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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gnomes and other Garden Delights

Leaving D.C. we headed to Philadelphia to visit my cousin E., his wife Sweet T, Nene and Miss M. This is always great fun as they live in a 115 year old house and have a backyard that backs up to the forest.

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Oh don’t you just love this statue? I think he may be magic.

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Perhaps he is the secret to the stunning lilies.

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Or the beautiful blooming pots…

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…and bright pops of color.

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But then again, it may be the wise old gnome.

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Inside happiness can be found in the form of Mr. Keats…

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…Pearlie Mae…

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…and Bubbee the mean. (Actually this pocket sized man is Sweet Boy’s favorite.)

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Holding it all together is the angelic Nene. (See her halo?)

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While visiting we enjoyed a bit of down time, lovely meals and a quick spin around the neighborhood.

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Sweet boy really loved that!

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Everyone in this family is a winner in my book.

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The best part about this family is they like everything we like. When we see stores that make our heart beat faster there is no hesitation to pull over.

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Beckoning us in…

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I know that Magpie’s like sparkly things, but what bird likes rust and concrete, the dodo?

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Let’s stretch out and consider the possibilities.

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I need ALL of it!

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We found Pan’s older brother.

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He has a face only a mother can love. Pan that is.

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Do you want to go inside or do you need a quiet moment to think it over?

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Can a 14 foot mirror be considered as carry on luggage?

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I’m considering building a fireplace just so I can have this:

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Look at the detail… and the price. For antique salvage!

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I really wanted to rescue this ole girl from the basement. Can you see her reupholstered? Someone go get her. She was $200~ a steal.

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Next time, a completely enchanting day.



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such great photos!!! Looks like such a great time!!!

Marydon Ford said...

You were in my neck of the woods? Looks like a great time.
TTFN ~Marydon

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh sounds like such fun, I love the salvage yard, so many pretty things. Amazing. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I do hope that you went to Macys in Philadelphia and saw the magnificent pipe organ! Your trip looks like so much fun!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Looks like a little bit of something for every one!!!! You really picked a hot hot time to get away from your own hot weather!!!!
I'm about 90 minutes from Artifact! I'm going to check it out!

Karen Albert said...

Wonderful Laura! I love the garden statuary and that chaise!! I hope you will come and see my new post!

All the Best
2013 Designer Series

Liz Hockamier said...

Much to swoon over!

openid said...

Love the mirror and settee. I love these types of 'museums'! Nene's grounds are beautiful and her sweet four legged companions adorable.
So glad you got to spend time and reconnect with those you love.
Your Friend,

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Artefact is one of my all time favorite stores!!

The Boston Lady said...

I have to admit, I love those two sweet black and white faces! Ann