I received another shipment of goodies for the store today! It’s been so exciting to get them all in. I just love how romantic all these pieces are. They have such a lovely finish and an aged look. I have collected urns for awhile now, so it will be fun to carry some for the shop. This one is small enough to display indoors. The pedestal plates I have loved for awhile too. The tall one is pictured above, but there are also two smaller versions online. I actually bought some of them awhile back from a local store, and they sit on top of my piano. I was lucky enough to find the vendor who sells them so I could start carrying them myself. They look amazing with a glass cloche, which I also plan to start carrying soon.
While I have been busy with the store, Josh finally got started painting my new office space. We primed the walls and ceiling today, so I’m hoping it won’t be much longer before I can move on in. I have hated being in my temporary space, as I am very quickly running out of room for everything! I have been picking up some fun pieces here and there to decorate my new office, so I can’t wait until I finally get to have all of them displayed. Pictures will be coming soon, I promise.
My friend, Sharon is also helping me with my backyard. She has put together a plan to camouflage my ugly chain link fence. I haven’t done a thing to hide it in hopes that we would have the money to put in a wood fence or (better yet) a block wall sometime soon… but it doesn’t look like that will be soon enough for me, so I have decided to do some planting in the meantime. My hope is that I won’t mind the fence so much when I have something else to look at when I look outside. Right now it’s a 75 foot span of chain link fence with dead ivy roots. (Not pretty).
My youngest sister, Morgan is getting married in November and we are hosting her bridal shower in my yard in August. My goal is to have the space beautified by then. While I’m sure the plants won’t be filled in enough to hide it all, I’m sure it will be a vast improvement on my current situation. I will share some photos of that project too, if you promise not to judge me by my hideously neglected “before” photos. (I already mentioned I was a garden tard, right?)
Josh and I are off to dinner at his parents house. They got a new puppy today who is just insanely cute. He’s an Australian Sheppard, white with black and tan spots. He has one blue eye and one brown. I will take some photos and add them when I get back. They named him “Floyd Evie” or “Evie” for short. They had their first Australian Sheppard pass away suddenly a few months back, and have been heartbroken for awhile now, so this new baby brings some much needed joy to the family. Not to mention Hannah (our pup) will get a kick out of her new cousin.