Dressing A Table
I went to the beach yesterday to cool off from the heatwave we’ve been experiencing. It was a lovely day with 70 degree weather and a gentle breeze. On the way home I stopped into the local thrift store in Lincoln City and found this lovely vase with a bird motif, the perfect container for green gladiolus which are currently in season. They make quite a statement!
Also on the table you will see a set of candlesticks which look possibly Scandinavian in design and a large platter which were also “finds” along the way. They are atop a paisley print table runner I made to compliment my Blue Italian Spode dinnerware.
A Stroll in the Shire
Music composed and performed by Kerri Jones
in the Pacific Northwest
Today is Labor Day and I’ plan to spend some time working in the garden. The season is winding down here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and I have some clean-up to do, although there is still quite a bit of color left to enjoy. I have found that many creative people are also avid gardeners; I think this may be related to the shared elements of color, design and hands-on work that are common to both pursuits.
Last year I created a video of my summer garden. I had a particularly nice garden (some years are better than others) and wanted to be able to remember it during the nine months of gray we tend to have in this part of the world… and thus my video was born. I hope you enjoy watching it, too. Happy Summer!