Thursday, April 30, 2015

Shabby Roses at the Castle Shed

The shabby roses are the arrangement from last Friday evening's dinner party out on the patio in front of the garden shed.

Time flew by so quickly I didn't get a chance to photograph the table before everyone arrived. This was taken on Monday after the party.

Little Mr. Gargoyle has a home, though it may be temporary, I think he needs a partner so each can guard one side.

The chalk board still has the welcome, soon to be erased when I plan another get together.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Aged Copper Finials for Garden Castle Shed

Finally the copper finials were finished and aged. Aren't they great? I love them and so does my little gargoyle.

Here is hubby putting them on and hammering in place.

Now I'm bugging him about the door, isn't that just like a wife? My honey do list never ends.

The turret painting station got a little clean up. I cut and hemmed a piece of canvas drop cloth to fit my work table. The little shelf Jan built for me a few months ago is just right for quarts of paint and mason jars work just fine for brushes and paint sticks.

Last we we added several shelves to the left side. It's filling up fast.

I just "LOVE" how my castle shed is working out.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Scrubbing Potatoes at the Castle Shed

Is that potatoes my guy is scrubbing? We've spent a couple of busy days at the castle shed. While he was scrubbing I was painting our second table and more chairs.

Oh, they are not potatoes! For now the rocks are just arranged abound the base. Later we will set them in mortar.

We're having a small group of friends on Friday so we've been planning the seating for nine. I had hubby bring out the eight foot top we use over our dining room table. Usually I cover it with a table cloth but decided for a casual outdoor dinner I didn't want to use a table cloth. Here it is with a primer coat.

 By the end of the painting session I was turning green.

That's a bright green table! Not sure if it will stay that way but for now I do like it. Will do a reveal in the next post.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Roses and Fairy Doors at the Castle Shed

It's full springtime! We have a couple of rose bushes tucked along the edge of the yard. The yellow rose is so fragrant, they should all be so.

A couple of weeks ago Jan made a large custom order of doors and windows. It was for a lady in Atlanta for a large tree in her front yard and some for gifts. 

They have three coats of UV varnish to be suitable for the outdoors. Above are a few more he made for the Paris Cabinet Etsy shop. The doors for outdoors are thicker and have a sawtooth hanger on the back to hang on a small nail. The shop section where they are available is Here.

My favorite is the lavender door with a touch of shimmering gold on the window, really makes it look like light coming through. Hubby is so talented at painting these incredible little doors.

We have had tea and meals in front of the garden shed and have really enjoyed it.

We still have much to do to finish the garden shed. Oh, it's calling me for tea!

The Paris Cabinet Etsy shop's home page is Here.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Tea with Scones & Lemon Curd

The table and chairs looked so inviting in front of the garden castle shed on Saturday that I decided we should have tea, scones and lemon curd for lunch while there was still shade.

The sheer table cloth has a home in the shed so it's easy to spread it on the purple table and it's all set for a quick tea time.

The lemon curd is home made from earlier in the week, I blended some cream cheese, sour cream and touch of powdered sugar for a little mock Devonshire cream to go along with the currant scones.

The teacups and saucers are perfect for a little Easter weekend tea, sunny yellow with pops of color.

The Myott shield on the back reminds me that we still want to make the Amersfoort city shield for our castle shed.

It's pretty special, here it is on the Koppelpoort, a medieval gate in the Dutch town of Amersfoort.