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Horse Constellation by Stephie McCarthy

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journal stardate June 2014

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Hello and surprise! … the weather-worn deck at CoralBelle Cottage now has brilliant colors in a few un-trod upon corners (Thompson's Waterseal will go nicely on top) … we do this every once in a while just for fun …

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Boldness in a private space, and random metallic and neon colors are so delightful, I can hardly stop photographing them …

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… ephemeral splashes of color and a chance to unleash an inner Picasso … and it proves the point that everything looks good photographed next to turquoise blue or fairy lights …

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Fancy fresh salad?

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Let's visit the garden, it's June !

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… and it's foxglove season … I'm new to this cottage garden magic, so I am enthralled.

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… and well fed, especially by organic strawberries …

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The strawberries are ripening … inspiring a pair of mini-prints for the etsy shop …
called The Strawberry Fairies … (coming soon!)

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… and an easy oven-dried Strawberry paste will delight any fae-folk or mortal!
Let's make some strawberry paste tonight, want to? (recipe here)

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We never met a strawberry we didn't love … do you agree? A smoothie is so easy.
There's a fun-fizzy version of a healthy smoothie at the bottom of the page too.

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The roses are few but very unique, we think of them as souvenirs from our travels …
Baltimore Belle puts on her show …

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… and damsels come back to visit this little dominion …

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I always I thought I was the type of person who could say, "I've personally never seen fairy folk." But I may have to rethink that.

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Rather than explain, I'll leave it to you to explore your own garden and see if you too don't see your own magical visitors … Two of these were flying in front of me yesterday, then flew off in different directions, as nimble as fish! (this photo is from UKDailyMail)

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The Old House Studio, a jumble of wonderfulness … where the doves greet us from the chimney tops …

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And it's a quick hop to our Etsy shop

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Where you are most welcome to refreshments !
This month we added mini-print SETS for just $3.99 — 
… the perfect size to accent a table, shelf, mantel, or a small accent wall …

CoralBella Birds

MORE COMING, We hope you'll "FAVORITE" us on ETSY!

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While you are here you must meet the fabulous gardeners at Flea Marketing Gardening website and Facebook Page … some of the artwork comes from yours truly, and many other garden artists who craft things in their own spaces and share …

Flea Market Gardening FB

… AND throughout my sister-site where you can visit virtual gardens and galleries to your heart's delight at Flea Market Gardening's whimsical fairy tale world of artists and crafters!

MEET ARTISTS AND GARDENERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
Please say you'll check it out … the site is amazing
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Join us on Facebook where we are over 180,000 strong!

… read about how I design fun banners and my job in Wonderland …

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Is this your first time here? Are you wondering who is Stephie McCarthy?

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… if you are visiting for the 1st time, why not dip your toes in the river for a spell …

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M E E T my darling boys on this country adventure … Patrick, and Rosco …

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… girlfriend Maxie …

Luna

… Luna Bisque which rhymes with tuna fishk …

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… and Margeaux who knows all the secrets …
… and she never tells them!

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Jin-Jinny who came to live with us Christmas 2013

You can read more about me here …

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We all hope you'll share our virtual journey …

Harpers Ferry Episcopal Church

… as we learn about country life … (it's all new to me , pretty much)

Emily and Frank

… and ultra inspirational …

(Upcycled plant markers I designed for Flea Market Gardening)

JOIN STEPH's Newsgroup on Facebook …

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A little more: Get the F R E E Flea Market Gardening Newsletter,
I love it tremendously, and I know you will too! Sign up at the home page.

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Created by Sue Langley, CGO, Chief Gardening Officer

( also Manager & Editor in Chief at Flea Market Gardening and BRILLIANT!)

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… writer, photographer, teacher, speaker, Sue Langley also of

Sierra Foothill Garden

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… her garden girlfriend Maggie:

Some of articles I contributed, and there are many more, especially by Sue!

NEW! Hear Sue Langley talk about Flea Market Gardening on WXTK 95.1 Boston based "Gardenline by C.L Fornari, The Garden Lady; it's a big file, so be patient while it downloads—will open with iTunes

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