Last summer we started to lay down the foundation for a vintage inspired greenhouse in the garden using repurposed vintage windows and doors. It has been a slow and steady process, as most things in our world are, nothing ever feels rushed or hurried.
Already this wonderful little structure has welcomed new friends near and far (I'll share those photos soon!) but most importantly it has become a space for respite and rejuvenation. For quiet moments to dream and plan not only for the garden where we will eventually be growing our own flowers and then drying them for our everlasting bouquets, but it's serving as a place of solitude where I journal and pen down my thoughts for Adored Vintage and Atelette.
Turn O' The Year
This is the time when bit by bit
The days begin to lengthen sweet
And every minute gained is joy
And love stirs in the heart of a boy.
This is the time the sun, of late
Content to lie abed till eight,
Lifts up betimes his sleepy head
And love stirs in the heart of a maid.
This is the time we dock the night
Of a whole hour of candlelight;
When song of linnet and thrust is heard
And love stirs in the heart of a bird.
This is the time when sword-blades green,
With gold and purple damascene,
Pierce the brown crocus-bed a-row
And love stirs in a heart I know.
- Katharine Tynan c. 1927
The days are lengthening with each passing day and I am so looking forward to sowing so many little flower seeds in the greenhouse which I have now named Lillet. I will share all the flower seedlings I'll be sowing each month, hopefully we can learn and garden together!
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