Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Also included are a super cute new pair of shoes I found at the super cute shoe shop Switch in the Multnomah Village area. You should really check them out - and they are sooo nice - they even sent me a thank you note for shopping there....hmmmmmmmmm..note to self!
It is going to be an amazing Memorial Day weekend in Portland - mid 80's all three days - amazing! I will be working in my front yard getting ready for a photo shoot next weekend for MIX magazine - their feature - Friday Night Dinner Party - will be about outdoor entertaining and in my garden! YAHOO! I've rounded up a ton of new plants to put in from Xera plants mostly Mediterranean and drought tolerant.
One of my favorite plants going in the ground this weekend is Zauschneria Californica ‘Calistoga’ Zn7b (5º to 10ºF) Here is the description from the nursery: One of the very Best California Fuchsia, this variety may actually be a hybrid. Leaves are thicker than normal and very gray and very wooly. Flowers are the closest to true red that we have ever seen on a Zauschneria (and we’ve seen a LOT). Low spreading plant to only 1’ tall and up to 2’ wide. Blooms begin in late July and continue unabated until early autumn. Full sun, well drained soil. Water during its first season in the ground, after that it should be fine. GREAT ON SLOPES. Hillsides where you find Zauschneria in the wild are where they should be planted in a garden. On an incline they will live for YEARS, on level ground. They can be very temporary. Cut back in mid-spring AFTER all danger of frost has passed.
OK THEN.....that is it for now......have a good weekend!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I forgot to include this chair in my High Point post, but I found it at the BoBo showroom.....all recycled blocks of wood in a very artistic chair......
This beautiful niche was at Bernadette Breu's shop in Portland....lots of cool stuff,always! www.bernadettebreuantiques.com
I love love these yellow french chairs. So cheerful in the garden!
I love this French gnome by Kiss That Frog - we carry to different styles of this little guy - This little display makes me want a cocktail!
Beautiful succulent display in handmade pots - in Seattle at the garden show....
I have this really fabulous client who recently asked me to help her with her outdoor covered patio space. We needed to recover the upholstery on her existing pieces with some fresh outdoor fabrics - we chose from the Suburban Home Collection from Duralee, these two photos are the before....all the furniture has been painted - the color palette is black, red and green. At first, my client was apprehensive about using black - thinking it might be too severe, but I explained that it would anchor the space and make it feel more sophisticated. Now that the space is almost done, she really likes the black... you can see some of the fabric samples on the pieces, but I won't have the after pictures until next week...we just got the cushions back and they look fab! We are waiting for a killer outdoor zebra striped rug and then I will have the complete after effect...stay tuned!
And finally, up close and personal with Miss Stella...tired after a long hard day at doggy day care....all hail the joys of doggy day care! Such a brilliant idea - I wish I would have thought of it...that and the Post-it note.....
Tune in later this week when I will have photos of my back yard remodel - the fence is starting to look amazing!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Hello to all our lovely friends out there! Your very own Digs Inside & Out is featured in the newly released book Crave Portland: The Urban Girl’s Manifesto, from the folks that bring you CRAVE PARTIES!! This I an amazing little book highlighting 125 of the unique women-owned businesses in our area! Stop by the shop to say hello, sip an espresso and check out this "must have" little book for only $19.95. Other city publications include, San Francisco (release date 06/09) Seattle, Austin, Chicago & Toronto. Just grab your city guide and go!
What is CRAVE? A CRAVE Party is an exclusive, festive, glam-gal gathering of fun, entertainment, personal pampering, specialty shopping, sippin' and noshin', and just hanging with the girls. For more information on the parties and upcoming events go to http://www.craveparty.com/. We are so excited to have been asked to participate in this project with some of the most fabulous businesses in this amazing city of ours! We would love to share our excitement with you – we look forward to your visit!
JJ, Arnica and Caitlin at DIGS Inside & Out
You need this book because:
You love quality goods
You expect exceptional services
You want to be pampered
You appreciate attention to detail
You enjoy supporting local, female proprietors
You have absolutely no time to waste
You long to get out and explore the city!
WHAT DO YOU CRAVE?
We had a great time at market - and although attendance was down and not every vendor was having a great time - we sure had a great time! So much to see in such a short time......
These photos are in no particular order. Some stuff I ordered for the shop, other stuff for clients and some things were just too cool and needed to be documented.
Reproduction Loius chairs from BoBo in a beautiful oatmeal linen. So simple and classic.
What a statement! Vintage hay truck wheel as art!
Lastly...I walked into this cake decorating shop - my funny and weird friend Todd thought I should take a cake decorating class with him...it just didn't take - anyhoo......I walked into the shop where you are supposed to buy your 10,000 supplies needed to take the class and I found these freaky little sugar things for the top of your cake and they looked just like my darling Stella....weird!