Saturday, March 31, 2012

Stuff…tropical {ish} and such….

The Garden Conservancy held a few garden tours in our little town…

always fun. Always something to inhale and learn…

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This lovely home was a LEED certified home. Green through and through…

loved the use of rain chains throughout.

They all spilt into the ground or pots… which were collected by two 8,000 gallon cisterns buried in the yard… used to water the lawn.

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AND… to continue with the stuff…

Can I tell you how much I love my little handmade phone sleeve…

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Embroidered in Kashmir and stitched together in Canada.

Leather lined. Find yours made by the talented Virginia Johnson… here

small indulgences

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Matches my new lumbar pillows…

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…and that’s important…no? Okay.No.

BUT it matches this little wooden handmade horse….that I just could not leave in the thrift store….

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Have a fun weekend….

…Giddy up Gee Gee…

19 comments:

lorenabr said...

The house looks very relaxing and the pillows are so much fun! Love the vibrant colors :) Have a great Sunday!

Carla Aston said...

What a lovely home. Great blue on the shutters and I love the railings. I can just imagine the scents of all those beautiful blooming plants you have down there. What a lush and gorgeous garden.

Your phone cover is soooo cool.

Carla

Al said...

What gorgeous flowers and greenery! Love that lumbar pillow too, the pattern is beautiful. -Al

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh Carla...you haven't lived until you have smelled the scent of ALL of or the orange blossoms surrounding our town blooming at the same time! Heady and redolent with the warm sub tropics.....

becky said...

Adorable little thing you picked up at the thrift store! And I'm fascinated by the rain chain and huge rainwater storage tanks...thinking people live there!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

They must have had at least 10 rain chains...and when the 8,000 gallon cisterns are filled up with water, this little stained glass butterfly pops out of the ground...kinda amazing and sureal at once! So clever.

Ivy Lane said...

i was just touring a much more modest abode in Ohio with a client where the owner collected rain water for his little vineyard....such a good, GREEN idea! Love all your photos..the first shot is gorgeous! And to be able to smell orange blossoms in force, sounds heavenly for sure!

Happy Sunday!

Vix said...

Gorgeous photos!

Those cisterns have me boggling (but good for them); they certainly puts my 2 plastic rainbarrels in perspective.

That beautiful orange and pink paisley is a recent fabric find, yes? Either way, your back is no doubt thanking you such attractive support ;)

somepinkflowers said...

yes yes
yes

----> small indulgences
R The Best!


{{ that the wee lady*bug would
match Perfectly
--color*wize--
with your new lumbar pillows
tells
me
your eye
is peeled to Brights
Right Now }}

yipeee! 4 that,
i say...

An Urban Cottage said...

I've always loved those rain chains but wasn't sure if they worked. I've never seen anyone around here use them. They might be more of a problem where things freeze. Love the butterfly too. I love when function has a beautiful form.

Kanoe {Lilikoi Kanoe} said...

From the rain chains to the wall vines; this home is my heaven... not to mention it is also green! I absolutely love it. This one is getting pinned for sure :)

Stephanie said...

love love garden tours...

and house tours...(your artist friend with her ART infused home!)

I can only imagine what these blooming trees smell like!

I am engulfed in a wee bit of crabapple scent.

x..x

sealaura said...

I'm in love with that little horse. and YES I am all about the small indulgences! Thanks for taking us along.

africanaussie said...

Oh I want a rain chain sooo badly.....

Melissa said...

LOVE that house! And so smart to do the rain chains and cisterns. Very impressive. I'd love to have something like that at my next house. And very cool that they use the butterfly to signal when they are full. Also love all your new goodies!

Karena said...

Linda, wonderful, the landscaping, the decor, love your horse and the pillows!
Great images!

I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

for the love of a house said...

love the iPhone holder!!

j.

Marion@Life Tastes Good said...

Linda, you just might have to help me with my living room! You have a great eye and great taste! Love the horse and the pillows - everything really!

The rain chains are beautiful and what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!

Vinay Khatri said...

Love it. I've had it through a few showers now and I have to say the sound of the water running down the copper rain chains is a welcome addition to a gentle rain.

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