Monday, August 30, 2010
Pleasing To The Eye ~
I walked by this window and seen this antique green settee. It stopped me in my tracks. I think it was calling my name, "Angela, I would look lovely in your home. Please take me home." ~ Sorry, my hubby won't let me or really... I would. :(
I would like to try to make one of these hanging baskets with succulents some day. I think they are so pretty. A soon 'to do' project.
Every time I walk into this garden shop, I gravitate to this green shelf next to the stain glass. It has antique bottles with ocean motif bottle stoppers. Charlie will come up and as I am standing there and say to me, "What are you doing?" I always answer the same answer, "Just looking." He thinks I am strange sometimes.
I love the color of these succulents. It is called Echeveria 'Haagal Tolimanensis' known for its chunky olive green leaves suffused with amethyst and grey. I bought the only two the garden shop had. A Aeonium 'Kiwi" came home with me too. I will have to take another picture of them both. They are thriving and the succulent shown in the picture above has turned into a deeper purple amethyst! Simply beautiful!
The owner of the garden shop knows I love succulents and showed me this succulent garden in a pot. She said they flowered over night and it must have been that they were expecting me to come, and therefore, flowered for me ~ she is so sweet. :)
This garden shop has a huge enclosed gazebo with two french doors. I gravitate to this window also. Honestly... I could stay there all day.
I love the contrasting colors in these plants. They make me think of the next season to come... Fall. My favorite.