Thursday, August 20

:: flutter by

Just a few snaps of some fluttery friends enjoying my garden. If you want more butterflies & bees in your gardens then Butterfly Bush & Lantana are a must. I chose to go with a low growing variety of butterfly bush in my raised beds this year to attract more pollinators to my veggies. 

Lantana are also a new favorite, they bloom from the time you plant them until late fall and they grow very fast. I purchased mine on the clearance rack at Lowe's. I have gotten so much bang for my "buck" from each one of these plants...they started out tiny & now they are huge. Great impact in my landscape, 16 plants for 16 bucks and now I have a constant flow of butterflies, bees & even hummingbirds. 

:: peace, love & hugs ::

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Thursday, December 4

:: the coffee scoop

Hello Sweet Friends, it's been a while. Lots going on these days, lots to keep me away from this little happy place. I'm hoping that in the coming days I can get here more and more often, I really do miss blogging and all of my sweet bloggy friends.

Today I just so happened to be inspired by a coffee scoop of all things. I was simply making a cup of coffee....When I realized how much I love using my stainless steel Starbuck's coffee scoop {one of my favorite yard sale finds of all time} it's such a simple pleasure. I simply love the weight of it and the feel in my hand...this realization led me online to try & find another for our new lake house. 

I was really hoping to find the same one since I adore the weight of it & the two tablespoon measure (less scooping). Well, I did find one used on Ebay, but it was really rather pricey compared to my little yard sale is used after all :(. Anyhoo, I realized that there are so many other cute options, there's hand beaded, vintage, and my new favorite...hand carved wooden ones. I just love a good wooden spoon, so I've decided I'm going to have a wooden one instead. I found so many lovely options on can always count on finding something unique & special there, I adore handmade.

The arrow desing by Custom Timber Home Furnishings is my absolute favorite...
I'm so crushing on arrows these days. It really seems to fit into my lake decor perfectly. 

This one is rather cute also. 
Made by Falling Pigeon of Wisconsin White Oak...
I think the handle looks quite comfy to hold.

Another interesting design, I like the wavy handle and the flat bottom. 
There is lots of detail including inlay around the bottom of this scoop by

How lovely is this little black walnut scoop. The bowl of the scoop looks nice and round.
I bet it would be fun to scoop with. This one is made by Lots of Woods, I love the leaves...
it just screams fall & sitting on the porch drinking coffee.

This beautifully crafted scoop made by Polder's Old World Market is my second choice. 
I love the simple design and the warm's a little out of my scoop budget though.
I'm sure it's well worth the money, lots of beautiful craftsmanship.

So there you have it, a few of my favorite wooden coffee scoops. 

Hooray for simple pleasures, COFFEE & SCOOPS!

{peace, love & hugs}

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Friday, June 6

:: Happy Weekend

Happy Weekend!

A quick snap of my Birthday flowers before they fade. A beautiful gift from my & a spa package. All in all a much better birthday than last years funeral & a move. I'm ready to spend the weekend relaxing with my family and celebrating another blessed year.

How about you, how will you spend your weekend?

{peace, love & hugs}
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Tuesday, June 3

:: potting nook

I'm several years behind in sharing this little potting nook that I created at my former home. It was in the perfect spot, right outside of the garage and under a shade tree. I could just back right up to it & unload my farmer's market treasures. I loved that little desk/potting bench it was so convenient and it added much needed life & charm to it's location. 

I found the vintage desk at a local antique store for ten dollars. I was instantly attracted to it's color. The fact that it was already shabby & rusty made it perfect for outdoor use. Everything else I simply had lying around the house already. All I had to do was add some pretties like the caladiums & geraniums. I sure miss this little space, but in time I'll create a cute little potting area at our new home as well. For now this one will live on in my memories and here on my blog.

This old Windsor style chair had been with me since my first apartment ha ha,
years of sitting outside gave it a nice chippy & worn patina perfect for this spot. 

Hope you enjoyed my little potting nook, I really miss that cute little space under the trees. 

Do you have a potting nook, shed, or table? I would love to see...leave me a link :).

Happy Gardening!

{peace, love & hugs}
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Monday, June 2

:: farmer's market

v e r b e n a 

p e o n i e s

g r e e n   o n i o n s

b o k   c h o i

love the little green chalkboard signs the Farlow Farm of Archdale used, they had the best farm stand display, barn wood & rusty tin perfection.

l i l i e s    &    f r e s h   b r e a d

d e u t z i a

p u s s y w i l l o w

T h E  E n D

Close ups of a wonderful day spent at the Greensboro Farmer's Market. I mistakenly left all of my other lenses at home so macro photos it was. I'm more than a little behind in sharing these photos from a surprise visit to my Mom for mother's day at the Greensboro Farmer's Market. You can find her at Still Hollow Farm selling her vegetable plants, jellies, jams, jewelry, gourd art, and any other crafty thing that catches her fancy....she's such and inspiration to me.

{ peace, love & hugs }
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Sunday, June 1

:: pink peony

•  b e a u t y  •

{peace, love & hugs}

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Monday, April 28

:: marjoram

Marjoram bundles...they smell amazing, 
and by snipping off a few ends I'm hoping for fuller growth.

I'm so happy to have something growing again.


{peace, love & hugs}

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