Spring Fling!

Selena Head Shot - 2014 IMG_3817The Secret Innkeeper

Selena Einwechter is the owner/proprietor of Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill in Mills River, NC.  She is living proof that dreams do come true, and while her story is inspiring, it’s the genuine warmth and passion igniting her dream every day that makes you want to check in to the B&B and “do as much or as little as you like” during your visit.

This month I’m featuring Selena because she and I share a love of the outdoors and gardening.  As you step into the window of Burlap &  Lace (located in Main Street Market in Brevard, NC), look for the book featured above.  It is a well- written story by Teresa Hall, local author and illustrator, capturing the fun behind the dream of Tiffany Hill.  You can meet Tuxedo, the subject of  Teresa’s book, at The Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill  –  located just 15 minutes from downtown Brevard and 20 minutes from the Asheville Airport.  What a perfect spot for your next vacation or family gathering!   Check out Selena’s website at http://www.BbonTiffanyHill.com for more information.

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As you step into the window of Burlap & Lace, my hope is that you will feel instantly transposed into a fragrant garden of delight.  Not only do the fresh flowers awaken your senses, but your imagination will want to linger over the inspiring ideas of how to transpose your own personal garden space into one of intrigue and beauty.

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Never thought you’d see a croquet set in a garden?  Well how about placing it at the garden’s edge for a little afternoon fun with the family after planting in the hot sun?  Imagine the sips of lemonade as you frolic over the grounds of your yard, letting the summer breezes stir your sense of joy and playfulness as if childhood has reclaimed you.

IMG_3823You will find treasures awaiting you in the form of baskets, yard art and metal chalkboard signs for display along your garden paths.

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Don’t forget to peek inside this antique trunk for more garden fun!  And go ahead and pull down the trunk’s lid to take a look at it’s rounded top….it’s a beauty for sure!  Add this piece in a bedroom or living area as an eye opener and conversation piece.  It’s deep enough to hold your winter throws and blankets as well.

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If you’re a bird lover, then please don’t overlook these hand-crafted blue bird houses, made specifically for Burlap & Lace by my retired father from Charlotte, NC.  Each one has hanging instructions inside, and guarantees that bluebirds find their way to your home!

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This red metal stool is a favorite of mine as well.  Imagine it perched in your garden with a clay pot of geraniums atop it.  I love splashes of yard art mixed in to my garden adding interest and a pop of color before the flowers actually nestle in around the pieces.  All the hand painted signs are protected with a clear coat should you desire to hang them outdoors or inside.

Featured also this month are furniture pieces to use either in or out…like the table underneath the metal chair.  It adds the perfect rustic look to a porch or garden setting.  Look for other pieces of interest this month such as the bookcase below.

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There is no such thing as a “display piece” in my booth!  Every piece is for sale….imagine the uses!  This bookcase actually can be used to top a hall table and could easily display your own dishes (as on the top shelf) or can add space to your garden table to hold your pots and plants (as seen on the second shelf).  Obviously, it stands alone just beautifully and can be added to a porch or to any room of your home.

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Don’t overlook metal buckets holding flowers!  They are priced $12-$18 and include the plants!  What a fun way to “dress up” your garden or porch and you don’t have to worry about over-watering because the buckets hold the extra water!  This distressed table is the perfect combination for a deck space or a corner of your home and would be ideal for holding plants, a lamp or some other artful piece.

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The secret this month is to look high and look low….there are treasures awaiting you in every nook!  Bring your friends and come fling yourself into spring with Burlap & Lace.  See you in the garden….

Connie

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