Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Garden Faire

The family went to Garden Faire at Winterthur on Saturday. Winterthur is a Museum/Garden near Wilmington, Delaware which was the home of Henry DuPont, an avid collector and gardener. Garden Faire features incredible vendors, lectures and exhibits, and this was the second year we have gone.

Of course, I just wanted to buy everything. But I used incredible restraint and only got a couple of things. I got this flower pot which is hand thrown (they also had demonstrations) and I just love it. I put fabric in it instead of flowers (big surprise!)
I also got this old metal gate- it will look pretty cool in my garden. Isn't it funny the old rusty things that we find beautiful- I once bought a rusty piece of metal for the garden and my dad offered to paint it for me! When I explained that I like it that way, he didn't get it!

Some photos that my husband took....

My 13 year old daughter took these (I didn't crop or adjust them in anyway). I know I brag about her a lot, but gosh she is talented!

I get so inspired when I am surrounded by beauty- it reminds me that God is the ultimate Creator, and it makes me want to create in my own little way. In using our creative gifts, we truly honor and give glory to Him.

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is Your name in all the earth!
You have set Your glory
above the heavens...

When I consider Your heavens,
the work of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which You have set in place,

What is man that You are mindful of him,
the son of man that You care for him?

You made him ruler over the works of Your hands;
You put everything under his feet:

All flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is Your name in all the earth!

Psalm 8


  1. Your daughter's photos are beautiful. I would be very proud of her also.

    I love your new pot and garden decorations.

  2. Love the metal garden gate. It's my husband who doesn't get the "rust is okay" thing. :-) Lovely post, beautiful photos. Your daughter really has an "eye" for a good photo!!

  3. Yes, He is majestic! His "wonders" never cease!! I went to "Longwood Gardens" in August and so I was able to see a lot of the different plants and colors God designed! Beautiful!

  4. All the photos are beautiful. God has a great imagination.

  5. Wow Jacquelynne,
    Your daughter is talented...She should make cards from those photos! Amazing~!

  6. I am so impressed with your website...its so interesting.. I am pursuing around,..beautiful things! great mission!

    Hope you like the brussels sprouts. I had always hated them until this recipe...the lemon and shallots pair perfectly!

  7. Very, very nice.

    I love the pottery!

    Your daughter's photos are great!

    My 13 year old loves to take pictures and I think she does well too.

    Becky K.

  8. Beautiful Photos! And I LoVe your blog. ooxx`jodi

  9. She has an eye for beauty just like her Mom. What a fun trip!



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