Monday, August 29, 2011

Lighting in the Garden

Our Friend Jenn from Arcadian Lighting Blog has agreed to do a guest post about "Lighting in the Garden" of my favorite subjects.

Hi all! I’m Jennifer and I write for Arcadian Lighting, a site that chronicles the work of top interior designers and lighting trends around the world. I've been writing about home decor since graduating university and have loved it ever since. I'm addicted to patterned fabrics, Jonathan Adler, chaise lounges, old doors, milk glass jars, antiques, and chandeliers. Small Holdings Farm gives me tons of inspiration when it comes to gardening and home decor, and I feel honoured to be guest posting about lighting in the garden.

Outdoor lighting can completely transform a garden space - it can be used to add dimension, highlight specific features, and provide overall ambience. Outdoor lanterns, pendant lights and even lamps are all great options for lighting in the garden, and here's how to optimize their effects.

 Certified Lighting via

Solar-powered dome-shaped planters that light up are not only visually appealing but they also pull double-duty as mod vessels in the garden.

Ornamental danglers via
Rehearsal Dinner Guide:
Hanging lanterns always look striking outdoors - when strung from the branches of a stately tree by thick strands of ribbon they become dreamy. via

Create pretty DIY outdoor lighting with mason jars - fill with an inch of sand and drop small tea lights in. Secure to a fence and illuminate the yard in soft candlelight.

Pottery Barn via

Today there's a wide choice of fun lights on strings that mimic everything from mini outdoor lanterns to wire birds. They can be hung in trees, along fences or around a patio. via

Who knew a lamp in a garden could look so good? Available as floor models as well as table lamps, they really bring the feel of the indoors out.

Erinn V Style via

Oversized hanging paper lanterns create soothing ambient light for a casual dinner party or even just simply lounging around the garden. via

Individual light fixtures, such as these downsized lanterns, are subtle and understated, the perfect addition to a more modest setting.

Sensible Solar Power via

Outdoor spotlights can be used to accentuate tall trees and architectural details like stone walls, while a well-lit front entrance is both eye-catching as well as safe.

Content provided by Arcadian Lighting, a site that specializes in top quality lighting fixtures at extremely affordable prices. If you like this post, be sure to stop by the Arcadian home
decor blog and let us know you saw us here!
Thank you Jenn for the wonderful and inspired post....Sherron

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Our Summer Barn Opening is Around the Corner

Friday Only   August 26th   10am - 3pm

Free Gift with Every Purchase....
From our Bath & Body Department
We appreciate your business and would like to thank 
all our customers for their continued loyalty. 
 As a special "Thank You" , you may choose a 
Free Bath & Body product with your purchase!
The Barn is Filled with New & Interesting Merchandise
Take a Peek Below
Decorator Items -  Odd & Unusual - Our Specialty
Painted Furniture - Original Paint & Painted by ME

Many Varieties of Vintage Glass Jars, Bottles & Jugs
Garden Decor, Planters, Rusty Metal etc....all things to make your Garden Beautiful
Garden Carts, Wagons & Wheel Barrows
Planters, Bird Baths & Feeders, Garden Benches, Adirondack Chairs etc.
Many Sizes and Varieties of Vintage Signs....Wood and Metal
Our New Summer Scents - Small Holdings Farm 100% Soy Hand Poured Candles
Come on Down and Visit Us ....
We will be serving Cookies & Punch 
Throughout the Day!
Looking Forward to Seeing You.....Sherron
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Monday, August 8, 2011

A Sweet Little Boys Sailing Essay

I just had to share this sweet essay with you!
My friends 9 year old grandson needed to write an essay for a sailing contest at the Breakwater Yacht Club
He did end up winning one of the 5 prizes for 
1 week of free sailing lessons.
 This is what he wrote
Dear Breakwater Yacht Club:  My name is Sam & I live in Southampton.  Before I could even swim my Gram would take me to Sebonic Inlet & we would spend the day.  Quite often we would "ride the tide"
We would also just bob around on a boogie board for hours.  I remember I was afraid of the seaweed, as we floated along.  Gram told me it was Mermaid hair and so then it became fun to find different "hair" colors.  The first time I saw Periwinkles it was there as we walked along the dock searching for crabs.  We watched the motorboats, kayaks and sailboats go by and so I have always enjoyed the water.  My Mom is a gardener and traded her work for a 32' sailboat that is up on blocks in our yard.  I was given a small sailboat by one of her friends and I would like to learn to sail it.  This past winter I went with my Mom to Boating Safety.  
I was not old enough to be certified but the instructor said next year I could be her assistant & take the tests, too.  A local fisherman often takes me fishing and I have been scalloping and crabbing. 
Please consider me for one of the scholarships as I know the water will be a lifetime love for me and it will be so helpful and fun, too.  Thank you for offering this program
Sincerely, Sam ------

A Little Boys Sweet Essay

I just thought this essay was so adorable I had to share it