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Iron fountain serves as a container garden and centerpiece of the English rose garden. Boxwood are just cuttings at this point.

Ornamental Elements in the Garden

 Ornamental elements create visual interest, provide function, and express your style, adding much value to the garden. While much time and attention goes to planting and maintaining garden beds, we don’t always think about adding embellishments. I’ve enjoyed adding antiquities and other vintage type ornaments fitting for our Victorian era home. I’ll share the worth […]

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Framed Vintage Collectibles

Frame Your Vintage Collectibles

Framing your collections can be a creative way to enjoy them. When I find a turn of the century frame for a great price, I usually snatch it up! Occasionally, I know exactly what it will be used for. Most often, I have no idea. The treasures wait in gathering places until inspiration hits. I’ll […]

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snow covered farm relics in flower bed

Wintery Farm Pocket Garden

Today’s friendship feature is a striking and creative pocket garden. Amongst the many hats that Jan wears, her role as farmer’s wife takes on many dimensions. She and my brother have lived on their farm all of their marriage and have developed it to a large multifaceted operation. When they got married they had a […]

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Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Tour

  Before I share a Christmas tour of this vintage inspired home, let me introduce you to a dear farmhouse loving friend.  You will love her! My creative writer/teacher/encourager/hospitality minded friend takes vintage farmhouse treasures and makes magic in their city home. She creates vignettes using family antiques and weaves them with handmade treasures. A […]

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Horse drawn surrey on scenic farm

Friendship Features Horse Drawn Surrey

Welcome to Friday’s friendship spotlight. Today’s feature is a creative duo, my brother and his wife. They have recently added a specially trained horse to their farm. Moe, their new horse, pulls a surrey, which is a doorless, four-wheeled carriage. This mode of transportation preceded the automobile and today brings an air of nostalgia and […]

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Miss Aimie B's special lemonade

Lunch at Miss Aimee B’s Tea Room

Miss Aimee B’s Tea Room is a local favorite in St. Charles. Sister and I live far enough apart, we squeeze in as much as we can when we get together. I asked her if we could go out for a special lunch so we could celebrate her birthday. Her birthday was three weeks away, […]

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