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Re: The Garden Book Club

I love that mix and match look!
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becke_davis wrote:
I love that mix and match look!

 

This reminds me of dinnerware I used to make.  I'd make a set of 6, everything match, precisely.  Then at a sale, someone would want to break the sets up...I'd sell them whatever they wanted.  In the end I ended up with a lot of odd pieces, nothing matched.  I went to lunch at a friends house, and she served everyone on miss-matched plates...she did it on purpose, liking the randomness of it with the eclectic look.  So, from then on I don't mind serving friends and family with odd pieces of dinnerware that I've made.  It's kind of fun, making everyone feel special.  :smileyhappy:
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I love that idea, Kathy! My sister-in-law collects Fiestaware, and I always think it's fun the way all of her table settings are a mix and match of colors.

 

Can you post pictures of the pieces you made? You do such beautiful work!

 

I know these books aren't garden topics, but they relate to what I was thinking of when I posted the pictures:

 

Shabby Chic   Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting and Decorating Guide   Junk Beautiful Outdoor Edition  Creating Outdoor Rooms   The Outdoor Living Room   Outdoor Rooms   Outdoor Spaces (Design Is in the Details Series)   Victoria The Essential Tea Companion  

 

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I wish I could.  I can send pictures to people, even though it takes forever on my dial-up, but I can't figure out how to get pictures to here, on B&N.  I'm still figuring out facebook.  Maybe once I get something posted there, you'll be able to see my stuff then.  I don't even have a picture of me up, yet!  I may have to put pictures on a disc, and take it to my daughter's work, and have her upload it to facebook for me.  All of my dinnerware pictures were taken with a conventional camera, and I've got a photo album of all of my work.  The things I've made over the last two years, were taken with a digital, and are in my computer.  I'll send you a really cool picture I took of Gnorme, beside a lit candle....that was the only lighting.....really weird!


becke_davis wrote:

I love that idea, Kathy! My sister-in-law collects Fiestaware, and I always think it's fun the way all of her table settings are a mix and match of colors.

 

Can you post pictures of the pieces you made? You do such beautiful work!

 

 

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Just put together a website, since a couple people have asked for my contact information, etc. Right now there is a sort of holding pattern at my domain, www.beckedavis.com. The website can be viewed here right now: http://site.beckedavis.com/

 

but within a day or two it should replace the holding pattern. Assuming I set it up right, that is.

 

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It seems more of an advert for B&N than for your goodself Becke.  We are lucky indeed to have such an experienced gardener here and I salute your many achievements!:smileyhappy:

 

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Sometimes I find I can just copy andf paste pics from images on the web, as with the bouquet for Becke.  Why don't you do what I have done Kathy and set up a http://www.photobox.co.uk/ or http://www.webshots.com/ picture gallery that we can all link into via a password?  I would just love to see your work on an ongoing basis. 

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I wish I could.  I can send pictures to people, even though it takes forever on my dial-up, but I can't figure out how to get pictures to here, on B&N.  I'm still figuring out facebook.  Maybe once I get something posted there, you'll be able to see my stuff then.  I don't even have a picture of me up, yet!  I may have to put pictures on a disc, and take it to my daughter's work, and have her upload it to facebook for me.  All of my dinnerware pictures were taken with a conventional camera, and I've got a photo album of all of my work.  The things I've made over the last two years, were taken with a digital, and are in my computer.  I'll send you a really cool picture I took of Gnorme, beside a lit candle....that was the only lighting.....really weird!


becke_davis wrote:

I love that idea, Kathy! My sister-in-law collects Fiestaware, and I always think it's fun the way all of her table settings are a mix and match of colors.

 

Can you post pictures of the pieces you made? You do such beautiful work!

 

 


 

 

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When my four kids were young and refusing to help with the washing up, I bought a set of 'Harlequin' dishes in five colours and made everyone responsible for washing up their own dishes.  I then bought five sets of different coloured bed linen and made them responsible for making their own beds.  Pretty well everything in the house became colour-coded and it made for far less quarrels over possessions and who would do what. I was a hard taskmaster:smileyvery-happy:

KathyS wrote:

becke_davis wrote:
I love that mix and match look!

 

This reminds me of dinnerware I used to make.  I'd make a set of 6, everything match, precisely.  Then at a sale, someone would want to break the sets up...I'd sell them whatever they wanted.  In the end I ended up with a lot of odd pieces, nothing matched.  I went to lunch at a friends house, and she served everyone on miss-matched plates...she did it on purpose, liking the randomness of it with the eclectic look.  So, from then on I don't mind serving friends and family with odd pieces of dinnerware that I've made.  It's kind of fun, making everyone feel special.  :smileyhappy:

 

 

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Oh Becke how lovely - thankyou!  Those chair settings reminded me of 4 paintings of furniture I have by an artist whose name I have forgotten. Here is a link to them, password Choisya.

 

http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/209283449

 

 

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Oooh, lovely, Choisya -- Stargazer lilies! They are gorgeous!

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Choisya wrote:

 

When my four kids were young and refusing to help with the washing up, I bought a set of 'Harlequin' dishes in five colours and made everyone responsible for washing up their own dishes.  I then bought five sets of different coloured bed linen and made them responsible for making their own beds.  Pretty well everything in the house became colour-coded and it made for far less quarrels over possessions and who would do what. I was a hard taskmaster:smileyvery-happy:

KathyS wrote:

becke_davis wrote:
I love that mix and match look!

 

This reminds me of dinnerware I used to make.  I'd make a set of 6, everything match, precisely.  Then at a sale, someone would want to break the sets up...I'd sell them whatever they wanted.  In the end I ended up with a lot of odd pieces, nothing matched.  I went to lunch at a friends house, and she served everyone on miss-matched plates...she did it on purpose, liking the randomness of it with the eclectic look.  So, from then on I don't mind serving friends and family with odd pieces of dinnerware that I've made.  It's kind of fun, making everyone feel special.  :smileyhappy:

 What a great idea, Choisya! I'm the oldest of five kids, and got stuck with the washing up quite a bit. I like your idea a lot better!

 


 

 

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Choisya wrote:

Oh Becke how lovely - thankyou!  Those chair settings reminded me of 4 paintings of furniture I have by an artist whose name I have forgotten. Here is a link to them, password Choisya.

 

http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/209283449

 

 

I haven't gone there yet, Choisya -- I'm figuring out how to add photos to the website!
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I'll be at the Mystery Writers' convention, Bouchercon, in Indianapolis for the rest of the week -- I'll have my computer, but I won't be checking in quite as often. I know you all will welcome new visitors and help with questions while I'm gone. I hope some of you will post Thoughts for the Day if I don't get a chance to do that.

 

Have a great week!