Today's #PlantSpotlight is the BEE PLANT! aka California Figwort aka Scrophularia californica!
Those these photos are of little seedlings, it can grow quite tall, and has pink/orange/red flowers that attract tiny native Californian bees!
It does well out in the sun or in incomplete shade, and I think it looks quite dandy with its Lacy edges and red stems!
It also has some medicinal properties but I forgot to take a photo of the sign that lists them so I forget what they are besides anti-inflammatory. Still, that's neat!
Have you ever been to a junk store and saw that one thing that really caught your attention no matter how poor the condition Well, this chair did that to me, I go to this one thrift store at least once a month and this chair has been there for 4 months, (no surprise based on how it looks) I really liked it the first time I saw it but was reluctant due to some frame damage but today, I finally had to buy it...it was only $10 and couldn't refuse it any longer. It's not pretty but plan on treating the wood frame like I do minimoog chassis and re upholster the backrest and seat. I didn't really need any more projects but this vintage chair speaks to me and honestly have been needing a nice chair for my room. I'm sure I will have ideas as I move forward with the restore/ customizations.
P.S if any of you out there know anything about this chair's designer, brand, or era I would love to hear it.
#vintagefurniture #antiquechair #vintagemodern #furniture #oldchair #thriftstorefinds #restorations #art #designer #1940s #1950s #1960s #1970s #iloveantiques
Do you hear that Sounds like one of the outside water spigots is open...
Nope, just an unglamorous #restorationsaturdays. I got home from work Thursday night to find the radiator loop that heats the first floor sunroom, breakfast room, and second floor walk-in closet had sprung a major leak. This heating loop had been completely disconnected when we bought the house due to a radiator that froze and burst several years ago. When we bought the house, several rooms which originally had been heated by radiators were being heated by an assortment if natural gas space heaters. We reconnected the original radiators in those rooms and removed all the gas heaters. But on Thursday one of the iron hot water pipes in the crawl space under the sunroom rusted out, and sprung a leak. Thankfully we were able to shut down that loop of the heating system and still keep the radiators going in the other parts of the house while this is getting fixed. Old houses are never dull!
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