in the family room.
I kept on dreaming and wishing.

And what would a garden dream be without birdies,
here in sweet or "tweet" pillows...

....and a hand towel too pretty to use.

What stood out the most for me, were the many
beautiful terrariums.
In my life I have never seen sooooo many,
done so artistically.

And here came an oops moment.
I fell in love with these little bottles.
There were either six strung on a wire or two on one wire.
While I was trying to gather three sets of two's
they all became entangled.
You can imagine what happened next....
some came crashing down and broke.
Luckily nobody got upset with me, and I did end up with three sets of two's.
In my next post I will show you what I did with them.

This tree trunk was enormous, hmmmmm,
we have these too on our property.
But I would definitely need a much larger house.

Loved this very tall antique window.
On the right side there were many, many garden related
books to peruse.

Had to have one of these soaps, since my hubbies nickname
for me is Bee.

A  beautiful living wall....mainly with ferns.

This is the largest selection of bath related things I have seen.
Many unusual items.

Now, in my previous posts about the
Lillian August store,
you have seen chandeliers made from bottles.
I cannot believe, that this is again a new version of it.

An intriguing terrarium.

When it had stopped raining, I went outside.
Right away I came across this shed with a living roof.
Really interesting, but how do you cut it?
I suppose very carefully!

How pretty is this!
You can see the back of the shed with the
living roof.
The walls were neat too.

Wish you could have smelled this...heavenly!

Another living wall was greeting you on the outside,
close to the entrance.
Watering must be interesting.

This is one big piece of driftwood.

Unusual combinations of plants greeted me everywhere.

It is a bit hard to see that this is a string ball
in which Thyme was growing.
Loved that!!!!

There were a ton of containers....too many to show...

Now this is one GREAT idea.
What to do with all the old windows,
leftover vintage lumber etc.

Lots of pretty posies.

Fascinatingly weird.

Want, want, want that....including the blue bike...

This great old watering can would look wonderful in my collection,
alas, out of my reach (money wise).

I am ending this post with this pretty terrarium.
I think I am ready to make one myself.
Terrain inspired me, made me gosh, made me totally happy,
and my very first encounter will forever stay with me!

Yes I truly am totally in love with this store
and Lillian August.
If you gals ever get a chance to go there,
you will know what I mean!!!!

Next time I am doing a show and tell on
what actually did come home with me.

I wish you a pleasant Sunday.
Enjoy whatever you do.

God bless,

Sunday, June 17, 2012


We have arrived at Part Two.
And we have arrived in style.

I fell in love with this little car, which reminded
me of my very first car....
a Volkswagen Beetle...
 Our son, who loves vintage cars
(and owns a vintage car...American make),
informed me that this is a Citroen 2CV...
the French version of the Bug...made from
1948 - 1990.
All I can say  "wish it was mine"
I would drive it VERY carefully.

Gals, have a glass of wine,
get comfortable and enjoy more of
Lillian August.

And after a few bottles, you might want to start saving them
to make an interesting chandelier.
You got to start somewhere.

You have to have some set of doors for these
wonderful keys.

In my next life I want this in big.....
unfortunately, I get VERY seasick.

These would fit nicely in our home when I 'm in
my red phase.

How sweet!

Again an interesting use of shells.

Love all the different shapes. They had many more.

Now this bin would be perfect for gardening things,
tools, pots, bulbs, etc., but since I am not that tall,
I would need a ladder.
They had antique ones too.
What I actually did take home was a vintage
olive gathering bucket.

I could see this mirror on a dresser with a collection of
perfume bottles on it.

Crazy, funky...just wonderfully weird.

Men's best friend was not forgotten.

Oh yes, I could do this....
Oh soooo elegant.

This is sheer luxury!!!!!

More pretties.

And if you want and need storage,
this would hold tons of goodies.

Truly interesting.
How do they come up with these settings?
The people at Lillian August are truly talented
to take these everyday items and make them look
so inviting, intriguing and special.

Do you remember how charming these looked
filled with herbs right at the entrance?
They are huge.
Wonder what they were actually used for.

Lots more charming storage.

These cotton ribbons are wonderful.
I purchased some and also tiny clips.

So, take time to appreciate all that is beautiful.....and.....

"if you invest in beauty,
it will remain with you
all the days of your life"
Frank Lloyd Wright

I hope you enjoyed part two of our outing.
Next we are going to another of my absolute
new favorite places,

Until next time....
God bless,