Recently, Len and I got up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday to hit the yard sales. Much to my delight, at the first home I stumbled across a pottery strawberry pot for only fifty cents! Well, long story short, I had a nice chat with the genial homeowner and toted my prize
You know those vintage salt and pepper shakers that your great auntie gave you? That’s right, the ones you can’t part with but cringe every time you see them in the china cupboard? Dust them off and repurpose those shakers as whimsical plant “pokes” that you can enjoy! All you need for this project is
Thank you! Thank you! The warm welcome received by Our Fairfield Home & Garden’s new website and blog has just been overwhelming! Our website is just three weeks old today, but thanks to you lovely followers on Pinterest, HomeTalk and Facebook, we reached our goal of 3,000 site visits in three weeks! Celebration Time! It seems like
I was strolling through my garden this morning, cutting a few things back here and dead-heading there. It is amazing how quickly the summer has gone by. August is here already and the heat and humidity have started to take their toll on our plantings. Not to mention we have had very little rain recently!
Have you noticed how you wait and wait for the tomatoes to ripen and, then suddenly, you have buckets of them all at once? What do you do with a glut of tomatoes? Make Gazpacho! Gazpacho is a cold vegetable soup that originated in the Spanish culture. I am particularly fond of the Gazpacho recipe
Recently, I wrote a post on using odds and ends around the house and shed to assemble a five-minute bird bath. It was quite a hit with the shabby-chic crowd, but some folks want a newer, neater look. So here it is! This project took a total of three hours to complete, but about half
You know that wonderful scent of lavender that is given off as you gently brush by a shrub? Somehow HollyBeth Anderson has captured that exact aroma in her all-natural hand cream. I couldn’t stop holding my hands up and inhaling the sense of nature at my fingertips! This wonderful cream is only one of her
One of the most unusual and romantic public gardens I have seen, Chanticleer, was the destination of our recent field trip. This former estate in a residential area of Wayne, Pennsylvania, features seven distinct gardens, each designed, planted and kept up by an individual horticulturist/gardener. Because of this diversity, visiting Chanticleer provides the impression of
I don’t know about you, but the ninety-degree days around here do not inspire me to rev up the oven! This is a simple, quick make ahead supper that we ate on hot nights when I was growing up in an unairconditioned home. You can make this up in the morning when it is cooler
Come take a relaxing stroll with me and admire the new July blooms in our Fairfield garden. If you would like to see more of my garden journal of photos, please visit Seasonal Blooms: Summer.
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