Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lauren and Jeremy

Beautiful Spring wedding with a beautiful bride, Lauren, on Bald Head Island.Thanks Theo Milo Photography for capturing the love. Currently one of my favorite  color combos for centerpieces- the soft peach peonies are perfect with that small touch of ox blood red shrimp plant with the silver dusty miller. Her bouquet was dusty miller and soft creamy mustard Caramel Anteke garden roses.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Backyard Bounty

I always go treasure hunting after a storm - we were a little too busy to hit the beach  so we took a quick walk just beyond the back yard and I totally spazzed out trying to get pictures and at the same time admire everything, reindeer moss, toadstools and especially the branch mushrooms. (if that's what they're called) It was like finding rainbows in the woods. Very Discovery Channel moment - have gathered (er made my husband gather) several specimens for lots of fun projects.( not the toadstools, too scary)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Project: Backyard Bungalow

This July we took a small break from weddings and built a small bungalow next to our pool. It sounds frivolous but there was this awful concrete no man's land by the pool that was a terrible waste of space and did nothing but heat up everything around it.

Our goal was to recycle, repurpose, use what was at hand as much as possible. Yes, there was a trip to Habitat and a couple to Home Depot but for the most part all materials were salvaged, picked, or left overs from past projects- including the decor. From old black and white pictures taken by my dad to the quirky hand carved mermaids I bought years ago it came together. A big thank you to Theo Milo Photography for the beautiful images.

Honestly , I wanted to move in when it was finished. My favorite feature was an old porcelain sink that we attached to the side and turned into a water dish for our dogs. It's always the little things , isn't it

The dog

I started a lot of plants from my Sweedish ivy so I'd have plenty of green around the building.

Current passion, succulents.

One of several old doors pulled from an old carriage house

We used left over bamboo mats on the floor.

I spray painted an old metal table - makes a great little bar.

My favorite new cooler- line a basket with a plastic bucket.

Old black and white photos next to the terrarium

An beautiful fishing chair from my father in law's boat- fixed by my husband to re use here.

Wrought iron cane made by my brother..a joke for a milestone birthday.