Ok...here we go. I was going for a cleaner, sleeker look with some vintage tossed in for character. Still a couple things I need (which I noticed after taking photos) but 90% complete.
The "blue hour" shot, with my rock candles aglow. I love my seahorse but she is going to have to find another place to hang out now. I need something else there...haven't found it yet, of course, if I knew what I was looking for it would be easier. Your suggestions welcomed!
I fell in love with these concrete urns that I stumbled across in Granville. They are new and I plan on washing them with a vinegar/yogurt solution to encourage a mossy patina to start growing. Still need something on the door but I am not a wreath person.(My door looks like it's floating, hmm, maybe put a wide limestone slab there as a mini step?)
I love the shallow bowl and the height from the elongated stem.
I am SO not good at pairing plants/flowers (and let's not talk about keeping them alive afterward, it's ugly). I actually had to "phone a friend" after I wandered around the nursery for 40 minutes trying to figure out the 3rd plant for this simple collection. Sad, I know. I am very landscape challenged.
All the white wicker went away and was replaced by this group of vintage wrought iron. The black has worn to a nice chalky black-green.
My vintage champagne box, which I filled with wispy maiden hair ferns, I bought from Lisa Marton. She rents a space from me at the store and finds some of the most amazing and unusual pieces.
A hint of ruffles on the box pillows add a bit of elegance without full on "frou frou".
Vintage ironstone tureen spilling over with petunias (the third plant suggestion by my friend...I can hear you laughing! I told you I was challenged in the horticulture arena!)
Behind the two chairs is my beloved climbing rose. This one I did some research on. I have always wanted one but knew myself to well. I needed a rose that could take little to no maintenance (read neglected). This gal is quite independent. I planted her three years ago and she is climbing up on to the top of our porch already. It's a New Dawn rose and it was FULL of blooms top to bottom in May and early June.
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you enjoyed your visit!