This blog is dedicated to my grandfather, Alvin Van Cleave, and the memory of my grandmother, Joan Van Cleave. They have been the most influential people in my life and I am so proud to share all that I have gained from them here with you.
We are Arianna and Tim Iappini. Named for the arbor we were married under, The Birch Arbor is where we officially became a family. It is special to us for another reason as well, the arbor was built by my grandfather who is an immensely talented woodworker. Many of our woodworking DIY projects will be highlighted on the blog in the future. The arbor itself is now a lovely feature in my garden. My green thumb comes directly from my grandmother, who had me out in the fields with her tending to her many gardens from a very young age. Here we will be sharing many gardening tips, farm-to-table meals, and farmhouse decor ideas.
For more on OUR story, check here. We sincerely hope you enjoy your time here and come back soon for more! Please keep in touch and let us know if there is something you’d like to share with us!