Sunday, July 12, 2015

If walls could talk

Little by little I'm getting things on the walls of the Garden Palace. 
This sweet yellow chippy vintage plant stand from the home studio is now where it belongs.
The plant stand was one of my earliest purchases and there were two for sale.
I will always regret that I only purchased one and I have no idea why I do stuff like that. 

Maybe you noticed the first plant in the Garden Palace is in a special morning glory pot. 
When the Garden Palace was named and the specific floral theme was established for each room, I glazed terracotta pots with the themed flowers and they have been waiting.

That was a long time ago. 

I could be inspired to paint more.

The tole painted morning glories above the plant was one of my very first paintings about 45 years ago. 
My Mother recorded the history of this first bit of art on the backside.
I gifted it to my Big Mama and when she passed away it went to my Mother. When my Mother passed away the morning glories came back to me.
And now it hangs in the Garden Palace that is so full of.... 

Pressed botanicals complete this wall gallery.

I don't remember if I ever told you when I was thirty-something I mailed my last letter to Santa and ask for a large flower press.
I sent along the instructions that I found in a magazine. (as if he wouldn't know how to make one)

Santa was delighted to get the letter with instructions and sure enough my Christmas wish was fulfilled with more love that you can imagine.

I pressed these many years ago and they have held up beautifully.
I have intentions to spend time in the Garden Palace pressing botanicals that grow nearby.

On the other side of the doorway I added a garden plaque that was gifted to me a long time ago just for this little house. 
I repainted the frame to my liking first.

You know what?
If walls could talk you might already know about all these special memories of mine.


  1. Such a beautiful place :)

    1. Thanks, I have to agree and am so amazed when I step into that back door. I always call out, "anybody here?"

  2. You are so lucky to have such a magical place of your own. And those walls will have all kinds of new and exciting things to reveal to someone else many years from now.

  3. Your walls definitely do talk. They speak of the lovely treasures you have collected all these years or beautiful things you were given or made yourself. I know if the garden palace were mine, I'd want to sit and dream of those nostalgi memories. Thank you for sharing this wondrous place.

    1. Sometimes when I walk over "just for a minute" I end up sitting and day dreaming a good bit if time away. It is a place to meditate. Thanks

  4. The Garden Palace is certainly living up to its name. Isn't it wonderful to be surrounded with things that have a history and hold so many memories?


  5. lovely posts you make..memory posts...thanks groeten uit Nederland. Elizabeth


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