Saturday, October 9, 2021

BEST BLOOMS EVER ON MY BUTTERFLY BUSH

I planted my Butterfly Bush in front of the chimney last year. and wanted it to spread up and out and fill the space.  I was very disappointed with its performance, but this year it's everything I was hoping for and more.  It has taken over where the Limelight Hydrangea left off, creating a burst of white blooms as a follow up to the fading hydrangea. 

MY VERY HAPPY BUTTERFLY BUSH

A CLOSER LOOK

SIDE VIEW

The bees love the blooms.

BEES LOVE THIS BUSH




Unrelated but I had to share how the Lantana and Vinca have grown around my French Bulldog.

FRENCH BULLDOG HIDING IN THE VINCA AND LANTANA

How does your Fall garden bloom?

Saturday, September 25, 2021

PATENT LEATHER AND PLASTER HEADS

 If you're a long-time follower you know that I have a "thing" about many things.  This post speaks to my thing with plaster heads, aka plaster busts, and patent leather.

When we renovated our kitchen I found a corner that was perfect for my favorite patent leather chair and some artwork.  

MY FAVORITE PATENT LEATHER CHAIR IN THE CORNER OF MY DINING ROOM

You probably recognize the vintage framed art that travels around my home.  It's made appearances in many places during this blog adventure.

VINTAGE FRENCH ART

Next to the chair is my patent leather plinth.  I'll confess that it's really high gloss paint.  Humor me please.  I topped the plinth with some books and added one of my many plaster busts. 

"PATENT LEATHER" PLINTH

 I believe that this gentleman had previously been attached to a body.  His loss is my gain.


  If you're ready to accuse me of creepy decor you'll have to get in line. My design choices are frequently the butt of family jokes.  I recently did get my revenge when I found his twin resting on some books in a magazine photo from House Beautiful.  Gotcha!!!!

TWINNING IN HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

Do you have home decor that you love and hang on to in hopes of finding just the right spot?  I do.  This sunburst mirror is one of those special pieces.  It found its MAYBE forever spot layered over the dining room window .  My mantra is that if you love something you will EVENTUALLY find it its perfect location.  I'm not telling how many pieces in waiting I have; so don't ask.

SUNBURST MIRROR LAYERED ON WINDOW

It casts a great shadow too.  FYI, we are not alcoholics.

MIRROR CASTING SHADOWS

What treasures do you have in waiting?