Thursday, June 27, 2013

Scallopy Bits

I am so lucky to be married to a man who can take my visions and create them for wood.

So, we have scallops on the outside of the house up in the pointy parts of the roof.  (You would think I would know what these parts are called after all this house building time, wouldn't you?  But, I don't.)
I love the cottage-y look it lends.  Definite cute factor.

Wanting to carry that cute on down closer, I dreamed up window trim with scallops and my little husband made them for me...and painted them and put them up and caulked them.  Yep.  He's that kind of guy!

Have a look...

Hey, you can see my back door....lovely green.

He was pretty proud of himself!

Then it was time to move on to the front door trim.  It needed an extra piece to tie it to the door style....see the dental (how do you spell that word for this meaning?)  molding piece?
Everything else matches the window trim.

Happy camper.
Pretty door.  See the same dental molding under the glass?

And to carry the theme a little bit farther....

...scallopy trim around the garden bed.  Can't plant too much yet, because we still have to get in there to do corner trim and battens.
Have not figured out how to keep grass from growing up close to things yet.  I want to be able to mow close enough to take care of all the grass, but I can't get in there even with the push mower.  Ideas?

West Virginia just celebrated our sesquicentennial and our community chorus dressed in period clothes to sing.  I borrowed mine from a Civil War reenactor friend.  It was hotter than the dickens...whatever they are...but fun!

The house at Shangri La Ti Da is coming along....slow but sure...


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love. love. love! your scallop and dental molding!!! And, the color of your door! Shangri La Ti Da is coming along beautifully. Weed eater for the edging. I like electric, because they are quieter. ;)

You sure look cute in your Civil War get up. I'll bet it was hot, but lots of fun. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

K said...

It is a pure delight to see a guy with a tool belt and an impressive beard making scallops. And they are fabulous!!! Dental in the lintel! Also fabulous. He really is good. And Guy loves those scallops at the top of the house and would love to do it with our cedar under the peaks. As far as the grass goes, I know what you mean. You could get a sod cutter and remove a border of some six inches, then sink edge metal down, like an underground curtain that will block roots, till its edge reaches ground level and fill the border with some kind of landscape material. But life will struggle against edges always.

It all looks wonderful, and will come together into a home very soon - when you've got all the furniture in and dishes in the sink. Already a home because of your love and the shared life that built it.

Donna said...

Weed eater...I was hoping for something a lot less work! :-)

Donna said...

Kristen, my little husband is quite impressive with his skills!
Even an English garden has to have some sort of boundaries, right?
I will nest in this place and hope that it is my final nest to make...

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I knew I had commented here! LOL! After you had asked if I had seen your hubby's craftsmanship, I thought maybe I hadn't hit the publish button. YES, I could use his help with the Old Girls!! =) blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Donna said...

Duh....wakey wakey brain!

W-S Wanderings said...

Scallops! I LOVE them, you two clever homebuilders! Such inspired workmanship. And inspiring. And a green door! I wish we were building our homes closer together, you know? Kindred homebuilding spirits. The stories we would have to share!