for the swing my granddaddy hung in his big pecan tree for us to enjoy.what a feeling being able to swing out so far and into the tree.felt such freedom in that swing.

What a beautiful shower. My kind of shower. This could be a great idea for a dog shower as well.

"Claudia" Mirrored Vanity/Desk & Vanity Seat at Horchow.

"Claudia" Mirrored Vanity/Desk & Vanity Seat by Neiman Marcus. Handcrafted vanity seat is the perfect perch with its antiqued-finished mirrored apron and legs and upholstered ivory cotton cushion.

beautiful // Great Gardens & Ideas //

Sculptures and stately containers, such as the patterned pieces in this space, can reinforce a garden's design. Long metal bench provides a spot to enjoy shrubs and trees. - SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO SIT & PONDER!

converted garage

Garden shed, guest house or outdoor studio . you decide. Wow, this is quite the fantasy garden shed! I don't know how practical it would be tho.

An extraordinary perfume--one you might even claim as your signature scent! ~ Guerlain Paris antique bottles

Perfume Shrine: Travel Memoirs: Paris, part 1 ~Guerlain Boutique & Museum, Caron Boutique, Fragonard Museum. On my next visit to Paris I shall go again.

A lush green view

I'm liking the idea of greenery/vine-covered balustrade. Lunuganga, experimental home garden of the Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, outside Bentota, Sri Lanka. Started in 1947 and evolved until

A backyard fireplace! From Traditional Home®    Photo: Emily Followill

like the fireplace, the brick on the terrace, the nestled-in feeling. Before and After: Charming Dutch Colonial - Traditional Home®

Bocce Court...

Easy living with this rock patio but here its a game area. This is from Bocce/Pétanque Court. This would be a great addition to the backyard.

Just a little afternoon croquet on the lawn

Just a little afternoon croquet on the lawn, but that grass looks appallingly long for a decent game.


Galena is the principle ore of lead, and forms glistening silver cubes with almost unnaturally perfect shapes. Although lead is normally extremely flexible, the sulfur content of galena makes it extraordinarily brittle and reactive to chemical treatment.