It has been awhile since I've talked about furniture or my love of white. This iron console is one of the pieces of furniture in the house that I did not design for Swede Collection. It is a piece of iron from a balcony railing that came out of a turn of the century theatre building in New York City. The reason I know it is an interior railing is that it is finished on both sides to be visible in an open area. It is not an outside window balcony salvaged and made into a table. I see quite a few of those. It clearly has never been outside. The iron is extremely detailed with the winged figures sitting on nautilus curves, grape vines, and torches on both ends. It takes four men to lift it so I guess it won't be going anywhere. It is my understanding that the salvage company had three sections. I know where two are and the third supposedly was bought by someone in the music industry in Nashville who removed the beige marble and replaced it with black. I never would have done that unless the marble was broken. It is one of my very favorite items in the house and I find it strange that guests never look at it or mention it. It will be one of the very last pieces I part with before my coffin is nailed shut. Love, love, love it. Why don't craftspeople make things like this anymore?
This is where the photo on the top left in my blog header came from. I change the display on top frequently. Here is my love of white coral and white Hydrangeas with some mercury glass.
As an original content blogger, I try to capture something beautiful every day to enrich life for myself and others. Today's photo captures an almost cloudless sky as a background to the red Camellias in my raised flowerbed. The angled shot up towards the sky worked out nicely.
I'm working in the flowerbeds and reworking the potted containers. Mr. Swede helped me bring home from Lowe's a truckload of soil conditioners and mulch and he repotted the Kimberly Queen ferns on the patio. Hope you are enjoying a nice Spring weekend.
Maureen has been following my blog from New York since the beginning. I couldn't ask for a more supportive lovely lady to encourage me. Her daughter and I have the same name. Here is a digital bouquet of Godetia for you, Maureen. Hope you had a fabulous birthday yesterday!
I got ahead of a holiday for once. Usually I am way behind. Two weeks ago, I decided to put an Easter wreath on the door and plant Pansies in the containers. With Easter more than a month away in April, I had more time to enjoy my work.
Lots of purples and only a little of yellow since it is not a color I enjoy.
Here is a close up so you can see the Easter eggs and other details. The purple Clematis garland worked out wonderfully for this wreath. All supplies from Michael's.
I always have plants in the two containers on the front pillars. I filled these with Pansies which will last until June when I replace them with Summer flowers.
And here is another container on the side of the house near the garage.
Here is a sweet lilac colored Pansey face for you.
And a cute white and purple one.
I hope you all are getting some Spring weather where you are by now.