Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Neighbors for Cobweb Palace?

And so it has been nearly a month since I was here.  There have been some incredible shifts in altitude thus my nutshell description for that is all I can offer;  Candy Dance Arts and Crafts festival as well as online sales have depleted my handmade inventory, we mourned the passing of my uncle, we got married, I hosted an intimate two day art workshop for two wonderful ladies, I will pause and take a breath here.... 

and so for the last few days I've been back to work in the studio, feeling very grounded, productive and pleased with my post for some of that....Needing a breath of fresh air, I looked outside my door to the east and noticed with much puzzlement, a lovely antique cast iron panel had been installed just this side of the curly willow tree.  The ivy had caught and was beginning to twine around the base.  I gasped, it's so incredibly lovely, the shapes and forms, the rich unfakeable patina, breathtaking and inspirational!

Then something caught my eye and seemed just a bit odd and so I looked further.  No, I am imagining things, it's been a whirlwind here of late.  *blinks hard several times*

Seriously, can you see it???  At the base of my curly willow tree?  Just there through the iron fence panel?

HOMESTEADERS!  I can't believe it!  Turn your back for just a moment and see what happens? 
Well, those old iron hinges are very lovely, and the door is framed by golden moss on one of my very favorite trees.  It's a good, happy tree.
Gosh, I suppose I don't mind so much as long as they're behaved and don't make mischief in my studio.
I wonder who they are??
Yes, I think it will be nice having new neighbors, and I hope their house is as full of flowers as mine. 
 I will leave them some tomorrow....


  1. ...LOVE the entrance to your new neighbors home!! Oh the images a faerie doorway conjures up!! ~ and that irongate...and willow tree, gorgeous! No wonder they moved in!!
    xo, Rosemary

  2. Oh, I wonder if your new neighbors were displaced when the cherry tree came down, and thought they could sneak into their new digs without being noticed!

    One day, you will open that tiny door to find that they are decorating with your shiny jewels, having taken them in the dark of night, but who could blame them?

    Your flowers are wonderful - so full of life and warmth!

    Congratulations and the biggest bear hug to you!

  3. Oh my gosh!!!

    You have been a very busy girl!!!!! Don't forget to take a breath and spend a bit of me time, for a soul can't create if it's not fed with quiet inspiration!

    I too have had to put Deryn's workshop on temporary hold. :( It just seems like it never rains but pores!! And that goes for the good stuff as well as the not good stuff.

    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of Bloglandia. I actually had to declare this a catch up with mail/blog day as I'm so woefully behind!!

    Pattie ;)
    Mazatlan Mx.

  4. As a matter of fact... I do remember and it is good to see you are still kickin :D I do have to tell you though that I too have one of these little doors in my garden and I also have those silly little gnomes everywhere. I tell ya, I think we are soul sisters

  5. wait, What? Married? you whisked past that- give some details!
    and Congrats :D

  6. Ohh, ART WORKSHOP sounds fun : )

  7. What a beautiful blog. I shall be back. I've just popped over to say hello and thank you for becoming a follower of Codlins and Cream.