Friday, October 30, 2009

We Have Really Pulled Out "The Creative Big Guns!!"...

****These are the Before pictures!!!!
To what you may ask???? Come and see!

My Invitation to YOU:

Come and join Me At the Cancer Society's Christmas Fantasy House!

This post Below appeared in the newsletter of Interior Designer Aga Artka! Who has asked US to join her on this Wonderful & Exciting project!....

The "US" is my SUPER talented Designer Sister Tanya Mumper!!!!

( Yes, the artsy streak runs in the family!)

& we are both in this... up to our glittered necks!!!

Having pulled out the "Big Guns" ( Per say) That means we have really dug deep in our Designer Minds and are creating a Fantastic Space of Christmas Nature Wonderland!! WOW WOW WOW! I even impressed Myself! Ha ha The entire neighborhood is Fantastic! And this home is a showcase!

It is definitely worth the field trip!-------->

FUTURE EVENT!!!!!!!!


Aga Artka Interior Design was recently asked to participate in this year's Christmas Fantasy House. Organized by the American Cancer Society, this annual event brings local designers and decorators together to transform an already beautiful houseinto A Winter Wonderland dream. Driven by the inner need to reduce, reuse and recycle, and inspired by the simplicity and originality of the Scandinavian culture and design, I am going to transform the ordinary library into unique and unexpected Winter Wilderness. With the help of a talented and passionate garden & floral designer, Vanessa Johanning, I hope to create a space long to be remembered. This is what the space looks now. What will it look like after we get done with it? Come see for yourself! The house opens for touring on Saturday Nov 7th at 10am. The address can be found on the event website.www.christmasfantasyhouse.com

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A new Season, A new attitude! ........

In case you might not know what I fill my 15 hour days with...
WOW!! it was a great Summer... Being a professional Gardener,,, I literally planted over 4000 plants! and thousands of bulbs! at least 100 shrubs...Whew!
( No, not ALL in my own gardens! Silly!Ha Ha )
I am so happy to have created so many new spaces for the little flowers to grow and flourish! This summer I have worked with some amazing people who have allowed me the freedom to sprinkle some of the Sparkles of my Passion in their LIVES & Property ...!!
I'm so blessed to be able to Dig out and carve a space ... that will become a destination
or even a small pleasure in their Lives! Creating something from nothing, and Poof!... its a garden! ....It doesn't really work like that, ( a lot of sore muscles are involved! )
But it never fails to give me such an absolute thrill! There it is: A place to sit and enjoy the Blossoms, bulbs, Birds, the butterflies,... the hummers...LIFE!!
Whew! It was a wild ride, and I cant believe how fast it went! A lot of giggles, sweat, and backaches... But well worth the effort!
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Hundreds of photos were taken of the new gardens...with the promise to myself to ponder over each one in the future days when the winter snow is blowing outside ...
To add them to this Blog so I can visit them all...remembering the warm sun on my neck, the breeze singing in the trees...
And perhaps help in my survival of the cruel winter that is to come.... ( can you tell I hate the COLD!!!)
Stay tuned!
Love,
Vanessa
Here are some of the photos just from today....
Good bye summer.... Keep your paths open! We'll be waiting for you!