My puppy Zuzu on our hillside apple orchard!
Another weed tree bites the dust.
One person's weed is another person's wildflower:
Alliaria seed gathered from roadsides last year
is a drift of white lace for this spring's
Dame's Rocket 'runway strut'.
Scored an industrial stool ($25), and $5 for these daybed ‘ends’ with killer
patina at the Memorial Day yard sale at Maple Shade Farm in
So what if I have to build the rest of it?
I see white linen and nailheads in my future.
How was my spring workcation? Too short, of course! The garden shed My King and I intended to build was all finished on Wednesday. We guiltlessly relaxed with fun time and a date at our favorite haunt The Crossroads Café on Friday night when they have live acoustic music. We felled logs enough for next winter. We’ll split and stack them between vegetable garden chores all summer long.
After nearly a week at home, I entered that sweet state of grace -- suspended from ties to the real world and responsibilities for so long you begin to believe it. I shopped, money seeming coming from a magic plastic card for I could remember no job; I enjoyed movies with My King and we went to bed late and slept in without consequence; I played with my dogs instead of weedwhacking; I shook myself ‘back’ after minutes in the bewitching spell of my half-wild garden and it didn’t matter. Heaven.
As adults, we long for the unfettered feeling of summer so much we sometimes go to great lengths to feel like a kid again. I built my streamside studio to recapture this! Whether you vicariously relive your childhood by giving your children a fun summer every day, or if you’re at work or school for so many hours summer comes and goes without you noticing, I hope you have at least one magic summer moment this year.
This leads me to a great summer lifestyle book I'm sharing with you: “Sanselig Sommer” (A Summer for All the Senses) by Franciska Munck-Johansen. I’m giving a copy away next post – stay tuned!
Photo: Maria Carr
Last but not least: Maria over at Dreamy Whites is hosting her first giveaway at her delectable online shop: a generous $250 gift certificate! Pick from antique French linens, wire baskets, zinc pitchers, vintage documents, grain sacks, lavender products, Catholica...everything you could hope to accessorize your home in the shabby French country style.
Until next time, stay shabby!
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer