Rearranging

Hmm…what is this stuff doing sitting out in the yard?
IMG_4626 - Version 2We were able to salvage a couple of the old cabinets from the kitchen demolition so I could put them in the workshop and add some much-needed storage out there.

So, last week, I moved a ton of stuff out of the way and Mike (my lovely builder) did just that.

It took me parts of two days afterwards to get everything stowed away to my satisfaction.

Here’s how it looks now (and please forgive the horrendous photos – the shop is lit with big old fluorescents).

IMG_4686 - Version 2There are the “new” cabinets on the wall.  That’s a wreath I’m working on currently on the big red table.IMG_4689 - Version 2

And, ooh whee, look at all the goodies I stowed inside.IMG_4683 - Version 2

Here is a peek at the old workbench with an army of Santas and other wonderful things on top.  It was fun to have to rearrange everything and it makes me happy to look at all these goodies when I am out there.

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These fellows are smiling away on the top of an old mantel that was salvaged from the basement.IMG_4680 - Version 2

Ho ho ho.

I fear I need an intervention.

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Beautiful Boundaries

A boundary is a line of demarcation and, as such, generally a practicality.  Quite often, however, the practical also has an aesthetic side, taking the sting out of what is essentially a “Do Not Enter” sign.

From the humble picket fence to the grandeur of gilt, all are beautiful boundaries. Please click on each image to see full size (so much better!).

A charming picket fence at Mystic Seaport.

A charming picket fence at Mystic Seaport.

Cemetery plot - Sleepy Hollow, NY

Cemetery plot – Sleepy Hollow, NY

Beautiful garden gate at Agecroft Hall, Richmond, VA

Beautiful garden gate at Agecroft Hall, Richmond, VA

Rose rambling along a picket fence in Wiscasset, ME

Rose rambling along a picket fence in Wiscasset, ME

Mysterious courtyard on the island of Torcello in the Venetian Lagoon

Mysterious courtyard on the island of Torcello in the Venetian Lagoon

Grand boundary surrounding a recumbent maiden - Kykuit estate, Tarrytown, NY

Grand boundary surrounding a recumbent maiden – Kykuit estate, Tarrytown, NY

And finally, the most opulent boundary I have ever seen:

The grandest of all - theentrance to the Palace of Versailles

The grandest of all – the entry gate at the Palace of Versailles


Please be sure to see how others have interpreted this week’s Photo Challenge by going here.