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January 4, 2011

Can You See What I See?

My building was built in 1952 and is what I call a box.
Some of the detailing is good, but the architecture is seemingly very plain......
I've done alot with it over the last five years, adding wrought iron railing,
Painting the bull nose brick and wonderful drains on the front.
I've added large planters and light posts.
There is wisteria growing up the trellis at each end in the hopes it will
Soon cover the awning skeleton framework for a more European feel.
I have worked on the back half acre as well, but that has been difficult.
And a very slow process to say the least.
I have known I wanted a pergola since the word go, but didn't know
Quite what style and felt like it was just going to be a wood column structure.
I couldn't quite wrap my head around the wood while I had all the wrought iron
In front.
Can you imagine my delight when I was driving down a street near my Shoppe
And saw that an old, old Motel had redone their motor court and
removed all their matching iron.
I called my sweet man immediately and he said he didn't know if they would work.
I was disappointed and mad at the same time as he wouldn't even listen to my idea.
The very next day I came to work and there they were.
All lined up out back and ready to start the project.
He's a good guy and I'm one happy chi ca.
Can you see what I see here?
These are the columns and there will be a wooden top, of course.
But all looking very French and European in nature.
I'm bringing this building to life one cast off at a time.

It's work, but so worth it.
Thanks for stopping by today....
I love it when you come.


  1. How awesome, Jana! Great idea!

    Can't wait to see the finished project

    Happy 2011!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  2. Oooh. How fun and creative! Looks like a promenade right now. Kudos for making it all look so nice! Happy new year to you and yours. It's going to be fun to see the wisteria come in and watch the ironworks progress. ~ Angela

  3. I see! I see! I see your vision! This is going to be wonderful!


  4. I see a beautiful place for Le' Pre'miere to begin! Wonderful ideas, Jana!


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