We took a brief holiday from our shopping moratorium and checked out this tempting sale. Hot diggity dog. We scored several swell finds for a grand total of $2.50!
Lucky us - our speaking event was the same weekend as the Vashon Lavender Festival. We visited Fox Farm, owned by Cindy, a gardening friend of ours from the Northwest Perennial Alliance. Cindy has created a wonderland - robust rows of lavender, thriving garden beds and our favorite kind of garden art. She had invited musicians and artists to share their talents for the weekend. These glass flowers, made from assorted vases, bowls, plates and what have you by Mike Urban, were stunning.
Here are two shots of this grouping. The common green glass floral vases have been truly transformed.
How pretty is this blue blossom?!
One of our artgirl friends, Judy, had joined us for our adventure. Here she is surrounded by lavender "Grosso".
The grand finale of our day was a little visit to Judy's cottage right on the water. She is a multi-talented artist. We were smitten with her garden towers. She is fearless with power tools, and has mastered drilling glass.
Her pieces are sturdily connected with threaded rod, and we love her combination of materials.
Hope you got to see some things that made your heart go pitter-pat this weekend. -- Beth and Lisa