Grow It Your Self

One of my daily reads, A Way To Garden did a story on WPA posters.  The graphics alone make you want to plant your own garden.  Well this year I was unable to plant a garden (but have big plans for next year). The garden I have been growing has been Shandell’s, rearranging and planting… Read more »

Vintage Seed and Plant Catalogs inspired me this winter.

This winter, as I was organizing my flat files, I came across a wonderful bunch if vintage seed and plant catalogs. The graphics intrigued me, they are an artistic travel through time.  Each tell a story of what was happening in this country when the catalogs were printed. I just could not resist putting these… Read more »

Nothing Better than a Good Scrap Yard, Part 3

The scrap yard, as you know is one of my favorite destinations when I travel. This pair of lamps I have pictured are from a wonderful piece of 19th century fencing with a great silver paint. So, off to the welders they went. When I got them back from him, I was searching for a… Read more »

Nothing Better than a Good Scrap Yard, Part 2

This summer I was on a hunting trip in upstate New York, stumbled on a great organized junk/scrap yard.  There was a section for everything.  I could not contain myself, all I thought was how I was going to get all of my treasures home.  There was a 19th century iron garden gate, I love… Read more »

My Sunday adventure at Margaret’s Garden

This past Sunday, I took the morning off to visit Margaret Roach’s garden , head guru of A Way to Garden.  She had a Garden Conservancy Open Day. I took my camera along to inspire me in my own garden.  I took over 100 pictures, of flowers, trees, Frogboys, Jack the cat, chipmunks and architectural… Read more »