Friday, July 7, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Welcome Summer, Farewell June!

June seem to pass so quickly.
My patio garden is growing well and I'm enjoy all the colors and fragrances. My seasonal tree for June was not one of my favorites. I was a bit stumped as to what decorations I should use for June.
Mini sunglasses, colorful pinwheels, white butterflies, bunches of Babies breath are the ornaments I used.
I'm open to suggestions for next year my friends,

I'm excited now about decorating for July.

The American flag-like pins wheels are for Flag day in June.
My container garden is thriving!

It's officially July. Off to decorate the tree for the 4th!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Flowers coloring the land

I live in a development of townhouses. Only a few of us plant flowers or adorn the porches with pots of colorful blossoms. Luckily I see a lot more flowers as I drive through the surrounding neighborhoods. Another place I see beautiful gardens is on social media. I have many friends who love to visit botanical gardens and share their experiences and then I also have friends who simple love to grow flowers and share with gorgeous photos.

One of the two Azaleas and a Euonymus planted in our backyard mini garden. They were planted by the former owners, I'm so happy about their choice. Since the size of the allowed in ground garden space is very small we do containers on the deck. I'll share photos next time.
I did add a couple of Evening Primroses. Unfortunately these have all finished blooming for the season. Time for the container garden.
Remember to take time to smell the flowers.

Friday, May 5, 2017

In the Merry, Merry, Month of May...

My seasonal tree for May...
I added ribbons to the top of the tree to reflect a May pole.
I made paper cones filled with silk flowers. I kept the sprigs of babies breath and white butterflies from last month on the tree.

Happy First Pink Saturday In May!
Linking to How Sweet The Sound.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Furniture Painting

I'd like to say that I was at an estate sale or a flea market or yard sale.
I'd like to say that at the sale I found a great piece of furniture, purchased it, and brought it home to refinish.
Alas my life is not that exciting.
The first table below is an inexpensive accent table I had purchased several years ago. The flower effect was not painted on the table it was decoupage paper. The top of the table had sustained some water damage.
I scraped off the paper, lightly sanded the table and repainted it with chalk paints. Then gave it a coat of clear wax and a coat of antique wax.

I wanted a sofa table or console table.
I found an unpainted table online at Wayfair.
I used the same technique of painting it with chalk paints and waxes.
These pieces now help to balance the mix of furniture in my dining room (dark mahogany stain wood and shades of teal painted wood) the two tables are very similar to our manufacturer painted wine cabinet. 

Our dining room table and chairs and one of the china cabinets were my mother's furniture.  I know many of you would consider painting them as well but for now I want to keep them as they were.

Linking to Pink Saturday! Have a wonderful week everyone.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Around The House Continued

A continuation of my Easter/Spring decorations, including my seasonal tree.
I think I almost like my Easter tree more than our Christmas tree.
 I love the vintage like center of this Dollar Store find.
 Fun finds. The egg was originally white. The bird is as found.
 The dove candle was a gift.  An up-cycled box (for hard candy) I created. 
Stash Attack 5 Bunnies in a Bouquet and 1 wood block bunny.
Because not every bunny is the same. (((smiling)))
 The sofa table I stained and chalked painted. I'll show this project another day.
The Easter Tree.
I made some of the ornaments, purchased some, and a few items were gifts from friends. Real sprigs of  white and purple baby's breath were added.
It is my favorite seasonal tree.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter Day.
Linking with Pink Saturday at "How Sweet The Sound"