As I have said many times on this blog , I LOVE old houses. It was not in the cards for me to have one when we moved to the Pacific NW. I fell in love with this house because when I saw the plans , I said to the SBA, "That house could be in Vermont, that's the one I want!" It took a bit longer to convince him. One thing I don't like is that we have a front load attached garage. I read somewhere that vines automatically add years to the appearance of a house. So I went about planting vines!!! The SBA built a great arbor over the garage and we planted two different vines. On one side we have an akebia quinata"Shirobana". If the winter isn't too bad , it stays green. On the other side, we planted a Chinese Wisteria. It has not bloomed till this year. I'm so thrilled and I just love the way the vines have improved this garage!!!
When we had to pick out lighting, I had to order these onion -like lamps from the East. I love the way the vine twists around the lamp.
The beautiful Wisteria.
Thanks again for taking a look. "Penny America" is coming along nicely. I'll have it done even before I see the Dr. about my hand on Mon. At least that will be done before the carpel tunnel surgery!!