I love trees in every season, but have to say that I get the most excited by the sight of their emerging leaves in the Spring. I am SO glad they’re back! I also welcome the flowers that preceed the leaves on some of my dear friends, such as the gorgeous purple redbuds that are strutting their stuff this month.
And look at the Lambs Ears that are already up with their soft, fuzzy leaves! Mr. Turtle is lovin’ them up! I put the hummingbird feeder out early last week, but so far, no one has come for a drink. Last year it was right around this week when the first tiny hummer came around, so I wanted to be sure to be ready. Will keep you posted.
If it’s not quite Spring yet where you are, hang on, it’s coming.
Remember this hollow core lauan door that I bought a while back at the Habitat ReStore for $2.00?
Let’s see if this link (above) works for you. I’m busy, busy these days, but am thinking about you and trying to find time to post. It will slow down in a couple of days, but in the meantime, my beloved Raleigh News & Observer had this great article in Saturday’s Home Section about decorating doors. I totally agree and have some great door projects coming along that I can’t wait to show you. Until then, read the N & O!
I popped into Suzanna’s Antiques this afternoon and found this fabulous little table just for you:
If you’ve read Part 1 and Part 2, you know what to look for in furniture to get that “transitional” look (reminder–a little traditional, a little modern, a little eclectic) and what direction to take in fabric choices. Let’s move on to the tables, both coffee and accent. Don’t know why this is so daunting to so many. Maybe it’s partly because there seem to be so many choices out there, yet few of them feel right (or they’re cheap and cheesey and you know in your heart that they’re going to look that way in your home, AND you’re right!). Sorry for all the parentheses, I’ll try to stop.
If you want a coffee table that can take a lot of abuse, please buy one with a stone top or maybe a woven rattan or at least put something protective on top, like glass or plexiglass or whatever. I have nothing against a nice wood surface from Pottery Barn, but that thing is going to scratch up in no time! Here are some other choices:
In 1985, Alessi introduced the Michael Graves tea kettle. A friend worked for Mr. Graves in Princeton at the time, and I told her how much I loved that kettle. As a girl from New England, I had never seen a teapot that looked anything like that and I wanted one. They were pricey, I think something like $75, maybe a bit more. We were a young family with tiny children and that was not how we spent our money. But I broke down and bought one, directly from Mr. Graves office AND my friend had him sign it!
Here it is today (I mean, literally, today–I just took the picture). Not bad for an old girl. You can’t see where he signed it cause I’m not that good with the camera. He scratched his signature into the front with something sharp. It’s a prized possession and lives on top of the stove.
Just wanted to share that small detail of my life with you.