Saturday, June 09, 2007

A Messy Room Finally Sorted and Herbs....

Wow! I just downloaded these 5 pictures and they came up in quadruples! Very strange doings for blogger.
My girlfriend came over for a nice visit today and we sat outside for a bit in my extrememly all green but growing well garden( I don`t think I planted much that blooms this time of year).... and then came in and had tea and cookies and muffins. She forgot how tall Elvis was and lost 1 muffin and 1 cookie in the first 10 minutes off the table! She`d only walked over to put the kettle on came back and got up again for something else and there you have it. A lovely sweet treat twice over with variety had he, this afternoon. So much for his diet.
I finally carted out and sorted my daughter`s old room. Put the two drapes up a bit differently and layed the one area rug we kept over the carpet. Feels cozy in there now.
The wild looking chair that I call the "Rudolph Valentino" is going to live in Toronto next month. My daughter is moving and needs a bit more furniture. So I offered up that. She`s renting a house at the moment with two other girls that are moving away (one travelling Europe, lucky thing) and she really only owns a bed and dresser so far, and will be having her own little sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom in the apartment of an old house to decorate and fill .
You can partially see one of my favorite pictures on the wall. It was originally just a black and white picture printed off the computer and I coloured it deep rich tones.
It`s called "The Fool" and represents in the world of tarot, the energies of having blind faith and a light heart about things that one might be worried about. It was something I did whilst looking for a job 5 years ago. Gave me some hope and inspiration whenever I looked at it and helped me to remember to have faith.

This is the overflow of all my books and ornaments. The two bookcases cost $50 together and because they`re just that cheap white press board, I painted them brown.
That strange high lump in the corner covered with a beige curtain is 2 huge speakers and a printer LOL They looked even worse without the curtain.

I bought some potting soil and what herbs I could find and stuck them in the two pots that hubby gave me.....
Stuck an "Empress of India" Nasturtium in the middle of each for some colour and because they are a good companion flower to herbs. They get brilliant red flowers. I`d love to grow some herbs in the kitchen over winter but I`m not sure they`ll survive. I`ll try and see what happens. I wanted some more rosemary but can`t find any. I love how they look in clay pots as they get bigger and how one can actually sculpt them.

How do you say herbs? I say it likes it`s written. Makes more sense to me. Herb the man isn`t called Erb and herb the plant sounds funny called erb even though one would say "an erb", I would much rather say "a herb" LOL

Elvis is such a sweet boy. Sweeter today especially after his stolen treats...the naughty thing.

26 comments:

Princess Banter said...

You have a very lovely home. Very cozy indeed :)

Anonymous said...

uuuuuu...I wish I could come over to give Elvis there a few more treats hee! hee!

LAdy Luxie

Nocturnal said...

Nice abode you guys have up there.

Stitchy Fingers said...

I'm interested in knowing more about how you did your painting. Did you just print it onto normal paper? What did you use to colour it?

Do people call herbs 'erbs'? Is it an Ontario thing? :)

Sandy said...

The room looks great and I love the textures and fabrics. I'm partial to zebra type prints. I think its' so warm and inviting looking. Great job tea...Thanks for sharing part of your interior...

sandy

Rauf said...

Thanks T & M

Every one is busy with their gardens, The room looks loveley, so full of life.

Is the tiny painting just above 'blogs I love to vist' done by Dante' Gabriel Rosetti ? Looks like Elizebeth Siddal there.

Rauf said...

got it, its a Waterhouse, John William Waterhouse 'wind swept'

Belizegial said...

Lovely! Long time no see :)

Kahshe Cottager said...

Elvis looks mighhty pleased with himself! He looks like he is just waiting for someone to move ... and a second helping!

The room does indeed look cozy and inviting as does your garden, especially since it comes with Tea, tea and cookies! 8-)

it's the little things... said...

I'm glad you found my blog, and directed me over to yours. I love your decorating, and wish I could talk my daughters into decorating with anything that isn't red, fuschia, or avocado green!

Tricia said...

I'm potting alot here! love the Nasturtium. I have to get myself one!
The rooms look very shabby chic and cosy - good job!

UKBob said...

Hi Tea, your herbs look great. Herbs don't do a lot here in winter, most survive but are like many plants and lay dormant in winter. Oh I love Elvis, he is such a cute guy! Take care, Bob.

Palm Springs Savant said...

hey there...just found your blog for the first time today. Its well done. Elvis is so cute too. Stop by and say hi sometime!

PG said...

Bless the boy, he looks so innocent! I do like Empress of India, such a gorgeous shade, I haven't got any this year but if I grow any flower every year it is some kind of nastursium.
Your home is lovely...

Rowan said...

You've made your daughter's old room look really cozy and comfortable. Your herb pots look good, it was a nice present for DH to get you. I always say herb pronouncing the has do all English people that I've come across. I found it very odd when I heard Americans calling them 'erbs' but I'm used to it now. I think it may be that, like a lot of American pronunciation, it is the original way it was said in Tudor England that went across the Atlantic with the early settlers. You've kept the original and we've changed how we say it over time.

Rowan said...

Forgot to send a big hug to Elvis!!

Janet said...

I always enjoy peeking into your home....you always show such beautiful rooms.

carolyn said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with dogs that snitch the moment your back is turned! BTW the English pronounce herb with an aitch but Americans seem to have a silent h.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

stitchy fingers...

I printed it out on normal large size computer paper and coloured it with artist pencil crayons. (Prismacolor I think they`re called) I think most people here call herbs Herbs but some say erbs.

tea
xo

tash said...

I must admit us Brits do have a giggle when people say "erbs" rather than "herbs" - it sounds so strange! I love my herb-garden, it's full of lavender, sage, bergamot, sweet cicely, fennel (bronze and normal), lovage, oregano, 3 types of sage - regular, purple and tricoloured - lemon thyme, normal thyme, lemon balm, calendula, 2 rosemarys, peppermint and cologne mint, poppies (for their edible seeds) and bits and bobs here and there. I love that they are all useful for different things - fennel seed tea is great for an upset stomach, lavender is soothing and lemon balm is good for headaches!

Beautiful photos :)

Gledwood said...

Hi your house looks wonderful.... I used to be into Tarot ... do you know there used to be a bloke wandering about who looked just like the Tarot Fool... he even had the back of his jogging bottoms hanging open like the fool on my Marseilles Tarot ... O I can't remember what brought me here except to say hi ... did I have any other purpose I don't know ... o yeah I did notice you said you were as old as I feel in your profile but: 207 years old. That would be me!!

Gina E. said...

All the Aussies I know say Herbs with the H...does that mean all the Aussies I know are ignorant too? No - I'm with you on this one, Tea!

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Hi Gina :)

Happy late birthday to you. That little owl is so cute! That`s wonderful that you got together with some bloggy friends.

tea
xo

judypatooote said...

Way to go Elvis....LOL....Max has never been a stealer....but one time a couple of years ago, I made a couple of steaks on the grill, brought them in and put one on my plate, left to get my salad, and looked and max snuck that steak off my plate and was having the time of his life, chewing on the steak....it shocked me.....

I was wondering if it would be ok to use Elvis's picture on one of my note cards that I make? As you know I think Elvis is one of the most unique looking dogs.... Thanks Tea.....

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

judy....... Elvis would be honoured, I`m sure!

tea
xo

Sharm said...

wow !!

it has been changed to better now !!

cool rooms and lovely dog !

Sharm , Egypt