New York City

I could smell it as we turned the corner ... it drew me in ... 
fresh paint on the old iron gates that decorate New York City.

The girls and I spent a quick 2 days in the City and as many times as I have been in that electric city, I have never really SEEN the iron gates as I saw them this weekend.

Something about this trip that made me notice.  
Perhaps the Fresh Paint.
Perhaps the Sunshine.
Perhaps because this trip ... we had no Agenda.
Perhaps I am learning not to have tunnel vision. 

My vision of Iron has evolved.  

The scroll work.

I wonder how many times have these been painted?
And by how many different people?

It took the smell of fresh paint to make me notice.
Little does the owner know what joy his/her labor gave me.

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



Color Infusion!

Thanks so much for hanging with me while I tromped off to NYC for a little ... LOT ... of Inspiration.  BlogFest 2013 hosted by Kravet.  I feel like I have had an IV POUR of inspiration ... and will share it all with you over the next few posts!

In the meantime, here' what really resonated with me while in the City and at BlogFest and at the Kip's Bay Showhouse ...

COLOR is Back in a STATEMENT kind of Way!

On the Street.
In the Stores.
In Design.

Oh Happy Day for Me!!

I hope you will drop back by to see how I was inspired ... and take the ideas Home!



Wisteria Lust!

I took this photo in NYC last summer when Don and I were visiting.  I have Wisteria Lust ... in a really big way.  Three years ago I planted this ... and I have to say, it is growing quite well.  I know, there are naysayers that are not going to approve of my letting it wrap around my deck posts.  But I love it.  and if it decides to get to tight, I will cut it.  But right now I am cheering it on.

Did you know it takes SEVEN years for Wisteria to bloom.  And I just found out I am supposed to be pruning around the leader vine.  The Leader Vine?  I will be working on my pruning techniques this week.  That means whacking off a few to clean it out.  And we will just see what happens!

Hope your week gets off to a great start ... and keep an eye on your Leader Vines!!