Fickle...I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's a good thing that I am writing about decorating and not relationships. Seems daughter in the middle has that very same genetic tick that makes us like to rearrange our surroundings on a regular (hormonal?) basis. Lucky for me, she has a great sense of space and we work well together as a team. The antique library cabinet that displays part of the aluminum collection was moved to the opposite wall, and we brought the antique sewing machine table in to sub as an end table between the sofa and red chair. We placed the Persian carpet under the modern, leather coffee table and liked the way it all looked. After moving all of the water colors to one wall, we found ourselves needing one more painting to round out the scheme. Last year, I took many pictures of the sunflowers from our garden and remembered one in particular that stood out in my mind. With help from Picassa, the photo was altered with a watercolor effect. We had it printed and bought a frame for it...voila instant water color for very little money.
I was once again inspired to make a mosaic of all the shades of green in our yard and gardens. We are especially fond of the Hosta on the left and the center picture is the horseradish growing like crazy!
I also couldn't resist taking pictures of the Peonies from our backyard garden. They don't get as much sun as the front gardens and bloom much later. The one garden event that has me most excited though is this...
the pea plants now have pods!! Next week we will be eating peas in pasta, in salads and putting them up to freeze. It is all so gratifying!