Saturday, July 23, 2011

Plantings at Eton

We are fortunate to live near a beautiful shopping center called Eton. Besides housing one of the few remaining Barnes and Noble stores, there's a Trader Joe's, Anthropolgie, Sur le Table, Penzey's...and lots of other terrific shops and great restaurants.

My favorite thing, however, is the beautiful plantings in the summer time. We went over early this morning and took pictures before things got busy.

Here's a "big photo" of the general look:
My pretty car, Stella, as seen between two planters:

The picnic tables you see below are outside "B Spot," Michael Symon's burger restaurant. The plantings surrounding the tables consist of pole beans, herbs, tomatoes, etc:

Here I am - all 5'4" of me - to show you the scale of some of the plantings:
And here's my Oldtimer, to show you the scale of another - outside Anthropologie:

I love this bench near the big chess board:

The animal print planters are very striking, too:
If you look around the base of the planters (above) you'll notice the "Supertunias" that are covering the ground. I've always seen them trailing from hanging planters - never realized they could almost be ground cover!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Random Images

In no particular order...
The doll I made at CIFI in Albuquerque (still not complete):
My inspiration board (1 of 3) in the treehouse:
My new vehicle - her name is Stella:
This year's locations for the aqua rockers:
A necklace I bought at Waterloo 7 Gallery:
(The very same gallery, I might mention, where we are having a benefit fundraiser for Pets for the Elderly on July 30. PLEASE try to visit us - there will be food and music, and several wonderful pieces of art for the "Chinese auction" (which is still just a raffle, in my book).

Gen's doll at CIFI - too hard to see with those chairs in the background, but still:
A Hipstamatic view of the hosta garden below the deck:

Dew drop from an elephant ear - in front of a beautiful sunset, right here in NE Ohio!

I literally end up with a 12" X 18" space in which to work, when I start dragging out supplies, and "auditioning" materials. Cosmo is quite convinced I want to share that space with him:
We brought all of this home from the Lake County Farm Park farmer's market last Wednesday. We plan to go back this coming Wednesday, too!