Welcome to my garden!
Devonia from Many Shades of Shabby has tagged me,
so as we walk around my garden, I'll tell you seven weird
and random facts about me. Seems fitting as my garden
contains many shabby's in the shade.
1. I love curved lines. Curved paths and flower beds,
I try to add curves to everything. An obsession almost.
No, not almost, it is!
This is my sideyard actually. That is the garage in the background
2. I have this thing about old brick and stone.
If you notice to the left of this photo there is
a framed wall. That is going to be a stone wall,
I live in a very, very old farmhouse which
just never seems to be finished.
Two years ago I planted a pink hydrangea and got the first
bloom this year! It's perfect don't you think?
4. I like garden statuary. I know you are really
5. I spoil Zoe rotten. I just can't help it, but she is like my child!
6. I struggle with discipline. Sometimes, I purchase a
piece, (or two), in France, that I just have to bring home.
The metal doors above are a perfect example. They
will be painted and will be incorporated into the stone
wall that separates the back yard. Told you my
house is never finished!
7. I have some of the most wonderful clients ever.
There is a story behind the angels on c-scrolls.
I brought them back from France on one of my
trips and put them in the store to sell.
I have a client, we'll call him Mr. S.
He was quizzing me one day about what my
favorite finds were. Of course these were
on my list.
He purchased them and asked me to hold them
A week later, I get this beautiful letter in
the mail that reads something like this....
I want you to know how much I appreciate
your going to France and bringing back
all these lovely things for us to enjoy.
The letter continues like this for a
while and then ends with....
Please accept these angels as a token
of my appreciation. I know that you
will appreciate them.
This is a true story!!!
No, he is not in love with me either,
let's just say I am not his type.
Needless to say, I cried, called him and
told him he was crazy, I could not accept
He wouldn't hear of it, so we came to an
agreement...that one day I would pass
them on to another person who I knew
would appreciate them also.
Until that day, I will walk out my
backdoor and they will remind me,
the world is a beautiful place full of
Thank you Mr. S !!!!!
Just a side note here...
I am not going to tag anyone. I am afraid that
maybe the game is getting old.
Bisou mon ami's
Hope you enjoyed my garden.