Candy for Valentine's Day---eye candy that is

Manufacturers of candy, wine, flowers, cards and jewelry have certainly made sure we all have plenty of items that will guarantee we have a happy and romantic Valentine's Day.  We, however, have chosen to share a little eye candy to enjoy this long holiday weekend.  Let's begin with one of our favorite spots:

Our own backyard.  In light of recent water restrictions placed on homeowners here in California, we have been forced to re-think our home's landscaping and come up with a plan that is drought resistant and attractive at the same time.  We posted about our process and progress and are now enjoying the end product which is a functional and beautiful space.

Drought resistant garden photo by Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA

Drought resistant garden photo by Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA

A beautifully styled room or vignette is always pleasant to look at.  One of our favorite vignettes has to be the way Egg & Dart styled our Rickshaw nightstand with the addition of our dragonfly cabinet knob.  What do you think?

Mahogany nightstand outfitted with dragonfly drawer knob from Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA   Egg&Dart Denver Colorado

Mahogany nightstand outfitted with dragonfly drawer knob from Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA  

Egg&Dart Denver Colorado

El Nino has provided the country with some pretty spectacular weather this year and southern California is no exception.  Recent rains paired with an unexpected heat wave has tricked all the desert wildflowers into thinking spring has arrived and it is time to bloom...several weeks early.

Photo by Fred Melgert via the Ansa Borrego Desert Wildlife blog

Photo by Fred Melgert via the Ansa Borrego Desert Wildlife blog

And our favorite eye candy, our dog Iris.  

Photo by Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA

Photo by Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA


How do you celebrate Valentine's and President's Day weekend?

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