Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Speaking Words of Wisdom

Henri and I had such a fun and exciting day today.  We met yet another blog friend in person.  But before I tell you about it, here is a little peek at one of the shelves in my new tiny backyard greenhouse that Henri recently bought for me after we sold our lobster boat Fearless.  I found this vintage planter at a thrift shop and immediately knew I wanted her in my new greenhouse, planted with a little rosemary, of course. 



Here's another peek of some more of my greenhouse that I've been busy filling with edible plants.  It's fast becoming my own little playhouse too, as I could not resist even adding a little bistro set in there! 



More later on the rest of my greenhouse.  But now, let me tell you who we met today.   None other than the very lovely Sharon Lovejoy, award-winning author, illustrator, lecturer and gardening expert who just happens to summer right here in Maine! And who gave a lecture today at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine that we attended.  Here's a shot of us together.


And there's more!  Sharon, who I first became acquainted with through her incredible blog,  asked us if we wanted to join her and her husband Jeff for lunch and a visit to a local flower and garden shop that she had been meaning to visit. 


I cannot do this place justice with the photos I took today, so I will just show some little snippets that I took while we were there.  To immerse yourself in the complete yumminess of this place go here!   Here's a peek at the amazing succulents that were growing in the flower boxes before you stepped inside. 



And here is the owner, Susan Keating, who I also had the pleasure of meeting.   This will be my new favorite place to go, and I can't believe I've never stopped in here before this!



Susan said they change up the displays in here frequently, which just boggles my mind as I found so much inspiration in here that I can hardly wait to come back! 




So as you can imagine,  my day was pretty awesome.  I didn't even get a chance to get any pictures of the place we had lunch at in Blue Hill, but take my word, we had a lovely, lovely day with Sharon and Jeff. 


I'm going to savor the events of this day for a long time to come.  Thank you so much Sharon, your passion for gardening is pretty darn infectious and I for one believe I have just come down with an incredible fever!

18 comments:

Teri said...

What a fun day! And I really like what you're doing with your greenhouse. You leave touches of loveliness everywhere.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

What a wonderful day!!! You are so creative and clever with your greenhouse - I love the planter. You are such a cheering influence!!! Thank you - I needed this today, very much!!!

Snappy Di said...

I'm going to go visit her blog.. Oh, and LOVE the succulents!!

SprinkleBakes said...

Your greenhouse decor is beautiful!

Samantha said...

That shop is gorgeous! Sounds like a perfect day.

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow! Not only did you get to meet Sharon Lovejoy (I read her blog too), but you found a lovely new place to shop, and you have an amazing greenhouse! Now that's what I call living the good life!

Kat :)

jennyfreckles said...

I don't know anyone else who has a chandelier in their greenhouse! You are one amazing lady, Lili. Glad you had such a lovely day with your friends.

Kelly said...

Beautiful pictures! I just love the sweet peas. I think they along with peonys are my favorite.

Rain said...

OK Lili-please where is the Sweet Pea shop-is it in Surry-there was a nice little shop there I visited years ago-I need to go back! Lovely visit you had-what a great day!! Is your greenhouse going to be habitable year round-cause that would be quite terrific come Feb-March here in Maine!!~~Rain
P.S. Not to say it isn't wonderful right now-a tiny piece of heaven!!

Linda said...

What a fun day! Nothing like flowers and friends with some fun tossed in too! Good luck with your new greenhouse, talk about natural light! Good luck!

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Lee said...

FUN!! Love days like that.

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

lili...you are as beautiful as any of the flowers. i love your garden/play house! xo, mickey

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Maybe even someone like me (not a green thumb person at all... and never having any flowers in my home) could catch that fever after exposure to such a lovely store!! I am taking delight though in "my husband" rose bush!

Crown of Beauty said...

Happy 28th Anniversary to you and Lili. I didn't get to read your anniversary post until now, but anyway the greetings I send your way are heartfelt.

I don't know why I didn't discover your blog sooner. It is so beautiful, with all the good pictures, and the words just right.

Thank you so much for your stories, Lili. They are such a delight to read. I have added your blog to a special section in my blog sidebar.

Lidj

Crown of Beauty said...

So sorry for the typographical error, I meant to say, Happy 28th anniversary to you and Henri.

Blessings come your way...

Lidj

Gretchen said...

Your greenhouse is wonderful! I love the chandelier affect!! The flower shop looks irresistible.

Country Girl said...

Wow! Color me extremely jealous now. Cool place in Blue Hill.