Thursday, April 4, 2013

Making a Rosemary Topiary ~ And a Little Road Trip

There is something about Rosemary, that is so darn special.  I found out by accident that even the little plants like these bought in the grocery stores can produce the sweetest little blue delicate flowers if kept cool, moist, & Summered out on the porch.  And red skinned potatoes take on an air of tasty brilliance with a bit sprinkled on them for the oven with basil.

I've had my eye on Topiaries and would like to make these little two plants above into a starter topiary.  Pinterest lead me to a great looking site to get me on track & I am sharing it with you:  

Even the faux topiaries are coming into view as great window decorations.  Covering the base in burlap or old quilt compliments the bright green foliage.

 Here's another great love, and when I find them, I like to photograph 'em!  Especially well done and looking like it just stepped out of circa 1830 ~ this quaint little log home in Smithville, Ohio, is a favorite!  Look at the details!

Wide chinking and beautifully well done. Things were in small scale back then, even the lower door knob.

Love the wide hewn weathered boards and captured look of old!

The little peep hole in the privy out back is as interested as it is adorable! 

And the moss covered stone stepping, and the weathered vine wind blocking additions are sweet as sugar!
.....Just a little road trip into the past & back :)....
Adding a few of the artist's primitive dolls that are up for adoption at our Brother's Antique Mall Location, in Medina Ohio. ~

And we also carry resale designer purses at an interesting cost ~ here are just a few !

Peace & Happiness,


The Moonlit Stitch said...

Love the sunlight glowing through those leaves! I once made a topiary from a small ivy plant sitting in a basket - trained the vines around the basket handle. So pretty and easy. I love that old homestead, thanks for sharing! ~*~Lisa

Hillcresthome Prims said...

What a beautiful cabin and the detail of it was amazing to look at. Thank you so much for posting it!!!
I really enjoyed it and I also loved how they made their wooden fence!
It was fabulous to see.
Prim Blessings,
Tricia XO

My Country Heart said...

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