This is a post about the site Charish.com. Recently they asked me if I wanted to write a post about coffee tables. I choose a simple white table from their very cool selection to show you. It's a little more modern than our table but I think what we currently have sitting on ours would look even better on the other! What's on your table?
On our table:
Photo/Stoner by Matt Warshaw.
Restoration hardware's battery operated votive.
Coasters from Manor in Portland
Roku, Dwell magazine and a lovely airplant arrangement from Birds and Bee's also in Portland.
I subscribe to charish.com for updates and frequently check out their new arrivals. Love their vintage furniture. Happy Weekend reading.
For the new year we received this wonderful box of apples (compliments of the parents) from mercier orchards in Georgia. The apples are so crisp and delicious. I've been cooking them different ways this week and love the orchard to table and cupboard vibe. Hope your new year is off to a brilliant start. Cheers!
Applesauce, apple tart & fried apples in cinnamon and butter.
We spruced up this little front garden recently. perennials were planted along a path and containers filled with blueberries and herbs sit back against the house. Working on the back garden now and can't wait to share pics of that soon!
Such a wonderful day today. The weather was gorgeous and our family gathered together to share a special meal. Grateful for these moments. The girls brought a fantastic little goat head pitcher from Bell'ochio and had a fun time in the garden looking for foliage to arrange in it for our table. (almost cut the manzanita, eek) luckily not! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
At the end of the Summer I made trip across the country with another designer to set up a little vacation house in Saint Augustine. We happened to plan our arrival on the week SA was celebrating its 450th birthday. It's the oldest city in the US and utterly charming. The festivities were beautiful, the weather not so! There's so many photos to share I'll have to start with these. Hope you're having a wonderful (and slow) weekend cheers!
18.104.22.168. taken with my iPhone. 5. By wildwood designer Kayla Stewart. Thanks Kayla, couldn't have made this trip without your amazing talent and help!
I'm loving the seasonal beauty of Autumn and all that our garden has growing. It's been wonderful to bring some of that nature inside! Happy Sunday folks. 1.2.3. from my garden, 4. local farmer's market.
The Summer flew by and its full on Fall here in the PNW. I've taken some photos to share with you of a cross country trip I made in late Summer. One of our stops was Palm Desert, it literally looks like a postcard in every direction. The Palm perfectly maintained. We had an authentic Mexican dinner complete with music then a quick nights stay at a 70's hotel. On our route we also stopped in San Antonio at the Hotel Havana. It's one of Liz Lambert's little gems that she has in Texas. The Restaurant Ocho that adjourns the hotel (right on the river walk) is beautiful and the southwestern food delicious! We also enjoyed stumptown coffee in the morning, a welcome reprieve for NW travelers. I'm looking forward to sharing more photos and some stories soon. thanks for stopping by gardenrooms, I've missed you!
The book, "the life changing magic of tidying up" is on my bedside table. Just 26 pages into it, on chap "don't change the method to suit your personality" and I know I'm going to part ways with these tear sheets from more than ten years ago. They're still so relevant and gorgeous today. Time to tidy before I TIDY! Happy weekend folks.
Vintage cote ouest mag. happy Independence Day America.
Spending a little slow living with friends in their delightful gardens.
A morning visit with one followed by an evening visit with another. Glorious summertime! Hope your weekend has begun and lingers on over the next few days! Thanks for stopping by.
1.2.&3. Plants I chose for a garden last year from Xera nursery and birds and bees nursery. Both local pdx businesses. 4.&5. Palio barista owner and his lovely, serene outdoor space.
This week I took full advantage of time at home and slowed things down. From flower projects to trying new recipes, it helped me accomplish a lot of things and not rushing through the process made it seem much lighter. There are many great posts to read on my sidebar links and I always love catching up on what others are doing and how. Check them out if you have a chance and happy weekend!
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