It's fall!!! When I was younger, fall was my very favorite season. It meant a new school year, new school clothes and beautiful fall days. Although I am not starting a new school year, I am excited to make a few changes around the house and still enjoy the beauty of the season. I love bringing the outdoors inside. I also love the fact that the squirrels are starting to gather their goodies for the upcoming winter. What do you love best about fall?
A few weeks ago, there was a garage sale on my street. Since I have too many projects that are still in waiting, I thought it was best not to stop. However, there was a piece of furniture that I saw out of the corner of my eye, (maybe I should get eye blinders like they put on horses). Anyhow, within seconds, my car was put into reverse and parked. I asked the price on the wicker vanity and the man said how about 10 dollars? Since there was a ten dollar bill in my wallet just waiting to come out, soon the words "I'll take it" suddenly came out of my mouth. He said it had been in his wife's family for 50 or so years. She too had wanted to redo it but had not got around to it. All in about 90 seconds, I saw the piece, bought it, and it was in the back of my car.
As I mentioned, there are a lot of current projects in my studio, so I placed the piece outside. The spring weather had been so mild that surely it would do fine. Then the calendar turned to May and the many spring snows came. What is that saying, "out of site, our of mind"? Yes, the piece had been snowed on several times by the wet Colorado spring snows. It came with a little damage to the top veneer. Well, after all those snows, the veneer pretty much removed itself.
The before pictures.
After a few coats of white paint...
now I have a beautiful vintage wicker vanity.
Maybe I shouldn't get horse blinders after all... It's a beautiful addition to my garden.
Earlier this week, the temperatures were in the high 90s. However, today I woke up to rain and much, much cooler temperatures. No matter the time of year, Colorado has many bright sunny days. So today was a bit of a novelty and perfect for photography.
The picture above is one of my favorite garden statues. She lived in my mom's garden for years and just the other day, my mom asked me if I wanted her. Or, maybe I asked my mom if I could have her, (probably the latter). Anyhow I am so happy to have her in my garden now. She looks so stunning!