Sunday, March 25, 2012

Redbud Tree Flowers

The redbud trees (Cercis canadensis) around my house have been especially bountiful this year.  I took this photo yesterday in my neighbor's yard because he has a tree with low branches.  I love the way the flowers come right off the branches.  Apparently the flowers are edible and the bark can be used to treat everything from upset stomach to fever to congestion.  I will probably not be boiling bark infusions any time soon, but I am open to tasting a flower or two.  I'll let you know how that goes.  In the meantime I am signing off to go lay in the hammock!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Table

Spring has sprung early this year and I am loving it!  The other night we hosted the Xavier Bridge Marathon at our house and it was so warm we were able to play out on the screened porch.  I randomly grabbed this vintage pineapple tablecloth and threw it on the old yellow table that we keep on the porch. I think I did a double take when I saw it... just look how the butter yellow legs perfectly pick up the yellow of the pineapple!  All day I kept looking out the window because this little scene made me smile.  Happy Spring everyone!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

More Antique Door Knobs!

Alas, this is the end of my Antiques Warehouse posts and I saved my favorite photo for last.  I love the movement created by the beautiful texture of the knob in the foreground, the chipped blue paint of the cart, and the ruddy-colored knob in the back.  Who knew I would develop such door knob obsession?  You just never know where life will take you. (click photo to enlarge)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Bowl of Rust

The day I went to the Antiques Warehouse, Gary's cousin Al was showing me around, helping me move heavier pieces into better light, and making suggestions about interesting pieces.  As I would find something to photograph he would tell me about it's history or some interesting factoid about this or that.  Well, when I saw this bowl full of rusty metal tabs I was super excited.  I love how the orange rust contrasts with the bluish grey color of the wabi sabi!  Al's only comment was, "I was with you until now."  We'll see what Al says when he sees the photo.  Maybe he'll still think I'm crazy, but maybe he will fall in love with this bowl of rust like I did.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Antique Hooks

It was hard to leave the Antiques Warehouse because I kept seeing things I thought were interesting.  I was on my way out the door when I spied this old board with these incredible hooks.  All that beautiful repetition was like a Vanessa magnet (that perforated circle motif is just too much!).  It's amazing I ever made it out of there!