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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Va artists

While touring around the town of Clarkesville VA . seeing the lovely homes,  we decided to stop at Lakeside Cottage.   Beautiful  Victorian with cozy wicker seating on porch.  Lovely grounds and plantings.
Inside was a treat.  We purchased several Christmas gifts, happy about that as that is 3 I can mark off of my list.

The artists who live here came out to greet us and a very nice couple.  I will show you a few pieces we purchased at the end of this post

This tree is in the front yard of the cottage

I haven't heard of a hackberry before.

Little pots of plants tucked here and there
The roses above were a purple and reddish color.  Very deep and rich color.

Here below are a sampling of homes in the area
I didn't get to see enough of the lovely old homes in the area,  will next time.
This one for sale in town,  an acreage but not sure how much.

Everywhere I looked , there was something that caught my eye.
How come I cannot get my roses to look like this?

As we were driving by I noticed the stone wall with plantings in front of the property in town.

Now for the art.  Steve liked this Carving in optical grade acrylic of maple leaves.   Mr. Hall mixes his own colors for his art pieces

He gave us a demonstration of how he carves each piece.  I could watch as long as he could carve, so interesting.
Intricate pieces

each one gift boxed with authenticity info.  check out the website for more photos of his collections
I am sharing with Common Ground's -Be inspired Friday
A picture of the Christmas cards painted by Mrs. Hall -click here
Happy Friday


  1. Betsy, what a beautiful little town. There was a shop in Oregon that I loved that looked just like this little one. Last time we were there it was no longer. Sad. Beautiful old houses and lovely art. I just love that yellow house with the overgrown garden. It reminds me of a meadow..Happy Thursday..Judy

  2. gorgeous blooms. i really enjoy the yellow house. ( :

  3. You always visit the neatest places. That shop is adorable and those homes are wonderful!


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