Monday Musings

We’ve been dusting off the garden furniture and hanging our shade sails.  Summer is on the way. Temps shot up overnight, with a high of 90 degrees (32C) in the forecast. There’s a dry wind blowing as well, making if feel more like July than April. It’s a bit strange.

I (mostly) played hooky today, enjoying lunch on the patio of  The Left Bank with my friend Laura. I made phone calls in between our get together, but overall had a relaxing day.

left bank april 2015

The Left Bank, Santana Row

Yesterday I put the finishing touches on Laura’s birthday gift, a set of greeting cards and gift tags made using the Couture line of paper by Graphic 45.

Now that the birthday girl’s opened her gift, I can give you a little peek.


Graphic 45 cards, vintage trim


These shoes aren’t made for walking: Jet rhinestones by Kaiser Scrapbook, Couture paper by Graphic 45, vintage red seam binding from Green House Supply

Graphic 45 gift tags

Gift tags: Graphic 45 Couture paper and tags, vintage seam binding, Kaiser Scrapbook rhinestones

I trimmed the box and some of the cards with vintage seam binding from my friend Donna’s Antique Row booth. She sells a variety of ephemera with a changing selection, so it’s always fun to go look (and buy).


Box trimmed with vintage seam binding, topped with Graphic 45 Couture

box detail

Box detail

In other garden news, I’m still trying to decide what to do with our garden swing. It’s in a sorry state thanks to the nest-building squirrels. I’ll share more about that in another post.

I hope your week is off to a terrific start.

Green House Supply: Purveyor of Salvaged Curiosities

My friend Donna Boss has a charming business know as Green House Supply.  She employs her tremendous aesthetic using salvaged, vintage, and previously owned materials to create unique products.  She sells jewelry, ephemera, textiles, and other vintage pieces “designed to add to the patina of your life.”

Donna is also an avid gardener and co-founder of our elementary school’s outdoor classroom and organic garden.  We became fast friends over seeds and dirt and the politics of school volunteering.

I recently attended one of Donna’s shows, hosted in her spacious garden.  Here are a few of her wares:

Greenhouse Design Radio Flyer with Annuals

Greenhouse Design Radio Flyer
planted with summer annuals

Ephemera notebooks

Notebooks Created Using Airmail Envelopes

Ephemera Jewelry

Timely Jewelry

Vintage Postcards, Stamps and Office Supplies
All my favorites!

vintage nautical alphabet

Nautical Alphabet
I bought letters to spell my husband’s name

Be sure to follow Green House Supply on Facebook for details of Donna’s upcoming shows.

Come see Donna’s wares at:

Goat Hill Fair, Booth #9

September 15th & 16th, 2012

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