Wednesday, June 29, 2011

~ 4th Of July Celebration ~

With the 4th of July right around the corner, I wanted to take our
 celebration outside on the front porch.

Coca Cola bottles are vintage, small glasses are from
 Walmart many years ago.

Star stamped coasters graced the table.
After taking the pictures I didn't care for them.
Do you ever do that? Get a tablescape
finished, take pictures and then change
your mind completely?

Cream pitcher filled with daisies and picks to mimic sparklers is used for the centerpiece.

Square plates take the place of the navy star stamped coasters.
The statement they make is remarkable.

Changing out the small green Coca Cola glasses for the clear with
 Red lettering helps the table to flow more easily.

Hooray For the Red White and Blue !

What are your plans for the 4th?

Are you having a big celebration?
Will sparklers be lighting up your evening?

I'm sure cool refreshments will be on the menu.

Maybe even a slice or two of watermelon.


I hope you enjoy the rest of the wonderful
tablescapes hosted by Susan. I hope
all of you have a beautifully fun filled
and safe 4th of July Weekend.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

~ Yard Art ~

Happy Wednesday everyone! This week has flown by, they say the older we get the faster they go. I'm finding that to be true more and more.
Outside the shop sits a bicycle I purchased almost 8 years ago. The fading patina adds to the whimsy of the yard art scattered here and there. I've had trouble keeping anything alive in the 3 pots to the backside of the bicycle, so this Spring after spraying the pots black I thought I would try ground cover. Goodness knows I have a few areas where the ground cover is really taking over. I pulled "tons" of it up. You can see it is thriving. Score!

You know I love dishes, when I spotted this darling teacup on a stand I knew I could use it outside in the yard some where. I believe it's meant to hold water or birdseed, I just enjoy it's whimsy.
Weathered   :-))
Everyone needs a rooster to wake them each morning right? Well, I wouldn't go that far, at least I can look at this one and smile.
With rust  starting to take over, showing  it's age only adds to his character.

Many years ago when the daughter was still at home we painted a lot of ceramic pieces. This little guy resides under the wheelbarrow, semi sheltered from the blistering sun.

A weathered and aged bee hive.

While doing all the clean up earlier this spring, you can go here to see all of that, I added 3 Hostas to this end of the planter box. Once the Hostas grow and fill in this area will be more lucsious looking.

Another view...
A bit more whimsy.....


I hope you can find a bit of fun and whimsy in your yard today.

Monday, June 27, 2011

~ Front Porch Living ~

Each evening you'll find me here on the front porch. The front porch is 68' long by 10' wide, that's a lot of decorating area. I'll share with you just a couple of those today.  Even though the temperatures in our area can top 100 the candles hold up well. I usually replace them every couple of years. The bakers rack I've had for years, it's held up well through all the outside elements.
Mr. P. brought in the old table one day and said, "I know you can do something with this thing". I knew right away with a fresh coat of white paint it would be perfect for the front porch.

I'm so glad to have had you join me on the front porch today.