Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Topiary love and good junk finds ~

I found a few more paintings by Gainesborough that I thought you'd love ~
The last painting is of his daughters....

You know I love hardware stores...well, Ace had these little babies
of lavender and rosemary for only 3.50 a I had to get them!

Here are a few of my found treasures....
random things but all with the look I love ~

I'm afraid this little baby is going to have to stay home with me though :)

Even though the rosemary plants are little I gave one a bit of a haircut....

And instantly turned it into a baby topiary!!!

Image below from Flora Home Studio

Image below found at Better Homes and Gardens ~

Image below...I can't remember :) But I do love the bottom of
the topiary planted up too!

Anne of Fiona and Twig is hosting
a Paris Market Giveaway on her blog HERE!

Marie of Spun by Me is having
a Glittery 500th Post Giveaway HERE ~

My quilted gathering basket is now in The Feathered Nest Shoppe!

Have a wonderful Wednesday sweet friends ~
hugs and love,


Joy Lett said...

I am seriously ready for Spring. I have been getting the veggie garden ready. We have had a long winter. Even though January is the new year- my new year starts in spring.

Vicki Boster said...

Oh to finally be thinking about spring, and flowers, and spice gardens! I feel better already just seeing your pictures! Your quilted basket is so so lovely---


Rustique Gal said...

Dawn, Those little plants are too precious! I'd love to get my hands on them and smell summer! Thanks for the lovely Gainsboro prints-they'll be a nice edition to my clips! Sherry

marie said...

Thank you Dawn ~ you're so sweet to mention my giveaway!
I love your little plants. I may have to visit Ace. : )

Createology said...

What wonderful treasures you found. How fun your rosemary topiary will be. They smell so good too. And practical for cooking. Happy Wednesday to you too.

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Dear Dawn,

I am lovin' all your treasures!

I'm going tomorrow to replace my 8 year old Rosemary plant...the freeze this year was just too much for my goal is the create a topiary...

Thank you for the inspiration!


Anne Lorys said...

Dawn, you are the BEST for giving my giveaway a shout-out! Fifty extra chances for you! ;-) (kidding!)

That lamp is killer, good call on that one.

Oh, and I love rosemary! We have several BIG bushes of it on our property, I am so blessed!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, dear friend!

Unknown said...

Hey Dawn. What a bunch of pretties you found. I want to plant some lavender here too. I like the sweet baby topiary. I just blogged on those Anne & Maries giveaways too. There's another one I posted about too from Maleah. Come by and check it out.

Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs...Tracy :)

Romeo said...

Hi Dawn!

Love your recent finds!!! Lusting after the lamp - but you would have guessed that ;)

And the topiary is wonderful! Great inspiration!!!

BTW, I may be behind in getting out but saw the Quilting magazine today with your article - beautiful and congrats!!!!

Deborah and Romeo

Dorthe said...

Hello, sweet Dawn

Love your post today like alwayes, -so full of beauty, and wonderfull things, places to visit, and great instructions.The lamp is fantastic,and all your little green plants, so speaks of light and spring.
Thanks for the ever so beautifull images,dear friend, I love the one of his daughter.

Lots of love and hugs

Dorthe said...

By the way, I at long last recieved my copy of the beautifull artickle of yours, dearest, it is so so, wonderfull.
Hugs again, Dorthe

Unknown said...

hmmmmmmmm, I can smell the rosemary from here!

Julie Pishny said...

Hi Dawn, I love rosemary especially when it is in sourdough bread....yum.

A gardening tip for your rosemary, keep it in a cool location if you are keeping it inside - it like cool roots and lots of moisture.

Thanks for the posting - loved it. xo Julie

Alison May said...

Oh what a scrumptiously frippity Springy post Dawn! Rosemary and lavender, tarnished pewtery silvery treasure and Constables daughters... Gorgeous! As usual a visit here has cheered me up no end.x

Alison May said...

Heavens above, I'm scatty. You know that when I said Constable I meant Gainesborough right? Two entirely different kettles of fish. But alas my mind is so very apt to wonder!

Linda K. said...

You hit the jackpot this time. Your lamp base is to die for! I have to check out our Ace H. here for some of that lavender and rosemary....mmmmmmm . And your gathering basket is adorable. Thanks for such an inspirational post!

Debi said...

Dear Dawn,
I haven't been blogging in quite awhile but wanted to come and see you. I love your post and the topiary rosemary tree! I definitely have to add that to my garden!
Your work is so beautiful, always a treat to see!
Hope you have a lovely day!

Jann said...

Ive been getting caught up on your recent posts this morning--everything is beautiful, as always--love all your photos! Have a wonderful day!

Vee said...

Smart gal to add the good, clean scent of rosemary to your shop...that would draw me in. What a darling quilt basket...your work is, as always, quality and amazing!

Rebecca said...

Hey Dawn!
Glad to be back in blogland even though it was great to be in the sun.
Love that little lamp... I can see why it is a keeper, I would keep it too.
The rosemary is so wonderful but hard to keep it alive in the house, I can grow it outside but not in those little containers for some reason. (probably because I am never home)
Blessings to you dear friend

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

That lamp is amazing! You lucky girl. Just awesome!

Sandy said...


The basket is pure bliss, so lovely! I agree, that sweet little lamp base needs to live with you. Have a sweet afternoon!

June said...

I'm in awe of all your gatherings Dawn. You have found the most amazing things. I'm so glad that you are keeping that beautiful lamp! I would have to question your sanity, if you didn't. LOL
Seeing those little pots of plants makes me want to go straight to the nursery.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Oh, I just love topiaries, Dawn. Spring is in the air! And you find the BEST treasures! Love love love that lamp! Gorgeous.


Alice W. said...

It's all so beautiful Dawn! Love the topiaries!

*Ulrike* said...

Lots of great finds that you have shown us. I just got some nice pots from my aunt with different herbs in them so I am ready for spring, ummmm, along with the other 101 things!!

myletterstoemily said...

so beautiful and the fragrance
is delightful.

thanks for another great idea!

paperbird said...

I can almost smell the Lavender and Rosemary- they are some of my favorites. The topiary was so pretty.

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

OMG!!! I would die to have that lamp! What a treasure you have found...

ByLightOfMoon said...

I have many rosemary and lavender bushes in my garden. I may have to replace one that my dog got into but the smell so wonderful!

The topiary is a wonderful idea. I am going to use a small grapevine wreath for it to grow around.
Smiles, Cyndi

Journal Swag said...

Beautiful loot, Dawn! I love your lamp, I wouldn't be able to part with it either! Pretty pretty things!


Anita said...

I am in love with the trophy cup lamp too!


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