Thursday, July 14, 2011

When A Window Becomes A Door


The engraved invitation to Tea arrived last winter.  Didn't know her but you know I wasn't going to miss fresh tea & homemade cookies & sandwiches.  What's not to love about a crowd of ladies?

 I sat in her kitchen, above, and said the baywindow should become a French door and the deck should be extended to include it.  Of course I proceeded to point out why her existing backdoor did not work functionally or aesthetically.
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You would have thought White Lightening was in my tea.  Horrified in hindsight, at my conversation, at the time it was normal Tara Talk.
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Did I mention the bit about property value?  Flow?  Feng shui?  Removing her valences?  It would really open up the view.  You are wasting your lake view.
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Upon leaving I said her frontdoor needed replacing; why & what should replace it and the color needed changing.
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Cannot believe I'm telling you all of this.  Indeed it's a true story.
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The new frontdoor has arrived, it's on its side in her garage.  Awaiting installation.  And we're changing the direction the door opens into the foyer along with the color.
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She loves to cook & always sends me home with homemade delights.
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Garden & Be Well,                XO Tara
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Same garden as yesterday's post.  Can't wait to show you the perennial garden she created.  But, of course, the new deck must have steps leading from its side into her fabulous perennial garden room.

7 comments:

Desert Dweller said...

I also would not need "white lightning / TN moonshine" to state such things! (had the real thing from wife's friends' racing buddies - really good, I must say) Sounds like a nice time and even nicer, a receptive client.

Carlie said...

Wanna come have tea at my place? Golly. I could use an impromptu consult like that.

Cozy Little House said...

I sure have to watch myself. Slips out before I even realize it!
Brenda

Linda in AZ * said...

* Hi, Tara~ I can't get the ANSWER to a question... ANYWHERE! Since I consider you the GURU of gardens, do you think you can you help?

We live in the Tucson area (up in the hills, where it's a bit cooler than in the actual Tucson "proper")... I'd SOOOO like to have some Wisteria vines... BUUUT, would they even GROW/make it? (Since I've never seen them for sale here, I would guess "no", BUT, if there's a WILL (on my pafrt)... is there possibly a WAY somewhere? Bouganvillas are terriffic but that is always a "hit n' miss" deal around here!

MANNNNY, MANNNY thanks, whether or not you can advise me! *I am DYING for more COLOR outside!!!)...

Tnx again,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

penelopebianchi said...

All she did was ask you to tea?
Holy Cow! You are so much like me......it is scary!

People have been paying my for my opinion for so many years....(41) that I assume everyone wants it!
So I just forge ahead and give it!

Fabulous..of you....and lucky her!

Brilliant.......I am sure!!!

penelopebianchi said...

All she did was ask you to tea?
Holy Cow! You are so much like me......it is scary!

People have been paying my for my opinion for so many years....(41) that I assume everyone wants it!
So I just forge ahead and give it!

Fabulous..of you....and lucky her!

Brilliant.......I am sure!!!

Divine Theatre said...

Tea and trumpets...