In May, we spend a fair amount of time peering over our neighbors’ fences to sniff out what’s blooming in their gardens. This week, we took a look at what’s “blooming” in the figurative backyard of our neighbors to the north–and so did the editors over on Remodelista.
Here’s what’s caught our attention:
Above: It’s typical that a hardworking gardener would also know her way around the kitchen. Gardenista’s own Michelle Slatalla addresses her latest kitchen quandary in Domestic Dispatches: The Unused Kitchen.
Above: No garden is complete without a wooden swing–we just declared it so. Find this swing and other treasures in Handmade Kids’ Furniture from Objets Mecaniques in Montreal.
Above: After Alexa’s Steal This Look earlier in the week, we realize anything that holds water can be considered a vase–including a cocktail glass. And we’re currently lusting over a slipcast butter dish that’s described as resembling a seed pod in Organic Porcelain Ware from Montreal.
Above: Read about this muted take on a classic Canadian design in Object Lessons: The Hudson Bay Point Blanket.
Above: We’re accustomed to seeing nubby old tree stumps turned into makeshift stools. But it’s even nicer when our favorite garden seating branches out–and gets a polished edge in 10 Easy Pieces: Block Side Tables.