Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I manicured my trees

Do you manicure your trees? 

When my junk amies and I were in Atlanta last fall, we had the opportunity to meet a guy at one of the many

yardsales we hit who happened to be a designer/buyer for Anthropologie.   After much discussion about

 design and other nonsense, he went on to tell us about a friend of his who is a top notch landscape designer

 in Atlanta.  After touring his Anthro Styled condo (yes, we actually got to tour his condo), he gave us driving

 directions to the other dudes place....he said it was worth seeing.  Thanks David!

Sooooo, we paid him a visit....remember this is in downtown Atlanta and we are driving around to strangers

 house all in the name of gettin a little inspiration....boy did we get some.  This man was phenomenol in his

 landscape design.... here are a few shots

of his home....can't believe I didn't get more. 

The moral of the story is that while there, I noticed all his trees were perfectly manicured.  No jibber jabber

branches growing on the low part of the stems....only limbs on the very ends of each branch.  According to

 him, this way you could see the architecture of the tree.....something I had never thought about before.  So

today, I spent half the day cutting all the jibber jabber off of my river birches....they are prone to jibber

jabber brances.  It looked 110% better when I got finished. 

this is the rubbish from the trees....

And this is the new look....don't the branches look so fresh and clean now

from there, I moved onto my garden right off my back porch....this is my little paradise but since I started the barn sale, I don't have much time to play in it.....I had fun cleaning her up today. 

and then, I hired a little help with the sanding.....good help that is.  It is time to start pumping things out for the Fall Sale.....a little over two months away.....lots of new vendors in the works!

I can't wait to see what my imagination works up for this beauty....I love the modern lines on her.

This little puppy is in rough shape....maybe with a little TLC, she can be mended. 

Still a whole garage and barn full of stuff to do......hope my help doesn't quit me anytime soon!


  1. Oh my, I am so envious of your connections, but so glad that you are good at pruning...I have so much work for you to do! Haha!

  2. We might be able to help . We are the Stockist for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint . No sanding or Priming needed on that rough puppy ..... you might even be able to do it in one coat!

  3. I can't wait to see what all your "junk" pieces end up looking like! :)