by Milton Greene
I read somewhere that when Marilyn Monroe dressed to go out
and as she was leaving she looked in the mirror and the first thing she saw
I love junk
shabby chic too
lots of stuff
I am so seduced by it that I have acquired way too much
822 is just not the kind of house that's suited to that style no matter how I adore it
and Mr. P.V. has to really whoa me back from filling each nook and cranny with some kind of
One thing all this construction and taught me is
I am at the place where I want it all to be "just right"
including the flower beds
so I am willing to sit here and look at it empty for a while until it comes to me...
what needs to go in this space?
a specimen tree?
some kind of statement of art?
The fire pit has been here since before fire pits were cool
it was covered by mounds of Virginia Creeper
does one need a fire pit AND a fireplace?
does this fire pit need to be surrounded with pea gravel or flagstone?
adirondack chairs or vintage wicker?
large sitting rocks?
and now that the fence and gate are
is it ok that this is all there is to it?
is the height and substance enough without massive hardware, finials and fancy corbels?
I'm kind of getting the hang of
finding elegance in
and the imperfect
I really need to look at the before photos more often to
appreciate how empty our palette is now