Friday, June 14, 2013

Trumeau on the Porch

Century old teller window, below.  Susanne Hudson saw it differently & made a trumeau.  Placed upside down, mirror installed,  a few inches cut off for scale & equally historic molding applied.


Kimberly Queen fern, below, tolerates blasting sun.  Vintage white baskets, below, $4 total, thrift store.


Faux bois table in the back corner?  Found in junk shop under $10 and it's made of resin.  Sprayed, who knows?
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Garden & Be Well,     XO Tara
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Pics taken earlier this month at my garden, created with Susanne Hudson, at the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival.
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Apologies for  vulgarities about filthy lucre, it's in defense of my profession.  How many more times must I hear, "I can't afford a garden."  Stool, old windows, door etc....were rescued, aka free.
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By good accident Susanne's reflection is in the mirror.

5 comments:

Home and Lifestyle Design said...

I always loved Trumeau mirrors, but after a trip many years ago to the French Quarter, prior to Katrina, I absolutely had to have one, but they were so expensive. After a few years of yapping about it, my husband said he could make me one. I did a post on Trumeau mirrors on my blog some time ago. I love your porch and your custom made Trumeau! Adorable!!!
Thanks, Patty

Lori Buff said...

She's got a very creative eye.

Jennings and Gates said...

How incredibly clever! Thanks for sharing! N.G.

KarenB said...

Hi, I'm a new follower and so happy to have found you. I was hoping you'd post a view of the porch from this angle. You teased us with the view from the outside. Let me just say that those who complain about not being able to afford a garden, have no imagination. That's all it is. This is so lovely. I just want to come visit.

Karen

Merlin said...

Count me in as a Trumeau mirror lover..just got one on e-bay with petit point sail boats. LOVE your porch design...franki