Liz took them when she visited me on Sunday. Her admiring comments about my home made me see it in a more positive light, I have to admit.
Liz wrote: "It was a fun visit, Jeanne! I'm still in awe of how lovely you've made your apartment at the manor. It's so homey and cheery and personal, with the window garden, all the family heirlooms, the special things you've made and collected and saved over the years. It was so pleasant to hang out and talk to you and enjoy the fountain & tree outside ass well as all the interting things inside. Thanks so much!"
My apartment is full without looking crammed. The things I brought from my house include my great-grandmother's brass bed (mine since I was 8 or 10), the oak desk from my bedroom, the small couch and round wicker table from my living room, paintings and photos, and even some plants from my garden at the house. Also my house plants.
During the good weather, I have the houseplants on the inside window sill and the other plants--pansies, strawberries, fuschia, and more--on the ledge outside. I'm buying a cherry tomato plant this weekend at the Manor's annual sale of tomato plants. Note that my rubber plant spans the inside/outside of this window garden.