Table Shopping

Table Shopping

I’m in the market for a table for my patio. As soon as the weather warms and dries, I’ve just got to finish staining the pergola (black) and then it will be ready for styling and furniture. I’ve got four amazing vintage dumpster diving chairs that are being re-wrapped and will basically look just like…

A Natural Kitchen

A Natural Kitchen

Cold, flu and winter allergy season has already started in our house.  When the heat came on a few weeks back I was instantly plagued with intense allergy symptoms (I have a mouse allergy and I  have finally figured out that those little buggers – and their nastiness – are all over inside my old house…

Friday 5: Owls in the Garden

Friday 5: Owls in the Garden

I love owls and spotting one in the garden or while hiking outside is one of those events that happens rarely enough that extreme excitement ensues every time.  I think I remember every single spotting in my life — including the first time — which BTW was when I was probably about 4 and we…

Friday 5: Pale Green Garden Things That Caught My Eye

Friday 5: Pale Green Garden Things That Caught My Eye

Its Friday and I am getting an early start as I am headed down to the Newport Folk Festival!  It’s my first time, and its is my little people’s first real concert ever – I’m so excited for them.  I wish the weather were better though — it is rainy and not supposed to get…

Friday 5: Stump Style

Friday 5: Stump Style

      Simple, sturdy, texturally beautiful and nature made, stumps are a great inspiration for a variety of garden ready products.  Stump Pouf  Cottonwood Cast Stone Stump Fire Pit Light n’ Go Cocktail Party Fire log The Stump Cooler   Stump Chunks – Eco Fire starter from aged shredded stumps    

Friday Five: Black & White Garden Goodies

    In this heat I am feeling anything but crisp and fresh.  Black and white always helps to sharpen things up so I’ve collected 5 black and white ideas for your garden.  Have a great weekend — stay cool. – rochelle 1. Cabana Bean Bag Chair  2. Victorian black and white checkered tile in the garden….

Friday 5: Outdoor Patterns

Oh boy, I used to think I was the kind of person who handled change really well, but this week put my just-go-with-it mentality to the test. It was the first week of school being out and the last week that I am letting my little people go without highly structured levels of ‘something to…

Daily Garden : The BBQ Herb Garden

Daily Garden : The BBQ Herb Garden

Today’s daily garden was designed by Secret Gardens of Sydney,  Australia.  This garden is just beautiful and truly a showpiece for keeping it simple and making the most of a small town garden.   The herb pot surrounding the BBQ is my favorite part, but here are some other views of this great design.

Driftwood Lily Stump Stool

Driftwood Lily Stump Stool

This beautifully embellished piece of driftwood caught my eye today.   The piece was created by Bellawillow, in collaboration with Elwood Designs  and was made from a piece of driftwood collected after the nearby Ohio River flooded. Wood burning, used creatively to make patterns and gorgeous designs in unexpected places seems quite trendy lately don’t you…

Fun Garden Shopping

Are you preparing for THE storm?   I figure while I still have power I might as well shop….right?   I’ve been noticing lately that more retailers are offering design savvy garden related products. These are some of my favorites. Perhaps one of the stores I miss the most from my London days is Marks…

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